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by RSG
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floating reamer holder
Replies: 17
Views: 599

Re: Floating reamer holder

Thanks Pete, ya I've watched that series. Good info but the guys voice makes me want to fall asleep :P
by RSG
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floating reamer holder
Replies: 17
Views: 599

Re: Floating reamer holder

Thanks for the kind offer Earlgo! I might take you up on it if the one I'm currently working with fails. It's a somewhat bastardised version of the Hemingway unit. It's sort of like the one you show but minus the radial balls. I've seen it on youtube with proof of it's success so I feel confident it...
by RSG
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 73
Views: 32082

Re: 1911 Project

Lots of fussy work there no doubt Glenn!
by RSG
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floating reamer holder
Replies: 17
Views: 599

Re: Floating reamer holder

That's actually a good idea Pete! I was actually going to build a floating holder but this might work as well. The only issue I can see with it is if the tailstock ever gets moved, the unit is garbage then.
by RSG
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floating reamer holder
Replies: 17
Views: 599

Re: Floating reamer holder

Earlgo, thanks for the lead. I checked out Travers Tool and while they have them they all appear to be designed for CNC. Nothing available to accommodate a tailstock.
by RSG
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floating reamer holder
Replies: 17
Views: 599

Re: Floating reamer holder

Thanks for the suggestions guys. Pete, to answer a question within your post - yes I do bore close to size (.010" - .005" per side) prior to reaming. And the lard idea is interesting, while I doubt I will try it for reasons you mention I have found a difference between using one coolant from another...
by RSG
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floating reamer holder
Replies: 17
Views: 599

Floating reamer holder

I'm asking the question if a floating reamer holder for a 5/8" reamer would be practical? Everything I've seen seems to be made for smaller reamers. It's a pretty big ream to be held in one and I guess I'm looking for reassurance that it would be worth making and that it would benefit what I'm doing...
by RSG
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe table build
Replies: 24
Views: 1310

Re: Lathe table build

Looks good Glenn! Lets see pics with the lathe mounted 8)
by RSG
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Titanium advice
Replies: 25
Views: 1232

Re: Titanium advice

Where can you buy those exotics in the quantities needed for this application and what do they cost? Well, my "go to" company is usually Henkel because they tend to carry adhesives for hard to bond materials and have the track record required for confidence. For instance I require glass cabochons f...
by RSG
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Titanium advice
Replies: 25
Views: 1232

Re: Titanium advice

John Hasler wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:40 am
Just roughen the surface and use JB Weld or similar.
I'm not a fan of the JB weld products myself. I prefer to go exotic 8)
by RSG
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Titanium advice
Replies: 25
Views: 1232

Re: Titanium advice

John Hasler wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:21 pm
Consider using adhesives.
Good idea actually, 3M makes a VHB gel adhesive that's rated for the aerospace industry.
by RSG
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Titanium advice
Replies: 25
Views: 1232

Re: Titanium advice

But you don't even know if it's hardened. And due to it's past use my best guess is it probably is. While this is a good point I have since asked a friend who is in the aircraft industry and works on aircraft engines. He confirms that the blades are made of Ti 6Al-4V (Grade 5) and are age hardened....