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Posted in thread: Hmem sold on 07-19-2012 at 05:58 PM
Rick, I see you're an admin here. Besides you and Austin, who are the admins?
Posted in thread: Demagnetize on 07-15-2012 at 10:39 PM
A soldering gun (not iron) will work for small items. Stick item in loop that forms the tip
(not touching the tip), turn on gun, withdraw item slowly to a distance of three feet or so
before turning g...
Posted in thread: Brian builds Atkinson Engine on 07-12-2012 at 11:57 PM
If you can tolerate slightly elliptic sections instead of perfect circular arcs, then tilting
the mill head (if that's possible) and traversing the table will do it. See my RADIUS program
for the nece...
Posted in thread: Accurate cross holes - without a jig. on 07-11-2012 at 05:54 PM
Another way is to mount the round part vertical in the vice. Sweep the diameter with a dial
indicator until your dead on center. Then, lay the part down in the vice. Your on center in the
Posted in thread: PM Research No. 1 Build on 07-11-2012 at 05:49 PM
Your argument makes sense. Modern commercial nuts are often chamfered on both sides. If the
chamfer is there for your purpose, as opposed to just making them burr-free, then it would be
logical to cha...
Posted in thread: PM Research No. 1 Build on 07-11-2012 at 04:02 PM
For model nuts, I use...D = major bolt diameter1.5*D = across flats nut size0.9*D = nut
thicknessI've always mounted nuts with the chamfer/rounded side up. I'll be interested to hear
an argument for i...
Posted in thread: Yet another Quick Change Tool Post on 07-10-2012 at 08:06 PM
Another use for the Al holders is to hold a wiggler to aid in centering in the fourjaw. I
prefer to use a pump center but some folks like wigglers.Like Bogs, I can't imagine that the
grade of steel fo...
Posted in thread: Yet another Quick Change Tool Post on 07-10-2012 at 05:52 PM
Ian,If you set up in production mode to make tool holders, consider making four or so solid
ones in aluminum to use as holders for stuff other than cutting tools. I use one for a DI to
center stock in...
Posted in thread: gripping the inside of a small hole on 07-07-2012 at 05:53 PM
How about getting a pair of those snap-ring pliers that have jaws that open when the handles
are squeezed. Grind the points down to the point where they will fit into the banana jack,It
Posted in thread: I can't quite place my finger on it... on 07-07-2012 at 03:02 PM
But the 'dead parrot' is still my favouritest.Indeed, although a rollicking good performance of
the lumberjack song...[ame] still have me laughing until I hiccup.Anybody remember John Cleese
as the m...