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by BadDog
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boyar Shultz table lock
Replies: 12
Views: 546

Re: Boyar Shultz table lock

Thank you. Not sure why those points didn't occur to me, and I was stuck with tunnel vision on their application, but clearly of value. I've even got a sharpening fixture, but haven't used it yet. If I had done so, I'm pretty sure the purpose would have been too obvious for even me to miss. It's bee...
by BadDog
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: K&T is home!
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: K&T is home!

Very nice, congrats. I always wanted one of those with the universal table. Wanted, not need, but still... :roll: :lol:
by BadDog
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Show us your lathe!
Replies: 438
Views: 144642

Re: Show us your lathe!

And they (power companies) actively discourage use of 3 phase even when it's available right on the property. I'm not a lineman and not certain it's literally on my drop transformer (all underground too), but my neighbor 2 houses over (maybe 150 yards max) runs a business out of his shop and told me...
by BadDog
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boyar Shultz table lock
Replies: 12
Views: 546

Re: Boyar Shultz table lock

Ahh. Thanks for the explanation.

Not something I've had occasion to need so far. I'm just a grinding neophyte, still at the point where I only know enough to know there is a WHOLE lot that I don't know.
by BadDog
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 1141 HR - any advice on this stuff??
Replies: 9
Views: 580

Re: 1141 HR - any advice on this stuff??

Or get a set of those hardness checking files?
by BadDog
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boyar Shultz table lock
Replies: 12
Views: 546

Re: Boyar Shultz table lock

Sorry, my junker has the push-pull. But it seems either style is rather easy enough to make without reference to original (even if the goal is to pass as original). I'll also add (and display my ignorance) that I never understood the purpose of those stops on a manual machine. It's not like you can ...
by BadDog
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Tactical error....
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: Tactical error....

I haven't done that (yet), but I suspect my response would have been substantially less PG...
by BadDog
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinist's Level help
Replies: 88
Views: 3064

Re: Machinist's Level help

I'm a bit confused with some of the commentary on using various reference planes. For calibrating a very sensitive level, you are going to have to use a very rigid surface that is close to level within the range of the vial. Otherwise, even if the bubble is reading on the scale, once you turn it, it...
by BadDog
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Trying to prevent ribbing on tapers
Replies: 22
Views: 836

Re: Trying to prevent ribbing on tapers

A few years back I had to make something like 28 ~5" tapers, right at the limit of my compound travel. And the first prototypes looked like there were old school wax phonograph grooves. But I noticed my compound (balanced ball) handle is held on with a SHCS in the center. So, I grabbed my old school...
by BadDog
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinist's Level help
Replies: 88
Views: 3064

Re: Machinist's Level help

I don't have expert knowledge, but for what little I posses, I agree completely. I suppose the 98 may not be sufficient for some very high precision machines, but for lathe setup, I've never heard a case for it not being up to the task. I also have a 199 just because I ran across one for less than a...
by BadDog
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinist's Level help
Replies: 88
Views: 3064

Re: Machinist's Level help

From what I've read, and what I think I understand, the 98 is generally considered plenty accurate for leveling machines. I picked up a 12" and a 6" over the years for not much money.
by BadDog
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinist's Level help
Replies: 88
Views: 3064

Re: Machinist's Level help

As stated, a level being used for "leveling" is wonderfully self referencing. No special calibration required, unless you need to quantify the angle off level normal to gravitational force. Assuming a reasonable vial quality, you just put it on something stable that is close enough to level to get t...