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    On my 1964 FP2, the shear pin is accessible...

    On my 1964 FP2, the shear pin is accessible through the door, opposite the operator side. It's in a shaft that pokes into the bottom of that compartment. If everything is intact, there is a spring...
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    How about Elise? Famous German name with the...

    How about Elise? Famous German name with the music to go with it


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mVW8tgGY_w
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    Single most important thing is sharpening/honing....

    Single most important thing is sharpening/honing. If you don't have something already set up, and you have a lathe, you can purchase a couple of asian diamond grinding/lapping disks (say 300 and 600...
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    Do you have scraping equipment? While the tool...

    Do you have scraping equipment? While the tool itself is simple, there is a lot that you need to start. At a minimum a scraper handle, blade(s), diamond grinding wheel, diamond-impregnated honing...
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    Ross is right that the first step is to...

    Ross is right that the first step is to straighten the gib strip. Here is how I did it for the cross slide of my Studer grinder, using the vertical head of the mill to carefully control the amount...
  6. A link to the catalog page would be appreciated....

    A link to the catalog page would be appreciated.



    If you come across carbide inserts for a 60-degree female center please post those here. I would be happy to make the centers myself from...
  7. Hi Buck, Your Amazon link points to...

    Hi Buck,



    Your Amazon link points to skateboard bearings. What did you mean to point to?

    I agreed that making an MT2 taper fitting with carbide bits inside is fairly easy. It's on my to-do...
  8. Ok, I see. I use live centers on the lathe all...

    Ok, I see.

    I use live centers on the lathe all the time but not on the grinder, because I get more precision with dead ones. The grinder came with a Gepy MT2 live center that has much less runout...
  9. These are all links to steel live centers. I am...

    These are all links to steel live centers. I am looking for a carbide hollow dead center.



    I'll first try the hollow point at the end of some of my solid carbide tooling, held in a head stock...
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    The machine and accessories look reasonable for...

    The machine and accessories look reasonable for that price. If the machine is in decent shape (ways, gearing, bearings) it's not a great deal but also not a poor one. Note that the machine uses...
  11. In the past year I have had several instances of...

    In the past year I have had several instances of steel-on-steel (standard 60 degree, not ball) going wonky. Not sure why, but this has never happened with steel on carbide. So I prefer that.
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    My backplate is a low-value part. Provided that...

    My backplate is a low-value part. Provided that I avoid the register step, there is plenty of meat there. So if I screw it up, I can try again (and again).

    Your part, a Schaublin spindle nose,...
  13. I'm not following you. I would like to get a...

    I'm not following you. I would like to get a carbide hollow-point dead center because I am finding that steel on carbide runs smoother and is less likely to give issues than steel on steel. Why...
  14. You are right, the holder is steel, intended for...

    You are right, the holder is steel, intended for a solid carbide boring bar. The seller was nice and let me cancel the order.

    I went through my collection yesterday, and found that I have some 16...
  15. What’s wrong with it? Sent from my iPhone...

    What’s wrong with it?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Ross, that makes sense, a good slip fit would be...

    Ross, that makes sense, a good slip fit would be better. Dennis, please discount what I wrote above.
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    If it's not a sore point, could you please...

    If it's not a sore point, could you please elaborate? I'd prefer to learn from your mistakes rather than my own.
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    Nice grinder! If the ways are as clean as the...

    Nice grinder! If the ways are as clean as the paint, it hasn't had much use.

    The advice to pull the chuck and clean underneath is good. Here's one long discussion about that topic:...
  19. Those solid carbide boring bars look like a...

    Those solid carbide boring bars look like a perfect source of center holes. Thank you! I've ordered a 20mm diameter one with a 3mm through hole. If I put it at the workhead side, I can just clamp...
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    The set screw will keep the thread from moving,...

    The set screw will keep the thread from moving, so I don't think you need to make that tight. One of the things that I found in the tooling cabinet that came with my mill was four brand new gib...
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    :D Sorry, my bad, I have corrected my post.

    :D



    Sorry, my bad, I have corrected my post.
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    Hi Peter, Thanks for the advice. I'm going to...

    Hi Peter,

    Thanks for the advice. I'm going to grind with the OD/face of the wheel, not with the side.

    The chuck has a small bevel (maybe 0.3mm wide) where it fits over the step in the...
  23. I would need a 300mm (12") diamond wheel to grind...

    I would need a 300mm (12") diamond wheel to grind that, something that I don't have. The MT2 tap holder is a good idea, I did not know that they even existed.
  24. As I wrote, I am not set up for inside grinding,...

    As I wrote, I am not set up for inside grinding, and don't have diamond tooling. I am confident that getting a precision polished surface and angle on a small bit of carbide is not easy.



    ER20...
  25. Hi Buck, Exactly. I have no qualifications...

    Hi Buck,



    Exactly. I have no qualifications or training as a machinist, and don't have much face-to-face contact with people who do. That's why I ask so many questions here. It really helps...
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