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by jcfx
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Interesting blueprint
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Re: Interesting blueprint

Not sure if this link will work - https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7035823 there is a download button, and the image is decently big to print ( 300dpi 4438 pixels x 6494 pixels) It's still a little soft but easily fixed to your liking in any photo editing software If the link doesn't work go to - htt...
by jcfx
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adjustable Angle Plate
Replies: 11
Views: 925

Re: Adjustable Angle Plate

Yep, I know about India made stuff, Vertex adj angle plates are out of reach in this point in time.
by jcfx
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Show us your milling machine!
Replies: 332
Views: 192965

Re: Show us your milling machine!

A little Xmas eve sleuthing came up with this - http://www.loganact.com/history.htm what's interesting is that Houdaille, which bought the company let the trademark expire some time after '71 ( ? not clear when in the short history I linked ) so most likely an enterprising Japanese company or ex emp...
by jcfx
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adjustable Angle Plate
Replies: 11
Views: 925

Re: Adjustable Angle Plate

Never thought of the backlash on that Shars one, a good point ! Rigidity is a factor in my decision since my mill is on the 'light' side, looking around I may go with a India made one without the worm screw, the base seems more substantial but I may be in for a headache since I want to get two so I ...
by jcfx
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adjustable Angle Plate
Replies: 11
Views: 925

Re: Adjustable Angle Plate

Russ, that's pretty much how i figured I would set the angle using a angle block, a sine bar would be nice but that's down low on my acquisition list. Wally318, I would think that accuracy would the flatness of the slotted table, I pretty much figured that the arc is whatever it is from the factory,...
by jcfx
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: youtube ads increasing?
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: youtube ads increasing?

BigDumbDinosaur wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:53 am
jcfx wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:38 pm
Yep, you're not the only one, I guess with quarantines and whatnot YT figured it was a good time to make some ad dollars,
That's Google who made that decision. A greedy bunch, if there ever was one.
You are correct sir.
by jcfx
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adjustable Angle Plate
Replies: 11
Views: 925

Adjustable Angle Plate

I'm in the market for a pair of import adjustable angle plates so that I can mill a bevel on
longish pieces. I've looking at this one :
ebay link
It seems much more steady than the hinged pivoting ones.
Anyone own one and what do you think of it ?
by jcfx
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: youtube ads increasing?
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: youtube ads increasing?

Yep, you're not the only one, I guess with quarantines and whatnot YT figured it
was a good time to make some ad dollars,
by jcfx
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shaper Clapper mechanisim
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Re: Shaper Clapper mechanisim

Pete, thanks for the detailed explanation.
by jcfx
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shaper Clapper mechanisim
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Shaper Clapper mechanisim

I've been looking at videos and reading info on metal shapers, and the one thing that
stood out is that the pivot for the clapper is a tapered pin.
Seems that a straight pin would work just as well, since all it is a pivot for the tool post
why a tapered pin ?
by jcfx
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Polishing Acrylic
Replies: 14
Views: 1088

Re: Polishing Acrylic

I had a job that required me to reproduce some perfume bottles with the stopper in a clear plastic, the stopper pattern was turned out of acrylic so that I could cast them in a clear epoxy so the stopper pattern has to be polished clear. My sequence in getting the acrylic pattern clear was : 220 / 3...