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by JackF
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 28
Views: 1299

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: 1906

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: 2200

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


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by JackF
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Magnetic chuck for Milling machine?
Replies: 7
Views: 1091

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: 2673

Re: Speaking of Shop Realities ...

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



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by JackF
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 428
Views: 83598

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.


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by JackF
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 428
Views: 83598

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: 2261

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


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by JackF
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hazardous metal dust?
Replies: 25
Views: 2302

Re: Hazardous metal dust?

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

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by JackF
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hazardous metal dust?
Replies: 25
Views: 2302

Re: Hazardous metal dust?

Yes, 2 1/2" AND 925 RPM. I tried reducing surface speed from 325 to 230 then to 160 to no avail. In fact the chatter got worse. I was feeding manually, I didn't have the guts to try a faster feed rate or power feed at a faster feed rate. I don't know if my Grizzly 14x40, (0554) is stout enough for t...
by JackF
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hazardous metal dust?
Replies: 25
Views: 2302

Re: Hazardous metal dust?

I started reading this thread from the beginning and although I never experienced any of the problems I found it very interesting. :) Well, guess what, it happens that I needed to make a set of dies to bend some 1" tubing on my metal bender. I made a 1/2" radius form tool from a Moe Max kobalt HSS. ...
by JackF
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Monarch lathe
Replies: 39
Views: 5761

Re: Monarch lathe

In 1935, 152 mph? Duessy was pretty fast for a car off the showroom floor.


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