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by RSG
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: crossbow build
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: crossbow build

Nice!
by RSG
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floating reamer holders
Replies: 21
Views: 1407

Re: Floating reamer holders

Thanks guys! Pete, thanks for the in depth response along with links. I am going to try that one test turning a bar the same dia as the quill just fore curiosity sake. My lathe is of Chinese origin but it's only 9 years old as I bought it new so any wear should be minimal. Not saying it's accurate, ...
by RSG
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floating reamer holders
Replies: 21
Views: 1407

Re: Floating reamer holders

Thanks John, will do!
by RSG
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floating reamer holders
Replies: 21
Views: 1407

Re: Floating reamer holders

Thanks for the info in Reamer Holders 10K Pete! If I go that route I will definitely make my own. There's one on YouTube exactly as you describe called the Hemmingway Kit. Pete, I have a cheap offshore set of gauges but disassembled them as you mention and cleaned them up nice. They telescope at bot...
by RSG
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floating reamer holders
Replies: 21
Views: 1407

Re: Floating reamer holders

Thanks for the ideas Pete! It's not so much successfully completing 30 parts, its' the size and amount of work involved in the parts. Each part raw cost is $40.00 and has about 2 hours worth of work up to that point, hence why I prefer to ream. As Harold mentions, the level of accuracy outside of a ...
by RSG
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floating reamer holders
Replies: 21
Views: 1407

Re: Floating reamer holders

How deep is the hole? It's a through hole about 1.125" long. I would bore it as Glenn mentions but I question my ability to do so accurately and arrive at .6248" and be successful over 30 times. That's why I've always used the reamer and to date it's been successful because the bearings I had been ...
by RSG
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floating reamer holders
Replies: 21
Views: 1407

Floating reamer holders

Getting ready for another winter of making reels and this year I wanted to make absolutely certain everything was the best it can be with the lathe so I spent a few days accurizing it. I started by confirming bed level, then corrected unwanted taper on the headstock (something I should have done yea...
by RSG
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ball end mills
Replies: 17
Views: 1718

Re: Ball end mills

Harold_V wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:24 pm
There was a time when a new BP was available for under $1,000.

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Ya, a guy named Fred Flintstone would have owned one at that time? LOL :lol:
by RSG
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Amazing machine work
Replies: 47
Views: 9612

Re: Amazing machine work

That's nuts! Lets see the plane once it's all finished!
by RSG
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ball end mills
Replies: 17
Views: 1718

Re: Ball end mills

Just be aware that at the tip of the ball radius your tool rpm drops off to zero. I use them often when shaping fishing reels. They can be a wonderful addition to the manual mill however as Pete and Harold mentions the cutter has zero RPM at the center. This may not sound like a big deal but to ill...
by RSG
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Amazing machine work
Replies: 47
Views: 9612

Re: Amazing machine work

Nuts!

There's no doubt that there is a ton of very detailed machine work involved in a rebuild like this. Must be very satisfying when you complete one!
by RSG
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: This years collection reels
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Re: This years collection reels

Thanks for the kind words Steve!

And Pete, I guess I never thought about it like that. You are correct though regarding the tilting of the rotary table and use of form tools. Perhaps I'll give it some thought.