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by Steve S
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tapping carbon fiber tubing
Replies: 9
Views: 4236

Re: Tapping carbon fiber tubing

Tap make? Tap Type? Are you tapping the bore of Carbon Fibre tube? If so why, and have you considered the impact of that on it's structural integrity? HSS plug tap I made a couple of carbon fiber shrouds for my pcp air rifles . It's a modified Kral NP-03 in .177 , shoots a 9.57gr pellet at 910fps ....
by Steve S
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tapping carbon fiber tubing
Replies: 9
Views: 4236

Re: Tapping carbon fiber tubing

mcostello wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:40 pm
Maybe You need Metric sizing die wax instead! :)

GOOD ONE ! LOL
by Steve S
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tapping carbon fiber tubing
Replies: 9
Views: 4236

Tapping carbon fiber tubing

Does carbon fiber wear tooling quickly ?
I'm on the fourth hole and believe the tap is worn out ...
Tap is a M21 x 1mm brand new .
I'm using Imperial sizing die wax for a lubricant .

Steve S
by Steve S
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: gunsmithing tools
Replies: 11
Views: 9039

Re: gunsmithing tools

Brownells and Midwayusa would be a good source of current values of smithing tools . When we closed the gunsmithing shop that I worked for (owner passed of cancer) That is where I got current values . Then you just need to figure percentages . I sold items for half price of new cost . If you run int...
by Steve S
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Request For Services
Topic: Engraving need , laser or rotorary or etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 11329

Re: Engraving need , laser or rotorary or etc.

Nyle ,
All the trailers I've owned have had the VIN on a plate attached to the trailer .
I guess it's done like that for the same reason auto makers do it .
Besides if someone is intent on stealing a trailer , I highly doubt the vin application matters to them ....
Steve
by Steve S
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Request For Services
Topic: Engraving need , laser or rotorary or etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 11329

Re: Engraving need , laser or rotorary or etc.

I do have two different size sets of stamps . I could stamp one to several digits at a time , but not enough to stamp the entire number at one time ...

Steve S
by Steve S
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Request For Services
Topic: Engraving need , laser or rotorary or etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 11329

Re: Engraving need , laser or rotorary or etc.

Maybe this is something a CNC machine can do ?
by Steve S
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Request For Services
Topic: Engraving need , laser or rotorary or etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 11329

Engraving need , laser or rotorary or etc.

I'm getting all my trailers squared away , I need plates engraved with the vin number . Laser engraving , rotorary tool or even stamped .
I had checked with the local trophy shop ,but they don't do engraving - so hopefully one of our members can help me out .
Thanks ,
Steve S
by Steve S
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compressor woes
Replies: 31
Views: 5870

Re: Compressor woes

That's great you were able to repair it . I had a 60gal Craftman I picked up used , one of those oil-less types . I paid 300 for it , the compressor had been replaced under warranty already . It lasted for years , I was sanding down a boat hull when I lost air . A trip down to the cellar I found the...
by Steve S
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Remington front sling swivel mounting screw threads
Replies: 18
Views: 19400

Re: Remington front sling swivel mounting screw threads

Have any derlin or nylon rod that you could twist in to score a thread rate on ?
Maybe cast pour a Cerosafe plug ?

Steve S
by Steve S
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Help in making a tiny bushing
Replies: 36
Views: 11512

Re: Help in making a tiny bushing

[/quote]Yes, this will be exclusively for astrophotography. Some of my photos (using other mounts) are here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ramv/albu ... 7136712042[/quote]


Very nice images Ram , Have you gotten around to any solar imaging yet ?
Steve S
by Steve S
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Help in making a tiny bushing
Replies: 36
Views: 11512

Re: Help in making a tiny bushing

Oppsss , Sorry Magicniner , though you were Ramv . Most mounts use a gearbox between the servo motor and spur gear . If the coupler is rigid it can cause the tracking to jump . Not as important if the scope is for visual or video astronomy . But awful for long exposures , compound possible by the fo...