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    Today, 03:04 PM
    Your right, from experience don't try to take the scroll out of the chuck body. It's a real tight fit and being only about maybe 1" thick and about...
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    Today, 11:29 AM
    If I remember correctly the bison grease is black or close to it, I'll have to check. The lithium is white or off white. I never said the Bison...
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    Today, 09:10 AM
    This is the stuff that Bison recommends for use behind the scroll. It's pretty thick and pasty, like old wheel bearing grease. JL............
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    Yesterday, 09:50 PM
    Your going to open up a whole can of worms with this question. Bison has some special grease (very expensive) that they recommend for use behind...
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    Yesterday, 09:44 PM
    I don't quite get what your saying. Yes, swarf does get in the spiral groove of the scroll but it can't get behind it, at least not on mine. The OD...
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    Yesterday, 11:36 AM
    At first I used a piece of foam that I cut into a circle and would stuff in the chuck. But it did snag, twisted up and pulled out. That's why I went...
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    Yesterday, 08:56 AM
    Yes, swarf build up can cause run out issues as well as premature wear. I have a Bison 8" 6 jaw and make it a point to remove the jaws, clean them...
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    09-21-2018, 10:04 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Trepanning Tool Use in General
    Speaking of a trepanning cutter with two opposed cutters..... I remember seeing one like that a long time ago. One cutter came to a point, resembled...
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    09-21-2018, 09:57 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Trepanning Tool Use in General
    Another thing I don't like about trying to use my BP boring head is that the tool holder shanks are round where they are held in the boring head by a...
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    09-21-2018, 09:53 PM
    Did anyone notice at the end how he used both hands on the hand wheel to back out the cross slide. Must be some kind of gummed up. JL..............
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    09-21-2018, 08:05 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Trepanning Tool Use in General
    I'm doing this on my mill. Grinding the curve clearance in the cutting tool to match the radius isn't an issue. JL.................
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    09-21-2018, 08:02 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Trepanning Tool Use in General
    I bought a few Blair hole saw cutters. They cut pretty accurate holes, within about .002 of the size. But they have a depth limit of about 1/8" ...
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    09-21-2018, 08:00 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Trepanning Tool Use in General
    I've looked at all of these various types but the big issue is they all have limited depths and I need 5/8". JL................
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    09-21-2018, 07:59 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Trepanning Tool Use in General
    Well, that's a good thing. I'm learning too. JL...........
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    09-21-2018, 07:54 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Trepanning Tool Use in General
    Found a HSS trepanning bit in my misc. box of tool bits. I knew it was there for years but thought it was just some offset ground tool. I have a ...
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    09-21-2018, 05:37 PM
    At the beginning he showed some arm which looked like a finger guide but said he doesn't use it. The wheel did look like it was mounted off center...
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    09-21-2018, 05:34 PM
    Ha, Ha.... good one. I was thinking Hansel and Gretle, I was waiting for intermission where she brings in the tray of gingerbread cookies and hot...
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    09-21-2018, 10:14 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Did Some Hot Blue Today in General
    Pretty soon you guys over there will be eating with your fingers. Forks and spoons will become illegal to own. JL..............
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    09-21-2018, 10:08 AM
    How was the heel or back relief taper of the drill bit ground?? It looked like it was just turning. Anyone notice the wobble when he tested it????...
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    09-20-2018, 10:39 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Trepanning Tool Use in General
    I was thinking of using my plasma cutter to rough cut the hole using a wood circle as a guide but then there is the clean up and finish boring and a...
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    09-20-2018, 10:36 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Trepanning Tool Use in General
    That's a good idea. Maybe 4 3/8" holes. But I'm not sure if all the chips will fall out the holes especially if cutting oil is used. ...
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    09-20-2018, 10:33 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Trepanning Tool Use in General
    I always wanted to start collecting different size annular cutters, but like you say they are not cheap. JL..............
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    09-20-2018, 06:35 PM
    JoeLee started a thread Trepanning Tool Use in General
    I have two pieces of 5/8" thick 1018. I have to cut a 2 3/8" hole in each piece. In the past when ever I had to cut a large dia. hole in alum or...
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    09-20-2018, 04:13 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Did Some Hot Blue Today in General
    You can't boil up a small amount because first off you need a bath deep enough to submerge the parts. The second issue is it will be very difficult...
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    09-20-2018, 08:54 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Did Some Hot Blue Today in General
    How many different types of parkerizing chemicals are there?? Is the manganese phosphate the most commonly used ? Or the zinc?? JL..............
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    09-20-2018, 08:51 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Did Some Hot Blue Today in General
    The term blue is somewhat misleading. Bluing does not produce a blue finish. It is black. The English I believe called it blackening. ...
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    09-19-2018, 10:42 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Did Some Hot Blue Today in General
    I've never done any parkerizing yet. I know it offers more protection than hot blue, I guess that's why military weapons are parkerized. ...
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    09-19-2018, 10:40 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Did Some Hot Blue Today in General
    That's a nice little set up you have there. You must do this quite often. The one thing I don't have is a degrease tank set up. That's a another...
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    09-19-2018, 10:36 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Did Some Hot Blue Today in General
    JR, You might want to check the prices on this stuff before you buy straight lye. http://www.dulite.com/dulite_black_oxide.html JL...............
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    09-19-2018, 05:39 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Did Some Hot Blue Today in General
    Hot blue is similar to parkerizing, process wise. Hot blue is not a weather resistant finish. The only real hazard of working with the stuff is...
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