What's new

Recent content by Fal Grunt

  1. Fal Grunt

    Where to buy small stock? Alternate vendors?

    Moderators, feel free to move this if you think there may be better exposure somewhere else. I am looking for a supplier of small sizes of bar stock. Some background: I have a part I will be making that preferably would be made from an alloy steel. It will be heat treated 40-50 Rc and will...
  2. Fal Grunt

    Free Carbon Electrodes

    Sorry for the delay, the boxes are going out today. I should have enough to fill one more large flat rate box (maybe more?)
  3. Fal Grunt

    Tool and Die shop for sale Fremont CA

    I’ve heard it a lot but not in the used machine tool industry. A well known seller buys his goods publicly at auction, pays a premium for them, and pays with cash. Gets a receipt and invoice. Then sells those goods, again, online and publicly, makes some money and looses some money. I watch...
  4. Fal Grunt

    Free Carbon Electrodes

    I ground carbon plates for a powdered metal press one summer. I came home every day black as a coal miner. Even with a respirator that crap filled your nose and you could taste it for days. Even with a dust collector it made a layer over the entire shop. You have a great idea, but frankly if I...
  5. Fal Grunt

    south bend heavy 10 tool room lathe

    Can you confirm the spindle bore diameter and do you have the ability to load it?
  6. Fal Grunt

    Tool and Die shop for sale Fremont CA

    If I could, I would. I've talked to several spindle shops and I have not found anyone willing to rebuild it. Sopko, my go to for spindle work, was as helpful as they could be, they got me two of the three bearings, and they gave me some pointers and things to look for.
  7. Fal Grunt

    Free Carbon Electrodes

    Message me your address and i'll fill a large flat rate box. Those are what.... $20-$25? Send me payment when you get them.
  8. Fal Grunt

    Tool and Die shop for sale Fremont CA

    A few years ago I made the trek to Indiana to buy a Kearney Trecker 2d from a mold shop. The guy had a stack of Harig's and asked if I wanted one. My trailer was already full, with the 2D and a B&S 2A Horizontal that I picked up on the way in Toledo. I asked him how much and he wanted $800ea...
  9. Fal Grunt

    Free Carbon Electrodes

    Message me your address and i'll fill a large flat rate box. Those are what.... $20-$25? Send me payment when you get them.
  10. Fal Grunt

    Free Carbon Electrodes

    I have two large bins full of large carbon electrodes. Won’t bore you with the details or story, but suffice to say they need a home. They are free for pickup in NE Ohio, (I’d like to keep the bins themselves) or I can ship USPS flat rate for the cost of shipping.
  11. Fal Grunt

    Low volume suggestions workholding / pallet for round stock on mill

    It is not so much the tolerance. Originally I thought I could get away with machining the profile from the sides, ie on a tombstone, machine one end on the Y+ side, machine the profile on the Z+ side, machine the other end on the Y- side. This would let me use a small pin as a stop on the...
  12. Fal Grunt

    Low volume suggestions workholding / pallet for round stock on mill

    I've put some thought into this and I can't see how to make the index work. If I put the round parts in to index to work from both sides, I don't see a good way to put them against stops for length. The current batch I am running standing up, 5 per jaw, in a 2 station orange vise, similar to...
  13. Fal Grunt

    Low volume suggestions workholding / pallet for round stock on mill

    No they need to be stood on end for one operation. The other end can be done from the sides. I'm thinking a row of op one up one side, and a row of op two up the other. If I can cram 2 sets I might do that. This is a good suggestion, and I thought about that, but I don't have a 4th as of yet...
  14. Fal Grunt

    Low volume suggestions workholding / pallet for round stock on mill

    There are several milled features, both side(on the end) and end milling. I think I put plus or minus .003" on diameters, the current batch seems to run -.003 to -.004. I'll see what the local Swiss shop comes up with and if it is outlandish, I'll have you do up a quote. Twin Spindle lathe...
  15. Fal Grunt

    Low volume suggestions workholding / pallet for round stock on mill

    I have a customer who wants me to quote 1000, 2500, and 5000 pcs for a part that I am currently making for them. The parts are a simple 3" long, 1/2" dia cylinder that gets milled on both ends. This part is on the bottom end of the spectrum I hate to play, that is, cost is more important than...
Top