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by Richard_W
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Bridgeport as a drill press
Replies: 20
Views: 1005

Re: Bridgeport as a drill press

OK, thanks guys. Oh, and if anyone wants to buy this Bridgeport, contact me via PM. It's located near Bridgeport (yes, it hasn't traveled very far from the place of its birth). We are still working on prices (I'm helping to liquidate a machine shop). Steve If you are helping to sell a machine shop,...
by Richard_W
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Capabilities of a 12" lathe
Replies: 13
Views: 785

Re: Capabilities of a 12" lathe

Depends on which 12 lathe you have? If it fit in the lathe I would try it. If the center is hollow you may be able to give additional support with the tail stock center if needed?

If not, then a rotary table on the mill might be the place?
by Richard_W
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Dubious Restoration
Replies: 36
Views: 2524

Re: Dubious Restoration

Looks to me as if it could have been restored, but it appears that he removed *all* of the rust from the ways. The fact that he doesn't bother to show us that step speaks volumes. He clearly considers it unimportant compared to the painting. Not showing how he cleaned the ways made me wonder as wel...
by Richard_W
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Asian/Chinese made Dividing heads
Replies: 25
Views: 2306

Re: Asian/Chinese made Dividing heads

You might want to read this thread from a few months ago.

http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/vie ... =Richard_W.
by Richard_W
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Piston or Wedge
Replies: 18
Views: 1962

Re: Piston or Wedge

Aside from using an indexing square holder, my greatest experience is with the KDK post, which is also a wedge design. I was quite impressed with them, and used several sizes. One of them was on a 42" Dean Smith Grace lathe. Heavy holders, not fun to change, but up to the task. H Harold its my unde...
by Richard_W
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: New member saying hi!
Replies: 6
Views: 1162

Re: New member saying hi!

Hi right back at you. Welcome.
by Richard_W
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: CME 4-jaw chuck
Replies: 11
Views: 1450

Re: CME 4-jaw chuck

I like 4 jaw chucks that have T-slots between the jaws. This allows for some fixtures if needed. 4 jaw chucks that have 2 piece jaws where the tops can be unbolted and turned around are nice. You can remove the solid jaws and make your own special jaws. I needed some jaws that were longer than the s...
by Richard_W
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: How easy to add USB to a 1993 hass lathe?
Replies: 8
Views: 1181

Re: How easy to add USB to a 1993 hass lathe?

The machine has parallel ports which I think are the D25. I would have to check to be sure. We couldn't get the USB to serial port with a parallel adapter to work. Also a working 3 1/2" drive from a computer didn't work for some reason. Anyway today they got a USB emulator to replace the floppy driv...
by Richard_W
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Diagnosing a Milling Machine problem
Replies: 26
Views: 3775

Re: Diagnosing a Milling Machie problem

My guess is that your gripping problems stem from anti rotation pin is missing, the anti rotation pin would keep the collet from spinning insuring that the draw bar will draw the collet tight around the shank of your endmill. Is that pin accessible from the outside of the spindle ? on both my 5C co...
by Richard_W
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good practice question
Replies: 21
Views: 2508

Re: Good practice question

No-one has mentioned follower rests, yet. I don't have one so I can't say yay or nay. I'm in the opposite situation: I have a follower, but no steady. So maybe in a situation like the one that prompted my question, a follower could be sufficient? I have bought a roller steady rest off Ebay an made ...
by Richard_W
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: How easy to add USB to a 1993 hass lathe?
Replies: 8
Views: 1181

How easy to add USB to a 1993 hass lathe?

How easy is it to add USB port to a 1993 HAAS lathe? It has a 3 1/2" drive now which isn't working.

Richard W.
by Richard_W
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good practice question
Replies: 21
Views: 2508

Re: Good practice question

tornitore45 wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:23 am
Sure, $1200 to adorn the tail stock of a $1200 lathe that has been "turning" out good parts with its original center.
I used the pictures to show what type of center I was talking about. You can get all 3 different styles for about $150. on ebay with a #4 taper.