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• 06-13-2019, 08:22 AM
Whatever you do, don't by this one: https://www.lowes.com/pd/CRAFTSMAN-0-75-in-Scan-Depth-Metal-and-Wood-Stud-Finder/1000593991 Does not work....
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• 06-12-2019, 05:04 PM
rjs44032 replied to a thread Milling math in General
Ok. Perhaps this is better: Let rVal = value in radians Let dVal = value decimal degrees Then use the following equations for conversion: ...
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• 06-12-2019, 09:22 AM
rjs44032 replied to a thread Milling math in General
Using my formula: 360 degrees * pi/180 = radians 360 * 0.17453293 = 6.283185307 (in radians) Using your formula: 360 degrees = 2pi...
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• 06-11-2019, 04:37 PM
rjs44032 replied to a thread Milling math in General
Most programming logic works in radians not degrees. So you need to do a conversion when necessary (degrees * pi/180 = radians) and (radians * 180/pi...
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• 06-06-2019, 09:13 AM
Hi Baz, My apologies. I should not have used the term 'target pitch'. I should have used 'translation pitch' or 'initial pitch' that the compound...
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• 06-05-2019, 02:18 PM
I built a working spreadsheet to find best approximate combinations of gearing based on lead-screw pitch. That way combinations can be built into the...
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• 05-17-2019, 02:52 PM
rjs44032 replied to a thread Lathe Flat belt supplier in General
http://www.leatherdrivebelts.com/ John Knox was an engineer at Sheldon Machine Co. back in the day. He plugs these now and then on the Sheldon...
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• 05-14-2019, 02:40 PM
I have a box of gear cutters that I bought from a machinery recycler a few years ago. There are full sets of 16, 12, 10, 8 pitches and some odds and...
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• 05-02-2019, 02:33 PM
Now that was funny :) I often see posts from people who pay material prices for things and are disappointed when they are not top standard....
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• 04-26-2019, 09:05 AM
rjs44032 replied to a thread New user introduction in General
Welcome Gene, It's good to see another developer on the site. I am a C# jock but have done my share of Web and Open Sore devt. As has been stated...
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• 04-24-2019, 11:13 AM
rjs44032 replied to a thread 2D measuring software in General
I was able to import image into LibreCAD (freeware) and dimension aspects of the image without a problem. Haven't tested for accuracy, but it is...
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• 04-23-2019, 03:49 PM
rjs44032 replied to a thread Time to abandon HSS? in General
I have just recently started using HSS inserts. They are the bomb and last very well for many of hack jobs I have to do. Carbide has its place -...
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• 04-22-2019, 04:51 PM
The one innovation that changed my life was cruise control. My right foot is made from some kind of lead alloy. In addition, cars have gotten quieter...
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• 04-01-2019, 08:39 AM
If you decide to braze, remember that CI absorbs oil like crazy. You may be surprised by the amount that sweats out. When silver brazing CI, I always...
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• 03-26-2019, 07:59 AM
PSTechPaul, Great post and nice drawings. This is exactly what I was thinking I could do as that geometry is similar to one of the popular types and...
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• 03-25-2019, 03:39 PM
Thanks Joe. This one I did not find in my search. I did find a reference to 55 degree angles but that source seemed less than reliable. One article...
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• 03-25-2019, 02:05 PM
Hello Folks, Have a question for the group and try not to laugh too hard or flame me too bad. Does anyone know where I can find the standard tip...
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• 03-23-2019, 11:26 PM
Perhaps you're referring to Reamer Blanks. They're pretty accurate, but already hardened. Example at McMaster: ...
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