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by Mr Ron
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Tramming a mill drill
Replies: 17
Views: 856

Re: Tramming a mill drill

By the way I do know that vice is to big. I'd be willing to trade it for a slightly smaller one. I got a deal on it though.I only paid a couple hundred for it and the paint isn't even scratched. I ended up with a 10" rotary table as well. Also too big. I would like to have that vise, but it is also...
by Mr Ron
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Tramming range
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Tramming range

I can't seem to tram my knee mill any more closer than .001". Is this an acceptable amount, or should I keep at it? I have been tramming from the top of the vise, not the table as I hardly ever set up on the table.
by Mr Ron
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Brass strapping material
Replies: 9
Views: 891

Re: Brass strapping material

Emfinger wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:52 pm
I can't seem to locate a vendor of brass strap..5/8" wide, 025" - .032 thick, 30" long.

Any help?
Thank you
Tom
Go to https://classic.onlinemetals.com They will cut it to the size you need.
by Mr Ron
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Tramming a mill drill
Replies: 17
Views: 856

Re: Tramming a mill drill

Lewayne; That Kurt vise is a bit large for your mill.
by Mr Ron
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: McMaster-Carr
Replies: 3
Views: 352

McMaster-Carr

Everyone loves McMaster-Carr for their quality products and delivery time, but I ordered a strip of brass, 1/16" thick x 1/4" wide x 24" long and it arrived in a box that measured 6" x 7" x 25". I also ordered an 1/8" end mill that arrived in a box that measured 6" x 3" x 9" and a 5' length of 1/2" ...
by Mr Ron
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off hand grinding
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Off hand grinding

This has been covered many times and Harold has explained it fully, BUT although I agree with him 100%, I at 85 have problems with my hand shaking. That makes holding a drill or turning tool a hit-or-miss situation. Is there anything I can do to allow me to grind tools better?
by Mr Ron
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using burrs
Replies: 9
Views: 892

Re: Using burrs

just be careful not to let them get too hot; the braze melts and they get decapitated. As I found out... When cutting steel, they produce waste in the form of tiny sharp needles. Ouch. I used a barrel shaped one with a ball bearing guide to make round holes in an object too large to mount on a mach...
by Mr Ron
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turning small diameters, right/wrong way
Replies: 17
Views: 1960

Re: Turning small diameters, right/wrong way

armscor 1 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:41 pm
Watch Tom Lipton on youtube making a plastic tooth pick on the lathe.
I watched the Tom Lipton video and he was doing it the way I stated. He added the steady to the tail stock which I need to incorporate in my projects. Thanks for the link.
by Mr Ron
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turning small diameters, right/wrong way
Replies: 17
Views: 1960

Turning small diameters, right/wrong way

Here is a shaft I was making. Starting with 1/4" dia 7075 rod. Starting at the left end, I turned, beginning with the largest dia. By the time I got to the small dia's, I couldn't make a cut because the rod would flex away from the cutting tool. This is a lesson learned. I now start turning the smal...
by Mr Ron
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using burrs
Replies: 9
Views: 892

Re: Using burrs

Thanks for the good information. Ain't machining fun!
by Mr Ron
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using burrs
Replies: 9
Views: 892

Using burrs

I have a bunch of 1/4"shank carbide burrs. I know they can be used in hand grinders, but can they also be used on a vertical mill to take LIGHT cuts and rough shaping; specifically on aluminum?
by Mr Ron
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dead soft Aluminum
Replies: 14
Views: 1400

Re: Dead soft Aluminum

I would think several thicknesses of heavy duty aluminum wrap would provide enough cushion.