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by Mr Ron
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I want to make new lathe feed dials
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: I want to make new lathe feed dials

Take a length of band saw blade and count 100 teeth. Now, cut a disk of plywood either using a sander or mounting it on your lathe to cut it true. Wrap the saw blade around to test the circumference. Then, very carefully reduce the circumference a little at a time until the blade is a perfect fit. ...
by Mr Ron
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I want to make new lathe feed dials
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: I want to make new lathe feed dials

The old dials are small and pretty worn. I want to make larger dials. Possibly I can layout a strip with 125 divisions using Autocad©; cut it out and wrap it around a cylinder, the circumference of which will accommodate the strip.
by Mr Ron
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I want to make new lathe feed dials
Replies: 11
Views: 230

I want to make new lathe feed dials

I watched a video on how to make new lathe dials. In it , a 100 tooth saw blade was used to index the 100 scribed lines on the dial. Great! I can do that, but I checked the dials on my Sheldon lathe and those dials are scribed with 125 divisions. I searched for something that had 125 divisions on it...
by Mr Ron
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boneham and Turner boring/facing head
Replies: 11
Views: 1527

Re: Boneham and Turner boring/facing head

Any information on stripping down this head. I believe that it has swarf inside or has suffered some damage as the rings for setting are very stiff and have tight spots. I have read that it has 3 feed rates to the facing head but no indications as to how to select. Overall a super piece of precisio...
by Mr Ron
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cheap Tools from China....
Replies: 27
Views: 1329

Re: Cheap Tools from China....

Many of my tools are from China. I have a vertical mill, a Powermatic jointer/planer and a 3 HP cabinet saw that are from Taiwan. They are of the best quality; no complaints. Other small tools like Harbor Freight quality tools are usually made in China (mainland) and vary in quality. I have found so...
by Mr Ron
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What is "Live Steam"?
Replies: 25
Views: 950

Re: What is "Live Steam"?

I would also include stationary steam engines, model steam boats and traction engines, but only within the confines of hobbyists. That being said, I would NOT include full size locomotives, steam ships or power plants.
by Mr Ron
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Band saw blades
Replies: 11
Views: 332

Re: Band saw blades

I thought Starrett made the best BS blades, but they were not mentioned. Are Lenox blades best? I would like to know so I can buy the best for both metal and wood.
by Mr Ron
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we allowed to ask here for Tutoring?
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Are we allowed to ask here for Tutoring?

I think one of the most important thing is to concentrate on knowing your machine; what it can and cannot do. There is nothing worse than running an end mill into a Kurt vise under power feed and not knowing what to do first. Panic sets in, in such a situation and you scramble around not knowing whe...
by Mr Ron
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Starting a thread on the lathe with a die
Replies: 24
Views: 645

Re: Starting a thread on the lathe with a die

You need to put a chamfer on the end of the rod so the die can get a grab. Some pressure is also needed to get the die started. After it is started, the die will self feed.
by Mr Ron
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Magnetic starters
Replies: 17
Views: 529

Magnetic starters

The only machine in my shop that runs off 220 volts is my table saw which is 3 HP. It has a magnetic starter which I know is a safety feature in case the power is interrupted. Why then are magnetic starters not used on all power tools, both 110 and 220? Just about all power tools, both wood and meta...
by Mr Ron
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 1800s Pilot Construction
Replies: 19
Views: 996

Re: 1800s Pilot Construction

Since the frame is steel and the staves are aluminum, how did you attach the staves to the frame? Each end of each stave is held in place with a 5-40 socket head cap screw. The heads are counter sunk into the upper and lower frames. The top screws are concealed by the pilot beam. The lower screws a...
by Mr Ron
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 1800s Pilot Construction
Replies: 19
Views: 996

Re: 1800s Pilot Construction

Since the frame is steel and the staves are aluminum, how did you attach the staves to the frame?