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  • Posted in thread: Make a 72 tooth worm gear without indexing? on 03-07-2017 at 03:23 PM
    Hi One method that has not come up is to use a "Spiral Flute Tap" to cut the worm wheel.This
    will give much better cutting action and a lot less load.Search "Model Engineers Workshop"
    There is an arti...

  • Posted in thread: My Triple Wobbler on 02-25-2017 at 06:28 PM
    Hi IanExcellent workmanship is an inspiration to all modelers.Thanks for sharingEric

  • Posted in thread: 7x12 metal gears on 02-08-2017 at 03:14 AM
    Hi ZoltanYet another alternative for a belt drive

  • Posted in thread: 7x12 metal gears on 02-01-2017 at 10:24 PM
    Hi ZoltanHave you considered a belt drive using 4 rib "Poly Vee Belts" and dump the gear drive.
    Added a PDF File of the pulleys for a mini mill drive on my X2 Mill may be of some help.Eric

  • Posted in thread: New bearings for mini mill on 01-09-2017 at 10:51 PM
    HiYou can cut shim with a Trammel bar with tool sharpened to a curved knife or dividers with a
    curved knife shape.Cut the larger Diameter First See attachment Eric

  • Posted in thread: power hack saw on 01-08-2017 at 04:59 AM
    . Hi a couple of pointers Aim for 60 to 80 strokes per minute with the crank turning Anti
    Clockwise cutting on the pull stroke. I.E. teeth cutting to the right. Hand Hacksaw blades work
    OK is smaller ...

  • Posted in thread: Power Hacksaw on 12-23-2016 at 09:00 PM
    Hi TintinInteresting concept for a "Mini Hacksaw".You will need to be patient as the
    performance will be very slow at that rate of cutwith the blade traveling at 3.6 metres a
    minute and only cutting o...

  • Posted in thread: band saw on 12-06-2016 at 05:36 PM
    Hi, I am looking to buy a Walker Turner 14 inch band saw for my home shop. Most of the listed
    machines are for wood working. Would using a motor speed control allow me to cut metal on this
    type of saw...

  • Posted in thread: Planning a drill press conversion, any thoughts? on 03-30-2016 at 05:33 PM
    HiThe comments that milling with a drill chuck can loosen the cutting tool are valid.In my
    early days as a lad being mentored by an engineer of of advancing years his way to prevent this
    was that you ...

  • Posted in thread: Sharpening files. on 02-20-2016 at 08:39 PM
    Hibe careful 100 amps and 50 volts will boil a few litres of the solution in a very short


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