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by tmc_31
Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:06 am
Forum: Request For Services
Topic: Lath work services needed
Replies: 2
Views: 10667

Re: Lath work services needed

PM Sent
by tmc_31
Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Pulled the trigger on a mill...It arrived today!! Pic below
Replies: 16
Views: 5467

Re: Pulled the trigger on a mill

Mini Bike, I have a 1987 RF-31 mill/drill (round column). It may be a little larger than yours in some dimensions. Even with all it's limitations, I have found it to be very useful and I have done some nice work with it. I had some trouble with end mills drifting out when I was using R-8 collets to ...
by tmc_31
Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Turret lathe on craigslist in Dallas
Replies: 1
Views: 1401

Re: Turret lathe on craigslist in Dallas

Wow, wish I had a need for it, or a place for it, or both

Tim
by tmc_31
Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Shars adjustable universal chuck
Replies: 0
Views: 1104

Shars adjustable universal chuck

Hi guys. I am considering purchasing a Adjustable Universal Chuck from Shars. Why Shars? the short answer is price. That said, I don't want to buy a piece of junk. I am considering a 8" three jaw for use on my 13X40 lathe. Have any of you guys had experience with these Shars chucks? If so I would ap...
by tmc_31
Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 more lathes bite the dust!
Replies: 14
Views: 4357

Re: 2 more lathes bite the dust!

Well, hustle down to the yard and tell 'em you need some practice pieces of scrap and want to just poke around in the piles. You may find some useful stuff. AND, you get to pay cents/lb prices for it. I have 10' or 1 1/2" aluminum rod that I bought at .20/lb, among other things. Crap, I wondered wh...
by tmc_31
Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How the heck do I change the oil in a Jet 13x40?
Replies: 22
Views: 5877

Re: How the heck do I change the oil in a Jet 13x40?

JohnnyK, I have a Jet GHB1340A, vaguely similar to the lathe pictured. The drain for my headstock is inside the cover for the gear train/drive pulleys in the lower right hand corner as you are facing the end of the lathe. There is a short 3/8" pipe with a collar and a pipe plug on it. There are also...
by tmc_31
Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Resurfacing Disc Brake Rotors
Replies: 35
Views: 19093

Re: Resurfacing Disc Brake Rotors

Hey guys,

Forgive my ignorance but why couldn't you fixture the brake drum on a rotary table and mill the braking surface with the side of an end mill or a shell mill? Light cuts only, conventional milling. Might have to make a couple of passes.

Tim
by tmc_31
Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Shopping for 6" Rotary Table...
Replies: 11
Views: 6837

Re: Shopping for 6" Rotary Table...

I have the 6" HV Phase II rotary table with the tail stock and the dividing plates. I also mounted a 5" 3 jaw phase II chuck on the RT. The RT is nicely finished and works smoothly. I could not be happier with it. It is large enough for the work I do, light enough where I can mount it by myself with...
by tmc_31
Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Parting Postmortem
Replies: 51
Views: 11046

Thanks Harold


Tim
by tmc_31
Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Parting Postmortem
Replies: 51
Views: 11046

Sorry Harold, You are correct, poor example for my lathe. But on a smaller lathe, with less than a 3/4 spindle it seems to me that this (bearing?)would give the steady a better chance to carry the loads inherent in parting. From the picture, it appears that the stock the OP is using won't pass thoug...
by tmc_31
Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Parting Postmortem
Replies: 51
Views: 11046

Hi guys, I am coming to this thread a little late, but I have read through it all. Very interesting thread!! I have done a little parting on several occasions in my 1340 jet. Since my lathe has a 1.5" spindle, so far I have been able to run my stock through the spindle with only the small bit to be ...
by tmc_31
Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: stone to smooth mill table
Replies: 52
Views: 18405

Thanks Bill

Tim