Search found 634 matches

by Inspector
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery drill bits
Replies: 15
Views: 811

Re: Mystery drill bits

You always go with the specified sizes in the repair drawing. I don't have anymore of my books from my days as an aircraft mechanic so I did a little searching found the following. If I was still inspecting I could look up the Boeing installation specs for fasteners. It would seem there is a differe...
by Inspector
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't Get Hole Drilled Through Sandblast Cabinet
Replies: 15
Views: 936

Re: Can't Get Hole Drilled Through Sandblast Cabinet

At this point you should consider a small carbide rotary file. The ball type that look like a rose bud. Then you can go back to the step drill and if it still doesn't work, use larger carbide rotary files to enlarge the hole.

Pete
by Inspector
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery drill bits
Replies: 15
Views: 811

Re: Mystery drill bits

Glen I know there are some #12 fasteners but they are not common. #10 though is very common for screws, rivets and bolts of all kinds.

Pete
by Inspector
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 614
Views: 124577

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Bill if my memory serves you bought a Grizzly lathe. Lots of ratchet straps restraining the loads front, back and side along with the blocks on the deck will be more than enough. 1 1/2" or 2" are relatively cheap and even Asian import ones work just fine if you use lots. Removing the lathe's back sc...
by Inspector
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parting tool holder
Replies: 39
Views: 4337

Re: Parting tool holder

Grizzly and Busy Bee are related by blood so lots of what Busy Bee carry are also sold by Grizzly. They seem to have similar parting tools.

https://www.grizzly.com/products/Grizzl ... ade/T10376

https://www.grizzly.com/products/Grizzl ... ert/T10012

Pete
by Inspector
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milling Machine Power Feed
Replies: 5
Views: 1066

Re: Milling Machine Power Feed

The ones Busy Bee have, at least the ones I found, are for Bridgeport type machines. It won't fit your mill drill. You need to find one like this that clamps on the end of the table. https://www.shars.com/products/machinery/power-feeds/mill-drill-table-power-feed-for-jet-machine. Grizzly have some b...
by Inspector
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Single vs double end end mills
Replies: 13
Views: 1975

Re: Single vs double end end mills

I didn't mean to say the won't work in a collet only that the plant I worked in used them in Weldon type holders and should have said without any damage to the end in the holder. It was a CNC plant and practices there would not be the same in home or small businesses running manual machines.

Pete
by Inspector
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Single vs double end end mills
Replies: 13
Views: 1975

Re: Single vs double end end mills

Maybe just the place I worked but I recall the double ended cutters having "whistle notches" in them to fit in Weldon type holders and not in collet holders.

Pete
by Inspector
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Removing End Of Broken Pipe From Pressure Pot Manifold
Replies: 28
Views: 2618

Re: Removing End Of Broken Pipe From Pressure Pot Manifold

I wouldn't use a rigid connection at all. I would mount the manifold to a plate attached to the dolly frame. Nipples in the manifold (90º) and pot (straight) with a flex hose between. The hose would allow for misalignment and prevent/reduce cracking from vibrations or handling. While the barbed fitt...
by Inspector
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Removing End Of Broken Pipe From Pressure Pot Manifold
Replies: 28
Views: 2618

Re: Removing End Of Broken Pipe From Pressure Pot Manifold

A couple times when I had no other choice I ground out part of the pipe just enough to get to the threads with a rotary file and a sandpaper cartridge roll. Then picked out the bits left in the thread.

Pete
by Inspector
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First time using super glue chuck
Replies: 72
Views: 9317

Re: First time using super glue chuck

Try soaking it in Acetone. It should dissolve or soften the glue after a while.

Pete
by Inspector
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floating reamer holders
Replies: 21
Views: 2877

Re: Floating reamer holders

While good telescoping gauges are an inexpensive means of measuring bores I would suggest you look at a dial bore gauge set in the size range you want to measure. Once set for a size you can measure the diameter easily and repeatedly. They also show if there is any taper in the hole and ovality. Bes...