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How do I?? / Re: Gib Strip for a Capco Surface Grinder
« Last post by Pete. on May 27, 2017, 05:08:55 AM »
Well, to be honest the top and bottom angled faces don't need to be bob-on accurate since they do no work. If you made it in one piece you could cut the bevels in multiple set-ups.
How do I?? / Re: Gib Strip for a Capco Surface Grinder
« Last post by philf on May 27, 2017, 04:43:28 AM »
If it's not a tapered gib then it must be screw and locknut. There's no reason at all why you couldn't make it in two halves.

Hi Pete,

A good idea  :thumbup: - or so I thought until I just checked the machine.

The travel is so long that one half of the gib would fall out as you were quite a way from the limit.  :(


Project Logs / Re: Stuart S50 stationary engine.
« Last post by mechman48 on May 27, 2017, 04:20:18 AM »
S50  :update:  Final tidy up of engine on simple base, doesn't look too bad at all. Hmm what to do next  :med:  still haven't decided on whether to clad the cylinder so will leave that for another time...  :wave:

CNC / Re: Cetus3D 3D Printer
« Last post by PekkaNF on May 27, 2017, 03:42:15 AM »
That is a rough start for that family. I can only imagine how worried the parents are.

I was told that my mum put us all kids in the purpose build kids pen while she was working in the barn, farther was working in the woods and farm is allaways much work. The barn was evenntually coming appart and we have to move out for a winter....I hear it was a hard winter but that is not how I remember it. It was a new exciting place and I had not started the school yet. All the stuf explore. Spring came, and us kidds were helping as we could in the new barn building site.

I heard it was rough times, but to me it was an adventure. We had to make all the little we had to do. I remeber chippinng plaster out of used tiles and straighening nails to reuse them.

Project Logs / Re: Trike
« Last post by JHovel on May 26, 2017, 10:22:27 PM »
hi. Can you be a little more specific, please? What kinds of things are required for registration that are "not ideal for building a good looking trike"?
I've been contemplating starting a trike build several times.....
How to's / Re: Tapping -- How to's and How not to's....
« Last post by Lew_Merrick_PE on May 26, 2017, 10:05:07 PM »
Here's a paper I put together on sizing pilot holes for tapping.
Announcements & Issues / Re: Rob Wilson.
« Last post by gerritv on May 26, 2017, 08:01:27 PM »
Thank you  John, much appreciated. I understand busy, no machining for last 2 months myself!

Project Logs / Re: New bowsprit
« Last post by ieezitin on May 26, 2017, 07:55:06 PM »
Nice... any pictures of your boat..

How to's / Re: Tapping -- How to's and How not to's....
« Last post by ieezitin on May 26, 2017, 07:35:47 PM »
Roll form taps.. do a great job the pilot size's are different but are available on the net.... you need a little more power to form your thread but break less if not at all.. most people don't know about roll-form taps which means e-bay sellers sell them cheap.  do your own research they are great.

Announcements & Issues / Re: Rob Wilson.
« Last post by philf on May 26, 2017, 05:55:23 PM »
I spoke with Rob today, he is ok, just been very busy of late with work commitments...Hopefully he will rejoin us soon with his latest ventures :dremel:


That's excellent news.


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