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by EdK
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: I need help! I want a T10109 chuck for my lathe but..
Replies: 21
Views: 3225

Re: I need help! I want a T10109 chuck for my lathe but..

Ron, Thanks for the info and link. Right now I'm thinking of buying the back plate and make the rest. I do have a mill, and a rotary table, not sure if I need it for this project yet, but I need it for a project I'm about to start. I'll post pictures of that on another thread later. Mike Here's a l...
by EdK
Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R8/5C socket
Replies: 25
Views: 3592

Re: R8/5C socket

Here's a spin indexer for $40 from MSC.

http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/NNSRIT2?P ... =%EF%BF%BD
by EdK
Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tutorial/how to on VFD's?
Replies: 15
Views: 2577

Re: Tutorial/how to on VFD's?

Just another tidbit of information on VFDs. A sensorless vector VFD will give you better torque at the lower speeds than a non sensorless vector VFD will.
by EdK
Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: What Lathe Does This Stuff Come From?
Replies: 7
Views: 1931

Re: What Lathe Does This Stuff Come From?

That stuff does indeed come from a mini-lathe. The QCTP is an aftermarket item that did not come with the lathe. The turret tool post looks for be identical to my Harbor Freight 7x10 version. http://www.littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=1681&category=1 Hope this helps some. :...
by EdK
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Is This an Acceptable Way to Set Up on Faceplate?
Replies: 29
Views: 3906

Re: Is This an Acceptable Way to Set Up on Faceplate?

dly31 wrote:I have not tried it but someone suggested turning a center on a piece of mild steel held in the chuck and then resting the dog tail against one of the chuck jaws. Sounds quick and easy to me. The center could be reusable and touched up each time.
That's how I do it and it works very well.

Ed
by EdK
Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread cutting
Replies: 11
Views: 1974

Re: Thread cutting

By the way, for ease of threading, and for a quick tool withdrawal, setting the cross slide handle @ 10:00 is a really nice trick to use (2:00 for internal). Do it routinely when you cut threads and you'll always know what to do when things are tense, such as threading to a shoulder with minimal cl...
by EdK
Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Milling Machine Questions
Replies: 31
Views: 6676

Re: Milling Machine Questions

The G0720R is a new mill for Grizzly so you'll likely have a tough time finding anyone with experience with one. The specs look good but I think it's overpriced. Enco has a similar mill on sale, less some of Grizzly's fancy do-dads, for $1100 less. http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INSRIT?PARTPG=INLMKD&PM...
by EdK
Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Posting Microsoft Word DOC
Replies: 12
Views: 2031

Re: Posting Microsoft Word DOC

I knew they were closely related, I just didn't know the particular why's and wherefore's of the split. LibreOffice is being developed by a bunch, if not all, of the developers that were working on OpenOffice. After Oracle acquired Sun, the developers did not agree with Oracles path for OpenOffice ...
by EdK
Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Posting Microsoft Word DOC
Replies: 12
Views: 2031

Re: Posting Microsoft Word DOC

Same result as Ike.

Ed
by EdK
Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Posting Microsoft Word DOC
Replies: 12
Views: 2031

Re: Posting Microsoft Word DOC

Doug,

I agree, LibreOffice is very nice. I use it at home and work even though I also have MS Office, required for work.

Ed
by EdK
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Posting Microsoft Word DOC
Replies: 12
Views: 2031

Re: Posting Microsoft Word DOC

Convert it to a PDF file then everyone can open it. Not everyone has MS Word. Just a thought. :)

Ed