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by coal miner
Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: seal killer's First Knurling Attempt
Replies: 46
Views: 4848

Re: seal killer's First Knurling Attempt

+1 ,What Harold said !
by coal miner
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: seal killer's First Knurling Attempt
Replies: 46
Views: 4848

Re: seal killer's First Knurling Attempt

Well done , Bill ! Your tool looks good and the results are the pudding . As others have said about the form of the finish , it is to ones own preference . I prefer a full depth knurl as that looks the best to me and also fulfills the function of a good grip surface . A flat knurl increases diameter...
by coal miner
Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I cut this slot?
Replies: 14
Views: 1636

Re: How do I cut this slot?

Looking good , Bill . Now some pics of knurls !
by coal miner
Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reducing thickness from 7/8" to 3/4" in HSS advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1029

Re: Reducing thickness from 7/8" to 3/4" in HSS advice

Bill ,you could leave the steel at 7/8 " and adjust your plans accordingly . When I made mine , I made some mods to the plans to make it work .
by coal miner
Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduction D Martin
Replies: 10
Views: 1131

Re: Introduction D Martin

Welcome dmartin . Lot's of good info here that's given so newbies can understand it . Some nice equip . you've got there . Looking forward to seeing your projects .
by coal miner
Sat May 18, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Small engine gas lines
Replies: 8
Views: 1618

Re: Small engine gas lines

Spro , find a hobby shop that has silicon fuel line . That stuff will take any kind of liquids . I use it with anything ........ gas , ethanol , even methanol ..... It will last . Most shops have it in bulk rolls and different diameters and ....... much cheaper .
by coal miner
Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don't be Afraid
Replies: 14
Views: 1607

Re: Don't be Afraid

For my part, you are welcome (and humbly requested) to correct me any time you see me post something that is not correct, and I suspect that's true of most others as well. +1 on any of my posts . I have learned many things from this forum and have been treated in a most courteous manner . I feel th...
by coal miner
Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie Introduction
Replies: 12
Views: 1509

Re: Newbie Introduction

Welcome to the forum . Very nice start with the machines that you scored . Lots of pieces can be made with those .
by coal miner
Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Boring Bar Question
Replies: 25
Views: 1949

Re: Boring Bar Question

Bill , they will work just fine in a V-type holder . A better method is to use a boring bar holder in a QCTP set up . I have sleeves made for 3/4" down to 1/4" . They tend to end up w/ SHCS marks that have to be stoned down to fit in the Boring head on the mill when used in the V-holder .
by coal miner
Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recently Joined
Replies: 17
Views: 1384

Re: Recently Joined

Welcome to the board . Nice shop and good looking tool holders !
by coal miner
Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Does it really matter if it is 29, 29.5, or 30
Replies: 46
Views: 6069

Re: Does it really matter if it is 29, 29.5, or 30

Thread form , provided the tool bit is ground properly , will be determined by using the fishtail gauge carefully . Very carefully ! That is determined by the tool, and if it is set on center, or not. 29º or 29-1/2º does not matter as long as it is less that the 1/2 of the 60º , for US thread angle ...
by coal miner
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1881
Views: 175796

Re: Never enough time

Glad to see things going well for you ........ for a change . Good karma sent your way ! We all have lots of things to be thankful for , remember those that don't .