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Forum: Machining Today, 12:32 PM
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Welp. I broke the lathe today. Set up to chase...

Welp. I broke the lathe today. Set up to chase some metric threads in a piston to clean them up, and at the end went to disengage the half nut, and by bad habit in gaged the feed lever instead....
Forum: Shop & Safety Today, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
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Ouch. Good reminder for everyone else to rig up...

Ouch. Good reminder for everyone else to rig up some sort of lifting system.


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Forum: Fabrication Yesterday, 12:18 PM
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‘‘Tis a good day indeed! Sent from my...

‘‘Tis a good day indeed!


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-12-2017, 09:43 PM
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Sounds like it was a good day! Sent from...

Sounds like it was a good day!


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Forum: Fabrication 12-12-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,756
Posted By toprecycler
Cut an old paint can apart into shin strips. They...

Cut an old paint can apart into shin strips. They are about .005 thick. Add to whatever you need to thickness. Might have to replace them as they wear out though. Steel banding is about .030.

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Forum: Welding 12-12-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By toprecycler
Hopefully if you stick with Lincoln or miller,...

Hopefully if you stick with Lincoln or miller, you should not need any main board parts. That is why they cost so much. Or they will stand behind their welders down the road, at least for the 3 year...
Forum: Fabrication 12-12-2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By toprecycler
Angle probably does not matter much. Just get it...

Angle probably does not matter much. Just get it long enough so you can almost jackknife the trailer 90 degrees before the tongue hits the tires of the four wheeler. That would be my intention. I...
Forum: Machining 12-10-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By toprecycler
Milling Vice ??

Just a thought. If you need if for mainly one operation, could you buy a quick change tool post, and modify one of the tool holders to hold the shaft you need to cut the keys in. The tool post would...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-07-2017, 06:22 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,164
Posted By toprecycler
Thanks Rod. I went back to previous page to see...

Thanks Rod. I went back to previous page to see if they showed up this morning, and they were still not there. I switch between pages, ( I have it setup to display 20 posts per page so post 160...
Forum: Machining 12-07-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 861
Posted By toprecycler
Couple more insert tool holders came in...

Couple more insert tool holders came in yesterday. I am finding out that I would like a dozen more holders though. They are nice to just switch out real fast. 142449


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Forum: Fabrication 12-06-2017, 11:02 PM
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Posted By toprecycler
Looks great! Nice way to add some flair to the...

Looks great! Nice way to add some flair to the cooking.


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-06-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,164
Posted By toprecycler
Ok. Off topic here, but I am not seeing post 159...

Ok. Off topic here, but I am not seeing post 159 and 160 on my SFT app on my iphone. [emoji35] the only way I knew Gerry replied was when Chris quoted his post. Can anyone tell me why, besides using...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-06-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,164
Posted By toprecycler
Nice tip. Sent from my iPhone using...

Nice tip.


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Forum: Shop & Safety 12-06-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,140
Posted By toprecycler
Is your shop heated in the winter? How will they...

Is your shop heated in the winter? How will they start in freezing temps? Right now about half my fluorescents will not light, until I get some heat going.


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Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 12-06-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By toprecycler
You could always do what a scrapper up here did...

You could always do what a scrapper up here did on his aluminum furnace. He would put a couple weed burners on the propane tank to help with gas evaporation. Interesting to see burn marks on the big...
Forum: Welding 12-03-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By toprecycler
Also sounds like they have solar panels that...

Also sounds like they have solar panels that recharge internal batteries. Try to store them in lighted areas?


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Forum: Machining 11-28-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 861
Posted By toprecycler
Christmas came early for me. In addition to the...

Christmas came early for me. In addition to the new tool post and holders, got a new light, and 6” digital mics.

I had to machine the base plate of the tool post to fit the compound slot though....
Forum: Machining 11-28-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 861
Posted By toprecycler
Thank you Graywynd for your comments. It is...

Thank you Graywynd for your comments. It is helping me to remember my early teaching and helping me get into the full time machining groove. And I am picking up new pointers with everyone commenting,...
Forum: Machining 11-28-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 861
Posted By toprecycler
Ron, thank you for the homework. I need to do...

Ron, thank you for the homework. I need to do some research on the insert bits we have at the shop, I now realize.[emoji4] There are a lot to choose from. Nice thing is, if I think there is a...
Forum: Machining 11-28-2017, 12:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 861
Posted By toprecycler
Here is a drawing I made up for a hammer design....

Here is a drawing I made up for a hammer design. Give me practice building from a blue print too, even though I don’t think we do that much. Mostly just measure and copy worn out shafts to rebuild...
Forum: Machining 11-27-2017, 11:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 861
Posted By toprecycler
29 degrees is what I remember too. No CNC for me....

29 degrees is what I remember too. No CNC for me.

The shop bought a new lathe 2 years ago I think. They scrapped out one to make room, (wish I would have been able to get that one) The senior...
Forum: Machining 11-27-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 861
Posted By toprecycler
One thing that sticks in my mind about having the...

One thing that sticks in my mind about having the compound setcatv30 degrees is that for every .001 you turn that in, it will cut .0005 or 1/2 in a facing cut. Helps when you need to make a part a...
Forum: Machining 11-27-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 861
Posted By toprecycler
Thanks for the reminder of this thread, Ted. ...

Thanks for the reminder of this thread, Ted.


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Forum: Machining 11-27-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 861
Posted By toprecycler
This is where I am thinking I messed up. I did...

This is where I am thinking I messed up. I did not verify that the bit was square to the work. I did take lighter cuts near the end though. Thanks for the reply.



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Forum: Machining 11-27-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 861
Posted By toprecycler
Single v bit. Three cutting edges on insert, dull...

Single v bit. Three cutting edges on insert, dull one and rotate as needed.

I think they will cut more with lathe just because? This one could have used a die just as easily. I guess sometimes,...
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