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by neanderman
Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Milling machine parts help
Replies: 7
Views: 1842

Re: Milling machine parts help

I'm a newbie myself, and no 'expert', but that's a nice machine. Unless it left you totally strapped for cash, I wouldn't sell it. If you have a real interest in milling, you'll eventually grow into this machine. And unless there is something major missing, I'm sure you can get started with just a f...
by neanderman
Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rookie Milling Question
Replies: 28
Views: 3542

Re: Rookie Milling Question

Harold, your comments are helpful beyond words.
by neanderman
Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rookie Milling Question
Replies: 28
Views: 3542

Re: Rookie Milling Question

I sure wish I could hang around somebody for a while who actually knew what they were doing. Wouldn't that be nice? I feel the same way. If I see something done once, I can usually take it from there, but it sure helps to see it. And while there are some really great YouTube videos out there, it's ...
by neanderman
Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What type of cutting/coolant??
Replies: 29
Views: 4360

Re: What type of cutting/coolant??

Glenn Wegman wrote:There is a difference between cutting oils and coolants.
Which makes sense. For me, at least, I think that is part of the larger question: when do you use what?
by neanderman
Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What type of cutting/coolant??
Replies: 29
Views: 4360

Re: What type of cutting/coolant??

DrDavo wrote:I suppose the question is in order... What cutting oil?
Yes, please! And can someone elaborate on the different types -- the so-called 'Eco-friendly' vs sulfur-based vs petroleum-based. I think the downsides of the water diluted type has previously been discussed.
by neanderman
Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What type of cutting/coolant??
Replies: 29
Views: 4360

Re: What type of cutting/coolant??

Thanks for asking this question -- I've been wondering the same thing! I'm not likely to move to a sump/pump type system, but I do think I need some method of applying some sort of cutting fluid. And it would be nice to only have to get one or maybe two different types.

I look forward to more info!
by neanderman
Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just want to thank you guys
Replies: 11
Views: 1973

Re: Just want to thank you guys

I don't have a machinists background and am really just starting out quite late with this hobby (I am 33). Youngster. :D I'm in my mid-50's and just starting out. I'd not be surprised to hear that there are others who started even later than I am. 'Hobbies' are time consuming and, frequently, that ...
by neanderman
Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Locking Spindle
Replies: 7
Views: 1245

Re: Locking Spindel

On my Atlas 6", there is a pin that protrudes from the headstock gear nearest the chuck. When pushed in, the spindle is tied to the pulleys that surround it; pulled out, the spindle 'free wheels.' If you engage the back gears with the pin pushed in, the spindle is effectively locked. To remove my ch...
by neanderman
Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Atlas 6" threading question(s)?
Replies: 7
Views: 2269

Re: Atlas 6" threading question(s)?

The letter suffixes don't refer to specific gears; they refer to positions or 'roles' that the gear of the specified size plays. These are all explained at the top of the chart. And, yes, it could be that the 64 tooth gear is in the wrong position with the spacer. I have a 618, too. Read the chart a...
by neanderman
Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Good consumer product service
Replies: 4
Views: 1670

Re: Good consumer product service

Good deal. I've had the same sort of experience with the folks who make Moen faucets. In two houses, in almost 20 years, I think I've had 4 kitchen faucets. I've tried them all. Finally got a Moen last time around, for no other reason than I'd never tried one of them. Over 10 years later, I'm still...
by neanderman
Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Lifting a mill off the pallet
Replies: 8
Views: 2002

Re: Lifting a mill off the pallet

I saw a Youtube video were a guy did just as you mentioned to get his mill into the basement. That's how I got my Millrite into my basement. Took the motor off first, then the head, followed by the ram. Then I lifted the table off of the knee, in one piece, followed by the knee. Carrying the small ...
by neanderman
Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Where to start? Tooling for a milling machine.
Replies: 24
Views: 4085

Re: Where to start? Tooling for a milling machine.

SteveM wrote:Nice thing with this style is that you don't have to remove the tooling, as it clamps to the quill.
Is this style commercially available or is it a machinist-made item?