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by Mr Ron
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe table build
Replies: 24
Views: 1305

Re: Lathe table build

Your stand looks plenty strong, but needs the cross bracing as noted by others. That lathe doesn't weigh all that much, maybe 350# or so? I would turn the bolts upside down and thread them from the bottom, up. Better yet, get commercial feet made for that purpose and place them inside the tube, not ...
by Mr Ron
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lathe cutoff tool
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Lathe cutoff tool

The only problem with the vee shaped inserts is they cut off the piece, but leave a "tit" on the cut off piece that has to be removed by other means; (by filing/grinding, etc).
by Mr Ron
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lathe cutoff tool
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Lathe cutoff tool

I just got a lathe cutoff tool that uses replaceable carbide inserts. What a difference after using HSS blades.
by Mr Ron
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: DRO PRO UPDATE
Replies: 7
Views: 1264

Re: DRO PRO UPDATE

I might also add that the most table movement I get when tightening the table locks is 1 or 2 tenths. When working to thousands, a few tenths isn't anything to worry about.
by Mr Ron
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Way oil
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Re: Way oil

Thank you all for your input. Now another question : Can way oil be used for bearings as in headstock bearings? Would using the wrong lubricant damage bearings?
by Mr Ron
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Way oil
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Way oil

I have some Vactra oil # 2 way oil that I use on my lathe. The question is: can I use this oil on my vertical mill ways?
by Mr Ron
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Syil X5 Milling Machine
Replies: 6
Views: 789

Re: Syil X5 Milling Machine

In Chinese culture, there are many being considered "unofficial" uncles. I would refer to a Chinese friend of my father as "uncle", although of no relationship. I'm assuming Naomi Wu lives in Hong Kong, not mainland China. I'm guessing she works for a company that does reviews on products. She does ...
by Mr Ron
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: DRO PRO UPDATE
Replies: 7
Views: 1264

DRO PRO UPDATE

It has been a little bit more than 2 years since I installed my 2-axis DRO PRO to my 6x26 mill. I was able to mount the X axis encoder to the front of the table as there was not enough room at the rear of the table. I had to make new brackets to keep the table locks accessible, but all worked out gr...
by Mr Ron
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: At last, a faceplate
Replies: 20
Views: 2812

Re: At last, a faceplate

Necessity is the mother of invention.
by Mr Ron
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machining Setup's with Few Comments
Replies: 91
Views: 55339

Re: Machining Setup's with Few Comments

What alloy of silver solder do you use?
by Mr Ron
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel Balancing wheights
Replies: 10
Views: 2270

Re: Wheel Balancing wheights

They probably are made from the same material used for fishing weights, but I don't know what that is.
by Mr Ron
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Little Machine Shop 5100 lathe - opinions?
Replies: 14
Views: 3603

Re: Little Machine Shop 5100 lathe - opinions?

Visit a Unimat users group and see what other unimat owners say. It has been around for a long time and has many followers. I understand that some tools have followings that border on being a cult; that's why unimats cost so much. Atlas lathes have a huge following, and compared to similar sized ma...