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  1. HReardon Martindale blades are better than Malco. What size blades do you need Jim
  2. Jeff These are the ones I use most, they are all Two Cherries 5303-10 1mm wide 5306-10 1 mm wide 5301-15 1.5 mm wide 5311-05 .5 mm wide 5339-15 1.5 mm wide 5311-10 1 mm wide Jim
  3. Tom I bought both sets 5 years ago when they were 1/2 price. Haven't seen it since Jim
  4. Tom Yes you can buy them individually Jim
  5. Jeff If you're interested in these I'll make you a list of the ones I use the most, only about 5 of them Jim
  6. Jeff I use Two Cherries micro chisels https://www.craftsmanstudio.com/Two-Cherries-Micro-Carving-Tool-Set6_p_353.html?gclid=CjwKCAjwr56IBhAvEiwA1fuqGgOwMvoBlyTXykDOBJExwO5mdlrDPqYwSPoq7x7BJIzHDHj2SWDn-hoCltAQAvD_BwE And i also have this set from Lee Valley https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop/tools/hand-tools/carving-tools/gouges/47816-hirsch-micro-carving-tools?item=61S0015&utm_source=free_google_shopping&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=shopping_feed&gclid=CjwKCAjwr56IBhAvEiwA1fuqGus4E3_D77hTumBLfRIPwzYWPGiSwH8bzOB1bOwKsYabm2a9USn98hoCXGMQAvD_BwE They are not palm chisels but are only 6" long and go down to .5mm and are excellent quality Used them on this Jim
  7. Tooter I have a Grizzly GO555 14" bandsaw. Have had it for 18 years, cast iron table good fence ball bearing guides and can change blades in 2 minutes. Good saw. When I bought it it was 400 bucks, now it's 795.00 regards Jim
  8. Mark Looks like you would have to change the complete Sherline head stock. https://www.sherline.com/product/30111-er-16-headstock/#specifications It's 200 bucks and runout is .0005 - .001 Not sure I would do that. If you're looking for an ER-16 collet chuck for something else I can recommend one Jim
  9. ER-16 collet chucks are compressed from the front and rear equally if you have a decent collet and chuck. They hold any size drill or endmill quite well if you use the correct size collet for your tool. I have never had one squeeze out a small endmill or drill. I have about 250 or so ER-16, ER-25 and ER-32 collets. They are all made in the USA, none of them are from China. If you use a collet with a draw bar the tool has to be the exact size or it will only squeeze the tool at the front of the collet. Good quality ER collets are the best around Jim
  10. Bob It's not done yet, still have to make the stops on the quill and the lock on the other side. If it goes into production it's going to be expensive. The bearings and the ER-16 collet chuck are over 200 bucks. About 300 bucks just for the store bought stuff + material and time Jim
  11. Gaetan is right, most of the benchtop mills don't have the capability to drill holes. This benchtop mill is a Taig, it came with the standard head on it, no drilling. I made a new head with a quill, it has an ER-16 collet chuck on it up to 10MM capacity. It also has a 1/4 HP motor on it which will run from 600-10000 RPM and has 1 3/4 drilling capacity. The run out on the spindle is .0002 which is about the best you can get. It has a Fafnir taper roller bearing on the bottom and a ABEC-5 radial bearing on the top of the spindle and also in the pulley. I put a Newall magnetic scale digital read out on it also. The head is designed similar to the old Bridgeport M head. Also made a vise for it because the one that came with it wasn't too good. This machine is deadly accurate Jim Model Machines
  12. John Don't know what everyone else does but this is what I do. If you're cutting planks say 3/16" wide x 1/16 thick what I do first is cut my stock from a billet on the band saw about 7/32 wide x 2" . Then I run them through the thickness sander down to 3/16" so now I have a piece of stock 3/16 x 2" + or -.001 on the 3/16 thickness. Then to the saw with a 3" .03 slitting blade and cut the planks 1/16 thick. After you glue the planks on you're going to sand them so the 1/6 thickness really doesn't matter much regards Jim
  13. Actually I wouldn't approve using the saw as a flat plate. You can get a granite surface plate in many sizes which are flat within .0003. I have an 18 x 24 plate I got at an auction for 25 bucks, flat as a pancake. You can glue on it and make a mess and clean it off with a scraper and lacquer thinner. Won't harm the plate at all. If you shop around you can get a new one 12 x 9 for about 30 bucks. Here's a 12 x 18 on Amazon for 100 bucks and free shipping. weighs 90 lbs. https://www.amazon.com/TTC-Black-Granite-Surface-Plates/dp/B0058JW9PW/ref=sr_1_17?dchild=1&keywords=granite+surface+plate&qid=1616338149&s=industrial&sr=1-17 regards Jim
  14. Which blade are you using, what wood are you cutting, is the fence square, is the blade sharp, does it have resin on it, are you cutting the planks on the width side or thickness side? Jim
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