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by Patio
Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Novice - CAD Software Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1637

Re: Novice - CAD Software Question

Blender is free it is a CAM program, hard learning curve. For simple 3D Google Sketchup work well and is free. ProgeCAD has last years version for free and is similar to AutoCad. Guess you caught the free theme. :) My favorite if I could afford it would be Solid Works. There are sure to be many more...
by Patio
Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ADVERTURES IN FLOOD COOLANT
Replies: 29
Views: 6691

Re: ADVERTURES IN FLOOD COOLANT

By the way, kerosene is generally used for aluminum only, but you probably already know that. Harold Nope didn't know that! Is there a product for use on steel that does not leave a film of oil on the part when done. I am talking about something that can be applied with a brush, is readily availabl...
by Patio
Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ADVERTURES IN FLOOD COOLANT
Replies: 29
Views: 6691

Re: ADVERTURES IN FLOOD COOLANT

I have two questions about cutting oil use on lathes and using some thing like kerosene for cooling the tooling. Being as cutting oil has sulfur in it to aid cutting wouldn't it also wear the parts of the lathe that it came in contact with, without taking great care to clean it up right after or avo...
by Patio
Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First time poster here, and new to machining!
Replies: 179
Views: 31688

Re: First time poster here, and new to machining!

Tonights progress of my education into machining. I finished grinding a simple boring tool, or more of an internal threading tool as it is very pointed, which does not lend itself to a great finish, but worked for what I was trying to learn tonight. I bored my first hole tonight, and am happy. The c...
by Patio
Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First time poster here, and new to machining!
Replies: 179
Views: 31688

Re: First time poster here, and new to machining!

I have come the the conclusion that I will remake the part for the Shaper, and deal with the inaccuracy of the unit as need be. Tonight a friend borrowed me a couple of end mills to run in my lathe with the milling attachment. It works well enough for what I need to do. I can mill a part to within a...
by Patio
Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:59 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Soutbend & Taper Pins!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2624

Re: Soutbend & Taper Pins!!!

Phil3 I read somewhere that someone had this same problem of not being able to see the pins, he used machinist bluing or Prussian blue depending on who you talk to. Apparently it will run into small cracks. Clean the part really well and apply it to the part, wait a bit, then wipe off with some alco...
by Patio
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Circuit Breaker Trips out
Replies: 50
Views: 4631

Re: Circuit Breaker Trips out

I don't know anything about EDMs , but I am an electrical contractor. My data shows a 3 pahse, 10hp motor at 230V has a full load current of 28A. If one is going to run it for greater than 3 hours at a time, then it should be 28A X 1.25 = 35A. I don't know about your state, but here one can only hav...
by Patio
Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Soutbend & Taper Pins!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2624

Re: Soutbend & Taper Pins!!!

Hi Phil3 I am a new guy too. What I did when faced with this problem, not that this is the right way, just my way, is to take my dremel and carfully grind the pin down flat to the surface, on both sides, then it is easy to see which is the larger of the two, and nothing to keep from driving it out. ...
by Patio
Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First time poster here, and new to machining!
Replies: 179
Views: 31688

Re: First time poster here, and new to machining!

Well the last couple of days I have been messing with the Shaper, as I need it now to make more tooling and other parts. I learn a little more each day, about machining, whether it is something that I wanted to learn is another matter! I had finally gotten to the point, in my grinding program, where...
by Patio
Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe clutch usage?
Replies: 5
Views: 2652

Re: Lathe clutch usage?

Thanks Harold V and Steamin10 Harold I have read all the manuals I could find, even SB how to run a Lathe, and none of them go into the operation of the clutch, out side of it is used to engage the drive. I will use just for engaging and disengaging the drive as I don' want to harm the machine. I le...
by Patio
Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:05 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe clutch usage?
Replies: 5
Views: 2652

Re: Lathe clutch usage?

Unless your machine has reaction clutches, no, you aren't supposed to use power to stops. Doing so is most likely to result in something breaking. Harold I do not have reaction clutches. Yes the lead screw has a keyway and is used for driving the entire apron. The apron is set up with an interlock ...
by Patio
Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Internal Single Point Threading Help!
Replies: 41
Views: 8840

Re: Internal Single Point Threading Help!

dly31

That is a nice explanation of the thread dial relationship to the lead screw.
That would go nicely in the resource library. imho