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by BadDog
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lathe cutoff tool
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Lathe cutoff tool

Absolutely agreed. That's why I run those inserts.
by BadDog
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lathe cutoff tool
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Lathe cutoff tool

That depends on the insert. As I recall, you can get them with a left, right, or center bias. The ones I have for my Sandvik blade leave the tit on the material, not the drop/part.
by BadDog
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: I bought an adjustable 3 Jaw chuck
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: I bought an adjustable 3 Jaw chuck

I've got some big chucks, and yes, a cradle is pretty much mandatory to protect lathe, chuck, and operator. I made mine with scrap 2x4s or 2x6s for big tippy 12" and 15" 4 jaws. Bottom was notched to fit the v-way. Built up on top of that with whatever handy (1x, plywood, etc) to take up most of the...
by BadDog
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying a 4 jaw chuck
Replies: 19
Views: 873

Re: Buying a 4 jaw chuck

When a chuck is too large to grip the work piece, you can make a split bushing to adapt. I've used an aluminum drop a few inches long, face and drill/bore to provide slip fit, mark Jaw 1 and orientation so you can put it back the same way, use bandsaw (etc) to make a slit down one side opposite jaw ...
by BadDog
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boyar Shultz table stop
Replies: 16
Views: 1382

Re: Boyar Shultz table lock

Thank you. Not sure why those points didn't occur to me, and I was stuck with tunnel vision on their application, but clearly of value. I've even got a sharpening fixture, but haven't used it yet. If I had done so, I'm pretty sure the purpose would have been too obvious for even me to miss. It's bee...
by BadDog
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: K&T is home!
Replies: 9
Views: 703

Re: K&T is home!

Very nice, congrats. I always wanted one of those with the universal table. Wanted, not need, but still... :roll: :lol:
by BadDog
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Show us your lathe!
Replies: 440
Views: 148153

Re: Show us your lathe!

And they (power companies) actively discourage use of 3 phase even when it's available right on the property. I'm not a lineman and not certain it's literally on my drop transformer (all underground too), but my neighbor 2 houses over (maybe 150 yards max) runs a business out of his shop and told me...
by BadDog
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boyar Shultz table stop
Replies: 16
Views: 1382

Re: Boyar Shultz table lock

Ahh. Thanks for the explanation.

Not something I've had occasion to need so far. I'm just a grinding neophyte, still at the point where I only know enough to know there is a WHOLE lot that I don't know.
by BadDog
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 1141 HR - any advice on this stuff??
Replies: 9
Views: 1077

Re: 1141 HR - any advice on this stuff??

Or get a set of those hardness checking files?
by BadDog
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boyar Shultz table stop
Replies: 16
Views: 1382

Re: Boyar Shultz table lock

Sorry, my junker has the push-pull. But it seems either style is rather easy enough to make without reference to original (even if the goal is to pass as original). I'll also add (and display my ignorance) that I never understood the purpose of those stops on a manual machine. It's not like you can ...
by BadDog
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Tactical error....
Replies: 11
Views: 929

Re: Tactical error....

I haven't done that (yet), but I suspect my response would have been substantially less PG...
by BadDog
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinist's Level help
Replies: 88
Views: 5448

Re: Machinist's Level help

I'm a bit confused with some of the commentary on using various reference planes. For calibrating a very sensitive level, you are going to have to use a very rigid surface that is close to level within the range of the vial. Otherwise, even if the bubble is reading on the scale, once you turn it, it...