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That is one beautiful lathe, :D :D and it appears at least to be in good shape. I love it when I see old machinery still in use. :D Maybe you can show us some of the work you have done on it. I see from your personal info you are into photography. I have a 1890 Rochester Optical and Camera Co. 8X10 ...
: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...
Thanks Pat. So...when will the CNC conversions start for the mill and lathe. Then you can turn your drawings into G code and let the machines do all the hard work?
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 ...
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.
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. 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.
- Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:11 pm
- Forum: Milling Machines
- Topic: Magnetic chuck for Milling machine?
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I got my 6X18 at auction for $30 JUST in case I ever get a surface grinder. In the meantime it is under the bench waiting for me to discover another use for it
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.