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by Magicniner
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Softjaw question
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: Softjaw question

I use Diatest bore gauges, I was very lucky and picked up a range of very good second hand sets from a closing down sale :D
by Magicniner
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: finding steel
Replies: 10
Views: 407

Re: finding steel

I visit a steel supplier, I find Steel.
Most are becoming more amenable to selling off-cuts and leftovers. The trick is to keep in mind that you're only a tiny part of their turnover and your business isn't worth any inconvenience at all to them.
by Magicniner
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Syil Machines
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Syil Machines

Has he looked at Hurco ( Indianapolis,IN) With their conversational programing, he does not need a CAD/ CAM Program ($$$) or a post processor Rich Interesting, what does he envisage making? I ask because the ability to make complex 3D parts with multiple merged compound curves and angled flat surfa...
by Magicniner
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Syil Machines
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Syil Machines

Ah !! A toy. Considerably less so than a Tormach though :D The X7 weighs in at around 1400kg owing to it's heavier cast construction, not a cheaply converted manual mill on a welded stand, Syil machines are also available with Siemens 808d Advanced controllers and full Siemens servo systems. I've b...
by Magicniner
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Threading with a tap
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: Threading with a tap

29/64 for 50% thread in iron and steel.
Any tapping chart worth referring to will tell you what % of thread the drill size will yield, going for 100% in steel isn't going to do your tooling any favours ;-)
by Magicniner
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: socket wrench storage
Replies: 18
Views: 1276

Re: socket wrench storage

I use the metal strips with clips, you can pick out the sets you want to take to a job, even when I'm close to my tool cab I still use a tool tray to carry the tools to the job to reduce to & fro from the box.
by Magicniner
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 28
Views: 2192

Re: What is it?

It's a nice, in-focus shot of a calculator and the grain of a wood desk top with something out of focus standing by the calculator.
by Magicniner
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tempering
Replies: 10
Views: 1289

Re: Tempering

tornitore45 wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:06 pm
Thanks. The part, a square drive for sockets, is still file hard.
That sounds more like the temperature wasn't correct if that's not the hardness you wanted.
by Magicniner
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tempering
Replies: 10
Views: 1289

Re: Tempering

Should be fine unless the data sheet for the material states a maximum tempering time.
by Magicniner
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fractional hp motor wire repair
Replies: 14
Views: 1910

Re: fractional hp motor wire repair

This is good and very important because you can't find, well you can find old ones. Older ones are drying up. Modern motors are available in a wide range of configurations provided your budget isn't "Tuppence & a Balloon" and a competent machinist ought to be able to modify a motor for their own re...
by Magicniner
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let us discuss
Replies: 22
Views: 2959

Re: Let us discuss

It's neat but at the end of the day it would only interest me significantly if it ended up in an RC car or if it was made at a scale which would enable me to sit in and drive the car it's fitted to.
Engineering at less than 12" to the foot is simply Engineering with some ambition subtracted! :D
by Magicniner
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fractional hp motor wire repair
Replies: 14
Views: 1910

Re: fractional hp motor wire repair

Research temperatures and specifications?
I just buy good quality new motors, nearly everything I have is 3 phase with a VFD.
I do make good money with my shop time though, so it matters to me how much of it I spend on inconsequentials.