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by atty
Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How not to Ship a Motor
Replies: 40
Views: 4693

Re: How not to Ship a Motor

I fail to see a problem here. That mounting fix is a no-brainer. The shaft is running with no apparent run-out damage. Where is the urge to sell it?
by atty
Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are belt sanders useful??
Replies: 37
Views: 4916

Re: Are belt sanders useful??

It's an actual leather belt, just like a normal sanding belt. http://www.ebay.com/itm/182209354827?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT The compound is more of a polishing material rather than something measured in grit. I have played around with the various colors, but I seem ...
by atty
Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are belt sanders useful??
Replies: 37
Views: 4916

Re: Are belt sanders useful??

I have a 1 X 42 Burr King and in addition to general shop work, it is also one of the finest knife sharpeners you can get your hands on. I use 800 grit and a leather belt with compound. You can blow through a handful of kitchen knives in a matter of minutes. Makes you take a long, hard look at that ...
by atty
Tue May 19, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Risky are Old Surface Grinders?
Replies: 15
Views: 2325

Re: How Risky are Old Surface Grinders?

After my 30 years in St. Pete, Fl, I discovered basements in Florida were rather problematic.....i.e. not a good idea.
by atty
Mon May 18, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Risky are Old Surface Grinders?
Replies: 15
Views: 2325

Re: How Risky are Old Surface Grinders?

Steve, I would give serious thought to a SG. As Tim says, once you have one, you begin to realize how useful it can be. As for grit.....yes, it can be a problem. If you can't get it in an enclosed room of its own, then certainly avoid putting it next to your lathe or mill. On that note, I would say ...
by atty
Sat May 02, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making friends with machine shops
Replies: 10
Views: 1650

Re: Making friends with machine shops

Make that Filets and Rib-Eyes even.
by atty
Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread cutting advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1282

Re: Thread cutting advice

Would anybody have any objection to single pointing the initial thread close and then finishing with a die?
by atty
Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Trick to Surface Grinding Super Flat Parts
Replies: 7
Views: 1458

Re: The Trick to Surface Grinding Super Flat Parts

Great post, Don, and I appreciate your expertise and time to explain.

Now......for those surface grinder owners that do not have the luxury of an Electro Mag Chuck, will the residual of a PM be sufficient?
by atty
Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Material/Antiseize Question
Replies: 24
Views: 2549

Re: Material/Antiseize Question

I think the only one all you guy's forgot to mention was Con-Ducto Lube which was around 97% pulverized pure silver mixed with some kind of white silicone paste. Very expensive.. :shock: :lol: Ken. :) Whoa.....you ain't lyin'.... http://cool-amp.com/prices_order.html $490.80 for 8 ounces..... :shoc...
by atty
Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grinding End Mills at Home
Replies: 15
Views: 3723

Re: Grinding End Mills at Home

I was fortunate enough to have a friend that was hell bent on having one in his commercial shop, one way or the other. He scored, then told me was dragging it up to my place for the weekend to learn how to use it. Naturally, I resisted profusely, but finally gave in. :lol: His shop is only four hour...
by atty
Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grinding End Mills at Home
Replies: 15
Views: 3723

Re: Grinding End Mills at Home

Steve You suffer from a serious disease. It's called " I want to do it myself " syndrome. I know, 'cause I'm a chronic case, and fortunately, there is a cure.....buy the tools. I had the pleasure of using a Darex E-90 in my shop for a weekend, and it causes incurable addiction. It costs a boatload o...
by atty
Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Way to Fix Rusty Half Center?
Replies: 14
Views: 2527

Re: Best Way to Fix Rusty Half Center?

Steve,

You're in Florida. I remember my 30 years in St. Pete very well. You can watch PVC rust, if you're bored enough.

:wink: