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by RSG
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby
Replies: 126
Views: 27684

Re: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby

I've made mention before, I think, but I retired when I was just shy of my 55th birthday. The only regret I've ever had was that it couldn't have been sooner, but that was not to be. Enjoy! There's nothing quite like living to one's own schedule. H Amen to that! I left at 54 as well! (last spring) ...
by RSG
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made a shop press
Replies: 23
Views: 1210

Re: Made a shop press

Nice job! You'll get more satisfaction from building it than buying it.
by RSG
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Colchester Lathes.
Replies: 11
Views: 2407

Re: Colchester Lathes.

That's was awesome, clear to see they don't put that level of accuracy in machines today.....
by RSG
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 42
Views: 5215

Re: 1911 Project

Looks great so far Glenn! Looking forward to seeing the rest.....
by RSG
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: suspended recumbent trike finished
Replies: 6
Views: 2103

Re: suspended recumbent trike finished

Very cool! post a video of it in action!
by RSG
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: alloy polishing.
Replies: 11
Views: 2377

Re: alloy polishing.

Looks good! Lots of work!
by RSG
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shelf Life
Replies: 28
Views: 4383

Re: Shelf Life

Nice job Steve! You are lucky in the fact that you have so much space to work with. I had a nice wall cabinet come up for free the other day but I had to pass because it was just too big for my work shop.
by RSG
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Which cutter to use on my Sherline Lathe
Replies: 6
Views: 1247

Re: Which cutter to use on my Sherline Lathe

I would just use a very sharp HSS cutter much like the gravers you use for watch making. While the part is static in the lathe touch up to it and zero your "Z" and "x" axis then as you are cutting, stop shy of the balance wheel by a few thousandths, same thing when you get close to the spindle. then...
by RSG
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Used endmills
Replies: 13
Views: 3041

Re: Used endmills

Nothing goes to waste in my shop, except time. LOL @ Mauro :lol: I thought about sharpening mine once but for all the reasons mentioned above I decided not to as I don't have the skill, the machinery nor the time. I found a local place that will sharpen them but will only will send out endmills 5/8...
by RSG
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vertical Band Saw: Useful?
Replies: 25
Views: 5591

Re: Vertical Band Saw: Useful?

If I had one I'd use it often! Thankfully I have access to one at another shop.
by RSG
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A cover for a vertical milling machine?
Replies: 6
Views: 1453

Re: A cover for a vertical milling machine?

pete wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:59 am
If it were me I'd just remove the mills side or rear access panel then put the light bulb inside and loosely reattach the panel to hold the power cord in place. There's nothing to burn and your then warming the whole machine.
There's the ticket!
by RSG
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Just Getting Started
Replies: 20
Views: 3985

Re: Just Getting Started

I wouldn't disagree with you at all Mr Ron, it's how I learned. Being self taught I approached things the way I thought it should be, then if it didn't work I'd research how to make it work. There's is lots of good info on the net these days, this sight being one of them.