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Forum: Welding Yesterday, 04:18 PM
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Posted By LKeithR
There are lots of things that I wouldn't waste my...

There are lots of things that I wouldn't waste my time making but when you consider what it costs for a "good" heavy duty bench vise these days making one might not be such a bad deal. Looks like...
Forum: Machining 03-23-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By LKeithR
I think people are over-complicating this. If...

I think people are over-complicating this. If you want a couple dimples in the shaft put one setscrew in place, lightly tighten it and then, using a drill that fits inside the threads of the other...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-21-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 466
Posted By LKeithR
OK, those terms gotta mean something--never heard...

OK, those terms gotta mean something--never heard them used that way before.



Yeah, it does take you back. My Dad used to rebuild the engines in his cars--back when they were simple and easy...
Forum: Machining 03-18-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By LKeithR
An "efficient" machinist will use taps and dies...

An "efficient" machinist will use taps and dies as much as possible because it's the fastest way to make a thread. Of course there are times when you have to single point a thread but getting good...
Forum: Machining 03-17-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By LKeithR
Since you're a "gun guy" I'm surprised that...

Since you're a "gun guy" I'm surprised that you've never seen that before--lots of Youtube videos of gunsmiths using copper wire to protect the surface of a new barrel.



Depending on how wide...
Forum: Welding 03-11-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By LKeithR
For some reason I never developed a real liking...

For some reason I never developed a real liking for Bernard guns. Just a personal preference thing, I guess because I'm sure there's nothing wrong with them.

For years we used nothing but...
Forum: Welding 03-10-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,095
Posted By LKeithR
Too high tech for me...

Too high tech for me...
Forum: Fabrication 03-10-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By LKeithR
It's MAPP not map. Here's a couple things I...

It's MAPP not map. Here's a couple things I found on line. Google is your friend...

"MAPP gas" was a trademarked name, belonging to The Linde Group, and previously belonging to the Dow Chemical...
Forum: Welding 03-08-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,095
Posted By LKeithR
If you could get the JB Weld "inside" the joint...

If you could get the JB Weld "inside" the joint between the two pieces of tube you might be surprised how well it would hold........not as strong as solder, though...
Forum: Welding 03-08-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,095
Posted By LKeithR
I have yet to understand why regular soldering...

I have yet to understand why regular soldering won't work. What is the working pressure of the system? Why do you think that regular solder won't work?

If regular solder won't work why not...
Forum: Welding 02-29-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,005
Posted By LKeithR
I find that very hard to believe. If by some...

I find that very hard to believe. If by some chance regular solder won't hold then silver solder would work for sure. Any form of mig welding is just ridiculous. If you don't trust either regular...
Forum: Welding 02-28-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,005
Posted By LKeithR
Yup, that's a non-starter, plain and simple. ...

Yup, that's a non-starter, plain and simple. Properly cleaned and prepped all you need to join copper pipe is regular solder. Because of cost copper pipe and fittings are not as common now but for...
Forum: Machining 02-26-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By LKeithR
If you're messing with a reamer in the tailstock...

If you're messing with a reamer in the tailstock taper just be aware that it's very easy to run the reamer off centre and lose the tailstock to spindle alignment. Before you run a reamer in I would...
Forum: Machining 02-21-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 788
Posted By LKeithR
Gerry's so wrapped up in sunshine, fresh mangoes...

Gerry's so wrapped up in sunshine, fresh mangoes and Mexican beauties that he actually failed to read the fine print this time...:D
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-19-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah, I can't believe the amount of money that...

Yeah, I can't believe the amount of money that people waste on all these mystery fabric high-fangled gloves. Plain old leather will do just fine.

And what people wear gloves for. Seems like...
Forum: Machining 02-18-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,233
Posted By LKeithR
Five degree increments...

Five degree increments...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-15-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,081
Posted By LKeithR
Just watch that the weld doesn't turn that...

Just watch that the weld doesn't turn that surface rock hard--some nickel rods can get hard fast and be real tough to machine...



If you can put a bit of a chamfer on the hole and machine a...
Forum: Machining 02-15-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,553
Posted By LKeithR
Morse tapers are made to be removed and inserted...

Morse tapers are made to be removed and inserted on a regular basis. Many tools have them--drill chucks, live centres, tapping heads, boring heads and morse taper drills themselves. A Jacobs taper,...
Forum: Machining 02-15-2020, 02:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,553
Posted By LKeithR
Did you check to see if the drill press has a...

Did you check to see if the drill press has a morse taper internal taper?
Forum: Fabrication 02-14-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,845
Posted By LKeithR
Ya think? :D I still have some of that stuff...

Ya think? :D I still have some of that stuff kicking around if you need more...
Forum: Machining 02-14-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,553
Posted By LKeithR
I can't say for sure but it looks to me like the...

I can't say for sure but it looks to me like the drill has a morse taper socket in the spindle. The Tapmatic has a MT arbour that you should be able to pop out with a MT key. If you pull the...
Forum: Machining 02-13-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,553
Posted By LKeithR
I've never seen a manual (as opposed to CNC)...

I've never seen a manual (as opposed to CNC) Tapmatic head with an integral arbour. I think they all come with a Jacobs Taper socket so you can install whatever arbour you need...
Forum: Machining 02-12-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By LKeithR
I try and stay away from Prentiss drills as much...

I try and stay away from Prentiss drills as much as possible--much prefer morse taper shanks. Sometimes you have no choice but to use them, though.

That's a heck of a deal for that set IF ...
Forum: Machining 02-12-2020, 01:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,233
Posted By LKeithR
We got one of those with an OTC slide hammer kit...

We got one of those with an OTC slide hammer kit that we bought years (and years) go. Don't use it too often but it does come in handy sometimes...
Forum: Machining 02-09-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By LKeithR
I wish I had the time to sit and make...

I wish I had the time to sit and make toolholders--well, maybe not really. I can think of lots of other things I would make if I actually had the spare time. To my mind toolholders and inserts are...
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