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by pete
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Self-ejecting chuck keys Y/N
Replies: 24
Views: 666

Re: Self-ejecting chuck keys Y/N

Yep, if you didn't retrain yourself after the first or at the very most second time forgetting the key then anything mechanical might not be in your best interests. I'm all for making things safe as anyone should be, but it's common sense that it's impossible to totaly idiot proof anything. Drill an...
by pete
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: ww2
Replies: 10
Views: 951

Re: ww2

Yes you probably right about both John. Hopefuly we'll never have to find out about another WW.
by pete
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: ww2
Replies: 10
Views: 951

Re: ww2

I'd have to agee with Glenn about this being a really interesting thread. I've run across bits and pieces of information giving just some of the production numbers during the war and the amounts and costs are staggering given the short time the manufacturing industry had to change over from civilian...
by pete
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surface Grinding
Replies: 83
Views: 8459

Re: Surface Grinding

I hope no one minds if I back track a bit as I'm way late to this thread. But I thought I'd throw in some information about VFD's that I haven't seen anyone mention yet since there was some concern about there use on a surface grinder. I have zero idea about how the offshore VFD's are set up so they...
by pete
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making a reference square
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Making a reference square

That web page is more than well done Conrad, good well researched information is never a waste of time. I'm still unsure if the ball on those old school surface gauges was ever purposly designed so squareness checking could also be done but it obviously does work. At the price I paid for a brand new...
by pete
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saw blades
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Saw blades

I remember reading something in one of my books Ron that really stuck with me. Drilling holes and sawing are far more efficient at metal removal rates than anything else. Roughing the material down to size first before moving to the higher precision of machining was the best way if it's possible. Pl...
by pete
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Small Dickson-type quick change toolholder
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: Small Dickson-type quick change toolholder

Nice job.
by pete
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saw blades
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Saw blades

The other way to look at it is the blade peripheral speed. Since most table saws can't be adjusted for rpm then the 7 1/4" would help that a bit. I found slowly easing into the cut when first starting it seemed to be a little easier for the shock loads on each tooth. Once it's got a full radius in t...
by pete
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Printer's mystery metal
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Re: Printer's mystery metal

If I had to guess logic says the printer manufacturers have to anticipate the printers being used anywhere in the world with varying local weather and interior environmental conditions. Or even close to or on the ocean with a higher salt content? Any rust could be a real issue so stainless with a lo...
by pete
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to square a 1/8” plate on the mill?
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: How to square a 1/8” plate on the mill?

A bit off the OT so I hope Harrzack doesn't mind. Using Youtube and these forums as my demographics for how many actualy check there tables X,Y alignment Magic my guess is not very many do. Atman Unlimited on YT did a great series of videos showing how to check a cnc bed mill and almost all of it co...
by pete
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to square a 1/8” plate on the mill?
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: How to square a 1/8” plate on the mill?

Few mills would be orthographicaly square to high limits and how well or accurately you want to do this would define the exact methods. But one trick I use is an already known to be square object to align the first machined surface with the next. Machine one edge using the X axis, turn 90 degrees, t...
by pete
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: New to me Cazeneuve HBX 360 Lathe
Replies: 97
Views: 12453

Re: New to me Cazeneuve HBX 360 Lathe

I'd be real interested in seeing those Patio. You've already done a fine job with this machine.