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  1. John Conroy

    End Mill Reconditioning In Calgary

    I had some end mills re-sharpened at European Cutters in Edmonton. I DO NOT recommend them. When I dropped them off I was quoted a price per end mill. When I went to pick them up the bill was more than double what I was quoted. Some unpleasant words were exchanged and the owner reduced the bill...
  2. John Conroy

    Variable speed in reverse

    What kind of lathe is it? Does it use a tumbler gear for reverse? Depending on the lathe design the gear ratio may be different in reverse than when the spindle is driven forward.
  3. John Conroy

    Logan lathe Calgary kijiji

    It was still listed at about 4 pm but is gone now. Someone snapped it up for a good deal.
  4. John Conroy

    Ontario member sound off

    I found this forum when it was advertised on Kijiji. If you want to attract more members in your area you could try something like that.
  5. John Conroy

    Anyone own a GH1440W lathe from Modern Tools or a PM1440HD from Precision Matthews?

    Thanks Peter, you're right. I was being lazy and didnt feel like typing all my reasons but its 3 am and I can't sleep so here goes. I'm looking forward to learning how to use the taper attachment which will be fun. The extra rigidity that comes with a 10 inch wide bed (instead of 7") will be...
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    Anyone own a GH1440W lathe from Modern Tools or a PM1440HD from Precision Matthews?

    Well I think I would put the order like this. Retirement gift (last chance for a major purchase before the regular paychecks stop). Next the weight is more than double that of my old lathe and it's a much more solid machine. When I upsized my mill with one that weighed three times as much I was...
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    Anyone own a GH1440W lathe from Modern Tools or a PM1440HD from Precision Matthews?

    Well since my CanTek lathe is sold I now have a hole in my shop where a lathe should be. I sent Dahl at Modern a bunch of money and they are going to deliver a new GH1440W to my garage next week. As they say, you only live once.
  8. John Conroy

    Travers sale flyer through Feb-28

    I got lucky a couple of years ago and bought a full set of Dormer bits at a garage sale. Fractional, letter and number sets pus a Starrett and 2 Brown and Sharp v blocks and a Moore and Wright multi-square. All for $100.
  9. John Conroy

    Travers sale flyer through Feb-28

    Do you think the Precision Twist Drill set is better than the Cle-line set that KBC has on sale now for $106? I don't have experience with either brand. https://www.kbctools.ca/itemdetail/1-001AX-0290
  10. John Conroy

    Travers sale flyer through Feb-28

    Last time I tried to buy something from Travers Canadian they told me they had listed the item wrong and the price was really in US dollars. I haven't bought anything from them since. I'm sure it's not an intentional bait and switch but they can't see to get their act together on pricing.
  11. John Conroy

    Travers sale flyer through Feb-28

    Looks like the prices are in US dollars.
  12. John Conroy

    Learning Threads

    His older stuff has less drivel.
  13. John Conroy

    Engine case seperator

    Cool, let us know how it turns out.
  14. John Conroy

    Learning Threads

    Although his videos can be long and maybe contain too much personal stuff, you should check out Kieth Fenners channel. I have learned a ton of valuable stuff from him. About the 30 minute mark of this vid he is threading a large shaft and the final pass is a spring cut. Check it out and see how...
  15. John Conroy

    Engine case seperator

    Are you planning to repair the broken crankcase?
  16. John Conroy

    Learning Threads

    When you get close to your finished size try taking a couple of "spring" cuts. Don't advance the cutter any further and run it through a couple of times. The part you are threading will naturally be pushed away from the tool and spring passes will reduce the effects of that. If you need to take...
  17. John Conroy

    Engine case seperator

    Looks like it does the job you needed it to so it's a success. What is the engine from?
  18. John Conroy

    Kawasaki Rebuild

    Cool stuff, I remember when my back was young enough to ride with clip-ons. A long time ago!
  19. John Conroy

    Kawasaki Rebuild

    Nice work, this is my H1 project. Finished 3 years ago.
  20. John Conroy

    CanTek CT1440G gear head lathe for sale

    Sold it In one day! I gues i should have listed it higher--lol