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by Mr Ron
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggestions for cutting fluids
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Suggestions for cutting fluids

I think you could hook up some plastic tubing and an aquarium pump for a low pressure spray.
by Mr Ron
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Removing metal splinters
Replies: 10
Views: 192

Re: Removing metal splinters

I use an old ink ruling pen from my drafting days to remove tiny splinters; that and a magnifying glass.
by Mr Ron
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Building a model of a GG1
Replies: 14
Views: 2523

Re: Building a model of a GG1

Ron, this is how I mounted the body on my 1" GG-1. On top of the chassis is a 3/8" plate that I referee to as the surf board, it's pinned to the cassis at two points, on one end is a snug fit in a round hole, on the other end is a sliding fit in a slotted hole. The pins are mounted on rockers so th...
by Mr Ron
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Questions about new DRO
Replies: 39
Views: 6497

Re: Questions about new DRO

I finished installing my DRO as shown on previous sketches in this thread. Everything turned out as expected and is working just as it should. The installation is very sturdy with no sign of flexing. I am very pleased with it. I didn't lose the use of the table locks or limit stops. Now it's time to...
by Mr Ron
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Brand new old school south Bend 10” lathe!
Replies: 16
Views: 645

Re: Brand new old school south Bend 10” lathe!

I had an older fella give me some,advice many years ago. He said, “It doesn’t matter what what the value is. It only matters what somebody is willing to pay for it.” Ebay is over run with sellers who do not seem to understand this simple fact. That is the definition of "value", what someone is will...
by Mr Ron
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: chuck jaws
Replies: 21
Views: 732

Re: chuck jaws

There are reasonably priced plates here. https://www.wttool.com/index/page/categ ... _id/16516/
by Mr Ron
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bandsaw tires
Replies: 25
Views: 1212

Re: Bandsaw tires

spro wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:45 pm
There are ways we mount a brush or two.
I have a brush on the bottom wheel, but aluminum chips still get embedded in the tire. As the wheel rotates, chips get carried down between the tire and blade and get pretty much embedded.
by Mr Ron
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bandsaw tires
Replies: 25
Views: 1212

Re: Bandsaw tires

Are you cutting wood only or also metal (aluminum). I cut aluminum with my BS and the aluminum chips get embedded into the tire. I have urethane tires and after a while, the tire broke up from the chips.
by Mr Ron
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How would you make these adjacent tapers on lathe
Replies: 7
Views: 449

Re: How would you make these adjacent tapers on lathe

This looks like a perfect job for soft jaws. Set your compound for the degree taper you want; cut one side then reverse the piece in the chuck and turn the other taper. This way you only have to set the tool post once. You will have to "hog out the center portion before doing the tapers. I think I h...
by Mr Ron
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Tesla cars
Replies: 57
Views: 9018

Re: Tesla cars

I recently found a charging station at one of the coast casinos. I also heard a police department in California has bought a Tesla S.
by Mr Ron
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Piston or Wedge
Replies: 16
Views: 825

Re: Piston or Wedge

I was tempted to buy a piston type, but after reading about the pros/cons of both, bought the wedge type and happy I did. Now before buying anything, I do the research as much as I can so I don't make a costly mistake. This forum is a great place for such research.
by Mr Ron
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best tap for aluminum
Replies: 12
Views: 723

Re: Best tap for aluminum

Thank you all for the great info. I was taking the lazy way out by tapping freehand. I'm sure that is my problem. I will have to get away from 6-32 and 1/4-20 threads. I have used 5-40 threads, but there is not the same variety of screw lengths available in the fine thread series. What about thread ...