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by MasterMaker
Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Our Idiot Government Strikes Again
Replies: 33
Views: 2995

Re: Our Idiot Government Strikes Again

All the above is sad but true. I have a friend who was a garbage man in Olympia, Wa. for many years. Near the end of each state budget period the dumpsters around the capitol of Wa. would be filled with unused paper material, reams of new printer paper, new or lightly used furniture, the list goes ...
by MasterMaker
Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rookie Milling Question #2
Replies: 40
Views: 4491

Re: Rookie Milling Question #2

If the round piece is center drilled there is a very quick and dirty way of doing it. A cylindrical piece of steel with a 60 degree point on it in the mill chuck(hell you could turn it in the mill using 60 degree indexable lathe tool clamped in the vice), lowered(NOT with the mill running..) into th...
by MasterMaker
Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie looking for some help with CCMT21.5
Replies: 27
Views: 2278

Re: Newbie looking for some help with CCMT21.5

I get no spam(popups) when I click it only a windmill add(green energy) as an cover ad the first time I click on an imagevenue link(if I log of and log on again it repeats) I use it because it is consistently the most reliable image host I have found(I don't think I have ever seen a missing image(un...
by MasterMaker
Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie looking for some help with CCMT21.5
Replies: 27
Views: 2278

Re: Newbie looking for some help with CCMT21.5

It could very well be a question of rigidity rather than the cutting tool/feed/speed. I removed the compound on my lathe and replaced with a solid block of steel of the same height as the aforementioned compound. All of a sudden I got great finish on steel's that previously refused to give me anythi...
by MasterMaker
Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grinding a corner rounding end mill by hand
Replies: 9
Views: 2361

As long as you are milling alu(or anything non ferrous for that matter) you can use a carbide router bit, they come in all kinds of handy shapes and work great and as an added bonus they are usually dirt-cheap. The ones with a bearing work as a great guide and make´s putting an even chamfer on the e...