Re: [mill_drill] Re: Machining Cast Iron
- On 05/31/2012 05:38 PM, Lennard wrote:
>The piece of cast iron I have should've been well seasoned. It was
> Hi Mark,
> "Grizzly sells the gib for a little over $10.00, plus
> shipping, and a
> lead time of at least 90 days (called 2 months ago)."
> I think your chances of getting Chinese Gibs that have been properly
> cured are pretty remote - more likely you'll be in the same
> predicament as now. I have purchased quite a few Chinese machines over
> the years & I always replace the gibs with old cast iron replacements.
> Never found a gib that was straight yet. If you have'nt got cured cast
> iron available, then I'd do as suggested & go with brass or bronze.
> Only takes a moment to pinch up once a monthe if required anyway.
> Good luck,
> ps. If you machine down cast iron do it over a period of time with
> small cuts & let rest for a few weeks between machinings.
the sliding plate from a WW2 era lathe that was scrapped out.
If I had only gotten to the recycle yard sooner...
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- Would there be the same seasoning and warping problem using durabar cast-iron? That's what I was considering. Maybe I'll have to look into the bronze/brass idea as well. Has anyone here done a successful gib with cast?