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by asallwey
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Enco/Gamet Boring Head
Replies: 47
Views: 8872

Re: Enco/Gamet Boring Head

Adam, Your is almost the same. However I believe you have a higher grade unit because you seem to have the "stop" capability. That would be the horizontal slot and bolt in pic #2. At least I think that is what that part is/does. I am not sure of how shank removal occurs, mine is R8 like my mill. I s...
by asallwey
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Westinghouse Polisher
Replies: 9
Views: 1226

Re: Westinghouse Polisher

Yes Mr.Ron
by asallwey
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Westinghouse Polisher
Replies: 9
Views: 1226

Re: Westinghouse Polisher

Thanks Harold, About my green wheel, I'm not itching to use it, but just curious about it. I've seen all kinds of old grey wheels, but not one like this. I am aware of silicon carbide wheels. You could be right about this one, I believe that my neighbor's father-in-law, besides being a general handy...
by asallwey
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Westinghouse Polisher
Replies: 9
Views: 1226

Re: Westinghouse Polisher

Bill, the wheel probably pre-dates scotch brite as it's got to be 30+. Glen, I started trolling for a GL-1 oil like you mentioned. Not readily available locally, at least in 1 quart or smaller sizes. NAPA has a 5 gallon, and several online sellers have it. I did fine a correct oil,3-IN-ONE® Motor Oi...
by asallwey
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Westinghouse Polisher
Replies: 9
Views: 1226

Re: Westinghouse Polisher

Thanks Glen! The wheel may be almost as old as the motor. I know the last owner hardly used it. It may have been mounted the other way also. I'll run over to an auto parts store tomorrow to pick up a quart. I put a new cord on it today so I'm eager to try it out. Then I can figure out what I'll use ...
by asallwey
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Westinghouse Polisher
Replies: 9
Views: 1226

Westinghouse Polisher

I was given an old (made before 1948) Westinghouse 1/3 hp, 1725 rpm, 5" bench polisher (grinder?). I did some wire replacement and now want to turn it on. But I have a couple of questions. But what kind of wheel do I have??? It is 1 x 5" and has a slight green cast to it. Plus it glitters with tiny ...
by asallwey
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small File Cleaning
Replies: 17
Views: 2182

Re: Small File Cleaning

I use a piece of 1/2" copper pipe. Easier to find than Ti. My father told me about it 50+ years ago. Just flatten about 1/2" and push it across the file. Quickly removes any pins and is too soft to hurt the file.
by asallwey
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gage Block Care & Feeding
Replies: 25
Views: 2792

Re: Gage Block Care & Feeding

Thanks Glen.
If a block is out, like in Harold's case, I guess there is nothing that can be done other than to either use it as is or get another. But in the case of a mic, will they adjust it for that price or is there an additional fee (assuming no parts need replacement)?
by asallwey
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gage Block Care & Feeding
Replies: 25
Views: 2792

Re: Gage Block Care & Feeding

Ok, I just gotta ask. What would be cost of calibration? Just a close ballpark would be good.
by asallwey
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Enco/Gamet Boring Head
Replies: 47
Views: 8872

Re: Enco/Gamet Boring Head

I know your concern about learning how the head works. But don't get too concerned, the head is simple. 2 modes, manual and auto (click) advance. 1) Tighten the middle setscrew on the dovetail and it's manual. 2) Click advance. The setscrew's in the knurl (2) control the amount of advance with each ...
by asallwey
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gage Block Care & Feeding
Replies: 25
Views: 2792

Re: Gage Block Care & Feeding

Thanks for the feedback! Your comments are appreciated and I found the article real interesting. I did note that Mr. K. does say : "To inhibit corrosion from ambient humidity while the blocks are in storage, coat them with a noncorrosive oil, grease or commercial gage block preservative." So I'm goo...
by asallwey
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gage Block Care & Feeding
Replies: 25
Views: 2792

Gage Block Care & Feeding

How do you take care of gage blocks? I've had my set for several years, use them occasionally, and periodically wipe them to prevent issues. The other day I (re)noticed that a few have a slight (almost transparent) tarnish in spots. These spots were on when I got them (the set was used and apparentl...