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by CarlD
Tue May 24, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tangential tooling/holder
Replies: 26
Views: 10070

Re: Tangential tooling/holder

The only advantage I can see to the tangential tool is not having to change tooling when turning the OD and then facing the shoulder. I have a tool holder of a similar design but not tangential that I use on occasion but I consider it a light duty finish cut tool. When using a QC tool post the holde...
by CarlD
Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: HSM /VP site un-findable?
Replies: 10
Views: 1957

Re: OT: HSM /VP site un-findable?

I'm glad George posted the info. I was trying to contact them but couldn't get through. I wasn't trying to hard because they surely have their hands full now. I hope they can solve the problem and not loose the site and everything on it.
by CarlD
Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: HSM /VP site un-findable?
Replies: 10
Views: 1957

Re: OT: HSM /VP site un-findable?

:shock: it's like missing my morning coffee. Arrrrrrrgh, :x
by CarlD
Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Precision of Work
Replies: 13
Views: 2711

Re: Precision of Work

When I started doing machine work it was on my own for me and a few jobs for friends. At that time I was a perfectionist not knowing that perfection was not attainable. Later I was working for a friend making a pulley in his machine shop. He asked me if I was done and I said it's not perfect yet. He...
by CarlD
Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Right Hand Facing Bit-Which Feed Direction?
Replies: 9
Views: 2614

Re: Right Hand Facing Bit-Which Feed Direction?

A left hand cutter cuts to the right and a right hand cutter cuts to the left when looking at the tool in the lathe. You can use a left or right hand cutter to turn the OD or face the end. There is no cutter designated for turning or facing exclusively in any of the manuals I have. I have tried faci...
by CarlD
Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brazed Carbide Tool Bits
Replies: 6
Views: 1566

Re: Brazed Carbide Tool Bits

I don't have any trouble with chipping of the cutting edge with brazed carbide unless it's an interrupted cut. I use Brazed carbide in my flycutters and they seldom if ever chip but they do wear the cutting edge off. A C2 grade carbide is better for interrupted cuts than a C5 or 6. Micro 100 is a ve...
by CarlD
Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to wrap a machinist's present
Replies: 5
Views: 1649

Re: How to wrap a machinist's present

I prefer gifts to me wrapped in $100 bills since they discontinued $500 and $1000 bills.
by CarlD
Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: balancing a rotary phase converter
Replies: 23
Views: 12365

Re: balancing a rotary phase converter

In a discussion on another forum I finally figured out that when you add balance caps to a rotary phase converter your just adding a static phase converter to the rotary converter. As Rich said, in most cases your wasting your time and money to use balance caps as they do little to balance varying l...
by CarlD
Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tilting Table ?
Replies: 29
Views: 4626

Re: Tilting Table ?

I will suggest you get the top table in your opening post. Due to the way they lock down, the top table is more rigid. I have the top table and have used it several time. I have used both types in different shops I worked. I will also suggest when you get it, take it apart and remove all the crappy ...
by CarlD
Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Star grinding wheel dressers
Replies: 8
Views: 3165

Re: Star grinding wheel dressers

The star dressing wheels are used on Blanchard grinders and they are considered quality grinders.
by CarlD
Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get organized
Replies: 5
Views: 2928

Re: Get organized

This works for me and it keeps things off the lathe ways.

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by CarlD
Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the correct way to gage thread depth?
Replies: 6
Views: 1735

Re: What is the correct way to gage thread depth?

By thread depth do you mean the depth of the thread in a hole or the pitch diameter of the thread?