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GENERAL DISCUSSION TO INCLUDE OFF TOPIC / Re: What did you buy today?
« Last post by Jake Parker on January 15, 2021, 03:55:50 PM »
2 new additions to the shop.
A huge horizontal bandsaw and an equally big press!!
The welding shop they came from built some heavy duty in feed and out feed tables.
Not gloating or bragging, but it was $300 for the pair.

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The press has done 2 jobs so far doing some shaft straightening. It has paid for itself. I sold the 20 ton press for about the same money I had in it (bought it on sale) so Im money ahead!!
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GENERAL DISCUSSION TO INCLUDE OFF TOPIC / Re: What did you buy today?
« Last post by Terrywerm on January 15, 2021, 03:49:46 PM »
Ya, they are hard to find at a reasonable price, but something like what you bought will often get a person through a tough spot, and not at a bad price, either. The one that I got has some issues with the insulation on the wires going into the motor. Very brittle and flaking off with every move, so some motor surgery is on the menu at the moment.  Taking pics as I go so that I have some good stuff for the renewal thread.


Oh, and thanks for the 'nice find' kudos.


What is interesting is that I found a Dumore online that has the exact same base, upright, and table, but not the same headstock. This one has a rotary table with indexing numbers attached on top of the standard table. I could remove it, but I don't really see a need to do so. I cannot change the speeds on this one like the ones that Mr. Pete has, but I may not need to. If I change my mind, I can easily make new pulleys to be able to get three or four available speeds if I feel the need.


I better save the rest of my commentary for my rebuild/renewal thread or I won't have anything to write!


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General Shop discussions / New ER 40 Collet Blocks
« Last post by GNAP on January 15, 2021, 03:40:11 PM »

As the title says, my new ER 40 collet blocks arrived today, again about 2-3 weeks before their scheduled arrival. They are the HHIP ones, I had ordered off of Amazon, they look very well made. So I have a new ER 40 x D1-4 collet chuck and new collet blocks, now all I need is a viable (and undamaged) set of ER 40 fractional collets. I ordered a new “high precision” set from CME, on Tuesday, I have the order confirmation and a notice that they were shipped, yesterday. Hopefully they will arrive in better condition than the last set. We shall see.
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GENERAL DISCUSSION TO INCLUDE OFF TOPIC / Re: What did you buy today?
« Last post by Terrywerm on January 15, 2021, 01:52:36 PM »
Picked up a specialized type of sensitive drill press off of eBay for under $100 a few days ago, and it arrived yesterday. It needs a little work as it is definitely old. It does work, and the only real problem with it is that that insulation is cracking off of the wires to the motor, which shouldn't be too bad to repair by replacing the wire. Other than that it appears to only need a new belt, some cleaning up, and a little lube in a few select places and she should be ready to work.


I have been on the hunt for a decent sensitive DP for some time, and they are usually quite expensive. Used ones are usually upward of $500 or more. This one has an oddball table, but it will not interfere with doing what I need to do. Who knows, the degree wheel on the rotating table might even come in handy once in a while.


Stay tuned for an upcoming rebuild/renewal thread.


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Shapers and Planers / Re: Shaper strokes per minute/feeds
« Last post by RayH on January 13, 2021, 08:57:01 PM »
Use the smallest (cross section) tool that will get the job done.

Cheaper tool. Less to grind/sharpen. Think of it as a mechanical fuse. In case of a crash, I'd prefer to bust the tip off a 3/8" square HSS tool bit, rather than damage any other part of the machine.
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Shapers and Planers / Re: Shaper strokes per minute/feeds
« Last post by Carpenter84 on January 13, 2021, 06:05:54 PM »
Is it actually desirable to use a tool holder? I have tools big enough.
Reasons?
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Shapers and Planers / Re: Shaper strokes per minute/feeds
« Last post by Carpenter84 on January 13, 2021, 10:23:51 AM »
I'm not sure how much I'll be pushing this machine. I'm sure it'll be fun to do the first testing tho - I'll be sure to take some video, but I don't even have a use for this stupid thing! Haha.
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Shapers and Planers / Re: Shaper strokes per minute/feeds
« Last post by 4GSR on January 13, 2021, 08:46:55 AM »
Watched a old man many years ago running a big planer, taking massive cuts using 1" sq tool bits.  Darn shavings would hurt you if you got hit by one!  When cutting steel, which they did a lot of, he would cover the entire work surface with a medium dark cutting oil before starting the cut.  He didn't mess around on the size of bite he would take either! I can still smell that cutting oil today. :D Yummy!!! :coffee2:
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Shapers and Planers / Re: Shaper strokes per minute/feeds
« Last post by 4GSR on January 13, 2021, 08:41:08 AM »
That'll work, if they stick down far enough to cut.  But be careful, take too much of a cut with too much overhang on the bit, they may snap off and scare the sh^t out of you!!! :a102: :57: :coffee2:
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