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by oiad
Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bridgeport head rebuild
Replies: 29
Views: 6161

Re: Bridgeport head rebuild

Hi Mike,

I just saw this thread had picked up again (3 years old!) I just downloaded a copy of your rebuild manual, You did an amazing job. Look forward to seeing what updates you make to it.

Cheers,
Scott
by oiad
Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill Press DRO
Replies: 17
Views: 1865

Re: Drill Press DRO

How crazy is it to put an x-y DRO on a drill press? I have a used DRO I haven't found a buyer for, and I have a Phase II table on my drill press. Not sure how I could get the scales to work, but it's a thought. I've seen the cheap chinese verniers on the quill of the drill press, seems to work quit...
by oiad
Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:05 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: High speed spindle
Replies: 20
Views: 6778

Re: High speed spindle

Glenn Wegman wrote:Image
Glenn,

I must admit I had a little bit of a chuckle to my self after seeing this picture. Glad to see it worked just how you wanted.

Best "It works" post i've ever seen though, hehe.
by oiad
Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plans wanted for Carbide Tip inserts tool holders
Replies: 8
Views: 1312

Re: Plans wanted for Carbide Tip inserts tool holders

You mention China is exporting diamond wheels that are very affordable.. What can be said about the quality? Are you meaning a wheel that would go on a grinder? Well, I hope I didn't open my mouth before getting my brain hooked on. I have been installing slate flooring, and using a 10" diamond blad...
by oiad
Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plans wanted for Carbide Tip inserts tool holders
Replies: 8
Views: 1312

Re: Plans wanted for Carbide Tip inserts tool holders

I can only sharpen brazed on carbide tips. I have yet to try the replaceables. I still keep the chipped ones for this purpose. I have a green stone to grind them. Jors, Speaking from the position of a guy that has worked in commercial shops, using both diamond and the green silicon carbide wheels y...
by oiad
Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Workshop sturdyness/safety.
Replies: 7
Views: 1003

Re: Workshop sturdyness/safety.

That was quite a shakeup you had - miraculous that no one was killed ! I've been through any number of eathquakes in the almost forty years that I've lived in California, including the Loma Prieta quake in '89 (a 7.3) that trashed the internals of my home in Santa Clara (but no structural damage si...
by oiad
Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Workshop sturdyness/safety.
Replies: 7
Views: 1003

Re: Workshop sturdyness/safety.

Ken: I had the tank secured to the bench by a strap that was liberated from an army bag I have, imagine a woven 2 inch wide strap that would go over your shoulder, it had metal clips that clipped into each other.. The metal clips broke from the force of the quake (It was an up and down quake) and th...
by oiad
Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Workshop sturdyness/safety.
Replies: 7
Views: 1003

Workshop sturdyness/safety.

Hi guys, I'm from Christchurch, New Zealand, not sure if any of you read the international news but we had a decent (7.1 magnitude) earthquake on september the 4th at 4:35AM. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/4094979/Huge-earthquake-rocks-Christchurch After my workshop survived quite well, albie...
by oiad
Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Show us your welding setup.
Replies: 20
Views: 6676

Show us your welding setup.

In spirit of the other threads in lathe/milling sections, Show us your welding setup!

This is my new setup after we moved into our new place, I'm an aluminum fabricator and welder, welder was purchased brand spanking new, Miller Dynasty 200dx.
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