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by GlennW
Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refurbish G8 belt grinder platen
Replies: 27
Views: 769

Re: Refurbish G8 belt grinder platen

I knew it was cast. I may be missing something, but would that be an issue, assuming it's suitable for hard anodize? Shouldn't be hard to come up with 6061-T6 plate, which I think should be ok as delivered, but problematic should it need ground. Just seemed odd since you appeared to be concerned ab...
by GlennW
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Single Point Threading 101
Replies: 43
Views: 6972

Re: Single Point Threading 101

Yes, If you are cutting metric threads with an inch lead screw or cutting inch threads with a metric lead screw, there is a difficulty in locating the correct place to reengage. I have read of a procedure for determining the correct point, but do not remember it. I was cutting inch with inch. Can't...
by GlennW
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refurbish G8 belt grinder platen
Replies: 27
Views: 769

Re: Refurbish G8 belt grinder platen

Aluminum tooling plate is cast. Fairly soft, and dents easily.
by GlennW
Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refurbish G8 belt grinder platen
Replies: 27
Views: 769

Re: Refurbish G8 belt grinder platen

Electroless Nickel and baking will get pretty hard without the edge effect if I'm not mistaken.
by GlennW
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refurbish G8 belt grinder platen
Replies: 27
Views: 769

Re: Refurbish G8 belt grinder platen

What about just use a piece of 1/2" steel tooling plate. It comes Blanchard ground.

I'm sure you could find a drop somewhere.

It may not wear as well as what you have, but you may not be needing it eighty years from now!
by GlennW
Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I need a milling cutter ...
Replies: 19
Views: 1006

Re: I need a milling cutter ...

That should be fine.

The ones you buy are tempered, and the OP referred to heat treating them and pre-hardened steel makes things simpler if you feel the need for it.
by GlennW
Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I need a milling cutter ...
Replies: 19
Views: 1006

Re: I need a milling cutter ...

jcfx wrote:
Sun Jul 11, 2021 7:37 pm
I'm somewhat hesitant to use an endmill, holding the work at the appropriate angle would be my concern.
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by GlennW
Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I need a milling cutter ...
Replies: 19
Views: 1006

Re: I need a milling cutter ...

jcfx wrote:
Sun Jul 11, 2021 7:37 pm
but my copies are A2 tool steel which I'll attempt to harden wire,
4140 pre hardened bar makes things simple.

Harder is not better for tool holders, it's just slipperier!
by GlennW
Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I need a milling cutter ...
Replies: 19
Views: 1006

Re: I need a milling cutter ...

You should just about be able to cut that with a 1/4" end mill.
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by GlennW
Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: DRO Feature
Replies: 11
Views: 678

Re: DRO Feature

Not sure about yours. but you would have to reference the diameter settings again for all tools, but for Z offsets, only the first tool (master tool) would have to be referenced. What if you devised a hard stop for the compound where all you had to do would be to swing it back against the stop to ge...
by GlennW
Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: DRO Feature
Replies: 11
Views: 678

Re: DRO Feature

I would think that you could utilize it for most operations other than the angular cuts. (the first nine operations.
by GlennW
Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: DRO Feature
Replies: 11
Views: 678

Re: DRO Feature

Mine is quite intuitive actually. Press the "tool" key, enter the tool number, press "enter".

It has a separate display window that indicates the current tool number.

I keep all of my tools in holders ready to drop onto the tool post, so setup to make a part will be quite quick.