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by neanderman
Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Using a parting tool on unhardened O-1 drill rod
Replies: 24
Views: 4363

Re: Using a parting tool on unhardened O-1 drill rod

Thanks, all. Everything you said makes sense. I do have a different tool holder that my father made which might be a bit more rigid, which I will try. As for the diameter, 7/8", so not small. I'm working from a piece that's maybe 4-5" long that I cut off from a 36" length by hand, using a hacksaw. I...
by neanderman
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picture of my Great Grandfather as an engineer
Replies: 11
Views: 2247

Re: Picture of my Great Grandfather as an engineer

What a great picture. And a good story to go with it.

I'll check on the loco. I'm sure I know someone who knows.

Ed
by neanderman
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Using a parting tool on unhardened O-1 drill rod
Replies: 24
Views: 4363

Using a parting tool on unhardened O-1 drill rod

I'm still pretty new to lathework and am trying to cut a piece off of some unhardened O-1 drill rod. I'm working on an Atlas, 6" lathe, using the standard lantern post tool holder with the standard, kant-necked holder. Apart from the horrible squealing, about all I can get it to cut is about what a ...
by neanderman
Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Choosing a cutter
Replies: 2
Views: 1125

Choosing a cutter

I'm very new to machine metalworking, having inherited a small lathe and vertical mill from my father. I've been playing around with the mill, trying to get a feel for it, and I've been wondering -- how do you decide what cutter to use? Size, number of flutes, composition, etc. And, for now, I'm jus...