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by BadDog
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 65
Views: 1824

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

Oh, and those fore/aft receivers on my trucks also mount a HS9500 winch with custom built cradle (protection for winch, and handles to carry) front or rear. Trucks very often get winches mounted on the front, which is fine for rock crawlers that use them to get over otherwise impossible barriers alo...
by BadDog
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 65
Views: 1824

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

Most of my receivers are mounted vertically, and all tool mounts have a vertical post. For those not vertical (mainly vehicles), I have a 90* adapter allowing the use of the vertical mounted tools retaining the height variability/adjustability. For greater stability with more displacement, a longer ...
by BadDog
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Threading
Replies: 13
Views: 202

Re: Threading

I'm troubled by the comment that the additional feed doesn't result in a cut. Something, somewhere, isn't secure, or the tip of the threading tool is badly rounded. I forgot to comment on that one. My thought when reading was that with the very shallow infeed angle, hardened steel, perhaps less tha...
by BadDog
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Threading
Replies: 13
Views: 202

Re: Threading

Yes, it's not uncommon to run across lathes that label compound degrees starting 0 parallel to the lathe spindle axis, you are not the first to stumble onto that issue. As to what number on the thread dial, go by your manual. You can reindex the part to finish the thread, I've had to do it a few tim...
by BadDog
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 65
Views: 1824

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

Each grinder will be on a plywood base that will lock onto the bench, so that I can have different grinders for different purposes and not have to constantly change wheels. I've been of a similar thought for many years. In particular, my last shop was a one car detached and had NO room to spare. So...
by BadDog
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turning plastic on a metal lathe
Replies: 18
Views: 658

Re: Turning plastic on a metal lathe

I've turned PVC many times without issue, but that's at manual machine speeds. And my lathe ways stay all but dripping with oil, so that may contribute as well. When I turn wood, cast iron, or rusty/scaly metal, I drape the ways and cross slide with a leftover length of thick/rubbery/soft tool box d...
by BadDog
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turning plastic on a metal lathe
Replies: 18
Views: 658

Re: Turning plastic on a metal lathe

Plastics are very often turned on metal lathes with no adverse effects. I would guess there are probably some plastics that may off-gas (room temp or turning heat?) corrosive fumes, but these won't be the common things like UHMWPE and such. I've turned quite a bit of it, most often for making plane ...
by BadDog
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Preparing Machines for Moving
Replies: 31
Views: 1496

Re: Preparing Machines for Moving

Yes, flip the head etc. I wouldn't take the handles off because that will leave even more fragile shafts exposed. And as stated, to fit or balance as desired, they may need shift things around. And also support asking the person in charge of the move. With the help of a friend who deals with machine...
by BadDog
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: marking tools
Replies: 15
Views: 852

Re: marking tools

Buy HF tools and no-one will steal them. Or, buy a HF tool box and put good tools in it. Or, just realize that tools will walk and buy extra. JMHO. Remember. what belongs to everyone, belongs to no-one. --earlgo When I was into rock crawling buggies, this was the way I went. In that scenario, when ...
by BadDog
Fri May 31, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blast cabinet liner
Replies: 13
Views: 856

Re: Blast cabinet liner

Key words. How one uses their blasting equipment makes a huge difference in requirements. Exactly. RSG: The back wall cover would be a good idea, but my cabinet has an open grate on the bottom to place parts on, and an inverted pyramid type funnel below that to return the blast media to the hopper....
by BadDog
Thu May 30, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blast cabinet liner
Replies: 13
Views: 856

Re: Blast cabinet liner

Depends on the nozzle size, and related things (media specific, min pressure, desired finish, etc). But within the scope of achieving a particular goal, mainly nozzle size. They make mini-blasters (soda mainly I think) about like an airbrush, and they don't need much air at all. But for real world c...
by BadDog
Thu May 30, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blast cabinet liner
Replies: 13
Views: 856

Re: Blast cabinet liner

Because it's such a mess (and takes up a lot of space), I want to store it outside under my shop awning. Liberates the space, and makes it MUCH more convenient to use without having to first remove from shop, get it all setup, and run it outside to allow the exhaust fines to disperse across the yard...