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by Inspector
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pin Gages?
Replies: 13
Views: 315

Re: Pin Gages?

I used to use them a lot when inspecting. Great way to have go/not go measuring capabilities when you don't have a specially made one for a job as long as you keep in mind what kind of set you are using. A minus set, plus set or a nominal set. You can also see very quickly if a hole is tapered along...
by Inspector
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: My new power feed
Replies: 23
Views: 763

Re: My new power feed

Quality Cutting Tools have 3 locations in Canada with one here in S'toon. :) I called them late on a Thursday to order a couple 5C collets and they had them on Monday. They gave me a printed catalogue. It's a good 3" thick.

http://www.qct.tools

Pete
We are getting a little off topic though. :)
by Inspector
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: My new power feed
Replies: 23
Views: 763

Re: My new power feed

Owners of Busy Bee and Grizzly are family too but don't seem to get along. It would be a lot better for Busy Bee to have become the distributor for Grizzly up here rather than go their own way. Now that Grizzly will ship to Canada, where just a few years ago wouldn't, it is just going to make it tha...
by Inspector
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: My new power feed
Replies: 23
Views: 763

Re: My new power feed

Ordering the Grizzly part may not fit the Busy Bee since Busy Bee change their models less often because of slower stock rotation and tending to go the cheaper route when specifying. A Grizzly machine and a Busy Bee may appear to be the same, except for paint, when you look at them but the Grizzly h...
by Inspector
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: My new power feed
Replies: 23
Views: 763

Re: My new power feed

RG did you order the power feed from the parts list or one of the others in the catalogue? The one from the parts list might match up better.

Pete
by Inspector
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brace and Bit?
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Brace and Bit?

Some braces and adaptors. http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=32300&cat=1,180,42337&ap=1 Adaptors that will work in a brace too. 1/4 drive too small. Take a socket extension and mill the end to a size you like. http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=44490&cat=1,180,42334&a...
by Inspector
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Situating Fixed Tools in New Shop
Replies: 76
Views: 2937

Re: Situating Fixed Tools in New Shop

Adobe Flash player version 6 or higher. Says so on the Grizzly page.

Pete
by Inspector
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today's Craigslist Precision Tooling Deal
Replies: 20
Views: 869

Re: Today's Craigslist Precision Tooling Deal

Regarding silly things people do to surface plates. I watched the QA Manager and the Engineering Manager one afternoon cutting Mylars from the plotter with a box cutter and straight edge on the 5' x 10' x 16" granite surface table. I told them that if I had the authority to do so I would fire t...
by Inspector
Sun May 14, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marking Taps & Material for Chuck Keys
Replies: 20
Views: 777

Re: Marking Taps & Material for Chuck Keys

For the small taps. Drill and thread a piece of plastic and engrave the size on it. Screw the tap in in with some grease on it and put it in the drawer. Protected and identified. It is a lot easier though if you just buy some plastic tubes and write on the outside of them with a marker. Like these. ...
by Inspector
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Situating Fixed Tools in New Shop
Replies: 76
Views: 2937

Re: Situating Fixed Tools in New Shop

I cut a 3" hole in a metal shelving unit beside the headstock of my lathe to put longer pieces through. Space was tight and it was easier to clear off the end of the shelf rather than try to move the lathe or shelving unit for clearance. Same reasons, as above, only on a smaller scale. Could th...
by Inspector
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Costco LED shop lights?
Replies: 20
Views: 1463

Re: Costco LED shop lights?

I have new LED fixtures that I bought direct from China for my shop and garage and there isn't any flicker that I've noticed running my table saw. Haven't noticed it with any of the couple dozen or so recessed ceiling lights throughout the house either. I think the built in power supply in each ligh...
by Inspector
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New lathe tool post
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: New lathe tool post

Not always. You position the tool post to allow the best access for the tool you happen to be cutting with. That's why there are 2 dovetails and the tool post can quickly be loosened, repositioned and tightened again. Start with it squared up and as you use it you will find the situations where you ...

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