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by f350ca
Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Turning 1" axle between centers
Replies: 23
Views: 3939

Re: Turning 1" axle between centers

You could try a Shear tool Glen. http://conradhoffman.com/shop_images/sheartool.jpg Don't think I've ever used one on bronze but it should work. They're best at only taking maybe a thou or even 1/2 thou cuts , but put very little force on the material so it won't spring it, and leave a great finish....
by f350ca
Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Size Bore for Wood Tool Rest?
Replies: 13
Views: 1848

Re: Best Size Bore for Wood Tool Rest?

My Rockwell lathe uses 1 inch stems. Would guess bigger is better to dampen vibrations and flexing. Steel would be better for the posts and weld the cross piece on.

Greg
by f350ca
Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: How can a long spiral be accomplished on a lathe.
Replies: 15
Views: 3304

Re: How can a long spiral be accomplished on a lathe.

My 16 inch Summit will cut 1/4 to 60 tpi

Greg
by f350ca
Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ultrasonic gauge couplant
Replies: 19
Views: 3026

Re: ultrasonic gauge couplant

Will a $50 Chinese tester be able to distinguish the refections where you have two layers of plate? If the cement is bonded to the plate it changes the signature as well. I've never used a hand held one, only downhole tools for measuring casing thickness and cement bonding in oil wells.

Greg
by f350ca
Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ultrasonic gauge couplant
Replies: 19
Views: 3026

Re: ultrasonic gauge couplant

Can you take the measurements from the inside?

Greg
by f350ca
Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shape-Rite shaper
Replies: 23
Views: 3590

Re: Shape-Rite shaper

The positive rake seams to work well with my little Logan Harold, it is pretty tight though. Maybe with some wear it would be a problem. I now have an 18inch Pearless that doesn't seam to care what you use for a cutter. The only problem with it is the table advance is 0.017 per stroke minimum, makes...
by f350ca
Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving - How to do it?
Replies: 21
Views: 3324

Re: Moving - How to do it?

Not sure about the milling machine but the movers handled my 14x40 lathe and full cabinet shop several times on the companies dollar. After the first time I made wooden boxes to pack a lot of the hand tools though, you won't believe the paper they use to wrap ever wrench and chisel and such.

Greg
by f350ca
Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shape-Rite shaper
Replies: 23
Views: 3590

Re: Shape-Rite shaper

I often grind top rake on shaper cutters. I've used the lathe style tool holder, don't have to grind that angle then. Might not be right but it works

Greg
by f350ca
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blasted tiny elastic force fits !!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1767

Re: Blasted tiny elastic force fits !!!!!

Not that I'd ever dream of buying one, but the company I was with gave you a gold Rolex for 20 years of your life, (would have sooner got the cash). Must say they are one tough watch. Not sure it would tough a rock drill but the synthetic sapphire crystal is impervious to weld splatter, a normal wat...
by f350ca
Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: UPS Cost
Replies: 16
Views: 4251

Re: UPS Cost

For the getcha factor, have a parcel shipped to Canada UPS. Minimum $50 brokerage fees, no matter how cheap the package is. USPS and it might be $5 if anything.

Greg
by f350ca
Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Victor steady rest needed
Replies: 6
Views: 1602

Re: Victor steady rest needed

I agree with Harold, you have to consider cuttings getting around the rollers. The steady rest for my 16 inch Summit probably weighs a hundred pounds, it goes on with the crane so Im guessing a bit. Wondered at the chinsy plastic knob they had on the stud to hold the top closed. One day a heavy cutt...
by f350ca
Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Indexing plate compatibility question
Replies: 10
Views: 2483

Re: Indexing plate compatibility question

You may even be able to use the dividing head to make its own plates. I recently needed to step off 125 divisions on a dial. 40/125 = 8/25 so I needed a plate with a multiple of 25 holes. Of course the plates I had didn't have that count. BUT 40/25 = 1 and 3/5 so any plate with a multiple of 5 would...