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by pete
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Just Getting Started
Replies: 15
Views: 1355

Re: Just Getting Started

You may have read what I wrote Jim but didn't understand what you quoted me on at all. It's got nothing to do with how a person learns best or not. Most of us are hard wired as being visually orientated at birth. That's why there's so many pictures in those lathe manuals. :-) As I said, "There's a g...
by pete
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: First machine tool, need a bit of help identifying and advice on restoration steps
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: First machine tool, need a bit of help identifying and advice on restoration steps

Go here for restoration on either that exact lathe or one much like it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVFSCJVPuKA Watch all the videos about that lathe and then the rest of what he's done. Go here for detailed Profesional level infomation. https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/machine-reconditioni...
by pete
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Just Getting Started
Replies: 15
Views: 1355

Re: Just Getting Started

Sorry, but I've bought a few copies of the South Bend Howda run a lathe, THIS is what there book should have been. Text book of turning.pdf Multiple light years ahead of the SB book. Strictly relying on videos is the lazy man's way and there's a great amount of the details no amount of forum posts o...
by pete
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Determing the size of a lapping tool
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: Determing the size of a lapping tool

Originally the scope ring lapping method came from the bench rest shooting crowd. It's a good idea since the scope isn't then under any bending stresses. What action and scope rings Chief? There's a few tricks to doing it, lightly clamp up the rings so the lap will still move but with almost zero lo...
by pete
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&H charges
Replies: 17
Views: 573

Re: S&H charges

I'm in SW B.C Pete so Sakatoon's a bit of a hike. However it's a contact now in my favorites, many thanks. Anything but KBC.
by pete
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Buying Bridgeport
Replies: 22
Views: 523

Re: Buying Bridgeport

I don't think most were implying a proper rigger or fork lift wasn't optional depending on the right situation. But if your moving it with a commercial transport truck through a freight loading dock and trying to have it then loaded onto a light pick up or trailer pulled by one then yes having one a...
by pete
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Buying Bridgeport
Replies: 22
Views: 523

Re: Buying Bridgeport

It's a good thought Spro, but the heavier the item is and the older those power lifts are with sloppy hinge pins and bushings then the better the chance of the load sliding off it's steel deck. I've seen loads dumped a few times from them, but luckily not to me yet. Those folding power lifts usually...
by pete
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Buying Bridgeport
Replies: 22
Views: 523

Re: Buying Bridgeport

If your wanting someone who specializes in machine tool moving and has the proper experience then almost for sure that's going to be a small 1-3 truck operation running open deck trucks Medavido. Everything gets tarped and properly strapped down. They can still deliver to any freight dock in your ar...
by pete
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&H charges
Replies: 17
Views: 573

Re: S&H charges

I'm at least a 3 hr. drive from the closest and way over priced dealer for industrial quality tooling. So that S & H has been a constant thorn since I started doing this. There's little in my shop that didn't have freight and lot's of other little extras tacked on. Just the freight charges without a...
by pete
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In pursuit of Flatness.
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: In pursuit of Flatness.

Very nicely done. The reflections in your second picture indicate that's really flat. If it wasn't the reflections wouldn't be as straight as they are. Next time your in Perth you could check what the air freight for what ever size and weight of surface plate your looking for would be back to your l...
by pete
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bandsaw downfeed control
Replies: 19
Views: 637

Re: Bandsaw downfeed control

You could swap the needle valve for a small lever operated ball valve.
by pete
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Magnetic linear scales - are they good?
Replies: 10
Views: 644

Re: Magnetic linear scales - are they good?

As Bill said there's more than one type. As he's mentioned there are some differences between the glass type and magnetic. And more than one level of accuracy for some of them. Magnetic scales can be bought from a couple of inches reading length to well in excess of 10'. Newall for an example, offer...