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by Glenn Brooks
Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Quick question about MT sizes..
Replies: 6
Views: 1440

Re: Quick question about MT sizes..

You can check all the standard taper sizes in the reference section at littlemachineshop .com. All morse tapers have a standard minimum and maximum size and are listed in a table. Also you can google mores tapers and find the dimensions... R8 collets were developed by Bridgeport specifically for mil...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Are old old chucks any good? Or, what can possibly go wrong?
Replies: 18
Views: 2781

Re: Are old old chucks any good? Or, what can possibly go wr

Thanks Guys, great comments about the quality of yesteryear. Reinforces what ai sort of have been thinking /counting on. Also, yes, I am planning on turning the wheels on centers with the axles. I have castings being made and this should be a good way to turn them out. Although not sure yet how to s...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Are old old chucks any good? Or, what can possibly go wrong?
Replies: 18
Views: 2781

Are old old chucks any good? Or, what can possibly go wrong?

Hi, I ve started looking on eBay for a used 10" or 12" four jaw chuck for my 12 x36" Standard Modern Utilathe. I plan to use it a lot in my home shop - no commercial production work, but I do wish to hold fairly tight and consistent tolerances when turning abut 40 wheel castings and other parts for ...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: VFD advice
Replies: 25
Views: 4410

Re: VFD advice

Yep, your right, doesn't work with out a three phase drive motor. Which isn't worth the effort on the mill. Oh well, more sunk time changing belts constantly.
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Standard Modern 'Utililathe' headstock noise
Replies: 6
Views: 1056

Re: Standard Modern 'Utililathe' headstock noise

Fascinating that SteveC made gears out of Delrin and that they have survived well for years. So, to update, I used an old, circa 1950's ignition file and a small wet stone to file off all the dragon teeth on the edges of each damaged gear in the headstock. Also pulled one bearing off the front of th...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Standard Modern 'Utililathe' headstock noise
Replies: 6
Views: 1056

Standard Modern 'Utililathe' headstock noise

Just finished upgrading my shop electrical service to run a 12" standard Modern Utilathe, circa 1958 model I bought some months ago. Well, low and behold, the chipmunks are at work inside the headstock at slow RPMs (36, 50, 15O RPM), while the high end speeds sound great! I pulled the headstock cove...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Looking for Buffalo drill press
Replies: 0
Views: 604

Looking for Buffalo drill press

WTB: an old (preferably working!) cast iron, floor model drill press either a Buffalo Forge #21, or a biggish Prentice-hall camelback style, or similar. Please let me know if you know of anyone who may have one for sale. With a power feed would be even better!!

Thanks much!
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:37 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Proper way to mill a warped flame cut plate flat
Replies: 5
Views: 1370

Re: Proper way to mill a warped flame cut plate flat

Yes, grinding the scale off with an abrasive disk or wire wheel might go a long ways towards improving tool life and making the surface cuts work better. Maybe it is possible also to relieve the crowned part of surface down by heating the opposite side with a torch-draw it back down flag with modera...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:23 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: VFD advice
Replies: 25
Views: 4410

Re: VFD advice

Thanks All for the info and suggestions. I finally went with a 120 amp 220v upgrade to my detached shop. Installed a new 100 amp 220/110 sub panel in the shop and necessary underground upgrade wiring from the house. Also bought a 10hp rotary power converter to drive the lathe - which turns,out to be...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The FIRST 7 1/4 gauge locomotive in America ...
Replies: 3
Views: 1250

Re: The FIRST 7 1/4 gauge locomotive in America ...

This is truly a remarkable story, and a lasting tribute to one of the earliest live steam pioneers. I wonder if he knew he was a pioneer at age 16???!
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:13 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Anybody have experience with Autodesk's Fusion 360?
Replies: 17
Views: 12209

Anybody have experience with Autodesk's Fusion 360?

Can anybody comment on whether Fusion 360 is ready for prime time - at least doing parts drawings and 3D renditions???

Thanks
Glenn