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  • winchman's Avatar
    Today, 03:25 PM
    If the topside is positioned at an angle, the graduations on the topslide handwheel aren't going to correspond to the actual movement of the tool...
    17 replies | 530 view(s)
  • wdtom44's Avatar
    Today, 03:25 PM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread Best finishing steel in General
    If you have a sharp tool and take a light cut at a fairly slow feed for the last cut it will go a long way to a good finish.
    2 replies | 19 view(s)
  • danlb's Avatar
    Today, 03:13 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Best finishing steel in General
    12l14 will give you a nice finish and it's easy to machine. It's not recommended for welding or use with foods. Dan
    2 replies | 19 view(s)
  • skunkworks's Avatar
    Today, 02:47 PM
    skunkworks replied to a thread Linuxcnc Q and A in General
    Andy uses touchy a lot to... :) I understand. I know it can be frustrating. That is how gmoccapy came about. A machinist wrote it because he...
    23 replies | 698 view(s)
  • The Artful Bodger's Avatar
    Today, 02:31 PM
    Was the handwheel not a very common fitment for small lathes? Seems UK makers used to put them on just about everything except where the bed was so...
    17 replies | 530 view(s)
  • benjaminh's Avatar
    Today, 02:30 PM
    benjaminh started a thread Best finishing steel in General
    Hi guys, I have a project coming up that I need to make out of steel, rather than the aluminum I'm more familiar with. I know 12L14 machines easily,...
    2 replies | 19 view(s)
  • Joel's Avatar
    Today, 02:24 PM
    An oven will have much better heat control than a BBQ. To season, first scrub clean with a brush and detergent. Wipe on a THIN coat of oil - the...
    33 replies | 1485 view(s)
  • Dan_the_Chemist's Avatar
    Today, 02:17 PM
    Dan_the_Chemist replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    That is exactly how I handle spiders in the shop - I keep tapping them with a hammer until they stop moving around. :) I look forward to seeing...
    2868 replies | 9406407 view(s)
  • Paul Alciatore's Avatar
    Today, 01:38 PM
    Welcome! You are in just the right place. Sit back and pour yourself a cup.
    4 replies | 122 view(s)
  • metalmagpie's Avatar
    Today, 01:19 PM
    metalmagpie replied to a thread back from Baja in General
    We camped, often for free. In our van. I'll update this post with a link to our trip blog in about a week.
    12 replies | 491 view(s)
  • metalmagpie's Avatar
    Today, 01:17 PM
    metalmagpie replied to a thread back from Baja in General
    Yes, there are checkpoints. But the guys were friendly. I've been more intimidated by toll clerks in NY. Of course, it helps to have a clean...
    12 replies | 491 view(s)
  • zago's Avatar
    Today, 01:06 PM
    zago replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
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  • danlb's Avatar
    Today, 01:04 PM
    danlb replied to a thread I brought home a new mill in General
    Funny you say that. My neighbor used a pallet jack to get my knee mill moved into the garage. I ended up with 1000# of iron on a stack of 2x4s but...
    10 replies | 420 view(s)
  • danlb's Avatar
    Today, 01:00 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Scanner Services? in Digital Machinist
    3d scan services are available. Just google that exact term. Consumer 3d scanners are really neat, but have problems with things like...
    2 replies | 25 view(s)
  • danlb's Avatar
    Today, 12:49 PM
    That Optrel sounds really nice. On thing to keep in mind... The part of the helmet that protects your eyes is not powered in any way. It's a...
    3 replies | 71 view(s)
  • brian Rupnow's Avatar
    Today, 12:43 PM
    I bought that mill last year, and have been very happy with it.---Brian Rupnow
    10 replies | 420 view(s)
  • Black Forest's Avatar
    Today, 12:31 PM
    Congratulations! And you are a better man than me. I would have surely set up the mill "temporarily" on a pallet to give it a go. A lot of my...
    10 replies | 420 view(s)
  • challenger's Avatar
    Today, 12:24 PM
    I'd love some sort of coating that would keep food, drips and what have you from sticking. I have never heard of a graphite coating but I leary...
    33 replies | 1485 view(s)
  • Frugalguido's Avatar
    Today, 12:17 PM
    I would check out the new Optrel vegaview 2.5 https://www.usaweld.com/Optrel-Vegaview2-5-Welding-Helmet-p/optrelvegaviewparent.htm At the local...
    3 replies | 71 view(s)
  • Sparky_NY's Avatar
    Today, 12:01 PM
    I am thinking what you have in mind is 3d probing a part, not scanning. Many do 3d probing DIY, I have no idea if a commercial service is...
    2 replies | 25 view(s)
  • J Tiers's Avatar
    Today, 11:58 AM
    Yes I did. It was a big advance to move up to a regular rack feed, the more so as that machine ONLY had the hand wheel or halfnuts as options. ...
    17 replies | 530 view(s)
  • lakeside53's Avatar
    Today, 11:54 AM
    lakeside53 replied to a thread Belt grinder plans? in General
    yes but I'm lazy so whatever attachment I have installed last typically gets used "next time". Wheels are superb for fine control and curves etc;...
    35 replies | 1381 view(s)
  • Cuttings's Avatar
    Today, 11:53 AM
    Cuttings replied to a thread Introduction - New Member in General
    Welcome to the forum. I have learned a lot here and I am sure you will too.
    4 replies | 122 view(s)
  • metalbender's Avatar
    Today, 11:53 AM
    Nice looking machine, bonus, no round column. Will sure be easier than the combo. The head raising might become an issue, crank looks awkward to...
    10 replies | 420 view(s)
  • QSIMDO's Avatar
    Today, 11:49 AM
    QSIMDO replied to a thread Belt grinder plans? in General
    Do you find you work at the wheel a lot?
    35 replies | 1381 view(s)
  • Cuttings's Avatar
    Today, 11:49 AM
    Cuttings replied to a thread I brought home a new mill in General
    The next step was to drill the concrete floor and anchor the stand down. I used a Milwaukee Fuel cordless hammer drill and a new masonry bit. I...
    10 replies | 420 view(s)
  • J Tiers's Avatar
    Today, 11:45 AM
    The "special" need not be very special. All it takes is a different shaft size, which is a very very common modification, to make a nominally...
    20 replies | 605 view(s)
  • brian Rupnow's Avatar
    Today, 11:44 AM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread Belt grinder plans? in General
    I get the idea that you are looking for plans for a serious belt grinder like mine. I built this many years ago. It has a two horsepower motor on...
    35 replies | 1381 view(s)
  • hwingo's Avatar
    Today, 11:39 AM
    1. Out of curiosity, are scanner-services offered/available whereby a part is sent to an establishment, the part is scanned, and a program is...
    2 replies | 25 view(s)
  • Highpower's Avatar
    Today, 11:24 AM
    Highpower replied to a thread Lathe choice in Gunsmithing
    That is because there is no need for the mass and work holding ability of another chuck on the other end of the spindle. What you WILL see them doing...
    10 replies | 178 view(s)
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