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by ronm
Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Destroying ammunitions
Replies: 32
Views: 16335

Re: Destroying ammunitions

Interesting, thanks...
by ronm
Fri May 29, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which Somewhat-Cheap Box: HF, Costco, or Milwaukee?
Replies: 46
Views: 4353

Re: Which Somewhat-Cheap Box: HF, Costco, or Milwaukee?

I looked at this HF tool cart at the local store, they were bragging that it was rated the best for the money over Snap-on & all others by Truckin' Magazine... http://www.harborfreight.com/30-in-5-drawer-704-lb-capacity-glossy-red-tool-cart-69397.html Don't ask me if Truckin' mag is the definitive a...
by ronm
Fri May 29, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which Somewhat-Cheap Box: HF, Costco, or Milwaukee?
Replies: 46
Views: 4353

Re: Which Somewhat-Cheap Box: HF, Costco, or Milwaukee?

May be perfectly good, but I just have trouble getting excited about anything named "EXTREME" any more...talk about an over-used buzzword...right up there with groovy & awesome...:) I'd probably rip that logo off after a couple days & then it would be OK... I've seen some nice stainless toolboxes th...
by ronm
Tue May 26, 2015 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tooling
Replies: 10
Views: 1237

Re: Tooling

You always want to do your homework on an ebay deal...I have a holder & boring bar for a BIG shaper that I bought off ebay thinking it was a size that would fit my South Bend. When it got here I realized oops! that's not gonna work...the seller didn't use a ruler or anything for scale, but my mistak...
by ronm
Sun May 24, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please Assist My Recovery.
Replies: 6
Views: 1095

Re: Please Assist My Recovery.

+1 - I had better luck with windows 2K than any other system I've ever run...sad day when they quit supporting it.
by ronm
Mon May 18, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tooling
Replies: 10
Views: 1237

Re: Tooling

They are fairly common on ebay-I have a south Bend 7", & I found a boring bar/keyway cutter holder there. You have to be careful, some ebay sellers think they're the same as a lathe holder, which, as spro just explained, they ain't...
by ronm
Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Need help with threading
Replies: 12
Views: 1790

Re: Need help with threading

The Atlas lathe manual has a chart called Double Depth of Thread, I'm sure the MH has it too, but I've used the Atlas more...shows the infeed needed to make a complete thread for all 60 * pitches, regardless of diameter.
by ronm
Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Atlas bearings
Replies: 25
Views: 2166

Re: Atlas bearings

Truthfully, Earl, it's kind of a fact of life with these lathes that you have to chase chatter problems...a couple things I have found that help-one, carbide tooling with no rake is just not hardly worth trying-HSS properly ground is what the lathe likes a lot better. Discussions with Harold & other...
by ronm
Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Atlas bearings
Replies: 25
Views: 2166

Re: Atlas bearings

Does it have 1/2" bedways? Looks basically like my 101.28990, other than the quick-change box & cross-feed lever.
by ronm
Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Would You Buy Used Tanks?
Replies: 48
Views: 20375

Re: Would You Buy Used Tanks?

I think I would avoid the Horror Freight clones, although, I have no experience with them.....I'm just guessin'..... Bill Mine works fine-seems to be OK quality, for what I paid for it...(nothing). My sister gave it to me for helping her move. She had a lot of stuff she never used...cowboyfriend sh...
by ronm
Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Atlas bearings
Replies: 25
Views: 2166

Re: Atlas bearings

Chatter when parting off? Welcome to the Atlas (light lathe) world...as John said, parting is no picnic, but it's a lot better with the quick-change tool post than the old lantern...(almost impossible)... And yes, .050 cut is pushing it. Ditto on the carbide w/no top rake... That run-down doesn't so...
by ronm
Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Atlas bearings
Replies: 25
Views: 2166

Re: Atlas bearings

As long as you can't feel any end play or side play in the spindle, the bearings are probably tight enough. Have you checked the condition of the bearings? If they are pitted & rough, it might cause chatter. When you say the spindle rotates freely w/the belts loose, do you mean with the motor runnin...