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by Jose Rivera
Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Entertaining one self !
Replies: 4
Views: 1661

Entertaining one self !

I could not atop thinking about all of you guys and not share this video !!! :-)

http://www.wimp.com/machinesnothing/
by Jose Rivera
Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Budget 8" grinder
Replies: 21
Views: 2720

Re: Budget 8" grinder

As long as it will get the job done !!!
Mine are made in Taiwan and in China.
by Jose Rivera
Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: EMCO Compact 5 CNC lathe
Replies: 26
Views: 11507

Re: EMCO Compact 5 CNC lathe

The machine controller card read .CNC files but cannot create any files, it just reads the data and sends the info to the servos. Now, I need a program separate from the one controlling the machine to create the .CNC files so the machine can operate. BobCAD has a driver that creates files compatible...
by Jose Rivera
Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: EMCO Compact 5 CNC lathe
Replies: 26
Views: 11507

Re: EMCO Compact 5 CNC lathe

If I paid much more than that but I do not remember right now. Mine was in almost new condition except that the NC controller has been changed. I am still wating for free time to get it going. The software it came with is not hard to run. What I find hard is finding a program that can create the CNC...
by Jose Rivera
Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Not metal but worth seeing
Replies: 21
Views: 3784

Re: Not metal but worth seeing

Using a light to check for constant of thickness was something I have never seeing done or thought about it.
Probably a common practice with wood jars and bowl turning.
by Jose Rivera
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Not metal but worth seeing
Replies: 21
Views: 3784

Re: Not metal but worth seeing

mcostello wrote:I don't know woodworking, but that machine is just not substantial enough for the job at hand. The spindle looks too small.

I have to agree to that.
Most wood lathes are not built like metal lathes, yes, he's really pushing it.
by Jose Rivera
Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Not metal but worth seeing
Replies: 21
Views: 3784

Re: Not metal but worth seeing

He has a lot more faith in those screws than I would :lol: Griz Usually those wood turning face-plates have a pointed spike in the center. In my opinion what he is doing carries a risk for sure. Note that most of the heavy removal of wood is while he is sideways and away from the part rotation. Onc...
by Jose Rivera
Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Not metal but worth seeing
Replies: 21
Views: 3784

Re: Not metal but worth seeing

I think that certain results at times require some risks. Part of the beauty of the whole video. Note also that once he removes the center stud that is supported by the tail-stock center, the amount of mass is very small comparing it with the beginning log. The resulting debris will be light if it w...
by Jose Rivera
Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Not metal but worth seeing
Replies: 21
Views: 3784

Not metal but worth seeing

Watch this guy turn a piece of log into something beautiful.

http://www.gamaniak.com/video-7758-crea ... -bois.html
by Jose Rivera
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is an "ISO 9002 Certified Factory?"
Replies: 14
Views: 2759

Re: What is an "ISO 9002 Certified Factory?"

I work for a company that was ISO certified for a while, they documented everything, had all of the equipment calibrated to the 4th decimal point, then still built the product to + or - 1/16". Didn't make for a better product, it did give 2 or 3 people jobs, following up on and maintaining records,...
by Jose Rivera
Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is an "ISO 9002 Certified Factory?"
Replies: 14
Views: 2759

Re: What is an "ISO 9002 Certified Factory?"

http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_9000_essentials Is what we get for send all the work overseas, so now we have to comply with Europe's standards. We had ANSI Y14 for many, many years, that then became ASME Y14.5. What Europe has done is add a few more color feathers and called it ISO. Basically the same c...
by Jose Rivera
Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Awesome deal !!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2798

Re: Awesome deal !!!

Ahh !! I would love to have one !!!!