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by rooster
Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Need some castings made
Replies: 3
Views: 2254

Re: Need some castings made

Thank you Harold , Im talking aluminum , I need the pieces made slightly larger as ill be milling them for exact size and finish polishing them, The parts I need are end plates for a pedal steel guitar and the pickup bracket and maybe pedals.
by rooster
Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Need some castings made
Replies: 3
Views: 2254

Need some castings made

Would someone be willing to make some castings for me, Ill make you patterns you cast them, contact me as soon as possible if you are interested lets talk .
by rooster
Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Metal wear
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Metal wear

Hope i explain this right , here goes , if you have two metals same metals rubbing against each other how much ware occures even if its lubricated ,steel against steel or aluminum against aluminum, lets say a 3/8 inch hole with a 3/8 shaft going into is slightly smaller so it will fit inside the oth...
by rooster
Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: some new tools for my shop
Replies: 0
Views: 1154

some new tools for my shop

I had posted a few questions weeks ago and finally getting around to my projects i went and got a new rotary table 6 inch with accessories and a new 6 inch mill vise from grizzly tools, The vise is very nice it looks great on my index milling table , havent got the rotary table yet should be here tu...
by rooster
Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: question
Replies: 15
Views: 2452

Re: question

I have a large mill which to do the rounding off , thank you for some ideas to try , harold . i guess a jig is in order or some kind of fixture , thanks for the ideas.all ten fingers have to be the same exactly . Russ(rooster)
by rooster
Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:26 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: question
Replies: 15
Views: 2452

Re: question

Flat bar is one inch wide, roundness has to be from side to side, center of 1/2 inch hole is right smack dab in the middle , i need 1/4 inch from edge of the hole to the outer edge when finished, this is a finger 10 all together for a pedal steel guitar , called a changer finger. I have a milling ma...
by rooster
Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: question
Replies: 15
Views: 2452

question

whats the best way to make a 1/4 inch thick by 1 inch wide flat bar with a 1/2 inch hole drill on center 1/4 inch away from the end , round on the end? did i explain that right Russ
by rooster
Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Polishing metal
Replies: 6
Views: 1559

Re: Polishing metal

aluminum is what im needing to polish, seems the best and only way for me to get the job done is hand sand then maybe in a tumbler or viberating type polisher then finishup on a buffing wheel, im after a super shiney finish , parts are for a pedal steel guitar and some new creations of mine . thanks...
by rooster
Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Polishing metal
Replies: 6
Views: 1559

Polishing metal

Whats the best way to polish aluminum amd most cost effective, i was considering a rock tumbler for hand s free operation any comments or advice would be welcome . Russ
by rooster
Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Something worth sharing !! :-)
Replies: 2
Views: 2157

Re: Something worth sharing !! :-)

just like casting in a wood box , wet sand works very well
by rooster
Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: question
Replies: 2
Views: 2235

question

Do you have to have liscence to make guns, im just curious , i seen some work and it looks like it might be enteresting
by rooster
Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: up and running
Replies: 0
Views: 742

up and running

I got my mill wired up and running today :lol: made my day now i can do something with it, got the vice paralell with the head, one thing i still should do is get it level its off a few degrees from side to side , probly a 1/16 shim under one side might do it , i used a small bubble level to see whe...