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by John Hasler
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saw cutting lubricants
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: Saw cutting lubricants

The only way I would use flood on a saw is if I was production cutting. For home shop use, even when you have quite a few cuts to make, the stick-wax-lube (looks like a full size grease gun tube) is convenient and MUCH less messy. That last is particularly true if you frequently cut long structural...
by John Hasler
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floating reamer holders
Replies: 21
Views: 1529

Re: Floating reamer holders

Rsg writes: I would bore it as Glenn mentions but I question my ability to do so accurately and arrive at .6248" and be successful over 30 times. Look at the Sandvik three-pass method. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQy5SbagUZE Google "sandvik three pass method" and you will find lots more about it...
by John Hasler
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floating reamer holders
Replies: 21
Views: 1529

Re: Floating reamer holders

If your lathe is accurately aligned (especially the tailstock) and you are reaming with the same setup you used for boring I think you are better off with a rigid reamer.

But I agree with Glenn. Best to accurately bore it. How deep is the hole?
by John Hasler
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Handling Bulk Flat Spring Material
Replies: 12
Views: 1341

Re: Handling Bulk Flat Spring Material

A buddy of does clocks, and unwinding coiled springs is a daily occurrence. He has an old blanket that wraps around the spring, and he clips the wire through a hole in the blanket. No drama. That may eliminate the drama, but where do you store a 100' long piece of spring steel? Keeping it coiled se...
by John Hasler
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Handling Bulk Flat Spring Material
Replies: 12
Views: 1341

Re: Handling Bulk Flat Spring Material

Fabricate some sort of a caged or enclosed spool for it. Put it in there and cut the bands. Then feed it out as needed.
by John Hasler
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Tri-onics Pro Max DRO
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: Tri-onics Pro Max DRO

Those are probably vacuum fluorescent displays, not nixies. Nixies aren't green, and were obsolete 30 years ago. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nixie_tube https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuum_fluorescent_display Digikey has one type of nixie: https://www.digikey.com/products/en/audio-products/10?k=ni...
by John Hasler
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power HACKSAW question
Replies: 22
Views: 2616

Re: Power HACKSAW question

But does it lift.
by John Hasler
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Would I Bevel a 6" Piece of 1/8" x 1" Bar Stock Across Its Length?
Replies: 19
Views: 2075

Re: How Would I Bevel a 6" Piece of 1/8" x 1" Bar Stock Across Its Length?

BadDog wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:54 am
I misunderstood. I thought you were beveling it the short way. As such, my suggestion was worthless. Sorry about that.
That's what I thought as well.
by John Hasler
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 10" Atlas Trouble Turning Unknown Steel
Replies: 11
Views: 1262

Re: 10" Atlas Trouble Turning Unknown Steel

Hit it with the corner of a sharp file ,file marks it not hard. If file marks it put lathe in back gear at about 100-150 RPM use cutting oil and HSS should work fine. With that light weight lathe you need positive rake tools,most carbide you find is negative rake and won't work well on that lathe. ...
by John Hasler
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re-light an oil burner
Replies: 17
Views: 1982

Re: Re-light an oil burner

You're probably right, a momentary contact pushbutton would probably do the job and not drain the battery. My thought was the circuit needs to be closed to charge the coil and opened to create the spark, but it'll likely charge fast enough through the momentary contact. Think about how quickly it h...
by John Hasler
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire Danger
Replies: 21
Views: 2502

Re: Fire Danger

There are reportedly some that will not permit you to use any machine in their shop until you sit through their training course on that specific machine.
by John Hasler
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Undoing Pipe Fittings That Used High Strength Threadlock
Replies: 16
Views: 2095

Re: Undoing Pipe Fittings That Used High Strength Threadlock

I've found that I can clean the stuff out with a wire brush. Those butane soldering irons are pretty feeble. I'd use a propane torch. All the suggestions for shields and rags and stuff are good.