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by John Evans
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Installing thread inserts
Replies: 17
Views: 384

Re: Installing thread inserts

That gave him 3 possible taps which he did not understand and at the time neither did I. But in retrospect I now think the M8 and M10 metric threads can be fixed with the same helicoil if one uses a different tap. The counterman had all the right answers he just did not know how to interpret them. I...
by John Evans
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: installing quil on mill drill
Replies: 43
Views: 2141

Re: installing quil on mill drill

Brake cylinder hones do not move much metal. My go to for that would be a short piece of rod with a hacksaw split in one end with a strip of emery cloth wound around it,and walk that around the hole.
by John Evans
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling holes in rocks - Help
Replies: 35
Views: 363

Re: Drilling holes in rocks - Help

Good to see you back at it Bill. Was wondering how you were recovering from your ladder indecent.
by John Evans
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: FS Late winter clean up !!
Replies: 2
Views: 152

senior moment

It is a DUMORE !! not Baldor . Duh !!
by John Evans
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Installing thread inserts
Replies: 17
Views: 384

Re: Installing thread inserts

As I said Keen-Sert's claim to fame is no special tools needed to install. Drill and tap the hole to the correct thread for that insert install and drive in the locking ears with what ever flat item is at hand. All of them I ever installed threaded in with my fingers on the ears. Heli-coil drive tan...
by John Evans
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: FS Late winter clean up !!
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Flex shaft pics

Here are the Foredom & Baldor pics
by John Evans
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: FS Late winter clean up !!
Replies: 2
Views: 152

FS Late winter clean up !!

Sorting through some stuff I'll have more of than I'll ever use. A Carbide insert lathe RH hand holder 1/2 shank ,and boring bar 8" 5/8 shank 9/16 across flats. Both use CPMT 3XX inserts .Plus 80 or so new and used inserts,used have at least 1 good edge this is a positive rake insert . $100 plus 8 s...
by John Evans
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Installing thread inserts
Replies: 17
Views: 384

Re: Installing thread inserts

Sounds like you have a "Keen-Sert " repair insert as that is how they work. Forget messing with a nut ,drill and tap you hole in a piece scrap steel or alum. then try the insert .A picture of the insert would confirm what you are working with. Does the instructions say to use some form of installati...
by John Evans
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piston or Wedge QCTP.
Replies: 19
Views: 2382

Re: Piston or Wedge QCTP.

Multi fix is the only way to go if you can stand the price. I have them on both my lathes. One post is a set from "Create Tool " in China ,had it for 3-4 years now works great. Other lathe has a Genuine Swiss made post I picked up used with 2 holders cheap, don't see a lot of difference between the ...
by John Evans
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odds & Ends
Replies: 1
Views: 411

Odds & Ends

A little hot rodder project that required use of a interesting piece of tooling I own. Putting F-1 Ford [early 50s] into a Model A Ford while still retaining the A steering wheel and hand controls on the mast. The F-1 box is worm & roller verses the A being worm & sector,much easier steering. The A ...
by John Evans
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which Configuration Would Be Less Prone to Flex???
Replies: 9
Views: 799

Re: Which Configuration Would Be Less Prone to Flex???

That should help as you have shortened the beam length by about 2/3 looking at it.
by John Evans
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which Configuration Would Be Less Prone to Flex???
Replies: 9
Views: 799

Re: Which Configuration Would Be Less Prone to Flex???

2 thin pieces will flex as you have now ,doubled up would be a little stiffer I would think. Tying the 2 pieces together with a center rib or cap the 2 on either the top or bottom to make a U channel would be the stiffest . running a Gilmer belt to drive a alt. and water pump sounds to me like a sol...