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by Magicniner
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Choosing an end mill for the job
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Choosing an end mill for the job

For the same SFM, number of flutes and chip load an end mill 1/2 the diameter can turn twice as fast cutting twice as many chip per minute. It would seem it would be able co complete one pass in 1/2 the time. Given that you should be running the correct rpm for optimum use of the cutter with the wo...
by Magicniner
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rubberflex collets for model 50 chuck
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: rubberflex collets for model 50 chuck

I have a tapping chuck which uses rubberflex collets, I was able to find a couple to cover the range of the tapping chuck but I did find some which wouldn't even fit in it so there are definitely at least two sizes of chuck.
by Magicniner
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: metric drill set explained?
Replies: 65
Views: 2303

Re: metric drill set explained?

BadDog wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:22 am
Several nominal metric size fasteners have 3, 4, or more pitches in fairly common use.
So you've never encountered 1/2" UNC, 1/2" UNF and 1/2" UNEF and variants in the same size? :D
You should get out more ;-)
by Magicniner
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: metric drill set explained?
Replies: 65
Views: 2303

Re: metric drill set explained?

The problems are not with measurement systems, the shortcomings lie with the users who can't cope with basic maths or make stupid assumptions. The ship example above just shows that not everyone understands Cumulative Error :D I have to work with a mix of metric and imperial fasteners and I find bot...
by Magicniner
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: metric drill set explained?
Replies: 65
Views: 2303

Re: metric drill set explained?

That said, I'm sure living in a nominally metric country would provide a higher hit rate, but again, that doesn't speak to the superiority of the metric fastener system. As far as I think I understand, if I had a home shop there, and wanted the same "on hand" coverage I currently enjoy with my "sta...
by Magicniner
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: metric drill set explained?
Replies: 65
Views: 2303

Re: metric drill set explained?

I have a Dormer metric set covering 1mm to 6mm in 0.1mm steps and another cheaper set covering 6mm to 10mm in 0.1mm steps.
by Magicniner
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: tooling plate
Replies: 8
Views: 562

Re: tooling plate

It's easy to cover unused holes, I use teflon baking sheets cut for my regularly used fixtures, masking tape for one-offs.
by Magicniner
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Brazing Brass
Replies: 42
Views: 3444

Re: Brazing Brass

Bronze Wire, Argon, MIG, Job Done.
Check Sif Bronze for wire specifications and pick what suits you.
by Magicniner
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: unique water pump
Replies: 55
Views: 3180

Re: unique water pump

Tesla was a rubbish businessman, Edison was a ruthless git and a great businessman who stole and patented the inventions and ideas of others, and wasn't above spending money to rubbish the ideas and careers of the competition, that's why you read about Edison not Tesla, not some Nutjob conspiracy th...
by Magicniner
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: unique water pump
Replies: 55
Views: 3180

Re: unique water pump

tornitore45 wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:34 pm
You can save money on direct marketing starting with a Bernard Madoff customer list.
With a name pronounced Made-Off I'm surprised he wasn't sussed earlier! ;-)

I'm not sure I need the list though, I already have 2 marks on this thread :D
by Magicniner
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: unique water pump
Replies: 55
Views: 3180

Re: unique water pump

My Anti-Gravity and Inertia Neutralisation machines are nearing the end of development promising faster than light travel for almost no cost, I'll be publishing full plans at just $100 ;-)
by Magicniner
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: unique water pump
Replies: 55
Views: 3180

Re: unique water pump

Nicola Tesla was working on wireless transmission of generated energy, not free energy, that's an unfounded nutjob's fantasy.

Come back when you have one working, if they don't whisk you off in the White Blazer with the Optional Long Arms first :D