Ok. This was definitely the resultof problems with the library computers, which I rarely use to post to the newsgroups unless my home system goes down.
OK. I ordered one, so I'll re-read this when I have it in my hand.
That's exactly what I was thinking. But when I get around to getting a mill... :-)
Neertheless, if I'm lucky and can fit the spin indexer(with collet and work) over my lathe's bed in front of an endmill(located inside of an end mill holder), I'd be able to bolt it to the geared elevation platform I'm designing. :-)
I definitely won't be using the collets for tool holding and plan to bid on a set of endmill holders: 7552009436
BTW. Since I am getting a lot of stuff from a single seller I decided I might as well pick up a set of collets also. I previously asked the seller if he combined for shipping and he said yes. But at over $50 shipping I still think thats kind of high...
7597548589 33 PCS PRECISION 5C COLLETS SET & FREE 5C COLLET STAND 1 US $93.95 7590882403 0- 4" DEPTH MICROMETER 2.5" BASE MICROMETERS .001" CASE 1 US $24.95 7593646099 0 - 4" 4 PCS MICROMETER SET CARBIDE TIP MICROMETERS NEW 1 US $19.99 7595311979 NEW PRECISION MORSE TAPER # 2 MT LIVE CENTER TAPERS ! 1 US $11.95 7593644408 6 PC 5/16- 6 CYLINDER T-BORE GAGES GAGE SET TELESCOPING 1 US $9.75 7589437709 5C COLLET COLLETS BLOCK SET HEX, SQUARE BLOCKS NEW SETS 1 US $28.90 7582356634 5/8" DRILL CHUCK W/ STRAIGHT / MT / R8 SHANK ARBOR NEW! 1 US $18.95 7572307933 110 LBS PULL 4 WAY MAGNETIC BASE TEST & DIAL INDICATOR 1 US $10.95 7570240691 5C PRECISION SPIN INDEX FIXTURE COLLET FOR MILLING NEW 1 US $26.90 7542413378 3 MORSE TAPER TO 2 MORSE TAPER ADAPTOR NEW 1 US $6.00 7503033206 PRECISION MACHINISTS ANGLE GAGE SET 18 PCS GAGES NEW 1 US $15.25
Subtotal: US $267.54 Shipping and handling via UPS Ground: US $50.90 Total: US $318.44
(Along with something else you recommended: 7594930259).
Thanks. You've convinced me to stick with manual tapping. At least for now , and with the equipment I have. Or should I say, don't have. :-). BTW. I don't see going much larger than 5/8" in the near future.
I don't have a mill or drill yet but this looks interestiung: 7537997365
Yes. Recycling is now the law here.
Since stainless is still the *back-up* plan, two-flute should be sufficient for Delrin.
At worst, I should be able to use it on softer materials(ie: Aluminum). I wonder if I should just get a Morse Taper #2 socket and make my own holder. :-)
I have lathe dogs somewhat covered: 7594607844. I didn't see the one lathe dog on the Micro-mark page as being too useful. But I may now have to custom make a face plate so I can use them.
Though 36 and 40 would quadruple the position opptions, there is not enough room for that many holes inthe space I set aside.
One of these days I'll get more into my idea for a "Chuck-Plate"(for lack of a better term). It's basically a face-plate with 12 location options for inserting reversible jaws so that either a 3 or a 4 jaw option is possible. It will also allow the option of scroll or independent.(The idea is complete. The hard part will be finalizing the dimensions of all of the individual parts).
There is a simular one in the Grizzly catalog.
I'll still keep my eyes open, but I guess my priority should be getting a compatible 5" 4-jaw chuck for those sqaure pieces.
I'll let you know the dimensions when I get it. :-)
I guess that's why their ad for the lathe says in bright red letters, "Now with metal gears on the spindle shaft!". But of course that'll just shift the weak link iun the chain to another location. :-)
Yup. I have a couple of metal rulers.
I'm in the process of searching for a good book on this subject to add to the other's high on my list.("Machinery's Handbook", "Machine Shop Practice"(Moltrecht), and some other book with the word essentials in it). :-)
I'll keep my fingers crossed. :-)
Well the idea was to cut 4" squares out of the 4" wide, 4'(or is it 6') long pieces. But if it is easier(though not cheaper) to just get it completsly precut, then I'll have no choice.
Darren Harris Staten Island, New York.