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by earlgo
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator
Replies: 17
Views: 228

Re: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator

Starrett has 2 different models in their catalog and they are called "Indicator Attachments". #670 and #671 series. As you know they are used to reach inside a hole using a standard Dial Indicator.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Capabilities of a 12" lathe
Replies: 13
Views: 375

Re: Capabilities of a 12" lathe

That is not something I'd try on my 12"ATLAS. For one reason, the jaw depth on the 6" ATLAS 4 jaw is too shallow to grip responsibly and for another, the jaws won't open up that far. If you are too far away from civilization, you might be able to face off and counterbore each end an inch or so deep,...
by earlgo
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Need to make an accurate 8mm hole in brass plate
Replies: 18
Views: 411

Re: Need to make an accurate 8mm hole in brass plate

Glenn said,"If you want to determine the distance between two holes, measure between the inner two edges (with calipers if no other way) and then add the radius of each hole to find the center distance." I agree with this, but I often measure between the two inner edges, and then the two outer edge...
by earlgo
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: endmills in collets, and using in horizontal mill
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: endmills in collets, and using in horizontal mill

My horizontal mill has a vertical head and it is nearly useless. This shows how much headspace is available at the maximum. vertical cutter.JPG Don't be afraid to use your horizontal mill with an R8 adapter and end mills. It works just fine, although a bit more difficult to see what you are doing, a...
by earlgo
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spinning bearings with air
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Re: Spinning bearings with air

In keeping with that, NEVER spin up a "fidget spinner" with air. The plastic hoops cannot hold the weights after a certain rpm. Disaster may ensue. My buddy tried it but fortunately he quit before anything happened.
I know no-one here would ever try this at home.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Dubious Restoration
Replies: 36
Views: 1566

Re: Dubious Restoration

Most folks wouldn't use this lathe for a boat anchor, but it is what I have to use, and I am too old to even consider a replacement. So I lean on the carriage when necessary. :roll:
Groove about 003 in deep.JPG
groove in lathe ways about .003 deep
--earlgo
by earlgo
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: plugging a barrel for bluing ....
Replies: 37
Views: 9212

Re: plugging a barrel for bluing ....

Ed P. I got your 2 messages today 3/4/2019. I am emailing you at the address you sent.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Mounting a square piece between centers
Replies: 18
Views: 1084

Re: "Mounting a square piece between centers

As an alternate, one could use a piece of round stock, turn the shank to the proper size and length and then set up and mill the square portion. That way it would be centered and square. Just another way of looking at your problem.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD
Replies: 42
Views: 18711

Re: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD

I am bummed out. I have been using SolidWorks since 2000 in the jobs I worked. The last place allowed us to have a home user license and this year on Feb 28 the SW 2008 timed out. I am at a big loss as I am not a veteran and am not likely to be a student again, so I don't qualify for the student ver...
by earlgo
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parallel Keeper
Replies: 8
Views: 774

Re: Parallel Keeper

When all else is too big, I use a short piece of flexible tube. Works with the vise either horizontal or vertical.
tube keeper.JPG
Tube keeper
--earlgo
by earlgo
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: How to Lock Screw in Skillet Handle?
Replies: 26
Views: 1248

Re: How to Lock Screw in Skillet Handle?

Golly gee whiz. I have raised 4 kids to adulthood and offered many, many suggestions and solutions over the years and all fell on deaf ears. Steve, whether you use my suggestion or not, it felt unreal to have someone actually say they would follow my idea. WooHoo! :shock: :lol:

--earlgo
by earlgo
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: How to Lock Screw in Skillet Handle?
Replies: 26
Views: 1248

Re: How to Lock Screw in Skillet Handle?

1) Take your screw out of the pan.
2) Locate the threads perpendicular to the jaws on your vise grip pliers
3) Squeeze until you see light to mild thread deformation.
4) Reinstall screw with JB Weld
5) Hope you never have to remove the handle again.
6) :shock:
--earlgo