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by seal killer
Sun Oct 14, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mill vs Concrete Floor
Replies: 8
Views: 1333

Mill vs Concrete Floor

All-- Thanks to a member of this forum that has given me some TREMENDOUS advice and support via e-mail, I think I have finally decided on a mill. This question regards the weight of the mill (1322 pounds) versus the ability of my residential walkout's concrete floor to support it. The mill ( Grizzly...
by seal killer
Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hole Transfer
Replies: 11
Views: 2729

poohbear2767-- I retired October 2--just a few days ago--after thirty years in higher education. I am one of the very few conservatives in higher education. When I began to join forums that attracted my interest, such as shooting, I needed a pseudonym. Everyone had one, so I thought I needed one, as...
by seal killer
Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hole Transfer
Replies: 11
Views: 2729

All--

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

--Bill
by seal killer
Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hole Transfer
Replies: 11
Views: 2729

Hole Transfer

All-- I find that I transfer a lot of holes in my simple work. I am not very good at it, though. SOMEWHERE, perhaps in a catalog or online, I read about a very simple tool that was like a screw with its head turned down to a point. They were used by simply screwing them into the part and then taping...
by seal killer
Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finding Part Zero
Replies: 18
Views: 3351

Lew--

I am just repeating what I read in the book I cited, above. "Origin" certainly makes more sense to me. However, there may be a good reason of which I am unaware to refer to the point in question as "part-zero".

--Bill
by seal killer
Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finding Part Zero
Replies: 18
Views: 3351

BadDog, Harold, and Jay--

Thank you very much. Those were clear explanations which I am sure will become even clearer when I put my hands on the mill.

By the way, I dug through my books and I had read about "part-zero" in Turret Mill Operation by John G. Edwards.

--Bill
by seal killer
Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finding Part Zero
Replies: 18
Views: 3351

BadDog-- You explained it exactly like whatever book I read it in. However, I STILL do not get the 0,0 part. Your explanation seems (to me) to explain how to find one axis. But, how do you find BOTH axis at 0,0 (the lower left corner)? Please forgive me if you explained it and I simply did not get i...
by seal killer
Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finding Part Zero
Replies: 18
Views: 3351

BadDog-- That is right. In the Cartesian coordinate system, it is quadrant I. In other words, zero is the lower, left corner from which all other measurements are made. If I remember correctly, the book talked about finding this 0,0 point using two different techniques, neither of which I can quote ...
by seal killer
Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finding Part Zero
Replies: 18
Views: 3351

Finding Part Zero

All--

I need to learn how to find "part zero". I read about the technique, perhaps in Machinery 27 or Machine Shop Practice I or II. But, I can't find it now. Can anyone direct me to something that explains finding part zero or explain how to do so?

Thanks.

--Bill
by seal killer
Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Greeting from the "Atlas lathe impaired"
Replies: 11
Views: 2290

440roadrunner-- We are about the same age. It looks like you have done a lot of things. Your dedication to the mighty Mopar lineup is enviable! When I was a kid, I used to stick 392s in '57 Chevys . . . and everything else! In 1970, I bought a new Hemi Cuda. Now, that was killer machine right off th...
by seal killer
Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Layout Dyslexia
Replies: 9
Views: 1384

Steve and All-- "COUNTERBORE OTHER SIDE". Gee. I had a piece of masking tape on both of my structural parts that said "Counterbore other side." I still did it wrong . . . on BOTH parts. Do you think it was because I did not put it in all caps, like you did? I will try that next time. --lliB ps At le...
by seal killer
Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Layout Dyslexia
Replies: 9
Views: 1384

Layout Dyslexia

All--

I think I am afflicted with "layout dyslexia." Is this a rare disease or do I belong to a larger group of the horribly afflicted?

--Bill