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by laskaboots
Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Shoptask owners?
Replies: 13
Views: 16853

Re: Shoptask owners?

glad to hear that there are a few of us Shoptask owners still out there. I still use mine quite often, but not daily, mostly to create replacement parts as needed. Last I recall, the company was for sale by the original owner/founder. I don't know how that came out. If there is a new owner, I would ...
by laskaboots
Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: groovin'
Replies: 7
Views: 1559

I did a test this weekend using a parting tool that I had bought, not made myself. the overlapping plunge cuts, and then turning the last .001 worked beautifully. A textbook I have said that parting cuts should be run at about half the speed of turning, so I reduced to about 220 rpm and the cuts wer...
by laskaboots
Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: groovin'
Replies: 7
Views: 1559

thank you, Harold for the reply. I have never ground my own tools, but it is a skill I will need to learn. I have read the threads on this elswere in this forum, and will surely study them again. If a large number of passes need to be made, I can see that a lot of mileage would be put on that groovi...
by laskaboots
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: groovin'
Replies: 7
Views: 1559

groovin'

question from a newbie...I wanted to put a bearing journal in the center of a 1 1/2 inch diameter rod to be made into a small crankshaft. Basically putting a moderately wide (.500) relatively deep groove in the center of a rod. Wasn't long before the tool holder was getting in the way. Problem was t...
by laskaboots
Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Hello, and a question probably asked a thousand times
Replies: 16
Views: 12230

my 3-in-1 experience

Hi from another 3-in-1 machine owner. Don't have much practical advice to give you at this time, because I am a hobbyist not a professional or semi-professional. Just glad to hear that there are other 3-in-1 owners out there. Sometimes this forum may seem a little intimidating for those of us who do...
by laskaboots
Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: text book
Replies: 10
Views: 3737

thanks, Jose. I've also been thinking about going to the Tech college bookstore, now that classes have started again. If they have an actual course book or something similar, that might be useful.
by laskaboots
Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:08 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: text book
Replies: 10
Views: 3737

text book

can anyone recomend a good book on general machining basics? A text book or manual for us novices that would discuss tool selection, techniques, safety, set-up etc.? A machinist handbook is good for those who know what they are doing, but whithout an experienced instructor to help, I often feel that...
by laskaboots
Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Shoptask owners?
Replies: 13
Views: 16853

Shoptask owner

New member and this is my first reply to a posting. I have a 10 year old Shoptask 17-20 that I bought at auction. Part of a divorce settlement and the ex-wife said her former husband had never used it after the first couple of days. Appeared to me to be in nearly new condition other than for the yea...
by laskaboots
Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: hi from a new member
Replies: 1
Views: 2084

hi from a new member

hello from a new member. Heard about the forum from the last email from smartflix. Think this is just what I have been looking for. Last year I bought a Shoptask 3-in-one machine at an auction. My hobby is restoring British sports cars, Triumph Spitfires, and MGB's and Midgets. I often have to make ...