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by Steve S
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tapping carbon fiber tubing
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Tapping carbon fiber tubing

mcostello wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:40 pm
Maybe You need Metric sizing die wax instead! :)

GOOD ONE ! LOL
by Steve S
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tapping carbon fiber tubing
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Tapping carbon fiber tubing

Does carbon fiber wear tooling quickly ?
I'm on the fourth hole and believe the tap is worn out ...
Tap is a M21 x 1mm brand new .
I'm using Imperial sizing die wax for a lubricant .

Steve S
by Steve S
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: gunsmithing tools
Replies: 11
Views: 4912

Re: gunsmithing tools

Brownells and Midwayusa would be a good source of current values of smithing tools . When we closed the gunsmithing shop that I worked for (owner passed of cancer) That is where I got current values . Then you just need to figure percentages . I sold items for half price of new cost . If you run int...
by Steve S
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Request For Services
Topic: Engraving need , laser or rotorary or etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 7535

Re: Engraving need , laser or rotorary or etc.

Nyle ,
All the trailers I've owned have had the VIN on a plate attached to the trailer .
I guess it's done like that for the same reason auto makers do it .
Besides if someone is intent on stealing a trailer , I highly doubt the vin application matters to them ....
Steve
by Steve S
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Request For Services
Topic: Engraving need , laser or rotorary or etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 7535

Re: Engraving need , laser or rotorary or etc.

I do have two different size sets of stamps . I could stamp one to several digits at a time , but not enough to stamp the entire number at one time ...

Steve S
by Steve S
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Request For Services
Topic: Engraving need , laser or rotorary or etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 7535

Re: Engraving need , laser or rotorary or etc.

Maybe this is something a CNC machine can do ?
by Steve S
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Request For Services
Topic: Engraving need , laser or rotorary or etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 7535

Engraving need , laser or rotorary or etc.

I'm getting all my trailers squared away , I need plates engraved with the vin number . Laser engraving , rotorary tool or even stamped .
I had checked with the local trophy shop ,but they don't do engraving - so hopefully one of our members can help me out .
Thanks ,
Steve S
by Steve S
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compressor woes
Replies: 31
Views: 4230

Re: Compressor woes

That's great you were able to repair it . I had a 60gal Craftman I picked up used , one of those oil-less types . I paid 300 for it , the compressor had been replaced under warranty already . It lasted for years , I was sanding down a boat hull when I lost air . A trip down to the cellar I found the...
by Steve S
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Remington front sling swivel mounting screw threads
Replies: 18
Views: 12807

Re: Remington front sling swivel mounting screw threads

Have any derlin or nylon rod that you could twist in to score a thread rate on ?
Maybe cast pour a Cerosafe plug ?

Steve S
by Steve S
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Help in making a tiny bushing
Replies: 36
Views: 9049

Re: Help in making a tiny bushing

[/quote]Yes, this will be exclusively for astrophotography. Some of my photos (using other mounts) are here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ramv/albu ... 7136712042[/quote]


Very nice images Ram , Have you gotten around to any solar imaging yet ?
Steve S
by Steve S
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Help in making a tiny bushing
Replies: 36
Views: 9049

Re: Help in making a tiny bushing

Oppsss , Sorry Magicniner , though you were Ramv . Most mounts use a gearbox between the servo motor and spur gear . If the coupler is rigid it can cause the tracking to jump . Not as important if the scope is for visual or video astronomy . But awful for long exposures , compound possible by the fo...
by Steve S
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Help in making a tiny bushing
Replies: 36
Views: 9049

Re: Help in making a tiny bushing

So what mount are you working on ?
Curious , no gearbox between the motor and drive ?

Steve