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by chucketn
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1870
Views: 154700

Re: Never enough time

Your resilience is inspiring, Big Dave! You always take the lemons of life and make lemonade...
by chucketn
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Things they dont tell ya when you start casting. :)
Replies: 23
Views: 1685

Re: Things they dont tell ya when you start casting. :)

Love this thread. I too, am a backyard caster. Started with a galvanized bucket with a rust hole in the side, burned charcoal and even wood. Melted any kind of aluminum I could get my hands on. Used an old hair dryer to fan the flames. Now I have a molding bench made from a kitchen cabinet base with...
by chucketn
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?

I've had my under $200 Anet A8 for just over a year, and no regrets, other than a few designs that didn't work. I have a box of failed prints, and those poor/bad designs. I admit it took a while to get the printer dialed in, but so did my Iathe and mill. I have learned to use Fusion 360 since gettin...
by chucketn
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1/2 - 12 tap
Replies: 32
Views: 1902

Re: 1/2 - 12 tap

whateg0 wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:22 am
I measured the threads as 1/2"-12, which I find as a UNS size ...
Dave
I looked through my taps to see if I had one. No luck. I have several 1/2-13 (UNC) and 1/2-20 (UNF). They seem to be more common in the US. I would change the thread to 1/2-20. I would gladly loan you one...
by chucketn
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1870
Views: 154700

Re: Never enough time

Glad to see you're on the mend. I too have had health issues, and am struggling to keep up with chores. Seems most of my issues are military service related, though I've been retired from the service for 27 years. I also have had goats a few times in my life. Handy for clearing wild rose and other s...
by chucketn
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1870
Views: 154700

Re: Never enough time

Hey Big Dave, been a couple of weeks since we heard from you. hope all is well...
This thread is one on this board I look forward to every day.
by chucketn
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Cross Slide Power Feed
Replies: 4
Views: 862

Re: Cross Slide Power Feed

Me too! I would also be interested in the plans. I have a salvaged drill motor and pwm controller looking for a purpose...
by chucketn
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: Using Alt-Character Test
Replies: 18
Views: 2153

Re: Using Alt-Character Test

I assume you are talking about Alt+Numbe-Pad entries. I can not do that, my laptop has no Number-Pad. Your laptop should have the number pad on the normal keyboard as a 'function' Do any of the letter keys on the right side have a blue number on them? It's been several years but I have seen/used su...
by chucketn
Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7/8-18 Internal Thread Bore Size?
Replies: 13
Views: 1635

Re: 7/8-18 Internal Thread Bore Size?

Here's an online calculator that will give drill size depending on what you specify for the % of thread engagement. Given the specs you posted it says hole size should be 0.8148". Closest drill would be 13/16". You can play with % of thread engagement and pick the size you want. If you want to run t...
by chucketn
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7/8-18 Internal Thread Bore Size?
Replies: 13
Views: 1635

Re: 7/8-18 Internal Thread Bore Size?

I found this tap drill chart that lists 7/8 18 as needing 21mm or 0.8268" for 66.8% thread engagement.

http://www.harveytool.com/secure/Conten ... _Chart.pdf

Chuck
by chucketn
Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clue me in on Spanner Wrenches
Replies: 23
Views: 1758

Re: Clue me in on Spanner Wrenches

Channel lock pliers.png Slip joint pliers isn't the name that I want, either. The ones I mean have groves and can be adjusted for various jaw opening sizes. the plans I saw , the designer drilled each jaw for a pin. I have the plans somewhere, and even bought an extra pair of those pliers at a flea...
by chucketn
Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clue me in on Spanner Wrenches
Replies: 23
Views: 1758

Re: Clue me in on Spanner Wrenches

I made a set for my 7x lathe. Got a drawing online, and transferred it to a piece of 1 1/2" by 1/4" flat bar, chain drilled the profile and cleaned them up on the mill. I've seen plans or a write-up somewhere on making an adjustable pin spanner from a pair of slip joint pliers, but I can't find them...