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by JackF
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 449
Views: 94061

Re: Patio's projects

:lol: I was just kidding on CNC stuff :lol: After I retired I worked part time at a manual machine shop near me as a helper, mostly Bridgeport work and some on the Sejo horizontal. They liked how I caught on to the work and then put me on a Graziano Sag 20 lathe. That was one sweet running lathe, my...
by JackF
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 449
Views: 94061

Re: Patio's projects

Thanks Pat. :) So...when will the CNC conversions start for the mill and lathe. :roll: :wink: :lol: Then you can turn your drawings into G code and let the machines do all the hard work? :wink: :lol:


Jack.
by JackF
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 449
Views: 94061

Re: Patio's projects

Very nice work Pat. Looks like you have a firm grasp of this CAD stuff. Through the company I worked for I took CAD1 and CAD2 classes. Those 2 classes I took were just 2 dimensional, I never took the 3 D class. As difficult as the 2 D classes were for me I wish I had stayed with it. :( All this was ...
by JackF
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 28
Views: 2654

Re: What is it?

A friend of mine used to work for Alaska Copper in Seattle and they used their Duall? band saw to friction cut stainless steel. They used the back side of the saw blade at top speed. I was told it cut through like butter.
by JackF
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What tools should I have?
Replies: 49
Views: 4129

Re: What tools should I have?

Unless I missed it, a 5C spin indexer is handy. I got mine used for $30 and you can buy import collet sets or buy quality collets as you need them.
by JackF
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Getting Older.
Replies: 41
Views: 5317

Re: Getting Older.

I used to pick up my 15" Bridgeport RT and duck walk it over to my mill. The last time I did that it took about 3-4 weeks to recover. :cry: Now I have a table sitting behind the mill. I raise or lower the knee to the table height to slide the RT on or off. :D


Jack.
by JackF
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Magnetic chuck for Milling machine?
Replies: 7
Views: 1832

Re: Magnetic chuck for Milling machine?

I got my 6X18 at auction for $30 JUST in case I ever get a surface grinder. :roll: :wink: In the meantime it is under the bench waiting for me to discover another use for it :wink:


Jack
by JackF
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of Shop Realities ...
Replies: 25
Views: 3997

Re: Speaking of Shop Realities ...

If it can, it will,...............and it did. :roll: :wink: :x



Jack.
by JackF
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 449
Views: 94061

Re: Patio's projects

Thanks Pat for the link to the Norton book, this will help me when I try to sharpen some more end mills. :) I have sharpened some already with good results but the Norton book goes into much more detail than the Cutter Master book.


Jack.
by JackF
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 449
Views: 94061

Re: Patio's projects

Nice job on the end cutters Pat. Your Cutter Master looks similar to mine, did you buy it new? Did you cut those end mills in the position shown in the first pic or did you turn the spindle 90d?


Jack
by JackF
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CBN!
Replies: 12
Views: 2531

Re: CBN!

Trying not to be to snide but the wind here in Caldwell is gusting to 8MPH. :P :wink: :lol: All kidding aside, wishing all here at chaski in the the panhandle are doing fine. :D


Jack.
by JackF
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hazardous metal dust?
Replies: 25
Views: 2756

Re: Hazardous metal dust?

By 1/2" I mean 1/2" radius form tool, 1" diameter.

Jack.