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Forum: Contest Votes 02-22-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,760
Posted By Carl Fisher
I'd like to vote for the same box twice or vote...

I'd like to vote for the same box twice or vote for more than 2 :)

VERY nicely done all.
Forum: Advanced Pen Making 02-09-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By Carl Fisher
I still use the sharpie method on ones I haven't...

I still use the sharpie method on ones I haven't made stops for, but when you're using coolant of some sorts those marks wear off so fast. Then you have to stop, dry the bit off, remeasure and...
Forum: Advanced Pen Making 02-07-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By Carl Fisher
Adding a clip would add about 5mm in length to...

Adding a clip would add about 5mm in length to the pen to accommodate the threaded tenon and nib clearance. If I planned a clip at the start I could have been more accurate with my cuts and gained...
Forum: Advanced Pen Making 02-07-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By Carl Fisher
Here are the finished shots. Regarding the...

Here are the finished shots.

Regarding the lathe, it's the Weiss WBL50F so yes, just about the same machine as the PM1030.

It's heavy and I personally wouldn't attempt stairs at the risk of...
Forum: Advanced Pen Making 02-07-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By Carl Fisher
I will, I still have to take pictures of the...

I will, I still have to take pictures of the finished product.
Forum: Advanced Pen Making 02-06-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By Carl Fisher
Watch me babble for 51 minutes while making a fountain pen

Me babbling on during an Instagram Live session while I made a fountain pen. Stopped before I went to final shaping and polishing but I can't give away all of the tricks :biggrin:

Also just...
Forum: Metal Lathes 01-29-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 323
Posted By Carl Fisher
Nice find for those with oil reservoirs that need changing

DRO Pros turned me on to this when I was griping that I didn't want to buy gallon jugs of 4 different recommended oils for my new metal lathe at anywhere from $30-50 per gallon.
...
Forum: Metal Lathes 01-29-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,381
Posted By Carl Fisher
Currently no. I'm just using the 3 jaw and it's...

Currently no. I'm just using the 3 jaw and it's been very repeatable when taking work in and out so very little run-out that I can tell.

When I move to collets, I'll end up going to 5C and...
Forum: Metal Lathes 01-28-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,381
Posted By Carl Fisher
Yep. I've been using it heavily the last 2 days...

Yep. I've been using it heavily the last 2 days cranking out front sections and caps for another pen company.

I love it with a few minor exceptions

The biggest is that it has a bit of a shimmy...
Forum: Introductions 01-23-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By Carl Fisher
Welcome from a neighbor in Palm Harbor.

Welcome from a neighbor in Palm Harbor.
Forum: Pen Photography 01-22-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,950
Posted By Carl Fisher
You can sort of get around that with another...

You can sort of get around that with another light sitting on top of the box. I have a pair of matrix led lights and if I need a softer light I'll put one of those on top of the box. Seems to work...
Forum: Metal Lathes 01-18-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,381
Posted By Carl Fisher
They aren't installing the DRO. I'll have to do...

They aren't installing the DRO. I'll have to do the install and setup. For the Lathe, Machinists package (quick change tool post, extra chucks, steady and follow rest, etc...), matching stand and the...
Forum: Metal Lathes 01-18-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,381
Posted By Carl Fisher
Lots of great help, thank you all. That...

Lots of great help, thank you all.

That said I made a decision and pulled the trigger. I ended up with the Weiss WBL250F after a lot of back and forth with the techs at DRO Pros. It came down to...
Forum: Pen Photography 01-15-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,950
Posted By Carl Fisher
I have one of these and like it enough to have...

I have one of these and like it enough to have sold my big light box. It folds down nicely and stores away when I don't need it, sets up on a tray table and has plenty of light with 2 LED strips...
Forum: Metal Lathes 01-12-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,381
Posted By Carl Fisher
Nope, for sure don't need that. The one I think...

Nope, for sure don't need that. The one I think I'll pull the trigger on is listed as an 11x29 by Weiss and a 12x28 by PM. Same machine from what I can figure out.

Hey, on the up side I'll finally...
Forum: Metal Lathes 01-12-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,381
Posted By Carl Fisher
Got the quote back and it's about $900 more by...

Got the quote back and it's about $900 more by the time I move to the bigger machine and take a bit off for the lower resolution DRO.

Sigh. I know I'll be kicking myself if I don't get the bigger...
Forum: Metal Lathes 01-11-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,381
Posted By Carl Fisher
All good points honestly. And it's not that I...

All good points honestly. And it's not that I don't want to buy from Grizzly, I just don't want to buy the lathe from Grizzly. 2 others that I know have dealt with 1 that caught fire and 1 that...
Forum: Metal Lathes 01-11-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,381
Posted By Carl Fisher
Ok, just sent them another RFQ for the next size...

Ok, just sent them another RFQ for the next size up machine and also drop down one level on the DRO. I don't need 1 micron resolution. The 5 micron version is more than adequate for my needs which...
Forum: Metal Lathes 01-11-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,381
Posted By Carl Fisher
That 'aint right. Now you have me 2nd guessing my...

That 'aint right. Now you have me 2nd guessing my decision.

I like the electric brake on the next size up too. But again I'm trying to justify the extra $1k
Forum: Metal Lathes 01-11-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,381
Posted By Carl Fisher
I haven't pulled the trigger yet but I have to...

I haven't pulled the trigger yet but I have to wonder if that's worth an extra $1k. A 5C collet closer is freaking expensive last time I did any digging around for one but it would be a nice future...
Forum: Metal Lathes 01-11-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,381
Posted By Carl Fisher
Weiss Lathes...

Weiss Lathes (http://www.dropros.com/DRO_PROS_Weiss_Lathes.htm)

WBLE250F is the one I'm looking at.

The Machinist package comes with a bunch of extra goodies and buying from them gets a 25%...
Forum: Metal Lathes 01-10-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,381
Posted By Carl Fisher
So if anyone is following along, my decision is...

So if anyone is following along, my decision is to go with the Weiss. The 10x30 Weiss is the same machine that Precision Matthews sells as the PM1030V.

I found a supplier in California that will...
Forum: Product Testing & Review 01-08-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,198
Posted By Carl Fisher
Much appreciated. I use all sorts of goodies for...

Much appreciated. I use all sorts of goodies for roll stops. Earrings, rings, crystals, etc... Currently playing around with embedding an old nib in the cap but not completely sold on the look yet.
Forum: Product Testing & Review 01-08-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,198
Posted By Carl Fisher
Maybe :biggrin: I typically take a few...

Maybe :biggrin:

I typically take a few passes but I was in that kinda mood that day:glasses-cool:
Forum: Product Testing & Review 01-08-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,198
Posted By Carl Fisher
So you're the second person to ask me about that....

So you're the second person to ask me about that. I don't know that I've had a large enough sampling to determine that. When I raised the question with Tim he said that there have been no reports yet...
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