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Thread: Engineers level
10/02/2015 17:01:37

Worked with a chap that was a mmachinist in the U S of A Navy. The lathe He ran was 90' in length. During rough seas He was not allowed to use it as You could watch it flexing during the wave motion.

FIL used to watch W+S #2's being unloaded in the winter by attaching them too electric poles and driving off with the trailer, letting them fall on frozen ground, with no apparent difficulities later.

A w+S #2 He personally ran for years was involved in Anchor Hocking plant fire. The floor burned through and the lathe fell into the basement. After the fire was put out the lathe was pulled out and sent out and rebuilt used many years after that.

Thread: Todays update from Bodgers Lodge
10/02/2015 16:46:54

We were told at a meeting that some Government (USA) agency had to have a shelf life date per regulations. So they started putting it on all products.

Thread: Spreadsheet Machinists Toolbox
27/01/2015 15:35:01

One thing
I was taught to determine the speed of a cutter was to spin it up until You could just see the flutes as they rotated. It's conservative. This is simplified but may save a beginner a cutter until they get some experience. Works better with bigger cutters as they are easier to see.

Thread: Vanishing local shop outlets.
25/01/2015 18:22:34

We have a well known hardware store in town, been there forever. If You want anything now they hand You a catalog and tell You to find it and they will order it in when the order is big enough. Why go to them? Might as well order from the comfort of My chair and bypass the trip in town and waiting.They wonder where their business is going.

Thread: Parting On a Hobby Lathe
08/01/2015 16:00:03

I have a 14 1/2" South Bend lathe, paring off with a normal parting tool in the front is an exercise in futility. An upside down parting tool on the front side makes it painless, I even have a screwed on chuck and am being careful.surprise

Thread: Colchester Student. Surfacing
07/01/2015 16:50:27

The more You do, the more You learn. It's a vicious circle that leads to needing more machinery. Don't ask...........

Thread: Who might have made this?
10/12/2014 17:02:53

How does it work? Never seen one before.

Thread: Re-tapping damaged thread
06/12/2014 14:55:07

Most permanent solution if possible would be to use a stud and nut to put the wear on the stud and not on the threaded hole.

Thread: Brain fade!
04/12/2014 16:06:51

Co worker gave a friend a left hand drill bit to sharpen, He sharpened it several times and it still would not cut. They finally told Him the problem out of boredom.

Thread: Help needed with Spark Erosion
25/11/2014 16:02:33

Have You tried turning the tap with a pair of small wires, not stated anywhere in a previous message? May not be all that tight.

Thread: more youtube videos to watch
23/11/2014 19:50:41

Keith Fenner, Keith Rucker and Abom79 are all good video makers also.

Thread: Bernzomatic spares
01/11/2014 14:03:51

Damaged beyond repair on a machinist site? Cannot comprehend? wink

Thread: Loctite wheel to shaft
27/10/2014 13:53:48

I had a flywheel get loose on a mid size chain saw. Spun the hole out moderately bad. Saw was junk with no spares longer available. Put couple drops of 242 on the shaft and let it setup. Lasted 20 years until wore out everything else.

Thread: Free Plastic
06/10/2014 23:24:59

I am from across the pond. Could You please put Me on Your list.

Thread: Culinary interlude
22/09/2014 21:20:14

Do ostrich eggs taste the same?

Thread: When does a beginner cease to be a beginner?
10/09/2014 15:17:46

Depends how soon the next mistake is.

When You can help out another fix THEIR mistakes.

Thread: Stabilizing pins.
06/08/2014 14:06:27

Would a super glue work? Then get dissolved off later.

Thread: This is a tool......
29/06/2014 14:24:58

Not to hijack the thread, but, never heard of The Lensman, now off on another journey.

Thread: 5C H/V Indexing Unit
18/06/2014 18:00:07

There is a small locking tab visible at 11:55 on the picture at the top of this post, You have the small screw already out and need to pry the tab out, then the round nut that has spanner slots in it will turn.You should see the grooves are holding the spanner slotted ring from turning. You can splurge and buy a spanner wrench or use a punch and hammer to loosen it up,

Thread: Special rivet ,
15/06/2014 14:09:56

Rivnuts was the name don't know if available across the pond.

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