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  • Posted in thread: power hack saw on 01-14-2017 at 09:15 AM
    HiThe saw is now operational. It made its first cuts under power with w hand hack saw blade
    32TPI.Naturally it is slow but the cuts are good and square enough.10tpi and 14 tpi blades
    coming.That is a ...

  • Posted in thread: New old school lathe, what lube do I use on 01-14-2017 at 09:07 AM
    use way oil for the sliding parts. Mobile Vactra #2 might be a good start. Are info on the
    spindle might help wth suggestions there.As for the attachment post a picture.

  • Posted in thread: New bearings for mini mill on 01-12-2017 at 01:13 AM
    Well, I just found a supply of SKF 7206 ABEC-3 angular contact bearings for a decent price, so
    they're definitely a player now.That is good because you would be wasting your time by using
    radial ball ...

  • Posted in thread: Riser block for 3in1 machine on 01-11-2017 at 10:34 PM
    I'm actually surprised at the parallelism you have with this out of the box so to speak. That
    is pretty good for structural steel tubing where square sometimes means parallelogram. By the
    way one of t...

  • Posted in thread: Aluminum pieces on 01-11-2017 at 01:23 AM
    Where do you guys get your practice or bulk chunks of metal to use for cutting generic parts?
    Good question:The local steel supplier offers separate business focused on selling drops, and
    some prime s...

  • Posted in thread: Stankoimport 1N611P on 01-11-2017 at 01:00 AM
    okay, sounds good. next issue is the three-phase motor, from what I have found it's a 3KW (4HP)
    unit, I could get a single phase motor that would do the job but would prefer to keep it
    three-phase and...

  • Posted in thread: New mini lathe spindle on 01-08-2017 at 02:41 AM
    I'm installing a new 4" spindle in my mini lathe. Once it's installed, should I take a very
    light facing cut on the surface of the spindle to make sure it's square and flat?Not at al! At
    least not at ...

  • Posted in thread: power hack saw on 01-08-2017 at 02:25 AM
    You are right.I mounted a hand saw blade and did some sawing turning the pulley by hand.Now
    that i think about it, the trick will be finding the right motor RPM. This will likely require

  • Posted in thread: power hack saw on 01-07-2017 at 05:52 AM
    You probably could get away with 1/3 HP. The motor is geared down a lot and assuming hacksaw
    blades for hand sawing shouldn't see a massive load from cutting.

  • Posted in thread: Tubalcain's Toolmaker's Clamps on 01-07-2017 at 05:07 AM
    Thanks Wizard, this pair is fun to make .. not sure about a entire set.It can start to feel
    like production type work! I've just found that sometimes a tool makers style clamp that iron
    the smaller si...


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