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by kvom
Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill Rod vs Reamer sizes????
Replies: 20
Views: 7161

My newly arrived Machinery Handbook shows that the standard diameter for a #10 reamer to be .1935.
by kvom
Tue May 27, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Mig Gas Question
Replies: 4
Views: 2623

I asked the same question to my welding supplier a while back. Seems you can use pure argon if you can afford it. Here's a cut from the Lincoln website: Q: Does shielding gas affect the quality of the finished weld? A: For most mild steel applications, CO2 will provide adequate shielding, but when y...
by kvom
Sat May 24, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using Ball endmills
Replies: 18
Views: 3052

I'm a newbie wannabe machinist, but it seems to me that tilting a round cutter with a flat end would yield an elliptical shape on the bottom of the slot.

Given that he's making wood lathe gouge chisels tools perhaps that's a better shape anyway.
by kvom
Fri May 23, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinery's Handbook
Replies: 29
Views: 5674

millman5 wrote:An engineering degree would definitely be of help when using the handbook. :D
I'm in luck then :lol:
by kvom
Thu May 22, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinery's Handbook
Replies: 29
Views: 5674

Thanks for all the feedback.

I registered for the Summer term at the local tech college (Lanier Tech); start classes on July 9.

Also ordered a used copy of the book (1977 edition) for $22 shipped.
by kvom
Mon May 19, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinery's Handbook
Replies: 29
Views: 5674

Machinery's Handbook

Novice questions: I have seen this book referenced in many posts that I've been perusing lately. In searching the internet, I also see references to a "Guide" for this book. Q1: should everyone interested in machining have this book? Q2: is the guide also a necessity, and if so is it important to ge...
by kvom
Fri May 16, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: New Addition to the Shop- Sheldon 13x50
Replies: 24
Views: 8358

I would think using the [URL] tag instead of the [IMG] tag would satisfy everyone.
by kvom
Fri May 16, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making a special step pulley
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

URL above is to the pic. Article is at http://www.frets.com/FRETSPages/Machini ... ulley.html
by kvom
Tue May 13, 2008 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member
Replies: 4
Views: 850

New member

I joined last week. Complete novice. I got interested when my friend (TwistedTJ) bought a mill and showed how useful it can be. I recently bought a 220V MIG welder and am starting to practice. I'm starting to build a new attached garage, and when it's done I should have some space for some tools suc...