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  1. ninefinger

    Holding small square stock for lathe operations?

    Let me lay out my particular issue. I have an 8" 4 jaw that just won't clamp down on 3/16" square stock so I can make one end cylindrical and drill and tap for 2-56. I've tried a slit collet in the three jaw, one steel and one aluminum and they have all ended in the little bit coming free...
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    Drill organization and similar

    So the question is how do you organize your drills for storage and ease of access? I've looked at lots of shop pictures on this forum and others and I never see the drill bits! Lots of machines (drill presses, mills and lathes) but never the cutting tools that go in them. Where do you hide /...
  3. ninefinger

    Help cutting thin cooling fins

    Hi all, Now that I built myself a carriage stop to help with fin spacing I decided to have a go at cutting some fins of the same spacing and depth as called for in my engine build. They are rather thin and closely spaced (0.3mm thick, 0.6mm gap) which translates to ~ 0.012" thick fins and a...
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    A carriage stop for my SM 1334 lathe

    I decided that I would either build a few aids, buy a DRO or go full on CNC to help me produce the cylinders for my radial engine build. I started with option 1 so here it is - a carriage stop with 8 positions. That should help me get some even fin spacing on the cylinders - 16 fins per...
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    Opinions on power connections for home shop machines

    I'm looking for opinions and advice regarding connecting power to my new to me lathe and my mill. What is the "proper" electrical connections to make? Hard wired with conduit and armored cable? Or is it acceptable to use a suitable plug and flex cord? Or either one is right? This is for Canada...
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    Standard Modern 1334 lathe

    Hi All, I am about to become the new owner of a used Standard Modern 1334 lathe. I am scheduled to pick it up this Saturday morning. A couple of questions: Does anyone have an exploded view of this lathe - I've tried Google with so many variations on "Standard Modern" that I'm sick but no...
  7. ninefinger

    wet sanding on a surface plate

    Hi all, I'm trying to do some wet sanding using 400 and 600 wet/dry paper on a piece of flat granite (floor tile). The issue I have is the sandpaper keeps curling up on me, and then I catch it with a sharp corner of what I'm sanding and rip it. >:( Does anybody have some simple trick to keep...
  8. ninefinger

    Monarch 10EE for my basement?

    Saw this posted on another site, might be the only way I can afford and get a Monarch 10EE into my basement! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-24-25SCALE-VINTAGE-TOOL-ROOM-LATHE-GARAGE-DIORAMA-/180797608039?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a18609067&clk_rvr_id=311022210575&afsrc=1 Definitely looks...
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    1/6 scale 9 cylinder radial build

    OK, this is going to be a really slow build so I thought it more appropriate to make a thread here as a work in progress. I'll go back and add info to my thread in "engines from castings" when I'm all done in a couple of years... OK, for this months progress report I had a go at the crankcase...
  10. ninefinger

    1/4 scale Wright Whirlwind J-5

    Hi guys, Well I've done it again. I have bought another set of castings for a 9 cylinder radial engine and I've barely started to build the one I have (1/6 P&W Wasp Jr.) Anyways, wanted to let people know that these castings are still available - and the seller in Sweden is a pleasure to deal...
  11. ninefinger

    1/6 P&W R-985 Wasp Jr by Bob Roach / Vernal Engineering

    Hi Guys, Now that I'm almost done converting my cnc mill I'm into the early stages of building my engine from these castings - heads / pistons / intake ring / front case / valve covers / Somewhat surprisingly I haven't found any others on this forum who have this kit - anybody out there...
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