Re: Fooling Around in the Shop
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Really excellent – I am envious!
From: SouthBendLathe@groups.io <SouthBendLathe@groups.io> On Behalf Of wlw19958
Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:35 PM
Subject: Re: [SouthBendLathe] Fooling Around in the Shop
Thanks for the compliments! I use a scissors type knurling tool.
The "secret" is to use plenty of oil. I mean, Plenty! I Have a pistol
type pump oil gun and I am squirting oil over the knurling wheels
all the time I'm knurling to flush away the chips that come off. I also
reverse the spindle rotation now and then too.
The latest task was to make a copy of the knurled thumb screws for
a steady rest.
The lower one is the original and the upper one is my copy. Mine was
made from 1144 Stressproof steel. I started with 1/2" rod and the finished
product comes out .497" in diameter. The original is slightly larger (measures
.520"). The pitch and angle of the knurls look right (mine being new, has
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