Re: Scratchin cast iron-Turcite
I just typed Turcite into Yahoo's search engine and I got back links
to Boedeker plastic's data sheet on Turcite. It is related to Delrin
which is a plastic material I've used before. Very easy to machine,
takes a high polish and is extremely strong and "slippery".
I now have three SB's
10" C This one I haven't seen yet. I get to visit it this weekend.
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products. I was wondering what exactly it is and where itsavailable
from? How is it attached to the ways, Glue Soildering?machine
ebay.is now up and running and doing very well ......... for a critteroldenough to be eligible for SS.way
theSince the seller was here in the west, I bid on it ......... for
was,grand sum of $51 ....... and was successful. It cost more ingasolineto retrieve it than it cost to purchase but it was worth it.learned
.........mostly useless cast iron.greater
Thewith various appendages replaced along the way. The headstock and
outbed is early 80's with turcite build-up in the saddle. ........maybea bit like Johnny Cash's old tune about the auto worker who set
toforscrounge parts for a Cadillac. .......... for those old enough to
has awear in sliding parts. It performs well, cuts "stick-slip" and
easylower co-efficient of friction. It is easy to do (relatively),
toinreplace, if need be, and done properly, can bring an old machinebackto original standards.
bedboth the original ways as well as the saddle itself. Since the
hassaddlenow been replaced with one having factory dimension ways, the
seeis now riding .020 high. Being fundamentally lazy and unable to
willany problem with a saddle riding .020 higher than original, it
aremain at the present level ........... unless something presents
rack,reason to conclude otherwise.
aboutlead screw and the rear gib surface. In the meantime, it has
100epoxy. Iyears of wear ahead of it, before the saddle returns to original
sections.would have used Turcite again but didn't have any in thin
tophase. A strip of wax paper serve's nicely to prevent adhesion
the300ways. Weight the base plate and check for level and square to thecold
orthere's400 degrees and scrape it off.cast
anyTurcite.sign of scratching or wear, the epoxy will be replaced with
distributor.motor was replaced with 1 1/4 HP DC motor and speed control. The
Ithehave taken .030 (.060 total) cuts in steel without belt problems.
wayaccuracy is within my limits of testing and it is performing very
toadetermine spindle RPM, without a tach. I solved the problem with
........length of allthread and a stop watch.
nutso it fits securely inside the spindle. Time the advance of the
asRPMs.it's being driven down the length of allthread by the spindle.the
onthethe speed control. A handy table of spindle speeds, now adorns
face of the speed control.