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Offline vtsteam

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Re: A junkyard lathe and mill tool grinder
« Reply #50 on: May 10, 2022, 08:36:32 PM »
I figured I should pick a bad mill from my donor stash -- here's a rusty victim of my tiny shop's humidity, and spring flooding, plus about ten years of neglect. Let's see what we can do with that........
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Re: A junkyard lathe and mill tool grinder
« Reply #51 on: May 10, 2022, 08:39:08 PM »
During lunch I plopped it into a yogurt container with some water and washing soda, and connected it to my battery charger. When I came back the rust was gone and I slipped it into one of the Antiquorn's holders:
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Re: A junkyard lathe and mill tool grinder
« Reply #52 on: May 10, 2022, 08:43:05 PM »
And a touch up by hand on the Antiquorn, and it looks like so....

Will it cut? I dunno. It isn't tomorrow yet.....

Is it hydrogen embrittled because it was electrolyzed? I dunno, I haven't broken it yet.....

Well what can you say at this point Steve?

Uh, it's prettier...
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Steve
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Re: A junkyard lathe and mill tool grinder
« Reply #53 on: May 10, 2022, 10:16:13 PM »
Fingers crossed!  Here's to atomic sharpness levels ;-)

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Re: A junkyard lathe and mill tool grinder
« Reply #54 on: May 11, 2022, 02:52:24 AM »
The Antiquorn is a great name for it. Having a tool grinder is game changing. I looked at doing something similar, but a mate sold me a Clarkson Mk1 for a good price.
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Re: A junkyard lathe and mill tool grinder
« Reply #55 on: May 11, 2022, 03:54:43 PM »
vtsteam:

I'm not seeing any of the pictures in the older part of this thread.  Any chance of a picture of the entire Antiquorn setup?

Don
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Re: A junkyard lathe and mill tool grinder
« Reply #56 on: May 11, 2022, 05:39:23 PM »
Explanation:
https://www.madmodder.net/index.php/topic,13481.msg162277.html#msg162277

Solution:
Allow http sites (so-called "insecure" sites) in your browser settings, or use a different browser.

And/or, I will have to migrate all of the early photos in this thread to a secure server and rewrite the links in each post, which may take some time, if you're impatient.
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Steve
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Re: A junkyard lathe and mill tool grinder
« Reply #57 on: May 12, 2022, 11:07:27 AM »
Steve:

I've got Chrome dialed down to be as "insecure" as the Network Nazis will allow me to be - still no dice.

However, when I use the Internet Explorer that came loaded on this Win10 POS, everything is just Hunkey-Dorree and I can see all the pictures.  At least until Microsoft pulls the plug on IE another month or so.

Chrome won't even let me look at The Home Foundry - not a "safe" site dontchaknow.

Don
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Re: A junkyard lathe and mill tool grinder
« Reply #58 on: May 12, 2022, 09:09:47 PM »
Try Firefox, or Seamonkey (same thing with mail bundled in). Then use StartPage for searches, remove Google, and you're free of 95% of the user directing. Add the NoScript add-on to block all scripts you don't want to run and be happy once again that you control your computer.

Anyway back to the OT. Yes that formerly trashed mill works beautifully. Maybe junk mills like junk mill sharpeners.....
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Steve
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Re: A junkyard lathe and mill tool grinder
« Reply #59 on: May 13, 2022, 01:46:35 AM »
Really good achievement. it is one thing to build a tool grinder and altogether another thing to sharpen endmills succesfully.
Good Work!