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by Vern2
Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Oil reservoir on Rotary table (Ro-tab)?
Replies: 5
Views: 1394

Re: Oil reservoir on Rotary table (Ro-tab)?

Had a design change, wont be needing the rotab, no oil add.

Thanks

Vern
by Vern2
Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Oil reservoir on Rotary table (Ro-tab)?
Replies: 5
Views: 1394

Re: Oil reservoir on Rotary table (Ro-tab)?

Thanks Guys I'll add some fine grade oil.
by Vern2
Fri May 31, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Making a magnetic tool holder
Replies: 13
Views: 3310

Re: Making a magnetic tool holder

sjames, I'm thinking Keith's spring button mount may work better. Why: This maybe hard to visualize. Three ball magnet mount only works good around flat plane the balls offset to separate magnets. To me, that means when torch moves in x and y axes, one of the two plane's of movement works great. The...
by Vern2
Thu May 30, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Oil reservoir on Rotary table (Ro-tab)?
Replies: 5
Views: 1394

Oil reservoir on Rotary table (Ro-tab)?

When I cleaned up 6" rotary-table, I saw a sticker that said, oil plug. Another sticker says fill with oil be for using. Then what looks like a clear site gauge. I never expected that. Does it really need oil for turning the plate around?
by Vern2
Thu May 30, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Making a magnetic tool holder
Replies: 13
Views: 3310

Re: Making a magnetic tool holder

sjames, Your right the magnets do not have to be aligned. The three balls do need to be drilled in both plates with rotary table. One with balls half into aluminum plate, other half for alignment of torch 90 degrees to metal, every time it gets knocked off. Thanks for the link, here's one for you. L...
by Vern2
Thu May 30, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Making a magnetic tool holder
Replies: 13
Views: 3310

Re: Making a magnetic tool holder

sjames, I just cleaned up rotary table and found t bolts for it. Have to figure the radius and pattern yet. What size balls have you tried? How many magnets? I'm not saying it's going to be easy. Looks like I'll be making a few before the right combination is hit. Was thinking 1/2" ball, but the off...
by Vern2
Wed May 29, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Making a magnetic tool holder
Replies: 13
Views: 3310

Re: Making a magnetic tool holder

Use steel balls rather than pins. Set them in epoxy in the one plate so that only half of the ball is exposed. Drills holes in the other plate to match the diameter of the ball. The balls will locate the plate when the magnets grip and any side load such as the torch hitting an obstruction will let...
by Vern2
Wed May 29, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Making a magnetic tool holder
Replies: 13
Views: 3310

Re: Making a magnetic tool holder

Drilling pockets for magnets is not a problem. It's making tapered guide pins with matching guide holes. When torch is attached, it aligns it's self for next cut path. I'm thinking the guide pins have to be very short. Why? When torch hits an obstruction, the guides, have to become offset a small am...
by Vern2
Fri May 03, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Making a magnetic tool holder
Replies: 13
Views: 3310

Re: Making a magnetic tool holder

Glenn, Thanks! I thought I would need a rotary table some day, it's just been collecting dust. Found some magnetics on ebay, have not a clue how many or what size I need. So you see, this may not be the first mounting plate I may have to make, :oops: . My old shop would not let me put in a 2x2 plasm...
by Vern2
Thu May 02, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Making a magnetic tool holder
Replies: 13
Views: 3310

Making a magnetic tool holder

Looking at mounting 3 - 1" magnets into aluminum. I have a small mill/Drill and a 6" rotary table. Here is my home shop drawing. http://www.enichesoftware.com/media/t-snap.jpg Was thinking I may cut the holes with my largest end mill (3/4") to cut the round magnetics holes. The three smaller holes a...
by Vern2
Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: This thing really SUCKS!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 14516

Re: This thing really SUCKS!!!

I'd like to see the You Tube Video if you have the link. It may answer my questions, thanks.
by Vern2
Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: Snap together ductwork - Pittsburgh
Replies: 7
Views: 7724

How to Snap together duct - Pittsburgh Seam

I found out how to do snap together duct work with a brake.

Video here http://youtu.be/aWngXCjD4rw