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by mklotz
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Measuring a diameter without a caliper
Replies: 19
Views: 823

Re: Measuring a diameter without a caliper

Sorry, wrong link https://sciencing.com/radius-circle-chord-5929711.html Or you could just give him the formula r = (c^2 + 4 * s^2)/(8*s) where: c= chord length s = sagitta (perpendicular distance from chord to circumference) = jaw length from tip to inner surface of caliper beam r = radius of circ...
by mklotz
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reading rotary table????
Replies: 18
Views: 721

Re: Reading rotary table????

Marv, I understand it doesn't work to the exact minute/second but it's so close it's not going to effect the balance of what ever the OP is trying to do. No, depending on the number of divisions, you can be off by as much as a degree or more. For a one degree error on a bolt circle with a 4" radius...
by mklotz
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reading rotary table????
Replies: 18
Views: 721

Re: Reading rotary table????

There is no easier way to use a RT than understanding how to calculate the hand wheel rotation following the process outlined by Marv. To expand on Marv procedure... at the end one has to crank the handle a certain number of Whole turns Plus a Fraction of a Turn Like for example 4+3/37 4 turns is e...
by mklotz
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reading rotary table????
Replies: 18
Views: 721

Re: Reading rotary table????

Don't bother counting revolutions. Just remember any even number around the table will land on either a "0" or "2" on the dial. Hmm, I don't think so. Let's look at 24 divisions. 360 / 24 = 15 says we have to move 15 degrees between each location. At 4 degrees per revolution, that's 3 and 3/4 revol...
by mklotz
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reading rotary table????
Replies: 18
Views: 721

Re: Reading rotary table????

"So, if I am trying to lay out a 4-bolt circle, starting from zero, I advance 4 revolutions of the handwheel (88 degrees) PLUS 2 minor divisions (1 dgree each) for a total of 90 degrees." 4 revolutions of the handwheel = 4 * 4 deg/revolution = 16 deg. You meant 22 revolutions. For N holes in the bol...
by mklotz
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Measuring a diameter without a caliper
Replies: 19
Views: 823

Re: Measuring a diameter without a caliper

I've read that one can obtain accuracies of thousandths with a pi tape. They're expensive to buy so try to borrow one if possible. Alternatively, measure circumference with accurate linear tape measure (commercial or homemade) and divide by pi = 3.14159265...
by mklotz
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: SS is toxic in California
Replies: 25
Views: 1327

Re: SS is toxic in California

According to California, coffee causes cancer. Seriously, read this fascinating critique of Cal's over-the-top labeling of everything in sight...

https://www.popsci.com/california-coffee-cancer-warning

to fully appreciate just how idiotic the morons who run this state can be.
by mklotz
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: SS is toxic in California
Replies: 25
Views: 1327

Re: SS is toxic in California

SteveM wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:54 pm
I'm always tempted to add:
"Living in California is harmful to your sanity"
Though not as harmful as living in New England. Been there, done that.
by mklotz
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: SS is toxic in California
Replies: 25
Views: 1327

Re: SS is toxic in California

The most toxic thing in California is that collection of jerks in Sacramento. Virtually every place of business has one of those Prop 65 "known to the state..." warning signs. I would love to have one of those signs chemically analyzed to show that it contains "substances known to..." and thus force...
by mklotz
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: socket wrench storage
Replies: 18
Views: 1556

Re: socket wrench storage

I got the wrong URL for the hex bit holder. The one shown is for the holder and bits. The holder alone is here...

https://www.amazon.com/ARES-70080-Organ ... bit+holder
by mklotz
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: socket wrench storage
Replies: 18
Views: 1556

Re: socket wrench storage

I used the spring clips for many years and must emphatically agree that they suck badly. Now I use these... https://www.amazon.com/ARES-30-Piece-Magnetic-Securely-Organized/dp/B06X6DRB2W/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1546267062&sr=8-3&keywords=ares+socket+holder The holes are slightly larger than the socke...
by mklotz
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tap/Drill Chart
Replies: 11
Views: 2114

Re: Tap/Drill Chart

take the OD of the thread and subtract 1 pitch for the tap drill diameter 1/4-40 tap drill = .25 - 1/40 7/32 is close enough since I don't have a 1/40th of an inch drill worked for me for 50+ years Yes, the entire Starrett chart can be replaced by that one, easily remembered equation. TD = MD - P T...