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by dgoddard
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saving the hole.
Replies: 14
Views: 2781

Saving the hole.

I have a project that would make better use of material If I could cut a hole through a piece of 1018 CR half inch plate and save most of the material that formerly filled filled the hole. The hole I need to make would be somewhere around 2 inches in diameter and the "1/2 x 2" (roughly) piece (the "...
by dgoddard
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advenntures in Experimental Metal Spinning
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

Re: Advenntures in Experimental Metal Spinning

OOPS I forgot to mention one particular trick I had to resort to when making that silver catheter tube. When chucking up that .180 diameter tube in the chuck, there is about 10 inches of it unsupported back inside the spindle where it is a 1.5 inch bore. That much cantilevered slender work piece ca...
by dgoddard
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4-jaw for rotary table
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

Re: 4-jaw for rotary table

Nice that you could find a chuck where the mounting plate bolts come in from the front instead of the rear. I did that and posted it a few years ago. I had to make some special T-nuts too. The were a small metric size and Ihad to make them with round ends on one side as I used them in a different s...
by dgoddard
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advenntures in Experimental Metal Spinning
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

Re: Advenntures in Experimental Metal Spinning

Awww, come on Pete. I have only ever seen it done before and doing this is a first time even trying it for me...... How hard can it be if it worked the first time. The basics are you just set the piece of metal up on a lathe some how, get it spinning and push the metal around to where you want it. O...
by dgoddard
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advenntures in Experimental Metal Spinning
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

Advenntures in Experimental Metal Spinning

I came up against a new challenge but the results were quite satisfactory. Problem: Close the end of a small tube with a smooth bullet nose closure made by reforming the existing tube. Material: Argentium Sterling Silver See at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentium_sterling_silver Tube dimensions...
by dgoddard
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: where can I get and what should it cost me..........
Replies: 11
Views: 2268

where can I get and what should it cost me..........

Let me start off with where I am. about 15 years ago I got into this home machinist thing. I did not have then the budget that I have now, but by carefully shepherding my money I did come up with a decent lathe and a rather nice Lagun FTV2 10x54 variable speed milling machine which I was able to put...
by dgoddard
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A retrospective about ENCO
Replies: 48
Views: 7438

Re: A retrospective about ENCO

Let me see: Different prices to the same person depending on which account log in they use......... Time dependent treatment depending on when you established an account ................ Even needing an account with lots of data about the customer just to buy something from them ? ............. I do...
by dgoddard
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A retrospective about ENCO
Replies: 48
Views: 7438

Re: A retrospective about ENCO

warmstrong1955 wrote:I still buy from Enco,.....
Like StephenC said, there is a big difference in pricing between my old MSC account, and my new one I got when they killed off the Enco name.

Bill
So if Enco has been killed how do you buy from them :? :?: :?:
by dgoddard
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A retrospective about ENCO
Replies: 48
Views: 7438

A retrospective about ENCO

I have been a bit inactive for a bit on machining projects except small thing maintaining my ag equipment but I hope to get back more active. In the mean time I have not purchased anything since ENCO was absorbed into MSC. I did a few time look for things but did not place any orders. However the op...
by dgoddard
Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSC-Enco Transition - Quality-service-price-etc.
Replies: 9
Views: 1524

MSC-Enco Transition - Quality-service-price-etc.

I was pretty well stocked up on things when MSC decided to reduce the Enco name to a brand of equipment etc. So I have not had occasion to put together an order just yet. I have purchased very little from MSC over the years but much from Enco. I found Enco to be very well attuned to the needs of the...
by dgoddard
Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSC ENCO transition problems
Replies: 16
Views: 1733

MSC ENCO transition problems

As to Enco's letter I tried accessing the MSC site and looking for items in known price range and even "Enco Brand" machinery and either there are MSC growing pains or the Enco letter is BS! ----- Enco's letter said I should log in at MSC under my Enco account name and password. ----------- That did...
by dgoddard
Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what are your favorite tools for salvaging scrap......
Replies: 11
Views: 1724

Re: what are your favorite tools for salvaging scrap......

About gas bottles, I once made the mistake of leasing a bottle. What a rip off and when I moved I could not take it with me. Now for my mig I Bought the bottle. I got the best price by far at the Farmer's Co-Op and curiously the bottle is from the Airgas company and I can exchange it at Airgas or At...