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    Anyone here know about machining HSS?

    Wondering if anyone here has done any machining and hardening of HSS like M2 or M4. I've never worked with the stuff. It's expensive, so I'd rather not invest the money, if it's going to be impossible with my equipment. I have an idea for a circle cutter (similar to a trepanning tool) that...
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    Anyone know about shrink fitting tools?

    Hi everyone. Anyone here know about shrink fitting cutters and drillbits into steel shafts? The other day I needed do drill some very accurately placed, .147" diameter holes in a cast chassis with tall (3") side walls. As some of the holes were located within 3/8" of the side walls, a jobber...
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    Shaft joining question...

    Hi everyone. I am making a tap extension for my work. I have to braze the shaft to the tap holder, and don't have that much experience with brazing. I want the tool to hold up to the torque I am going to apply. I figured since this application might be similar to welding a flywheel to a...
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    Hello from NY

    Hi, I'm afraid I am not a home machinist. I operate a model shop for my employer, a small manufacturer. I design and build test fixtures and tooling, and maintain our equipment and facilities. However, as there is no one else here with machining experience, I seek help outside. So in that...
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    Any Hardinge DV-59 users out there? Problem with facing operation.

    This probably sounds like a beginner question, but I'm not a beginner. I don't do a lot of facing of large diameter stock, because I have such a small machine, a Hardinge DV-59. I'm trying to face 2" diameter CRS. This particular bar cuts very well. Almost like a free machining leaded...
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