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by Harold_V
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: This is my workbench now, what can I do to improve it?
Replies: 84
Views: 5233

Re: This is my workbench now, what can I do to improve it?

As Bill says, never overload your keyless chuck (s) with end mills or S&D drill bits. There's nothing more heartbreaking than watching a really expensive keyless chuck getting "unlocked" with a pipe wrench. It can be worse than that. Years ago I was gifted an almost new 1/8"-5/8" Albrecht that had ...
by Harold_V
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boring Head Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: Boring Head Questions

GlennW wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:30 pm
I'd sleeve it back to 1/2", and then make bushings with 1/2" O.D to accept 3/8", and 1/4" boring bars.
Yep! The best possible idea in my opinion.

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by Harold_V
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boring Head Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: Boring Head Questions

but even if you have to move the bar to the other hole, you would still take a test cut and check the size before before the finish pass, Of course you would. You missed my point entirely. I didn't imply that having the holes the same size allows the bar to be moved from one hole to the other witho...
by Harold_V
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boring Head Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: Boring Head Questions

As far as making both holes some standard size, I was thinking about JB-Welding a plug in the 9/16" hole and then drilling it out to 1/2". Any thoughts on why that would or wouldn't work? Not necessary. A thin walled sleeve can be machined and used in lieu of that idea. It need not be split nor eve...
by Harold_V
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice Shaper
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Nice Shaper

There was a similar 36" shaper at Sperry, in the tool room. It sat unused almost 100% of the time. I think it was a Cincinnati. It, too, was hydraulic. A nice machine, but we had some K&T's that could outwork it easily. A lot of dead time on shapers and planers, time that is spent cutting on mills. ...
by Harold_V
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: angular contact bearings
Replies: 19
Views: 846

Re: angular contact bearings

How very kind of you, RussN. I'm highly flattered.

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by Harold_V
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice Shaper
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Nice Shaper

This is on face book and this is really a nice shaper. Hmmm. Have you seen the machine, Richard? Interesting, but I suspect it looks one hell of a lot better than it is. Unpainted bits look like they're not in very good condition, and, frankly, paint does nothing in the way of improving a machine i...
by Harold_V
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: angular contact bearings
Replies: 19
Views: 846

Re: angular contact bearings

Thanks, Kelly. Great information for people like me, who lack an engineering degree.

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by Harold_V
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tubes...leaking
Replies: 69
Views: 1898

Re: Tubes...leaking

Your posts are very vague and some might consider it "vaguebooking", to borrow a term from the #1 social media website. If you are just venting, then say so.. But if you are asking for help, you need to provide ALL of the information needed for those who want to help you, and then some. I've modera...
by Harold_V
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Materials Question
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Re: Materials Question

(my hammers are 1" dia'). They make a 1" hammer with the replaceable tips, too, with a soft red rubber tip being available. I have one in my shop, with a green tip on one end and the red tip on the other. The green tip is somewhat harder, but neither of them damage steel components. I'd rather not ...
by Harold_V
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Amazing machine work
Replies: 62
Views: 29383

Re: Amazing machine work

Thanks!

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by Harold_V
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Amazing machine work
Replies: 62
Views: 29383

Re: Amazing machine work

Glenn,
Do you do the shot peening in your shop? If so, would you please describe the process?

Thanks!

H