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by N.R. Davis
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Best choice of steel for color case hardening?
Replies: 10
Views: 11535

Re: Best choice of steel for color case hardening?

I heard 1018 works fine. Any way you can do some Test Pieces?
by N.R. Davis
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Purely hypothetical taper question
Replies: 5
Views: 2562

Re: Purely hypothetical taper question

One of my jobs for this year is to chamber a rifle barrel using a boring bar. So I plan on using the taper attachment for the body, and then switch to the compound to do the shoulder of the round. Few stub barrels to work out the bugs but should be fun!
by N.R. Davis
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Drive Belt for my 10k
Replies: 0
Views: 1648

Drive Belt for my 10k

Just got the new drive belt on and so far it is great. Long time ago I went with a Glue Up that I assembled and it gave me good service. This time Casey at IRS recommended a one peace belt from the factory. I went 7/8 " wide rather than 3/4" and doing fine. That is about all they deal in so I am gla...
by N.R. Davis
Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Tool Post Grinder
Replies: 7
Views: 2194

Re: Tool Post Grinder

No shower curtain, but being a Grumpy Old Man I will be able to keep this and my general grinders in there own room in the basement. Even will have a outside exhaust hooked up. Now for my lungs.....
by N.R. Davis
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Tool Post Grinder
Replies: 7
Views: 2194

Tool Post Grinder

This was less than what the local Used Tool place wanted for a Dumore Tool Post Grinder and I don"t have to be concerned about getting grinding grit all over my Lathe.
4 Hours to get it off the truck but what else would I be doing on a Saturday Night?
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by N.R. Davis
Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: S.B. 14 1/2 Bed Reground and back in the shop
Replies: 9
Views: 2237

Re: S.B. 14 1/2 Bed Reground and back in the shop

To answer a few questions: Shipping to and fro $260 Made a reusable crate and took the bed to the Truck Terminal so avoided Lift Gate charges and such. Picked it up there also. Grinding $600 (quote was 6 to 8 hundred) Invoice says they took off .042 They grind the bottom for a reference and then the...
by N.R. Davis
Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: S.B. 14 1/2 Bed Reground and back in the shop
Replies: 9
Views: 2237

S.B. 14 1/2 Bed Reground and back in the shop

DSCN1893.JPG Just an up date on my lathe. Sent the bed off to American Grinding and Machine in Chicago and I am very pleased with what they did. All the grinding was done in one setup so is as true to itself as their grinder is. Had a ridge on the rear way about .04 and that is gone. Have been read...
by N.R. Davis
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Way wear and lube
Replies: 48
Views: 11420

Re: Way wear and lube

My Lathe, S.B. 10K has been oiled with 80/90 Valvoline Gear Oil since new. Easy to get and I still have original Flaking on the Ways. Oh, by the way I never ever use Sandpaper or an abrasive to finish a part. Nuts about keeping it free from grit. Cover it with a heavy cloth when not in use.
by N.R. Davis
Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Way oil?
Replies: 5
Views: 1890

Way oil?

Something that has puzzled me for years. I have a S.B.10K and the smartest thing I did is have a full length oil/chip pan made up for it. Old pump , and I have LOTS of Black Pipe Threading Oil for Coolant and Cutting. So what happens to the Way Oil on the bed when I am running oil every where? Had a...
by N.R. Davis
Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 14 1/2' S.B.
Replies: 5
Views: 1970

14 1/2' S.B.

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This showed up about Midnight, I kid you not! In sections the next day and up to my shop the next. Bed stripped down and sent off for re-grinding.
Any suggestions on getting it up and running would be appreciated.
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