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by jcfx
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to Steady Small Parts on Workbench?
Replies: 23
Views: 1510

Re: How to Steady Small Parts on Workbench?

Another vote for a Panavise, I use the vacuum base and clamp a lot, never saw the need for the tray style base. Panavise also makes a circuit board holding attachment, super handy for hot air desoldering. You should check on eBay for NOS for their accessories, they even make a small surface plate. O...
by jcfx
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Self-ejecting chuck keys Y/N
Replies: 44
Views: 2319

Re: Self-ejecting chuck keys Y/N

I agree with Magicniner, they're there to limit their liability. None of my chuck keys have springs or I've removed them. After after having them thrown at me in my early days of self learning to use a lathe I started to spin the chuck manually before turning on the power, pretty quick to know if yo...
by jcfx
Sun May 20, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grinding wheel hole enlargement ?
Replies: 11
Views: 800

Re: Grinding wheel hole enlargement ?

Don't do it. Modify the arbor. The thought had crossed my mind, to alter the arbor. Don't modify the grinder until you have determined which dimension is the correct one. Search a lot of wheels first. If your grinder will hold a 1/8" shank tool then get a diamond burr and enlarge the wheel hole jus...
by jcfx
Sat May 19, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grinding wheel hole enlargement ?
Replies: 11
Views: 800

Grinding wheel hole enlargement ?

I've got a Emco tool post grinder that I thought I was going to use this weekend but it turns out the new grinding wheels I bought have a slightly smaller arbor hole and I have to make a washer for the arbor that was missing too. The arbor hole in the new wheels are .600 ( 15.25mm ) the old wheel th...
by jcfx
Wed May 09, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: SB Heavy 10 speed chart plate ?
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: SB Heavy 10 speed chart plate ?

The only picture I took was of the serial number so that I could do a look up
on swells site, which is - 8336RKX14
That number seems to date it as being made in the late forties early fifties.
I recall that one of the plates said it was a Model A Heavy 10.
I'll see if can post pictures next week.
by jcfx
Tue May 08, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: SB Heavy 10 speed chart plate ?
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: SB Heavy 10 speed chart plate ?

SteveM - There is an information plate on the inside of the pulley lid but that's it, I see any other holes where another plate would have been. I checked out the Wswells.com site and it was pretty daunting looking the serial numbers, close but no cigar on matching the serial. RCRR - I would love to...
by jcfx
Sun May 06, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: SB Heavy 10 speed chart plate ?
Replies: 6
Views: 594

SB Heavy 10 speed chart plate ?

My buddy has a South Bend Heavy 10 that he recently replaced the hacked in motor with one that was the right speed and I noticed that his SB doesn't have a speed chart plate that shows the belt positions for various speeds. Was this normal and you had to reference the user manual for the belt positi...
by jcfx
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Slide duplicator / digitizer
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Re: Slide duplicator / digitizer

:wink: Tell your wife what ?
by jcfx
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Slide duplicator / digitizer
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Re: Slide duplicator / digitizer

Strange that it's only rentable in Scandinavia, this place rents in the US, but do research about them first it's just a site I came across yesterday - https://services.ezphotoscan.com/rent-photo-scanner-photo-slide/ I'm sure that SlideSnap got the idea from the photography DIY'ers, if you have a sl...
by jcfx
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Slide duplicator / digitizer
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Re: Slide duplicator / digitizer

You got me thinking about aerial imaging ( not the taking pictures of land from above ), not a lot of info online since it seemed to have gone the way of the dinosaur, but back in the day I worked at a animation company that had aerial image printers used for film effects work, it was a method of pr...
by jcfx
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Slide duplicator / digitizer
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Re: Slide duplicator / digitizer

I've got no experience with automated batch slide scanners, I've only done it with manual ones but with the the amounts you have it would be a full time job + to scan them all even with an automated one. Scanning resolution might be a problem with older scanners the sensors would be lower in resolut...
by jcfx
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 4-jaw chuck screw removal
Replies: 15
Views: 1441

Re: 4-jaw chuck screw removal

John Hasler wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:45 am
I have a similar chuck. I had to whack some of the forks pretty hard to get them out.
That's good to know, I stopped when those forks on my 4 jaw independent wouldn't budge with light tapping,