Machining is a fascinating subject. WHAT HAVE YOU MACHINED GUYS? WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO MACHINE? WHATS THE WORST MACHINING RELATED INJURY YOU'VE EVER SEEN OR SUSTAINED? WHAT WAS YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE PROJECT AND WHY? DISCUSS, TALK SHIT, SHARE INTERESTING PLANS ETC. ETC. ETC.
and now my real questions... I might be able to get my hands on a Smithy brand CB-1239 combo mill/lathe/drill press sometime in the next couple of months.
The lathe chuck is seized up really bad(need a hammer to turn the chuck key), where can I find a replacement and how much can I expect to pay for it?
it doesn't have a mill chuck, where can I get one?
the belts that turn the lathe are missing, will automotive V-belts work?
the table doesn't move untill you've turned the handle 22/25 of a full turn is this normal? if it isn't normal, can it be fixed?
this thing has probably been sitting in the back of a warehouse for the better part of a decade or two, what sort of parts would deteriorate on something like this?
seems like there's a pdf manual. read it. parts connections should be standard (morse tapers/etc.)
>The lathe chuck is seized up really bad(need a hammer to turn the chuck key), where can I find a replacement and how much can I expect to pay for it? shoot carb cleaner between the jaws and the chuck take it off with the bolts on the back you may just have to clean it up
>it doesn't have a mill chuck, where can I get one? enco or msc or ebay
>the belts that turn the lathe are missing, will automotive V-belts work? they're probably standard belts. check the manual.
>the table doesn't move untill you've turned the handle 22/25 of a full turn is this normal? >if it isn't normal, can it be fixed? is it loose or hard to turn? hard to turn, find the slide lock, unlock it. or the gibs are too tight loose - broken gears?
>this thing has probably been sitting in the back of a warehouse for the better part of a decade or two, what sort of parts would deteriorate on something like this?
nothing much. will have to clean out lube and relube everything.
>>952865 Take the chuck off the lathe, try cleaning it up.
Soaking in Diesel will usually loosen up the old grease or dried out oil.
The jaws are often numbered to correspond to slots, just reassemble the same way.
If you've pulled the jaws and it's still stiff, find a bit of keystock the same size as the key, chuck it in a drill and while douching it out with penetrating oil, run the drill forward and backward to free it from the dried grease or rust.
A lot of mini lathes use large O... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Have been hit in the forehead by a few brad nails, every time that shit happens I shit just a little. Worst had to be a sprained ankle from falling downstairs with a miter saw. Bruise ran most of the length of my foot on both sides, I think it was only as bad as it was because I was trying to save the saw, but either way it hurt for probably half a year.
I once seen a guy slap a chunk 2x6 on his lap, then he ran circ saw saw into it... His face was priceless when he realized what he had done Never seen him again. Same job I watched a guy set his pants on fire from sparks off the qui kcut.
When I was 16 and a mouthy little shit the concreters I was working with told me not to start the quick cut I didn't listen it went up it went down through my boot just in-between my big toe and the toe next to it doc said a cm either way and I would of lost a toe
Literally any fucking box shaped object at all. Or no box. You could very easily make a tall planter out of wood and create a false bottom where you mount your shit and ventilate it as much as you want. You can mount it in your wall. You can mount the components inside the desk cabinet.
For what purpose? Is it worth it? I'm looking up info on earthen insulation r value and, given the problems with sealing against water penetration and the shear volume of earth to be moved, it makes so much more sense to just put in a couple inches of insulation above ground.
Wanted to keep the OP short, but here are my observations so far:
1. They used to all suck, but they're getting better all the time. I would never go back to incandescent. 2. They are expensive. I'm OK with that, but there are so many brands it is impractical for one person to compare 20 of them. 3. At the stores they are in packaging that does not lend itself to quickly testing for fitness. 4. Some are great for close up but all I have used are mediocre at best for longer distances. 5. Because I lose these a lot and I would like to have one for... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Im refinishing an old rifle, and now that ive gotten it stripped of the old chipping lacquer the wood is in great shape aside from some nicks and dings, Ive had a couple of options kicking around but im sick of the same walnut finish/tung oil/BLO/boring classic refinish for old rifles. But then again I dont want it to be shit i regret the moment I start. The wood is birch with fairly regular grain, ive read that birch dosent take a stain readily and seeing as its 80+ years old, i cant help but think itd help. whatever im going to do id like to do a hard laquer over it just so... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>973107 This, cheapest way to get something like that is to scavenge from some scrap yard, they'll sell you a scrap bit of steel dirt cheap and it doesn't exactly have to be complicated so you'll pretty much be guaranteed to find something to fit the bill.
If you haven't layed bricks before, take your time setting up the area, making sure it's level and get your string lines and plumbs in order, nothing worse than having to rush or stop in the middle because something is out of whack and ending... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So I'm needing to replace the thermistor on my hotend, and the factory one was taped on with teflon/PTFE tape. Will just any old teflon tape do? I have a bunch of the kind used for plumbing/irrigation.
Also, something I didn't think about was that the thermistor has a socket on the end of it. Do these things release somehow? I have a bunch of the metal bits, forgot what they're called, but they're pretty stuck inside there. Currently I just bent the leads of the new thermistor so they'd wrap around the (male)... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.
This is a 4chan archive - all of the content originated from them. If you need IP information for a Poster - you need to contact them. This website shows only archived content.
If a post contains personal/copyrighted/illegal content you can contact me at email@example.com with that post and thread number and it will be removed as soon as possible.