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  1. #691
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidwdyer

    And... lo and behold Sir John is really amazing. He somehow sneaked over here during the night, broke into my shop and fixed the casting on my lathe.

    Just like Santa Clause ehh? Don't get too excited --- looks like he used JB weld and didn't even clean it first...

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    [quote=A.K. Boomer]Just like Santa Clause ehh? quote]

    And if you're not a good boy he'll only leave you a crap bridgeport

    john

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    very nice tool...............the mind is a terrible thing to waste.......

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    Nice stool covering!
    Krutch


    Mentally confused and prone to wandering!

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    Clothes dryer died over the weekend. The ignitor coil went up in smoke. In order to remove it, I had to remove a couple screws buried in the base. I had the choice of making my own screwdriver (stubby) or taking the whole dryer apart. I could have probably found a similar tool at the hardware store, but that would have cost me money, and I would have gotten distracted.

    It's next to an otherwise "stubby" screwdriver.

    Just bored a smallish hold that was still not big enough, then pressed the bit in.


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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman
    I could have probably found a similar tool at the hardware store,
    Probably not with that kind of high torque knurl job You'll have it forever too.

  7. #697
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    Well, I've had a zero it style indicator holder in mind for a long time now. I made a slightly modified version as an exercise. It seems to have turned out pretty nicely. The fine adjust knob is set into the indicator holder with bearings and the knob itself travels through the base on a very tightly fitted thread. The guide rods on the indicator holder portion are actually reamer blanks so they slide like butter. You may notice there are only two steps on the spindle mount, 3/8ths and 3/4s. These are the two most commonly used sizes on my mill.




  8. #698
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    Default Thread Die Holder for Tailstock

    I am copying something I saw on another thread here. Sorry I couldn't find who it was that posted it. Thanks to whomever it was.

    The round thingy in the foreground is an adapter for smaller dies. I am using another adapter from a tap & die set for medium sizes.



    I am also thinking about making another adapter for a set of hex shaped dies I have.

    Also, am contemplating drilling some large holes along the length of the tube (especially in the front part) to let chips escape and also to see how far the rod being threaded has entered.
    Vitória, Brazil

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    With a little more searching, I found who I copied and would like to give him credit.

    It was randyc on the thread "an unusual lathe project."

    My attempt will thread a 1" bar up to six inches deep. His looks quite a bit longer and looks like he could make threaded rod with it.
    Vitória, Brazil

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    Forgive me if this has been mentioned before, it's that simple it must have been.

    Milling a key up today, 1 1/4" x 5/8" and the closest material I had was 1 1/4" square so loads to come off with an inserted face mill and hot crap was going everywhere.

    Sooooooooooooo.......

    Got one of those cheap and nasty magnetic welding clamps and screwed it to a scrap piece of Lexan.



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    Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.




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