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Forum: Machining 02-21-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 389
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: 303
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: 752
Posted By LKeithR
Five degree increments...

Five degree increments...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-15-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,099
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: 24
Views: 945
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: 24
Views: 945
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: 22
Views: 800
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: 24
Views: 945
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: 24
Views: 945
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: 354
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: 752
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: 357
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...
Forum: Welding 02-09-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By LKeithR
I think this statement sums it up nicely but the...

I think this statement sums it up nicely but the question you have to ask is: What is a good wage for a good employee in my area? If the average wage being paid for similar work in your area is...
Forum: Machining 02-03-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By LKeithR
If you can afford the Newall buy it. They're a...

If you can afford the Newall buy it. They're a professional grade DRO package made--as far as I know--in Europe. We put a Newall system on our last mill and it was absolutely trouble free and...
Forum: Machining 01-22-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By LKeithR
I've done larger discs like that quite often. As...

I've done larger discs like that quite often. As long as you keep the DOC down it works fine...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-21-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,347
Posted By LKeithR
Yup, in my opinion 110 V machines are a waste of...

Yup, in my opinion 110 V machines are a waste of time.



The newer inverter machines are pretty neat, mainly because of their low power draw but I doubt I'll ever own one, especially at my age. ...
Forum: Machining 01-21-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By LKeithR
Oh goody! A surprise! :D I would too...

Oh goody! A surprise! :D



I would too IF I had a cnc plasma...alas, I don't, so I'd just do it the old-fashioned way. Actually, if the job was for a customer I'd just do a quick drawing and...
Forum: Welding 01-21-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,404
Posted By LKeithR
Smells a bit fishy to me...

Smells a bit fishy to me...
Forum: Machining 01-21-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By LKeithR
Pretty standard stuff. Layout material, cut off...

Pretty standard stuff. Layout material, cut off excess with bandsaw and machine to finish. Depends how much you want to cut with the bandsaw. Some guys will nibble away at the piece making...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-19-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,347
Posted By LKeithR
Personally I wouldn't even consider something...

Personally I wouldn't even consider something that had a hot torch--way too primitive for my taste.

In case the OP (or anybody else, for that matter) doesn't understand the difference; with a hot...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-19-2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By LKeithR
As others have said, pull off the cover and make...

As others have said, pull off the cover and make sure everything inside is squeaky clean. Blow out all the dirt and take some fine emery cloth to every metal to metal contact point. If you're not...
Forum: Welding 01-19-2020, 03:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah, having a foot control alone doesn't...

Yeah, having a foot control alone doesn't eliminate scratch starting. The only way to do that is to have a machine with high frequency AC, then the arc will jump from the workpiece to the tungsten...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-19-2020, 03:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,347
Posted By LKeithR
I've been welding since '69 but didn't start mig...

I've been welding since '69 but didn't start mig welding till the early 80s--all I ever used were professional machines...Miller, Lincoln and a bit of time on an Esab. I have zero experience with...
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-18-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 21,588
Posted By LKeithR
I guess it depends on how long you have to wait...

I guess it depends on how long you have to wait after the operation before you can fly. Unless it's a very long time you should be able to make it to Mexico for a while. Might not miss the worst of...
Forum: Machining 01-18-2020, 03:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By LKeithR
Pretty much my thoughts too. Way too much work...

Pretty much my thoughts too. Way too much work required to end up with an old, worn out lathe. I guess if you really want a project...
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