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by GlennW
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HEIGHT Gauge question
Replies: 47
Views: 2947

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: 641

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: 1965

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: 893

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: 549

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: 1003

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: 1003

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...
by GlennW
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggested method of machinng
Replies: 15
Views: 1609

Re: Suggested method of machinng

Using what you have to work with... 7/8" Round bar Drill, tap, turn small diameter, and part off to rough length. Soft jaws on lathe chuck. Hold by small diameter, face to length and then cut taper. Soft jaws on mill vise properly surfaced and bored to accept small diameter of part. Run around perim...
by GlennW
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggested method of machinng
Replies: 15
Views: 1609

Re: Suggested method of machinng

Please post a better image, as you can tell absolutely nothing from that one!
by GlennW
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: retemper a wrench?
Replies: 11
Views: 1413

Re: retemper a wrench?

No need to soften the socket to cut it.

Just part t off in the lathe.

I turned down the OD on a 2" socket on Monday for a friend. He was under the impression that it had to be annealed prior to doing so and was wide eyed when I just chucked it up and turned it.
by GlennW
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.
Replies: 51
Views: 5079

Re: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.

SteveHGraham wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:49 pm
I had virtually no rust issues in Miami, but here in Ocala, things rust for no reason.
Welcome to Florida!
by GlennW
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making bushes
Replies: 9
Views: 1321

Re: Making bushes

I use both ends of the rod. Turn and bore one end to within .010" of finished size, then flip the rod and do the same on the other end. then go back to the first one. This lets the bronze cool off and relax a bit. Not as critical with leaded bronze, but aluminum bronze alloys move around quite a bit...