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by Harold_V
Fri May 10, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Table saw blades and arbors
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Table saw blades and arbors

There's no reason I can think of that precludes a spacer from being made. I've done it without issue. It's simple. Chuck a piece of stock from which you can fashion the needed spacer. It need not be steel, as it does no work, it just locates. Make it in one operation---drill, bore, turn, then part o...
by Harold_V
Fri May 10, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: ASR Reading T-1 2100 Video Update
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: ASR Reading T-1 2100 Video Update

Anyone have any luck trying to view this video? I've tried numerous times and get an error message. Edit: Mystery solved. I was unsuccessful in upgrading Windows 7 to a newer offering. It appears that I get the error message because of my browser, as the link works fine using the Chrome browser. H
by Harold_V
Thu May 09, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making a milling machine riser
Replies: 24
Views: 832

Re: Making a milling machine riser

My opinion? Go with your design. It's a very nice solution to the problem.

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by Harold_V
Thu May 09, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bandsaw blade bevel
Replies: 22
Views: 676

Re: Bandsaw blade bevel

Bill Shields wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 6:56 am
:P Harold...i was talking about a gauge to measure full size RR track as being a bit large for a slitting saw.....
It's not nice of you to shift gears on this old guy, who struggles to keep a line of thought! :lol:

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by Harold_V
Wed May 08, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bandsaw blade bevel
Replies: 22
Views: 676

Re: Bandsaw blade bevel

Bill Shields wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:40 pm
although the 'gauge' as Harold describes is a bit beyond what you can do with a slitting saw...
Hmmm. Not sure why you think so, but I'm all ears.

A screw slotting blade will create the desired gauge without issue.

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by Harold_V
Tue May 07, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted 5C Collets
Replies: 21
Views: 1681

Re: Wanted 5C Collets

According to Hass a 5C collet is good to 1/64" smaller than the standard size. While you can use single taper collets that way, it's not a good idea. As the collet goes below nominal, it grips only at the outer edge. Not only does that offer the opportunity for the collet to grip a part in a less t...
by Harold_V
Tue May 07, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bandsaw blade bevel
Replies: 22
Views: 676

Re: Bandsaw blade bevel

Because the blade sees the cut from both sides, it doesn't matter which side leads. You have that correct. Lap joints on belts for belt sanders are an example of which side leads being critical. You don't want the leading edge of the joint to see the material first, as it has the potential to hook, ...
by Harold_V
Mon May 06, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book about precision
Replies: 21
Views: 1553

Re: Book about precision

I dunno, but I still recall looking through chemical catalogs as a boy and being fascinated. That interest manifested itself in eventually refining precious metals, which was the reason I was able to retire at a young age (54). Refining precious metals is all pretty much done chemically, if you don'...
by Harold_V
Sun May 05, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milling procedure confirmation
Replies: 18
Views: 650

Re: Milling procedure confirmation

Determine chip load by multiplying the number of cutting teeth by the spindle speed. Multiply the sum by the desired chip load, and that will give you the feed rate in inches/minute. It's a good idea to not use less than a thou (prevent unnecessary rubbing) feed rate, and to not feed such that you o...
by Harold_V
Sun May 05, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milling procedure confirmation
Replies: 18
Views: 650

Re: Milling procedure confirmation

With multiple insert cutters, if you can keep one tooth always in contact, the interrupted cut won't be much of an issue. Also, because you're entering the cut with lead (due to the angle), it should also ease entry of each tooth. If you choose to rough with the face mill, just make sure you're not ...
by Harold_V
Sat May 04, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UP Bigboy 4014 first steam and whistle
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: UP Bigboy 4014 first steam and whistle

A few minutes of the Big Boy's first trip away from the yard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I0iUMDCkzc

Enjoy!

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by Harold_V
Sat May 04, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milling procedure confirmation
Replies: 18
Views: 650

Re: Milling procedure confirmation

That's not a fly cutter---it's either a face mill, or an insert shell mill (old terminology, when shell mills didn't come with integral shanks). In either case (what ever you choose to call it) it's a good choice for the task at hand, where a fly cutter would not be. Fly cutters work great for stock...