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by Richard_W
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice Shaper
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Nice Shaper

This is on face book and this is really a nice shaper. Hmmm. Have you seen the machine, Richard? H I haven't looked at it. But I have used a 24" just like it. Its hydraulic and has rapid traverse on it. If you don't bolt it to the floor the machine slides back and forth when the ram changes directi...
by Richard_W
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice Shaper
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Nice Shaper

This is on face book and this is really a nice shaper.

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28" Rockford

Richard W.
by Richard_W
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old brazed on carbide facemill inserts?
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Old brazed on carbide facemill inserts?

Looks like the face mill that comes with a new mill/drill. I threw mine away, waste of time and money. When it gets dull you need a tool and cutter grinder to sharpen it correctly. Do you really want to pay the price to have it sharpened and wait days or weeks to get it back?

Richard W.
by Richard_W
Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally used my machines today!
Replies: 39
Views: 4033

Re: Finally used my machines today!

Nice tools, Bill. What is the shank size, and how far from the base to the cutting edge? If they're 3/4" shanks (or smaller), there's a remote possibility I could use them in my lathe. I'm restricted to ½" height from the base to the cutting edge, but I can mount 3/4" shanks in my square block post...
by Richard_W
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally used my machines today!
Replies: 39
Views: 4033

Re: Finally used my machines today!

Ok, A comment on a tools ability to turn when it is mounted with a negative lead angle, as this tool would be. It works, and even at depth, beyond the tip radius. H Usually yes it works well for most general use. But in heavy roughing cuts I find the negative lead angle will suck the tool deeper in...
by Richard_W
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lathes and mills cannot be level on ships?
Replies: 41
Views: 3842

Re: lathes and mills cannot be level on ships?

When shooting targets with a laser in dry dock. All measurements were taken between 1AM and 5 AM. Reason being is that on a large ship the side of the ship that is in the sun can be as much as 2 1/2 feet longer on the sunny side. This is due to the metal heating up and expanding. Early in the mornin...
by Richard_W
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Huron #8-13FD/3P soft jaw boring tool
Replies: 7
Views: 3399

Re: Huron #8-13FD/3P soft jaw boring tool

Would you take $200. for it?

Richard W.
by Richard_W
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Building a bed turret
Replies: 94
Views: 17463

Re: Building a bed turret

and proper setup of the die head allows for it to cock again without operator intervention. H Harold do you have a picture or something to show this? I have used a turret lathe before, but have never seen or thought of this. I try to avoid turret lathes. Butt they are nice to have around if you nee...
by Richard_W
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Wells index model 40 mill forsale ****SOLD****
Replies: 8
Views: 2706

Re: Wells index model 40 mill forsale

The #9 spindle bore can be machined to take R8 tooling. One manufacturer offered to do this on their older mills. Been too long and don't remember which manufacturer it was or what they were going to charge for it. One time back in the 80's a guy wanted me to do it to his mill. I asked him if he had...
by Richard_W
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Product review turning holders & inserts
Replies: 4
Views: 3003

Re: Product review turning holders & inserts

Should work for a small lathe. I tend to avoid lathe tools with metric shanks. I have even returned tooling that was stated 3/8 shank and came 10MM. It doesn't fit my tooling. So I don't want to waste time messing with something that doesn't match the tooling I already have. Some will say its not ha...
by Richard_W
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Had to evacuate because of forest fire.
Replies: 16
Views: 3749

Re: Had to evacuate because of forest fire.

The rain came Friday in about 2:30 AM. Some of the people took it upon themselves to try to put out the big fire threatening their homes and the city of Molalla. Story here; https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-wildfires-molalla/how-a-hillbilly-brigade-saved-an-oregon-town-from-raging-wildfires-id...
by Richard_W
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Had to evacuate because of forest fire.
Replies: 16
Views: 3749

Re: Had to evacuate because of forest fire.

Looks like we are in for lightning a day before the rain. The smoke is really bad right now.

Richard W.