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by BadDog
Thu May 30, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blast cabinet liner
Replies: 13
Views: 3633

Blast cabinet liner

This topic started on another thread that I didn't want to take it further off topic, so I'm taking it here to continue. Original thread for reference Most relevant commentary from that thread. Yeah, soft materials are a great barrier for blasting. Fact is, it's soft rubber that is used in masking t...
by BadDog
Wed May 29, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Taking Chinese 3 Jaw Metal Lathe chuck apart for cleaning
Replies: 7
Views: 2260

Re: Taking Chinese 3 Jaw Metal Lathe chuck apart for cleaning

Yeah, the worst is boring cast iron or cast steel where the back of the bore drops right in on the scroll. What a mess... I've tried pugging, but that usually just causes pile-up and recut problems for me.
by BadDog
Wed May 29, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Glass Bead Blasting Old Mill Vice
Replies: 18
Views: 4374

Re: Glass Bead Blasting Old Mill Vice

Great ideas. The rubberized bed liner stuff would be a logical extension of my initial silicone lining. As for hooking to a shop vac, this thing would likely over pressure any shop vac I might find. No idea what would be the first to give, but this thing moves a LOT of air, though not sure what pres...
by BadDog
Wed May 29, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Glass Bead Blasting Old Mill Vice
Replies: 18
Views: 4374

Re: Glass Bead Blasting Old Mill Vice

Me too. I've got a rather large cabinet, big enough to put a few 16" truck wheels in. Either from the big door on one end, or the front side with the glove holes is split so it slides to each side for smaller items. It has a return funnel built into the base below the expanded metal work surface, an...
by BadDog
Tue May 28, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: holesaw on a lathe
Replies: 29
Views: 7048

Re: holesaw on a lathe

RSG wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 7:28 am
There's' something I never knew existed! Those are so cool! I have to get a set.
I had the same response a few years ago when I saw my friend using a set. Went right out and bought them, never regretted it.
by BadDog
Tue May 28, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Damaged chuck - a forensic investigation
Replies: 21
Views: 4756

Re: Damaged chuck - a forensic investigation

If I read that correctly, it's not a matter of half nut + feed, it's that the half nuts were engaged sending it rapidly to the end of travel.
by BadDog
Tue May 28, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Bare Metal Protection
Replies: 16
Views: 4459

Re: Bare Metal Protection

:shock: :wink: Yeah, I know all too well... High humidity at 110+*F in monsoon season is absolutely horrible by any measure. Walk outside after some of those brief showers (without much cool down), and it's very literally like walking into a steam room. And when you add the endless golf courses, art...
by BadDog
Tue May 28, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Bare Metal Protection
Replies: 16
Views: 4459

Re: Bare Metal Protection

Oh, yeah. Now I remember! Those were the bad ol' days, where grill frames crumbled to the ground in a year. Here, rust is more like a protective coating. You can leave a 20 ga steel panel bare metal outside for several decades, and with a bit of wire brush and some phosphoric acid, it's still quite ...
by BadDog
Tue May 28, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Bare Metal Protection
Replies: 16
Views: 4459

Re: Bare Metal Protection

I'm not familiar with these terms. What is this "rust" and "humidity" you guys are speaking of?
by BadDog
Sun May 26, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop Build (help appreciated!)
Replies: 79
Views: 16778

Re: Shop Build (help appreciated!)

For close maneuvering of the trailer, put a hitch receiver on the front of the truck. Makes it SO much easier to put in a tight spot. When I had my rock crawler buggy, the trailer I hauled it on had to go in through a back gate off an alley, and make a hard right to store along side the back fence b...
by BadDog
Fri May 17, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: holesaw on a lathe
Replies: 29
Views: 7048

Re: holesaw on a lathe

I've got some tap sockets made by Lisle that are really nice. The hard tap goes in and is held by o-ring, and driven by square socket at back. But the holder is substantially larger, and not hard/polished, so larger diameter provides more torque for the chuck jaws, and it grips very well in a ball b...
by BadDog
Fri May 17, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: holesaw on a lathe
Replies: 29
Views: 7048

Re: holesaw on a lathe

Agreed. That's the whole reason I have a selection of chucks. The keyless (aka self tightening) are mostly Albrecht, but also a Rohm. I use them for every day straight shank drill bits (only) up to the rated size. Works great. I've got them in sizes and on tapers suitable for lathe (MT4), big drill ...