Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Become a founding member: 500+ tool plans, full site access, and more.

Tab Content
No More Results
About metric_taper

Basic Information

About metric_taper
Biography:
I'm a retired EE. I worked on avionics in the commercial market.
Back in high school, when they had metal shop, I got the metalworking bug. First lathe is a 10X24 Jet I purchased in 1978.
I have a very old Rockford horizontal miller, that was originally overhead flat belt driven, and someone along the line put a Lima conversion kit on it.
I also have a Wells-Index vertical mill.
And I have this bastard child Grizzly lathe 16x40. 5800 lbs. G3621. Grizzly had a clearance taper attachment, for a 20x80 lathe, that I was able to adapt to this machine. Real effort was to redrill the 2 mounting bolts. And that to is a rework effort as there was no deburring before the heat treated the long sliding way. So it chatters as it is fed.
I have several antique trucks, 1924 Model T with a Ruckstell 2 speed rear axle (in parts), 1951 Ford F150 (in parts), 1957 Chevy 3/4 ton (on blocks), 1956 Chevy flat bed 2 ton (rotting into the ground), 1965 Datsun Fairlady SLP310, (also rotting into the ground).
Location:
Marion, Iowa
Interests:
Besides metal working to repair broken things, full woodworking equipment except a wood lathe.
Occupation:
Retired, but worked as avionics design engineer Collins Radio. HVAC technician worked for Trane Co.
Homemade Tools Builder Page:

Statistics


Total Posts
Total Posts
433
Posts Per Day
0.26
Total Thanks
Total Thanks
118
  • Thanked 189 Times in 114 Posts
General Information
Join Date
Mar 16, 2017
No results to display...
No results to display...
Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 LastLast

Sep 21, 2021


Sep 15, 2021


Aug 28, 2021


Jul 17, 2021


Jul 16, 2021


Jul 1, 2021


Jun 29, 2021


Jun 19, 2021


Jun 8, 2021


Jun 5, 2021


Jun 4, 2021


May 26, 2021


May 25, 2021


May 15, 2021


Apr 27, 2021


Mar 17, 2021


Mar 2, 2021


Feb 8, 2021



Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 LastLast

Awards Showcase - 2 Awards

Icon Image Description
Supporting Member Supporting Member Name: Supporting Member
This award is given to supporting forum members who receive access to an exclusive Supporters forum with homemade tool build guides, eBooks, tool plans, and premium supporter-only content. Click here to subscribe.
Issue time: Oct 13, 2019, 12:35 PM
Issue reason: Thanks for your support of HomemadeTools.net! You can now access our exclusive Supporters forum.
100 Posts 100 Posts Name: 100 Posts
This award is given to members who have contributed at least 100 posts on the Homemade Tools forum.
Issue time: May 1, 2018, 08:30 PM
Issue reason: This award is given to members who have contributed at least 100 posts on the Homemade Tools Forum.