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  1. ducdon

    New Tool found on eBay

    I have to learn how to use it, but I doubt it.
  2. ducdon

    New Tool found on eBay

    I paid about $40 Cdn. We won't talk about shipping. It's heavy. It can be set up with any bench grinder but one with a cupped wheel would be Ideal. Detail sheet that came with it says November 1968.
  3. ducdon

    New Tool found on eBay

    I was trolling eBay and happened on this gem, It's a Kalamazoo Industries No,2915 Drill Grinding attachment. I've seen cheap ones before but not this one. American made, nice castings. Seller claimed it was mill Surplus. Very dirty but a quality bit of kit. I will get it restored and running...
  4. ducdon

    Would you believe

    Threads in the tool holders are good per the pitch gauge. M10x1.5. I just swapped them out for good ones. Just weird that's all.
  5. ducdon

    Would you believe

    I have a number of lathe tool holders from various sources. It always made me crazy because it required a different Allen Key for the clamp screws. 5mm or 3/16. The height adjustment screws are all 5mm Allen. Would you believe all the screws are all 10mm metric but some of them have 3/16 Allen...
  6. ducdon

    End Mill Reconditioning In Calgary

    I've wondered that too. Would have to be big ones to make it cost effective. Just cheaper to toss and buy new. I have some over 1 inch that could use a touch up. P.S. Maybe you could buy a tool and cutter grinder and help out your friends on the forum? hint hint!
  7. ducdon

    Logan lathe Calgary kijiji

    That went quick!
  8. ducdon

    Cutting Aluminum

    Back in the day the shop I worked in used alot of aluminum checker plate. I cut miles of it using a skill saw with a carbide blade and a straight edge. A little WD40 lube to decrease the screeching. After a year or too the bearings in the saw got pretty sloppy. Go figure.
  9. ducdon

    Must have hand tools?

    Good for measuring things in your Sherline.
  10. ducdon

    MIlling machine advice

    Oh Gosh. I'm guessing about 10 years. No issues. I use it a lot and I'm still satisfied. The one thing I do find is that it's hard on the back especially when doing setups that require the table to be set low. I plan to make a base to raise mine about 6 to 8 inches. I wish I had done that when I...
  11. ducdon

    MIlling machine advice

    I really like the Bridgeport style mills,. I bought new and went with the Modern Tool 9X35. I like it. It's small enough for a smaller shop and has all the features of the big ones. You might find a used import (Bridgeport clone) within your budget. Start up tooling. Vise, clamping kit...
  12. ducdon

    Bigger Boring Bars

    I have a nice carbide insert type boring bar but I find it a little light for some jobs, so I made up these guys. I had some fly cutters I wasn't using so I just fitted them into CRS round stock. Seems to work.
  13. ducdon

    Must have hand tools?

    Center drills work fine. If I remember my schooling correctly the spotting hole should only be slightly larger in diameter than the chisel tip on the drill bit you intend to use. That way it traps the drill point just enough to get the lips cutting. As noted a proper spotting drill would be...
  14. ducdon

    Must have hand tools?

    Yes please. Pcs.
  15. ducdon

    Kawasaki Rebuild

    A few more shop made bits. Triple clamp and clip on handlebars.
  16. ducdon

    Kawasaki Rebuild

    Nice!
  17. ducdon

    Kawasaki Rebuild

    Cutting Cylinder decks to go with redesigned cylinder heads Redesigned cylinder heads installed with shop made carb adapters
  18. ducdon

    Gear Table for 10" Standard Modern Utilathe

    It should be possible to create your own. With the info linked and a calculator or spreadsheet I think you could create your own. First step would be to see if you have a 127 tooth gear in your gear set. My lathe has an 8TPI lead screw. The 127 gear engages with either a 30, 56, 60 or 63 tooth...
  19. ducdon

    Group Sourcing Metal Ideas

    I do much of my work in aluminum, I have a small inventory off steel on hand and very limited space to store more, especially in lengths. I usually but what I need in small quantities specific to the job. When I do work for other people I sometimes negotiate part of the compensation in material...