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by jcfx
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Harold!
Replies: 22
Views: 285

Re: Harold!

Wishing Harold a speedy recovery as well !
by jcfx
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Packing Foam
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: Packing Foam

Any time, glad to be of assistance !
by jcfx
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Packing Foam
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: Packing Foam

earlgo, I'm not familiar with Kaizen foam ( had to look it up ) but what you have pictured and described is Ethafoam also known as polyethylene foam. I get planks of it from a shipping / art packing supply company in my neighborhood in NY. If I recall correctly it's about $40 for a plank 2ft x 8ft 2...
by jcfx
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: New small mill
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: New small mill

I'm guessing you have a one of the Maximat lathe / mill machines. What died on your Emco mill ? Finding a small / medium sized mill is going to be tough, like you said no one in the US or EU manufactures them anymore and what's out there is all made in China with varying degrees of quality control, ...
by jcfx
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clamp knobs.
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Clamp knobs.

There is also JW Winco, for knobs and handles in inch and metric.
as well as tools, they can be a little cheaper but not by much.
https://www.jwwinco.com/en-us/home

If your mill came from China I'd guess that all the fastening and tightening hardware is metric,
I'd check before ordering anything.
by jcfx
Fri May 22, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Annealing E52100 steel ?
Replies: 5
Views: 855

Re: Annealing E52100 steel ?

I miss the old hardware stores, they used to be plentiful but they've gone the way of the Dodo, what's left are staffed with paycheck collectors and space fillers that give you the deer in the headlight looks when you ask for a 6-32 socket head cap screw. 220 balls left ! Trade anyone 10 balls for 1...
by jcfx
Thu May 21, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Annealing E52100 steel ?
Replies: 5
Views: 855

Re: Annealing E52100 steel ?

Yep, without a heat treat oven I think those E52100 balls go in the parts archive bin.
Reordered some low carbon steel balls and they annealed and drilled great.

Anyone need some 5/16" dia. Low Carbon Steel balls ?
I have 242 left !
by jcfx
Thu May 21, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Annular cutters
Replies: 16
Views: 1965

Re: Annular cutters

That would probably not be much different than step drilling. If you actually needed a ring shape milled into something, like if a tube needs to go inside something and have the material both inside and outside the tube, an annular cutter would work. Steve I guess it would depend on the size holes ...
by jcfx
Wed May 20, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Annular cutters
Replies: 16
Views: 1965

Re: Annular cutters

Are you drilling a blind hole into thick material? I was looking at thru holes. Can't envision a use of using one for a blind hole, but I'm sure there's something. Steve Interesting thought on using them for a blind hole, I'd guess if you had annular cutters that would overlap enough, it would be p...
by jcfx
Tue May 19, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Annealing E52100 steel ?
Replies: 5
Views: 855

Annealing E52100 steel ?

I've been attempting a rebuild of one of those ball and socket jointed soldering helping hands contraptions, the ball ends aren't what you would call a ball more door knob shaped and what I'm doing is annealing ball bearings so that I can drill and silver solder new rods into the balls to get true b...
by jcfx
Tue May 19, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Annular cutters
Replies: 16
Views: 1965

Re: Annular cutters

I've used them on my lathe to do exactly what you're intending to do, I used the annular cutter to cut holes in cast iron lathe chuck back plates, I needed to finish bore a register in them to a certain size. I bought a MT2 annular cutter holder from Mcmaster, which fits my drill press and lathe tai...
by jcfx
Fri May 15, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Does anyone else get this message
Replies: 11
Views: 1263

Re: Does anyone else get this message

Interesting, never really paid much attention but now that you bring it up, using your link takes me here
very bare bones, not secure -
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Clicking on the link does take me to a secure page ( green lock and https ) -
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I'm using Firefox on a Mac.