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by turkeywire
Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member from Houston TX
Replies: 41
Views: 5532

I live in Pearland and these are a good bunch of guys.
by turkeywire
Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Tinkering
Replies: 30
Views: 4325

Bruce, I have to agree. My father did not tinker but my maternal grandfather did more woodworking. We grew up on a farm so there was always something to fix. One of the adults that I admired most was the old gentleman that ran the repair (read blacksmith) shop near us. Then there was the mechanic th...
by turkeywire
Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with a most vexing problem
Replies: 17
Views: 3233

There is Solid Edge from Siemens its free. http://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/products/velocity/solidedge/free2d/index.shtml I have it installed but have not used it. I play with Turbocad. I agree with the comments that say CAD has a steep learning curve. Let us know what program you decide...
by turkeywire
Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Favorite Metal Working Websites
Topic: old school model engines (video clip)
Replies: 4
Views: 7081

That's great. Thanks for the link.
by turkeywire
Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little Engine Finished
Replies: 23
Views: 2202

Nice looking engine. It is amazing what one can do with what is on hand and a lot of ingenuity.

Carl
by turkeywire
Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealing with "chip whip"
Replies: 8
Views: 2064

You can use a procedure I have heard called pecking. Either reduce the feed pressure on the drill or remove it from the hole either will cause a break in the chip.
by turkeywire
Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milling a V for a V block
Replies: 16
Views: 7881

What are going to be using your v-block for and are you making a pair?
by turkeywire
Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milling a V for a V block
Replies: 16
Views: 7881

Back years ago when I was in training to be a machinist one of the items that we were required to build was a set of v-blocks and clamps. In fact the first project was to take a piece of 6" round stock and machine it into a 1/4-28 v-block clamp screw. I spent many days threading, measuring over wire...
by turkeywire
Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need help locating particular kind of extruded aluminum rail
Replies: 9
Views: 1179

I agree with Larry. MSC is also a distributor for 89/20.
by turkeywire
Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 954 Bronze
Replies: 16
Views: 4675

SAE 841 oil impregnated bronze I believe would be the best material. It is available in rectangular form from MSC and McMaster both but unless you are doing a lot of them I think the cost would be prohibitive. I think I have a piece in my tool box, but I don't remember what size it is. I'll try to f...
by turkeywire
Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Motor Getting HOT on 3 in 1!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 4062

Sounds like you let the magic smoke out of the motor this is a bad thing. Seriously sounds like the motor burnt up. I would call for warranty repair.
by turkeywire
Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:50 am
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: metallic furnace duct tape-where to buy?
Replies: 7
Views: 4577

I would try Fastental. They should have a storefront fairly close.