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  • J. R. Williams's Avatar
    Today, 02:03 PM
    Excellent project brought to completion. Next step is to master the art of piston rings for small bore engines. JRW
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  • digiex_chris's Avatar
    Today, 01:29 PM
    digiex_chris replied to a thread Look what I found! in General
    Thanks for all of the recommendations, this is all very helpful to think about for me. I don't quite have enough travel on my lathe's compound to...
    35 replies | 3408 view(s)
  • ironmonger's Avatar
    Today, 01:26 PM
    ironmonger replied to a thread 3 phase power in General
    I agree, and you will note that the quote from there web page: "We provide detailed specifications on digital converter performance, and all our...
    13 replies | 635 view(s)
  • PStechPaul's Avatar
    Today, 01:18 PM
    I do my accounting using Apache OpenOffice spreadsheets and MS Access 2007. If you want the data available to you in remote locations you can get...
    19 replies | 807 view(s)
  • gzig5's Avatar
    Today, 01:07 PM
    gzig5 replied to a thread B&S #9 collets in General
    Six to one, half dozen to the other. Many of the EM holders I had were crap, worn out, or modified.
    14 replies | 685 view(s)
  • Darrp's Avatar
    Today, 12:48 PM
    I have been keeping an eye on an ad for Burke #4 that someone is selling locally. I think it is a really cute little machine. If I buy it am I ever...
    0 replies | 48 view(s)
  • SirLesPatterson's Avatar
    Today, 12:47 PM
    SirLesPatterson replied to a thread This shape in General
    Wow people, thanks for all the responses. Lots of ideas. I don't know the exact dimensions at this point, just knocking ideas around here. All...
    19 replies | 1260 view(s)
  • Yondering's Avatar
    Today, 12:38 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread This shape in General
    Boslab, it's a flash hider for a rifle, and the interrupted threads are for mounting a suppressor. The idea with the interrupted threads (3...
    19 replies | 1260 view(s)
  • Yondering's Avatar
    Today, 12:33 PM
    Thanks for the tips guys. Sounds like a diamond wheel or two are the way to go. One question - is a standard 1750rpm grinder too fast for a...
    18 replies | 921 view(s)
  • MaxHeadRoom's Avatar
    Today, 12:22 PM
    MaxHeadRoom replied to a thread 3 phase power in General
    Phase Perfect by their own admission, state that the 1ph 240v is passed directly though the convertor as it is in a RPC, only the 3rd phase is...
    13 replies | 635 view(s)
  • cameron's Avatar
    Today, 12:22 PM
    Hardening the spindle or using a better steel is not going to do a thing to increase the stiffness of the spindle. The only way to do that is to...
    10 replies | 242 view(s)
  • Rich Carlstedt's Avatar
    Today, 12:05 PM
    You can start by doing a search I know Tony's Lathes in England has little or no info of it Here is one link ...
    1 replies | 78 view(s)
  • cameron's Avatar
    Today, 11:57 AM
    cameron replied to a thread Look what I found! in General
    Agree with Daveb on fitting a lathe topslide to bore the spindle. I did that to correct the eccentricity and poor finish in my horizontal miller...
    35 replies | 3408 view(s)
  • lakeside53's Avatar
    Today, 11:54 AM
    lakeside53 replied to a thread 3 phase power in General
    A static converter is just a motor starter. On an RPC it's starting the motor used for the idler; without an idler it's starting your motor. RPC...
    13 replies | 635 view(s)
  • justanengineer's Avatar
    Today, 11:52 AM
    justanengineer replied to a thread Look what I found! in General
    JMO, but it looks to me like youre screaming the main spindle to get enough revs to run the vertical head, which would explain why your feed is so...
    35 replies | 3408 view(s)
  • Daveb's Avatar
    Today, 11:43 AM
    Daveb replied to a thread Look what I found! in General
    OK, it sounds as if you have some work to do to sort out the spindle taper. You can step drill or bore the sleeve to reduce the amount of material...
    35 replies | 3408 view(s)
  • Rich Carlstedt's Avatar
    Today, 11:30 AM
    Rich Carlstedt replied to a thread drill sizing in General
    Use a drill gauge for accurate measuring, and its faster than measuring with a caliper or mike when sorting drills. my experience shows that...
    13 replies | 732 view(s)
  • AD5MB's Avatar
    Today, 11:20 AM
    AD5MB replied to a thread Male breast cancer in General
    A while back I developed a hard lump where my left breast would be. got a mammogram. Doc said, "what meds are you taking?" when I got to Spironolact...
    23 replies | 978 view(s)
  • Toolguy's Avatar
    Today, 11:16 AM
    Toolguy replied to a thread single stage in Gunsmithing
    Also check out the Dillon Precision RL550. I have 4 of those. If you want to make your own press, you could still use their inexpensive toolheads....
    6 replies | 2191 view(s)
  • Toolguy's Avatar
    Today, 11:08 AM
    Yes - not hardening is because of the warping issue. It doesn't cost that much to send something out to be hardened, but you have to have a way to...
    10 replies | 242 view(s)
  • RichR's Avatar
    Today, 11:01 AM
    RichR replied to a thread Look what I found! in General
    Hi digiex_chris I think you might be better off turning the sleeve in your lathe. That way you can turn the OD and the internal taper at the same...
    35 replies | 3408 view(s)
  • brian Rupnow's Avatar
    Today, 10:56 AM
    I have been asked by a machining magazine to present an article on this engine for publication. As a consequence of this, I have had to put together...
    332 replies | 29963 view(s)
  • digiex_chris's Avatar
    Today, 10:47 AM
    digiex_chris replied to a thread Look what I found! in General
    Actually, no need. I think I figured out what's going on. The dividing head has the odd taper. It's a nice smooth finish, probably reamed, probably...
    35 replies | 3408 view(s)
  • loose nut's Avatar
    Today, 10:25 AM
    What happens if you install the program with the internet connection unplugged. If it can't see the web it may install in a different manner, that...
    19 replies | 807 view(s)
  • RandyZ's Avatar
    Today, 10:13 AM
    RandyZ replied to a thread Sharpening brazed carbide? in General
    I bought a set of CBN and diamond wheels from shars, for my two grinders. I don't know where they were made, but they have been standing up real...
    18 replies | 921 view(s)
  • A.K. Boomer's Avatar
    Today, 09:41 AM
    I would check it first - sometimes the adjustments are not in plain sight, I replaced a very old one on my house and it had both the sensitivity...
    8 replies | 318 view(s)
  • old kodger's Avatar
    Today, 09:27 AM
    Well Fellas, Reading this thread I've just realized that clearly I'm dead, I've been using a green wheel for about 30 years, inside, no dust mask,...
    18 replies | 921 view(s)
  • ironmonger's Avatar
    Today, 09:25 AM
    ironmonger replied to a thread 3 phase power in General
    There are rotary's, which are statics with a 'smoothing' idler motor connected. see:...
    13 replies | 635 view(s)
  • old kodger's Avatar
    Today, 09:09 AM
    You might like to try 'Start Page' and 'Tor Browser', they work together and are a bit more anonymous than most.
    19 replies | 807 view(s)
  • brian Rupnow's Avatar
    Today, 09:03 AM
    My light is in a difficult spot to get at, and as near as I can tell has no sensitivity adjustment. I will buy a new one with an adjustable pot and...
    8 replies | 318 view(s)
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