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  1. Jim, I'd be interested in your wheels. PM sent

    Jim, I'd be interested in your wheels. PM sent
  2. Great source of information, thanks for posting...

    Great source of information, thanks for posting that link.
  3. I've used phenolic, acrylic & polycarbonate. All...

    I've used phenolic, acrylic & polycarbonate. All have worked just fine, but I like being able to see thru the clear stuff
  4. I have no doubts those are fakes from the...

    I have no doubts those are fakes from the printing errors. But there are also closeouts, liquidations, plant auctions etc that can result in heavily discounted goods that can wind up on bay. Ya pay...
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    Took me a while to get back to this, but I...

    Took me a while to get back to this, but I dragged a piece of the mystery stuff over to Curbell Plastics. They were kind enuf to inform me it's nylon, possibly nylatron.

    Not sure what I could...
  6. Maybe I'm missing something (not uncommon), but...

    Maybe I'm missing something (not uncommon), but that motor looks to me like it's running in the correct direction for drilling holes.
  7. Good advice! I mostly use my 12" combo and 4"...

    Good advice! I mostly use my 12" combo and 4" double squares, both Starrett.
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    What kind of shortening did you use?

    What kind of shortening did you use?
  9. I'm aware of the Hardinge and Elgin dividing...

    I'm aware of the Hardinge and Elgin dividing heads, and am keeping my eyes open for a reasonably (to me) priced one. And I get that the B&S7 was their milling machine taper. But that was designed...
  10. Why are dividing heads still made with B&S tapers?

    Looking around at new, mostly imported small dividing heads, it seems they are all made with B&S 7 tapers. Why not 5C, which is so much more common in shops?
  11. Yes, I'm sure that's how they are produced...

    Yes, I'm sure that's how they are produced commercially. But I only need a few dozen pieces, and can't afford a large tooling or set-up charge. The cost of a custom 8-26 tap is about as much as I...
  12. Wow,this thread got weird! Thought I was asking...

    Wow,this thread got weird! Thought I was asking a simple question, was hoping for a simple answer. Thanks to those who actually addressed the topic.
  13. Don't want stainless, just a simple low carbon...

    Don't want stainless, just a simple low carbon steel.
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    You could try mounting at least 6 pieces on a...

    You could try mounting at least 6 pieces on a flat piece of just about anything and lap them all at once, as suggested above. Use a thick double face tape, maybe thin foam backed, so each of the...
  15. Looking for screw machine grade steel that can be hand forged

    I'm looking for 5/32 round steel that threads well and can also be hand forged Threads will be 8-26, cut on a Hardinge DSM, with either Geometric head or round die (depending of cost for custom 8-26...
  16. Cool video of barrel making - France 1925

    Just stumbled across this, short but very entertaining. What they can do with an axe is very impressive!

    https://www.ina.fr/video/VDD10045487/fabrication-des-tonneaux-video.html
  17. Can you suggest some specific models?

    Can you suggest some specific models?
  18. Thanks for the info. Can you recommend any...

    Thanks for the info. Can you recommend any specific media or compounds for polishing brass?
  19. Your belt will be in contact on both sides, does...

    Your belt will be in contact on both sides, does the back of an automotive belt grip as well?
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    Those are the metalworking equivalent of crop...

    Those are the metalworking equivalent of crop circles
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    I suspect this is a dumb question, but I have to...

    I suspect this is a dumb question, but I have to ask.

    Re pulling 240 single phase from a 3 phase receptacle, does it make any difference that the two 3 phases legs are 120 degrees out of phase...
  22. Paypal has worked just fine for me in all the...

    Paypal has worked just fine for me in all the years I've used it, both buying and selling. I use my credit card for buying, and when I sell something I transfer the balance out immediately.

    Wish...
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    I use both Pandora and Spotify, both charge what...

    I use both Pandora and Spotify, both charge what I consider a modest fee for access to an incredible amount of music. Well worth it, I don't have to load cds or touch anything for the entire day. ...
  24. Talk about timing, just came across this in an...

    Talk about timing, just came across this in an auction, shows screws in plate. Nowhere near as clean tho...
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    Big, old surface plate, they can go cheap at...

    Big, old surface plate, they can go cheap at auction.
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