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by BadDog
Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vendor ?
Replies: 1
Views: 845

He has a really good rep (and following) among the import and mini-lathe crowd, carrying mostly 9xN and 7xN tooling and parts, though he does also carry AXA sized holders and such with a broader appeal. I bought some 102/AXA holders from him once, and everything went perfectly. That's all I can repo...
by BadDog
Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: The Resource Library
Topic: Grinding wheels and HSS
Replies: 53
Views: 100714

Thing is, it's not everyone who acquires the skills that will take the time to try to pass them on. Particularly not to (almost) complete strangers who are unlikely to be able to even return the favor. Seems like most folks these days are much more inclined to keep their "secrets" in an attempt to s...
by BadDog
Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 123 blocks
Replies: 22
Views: 7651

Just talking about making a threaded hole crosswise in a short piece of rod. The hole is located perpendicular to the axis of the rod. The rod/nut then goes in a cross hole, to line the threaded hole with another hole in the block so that a bolt can be dropped through and thread into said nut/rod. B...
by BadDog
Sat Jan 20, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: New Guy - New mill, new lathe, NEW FUN~ & Many new quest
Replies: 41
Views: 10744

Good point. Thus far I've only been using C2 brazed carbide with a small radius tip for my fly cutter in my 1.5 hp 2J Bpt. This has been with a (roughly) 1.5" and a 3" fly cutter on mild steel or aluminum. If I got beyond about 0.030 DOC with a fairly slow feed, it got really noisy and finish degrad...
by BadDog
Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: New Guy - New mill, new lathe, NEW FUN~ & Many new quest
Replies: 41
Views: 10744

No, that is a drill press vise. You need one a quite a bit more sturdy, and there are several designs. A 4" in the "angle lock" style (ala Kurt) would probably be good for you, and the asian imports aren't too painful. Taiwan would probably be your best bet for price/value. Also, any number of older...
by BadDog
Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tool Geometry Question
Replies: 12
Views: 2353

Another word about "lead angle". A moderate "positive" lead angle (for instance, a 45* lead angle will give you a 45* chamfer) does seem to reduce cutting forces and produce better finish. This is seen on the typical roughing tool grind, and to a lesser extent, on finish tools where a 90* shoulder i...
by BadDog
Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:43 am
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: Test Picture Post
Replies: 8
Views: 4741

Very nice, thank you...

BTW, shop's looking better. If you get tired of the Clausing taking up space, let me know and I'll store it for you. ;)
by BadDog
Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: Photos & Size Control
Replies: 3
Views: 4965

Is it possible to make that "images as links" an option in the profile? I've seen that on other boards and it seems to work well without making it global. It's much more convenient to just see the pics in line with the description, as long as you're not waiting for a slow down load... Likewise, it m...
by BadDog
Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Source for really straight round stock
Replies: 6
Views: 1619

Why do you need a straight rod? You can take any old piece of CRS, bend it in an semi L shape (anywhere between 85* and about 120* should be fine) by sticking it in a vice and hammering it over. Just don't mess up the part that goes in the collet. See, it does not matter what the bar looks like as l...
by BadDog
Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe Maintenance: What type of oil?
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Actually, I believe Vactra is the Mobile name. Vactra #2 is the typical way oil for most lathes. But there are also other oiling locations with Gits cups, ball ports, or whatever. These typically take an ISO68 SAE 20 DTE R&O oil (such as Enco 505-1210). But you should check the specs on your specifi...
by BadDog
Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:19 am
Forum: The Resource Library
Topic: Grinding wheels and HSS
Replies: 53
Views: 100714

Thank you Harold, I am very much interested in the upcoming posts on the matter. :D I’m also interested in the hand grinding techniques, but lack a machine suitable to carry out the operation with much success. My shop is full to the point of bursting, far past the point of inconvenience. My total a...
by BadDog
Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: The Resource Library
Topic: Grinding wheels and HSS
Replies: 53
Views: 100714

I find that I currently prefer to "grind" HSS tools on my belt grinders. Easily swapped belts in a variety of grains and always flat, great where that works. I generally only resort to my grinder wheels for corner work or to use the 40 grit wheel for roughing the bit shape. So, what is the thought o...