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by Rick
Thu May 30, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Request For Services
Topic: Looking for a mentor and a place to use machines.
Replies: 7
Views: 3210

Re: Looking for a mentor and a place to use machines.

Harold

Your post reminded me of a saying I heard about musicians but it can be applied to any skilled endeavor.


"An amateur musician practices so they can get it right, a professional musician practices so they can't get it wrong"
by Rick
Fri May 10, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: ASR Reading T-1 2100 Video Update
Replies: 3
Views: 1020

Re: ASR Reading T-1 2100 Video Update

Harold
The video worked fine for me
by Rick
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Backing up computer files
Replies: 27
Views: 4825

Re: Backing up computer files

We were having trouble figuring out what to do with all these photos my wife and daughter and myself were taking with our phones. I went searching and found out about NAS (network attached server). They are not very expensive and have many features that are handy , at least for me. The one I use is ...
by Rick
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small Diameter Slitting Saw
Replies: 13
Views: 2726

Re: Small Diameter Slitting Saw

Thanks Harold
Yes forgot to mention relief. Some I have done worked without having to relieve others had the be relieved. Just have to try it and go from there.
by Rick
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small Diameter Slitting Saw
Replies: 13
Views: 2726

Re: Small Diameter Slitting Saw

Look at woodruff key cutters. McMaster has a 3/64 (0.047)thick 0.5 dia. Don't know if that is close enough for you application or not. I have taken woodruff key cutters and ground the thickness to what was required on a surface grinder. Clamp them in a v block in the vertical position and grind as r...
by Rick
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 57
Views: 6706

Re: Women in the hobby?

Here is a sign in our shop
Don't care if its manual or CNC its still just a tool for a skilled person to use.
by Rick
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Thread Milling
Replies: 30
Views: 7516

Re: Thread Milling

I have done thread milling pretty much like Rich stated above. Done both with CAM (G-code) and by conversational programming on my Hurco which has a Helix feature. Only difference than what Rich does is I use a single profile cutter in place of a single point cutter like he does. https://www.mscdire...
by Rick
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parallel Keeper
Replies: 8
Views: 1367

Re: Parallel Keeper

Rubber bands around the jaws and parallels
They don't hold up the best but work at any jaw opening
by Rick
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Initial advice for new Sherline lathe and mill
Replies: 2
Views: 680

Re: Initial advice for new Sherline lathe and mill

Hi Chris Welcome To answer your questions 1. Spanner tight, Tightness is relative to what you are holding in the collet. Tightness for a delicate piece will be greatly different than that of a cutter/endmill. 2. Check out this link explaining Watchmakers lathe collets, it will give you more info tha...
by Rick
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best tap for aluminum
Replies: 12
Views: 1768

Re: Best tap for aluminum

Mr Ron We tap a lot of alum. With HSS taps. Small taps can take a fair amount torque but will not tolerate any bending. What method are you using, hand, hand with a guide, or in a machine? How much thread are you trying to get, 75% ....? We use both water based coolant and a mixture of 50/50 Tapmagi...
by Rick
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Replies: 28
Views: 3299

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Merry Christmas to all
by Rick
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?
Replies: 34
Views: 9949

Re: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?

Been printing models to be used as casting patterns for a club member that's building a J Class Loco. Printed drivers and tender truck frames that will be cast and printed journal box covers that will be used on the tender trucks once they are cleaned up and painted. The tender truck frames has to b...