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by RSG
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Which cutter to use on my Sherline Lathe
Replies: 6
Views: 165

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: 509

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: 23
Views: 671

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: 454

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: 2033

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.
by RSG
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Determing the size of a lapping tool
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: Determing the size of a lapping tool

chief wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:42 pm
so I thought perhaps it needed to be a few thou undersized.

Terry
No, same size as Pete mentioned. You'll know when the lapping is complete when you've slightly worn all the blueing off both of the entire bottom rings. I wouldn't worry about the top rings.
by RSG
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Determing the size of a lapping tool
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: Determing the size of a lapping tool

My buddy turned a piece of carbon steel to 30mm x 10" and used it with lapping compound, worked well
by RSG
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&H charges
Replies: 29
Views: 2096

Re: S&H charges

If I order out of the U.S., right now there's an instant %25 tacked on for the money exchange difference, plus provincial and federal sales tax on the value of the item once it crosses the border, then Fed Ex ect add another $35 - $50 per order just to shuffle the brokerage paper work that allows t...
by RSG
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In pursuit of Flatness.
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: In pursuit of Flatness.

Very cool!
by RSG
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Magnetic linear scales - are they good?
Replies: 10
Views: 1436

Re: Magnetic linear scales - are they good?

RSG - thanx for the reply. could you describe how do you check the accuracy? http://www.dropros.com/DRO_PROS_Digital_Readout_Manual.htm Follow the tutorial on line 5 "Validating DRO movement", only use the 123 block as a backstop (make sure the block is set parallel to the table) and add a gauge bl...
by RSG
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick and dirty chip deflector
Replies: 2
Views: 1260

Re: Quick and dirty chip deflector

Nice, gets the job done!
by RSG
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Magnetic linear scales - are they good?
Replies: 10
Views: 1436

Re: Magnetic linear scales - are they good?

I have magnetic scales with my DRO Pros for the lathe and mill. The mill kits comes with 5 micron resolution. While I don't have much experience with other units all I can tell you is the last 10 years have been good with the units I have. Sometimes I'll confirm their accuracy with gage blocks and a...