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by Gippeto
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Waste oil burner
Replies: 17
Views: 3048

Re: Waste oil burner

The former of course lol.

Was an enjoyable show in it's day..chock full of "manly manliness", "moar power" and tool girl hotness...Debby Dunning had it going on, Pam Anderson wasn't too bad either. ;)
by Gippeto
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Waste oil burner
Replies: 17
Views: 3048

Re: Waste oil burner

It IS kind of fun...playing with fire and molten metal is somewhat...primal. 8-) Would do a "Tim Taylor" quote here, but you're all likely too young to remember and grasp the humor lol.

Have been casting aluminum for a while now...very useful.
by Gippeto
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: JSR's workshop chronicles
Replies: 26
Views: 3317

Re: JSR's workshop chronicles

I think the biggest issue is loosing some travel with the tail stock. It's a bit tight to adjust the cross slide gibs as well.

https://warcoblog.com/2016/10/05/how-to-fit-dro-lathe/

https://www.model-engineer.co.uk/forums ... p?th=87648
by Gippeto
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: JSR's workshop chronicles
Replies: 26
Views: 3317

Re: JSR's workshop chronicles

Digging into that link posted earlier...and taking off on tangents like MF'er lol. (Focus you fack! lol) If only you had access to a machine capable of turning cylindrical features... :lol: If only eh? The machines are (I believe) made by Weise...conversion parts may be available from there if a fel...
by Gippeto
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: JSR's workshop chronicles
Replies: 26
Views: 3317

Re: JSR's workshop chronicles

Sweet! So... do you just butt it up to the ways to make sure it's parallel? Slap it on, eyeball it straight to the ways and get after it. If you look across one straight item at another, it's fairly easy to see relatively minor angles of "off kilter"....and I'm under no pretense that I'm holding +/...
by Gippeto
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: JSR's workshop chronicles
Replies: 26
Views: 3317

Re: JSR's workshop chronicles

It's attached to the ways of the lathe, the bar moves for and aft with the carriage due to the single magnet on the end...much like the one you linked, just with magnets.
by Gippeto
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: JSR's workshop chronicles
Replies: 26
Views: 3317

Re: JSR's workshop chronicles

Nothing near as classy...or time consuming. I cut some bits off with the dremel, and glued on some magnets...only the lowest of low tech in my shop. https://i.imgur.com/1Knqf7vl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/TiqXgvUl.jpg Would think lapping compound to be a bad idea. No way of guaranteeing that you'll remo...
by Gippeto
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: JSR's workshop chronicles
Replies: 26
Views: 3317

Re: JSR's workshop chronicles

I rarely use the compound unless cutting tapers. For longitudinal turning, any misalignment will throw diameters off. I actually have one qctp setup that mounts directly to the cross slide...no compound at all. Chamfers and threading are accomplished by tool geometry alone. For the diy dro, I'm usin...
by Gippeto
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: "In the world of spuds today"
Replies: 2411
Views: 136671

Re: "In the world of spuds today"

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Unboxing pics of machine tool related"stuff" is mandatory...just sayin. :)
by Gippeto
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: "In the world of spuds today"
Replies: 2411
Views: 136671

Re: "In the world of spuds today"

If you find "chunks" or an excess amount, a fellow would be wise to tear it right down. Significant investment, and "An ounce of prevention..." as the saying goes. The oil coming out of mine was reasonably clean.

You might also consider adding a magnet to the drain plugs.
by Gippeto
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: "In the world of spuds today"
Replies: 2411
Views: 136671

Re: "In the world of spuds today"

Manual recommends the following: ten days after the machine is put into normal use, it is necessary to change the oil in the headstock. Do you think that's enough? Changed the oil in mine before I ran it in and after. Now change it yearly. Doesn't hold much oil so it's cheap insurance. Don't forget...
by Gippeto
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: "In the world of spuds today"
Replies: 2411
Views: 136671

Re: "In the world of spuds today"

@Lab, Not sure which vise you're referring to. I've not bothered to actually measure, but have not had any problems. The new one does lift enough to loosen the parallel despite adjustment. Snugging in stages and some love taps with a dead blow is standard practice to counter this. ;) I do have a 2" ...
by Gippeto
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: compact precision launcher
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

Re: compact precision launcher

Lays the hurt on the soda can nicely. 8-)
by Gippeto
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: "In the world of spuds today"
Replies: 2411
Views: 136671

Re: "In the world of spuds today"

I actually have the 4" version of that tilting vise from BusyBee...it's a Groz, and quite nice really. It does suck up a lot of the z height though, and only gets used VERY rarely. I bought one of these a few weeks back, after looking at it in the Edmonton store. https://www.busybeetools.com/product...
by Gippeto
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: "In the world of spuds today"
Replies: 2411
Views: 136671

Re: "In the world of spuds today"

Tooling up will get ya lol.

But the shopping is fun. ;)