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by spro
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus
Replies: 51
Views: 11881

Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

I thought I was doing well and all this blood coming out my right nasal cavity. I didn't have a problem before. I was using Zycam and it really does work. Left nasal passage was healing while too strong for the right. Whatever it takes. It is fine and I can walk again and get things done.
by spro
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus
Replies: 51
Views: 11881

Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

Pretend there wasn't a reason. Kill all the humans and leave the huge fields intact. Before killing the humans, remember the ( stupid) cheap movies They flooded the world and dear people thought that was the way. The Blob or the the Thing was absorbing an entire town. One way was a virus and this pl...
by spro
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: NMG carbide negative rake inserts for SB9
Replies: 9
Views: 1799

Re: NMG carbide negative rake inserts for SB9

I don't want to talk over you, just a conversation. The OP mentioned "old tooling" and that refer to exactly what you said. The South Bend 9 is sturdy enough but has a narrow compound slide. The saddle slide is not meant for using those type bits. Further backwards we can surmise things about the 9A...
by spro
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milling vise choice
Replies: 26
Views: 5393

Re: Milling vise choice

My Bridgeport mill is from 1956 transition year. They changed from round ram to the dovetailed slide ram but the machine still has the smaller table, knee and basically smaller footprint. The "J" head dates to 1953. I thought that impossible but following many sold mills and data, it appears they ma...
by spro
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for MT2 collets in metric sizes
Replies: 1
Views: 870

Re: Looking for MT2 collets in metric sizes

Go to Asia and get them there. Evidently, the Morse taper is/was popular there. I've bought a set or two and the draw bar thread in the collets had been re tapped to 3/8 X 16. They were metric and you could see it. It makes for a really sloppy fitting and the actual draw bar strips. I would search f...
by spro
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: engine lathe personality
Replies: 2
Views: 1254

Re: engine lathe personality

It does come back to a certain time when I needed metric. Sure I spent for that. Lathe had issues and some were by me. Don't think you have it down and know everything. The Taiwan lathe with a remarkable Polish chuck- (later called Bison) is a beast. I couldn't find another lathe of this capacity to...
by spro
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Atlas th48
Replies: 11
Views: 2335

Re: Atlas th48

Most likely it is a Dumore and larger than the "Tom Thumb". It has brushes and commutator so they "breath". Before Scraping or wire brushing the rust, wrap tape around the open areas and the motor shaft. These have really precision bearings. Unloaded rpms are around 10,000 so even though it exhales ...
by spro
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Show us your milling machine!
Replies: 314
Views: 164012

Re: Show us your milling machine!

Spindle to table feed is important. You don't want the feed overcome the spindle's milling tool.
by spro
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Show us your milling machine!
Replies: 314
Views: 164012

Re: Show us your milling machine!

Looks very well as you've been into it. The X table power drive goes on the left side - Many choices there. It should be substantial and even single phase, certain type of motor. People don't know what I'm saying sometimes- and that is good. The older mills' table feeds were mechanically timed to th...
by spro
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: engine lathe personality
Replies: 2
Views: 1254

Re: engine lathe personality

I connect to my South Bend 9A in a way. Turns out, it was made the same year I was born. Tale of two lathes; my Taiwan 12 X 36 is agnostic. Well, less agnostic than it was but not much personality. That will be determined by someone else. It just sits there waiting for me to break it. Smokin blue ch...
by spro
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: engine lathe personality
Replies: 2
Views: 1254

engine lathe personality

Turning the handles and controls of ancient machinery is some contact to worlds before. Sure there is wear and we overcome it like forty years ago. Fifty years ago it was shot and all we do is improve it's personality. We know a lot about these machines by evidence of the wear they had during stress...
by spro
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus
Replies: 51
Views: 11881

Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

The proximity to the military bases is something to reckon with quickly. That one woman holds knowledge. She is bright and I am dim. I defer to her. Awesome sounds of aircraft.
I hope the person understands.