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by GlennW
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Oil can
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Oil can

hoppercar wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:20 pm
maybe that will be my new project this winter, get some brass tube, and make a reliable pump oil can
Or just buy one from these guys.

https://www.dutton-lainson.com/categories.php?cat=31
by GlennW
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HEIGHT Gauge question
Replies: 47
Views: 4132

Re: HEIGHT Gauge question

You'd have some pretty significant cosine error with the gauge set up like you have it in the first pic.
by GlennW
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HEIGHT Gauge question
Replies: 47
Views: 4132

Re: HEIGHT Gauge question

.200" would be the minimum reading. With the thimble zeroed on .2 the bottom ring should be .200" above the surface plate.

Don't forget to always rotate the thimble in the proper direction. Don't back it up.
by GlennW
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Holes with interrupted cuts / offset holes, how to cut?
Replies: 17
Views: 1293

Re: Holes with interrupted cuts / offset holes, how to cut?

Bentworker wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:59 pm
Anything else besides using a boring bar?
I'm curious about the boring bar comment.

Do you not have one?
by GlennW
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HEIGHT Gauge question
Replies: 47
Views: 4132

Re: HEIGHT Gauge question

pete wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:41 pm
I'm unsure of what the Cadillac designation means though.
"Cadillac Gauge Company" was the manufacturer of "Pla-Check" height gauges.

Just like "Mitutoyo" being the manufacturer of "Height Master" gauges.
by GlennW
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HEIGHT Gauge question
Replies: 47
Views: 4132

Re: HEIGHT Gauge question

Google "Height Master" and then look at the images.
by GlennW
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are these kind of taps called?
Replies: 11
Views: 984

Re: What are these kind of taps called?

If you are tapping 1" deep, your mist coolant is most likely the problem, unless you are trying to tap blind holes that deep using spiral point or hand taps.

You need flood coolant or a good tapping fluid.
by GlennW
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Brass
Replies: 28
Views: 2743

Re: Brass

Harold_V wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:05 pm
There are times when I wonder if, maybe, we are overreacting to some of the things the world is doing these days.
Maybe?

Radium watch dials were banned decades ago, but tobacco products are available everywhere.

They just need to tax lead and all would be right again.
by GlennW
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Setting lathe compound to 90 degrees
Replies: 9
Views: 1197

Re: Setting lathe compound to 90 degrees

Chuck up a piece of aluminum bar stock, make a cut, and then mic both ends. Adjust and repeat until the measurements are equal.

That's the method i use on my cylindrical grinder.
by GlennW
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: How easy to add USB to a 1993 hass lathe?
Replies: 8
Views: 782

Re: How easy to add USB to a 1993 hass lathe?

Just for reference, this is the USB to Serial adapter that I use for CNC and it works.

https://www.amazon.com/GOLDX-USB-Serial ... B000Q7A7CI

I recall at the time I was looking for one, not all adapter cables seemed to work for CNC use, but this one was highly recommended.
by GlennW
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: A few questions relating to my mill
Replies: 8
Views: 1257

Re: A few questions relating to my mill

I had to make channel from 2" x 3" 2024-T3 bar.

Used the recommended settings, which was .470" doc with a 3/4 two flute and the old dinosaur blazed right through it.
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It's a 3hp machine that I hardly ever use, but it has a lot of X travel and I needed every bit of it.
by GlennW
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: A few questions relating to my mill
Replies: 8
Views: 1257

Re: A few questions relating to my mill

I think a lot of those charts and calculators are made by "home shoppers" for "home shoppers". I use some pretty decent software for CNC and it shows 2250 rpm at 18 ipm (.004 chip load) with a .550" depth of cut for full width slotting and requires 2.25 hp in 6061-T6. It bases that on the cutter typ...