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by BadDog
Sat May 27, 2006 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reamers?
Replies: 7
Views: 1626

Ah, there's one in every crowd... ;)
by BadDog
Sat May 27, 2006 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill chuck disassembly
Replies: 4
Views: 1552

It is, I just broke down, cleaned, greased, and reassembled several 18N and 14N chucks. Nothing to it, except keeping up with the ball bearings if you don't have later caged bearing chucks.
by BadDog
Fri May 26, 2006 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reamers?
Replies: 7
Views: 1626

I thought the question was "what" to use a reamer for rather than how. But that's great info too... I never considered "too small" other than "not enogh stock to clean up" problems. From what I (think I) know on the how: 1) Leave the proper amount of stock based on diameter of hole. 2) Use lots of g...
by BadDog
Fri May 26, 2006 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reamers?
Replies: 7
Views: 1626

Removing a very small amount of material to make a (nearly) perfectly round hole with a very nice finish and that is a (fairly) exact size.
by BadDog
Wed May 24, 2006 2:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can someone please identify this?
Replies: 10
Views: 2328

Beats me... And as I said, this may not be exactly as it was designed. I got it in a 5 gallon bucket with a bunch of random machining stuff from a gun smith estate. It's just a best guess based on screw marks on the bars and holes in the "blocks" that obviously have to fit a flat where the round sim...
by BadDog
Wed May 24, 2006 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can someone please identify this?
Replies: 10
Views: 2328

Here is another view that may help clarify, particularly now that I've given the scale. It may still be an indicator holder, and just a more primitive/heavy one than I'm aware of. Or maybe just missing some parts?
by BadDog
Wed May 24, 2006 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can someone please identify this?
Replies: 10
Views: 2328

Thanks guys. Hmm, never even though of an indicator holder that heavy. If course there is nothing in the pic to give scale. <sigh> Sorry. The bars are ~0.5" dia. or so, and the base (if that is the base to it, as I said, it was just a pile of parts until I realized it appeared to fit together) is no...
by BadDog
Tue May 23, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can someone please identify this?
Replies: 10
Views: 2328

Can someone please identify this?

I know it's familiar from some book, catalog, or magazine; but I don't know what it is. It came in a box of other unrelated stuff, completely disassembled. This is my best guess putting it together based on how the pieces are made...

Thanks for any help.
by BadDog
Sat May 20, 2006 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hand Reaming
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

No, not machine driven, just using the guide like you would use it to keep a tap straight while turning by hand.
by BadDog
Sat May 20, 2006 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hand Reaming
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

If you have a tap guide for maintaining alignment while tapping (using tail stock, or drill chuck, whatever) then use that to keep it straight. Otherwise, they are hard as the devil to keep straight, particularly in relatively thin stock through holes. Approach final size rather slowly. Don't try to...
by BadDog
Sat May 20, 2006 1:22 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Nice tool holders/racks for a mill?
Replies: 6
Views: 2616

Any more ideas? Surely some of you guys have solutions you are pleased with. How about helping a newbie out? :D Thanks for whatever you can offer...
by BadDog
Thu May 18, 2006 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: File storage
Replies: 6
Views: 1413

Hmm, just realized I've got a couple of wooden "louvered" doors stashed from our remodel. I've been using the slats anywhere I need a nice finished piece of thin wood, or just to stir paint at times. A bunch of those laid on side turned up vertical in a box (made from the door frame?) would make a r...