Recent content by Degen

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    New Project

    Its being moved.
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    New Project

    Heres and update, now you can likely guess (its also had a few more operation)
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    Tool My most hated tool

    Cut vs pressure, one of the ideal things with pressure knurling is it work hardens (forges) you knurling. In essence it leaves a case hardened finish increasing the life of the finished product. In some materials this introduces other problems.
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    Tool My most hated tool

    I have knurl on my Logan lathe with only a 1/2 hp motor. I find the best result comes from gradually increasing pressure and depth of cut on multiple passes. Too deep is just hard on everything. Oh one other thing lots of oil and in this case there is no such thing as too much.
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    Logan Model 210 10" x 24" Lathe

    No dressing, my method was to snug up just till you felt tension in lid, no more. As to relieving tension I never did (I'm going to say about 12 years of solid use). The friend that bought my model 200 suggested that on the web some users are putting continuous automotive flat belts (requires...
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    Jacobs Drill Chuck.

    Well that may be, but the good chuck require mounting. The idea of heat and cooling to mount is actually very good and sound. However heat buildup in the chuck will counter that for the same reason and methodology. Having tried the keyless chuck I am impressed. I find I have less slippage...
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    Logan Model 210 10" x 24" Lathe

    Don't overtighten you cover as it cause belt issues (generally where they are joined, don't ask how I know).
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    DavidR8's shop shenanigans

    Great no surprises (fingers crossed).
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    Jacobs Drill Chuck.

    I just switched from a Jacobs style chuck to a keyless one and am impressed. Reason for the switch was simple, chuck came off the jacob taper R8 shank and did damage to it (first time this has ever happened to me, I suspect it was the heat transfer from drilling to break it free). Replace the...
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    Atlas Milling machine, plus parts machine

    Funny looks that the same address of the hopping shapers locations.
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    Want to borrow T-nuts that would fit a Bridgeport Table

    The T-nuts I have from various suppliers are not tapered that I'm aware of but have the threads staked on the bottom side preventing pass through. Staked for those that don't know is punched with chisel or center to crush a small portion of thread to prevent passing. The ones I've made can...
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    DavidR8's shop shenanigans

    Based on the recent posts.... One of the things I learned in the high end window industry (yes one of the top products) was that the biggest issue with stucco was improper drainage which causes rot (nothing new here) but this also raises concern with the repair. The second concern is do you...
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    R8 collets

    One other thing I have seen soft R8 (emergency) collets that allow you machine the size you need. I have never used them so beyond that can not comment.
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    R8 collets

    Since I turned my mill into CNC I switch from R8 collets and R8 fix Weldon holders to R8-ER32 holders, 4 from Accusize (1 a smaller size and straight shank) and 1 from another supplier. The main reason is Carbide tooling and the grip strength with the ER collets. Disadvantages with each as...
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    DavidR8's shop shenanigans

    Nicely done. I'd worry less about thickness but about Parallelism. As long as the reference back references the same on the lip thats what is important.
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