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by WJH
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Makes a Machinist's Vise a Machinist's Vise?
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: What Makes a Machinist's Vise a Machinist's Vise?

To me, at the very least, it's square, clamps square, can be indicated reliably off of

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by WJH
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Quality Pegboard Hooks
Replies: 14
Views: 483

Re: Quality Pegboard Hooks

It's a giant country, and divided into sections like Hunger Games. It's my least favorite place I fly into discounting Hong Kong which is relatively untouched. Shanghai has high speed bullet trains and a healthy middle class, while in Wuhan, the ground handlers think nothing of urinating in public, ...
by WJH
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Quality Pegboard Hooks
Replies: 14
Views: 483

Re: Quality Pegboard Hooks

SteveHGraham wrote:This thing is amazing. The Chinese are starting to scare me.
Don't worry, simply visit China to fix that.

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by WJH
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Quality Pegboard Hooks
Replies: 14
Views: 483

Re: Quality Pegboard Hooks

Not peg board, but in my garage I use the rubbermaid quick rail system. Just bought a few more sections and 6 shelves. Not the cheapest but completely modular and customizable. Guess you could fab up a pegboard that clips into their rail system. Hmm...

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by WJH
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Printer's mystery metal
Replies: 13
Views: 536

Re: Printer's mistery metal

They do machine nicely!

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by WJH
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Hello, I am new here and am trying to build an Atlantic without a metal lathe.
Replies: 39
Views: 2778

Re: Hello, I am new here and am trying to build an Atlantic without a metal lathe.

Building a locomotive without a lathe and mill makes no practical sense. Both those pieces of equipment are cheap compared to a locomotive. If you don't have space for those items, then you don't have space for a 1.5" steamer. You might be better served with Gauge 1 live steam and just buying a loco...
by WJH
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Electronic Leadscrews?
Replies: 19
Views: 1449

Re: Electronic Leadscrews?

Hmmm, that's something I didn't know that it wasn't set up to do imperial thread pitches so thanks Will. Seems strangely lacking to not have a system capable of either. I'd have very little need for nor would I want a metric only system. I haven't seen his article on it, but was it done analog styl...
by WJH
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: ABOM sized lathe
Replies: 45
Views: 2342

Re: ABOM sized lathe

I thought the battleship guns were made in a vertical lathe that was mostly beneath ground level, to avoid the problems with extreme lengths and gravity


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by WJH
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: ABOM sized lathe
Replies: 45
Views: 2342

Re: ABOM sized lathe

So, would you use a DXA sized QCTP on that lathe?


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by WJH
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Something good about Harbor Freight
Replies: 38
Views: 2352

Re: Something good about Harbor Freight

Any of you ever hear of “Tire Ject”? I’m going to use it on all of my problematic tires.
Ever watch “OneLonelyFarmer” on YouTube? He talks about it.
https://youtu.be/tiq2x2L7UgE


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by WJH
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Something good about Harbor Freight
Replies: 38
Views: 2352

Re: Something good about Harbor Freight

It seems my wife needs an endless supply of tape measures


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by WJH
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machining ballscrews
Replies: 20
Views: 1215

Re: Machining ballscrews

That's precisely how soft jaws can and should be used. And, if the item you will grip is fragile, you make the jaws wider, so you distribute clamping force over a larger area. They can approach 360° of contact, allowing only enough clearance for the jaws to open and close. Extremely thin walled obj...