I walked though the machine shop at work yesterday and was a little displeased to see this.
The power was on and the lathe was in gear.
These days I'm the manager of a CNC secondary machining department.
I also do the purchasing for plant maintenance.
The maintenance guys come...
I've used that trick.
Thanks for sharing it here!
I was working the day shift in the CNC department, dreading the day ahead.
The job was a thin...
My lathe is getting old. (So Am I!)
Things start to wear out.
My 3 jaw chuck runs out about .002" now.
If I'm making a part that needs to be...
"They don't make em like that anymore" !!!!
Great find Dave! [IMG]
Rule of thumb:
Buy the biggest lathe your hobby budget allows.
The smallest lathes come with challenges that can be frustrating,
but they are...
3 jaw chucks are not really precision things.
They get bumped, banged, abused and go out of round.
There is a way to fix that.
Even in an out of...
In my day job I purchase from MSC almost every day and from Enco
I wasn't are of a connection between the two companies.
That was a golf ball on top that flew, not the thundermug.
That thing weighs more than I'd want to have flying around the back yard.
That looks like a bad example of homemade flash powder. :eek:
You wouldn't want to use flash powder in a signal canon. It could become a bomb....
Actually I saw it here: http://www.pyrocreations.com/salute_cannons
Lower area of that page.
I'm in my 6th week of recovery from back surgery and I'm getting bored.
When I get bored, I usually end up getting into trouble.
And Patience! ;)
There's nothing worse than roughing out an eccentric quickly to find it's moved and you have to
start all over again.
Beautiful work! :bow:
I do a little bit of smithing for family and close friends, but liability concerns limit it to that.
I love poking holes in paper targets and knocking down threatening empty soup cans.
I recently purchased this import clone of a Commander size...
We had a couple hundred parts at work that wouldn't accept the Go-Gage after being plated.
I purchased a special size drill bit to drill-ream the...
I was no student when I made a "part" that looked a lot like that.
At the time I had about 20 years experience.
Simple pins with a chamfer on...
I have used boring bars for facing applications and facing tools for boring shallow bores.
It's not something I'd recommend, but sometimes you...
The BIG things will get you too if you get reckless.
I was drilling 1-1/2" hole in a compacting ram to prepare it for tapping on a Carlton 8' X...
When you work in a job shop, speed will keep or cost you your job.
Some machinists take medium rough cuts and depend on one finish cut being...
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