On Thursday 10 August 2017 14:40:35 andy pugh wrote:
> On 10 August 2017 at 04:41, Gene Heskett <ghesk...@shentel.net> wrote:
> > Anybody else have a better idea short of making yet another new
> > cathead out of a considerably thicker walled pipe?
> Use a much shorter cathead and poke the barrel down the spindle so
> that you don't need a steady.
Then I'd have to fight with this tap to zero chuck after loosening the
mounting bolts. What I did was run the lead of the reamer in till the
end of the neck cutter was just touching. Then, because any damage there
will be cut away by the reamer, I ran a dead center into it with 20 lbs
or so push after slathering the center with some very old, black but
says lithium on the gun tube, chassis grease. Moved the steady out of
the way and made an inch of it round again.
Worked a treat and I shaved around 9 thou off a section where the steady
shoe were going to ride, leaving a near mirror finish but with the dull
cutter evidence in the subsurface scratches, which did a nice job of
keeping the grease in place. Steady heating less than 10F. Sweet turning
now with maybe 5 lbs of pressure. Then of course linuxcnc quit working
(it only good for 2, sometimes 3 days uptime on the pi, where the pi is
at 15 days uptime right now), so I had to tear the whole setup down in
order to rehome it after a restart, not of the pi, but LCNC. Once that
was done, and the touchoffs were done again, the rest of it was a matter
of adjusting this and that, smoking it and test fitting to see where I
needed to cut another thou. So thats done and the threads filled with
this same black grease to forestall any tendencies to have the stainless
gall and freeze it into the action forever. Next is the feed cone in
the back face, which has to be very well polished. Thats tommorrow, I'm
beat. It's a 45 degree cone, max o.d. 1.000".
Progress, I think. :)
Cheers, Gene Heskett
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