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by seal killer
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AW same as ISO?
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: AW same as ISO?

Bill—

Got it!

—Other Bill
by seal killer
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AW same as ISO?
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: AW same as ISO?

liveaboard--

No chips, yet. Too BUSY! :(

But, I am having fun. :)

Thank you for the advice.

--Bill
by seal killer
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AW same as ISO?
Replies: 4
Views: 518

AW same as ISO?

All-- My lathe has been stored for over four years. Now that I have it and the rest of the equipment up in the new shop, I decided to change the oil in the lathe. The manufacturer recommends ISO 32 for the spindle. I have some, but probably not quite enough. I also have some AW 32. (I don't remember...
by seal killer
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinist's Level help
Replies: 88
Views: 6933

Re: Machinist's Level help

Harold and All—

Re: “. . . it's just plain old common decency . . .”

Amen.

—Bill
by seal killer
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinist's Level help
Replies: 88
Views: 6933

Re: Machinist's Level help

Harold—

If we had the ability to ‘upvote’ a post I would upvote that one for sure.

—Bill
by seal killer
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinist's Level help
Replies: 88
Views: 6933

Re: Machinist's Level help

liveaboard—

That’s a good story.

—Bill
by seal killer
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinist's Level help
Replies: 88
Views: 6933

Re: Machinist's Level help

pete--

I can think of a good reason why you haven't had problems adjusting it . . . you know what the heck you're doing! :)

I wonder how fine the thread is on your Mitutoyo shcs?

--Bill
by seal killer
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinist's Level help
Replies: 88
Views: 6933

Re: Machinist's Level help

All-- I got it! Thank you for all the help. The secret was to find a stable surface on which to set my granite surface plate. I used one of the free-floating shelves I built in the new shop. Although the shelf is strong, I avoided touching it; the only thing I touched was the adjustment mechanism on...
by seal killer
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinist's Level help
Replies: 88
Views: 6933

Re: Machinist's Level help

Pete--

Thank you for that expert advice! The surface plate is in a box and I know where it is!

--Bill
by seal killer
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinist's Level help
Replies: 88
Views: 6933

Re: Machinist's Level help

ctwo-- Our main level is supported by heavy, engineered trusses on 2' centers. I first attempted to adjust the level on the quartzite slab forming the island in the kitchen. Every time I leaned one way or the other--not touching the slab--the bubble moved. I finally went downstairs to the lowest ste...
by seal killer
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinist's Level help
Replies: 88
Views: 6933

Re: Machinist's Level help

All-- Thank you for the suggestions. They helped me figure it out. Plus, I found a YouTube video with a nice Chinese lady demonstrating on a model that looked just like mine but wasn't. I think that design may be somewhat popular. The nice Chinese lady spoke Chinese. Natural, I suppose. Fortunately,...
by seal killer
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinist's Level help
Replies: 88
Views: 6933

Re: Machinist's Level help

ctwo--

Yes, I saw those instructions. But there is no red plastic cap.

--Bill