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by SteveHGraham
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Familiar with Grace Brand Picks and Hooks?
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Anyone Familiar with Grace Brand Picks and Hooks?

It seems like no tool is so easy to make that most manufacturers can't screw it up.
by SteveHGraham
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Familiar with Grace Brand Picks and Hooks?
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Anyone Familiar with Grace Brand Picks and Hooks?

The other day I was fooling with a project, and I realized I didn't have any picks to speak of. I ordered some cheapo dental tools from Ebay, plus a surprisingly nice pick from General Tools. I am out less than $15 for all of this. I thought the dental stuff would be neat because it covers a lot of ...
by SteveHGraham
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Makes a Machinist's Vise a Machinist's Vise?
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: What Makes a Machinist's Vise a Machinist's Vise?

The problem with Sears honoring the warranty if it breaks is that Sears may break soon. Very depressing to see great old companies dry up.
by SteveHGraham
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Before I waste time and $....
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Before I waste time and $....

CBN on machine tools. That's an interesting idea. I assume there would be little or no abrasive dust to cope with.
by SteveHGraham
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Makes a Machinist's Vise a Machinist's Vise?
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: What Makes a Machinist's Vise a Machinist's Vise?

That sounds somewhat credible.
by SteveHGraham
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Makes a Machinist's Vise a Machinist's Vise?
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: What Makes a Machinist's Vise a Machinist's Vise?

I don't feel cool at all. I don't even have a hipster beard.
by SteveHGraham
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Makes a Machinist's Vise a Machinist's Vise?
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: What Makes a Machinist's Vise a Machinist's Vise?

I'm asking about bench vises, not milling vises. Here is one of the Tom Lipton bullet vise videos. I have to wonder if that vise will be as strong as a cast vise. He used a TIG welder to assemble it. First he created the welds, which are thin, and then he thinned them more by shaping the vise with a...
by SteveHGraham
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Makes a Machinist's Vise a Machinist's Vise?
Replies: 12
Views: 273

What Makes a Machinist's Vise a Machinist's Vise?

For a long time I've been wondering: what makes a "machinist's vise" a machinist's vise? Is it really the best option for a bench vise in a machine shop? I've never started to put something in the vise and then found out it wouldn't work because it was a machining project in a mechanic's vise. When ...
by SteveHGraham
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Installing Bearing on Dremel Shaft
Replies: 11
Views: 191

Re: Installing Bearing on Dremel Shaft

Not Lixey? Is there a schism among the machining poobahs?
by SteveHGraham
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Installing Bearing on Dremel Shaft
Replies: 11
Views: 191

Re: Installing Bearing on Dremel Shaft

I knew I needed a reason to buy a brass hammer. I can't figure out how to get the front bearing off. The steel sleeve between it and the end of the shaft appears to be on there for good. There are model 395 Dremels that have three bearings. They have flexible couplings between the front two bearings...
by SteveHGraham
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Installing Bearing on Dremel Shaft
Replies: 11
Views: 191

Re: Installing Bearing on Dremel Shaft

Well, I got it wrong. It's the REAR bearing. The front bearing feels crunchy, too, however, and it has a fat sleeve on the shaft between the bearing and the end, so I have no idea how to get that off. I opened the tool up and dribbled air tool oil on the bearings. Much quieter now, but I don't think...
by SteveHGraham
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Installing Bearing on Dremel Shaft
Replies: 11
Views: 191

Installing Bearing on Dremel Shaft

I have an old Dremel 395 Type 5. It was acting funny, so I got a Proxxon. Today, by some fluke of fate, I managed to reattach a loose wire on the armature and get the tool working again. Now that it runs, I notice that it goes "WHOOOOO!!!" when I turn it on. Either it's startled, or the front bearin...