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by gglines
Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:00 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: MicroKinetics
Replies: 2
Views: 3319

I have one of their CNC Express Mill setups with MillMaster Pro for Windows software. I have found the company very good to work with. Each version of the software gets better and better and I am happy with it. Most of the parts I make are simple and I can write a G-code program faster than drawing ...
by gglines
Fri Dec 23, 2005 4:50 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Understanding G-Code
Replies: 7
Views: 3874

I would buy a book(s), or your library may have one. I would recommend CNC PROGRAMMING, PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS by Mike Mattson. ISBN 0-7668-1888-8. Great book for teaching G-Code. I refer to it whenever I'm writing a program. Some other G-Code books are just lists of the various codes with exam...
by gglines
Mon Feb 14, 2005 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to (or not to) Build a Crate ???
Replies: 5
Views: 1266

Re: How to (or not to) Build a Crate ???

To add my .02, make sure nothing can move. If you place smaller items in a cardboard box that can move inside they will work a hole through the box during transport. A truck is a giant vibratory tumbler. Most packing materials crush too easily for heavy metal items - use rolled up cardboard. Use scr...
by gglines
Mon Jan 17, 2005 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dovetail slide question
Replies: 9
Views: 3022

Re: dovetail slide question

Jutz:

Wonderful job documenting the project with photos. Excellent all around!

George
by gglines
Sun Jan 09, 2005 3:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another use for a shaper tool sharpener.
Replies: 1
Views: 984

Re: Another use for a shaper tool sharpener.

OJ,

Um, what are you sharpening?

Thanks,

George
by gglines
Mon Jan 03, 2005 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simple machinist job?
Replies: 53
Views: 12322

Re: Simple machinist job?

It will be very difficult for anyone to bid this job without knowing exactly what you want, including tolerances if possible. If you have a CAD program or can draft, it would be worth your time to draw up the part as best you can. Once you have a decent drawing, you can start shopping for quotes. Ge...
by gglines
Thu Dec 30, 2004 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tapping tools and procedures
Replies: 41
Views: 9473

Re: Tapping tools and procedures

Ralph: If you're using sharp HSS taps, plenty of tap lubricant, and drilling the correct size tap hole, you shouldn't be having any problems at all. The only time I've broken a sharp new tap by hand is with small taps and I wasn't using a tap guide. HSS taps are very brittle, and won't take much sid...
by gglines
Wed Dec 22, 2004 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Internal Threading Setup Chart
Replies: 10
Views: 2611

Re: Internal Threading Setup Chart

DC, I intended 12:00 to be at the top of the compound, so if the compound was perpendicular to the lathe axis, the spindle would be 9:00 and the tailstock 3:00. Maybe I made a mistake, but I was intending for the compound to be oriented the same in all cases, I'll have to study it some more. George
by gglines
Wed Dec 22, 2004 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Internal Threading Setup Chart
Replies: 10
Views: 2611

Re: Internal Threading Setup Chart

Joe, Harold wisely suggested I use "clock" directions in the chart, since different lathe makes use different conventions for marking the degree settings. I use 29.5 degrees on my South Bend lathe. The methods shown in the chart aren't the only ways to do it either. Between spindle direction, front ...
by gglines
Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:37 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Cutting off in lathe.
Replies: 18
Views: 3826

Re: Cutting off in lathe.

The sound a cutting operation creats is an important indicator
of how well things are going.

Parting off should sound like bacon frying.

George
by gglines
Tue Dec 21, 2004 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Internal Threading Setup Chart
Replies: 10
Views: 2611

Internal Threading Setup Chart

http://www.metalworking.com/DropBox/internall_lathe_threading_setup.pdf I followed the 'internal threading' thread here with much interest. I don't cut internal threads that often, but when I do, it takes me forever to remember how to set the lathe up correctly. I made this chart which I've uploade...
by gglines
Mon Dec 20, 2004 1:06 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Internal threading on a lathe
Replies: 31
Views: 10640

Re: internal threading on lathe- compound swing?

Most helpful Harold! I've got your message printed out in my tool drawer with my threading tools.

Much appreciated!

George