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by martik777
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good price for 1144 round at Fastenal
Replies: 13
Views: 2677

Re: Good price for 1144 round at Fastenal

They are weird indeed. I think the local store just didn't want to do business with me. I have a business acct with them but VERY low volume. Most of my past orders were for stuff on clearance up to 90% off but they don't appear to offer such deals anymore. I did not need an acct for the Ferndale st...
by martik777
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Considering a DRO
Replies: 33
Views: 7901

Re: Considering a DRO

I'm happy with the one I made like this out of PVC:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXdMQ3UccB4

Any cheapo digital caliper will do
by martik777
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parting tool holder
Replies: 39
Views: 6829

Re: Parting tool holder

https://www.banggood.com/MGEHR-1212-2-1 ... rehouse=CN

I've used these for years - they even work well with 4140 3/4"+

I wouldn't be surprised if your inserts would fit
by martik777
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good price for 1144 round at Fastenal
Replies: 13
Views: 2677

Re: Good price for 1144 round at Fastenal

neanderman wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:24 pm
Thanks! I had no idea they sold raw materials. And they have multiple local stores.
I have a local store in Canada but they wouldn't sell it to me, supposedly "out of stock"
by martik777
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good price for 1144 round at Fastenal
Replies: 13
Views: 2677

Re: Good price for 1144 round at Fastenal

no acct req'd
by martik777
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good price for 1144 round at Fastenal
Replies: 13
Views: 2677

Re: Good price for 1144 round at Fastenal

It's never been an issue
by martik777
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good price for 1144 round at Fastenal
Replies: 13
Views: 2677

Good price for 1144 round at Fastenal

Just got some .750 OD 12' of 1144 for $37 pickup at store. Lowest prices I've ever seen. https://www.fastenal.com/product/raw-materials/bar-stock/round-bar-stock/600937?categoryId=600937&level=3&query=1144&isExpanded=true&productFamilyId=26775 The same piece in Canada was quoted at a whooping $325 C...
by martik777
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Adding a QC gearbox to Logan 200 lathe
Replies: 2
Views: 2616

Re: Adding a QC gearbox to Logan 200 lathe

Try asking here: https://groups.io/g/Lathe-List/topics

I stopped using my South Bend 9A QCGB (except for threading) and reversing lever after installing a variable speed reversible DC motor to the leadscrew.
by martik777
Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:20 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: HF mill/drill vs. Mini-lathe milling attachment
Replies: 16
Views: 5301

Re: HF mill/drill vs. Mini-lathe milling attachment

For that $300 spent on an attachment, one could get a used round column for not much more or the HF mini mill on sale now for approx $500 with 20% coupon. Consider an ER25 collet chuck and set of collets for about $50 from ebay. The collets will hold all your drill bits and end mills up to 5/8". Eve...
by martik777
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Metal slivers in your fingers
Replies: 40
Views: 5288

Re: Metal slivers in your fingers

These work well:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/20X-Magnifier-M ... 3a9580fe68

unscrew and remove outer lens to reduce power
by martik777
Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: New Mini Mill
Replies: 9
Views: 3902

Re: New Mini Mill

A 1/4" DOC in A36 with that mill is amazing! What kind of end mill did you use?
by martik777
Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machines are too big
Replies: 22
Views: 3520

Re: Machines are too big

Attach a high speed "spindle" to your existing 6x26?

http://www.cnccookbook.com/CCHighSpeedSpindleAddOn.htm