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by Magicniner
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tapping carbon fiber tubing
Replies: 9
Views: 2774

Re: Tapping carbon fiber tubing

Steve S wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:52 pm
HSS plug tap
I made a couple of carbon fiber shrouds for my pcp air rifles .
It's a modified Kral NP-03 in .177 , shoots a 9.57gr pellet at 910fps . Over 17ft/lbs energy
Looks great Steve!
I've been abrading the inside of CF tube and bonding in threaded inserts for barrel shrouds.
by Magicniner
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Removing double ear crimp clamps O clips From Air Hose
Replies: 11
Views: 2665

Re: Removing double ear crimp clamps O clips From Air Hose

My Snap-On Lineman Pliers do that easily.
by Magicniner
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye bolt rating
Replies: 23
Views: 4414

Re: Eye bolt rating

Can't be bothered with rated components and using components in applications they are not designed for again?
This is a steep learning curve isn't it?
by Magicniner
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine hoist capacity beware
Replies: 24
Views: 5176

Re: Engine hoist capacity beware

You put side load on the caster wheels which they were not designed for by re-mounting them as fixed wheels.
Entirely your own fault for using a component in an application it was not designed for!
by Magicniner
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tapping carbon fiber tubing
Replies: 9
Views: 2774

Re: Tapping carbon fiber tubing

Tap make?
Tap Type?
Are you tapping the bore of Carbon Fibre tube?
If so why, and have you considered the impact of that on it's structural integrity?
by Magicniner
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Considering a DRO
Replies: 33
Views: 9149

Re: Considering a DRO

Always good to know your history, the screw cutting lathe originated in the 18th century :D
by Magicniner
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Change lead screw to metric?
Replies: 29
Views: 6601

Re: Change lead screw to metric?

Calculating the gear train is the easy part. Coming up with a solution that physically fits on the banjo is the hard part. Ah, but nThreadsP gives you lots of options, it gives you all the possible options with your set of gears, it even allows you to choose to allow an acceptable error if you so w...
by Magicniner
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Considering a DRO
Replies: 33
Views: 9149

Re: Considering a DRO

The harsh reality is that not everyone has need (nor desire) to master machining. For some folks, their machine tools are nothing more than a means to an end---they want to build a widget, and machine tools are required. They have no aspirations of becoming a machinist, and have little interest in ...
by Magicniner
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 5C collet chuck
Replies: 10
Views: 3663

Re: 5C collet chuck

Go ER40 instead, it's far less limiting and contrary to the opinion of those who haven't used one you can turn square, hex, octagonal and tapered stock in ER40 collets
by Magicniner
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Considering a DRO
Replies: 33
Views: 9149

Re: Considering a DRO

I question the need. I was trained on manual machines and have never used a DRO. Seems to me like a lot of money to spend with not such a great return, but then I have the utmost confidence in my ability. That didn't come fast, or easy. H I thought exactly this way until I used a DRO, in conjunctio...
by Magicniner
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Change lead screw to metric?
Replies: 29
Views: 6601

Re: Change lead screw to metric?

NthreadP is a calculator which takes your driving gear size. lead screw pitch, your available change gear sizes and calculates the gear possible trains for the thread of your choice. http://www.lathes.co.uk/latheparts/page14.html I use it to cut metric and imperial threads on my change gear Myford S...
by Magicniner
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Creating a GROOVE inside a very small TUBE (on the lathe)...
Replies: 13
Views: 2849

Re: Creating a GROOVE inside a very small TUBE (on the lathe)...

Iscar MGCH06 bar and the appropriate GIQR8 grooving cutter/insert good for holes down to 8mm on the lathe For cutting plastic and the forces involved you could make your own holder rather than buying the MGCH06 bar, you can buy individual GIQR8 grooving cutters for a few dollars. https://www.google....