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by Gippeto
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:52 pm
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Re: "In the world of spuds today"

Nice acquisitions, and quite a big step up from the Sherline.

You're going to like those. 8-)
by Gippeto
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:42 am
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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
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:21 pm
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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
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:48 am
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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
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:33 pm
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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
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:40 am
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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 +/...