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by jcfx
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted 5C Collets
Replies: 8
Views: 460

Re: Wanted 5C Collets

Do they even make 5C collets by 1/128ths ?

You might want to look into metric 5C -
.164 = 4.17mm
.138 = 3.51mm
.112 = 2.84mm
by jcfx
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small Diameter Slitting Saw
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: Small Diameter Slitting Saw

Does the saw have to be .50 diameter ?
McMaster has slitting saws that are .040 but they're 2.75 dia.
Victor Machinery has them in 2" dia - https://www.victornet.com/subdepartment ... /1592.html
by jcfx
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: machining should square
Replies: 14
Views: 462

Re: machining should square

Is there enough room behind that shaft shoulder for a interference fit bushing ?
You could turn and bore one and heat the bushing to slip right in and have a true face for the washers.

I don't think Terry's idea is that crazy, if it's a small amount that you have to turn to get a square shoulder.
by jcfx
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting Mats
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: Cutting Mats

I didn't know they were popular for machinists, I've seen them in videos and such it's probably because of the grid for sense of scale, doesn't hurt that it's a slight cushion for when they fumble and drop a $10 grand Fickymanouli Whachamacallit during a show and tell. But its a go to for artists, t...
by jcfx
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: holesaw on a lathe
Replies: 11
Views: 617

Re: holesaw on a lathe

johnfreese wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:18 pm
The plates are larger than your chuck. How are you holding them on the lathe?
Running that size hole saw on the lathe was a wise choice. Most drill presses run way to fast for large hole saws.
The first few pictures seem to show a tube welded to the plate.
Did I guess right ?
by jcfx
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: essential tools for milling
Replies: 20
Views: 797

Re: essential tools for milling

Good advice from everyone, but since milling is new to you, my recommendations are in order of usefulness - 1 - A vise, it can be a Kurt or an Import, new or used, whatever your budget will allow. You can always upgrade later. 2 - Parallels 3 - Milling cutters, as Mr Ron said 1/4", 3/8" 1/2" and 3/4...
by jcfx
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: 2- 5/8" OD tube roller, expanders ****SOLD****
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: 2- 5/8" OD tube roller, expanders

What do they do ? Roll flat sheets into tubes and expand pre made tubes ?
Googling just got me the typical benders for tubing.
by jcfx
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheels under a mill drill?
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Re: Wheels under a mill drill?

Congrats on the mill purchase, I'm sure you'll find a myriad of things to do with it. Build the stand to suit your workshop space considerations and work methods, better that the wheels are only used for moving rather than actual footing, you'll get rocking if you manually crank the table axis' depe...
by jcfx
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Remaining book blow out! ****SOLD****
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: Remaining book blow out!

I would help to know what the remaining books are.
by jcfx
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shaft removal
Replies: 14
Views: 1434

Re: Shaft removal

The bearings will all be replaced anyway I'm suspicious of them so I'm not worried about
trashing them with a slide hammer contraption I'm coming up with.
by jcfx
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Miniature millwork plus
Replies: 9
Views: 1414

Re: Miniature millwork plus

Have you looked into what Micromark might have in terms of blades ?
They sell similar mini table saws like the Dremel, and Proxxon saws.

Super nice work on the hinges and frame.
by jcfx
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shaft removal
Replies: 14
Views: 1434

Re: Shaft removal

*sigh* I agree with all the responses, without actually visiting the factory It's hard to say what conditions the mill was assembled in, so far I've found grinding dust everywhere there is a moving part, including inside the head, and now I'm debating whether to take the quill and spindle apart sinc...