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    Digital Lab Scale Recommendations?

    Has anyone used one of the Chinese digital lab scales? I'm in the process of making weights for my Rockwell Superficial Hardness tester and need a scale to fine tune the finished weights. I'm only going to use the scale this once and will likely never need it again. There's a couple of scales...
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    5C Collet Set from South Bend, 1/16" to 1" - 125$

    Collets are sold 5/25/17 5C Collet Set from South Bend, 1/16" to 1" Total of 16 collets and optional shop made collet rack. I will ship the collets in a flat rate box to any US address for $125 (shipping included). The collet rack is also available, but will add significantly to the shipping...
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    Wilson Rockwell 3JS Weights

    Need the actual weight of the hanging weight of a Wilson Rockwell Superficial hardness tester, Model 3JS. Guessing the weights will be the same for the other Wilson Rockwell superficial machines of the era. I have found the weights for those on the normal machines that measure B and C scales...
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    Steel for 5C Collet Chuck Back Plate

    I'm cutting my own back plate for a Bison 5C collet chuck. From previous posts I know that the plates are made from cast iron or steel - but the steel grade is never mentioned. Is this a "anything will work" kind of application? I have a piece of 1117 and would like to use it, but would hate...
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    Polishing Plastic Wheels

    Anybody care to share their tips on polishing plastic wheels on the lathe? I'd like some ideas on tuning-up the wheels on my son's pinewood derby car. I deburred them and now they are scratched up - 600 grit does not seem to be fine enough. Are there polishing compounds for plastic?
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    Polishing Plastic Wheels

    Anybody care to share their tips on polishing plastic wheels on the lathe? I'd like some ideas on tuning-up the wheels on my son's pinewood derby car. I deburred them and now they are scratched up - 600 grit does not seem to be fine enough. Are there polishing compounds for plastic?
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    WTB: Portable hardness tester

    Looking for a portable hardness tester. Must be in working condition. Need to do Rockwell B and C scales or Brinell. Ideally I'd like an Ames or King unit, but will consider other makes. Dave
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    LPS-3 on paint

    I'm going to store some extra equipment for a couple of years. The paint is OK, but showing some rust spots at the corners and edges of the sheet metal. I am wondering if I can cover the painted surfaces with LPS-3. I use LPS-3 on cast iron table and like the results, but have never used it...
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    FS: Powermatic Tablesaw - Clev, OH

    For Sale: Powermatic Tablesaw Model 68. $1200 firm This saw is very similar to the Model 66, but will use a 10" or 12" blade. The table is also larger than the 66 (38 x 48") all cast iron made in the USA. You get a bigger, heavier duty saw for the same price as the Model 66. New 3 hp single...
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    Powermatic Sander Help

    Just got a Powermatic Model 30 sander (6" belt, 12" disk combo model) and need some infomation. Can anyone tell me the motor RPM and pully size on the original? Mine has a replacement motor and I'm double checking the last guy's work. I've found a partial listing of the owner's manual on...
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    Bar straighting in the Pacific NW

    Any one know of a steel processor that can straighten alloy and medium carbon bars (4140/1045) in the 3" to 6" dia range? The bars are stress relieved so they are not too hard. Length is in the 20' to 24' range. I have about 100,000 lbs that is out of commercial straightness that I need to...
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    Buehler Ecomet Polisher/Grinder

    Metallurgical equipment on eBay: Buehler Ecomet Polisher/Grinder in good condition. This is a bench top unit which uses 8" wheels. Item number: 4411927817 Ends Sunday
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    Jet 14" Vertical Bandsaw (clev, OH)

    Jet 14" bandsaw with riser block. Old style enclosed base. It is missing the motor and starter box but is otherwise complete. $75 firm Also have 1/2hp 3 phase gear motor for conversion of above saw for metal. Motor is 150 rpm output at shaft. $50 Firm Dave
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    Steel too hard - need help

    I send some 4140 to a customer as turned and polished hot roll. Turns out they normaly buy annealed 4140 and this is wrecking their tooling. I've asked them to try slower feeds and speeds to see if that saves the tooling. They are telling me they don't think that will work. What is the...
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    FS Rivet Precision 8" lathe

    For sale: Rivet Precision 8" lathe in good condition. It appears to be complete with all the handles unbroken or bent. Counter shafting is included, but no additional tooling. Pictures are available. The lathe is broken down and stored in my garage (so ask if you don't see something in the...
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