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by tornitore45
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A nice way to store reamers??
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: A nice way to store reamers??

The way I do it is to drill appropriate size holes in a block of wood and stick them vertically. Then I place a cork with a sanded face bearing the measure because is too hard to read it off the shank. The cork cleans and retains oil on the cutting edges. I have no problem acquiring corks, if you ge...
by tornitore45
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: External turning with a boring head
Replies: 16
Views: 518

Re: External turning with a boring head

My boring head has a threaded shank and could not be run in reverse. I drilled a hole at a convenient angle to intercept the shank thread almost tangentially then tapped the hole, then milled a divot on the shank thread where the set screw would touch. The set screw hold the tread from unscrewing. N...
by tornitore45
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: In search of Precision...
Replies: 40
Views: 3130

Re: In search of Precision...

I consider this board as a chat between friends linked by a common interest. Think of getting all together in my or your shop, helping with a problem, exchanging tips and having a good time. While we have a common interest we come from all types of backgrounds, native speakers, English as second lan...
by tornitore45
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need some speed tips for getting a project done faster.
Replies: 99
Views: 2884

Re: Need some speed tips for getting a project done faster.

knurled wheels with square holes While a "finger spin" small diameter tap driver for small taps is the way to go, filing a square hole is not going to be satisfactory. Two set screw position radially half way up the axial hole will provide two flats to drive the tap and allow you to lock the tap if...
by tornitore45
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is this toolholder?
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: What is this toolholder?

how would they manufacture something like that from one piece?
The picture is not clear but it looks like the tongue is held in a mortise in the bottom left. In such case the part can be forged and the tenon force fit after.
by tornitore45
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need some speed tips for getting a project done faster.
Replies: 99
Views: 2884

Re: Need some speed tips for getting a project done faster.

Counter balances on machine hand wheels? I can't imagine ever turning a hand wheel fast enough to make that a requirement, even when backing away from something!! Is not for balanced spinning like in a car wheel, is to prevent vibrations to cause rotation of the wheel/dial. Handle-Hub-Large-Ball-co...
by tornitore45
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: V Blocks
Replies: 11
Views: 603

Re: V Blocks

I made them so if one was turned 180 degrees the shaft would still be center to the table slot.
Would not that be an automatic result from a symmetric object, keyed in the center? Is there something I am missing?
by tornitore45
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need some speed tips for getting a project done faster.
Replies: 99
Views: 2884

Re: Need some speed tips for getting a project done faster.

I can only offer a suggestion on how to slow down the process. Make tools, fixtures and jigs. First: there is the satisfaction of "I made this special cutter myself". Second: it slowly equip the shop with more capability. Third: is a welcome distraction, for me at least. and Fourth: It beats doing s...
by tornitore45
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: It is not a lathe !
Replies: 18
Views: 624

Re: It is not a lathe !

When I read a piece of news I usually did not experience the event personally. A few times in my life I had personal knowledge of the events. In those instances, the newspaper article contained some minor error 100% of the times. Not any error that affected the news value but errors nevertheless. Fo...
by tornitore45
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Does anyone recognize this lathe?
Replies: 30
Views: 1087

Re: Does anyone recognize this lathe?

I have a Chinese lathe and Mill, pretty crappy machines, but is amazing how much better they got since I bought them. No longer make non concentric parts, fling the part off the chuck or vise during a tricky holding cut, squareness has improved, End Mills do not break as often and tap snapping is un...
by tornitore45
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cheap Tools from China....
Replies: 27
Views: 1765

Re: Cheap Tools from China....

That wrench would have been OK in a child's first tool set. Ron I understand you quote is made in a light spirit but I object, in principle. Children should be exposed to to experiences leading to the development of appreciation for truth, precision, success, integrity, pride and justice. Anything ...
by tornitore45
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Appropriate fastener?
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Appropriate fastener?

You could thread the hole and plug it or just a plug held with a long screw across the diameter.