machinist tricks

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clem
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machinist tricks

Postby clem » Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:08 pm

Here are a few tricks and tips I've learned over the years:To find half of a fraction just double the bottom number.ie half of 5/8 is 5/16.To find the right drill to use before tapping a hole look up tap drill chart on the net. The size of a bolt is the diameter of the thread, not the size of wrench that fits it.
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Re: machinist tricks

Postby clem » Thu May 22, 2008 3:19 pm

A little of the wife's finger nail polish works great as thread locker too! Just put a little duct tape over the bottle so the guys don't ask too many questions. ;)
'87 bII d44,9",np435/205and a 302 ( on hold)
'73 vw bug
'70 vw camper van
'98 jeep tj
2010 ranger
'56 international s110

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Re: machinist tricks

Postby Nobody » Thu May 22, 2008 4:38 pm

That's a nice tip for when you are in jam! Deserves it's own thread.

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Re: machinist tricks

Postby XR75ER » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:21 am

malox on header exhaust bolts works as anti-sizie

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Re: machinist tricks

Postby tekatlarge » Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:39 pm

This is kind of a reverse tek tip.

I found something in the shop I use all the time that saved the day when I was finishing building my last computer.I was ready to install the Cpu and needed some heat-sink compound. I thought anti seize lube would do the job. I did a bit of research and found it works better than the cheap commercial heat sink compounds i use in everyday electronics. Just one thing. Be careful because that stuff can get messy. Use sparingly.
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