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  1. Thread: honing

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    Agree, we hit the tenths on an everyday basis. ...

    Agree, we hit the tenths on an everyday basis. Our gauge wouldn't see or show us the hundredths.

    jack vines
  2. Thread: honing

    by PackardV8
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    We use Sunnen automotive hones and would never...

    We use Sunnen automotive hones and would never attempt to hold .00008" straight/round. Does Sunnen even suggest the machine is capable of that? Over what length are you looking to hold .00008"? ...
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    You haven't given us the fit you're wanting, but...

    You haven't given us the fit you're wanting, but in automotive machine shops we use a Sunnen hone to fit bronze bushings to specified tenths every day; the process produces a round and straight honed...
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    Those of you who've replied already spelled out...

    Those of you who've replied already spelled out the tradeoffs:

    Organizers make it easy to lay hands on a tool, but are space hogs.

    Does the box have to travel frequently? Then, it's a...
  5. Yes, Total Seal makes great rings, and will do...

    Yes, Total Seal makes great rings, and will do customs, as long as cost doesn't matter. If you have to ask, "How much?" you shouldn't bother them.

    jack vines
  6. That's not a given until we hear it from the...

    That's not a given until we hear it from the potential buyer. Everything is negotiable.

    Reason I suggested countering their time line is a friend selling an automotive machine shop is in a...
  7. Is it really to your bottom line advantage to be...

    Is it really to your bottom line advantage to be forced into a too-short timeline to be able to liquidate your assets to maximum return? If they really want the dirt, tell them it's going to take a...
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    No worries, JH. In another lifetime, I needed...

    No worries, JH.

    In another lifetime, I needed a job and asked a friend who was the sales manager at a VW/Porsche/Audi dealership. He said, "I'd never hire you to sell cars. You're interested in...
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    Can you believe an internet search will bring up...

    Can you believe an internet search will bring up several sites referring to the Subaru flat six as a V6, even with an illustration clearly showing it as a flat six?
    ...
  10. Thanks for the suggestions on workholding. ...

    Thanks for the suggestions on workholding.

    We're moving the balancer into another room and would like to consolidate the footprint of the lathe. It makes no sense to have a 4' lathe bed when the...
  11. Best small lathe type for single op faceplate work?

    In automotive engine balancing, pistons needing a few grams of stock removal are held in a three-jaw chuck with custom jaws.

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/UioAAOSwgsZc4gSg/s-l1600.jpg

    The cut...
  12. Writing rules which work for any and every...

    Writing rules which work for any and every circumstance is hard. The best all-around machinist I've ever met keeps a shaper in the corner. "There are still a few operations a shaper does better and...
  13. There's absolutely no reason start from raw stock...

    There's absolutely no reason start from raw stock to make any valve guide. The catalog has hundreds of guides for .375" valve stems. One of them is probably exactly what he needs. If not, one is...
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    Our local wheel and driveline shop had been in...

    Our local wheel and driveline shop had been in business for more than a hundred years; began repairing horse-drawn wagon wheels. When I took a slightly dinged OEM wheel into them, I noticed the...
  15. Every scrap yard is different and some of their...

    Every scrap yard is different and some of their yes/no/will/won't are really random. One large yard will let anyone look through brass/stainless/aluminum bins. However if one finds an automotive...
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    As to the risk of cracking it, in my experience,...

    As to the risk of cracking it, in my experience, heat seldom-to-never cracks cast iron. It's sudden localized cooling or sharp impact which will be fatal.

    I've had mixed success correcting warped...
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    FWIW, some years back on a project for my...

    FWIW, some years back on a project for my employer, I had occasion to present a proposal to eBay, UPS and FedEx. Tangential to the proposal, all three of them disclosed in different language they...
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    When properly seasoned and maintained, nothing...

    When properly seasoned and maintained, nothing sticks to good cast iron. Never use soap. After washing, dry immediately and always give them another wipe with bacon grease prior to storing.
    ...
  19. A Guide to Renovating the South Bend Lathe, 9" - 10"

    Mint condition copy. Amazon wants $30. This one for $15 delivered in USA.

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41HbrLRCuJL._SX385_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

    jack vines
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    [QUOTE=grandma;3437733] Don't panic; no screamer...

    [QUOTE=grandma;3437733]
    Don't panic; no screamer required.

    Actually, it just moved over to another site and is still very much active. [email protected]

    jack vines
  21. Anyone think building up via plating might work? ...

    Anyone think building up via plating might work? Haven't done it on a BMW transmission but it's worked on similar applications.

    jack vines
  22. PM sent. jack vines

    PM sent.

    jack vines
  23. Well, you and Jancy have the argument; this is...

    Well, you and Jancy have the argument; this is their nomenclature.

    jack vines
  24. To lighten the discussion of "STOP!" switches...

    To lighten the discussion of "STOP!" switches takes me back to when as broke college student, I worked 2 A.M. to 10 A.M. in a commercial bakery. When the bagging machine got a jam, within seconds,...
  25. Only slightly OT, but it fits the title and the...

    Only slightly OT, but it fits the title and the most recent post. I needed to drill and tap to 1/2"NPT in the top rail of an existing fence made of oil field sucker rod casing. Since it is in...
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