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  1. Arbutus

    Machine enamels?

    thats probably a good option for all machine finishing. I'll take a look at that and the Cloverdale Paint epoxy. Good suggestions folks! Much appreciated.
  2. Arbutus

    Machine enamels?

    I blue some parts which adds a nice colour and some light corrosion protection, but blueing does not add any thickness to the surface, so every scratch is visible and it rubs off over time too. But as I understand it Japanning is a lacquer based finish. I wonder if it is durable enough for use...
  3. Arbutus

    Machine enamels?

    I Powder coat would be good in many situations. The issue there is that the oven destroys the Bondo ! and its an expensive job whether outsourced or purchasing the powder coat kit. I almost pulled the trigger on one before hearing about the Bondo problem.
  4. Arbutus

    Machine enamels?

    I think it was Versatile in Winnipeg who had a lovely dark red paint. Are they still around?
  5. Arbutus

    Machine enamels?

    Hi - I'm looking for product suggestions for a hard oilproof enamel for castings and fabricated parts. Previously I have used Rust-oleum Hammered spray enamels which have a 'crackle" finish, and the brush-on Rust Coat enamels from Home Hardware. The Hammered finish looks lovely and is oil...
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    Tips/Techniques Making file handles

    Beautiful handles, for sure. I'd hang them on the wall cuz they're going to get tashed up and those look too nice to use! Like @jcdammeyer I've been printing handles and grips using PETG and ASA which have been in use for a couple of years now and are doing just fine.
  7. Arbutus

    DICKSON quick change tool holder(Who uses it? Detailed dimensions can or have been mapped)

    This is the S-0 toolholder for 3/8" to 1/2" tooling:
  8. Arbutus

    Is anyone else using ChatGPT or other AI for engineering design support?

    Is anyone else using ChatGPT or other AI for engineering design support?
  9. Arbutus

    Long shot... Emco Maier V10/P tailstock

    Yeah thats what bothers me. I suspect the bore has become work hardened. When I purchased the machine 25 years ago, there was evidence of some brutality, and one area in particular was the tailstock. The previous user had a collection of MT2 large diameter drills. Judging by the galled and...
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    Long shot... Emco Maier V10/P tailstock

    My old girl turned 60 this year. She was built in 1964 and still does the job! But the tailstock is quite sloppy - the barrel and sleeve are worn, and when the cotter is tightened, the barrel moves horizontally by a couple of thou. It has a Morse 2 internal taper which is also damaged and...
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