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Forum: Machining 02-12-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,531
Posted By ShawnR
lol...holy crap..15! The difference between a...

lol...holy crap..15! The difference between a worker and an amateur hobbyist. Yes, the more of this stuff I do, I reinforce to myself to measure many many times....and I make notes. I don't have a...
Forum: Machining 02-11-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,531
Posted By ShawnR
A simple suggestions leads to more projects

Shortly after you posted this, I swapped in my QCTP. Being able to more easily adjust centre line makes sense. Despite it being just a cheapy, it seems to work ok. Maybe a little small for my machine...
Forum: Machining 02-06-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,345
Posted By ShawnR
So, I have managed to get much more comfortable...

So, I have managed to get much more comfortable with the threading process. I watched some of Joe's videos, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-dqOi_z5bk) as suggested here and have been doing it that...
Forum: Machining 02-06-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,023
Posted By ShawnR
Lew That seems more involved that my project...

Lew
That seems more involved that my project but I guess if you have the radii cutter already, it is not too hard to build and looks like a very effective tool.

I am happy with mine now. I spent...
Forum: Machining 02-05-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,023
Posted By ShawnR
Good point. I will try to sketch something else....

Good point. I will try to sketch something else. I wonder if a long slender bit ie parting tool would do it. It would allow you to be back from the material but still get in there.....?

I...
Forum: Machining 02-05-2021, 05:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,023
Posted By ShawnR
Modification needed already?

Lew, could you please post a picture of the ball turner you use to make those balls/rod ends?

I find with mine that I need to turn down the rod quite a ways back from the ball or the tool holder...
Forum: Machining 02-03-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,451
Posted By ShawnR
Sorry Gerry I read that wrong. I was...

Sorry Gerry

I read that wrong. I was thinking belts...but either place might be able to access pulleys too...?

Shawn
Forum: Machining 02-02-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,451
Posted By ShawnR
I think you can get them from Wajax. Here is the...

I think you can get them from Wajax. Here is the local store but perhaps there is a store near you? You can probably dig around the website to find the nearest one.
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Forum: Machining 02-02-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,023
Posted By ShawnR
Back on track

Yes Lew, the thread did start to drift off a bit but I think we have been back on track. Unfortunately, the project slowed down in the testing/learning stage when I decided I should make a mandrel....
Forum: Machining 02-02-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By ShawnR
Thanks everyone. It sounds like I was on the...

Thanks everyone. It sounds like I was on the right track. Yesterday, it looked pretty good, so I backed off the live center, tried the nut, no go, so set the live center again and did a few more...
Forum: Machining 02-01-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,345
Posted By ShawnR
lol...guess so digr!! Especially when I have...

lol...guess so digr!! Especially when I have spent three days and gotten machinist all over North America involved....:D

I showed my wife tonight what had me so frustrated on the weekend. I asked...
Forum: Machining 02-01-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,345
Posted By ShawnR
Things got better after the last post. I forgot...

Things got better after the last post. I forgot to upload it so 2 hours later.....

In the video, the nylon is still in place in the nut but for the picture below, I took the nylon out. This...
Forum: Machining 02-01-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,345
Posted By ShawnR
Looking good

In an attempt one last time to understand a way to be able to disengage the carriage, I set it all up with a stop for the carriage, made a new cover for the dial indicator showing only one position...
Forum: Machining 02-01-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,345
Posted By ShawnR
Yes, true. I did not think of it that way.

Yes, true. I did not think of it that way.
Forum: Machining 02-01-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,345
Posted By ShawnR
The one big thing I dislike about this lathe, the...

The one big thing I dislike about this lathe, the spindle has a plate on the end and the chuck mounts with 3 screws. Again, not a big deal but a threaded chuck would be nice. Although I did a small...
Forum: Machining 02-01-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,345
Posted By ShawnR
Wow, lots of replies since yesterday. Thank you...

Wow, lots of replies since yesterday. Thank you all.

It sounds like I should not be so stubborn so will work on the threading without disengaging the nut. As many things that I have resisted...
Forum: Machining 01-31-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,345
Posted By ShawnR
GWIZ, I do believe I have a metric leadscrew....

GWIZ, I do believe I have a metric leadscrew. Everything on the machine is metric but the charts give gear combinations for imperial threads. At this point, I don't care what the thread is. I think...
Forum: Machining 01-31-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,345
Posted By ShawnR
I definitely was trying to hit the same number...

I definitely was trying to hit the same number each time. I checked the pin, even knocked it out. It is good. I tried rotating the lead screw 180 cause several years back, I think I had it out so...
Forum: Machining 01-31-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,345
Posted By ShawnR
But even if it is a wrong gear, should it not at...

But even if it is a wrong gear, should it not at least line up with the last cut? I quit worrying too much about actual pitch. I just want it to start at the same spot and follow that last scratch. I...
Forum: Machining 01-31-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,345
Posted By ShawnR
As much as that move is embarrassing, I rushed...

As much as that move is embarrassing, I rushed out to the shop to change the gear out, and it was sitting on the bench. I must have taken it out yesterday when trying different gears, so we continue...
Forum: Machining 01-30-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,345
Posted By ShawnR
I just thought of something. In my stack of...

I just thought of something. In my stack of gears, one had no keyway slot in it. Is this slot timed to the teeth like a timing gear in a vehicle? I cut (filed) a new slot last night but did not...
Forum: Machining 01-30-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,345
Posted By ShawnR
I will try the hand on the lever tomorrow. Yes,...

I will try the hand on the lever tomorrow. Yes, the gear is fully engaged. All the gears seem ok .
Forum: Machining 01-30-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,345
Posted By ShawnR
Mmmmm..in my research today, I was reading about...

Mmmmm..in my research today, I was reading about metric lead screws. I thought that since my lathe lists gears for imperial threads, this would not be an issue. I was running the carriage back well...
Forum: Machining 01-30-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,345
Posted By ShawnR
Craftex B2227L

Craftex B2227L

I started looking into the gears yesterday to get started at cutting threads. I had all the gears off at sometime but am pretty sure they all went back on with keys in place cause...
Forum: Machining 01-30-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,345
Posted By ShawnR
Here is the tool setup

Here is the tool setup
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