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by Inspector
Sun May 14, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marking Taps & Material for Chuck Keys
Replies: 20
Views: 415

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: 48
Views: 1183

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: 1217

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: 566

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 ...
by Inspector
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crowned pulleys
Replies: 16
Views: 641

Re: Crowned pulleys

From a discussion on large radius attachments in the lathe section.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXLXDj-L8aw&t=2s

Pete
by Inspector
Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: LED Lights in a Workshop
Replies: 38
Views: 1320

Re: LED Lights in a Workshop

Dang I thought I had this stuff understood. Looks like I was calculating to get 1000 lumens per square metre. Well I still have 16, 40w fixtures lighting an area of almost 640 square feet. My phone app reads about 100 foot candles when reading off the white double doors from 10 feet away so I'm in t...
by Inspector
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: LED Lights in a Workshop
Replies: 38
Views: 1320

Re: LED Lights in a Workshop

Steve you must have owl eyes. I searched for light levels I'd need before selecting my lights. I found that 100 candlepower per square foot for detailed woodwork was recommended, which converts to 1000 lumens per square foot. That meant for my shop I needed 63400 lumens so that's why I went with 16 ...
by Inspector
Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: LED Lights in a Workshop
Replies: 38
Views: 1320

Re: LED Lights in a Workshop

I recently bought lights for my new woodshop :shock: and garage. When I first looked around I was going to buy LED tubes to fit fluorescent fixtures that I was also going to get. I could not find new non-ballasted fixtures and it didn't make sense to throw out new ballasts. There wasn't much in the ...
by Inspector
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made in America
Replies: 38
Views: 1811

Re: Made in America

History shows us that every empire rises and eventually falls and a new one rises somewhere else. The wealth and power follows the empires that rise. The pendulum is swinging and it may be a long time before it swings back again.

Pete
by Inspector
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: My New Lathe.
Replies: 10
Views: 617

Re: My New Lathe.

If the missus ain't happy kick her out and get a single bed. Then you'll have room for it. :)

Pete
by Inspector
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Attachment for turning a large radius convex surface
Replies: 25
Views: 1088

Re: Attachment for turning a large radius convex surface

Rod how would you go about using your tool to cut the end of the work as shown in the first post picture? Yours would have to have the pivot well under the chuck or in the headstock someplace if it didn't hit the chuck itself. Don't get me wrong, your tool is great for working along the axis but I d...
by Inspector
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Attachment for turning a large radius convex surface
Replies: 25
Views: 1088

Re: Attachment for turning a large radius convex surface

spro the name is spelled Holtzapffel. I'm with you in believing OT turning is both fascinating and beautiful.

The attachment for turning radii is cool but my lathe doesn't have the T slots the OP has in his carriage so I'll hold off making one until I really need one.

Pete

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