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by pete
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: planer
Replies: 9
Views: 290

Re: planer

Yep I've been watching the first 3 videos of Keith's planer as well. My guess is the bed and table re-grinding on it is still going to come with a large price shock. Dave of Old Steam Powered Machine Shop just picked up one of around the same size that seems to be in a lot better condition I think.
by pete
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: planer
Replies: 9
Views: 290

Re: planer

I wish you luck on the search hoppercar. There out there of course. But as I'm sure you already know it's fairly rare for the smaller one's to turn up. Anything from about a 4' foot bed and under that would fit in an average home shop usually gets priced in the $1800 - $3000 range. Videos on YT abou...
by pete
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 82
Views: 4610

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

Uh at the size of lathe the OP is looking to buy a 5C and through spindle closer system is going to be impossible to fit. That leaves him with a front spindle mounted 5C collet chuck like Bison and others are now making, a limited size range of Morse Taper collets to fit his spindle taper, or ER col...
by pete
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 82
Views: 4610

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

Collets are generally used to speed up the work holding and for multiple parts of the same diameter and do so with much better run outs than most 3 jaw chucks can "IF" the collets and what there mounted into are accurate enough. I've seen run outs shown on Youtube for cheap ER collet sets that my dr...
by pete
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vise, Vise, Baby
Replies: 54
Views: 1906

Re: Vise, Vise, Baby

Yep the mines I've worked at all used 7" - 8" Records and they took unbelievable abuse under daily industrial conditions. I bought my 5" just before the Sheffield vises were no longer being made due to seeing how durable they were.
by pete
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOGA knock offs
Replies: 7
Views: 668

Re: NOGA knock offs

Why the Noga knock offs can vary in how well they work compared to the real one's ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnHfHl7LI7Y My guess is with a bit more attention to getting things flat and smooth as well as adding a proper thrust bearing mentioned in the video like the real Noga's have would mak...
by pete
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Ceiling Fan Buying Guide
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: Best Ceiling Fan Buying Guide

LOL, that brings to mind the Monty Python Spam skit. :-)
by pete
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Ceiling Fan Buying Guide
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: Best Ceiling Fan Buying Guide

Uh you joined up just to add spam???
by pete
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Preparing Machines for Moving
Replies: 31
Views: 2905

Re: Preparing Machines for Moving

Real Bridgeports as one example of that tapped lifting hole Harold mentioned that are in the ram are afaik rated for a safe full machine lift from that point. My Tai built clone has the same threaded location and came with an eye bolt already installed in it. I've never used it since the machine had...
by pete
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: QC toolpost for Atlas 618
Replies: 18
Views: 1247

Re: QC toolpost for Atlas 618

Hard to tell from that picture Steve, but if the screw tips aren't yet turned down to at least the threads minor diameter I'd do that before ever using it. If you don't those tips will mushroom out just from the constant use making them impossible to remove/replace without cutting them off first.
by pete
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: QC toolpost for Atlas 618
Replies: 18
Views: 1247

Re: QC toolpost for Atlas 618

It sounds like any QC tool post and holders are going to be expensive against what the lathes cost was. The A2Z were afaik made from aluminum anyway, so in my opinion a real poor choice of material for tool holding. Shereline makes a set that could be blocked up to work with his larger swing. But ev...
by pete
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 1st Post and ofc it's a "What the @%#&! is this" thread.
Replies: 10
Views: 741

Re: 1st Post and ofc it's a "What the @%#&! is this" thread.

Unfortunately and 100% for sure with grinding accessories any rust certainly isn't superficial at all. Grinding is or should be roughly 10 times or better accuracy than the more usual forms of machining. Rust free, fresh paint and re-polished surfaces aren't a restoration if it doesn't equal or bett...