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    Default todays tools gloat

    well i got a surface plate for $50,2 meters of 50mm diameter 4140 for $10,4 dormer endmills and two drill drill bits for $20 a piece of Swedish tool steel for $1 and a mitutoyo vernier for $5
    BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

    Andre

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    Sounds like you got some good deals

    Bad luck with that Mill with any luck you will be able to find a better one in no time
    happy turning

    Patrick

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    Bargins all(even the 2 slot drills ) now you have to get a mill hehe
    I think I paid about $20 for 600mm of 20mmDia 4140.

    Stuart

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    i do have a mill drill. i hope the surface plate is flat
    BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

    Andre

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    Default well done

    its all ways good to get some new tooling. retail price some times is to much.
    do you have favourite tool hunting ground. you have done
    very well.
    i picked this milling cutter up this week.
    it cost about 35 dollars. its a 6" Sutton end mill on an arbor.
    doesn't even need sharpening..

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    Hi Andre,
    I thought I had replied to this.

    Anyway what a great score Something a lot of members would like to come across.
    Don't let out your tool man info, a lot of non members read these forums as well as members, and he will be swamped with inquires.

    Azzrock
    That 6 inch Sutton will take some horse power to turn. Another nice score for $35.

    Dave

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    Cool

    I am always on the lookout for old school Vernier's. Seems like everyone wants the electronic versions now...Bob

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    Default Hi dave

    it would be more suited to a bigger machine.I have a 100mm tipped insert and have found that some times it just a little bit small. the 6" cutter will run ok just wont be able to cut real deep.
    also good advise about not letting on giving away to many tool secrets.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave J View Post
    Hi Andre,
    I thought I had replied to this.

    Anyway what a great score Something a lot of members would like to come across.
    Don't let out your tool man info, a lot of non members read these forums as well as members, and he will be swamped with inquires.

    Azzrock
    That 6 inch Sutton will take some horse power to turn. Another nice score for $35.

    Dave

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    Not really a gloat but a lucky encounter. I have a couple of Clarkson Autolock chucks for my little Hercus mill and given that most of my cutters has screwed shanks, I thought I would be handy to have a 30 taper version for my other mill. The draw card for the Clarkson is the lessened chance of cutter slippage and the ruinous results if it occurs. All but one of my ER collet chucks are Chinese.

    The chuck below was on UK Ebay , 25 quid "buy it now" with a set of imperial collets and the spanner. 15 Pound postage. They usually hover around the 100 Pound mark.

    I like it.

    BT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anorak Bob View Post
    Not really a gloat but a lucky encounter. I have a couple of Clarkson Autolock chucks for my little Hercus mill and given that most of my cutters has screwed shanks, I thought I would be handy to have a 30 taper version for my other mill. The draw card for the Clarkson is the lessened chance of cutter slippage and the ruinous results if it occurs. All but one of my ER collet chucks are Chinese.

    The chuck below was on UK Ebay , 25 quid "buy it now" with a set of imperial collets and the spanner. 15 Pound postage. They usually hover around the 100 Pound mark.

    I like it.

    BT

    Nice score Bob,

    Not a gloat, but I got some nice fathers day gifts yesterday, a 3 ton chain block, long reach air blower, magnetic welding squares and a spray gun cleaning kit.
    I love it when the kids buy me tools and not socks or after shave, LOL

    Dave

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    Bargin! BT although I think Mr Clarkson would be a little upset with the term "lessened chance of cutter slippage"

    Stuart

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    Stu,

    I made that comment after reading on a Pommie forum that a bloke reckoned he had a cutter slip in an Autolock. How, I don't know given the design is meant to prevent slippage. Previously I would have said they don't slip. I don't have the same confidence in the ER's. Can you remember the thread of mine last year about the Schaublin EFTX collets that were designed to accommodate screw shank cutters? There must have been some concern regarding slippage for those collets to have been produced.

    I used the Clarkson and a new 3/4" slot drill for most of the cutting on the indicator bracket. Absolutely superb finish.

    Dave,

    I'm looking at a bottle of Glenfiddich, I don't know how enamored I am with the stuff but asking for a couple of end mills is a bit trickier than a trip to Dan Murphy's.

    BT

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    Hi Bob,
    Its hard to see how it could move if it was tighten correctly. If its loose the cutting load turns the end mill in the collet and (if the end mill is against the center) that forces the collet down into the taper in the nut tightening things. So in theory it can turn an move in but not out.

    Having said all that I'm reminded of a time I was tightening the wheel on a surface grinder before dressing it. Another guy was telling me it wasn't necessary as they couldn't come loose.(and of course he is right, in theory they can't). He then turned around and turned on his 4 inch angle grinder and the nut came off followed closely by the wheel. I'd never seen that happen before and I haven't seen it happen since....... but it can happen. So much for theory. lol Have I told that story before? hehe

    I remember your EFTX collets, very nice. I have a set of ER's on the way

    Stuart

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    Stu,

    I did use my Chinese ER 25 collets while drilling the holes in the indicator bracket without incident.

    BT

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    Hi bob looks like a great chuck. is that how it came or did you give it a quick polish, before using it.
    good price to. I used to think untill recantly that the clarcson's was how every body mounted
    there cutters. all these er collet chucks ect are pretty new to me.

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