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by refinery mike
Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proper chip formation
Replies: 20
Views: 2116

Re: Proper chip formation

Several of you mentioned a hand hook tool to pull off chips. i have never thought of that, i have tried to use pliers. But the hook is a good idea and i have to make me one of them. that is why i came to the experts i knew i would learn something on this one. Thanks to all.
by refinery mike
Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: holding small parts
Replies: 14
Views: 4514

Re: holding small parts

Just a note, the holder is made out of O-1 tool steel but i wouldn't harden it. Just in case the saw blade were to nick the holder. And 0-1 is plenty strong even in the annealed state.
by refinery mike
Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tall plano boxes
Replies: 6
Views: 957

tall plano boxes

I really like the tall "Plano" boxes. They are made for hanging fishing lures in but they work well for storing tools in as well. And then they are just the right heigth to fit up in the floor joists, on simple shelves. Then there they are above me at the drill press or lathe, or what ever. And they...
by refinery mike
Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proper chip formation
Replies: 20
Views: 2116

Proper chip formation

I read lately what Harold V said about stringy chips and multiple stitches. I would like to hear more on that subject. what is the best chips to produce and how do you get them. what are dangerous chips and how do you avoid them, I would like to avoid the stitches. Thank you Harold for bringing this...
by refinery mike
Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: How to remove a center
Replies: 14
Views: 2393

Re: How to remove a center

Your best bet is to get a new adapter. they aren't very expensive at ENCO. Do not even think about putting vise grips on that thing. That adapter is meant for an old drill press with a tang drive not a lathe. Do not put any Morse-taper into your spindle that is messed up or you will ruin your spindl...
by refinery mike
Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: portaband
Replies: 2
Views: 831

portaband

I have a bigger band saw but this guy is the work horse of my shop. For years now it has cut 90 percent of all my metal. You can change a blade by simply releasing the leaver and popping another blade on. In very short order i can go from sheet metal to two inch thick bar. With the big saw it is so ...
by refinery mike
Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: holding small parts
Replies: 14
Views: 4514

holding small parts

I built this jig for holding small parts, while i cut sand or grind them. it is made out of O-1 steel and is kind of a cross between a jeweler's hand vice and a machinist's parallel clamp. I am sure there are all kinds of small part holders out there but this is one that i like. "Do you know what th...
by refinery mike
Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe tool holder for my southbend 9
Replies: 5
Views: 2287

Re: Lathe tool holder for my southbend 9

Thanks for your input, you are right i would have to have to make several styles of holders and i would loose some versatility. It is not that i can not successfully grind a bit to any shape i want, i guess i am just lazy. But laziness is the mother of invention. I think that is the way that goes is...
by refinery mike
Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe tool holder for my southbend 9
Replies: 5
Views: 2287

Re: Lathe tool holder for my southbend 9

I forgot to say that the bit is sharpened while still in the tool holder. I set the grinder for the appropriate angle and then grind all the way around the profile. that leaves a hollow ground effect. then i hand hone the edge with diamond stones.
by refinery mike
Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe tool holder for my southbend 9
Replies: 5
Views: 2287

Lathe tool holder for my southbend 9

Help me out here, i am thinking about making a tool holder set for my southbend 9. maybe its been done before but i have never seen it. The plan is to make solid steel holders that automaticaly set the tool to center, and hold the bit at the proper angle so that the top of the bit is left flat. that...
by refinery mike
Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bandsaw blade selection ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2170

Re: bandsaw blade selection ?

hope i am doing this right, this is my first time on this site. If you are planning to do a lot of cutting of 4140 steel you may be better off to pay the added price and buy Matrix II or even M42 blades. Bi-metal blade at the very least. Do not be tempted to cut thin metal with a 4 or even a 14 tpi ...