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  1. SmithDoor

    Tips on selecting a lathe -will it thread

    The new same South Bend Lathes they do not put back gears on the lathe. You can not put the old South Bend tooling on new lathes or even buy tooling like tapper attachment. I did know they are using plastic gears too. Dave
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    Parting tool chatter

    You find most do not read data or I do read it is internet {if it on internet it must be true or just like old days if on tv it must be true.} I have shelf of engineering books some dating back 1940's and machinist books dating back to 1920's. This group that I use. If look it is may be right...
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    Parting tool chatter

    I am glad I wrong What type of work did you do??? I started making parts for electronics projects in 1960's later model planes. I read how some are doing machining and remember doing that way. Some many think take backlash out the screw. You remember using some old lathes and mill where...
  4. SmithDoor

    Relocating head on round column mill

    I like Bridge Port Mills and if had space I would have one. Now I sell the old round mill The laser approach may be ok till head turns Dave
  5. SmithDoor

    Relocating head on round column mill

    I found the video it is very close to the way I did back in 2005. The bar he use is under size . Mind is 1 1/2" hex and I use 3/4" steel plate. Dave...
  6. SmithDoor

    Nickel plating

    This may help few https://www.instructables.com/id/High-Quality-and-safe-Nickel-Plating/ Dave
  7. SmithDoor

    Parting tool chatter

    Glad to here I would think there would a lot not of us. What type tool making did you do??? Dave
  8. SmithDoor

    Relocating head on round column mill

    That sounds close to I did stop the rotation. Did see my photos in this thread??? Dave
  9. SmithDoor

    Surrey born and bred, strong in the arm and...

    Welcome to the group. What part of world are you from??? Dave
  10. SmithDoor

    Hello from Southcoast Mass.

    Welcome to group. Hope post photos of shop Dave
  11. SmithDoor

    Relocating head on round column mill

    Sweeping the is Tram. I do not when When the call tram started. I think started hearing word in the 1990's [What is tramming in milling? Tramming ensures that the mill head is perpendicular to the mill table’s X and Y axis. This process ensures that cutting tools and the milling surfaces are...
  12. SmithDoor

    Relocating head on round column mill

    My post are for moving head up and down for changing tooling. I never want head move around the column that kill cutters and parts. The sweeping table on most is simple if find a mill you just shim under column mount. The round column mills is same as Bridge Port mills the head will auto till...
  13. SmithDoor

    Relocating head on round column mill

    I was looking something fast to do over and over that would hold accrues of most knee mill (± 0.001). Which would do for any work I ever need to do. After building and installing the torque arm I test the mill head going up and down using a Angle plate and a dial indecatar . Then lock the...
  14. SmithDoor

    Parting tool chatter

    I only found the profile on Journeyman. It did not say the type of Journeyman and he is in the UK. Dave FYI: I am a Journeyman Repair Machinist
  15. SmithDoor

    iGaging 6 inch DRO

    The dial indicator is use to check the DRO. You have slop in screw but if slide had slop some DRO do not like and skip. Dave
  16. SmithDoor

    iGaging 6 inch DRO

    Put a dial indecater and watch both and see move together. Next Try grabbing the tool post and push and pull. See if your DRO and dial moves.
  17. SmithDoor

    Faceplate Clamps

    It would be helpful to post drawings. I always purchased the largest 4 has Chuck that fit my lathe that make the work simply. But I have use face plate in past. I would need to see a photo of face plate. I should work great too. Dave
  18. SmithDoor

    Relocating head on round column mill

    In video it looks like he planing on use the rake as a keyway. The downside to a keyway is the head still moves. You need to put a lock on the keyway too. But will work I did to drill press I not care if table moved a little. Dave
  19. SmithDoor

    Parting tool chatter

    You know they use cutoff tools for over 150 years with lots of slop On most screw machines it is rake to feed the cutoff blade. Dave
  20. SmithDoor

    Relocating head on round column mill

    That lot of work for a keyway. You can use rake as a keyway which I have done on drill press. I am surprised he did not address belt slipping. Dave
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