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by wlw-19958
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Setting the compound at 0* or 30*
Replies: 33
Views: 6446

Re: Setting the compound at 0* or 30*

Hi There, Like others have said, most people just leave the compound at whatever angle they last used. Setting the compound at 30° (or 29.5°) is convenient for threading. Another compound setting I use is 84°. This gives a reasonably close 10 to 1 ratio in that a .001" movement of the compound will ...
by wlw-19958
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mill tramming device
Replies: 30
Views: 3637

Re: Mill tramming device

Hi There, When I mill a surface, say 9" long, the thickness deviates from one end to the other by about .002"; not good. I have to agree that this issue isn't the result of the head not being square with the table. Tramming is important but it won't fix this problem. I would have to ask: "how are yo...
by wlw-19958
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HEIGHT Gauge question
Replies: 47
Views: 6264

Re: HEIGHT Gauge question

Hi There, A while back, I had a nice 711F "Last Word" indicator calibrated in tenths and it had a sticky point in its travel. I sent it in to Starrett's repair department and they refused to repair it (stating that they didn't have parts for it and therefore didn't repair them anymore). They did off...
by wlw-19958
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Replies: 28
Views: 3351

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Hi There, I see that so far, no one answered why Santa would bring coal to bad little girls and boys. To understand why it was coal, one has to realize that this "tradition" was started back in the 19th century in Europe and at that time, the most common fuel was coal. So, if you were bad, you didn'...
by wlw-19958
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Replies: 28
Views: 3351

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Hi There,
SteveM wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:52 pm
Merry Christmas and may Santa fill your stockings with coal!
Do you know why Santa put coal in stocking of the bad children?

Good Luck!
-Blue Chips-
Webb
by wlw-19958
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great service
Replies: 18
Views: 2419

Re: Great service

Hi There,

I am in accord with you on that. I have been a fan
McMaster-Carr for a long time (about 30 years).

Good Luck!
-Blue Chips-
Webb
by wlw-19958
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: feeling stupid
Replies: 64
Views: 10231

Re: feeling stupid

Hi There, I thought I had the only copy of that book left in existence. I found mine at a library book sale, but they only had part II. My two volume set is set-up as follows: Part I contains - Safety, Measuring Tools, Bench Work, The Drill Press, The Lathe, Forge Work. Part II contains - The Shaper...
by wlw-19958
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: feeling stupid
Replies: 64
Views: 10231

Re: feeling stupid

Hi There,
earlgo wrote:Info from "Machine Tool Operation Part II Drilling, Planing, Milling Grinding" by Henry D, Burghardt, McGraw Hill Book Co. Copyright 1922, 1937


In my copy (fifth edition), the section on drilling and
"flat drills" is in Part I; on page 182.

Good Luck!
-Blue Chips-
Webb
by wlw-19958
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PB Blaster is Snake Oil
Replies: 61
Views: 15757

Re: PB Blaster is Snake Oil

Hi There, Living near salt water, I been using anti-seize on fasteners for a long time. The most problematic are exhaust fittings and I've lately switched to a high temp anti-seize (infused with Nickel). It is supposed to be good to 2600°F and so far has worked on the exhaust manifold stud/nuts on m...
by wlw-19958
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PB Blaster is Snake Oil
Replies: 61
Views: 15757

Re: PB Blaster is Snake Oil

Hi There,

The Coke trick sounds like the tip I've
heard using molasses for rust removal.

Good Luck!
-Blue Chips-
Webb
by wlw-19958
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop realities
Replies: 68
Views: 9077

Re: Shop realities

Hi There,
John Hasler wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:28 am
The only advantage of air tools over electrics is power density. They are losing that edge as motors get better.
How about when working in a wet or hazardous environment?

Good Luck!
-Blue Chips-
Webb
by wlw-19958
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop realities
Replies: 68
Views: 9077

Re: Shop realities

Hi There,

I don't see that anyone mentioned anything
about single stage vs two stage air compressors.

Good Luck!
-Blue Chips-
Webb