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Re: Workshop adjustments
« Reply #105 on: September 09, 2018, 12:59:50 AM »
Yes they do - on the whole decent value I think.
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Re: Workshop adjustments
« Reply #106 on: September 09, 2018, 02:12:04 AM »
You mean tail stock. Turns out that this was the easy bit..
Thought he described that above Zee.

Okay okay. I got my head mixed up with my tail. Happens all the time.

On the other hand...he still has to look at the head stock, no?  ;D

Very useful and helpful Stuart!

But...it sounds like your tailstock is fine. Which means I learned nothing.  :'(

And you got a collet chuck!!! You bum! That's on the top of my list but I can't do it until I have confidence my machine is properly adjusted...and can find something that works.

[EDIT] got my pastings screwed up but I think it's readable. It's late. What I can I say?
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Re: Workshop adjustments
« Reply #107 on: September 09, 2018, 02:36:51 AM »
I've had a few beers, so I can interpret your postings perfectly!
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Re: Workshop adjustments
« Reply #108 on: September 22, 2018, 12:41:33 AM »
Well, a great big YAY today, my new vise arrived. Very nice it is too.







Its not like no one here has ever seen a Kurt vise before, but this is MY Kurt vise, and Im ever closer to actually making steam engine parts.

So thats nice.
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Re: Workshop adjustments
« Reply #109 on: September 22, 2018, 12:51:08 AM »
The cheap old import vise will come off of there in the morning. I'll likely get rid of it, although not immediately.
Stuart

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Re: Workshop adjustments
« Reply #110 on: September 22, 2018, 01:15:06 AM »
Only thing better than new tools is top notch new tools!


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Re: Workshop adjustments
« Reply #111 on: September 22, 2018, 01:32:13 AM »
It's beautiful Stuart!! You will notice quite a difference between it and the import I am sure.  Congrats on the new toy.

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Re: Workshop adjustments
« Reply #112 on: September 22, 2018, 04:23:45 AM »
What a beautiful vise! :ThumbsUp: Might be a little big for my Sherline mill, but I'd love to have one to just set on my workbench and look at!
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Re: Workshop adjustments
« Reply #113 on: September 22, 2018, 01:33:32 PM »
Slight Diversion of Thread for Banter:

Quote:

"And you got a collet chuck!!! You bum! That's on the top of my list but I can't do it until I have confidence my machine is properly adjusted...and can find something that works."

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If you have to justify it, just remember that collets should be more accurate and you have to use one to line up your machine more accurately. At least that's what I tell myself...........


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Re: Workshop adjustments
« Reply #114 on: September 22, 2018, 01:34:51 PM »
Slight Diversion of Thread for Banter:

This thread is always open to diversionary banter.  :ThumbsUp:
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Re: Workshop adjustments
« Reply #115 on: September 22, 2018, 02:13:59 PM »
Very nice Prop! You should celebrate with PIE!

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Re: Workshop adjustments
« Reply #116 on: September 22, 2018, 02:37:53 PM »
Excellent idea! I shall make it so.  :lolb:
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Re: Workshop adjustments
« Reply #117 on: September 22, 2018, 05:02:52 PM »
Nice one Stuart. I think I remember you saying it was a 4. I bought myself a new 4  once for my Grizzly mill. Due to the size of the mill, I had to move the moving jaw plate to the rear of the the jaw to hold the wide part. Needless to say, I forgot about where the part was now touching and drilled a nice 5/16 divot in the movable side  :facepalm: :facepalm2:  Bought Bridgeport clone next week with a new 6 Kurt. I still walk by the 4 and slap myself in the back of the head  :lolb:  Enjoy it man

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Re: Workshop adjustments
« Reply #118 on: September 23, 2018, 12:30:25 AM »
Thanks Whiskey, those things are easily done, alas.

Pleased to say the Kurt is everything everyone says they are. That import vise has no lockdown mechanism like the Kurt does, and that Kurt holds things SOLID. Very nice. Wasn't sure at first if it was worth spending the $$'s on such a tool to put it on a basic import mill, but actually it was well worth doing, especially after making the effort tram the mill.
Stuart

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Re: Workshop adjustments
« Reply #119 on: September 23, 2018, 02:41:17 AM »
Stuart,
I have enjoyed following up on your workshop. I have the standard 1/2 acre plot in the city of Madison. I added 8 feet to the back of my garage to have my present shop. Not large by any standard but adequate. I do need to do some sort of set up to use the band saw from my dad. I will need to special order some 62" metal blades, but it will be better than a hacksaw.
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