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by BadDog
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machining Setup's with Few Comments
Replies: 17
Views: 1408

Re: Machining Setup's with Few Comments

It's been a while, but for hard steel I believe C6 is the preferred choice. With a faster and more rigid/powerful lathe I would suggest Cermet. Glenn first got my attention on those a few years ago, but for very light/fine cuts and wonderful finish in hard steel, they can't be beat. And modern coate...
by BadDog
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vacuuming grinder dust
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Vacuuming grinder dust

Good choice, I have the same separator on my big shop vac.
by BadDog
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vacuuming grinder dust
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Vacuuming grinder dust

My surface grinder has a built in suction/filter system. The base has a whole row of what look a lot like hanging file folder envelopes, except they are a cloth envelope. The debris is pulled in at the bottom by a good size motor and debris resistant fan. Big stuff falls out on the floor due to loss...
by BadDog
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surface grinder door hinge hold down clamp.
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Surface grinder door hinge hold down clamp.

I did. Very cool on both, and not something I would ever have considered.
by BadDog
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pin Gages?
Replies: 13
Views: 303

Re: Pin Gages?

They do. The only one I know is B&S (672) who make the adjustable hole parallels. But they don't dovetail together like typical adjustable parallels.

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by BadDog
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pin Gages?
Replies: 13
Views: 303

Re: Pin Gages?

I've got pin gauges and use them every once in a while to accurately figure out hole sizes, or to measure across for center line dimensions. Most often just to calibrate a micrometer, and my "feel". But so far not something I use regularly, or couldn't live without.
by BadDog
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Power for Turning 3/4-6 Acme Tap?
Replies: 23
Views: 430

Re: Power for Turning 3/4-6 Acme Tap?

Sure, but at least a wrench can be repositioned easily where a tap-wrench cannot. The center I made has a pretty long shaft guiding the floating point, so it resists side forces pretty well as long as you don't overcome the spring, which could be made stronger I suppose. But mine was really made for...
by BadDog
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Power for Turning 3/4-6 Acme Tap?
Replies: 23
Views: 430

Re: Power for Turning 3/4-6 Acme Tap?

Use a (purchased or made) spring loaded center. Then you don't have to follow it with the quill. One of my earlier projects was a relatively long travel spring loaded center for guiding a manual tap. It is straight shank to mount in collet or drill chuck for use on mill, lathe or drill press. I don'...
by BadDog
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Tractor/Cart/Mower Advice
Replies: 34
Views: 527

Re: Tractor/Cart/Mower Advice

You don't have to buy huge stuff, and I'm not even in an agricultural hub, but from what I've seen the lower end of "real tractor" implements is pretty similar to machine tools. The tiny sub-Cat-0 implements (garden tractors with manual or light hydro lift 3 points) that are functional bri...
by BadDog
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Tractor/Cart/Mower Advice
Replies: 34
Views: 527

Re: Tractor/Cart/Mower Advice

Yes, I mean for the garden tractor (aka lawn mower). They make attachments, including stong-arm mini-3-point hitches. But with the L, why would you waste effort or money on less useful yard tractor attachments? But for the L, you can get just about anything you might ever want, except for stuff to d...
by BadDog
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Tractor/Cart/Mower Advice
Replies: 34
Views: 527

Re: Tractor/Cart/Mower Advice

Yeah, ZT is just for relatively flat (well, smooth/even more than flat, like a golf course) lawns and such. But with the L, what would you really need attachment wise? If you really need a cart, I'm sure you could rig a wagon to tow behind the ZT, or just walk with it. I've got one of those HF expan...
by BadDog
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Tractor/Cart/Mower Advice
Replies: 34
Views: 527

Re: Tractor/Cart/Mower Advice

I have a Kubota B2150 I use to futz around my 1.3 acre "horse property". No grass to mow, but I've used a single tine cultivator bar with a sub-soiler tooth on a "implement bar" (multi purpose 3 point tool mount) to cut trenches for irrigation, and the big Ford 905 auger for maki...

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