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by earlgo
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Hobby or Obsession?
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Re: Hobby or Obsession?

What Mr. Tornitore45 said. I had a recalcitrant BS v-twin and it had a bad seal on the throttle plate and was letting in too much air. Fixed it and away we went.
Throttle seal.jpg
--earlgo
by earlgo
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bluing Blackening Steel
Replies: 10
Views: 303

Re: Bluing Blackening Steel

For small parts I prefer 44/40 instant gun blue available from Brownell's and other outlets. It is not a deep black like DuLite, but it works. I have rust blued firearms with Herter's Belgian Gun Blue but it takes considerable setup with boiling distilled water and considerable time. The stuff is ho...
by earlgo
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floating reamer holder
Replies: 17
Views: 599

Re: Floating reamer holder

Before you start off on building your own FRH here is a picture of what is in the Ziegler model. It may be more complicated than you would think at first glance. Ziegler parts.JPG There is a thin bearing between the screw on cap and the MT socket part. Then there is a plate containing 4 closely fitt...
by earlgo
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floating reamer holder
Replies: 17
Views: 599

Re: Floating reamer holder

The floating reamer holder that I have was purchased used probably 40 years ago from Travers Tool Co. when they sold used tooling. It was made by the W.M. Ziegler Tool Company Detroit (MI). No Part # other than the tool crib number from the previous owner. It has a #2 MT shank and a #2 MT socket and...
by earlgo
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe table build
Replies: 24
Views: 1311

Re: Lathe table build

Your table looks great Glenn. Glad the years of secondary education and 48 years rowing a corporate galley FINALLY helped someone. :lol:
--earlgo
by earlgo
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying a 4 jaw chuck
Replies: 19
Views: 850

Re: Buying a 4 jaw chuck

Just a FYI and slightly off topic: After you buy your preferred chuck, and I am in agreement with the others that an independent 4 jaw is right, you then need to buy a floating reamer holder for your chambering reamer(s). In spite of trying your best you will not get a properly sized chamber withou...
by earlgo
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit of history
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: A bit of history

I forgot to add the picture of the other gage blocks.
JO blocks sm.jpg
JO blocks
--earlgo
by earlgo
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: QCTool Posts
Replies: 0
Views: 415

QCTool Posts

While I was at the Small Tools Shop yesterday, I noticed these on his shelf and thought that some of you might be interested. You'd have to call to find out the sale price because this fellow is going out of business. He has sold his building and is trying to get all the equipment sold. You may be s...
by earlgo
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit of history
Replies: 4
Views: 378

A bit of history

A friend and I were on a road trip to Small Tools Inc. in Euclid, OH yesterday. While rummaging through the miscellaneous box of gage blocks to fill my home set, I discovered 5 of these gages. They are JO blocks from the Ford Motor Company made after Ford bought the Johansson company in 1923. These ...
by earlgo
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boyar Shultz table stop
Replies: 16
Views: 1361

Re: Boyar Shultz table lock

The following is why I use a table stop, and why I use the Pachmyer PC-101 sharpening fixture.
table stop (2).jpg
table stop
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grinding setup
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lip grind
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finish
Worked out fairly well.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe table build
Replies: 24
Views: 1311

Re: Lathe table build

Nicely done Glenn. Sorry for the nit-picking but I tend to be a belt, suspender and adhesive kind of designer. :lol:
--earlgo
by earlgo
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe table build
Replies: 24
Views: 1311

Re: Lathe table build

Glenn: The book says for optimal cancelling of the transverse shear and longitudinal shear stresses the brace angle should be 45° but that is not always practical. If I were you I'd just put the braces where they fit best and be sure the ends are welded securely, i.e. Rule 3. As close to the inside ...