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by MarkLong
Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tool grinding question
Replies: 7
Views: 2473

Re: Tool grinding question

Hello Howard, thanks for the followup to my questions. Informative & well written. I mounted the wheels today. First time I spun them up it vibrated like crazy. I fussed a little bit with each wheel. Rotating it to differenrnt positions on the shaft. I improved the runout, but not eliminating it ent...
by MarkLong
Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tool grinding question
Replies: 7
Views: 2473

Re: Tool grinding question

I have a question regarding some of the white Alum Ox Norton grades previously mentioned. Those wheels, as best I can tell, are surface grinding wheels. Can they be mounted on a pedestal grinder? Assuming the wheels are sized properly to the grinder, (diameter and arbor hole), and the grinders speed...
by MarkLong
Thu Jan 06, 2005 2:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cabin Fever Expo
Replies: 12
Views: 2082

Re: Cabin Fever Expo

I'll be there. Most likely Fri and either sat or Sun. Not sure which day.

Mark
by MarkLong
Mon Dec 27, 2004 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who does machine tool repairs?
Replies: 1
Views: 894

Re: Who does machine tool repairs?

You might have better luck in getting a response if you indicated the region/location in which you reside.

mark
by MarkLong
Thu Jan 01, 2004 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tapered headstock adaptor sleeves
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: Tapered headstock adaptor sleeves

Why couldn't the lathe mfgr's just use a regular ole 4 or 5 MT taper for the spindle ID? Why they just didn't follow the norm and use a standard 4 or 5 really bugs me??
by MarkLong
Fri Dec 26, 2003 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SolidWorks vs Inventor CAD software
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

Re: SolidWorks vs Inventor CAD software

I am only interested in a comments from people who have used BOTH Solidworks & Inventor. This is part of an evaluation process to determine a suitable CAD system replacement for our companies old MD 3.0 system. We need a mid level system to communicate between multiple users, two sites, and require ...
by MarkLong
Fri Dec 26, 2003 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SolidWorks vs Inventor CAD software
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

SolidWorks vs Inventor CAD software

Hello, Looking for people who have used BOTH Inventor and SolidWorks. I would like to hear how users of each characterize your likes/dislikes, preferences, overall features, ease of use, learning curve etc, as compared to each other. We have a demo ver of SW2004 now, demo of Inventor8 is on its way....
by MarkLong
Fri Oct 24, 2003 9:08 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Metric gears for a south bend help!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1732

Re: Metric gears for a south bend help!!

I have the metric set of transposing gears from SB for my heavy 10 (10L). It is a 100/127T tandem gear. You remove the large gear (don't recall what its name is) from the banjo fitting under the gear cover. And replace with the 100/127 gear. This gear effectively makes the lathe see the leadscrew as...
by MarkLong
Fri Sep 19, 2003 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opinions requested on 5C collet set quality
Replies: 8
Views: 2133

Re: Opinions requested on 5C collet set quality

I have some used Hardinge and Royal. I also bought a bunch of new Bison 5C's. I can say w/o a doubt that the used Hardinge and Royal are better than the new Bisons. But the Bisons work acceptably on my SB 10L. If I was running a high precision lathe such as a hardinge or 10EE I wouldn't bother with ...
by MarkLong
Mon Sep 08, 2003 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: where can I get a fly cutter
Replies: 15
Views: 3714

Re: where can I get a fly cutter

With a flycutter you need to be sure to keep the cutting edge in the plane radially perpenducular to the axis of rotation. With the typical flycutter if the bit is put in the wrong way it is off axis. I was using a borrowed flycutter recently and was getting great results and finish for the first fe...
by MarkLong
Sun Aug 31, 2003 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motor Frame Designations
Replies: 5
Views: 1722

Re: Motor Frame Designations

Grainger catalog has a good section on motor frame designations.
by MarkLong
Wed Jul 30, 2003 11:06 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: battery overcharge
Replies: 13
Views: 3289

Re: battery overcharge

Same thing happened to me. Now I have a couple 24 hr timers that I have various chargers plugged into. I adjust the time the timer is on per day to meet the needs of the batt(s) being charged. All my niterider bicycle lights, cordless drill, etc are on chargers that come on for 15-30 min per day and...