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by Inspector
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machine tapping PVC sheet with small blind holes
Replies: 14
Views: 568

Re: Machine tapping PVC sheet with small blind holes

My use of PVC (water/sewer pipe) is limited to a few pens. Cooking spray seemed to work as good as anything else I had when treading and cleans up easily.

Pete
by Inspector
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Ash & Co. Chuck info
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Ash & Co. Chuck info

Could be third quarter of 2003. I'd be happy with that runout.

Pete
by Inspector
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CMM granite surface plate grade ?
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: CMM granite surface plate grade ?

We had our CMM's calibrated every year but I never paid attention to if he verified the flatness too. I would guess they are an inspection grade as they are a measuring tool and the table is often used as a data plane. It will make a great surface table.

Pete
by Inspector
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Need to make an accurate 8mm hole in brass plate
Replies: 18
Views: 913

Re: Need to make an accurate 8mm hole in brass plate

If the holes are the same size then measure the hole with the points of the caliper and zero it. Then measure to the outer edges of two holes and don't compensate. This of course means you are using an electronic caliper ;) and the tolerances are not extremely tight. If they are then use other means...
by Inspector
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 537
Views: 78098

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

I could think of lots of ideas but you have to come up with the money to make it. :) Like a small version of a forest fire lookout tower. You could even use some of your logs if you sit them on steel anchors pads above concrete bases so they won't rot. You'll figure out something eventually. ;)

Pete
by Inspector
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 537
Views: 78098

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

There is a road off Highway 3 on the way out of Osoyoos in southern BC leading to a group of houses in Observatory ridge / drive on the top of a mountain. All the places have observatories either built into the house or beside them. Bet you are wishing you thought of that when you were designing you...
by Inspector
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 537
Views: 78098

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Cool! So when are you building the observatory? :)

Pete
by Inspector
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggestions for cutting fluids
Replies: 3
Views: 740

Re: Suggestions for cutting fluids

I wonder if a small garden sprayer would work. As long as the coolant was compatible with the seals I don't a reason it wouldn't.

Pete
by Inspector
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bandsaw tires
Replies: 25
Views: 2377

Re: Bandsaw tires

by Inspector
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How would you make these adjacent tapers on lathe
Replies: 7
Views: 1052

Re: How would you make these adjacent tapers on lathe

I don't have a good answer but welcome to the forum.

Pete
by Inspector
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leveling feet ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2156

Re: Leveling feet ?

Can you turn a pad extension that is about 1 3/4' to 2" long and weld them to the pads you have. Not ideal but there would 3/8" to 5/8" of exposed thread.

Pete
by Inspector
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting plastic
Replies: 19
Views: 1892

Re: Cutting plastic

One thing to remember when turning it on the lathe, both metal or wood, is that the swarf doesn't break and wraps itself around the work. Fun to stop to pick and cut it off. Put a dust collector nozzle or one from a vacuum cleaner by the cutter to suck the strands away. Don't use a single stage dust...