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by GlennW
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Holes with interrupted cuts / offset holes, how to cut?
Replies: 17
Views: 2072

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

Don't neglect to consider the sharp corner that an annular cutter would leave at the base of the bore if used in the context of this thread.

A boring bar can be ground to leave a suitable radius to help eliminate stress risers.
by GlennW
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Brass
Replies: 28
Views: 4621

Re: Brass

A friend took his boy's out and shot a hog with a .308 and had them all examine it to get the point across that firearms aren't toys...

Talking about the dangers and then putting some holes in paper doesn't leave the same impression.
by GlennW
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Brass
Replies: 28
Views: 4621

Re: Brass

Harold_V wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:39 am
I can't help but wonder if, maybe, we instilled a little common sense in folks
Good luck with that one!
Harold_V wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:39 am
I'm getting old, and likely, crotchety. Maybe that's my problem, and the reason I'm so cynical.
You're not alone...
by GlennW
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Setting the compound at 0* or 30*
Replies: 33
Views: 4511

Re: Setting the compound at 0* or 30*

Yes, sorry I wasn't very clear. Not necessarily backing the cpmpound slid up, but rotating it to an angle closer to the cross slies and keeping the tool closer to the cross slide center line. Over hang like that can also induce some pretty good chatter as well. There are times when a large diameter ...
by GlennW
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Setting the compound at 0* or 30*
Replies: 33
Views: 4511

Re: Setting the compound at 0* or 30*

Look at your tool overhang in relation to the center line of the cross feed slide. That creates seriously unbalanced loading on the carriage and cross slide under heavy cuts. That's one way to break the end off of the compound slide if a tool digs in! I only turn the compound like that when absolute...
by GlennW
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Setting the compound at 0* or 30*
Replies: 33
Views: 4511

Re: Setting the compound at 0* or 30*

I seldom set my compound slide to zero as it blocks my view of the cross slide dial...
by GlennW
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Oil can
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

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: 5381

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: 5381

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: 2072

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: 5381

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: 5381

Re: HEIGHT Gauge question

Google "Height Master" and then look at the images.