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by GlennW
Sat May 04, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milling procedure confirmation
Replies: 20
Views: 4762

Re: Milling procedure confirmation

Had to dredge up a pic as I couldn't remember how I did it...and still don't remember exactly how, but the 123 blocks were apparently bolted to the tilting table.

Gray cast iron cuts easier than steel though.

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Doesn't look like you have room for C-clamps.
by GlennW
Fri May 03, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milling procedure confirmation
Replies: 20
Views: 4762

Re: Milling procedure confirmation

Confirmed.

I did the same with a cast iron bar.

I'd mill so that the cutting force is pushing the stock against the tilting table, not trying to pull it off. (I imagine you'd already figured that out!)
by GlennW
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Today's Discovery: Wire Gauge Drill Bits for Carbs
Replies: 16
Views: 3826

Re: Today's Discovery: Wire Gauge Drill Bits for Carbs

I'm sorry to hear about your father, Steve.
by GlennW
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soluble Coolant Oil
Replies: 22
Views: 3551

Re: Soluble Coolant Oil

One of the characteristics of the Castrol Hysol (it's semi synthetic) is it's long sump life. I've let my CNC mill sit unused for a year and had no rancidity issues and did nothing to the coolant, and it has one of the smallest sumps in the shop. My O.D. grinder is the same, but it had a large sump,...
by GlennW
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soluble Coolant Oil
Replies: 22
Views: 3551

Re: Soluble Coolant Oil

I've been using Castrol Hysol MB-50 for years without any of the issues mentioned in this thread.

A lot seem to end up buying the cheapest coolant they can find, which is understandable for a home shop, and then find out that it's cheap for a reason.
by GlennW
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Hand Held Tachometer
Replies: 3
Views: 1780

Re: Hand Held Tachometer

I use one for setting spindle speed for CNC tapping using a floating tap holder. Works great!
by GlennW
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rubber forming, aka Guerin process
Replies: 15
Views: 4011

Re: Rubber forming, aka Guerin process

You should be able to use a small rawhide mallet and work the wrinkles out bu holding the part over the form and tapping on them. Then maybe another squeeze in the press to finalize them. Using a soft hammer such as rawhide on the metal part against the wood former will shrink the wrinkles, using a ...
by GlennW
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3-Phase plug / socket
Replies: 9
Views: 2137

Re: 3-Phase plug / socket

I use L15-20P and L15-30P with the associated receptacles or cord caps.
by GlennW
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: holesaw on a lathe
Replies: 29
Views: 8728

Re: holesaw on a lathe

Wow, step drilling with hole saws. Who'd of thought! :D
by GlennW
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: combination welders
Replies: 18
Views: 4265

Re: combination welders

I had a finger contactor switch taped to my torch for years, (as well as the foot control) but couldn't remember the last time I used it, so when I bought a new torch the switch went in a box in case I ever needed it.

As you know, having someone else mash the pedal for you can work pretty well.
by GlennW
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: combination welders
Replies: 18
Views: 4265

Re: combination welders

John Evans wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:43 pm
As far as I'm concerned a TIG without AC and high frequency starting is like a half of a pair of socks, great if you only have one leg !
I'd add liquid cooling with a size 20 torch and foot control to that.

But I guess everyone uses TIG in different ways.