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by SteveHGraham
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Diagnosing a Milling Machine problem
Replies: 8
Views: 74

Re: Diagnosing a Milling Machie problem

Tormach says you want the end mill and the inside of the collet to be very dry, but you want the inside of the taper and the outside of the collet to be well-lubricated.

I doubt I've ever removed the oil from an end mill before putting it in a collet.
by SteveHGraham
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Diagnosing a Milling Machine problem
Replies: 8
Views: 74

Re: Diagnosing a Milling Machie problem

The question got me wondering, and I found some advice from Tormach.

https://www.tormach.com/blog/best-pract ... llet-slip/
by SteveHGraham
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: HSS vs Titanium vs. Cobalt drills.
Replies: 25
Views: 9778

Re: HSS vs Titanium vs. Cobalt drills.

Aluminum is soft, you can cut it with a knife, there is no real need for a cutting fluid, but when tapping it galls and packs the flutes so the WD40 add just enough lubricity to keep things moving. Aluminum just love to stick and build up on the cutting edge, WD40 again prevent the sticking and let...
by SteveHGraham
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: feeling stupid
Replies: 33
Views: 1236

Re: feeling stupid

Would it help if we made fun of you?
by SteveHGraham
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PB Blaster is Snake Oil
Replies: 56
Views: 6828

Re: PB Blaster is Snake Oil

He cleaned them off my mom's windshield. You pour the Coke on the windshield and turn on the wipers.
by SteveHGraham
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PB Blaster is Snake Oil
Replies: 56
Views: 6828

Re: PB Blaster is Snake Oil

Coke also removes dead lovebugs from cars. Florida Highway Patrol officer showed me that.
by SteveHGraham
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let us discuss
Replies: 16
Views: 758

Re: Let us discuss

tornitore45 wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:08 am
Depends, I do not mean leak proof underwear.
Correction. Leak RESISTANT.

As for the video, how do we know the engine will run? I wonder. Put the rest of the parts in it and fire it up, and then you'll find out whether the machining was any good.
by SteveHGraham
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PB Blaster is Snake Oil
Replies: 56
Views: 6828

Re: PB Blaster is Snake Oil

Diesel works just fine, but the smell will work its way into your house.
by SteveHGraham
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fed up
Replies: 16
Views: 781

Re: Fed up

Jeff Lebowski was wrong. The bums won. Things are not too bad here in northern Florida, but in Miami, tradesmen were hopeless. They get off the boat speaking 2 words of English, and because they're starving, they claim they can do anything. They drive skilled people away, and their work is atrocious...
by SteveHGraham
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Thanksgiving Day
Replies: 13
Views: 636

Re: Thanksgiving Day

Steve, sorry to hear of your situation. I've been lucky -- my parents are dead, but I do get along well with my siblings. And my girlfriend has a very welcoming extended family. Happy Thanksgiving to all! Thanks, Ed. I was not looking for sympathy, however. I just wanted people to know they should ...
by SteveHGraham
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PB Blaster is Snake Oil
Replies: 56
Views: 6828

Re: PB Blaster is Snake Oil

Is there something better than WD-40 for turning and milling aluminum?
by SteveHGraham
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: VERTICAL TURRETT LATHE (CNC)? NO WAY
Replies: 19
Views: 1390

Re: VERTICAL TURRETT LATHE (CNC)? NO WAY

I see this machinist adheres to the usual high standards of 1940's eye protection.

Why do we want to make this part on a vertical turret lathe instead of a...whatever a normal lathe is called?