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by Russ Hanscom
Wed May 27, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: Chop saw
Replies: 15
Views: 401

Re: Chop saw

Besides the blade, work orientation is also important. If you cut angle stock with the 90 degree edge up and the two tips down, then all of the cuts will be in a thinner orientation of the stock. If you are cutting flat bar, stand it on edge.
by Russ Hanscom
Tue May 19, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Annular cutters
Replies: 16
Views: 728

Re: Annular cutters

You are right they need a holder, but the shank is 3/4" dia. I used a Morse endmill holder for a 3/4" end mill to run mine. Just finished 30+ 1 7/8" holes, the size I needed, in 1" steel, using a drill press. Worked like a charm, most of the time. Several of the cutters were probably name brand knoc...
by Russ Hanscom
Sun May 17, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Tig welding a tractor part?
Replies: 15
Views: 744

Re: Tig welding a tractor part?

If it is hollow, as the photo suggests, insert a backing strip, makes getting a full pen weld much easier. As noted, 7018 would be an option if cast steel. If cast iron, consider a nickel rod.
by Russ Hanscom
Sat May 16, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Does anyone else get this message
Replies: 11
Views: 566

Re: Does anyone else get this message

We had McAfee years ago, got rid of it because of recurring billing issues, been using Norton since with no problems. No problems with either regarding security, at least that we noticed.
by Russ Hanscom
Thu May 14, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does Dykem go bad?
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: Does Dykem go bad?

No,

I have had the same experience - just keep using it until the results are unacceptable.
by Russ Hanscom
Mon May 11, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starrett combination squares
Replies: 9
Views: 723

Re: Starrett combination squares

The one that you have! I think mine are all cast, never had a problem, satisfied with them.
by Russ Hanscom
Fri May 08, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Radius Knurling.
Replies: 20
Views: 1247

Re: Radius Knurling.

Nice,

I am lucky, have a few that belonged to my grandfather, used for making electrical parts.
by Russ Hanscom
Thu May 07, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Beveling an edge on a piece of plate
Replies: 26
Views: 1611

Re: Beveling an edge on a piece of plate

Sorry, no, X axis, cutting side to side
by Russ Hanscom
Wed May 06, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Beveling an edge on a piece of plate
Replies: 26
Views: 1611

Re: Beveling an edge on a piece of plate

One more option, if you are making a flat cut and your machine will rotate the ram about the vertical axis. Start at one end, when you have gone as far as travel allows, back off the table some distance, swing the ram so the tool is now near the end of the cut, and continue. I used this method on my...
by Russ Hanscom
Wed May 06, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Beveling an edge on a piece of plate
Replies: 26
Views: 1611

Re: Beveling an edge on a piece of plate

How about clamping a long stiff piece(s) of stock to the table, then you could loosen the work piece and slide it along the guides. If the guide is set up true, yo0u should only have to make one setup.
by Russ Hanscom
Tue May 05, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Undercuts and stress risers
Replies: 13
Views: 1131

Re: Undercuts and stress risers

Depends on the shaft size. Stress relief radii are usually a percentage of the diameter, so the bigger the shaft, the larger radius.

Good time to get out a piece of HSS and grind a relief tool, then it can be any radius you need.