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by GlennW
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggested method of machinng
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: Suggested method of machinng

Using what you have to work with... 7/8" Round bar Drill, tap, turn small diameter, and part off to rough length. Soft jaws on lathe chuck. Hold by small diameter, face to length and then cut taper. Soft jaws on mill vise properly surfaced and bored to accept small diameter of part. Run around perim...
by GlennW
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggested method of machinng
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: Suggested method of machinng

Please post a better image, as you can tell absolutely nothing from that one!
by GlennW
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: retemper a wrench?
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: retemper a wrench?

No need to soften the socket to cut it.

Just part t off in the lathe.

I turned down the OD on a 2" socket on Monday for a friend. He was under the impression that it had to be annealed prior to doing so and was wide eyed when I just chucked it up and turned it.
by GlennW
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.
Replies: 51
Views: 1757

Re: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.

SteveHGraham wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:49 pm
I had virtually no rust issues in Miami, but here in Ocala, things rust for no reason.
Welcome to Florida!
by GlennW
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making bushes
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: Making bushes

I use both ends of the rod. Turn and bore one end to within .010" of finished size, then flip the rod and do the same on the other end. then go back to the first one. This lets the bronze cool off and relax a bit. Not as critical with leaded bronze, but aluminum bronze alloys move around quite a bit...
by GlennW
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: What is This Thing?
Replies: 10
Views: 542

Re: What is This Thing?

I knew them as Fimco Valves back when I was in High School, named after the manufacturer.

Every time the pump cycled off and back on it would change sprinkler stations.

It didn't take much to make them stick on one station...
by GlennW
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: D1-4 Camlock Problem.
Replies: 9
Views: 1021

Re: D1-4 Camlock Problem.

My Camlock chucks all have an index mark on them that I put there so that they always get installed in the same position for repeatability, as there is a corresponding index mark on the spindle.
by GlennW
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Soft Jaws
Replies: 19
Views: 3829

Re: Soft Jaws

I saw in one of "Patio's" threads where someone asked about holding threaded objects. If you're too lazy to get out the soft jaws like I sometimes am, or don't have them, an aluminum sleeve to cover the threads works well for me. I make a fair amount of these, but only one at a time, so I have a ded...
by GlennW
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Stones for cylinder hone?
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: Stones for cylinder hone?

AN stones have rack pins attached.
by GlennW
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: lapping internal taper?
Replies: 20
Views: 1317

Re: lapping internal taper?

I was looking at the lapping section in my 1940s Audel's machinists manual and found a comment that taper laps were sometimes made, but they recommended against their use. They didn't say why, though. Tapered lapping isn't too good because the lap will wear with a pattern in it that matches the sur...
by GlennW
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Need a way to turn a 30 tpi screw.
Replies: 93
Views: 11002

Re: Need a way to turn a 30 tpi screw.

^^^
That's true!
by GlennW
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: metric drill set explained?
Replies: 65
Views: 4011

Re: metric drill set explained?

Here's a quick google search. https://www.engineersedge.com/hardware/metric-external-thread-sizes1.htm The above chart shows "standard" ISO hardware class, which I would estimate to be the same as US Class 2. I use software for threading and you select the ISO number and letter designation for the d...