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Forum: Machining 02-17-2016, 06:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,118
Posted By park city tom
Who Needs a lathe?

Lathes can do anything. Well, almost.

Among several good books on the subject, The Amateur's Lathe, by L.H. Sparey, shows what a lathe can do when it's the only machine tool available. Milling,...
Forum: Machining 11-27-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,535
Posted By park city tom
Tap and Drill Set

Wow, DIGR.

I found the same set at littlemachineshop.com, for $10.00 more.

They also sell American-made H.S.S. drill sets for decent prices.

Tom
Forum: Machining 11-27-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,535
Posted By park city tom
Taps and drills

I looked up Chicago-Latrobe. They were part of Greenlee, and along with several other old American names were resold and seem to be "international" now.

I also found Morse Cutting tools, another...
Forum: Machining 02-04-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,246
Posted By park city tom
Anchor Lube Applications

I've used Anchor Lube for drilling and tapping Plexiglas. Just offhand grind flats on the flutes of your drill, like you would for brass. The resulting finish is not transparent, but translucent. I...
Forum: Machining 09-22-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,026
Posted By park city tom
Popular Science Archived

Popular Science is also archived on Google Books. The pickings for practical people get slimmer after about the mid-'50's(like Popular Mechanics), but there's some neat stuff. Plus, you get the Gus...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-30-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,219
Posted By park city tom
Mobile Home

Don't know what he'd do for a sink and shower, but the right bottom:rolleyes: drawer could be a composting toilet.

Tom
Forum: Machining 08-20-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,340
Posted By park city tom
Machinist Books

Machinery's Handbook is definitely the best reference. I have the 19th edition. I'm not messing with CNC, so it's got all I need.

The American Machinists' Handbook is also heavy on reference...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-15-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,250
Posted By park city tom
A Gold Mine?

$1000.00 a day for entry level. Must be a uranium mine.

Tom
Forum: Machining 01-11-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,576
Posted By park city tom
Such a deal!

Great score. I can't agree with a "YOU SUCK!" for these new toys, since he was going to help someone else anyway.


Wait a minute. Sure I can, and I also call for an official one.


Tom
Forum: Machining 10-11-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,083
Posted By park city tom
And came up smelling like a rose

Dear Sir,

This communication is to inform you that this is a case of DOUBLE SUCK!!!:devil:

Well, having got that off my chest, congrats on a great score.

Madame X, do your duty.

Tom
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-25-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,113
Posted By park city tom
Bung Ho!

The ends are the wrong shape for a bung wrench. It looks like rusty steel, so it wouldn't have been used in chemical plant or gasoline
service(not non-sparking).

It looks like one that would be...
Forum: Machining 09-07-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,908
Posted By park city tom
How tight was he?

Tight as a duck's ass, and that's watertight.:D

Tom
Forum: Machining 09-05-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,908
Posted By park city tom
Tight Yankees

In New England, the phrase is: "Tight as a bull's ass at fly time".

Connecticut Yankee, born and raised.


Tom
Forum: Machining 08-13-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,729
Posted By park city tom
109

He probably didn't even notice the chuck wobbling chuck.:rolleyes::devil:

I'm sure some folks collect Fiats, too.

Tom
Forum: Machining 08-12-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,729
Posted By park city tom
109

$50.00 is more than I would give for it. It has a 1/2" diameter spindle, and is missing some change gears.

If I were looking for a 6" swing lathe, I'd get a 1"-10 t.p.i., Timken tapered roller...
Forum: Fabrication 08-08-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,469
Posted By park city tom
Bb-62

Those benches may have been built in New Jersey, but look stout as BB-62 New Jersey.

Great looking job.:cool:

Tom
Forum: Machining 08-03-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,081
Posted By park city tom
The Dive

Nice screw, and remember, we're not cheapskates. We make efficient use of precious resources. You're lucky to have a dumpster worth the dive. Wish I still did.

Tom
Forum: Machining 08-03-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,081
Posted By park city tom
Dumpster Dive

You're absolutely right about the honor of the dive, but "inbred" didn't come out right.:devil: Maybe bred into? I'm really surprised our fellow members haven't jumped on this already.

The style...
Forum: Machining 08-02-2013, 02:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,111
Posted By park city tom
98 pound Weakling

With correctly ground cutters, centered on the work, and taking your time it will do any job that will fit. Not bad for a 100 lb.shipping weight, including a crappy pallet.

The closest I've come...
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-01-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 43,485
Posted By park city tom
Back in the Day

Thanks, Madam.

Great post.

Beam back to pre WW2. My dad's part of town was divided into ethnic neighborhoods, pretty unforgiving if you strayed onto another group's turf.

But, one's sisters...
Forum: Fabrication 07-31-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,856
Posted By park city tom
Fastening a Spacer

Seems like Smokin' Dodge is on the right track with the rivets. You could counterbore the holes in the PVC to clear the heads. Based on the plastic being ~ 1/4" thick, a 3/16" diameter, by maybe 1/2"...
Forum: Machining 07-30-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 25,316
Posted By park city tom
Flat Belts

South Bend's "How to Run a Lathe" has a section on belt splicing.

Tom
Forum: Fabrication 07-30-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,856
Posted By park city tom
What's the application? Tom

What's the application?
Tom
Forum: Machining 07-30-2013, 02:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,111
Posted By park city tom
Craftsman 101.07031 Info

Go to vintagemachinery.org to download the four page instruction sheets and parts list for that lathe. While you're at it download the 15 page Atlas 618 instruction book and parts list. Lots more...
Forum: Shop & Safety 07-15-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,268
Posted By park city tom
Brake Cleaner

I've never heard of an organic solvent that was good for you at room temperature, much less heated.

Good sound brotherly advice: Check the label. Check the MSDS. If you want more information, call...
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