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by stephenc
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Really not sure what all this is...
Replies: 3
Views: 1828

Re: Really not sure what all this is...

Well to help you out .. the die is for chasing threads on a small ring mauser barrel .
by stephenc
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about cnc
Replies: 7
Views: 1684

Re: Thinking about cnc

I plan on using fusion 360 , I'd like to think I have good color vision . But worrying about icon colors is about as low on my consideration list as it can get . That's just one of things that would have to be dealt with if it comes up . Tormach sure knows how to put the pressure on , offering quite...
by stephenc
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about cnc
Replies: 7
Views: 1684

Re: Thinking about cnc

I have given some thought to the controller . The pathpilot tormach uses seems to be rather user friendly and very capeable I believe it is Linux based . And other then some minor quibbles I can't find anyone who has anything bad to say about it . You can take a virtual tour of it on tormach's site ...
by stephenc
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about cnc
Replies: 7
Views: 1684

Re: Thinking about cnc

Oh man , there are so many reasons I want to go cnc it's darn near impossible to say why . The learning something new aspect is there , I like to learn and I enjoy a challenge . Production isn't a goal , strictly hobby . But I do like the idea that I could duplicate a part simply by running the prog...
by stephenc
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about cnc
Replies: 7
Views: 1684

Thinking about cnc

Hi guys & gals I've been gone awhile , had some health issues And then some other issues . But it's all good now . I haven't done much out in the shop for the last year or so because of that And I've been thinking about going in a new direction . I think a small cnc mill is that direction . I've giv...
by stephenc
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Electronic Leadscrews?
Replies: 21
Views: 12385

Re: Electronic Leadscrews?

Way back when I first got my grizzly g0602 I remember reading somewhere about a fellow who had converted his to an electronic lead screw with some sort of tone ring On the spindle and a stepper motor on the lead screw . I tried to find it again but came up with nothing , my memory doesn't go so far ...
by stephenc
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Engineers really know their stuff
Replies: 152
Views: 58293

Re: Engineers really know their stuff

In the late 90's I worked at a limestone quarry in n/w Pennsylvania . The job site had a relatively new to us very large dragline operating , the engineers made a few very bad choices with the machine that didn't end well . First bad choice was the decided to short ballast the machine by some 2500-3...
by stephenc
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slitting saw
Replies: 32
Views: 5407

Re: Slitting saw

I've tried making slits with the shaper. My little Logan 8. Is fairly rigid for a small shaper but if you make one false move that thin little tool breaks real easy .
by stephenc
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: rings in work piece
Replies: 22
Views: 10274

Re: rings in work piece

When I got my lathe I knew absolutely nothing about machine tools . I didn't know a thing about cutting tools and I had zero budget left after buying the lathe . So I bought a box of the harbor frieght brazed carbide tools and a box of assorted hss blanks . In short order I had chipped broke or othe...
by stephenc
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slitting saw
Replies: 32
Views: 5407

Re: Slitting saw

Earlgo
Cut off wheel .... great idea , worked perfectly .
by stephenc
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slitting saw
Replies: 32
Views: 5407

Re: Slitting saw

You didn't get in the way spro. .. you understood what I was doing and the possible issues even with my less then clear explanation :)

Harold
You have a way of explaining things that makes it very easy to understand and I for one can't thank you enough for that .
by stephenc
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slitting saw
Replies: 32
Views: 5407

Re: Slitting saw

I think I am going to try a cut off wheel first .. it's simple , logical and cheap And if it doesn't work I'm only out of pocket a couple bucks . A semi local weld shop has 8 " .035 Norton wheels that will fit the arbor on my surface grinder for $9.50 If this doesn't work I'll go back with a slittin...