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by jcfx
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: DRO PRO UPDATE
Replies: 7
Views: 1287

Re: DRO PRO UPDATE

I'm with Pete about this thread, while I don't have a DRO Pro unit I have also noticed a number float when locking the tables axis' I basically chalked it up to flex in my method of mounting the Y axis reader, just finger tightening the Y axis lock I get .0005 movement but if I push on the reader mo...
by jcfx
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Putting some grip (stippling) on an aluminium drive pulley.
Replies: 10
Views: 514

Re: Putting some grip (stippling) on an aluminium drive pulley.

That's an interesting way of getting a texture in that pulley, I like it, it was kind of like knurling but with a saw blade.
I wonder if it might be better to mount the saw arbor to something that could be held in a tool holder and stack
blades till you get the width you need to texture the groove ?
by jcfx
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ER Collets.
Replies: 10
Views: 746

Re: ER Collets.

The fellow sounded fine to me.
Lew, as rmac mentioned, perhaps you may have inadvertently set your Youtube playback speed too fast ?

Click on the gear icon ( next to the CC icon )
and you should get a pop up menu.
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by jcfx
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Cell phone video: please, please, shoot horizontal
Replies: 15
Views: 1298

Re: Cell phone video: please, please, shoot horizontal

BigDumbDinosaur wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:46 pm
As I said, better to use a real camera.
But you can't make calls or text with a real camera !
:wink:

Couldn't agree with you more but the kool-ade has been drunk by the masses.
by jcfx
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Cell phone video: please, please, shoot horizontal
Replies: 15
Views: 1298

Re: Cell phone video: please, please, shoot horizontal

Totally in agreement for landscape mode, but unfortunately cell phones in actual use is in portrait mode ( ever try to talk on a cell holding lengthwise ? ) and it's reflexive to start photographing in portrait mode since the UI is geared towards phone use. It's an awkward device when held in landsc...
by jcfx
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: benchtop vise restoration
Replies: 33
Views: 5058

Re: benchtop vise restoration

I'd go with the Abom method, do you have access to a TIG welder ? I'm going to assume that the HF flux core welder you have is MIG, my limited experience with MIG is it's not very well suited for small, tight quarter work, maybe with a more experienced welder MIG might work. If you have access to a ...
by jcfx
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split Cotters
Replies: 9
Views: 1516

Re: Split Cotters

Interesting, never knew what they were called, googling got a a lot of hits for cotter PINS.
Thanks Pete, for the explanation !
by jcfx
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Mesmerizing or distasteful?
Replies: 6
Views: 1524

Re: Mesmerizing or distasteful?

Well that certainly takes the effort out of scraping a surface !
by jcfx
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Harold!
Replies: 33
Views: 5836

Re: Harold!

Wishing Harold a speedy recovery as well !
by jcfx
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Packing Foam
Replies: 3
Views: 1537

Re: Packing Foam

Any time, glad to be of assistance !
by jcfx
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Packing Foam
Replies: 3
Views: 1537

Re: Packing Foam

earlgo, I'm not familiar with Kaizen foam ( had to look it up ) but what you have pictured and described is Ethafoam also known as polyethylene foam. I get planks of it from a shipping / art packing supply company in my neighborhood in NY. If I recall correctly it's about $40 for a plank 2ft x 8ft 2...
by jcfx
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: New small mill
Replies: 9
Views: 2833

Re: New small mill

I'm guessing you have a one of the Maximat lathe / mill machines. What died on your Emco mill ? Finding a small / medium sized mill is going to be tough, like you said no one in the US or EU manufactures them anymore and what's out there is all made in China with varying degrees of quality control, ...