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by GlennW
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: steamin10 (Big Dave)
Replies: 43
Views: 1231

Re: steamin10 (Big Dave)

This is truly sad news.
by GlennW
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Counterbore tips needed
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Counterbore tips needed

EOsteam wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:39 am
Should I use a #26 drill for the clearance portion of the hole and then follow w/ the counterbore?
That would depend on the size of the pilot on the counterbore as not all are the same size.

Match the drill size to the pilot size and put a drop of lube on the pilot.
by GlennW
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Threading with a tap
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: Threading with a tap

It sounds like you are using fairly dull hardware store grade carbon steel taps.

I believe that a new HSS tap and some tapping fluid would make a huge difference in your results.
by GlennW
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leveling feet ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1388

Re: Leveling feet ?

If you will have 2 3/8 of stud sticking out, why not just leave the legs a bit longer?
by GlennW
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Holes with interrupted cuts / offset holes, how to cut?
Replies: 17
Views: 1256

Re: Holes with interrupted cuts / offset holes, how to cut?

Don't neglect to consider the sharp corner that an annular cutter would leave at the base of the bore if used in the context of this thread.

A boring bar can be ground to leave a suitable radius to help eliminate stress risers.
by GlennW
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Brass
Replies: 28
Views: 2722

Re: Brass

A friend took his boy's out and shot a hog with a .308 and had them all examine it to get the point across that firearms aren't toys...

Talking about the dangers and then putting some holes in paper doesn't leave the same impression.
by GlennW
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Brass
Replies: 28
Views: 2722

Re: Brass

Harold_V wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:39 am
I can't help but wonder if, maybe, we instilled a little common sense in folks
Good luck with that one!
Harold_V wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:39 am
I'm getting old, and likely, crotchety. Maybe that's my problem, and the reason I'm so cynical.
You're not alone...
by GlennW
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Setting the compound at 0* or 30*
Replies: 33
Views: 2169

Re: Setting the compound at 0* or 30*

Yes, sorry I wasn't very clear. Not necessarily backing the cpmpound slid up, but rotating it to an angle closer to the cross slies and keeping the tool closer to the cross slide center line. Over hang like that can also induce some pretty good chatter as well. There are times when a large diameter ...
by GlennW
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Setting the compound at 0* or 30*
Replies: 33
Views: 2169

Re: Setting the compound at 0* or 30*

Look at your tool overhang in relation to the center line of the cross feed slide. That creates seriously unbalanced loading on the carriage and cross slide under heavy cuts. That's one way to break the end off of the compound slide if a tool digs in! I only turn the compound like that when absolute...
by GlennW
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Setting the compound at 0* or 30*
Replies: 33
Views: 2169

Re: Setting the compound at 0* or 30*

I seldom set my compound slide to zero as it blocks my view of the cross slide dial...
by GlennW
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Oil can
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: Oil can

hoppercar wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:20 pm
maybe that will be my new project this winter, get some brass tube, and make a reliable pump oil can
Or just buy one from these guys.

https://www.dutton-lainson.com/categories.php?cat=31
by GlennW
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HEIGHT Gauge question
Replies: 47
Views: 4043

Re: HEIGHT Gauge question

You'd have some pretty significant cosine error with the gauge set up like you have it in the first pic.