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  1. OH! I plumb forgot about that... Matt

    OH! I plumb forgot about that...

    Matt
  2. If this is an older TOS W100A type he may have...

    If this is an older TOS W100A type he may have the spindle supports that clamp to the facing head (like 18-24”dia). In that case → HELL YES!

    They both clamp to the facing head, one clamps tight to...
  3. When power feeding I always liked to try & break...

    When power feeding I always liked to try & break chips with spade drills which generally needed feeds of .0075” or more per flute → per revolution. I much preferred a tool block on the cross slide...
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    No catalog but I linked a similar mill (working)...

    No catalog but I linked a similar mill (working) in the Ingersoll support thread.

    If left to nothing else you may be able to modify the insert seats to take supported inserts. It might need some...
  5. Looks like a big azz slot mill to me. This has...

    Looks like a big azz slot mill to me. This has been posted here before.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf6tokKwKFg

    Good luck,
    Matt
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    Not worthless & not prolly cheap. A traceable...

    Not worthless & not prolly cheap. A traceable accelerometer (good) is very expensive.

    Never seen one in a toolholder but the tech has been useful since the beginning of the jet age when just...
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    @ Tallen, good chance your welder is in “synergic...

    @ Tallen, good chance your welder is in “synergic mode” where the user adjusts one knob and the machine decides the other settings. The main advantage (old timey) was for somebody to set the machine...
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    I’m not going to put my name on the inspection...

    I’m not going to put my name on the inspection report but I just tried that with my starrett 120A 9” caliper & could tell a difference (hard to resolve it correctly though). I had a lot of trouble...
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    You’ll get it. In the meantime attached below is...

    You’ll get it. In the meantime attached below is lost motion in a machine tool from Caterpillar U.

    Although CNC doesn’t have exactly the same problem as the old screws, most WILL yeild more easily...
  10. Since when did “old school” not include...

    Since when did “old school” not include fundamentals (& maybe some intermediate stuff tossed in)?

    I take Don at his word wherein one of his first videos (posted here) he said he wanted to give...
  11. I can’t imagine the owners were worried about...

    I can’t imagine the owners were worried about somebody stealing their repair type business, more likely is the worry of a customer seeing a video & questioning about how much time they were charged...
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    I believe he was saying the tool is always...

    I believe he was saying the tool is always advanced “toward” the new value. So that means when setting you touch off on the 0.625” bore and “move plus” in the same axis direction to enlarge the bore....
  13. I think both the optical and the end measuring...

    I think both the optical and the end measuring system went on more or less the same way. There were 2 spot faced areas with tapped holes on the knee you could clamp most anything to.

    They also had...
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    In post #1 last image, if that’s the view I’d get...

    In post #1 last image, if that’s the view I’d get with jewelers glasses on you can divide inside of 5’, one minute would be a stretch though. I think it’s a parallax resistant feature. The one in...
  15. Yes, they’re for end measuring rods reading in...

    Yes, they’re for end measuring rods reading in tenths. I suppose ID mics would kinda work (to .001”) if you made some sleeves for the troughs.

    As an aside, (may have been stated here before) it...
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    I think the OP was happy with the setup clamps he...

    I think the OP was happy with the setup clamps he was linked to. Anyway I looked at the shop for my dog-bone clamps & found one of the small ones. The longer ones are maybe 10” OAL & this one 7 & ˝”....
  17. I remember conversations years back about...

    I remember conversations years back about paraffin base vs asphalt base motor oils, they seemed to go on forever…

    I remembered I had some permatex super lube teflon grease at the shop & it really...
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    I seriously agree with (it’s litlerob1 now???) on...

    I seriously agree with (it’s litlerob1 now???) on the chuck pressure. After “you tubing” one similar it doesn’t look to be a high duty production machine… Onesie-twosie’s or prototype, it looks...
  19. Nicely worded EPA! You never know what you need...

    Nicely worded EPA! You never know what you need till you get there, & there’s the other thing, WTF do you do if a bridge is 300’ over water??? You can’t carry it to the shop.:bawling:

    We used to...
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    To add to muds' response above, if you get the...

    To add to muds' response above, if you get the recipe right the feeder doesn't have to start & stop. I used to tool steel weld with a constant feed to overlay for needle bearings (ground to size...
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    This^^^^ Not all tool flex, it goes through...

    This^^^^

    Not all tool flex, it goes through the whole machine structure to some extent. A #60 taper likely would break that endmill but will still show a little flexing in the machine tool. A 2"...
  22. I’m a bit intrigued that a toolmaker or old-timey...

    I’m a bit intrigued that a toolmaker or old-timey detailer (draftsman – engineer) hasn’t replied to this topic with “why don’t you just lay this out”? For tool & die makers this is where they really...
  23. ^ Agree, few go to IMTS show and as a receiver of...

    ^ Agree, few go to IMTS show and as a receiver of American Machinist until they went online I wonder how many bother to look at that…

    Vendors might as well wander out to the hen-house & see if...
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    It’s easier to drive a nail with a hammer but if...

    It’s easier to drive a nail with a hammer but if all you have is a crescent wrench you can drive a nail with it if you want to, and the wrench IS adjustable... (YOU adjust to the v-block, after you...
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    Glad you beat it down it Nerdlinger! I...

    Glad you beat it down it Nerdlinger!



    I mean 1144 & other doped free machining steels break easy, if the tool geometry is good there’s no need for chip breakers or molded or foolish looking...
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