Re: [mill_drill] Re: Protecting an angle plate
- On 07/14/2013 08:16 AM, Rick Sparber wrote:
> I used to use WD-40 a lot but the brown, sticky residue is a real PITA. I would use a light machine oil and leave the WD-40 for Water Displacement.I wipe my mill down with WD-40, not just spray it. For me the solvent
loosens the old coat to be wiped off, leaving fresh oil each time. I
guess there's a buildup in the T-slots, but I don't really care about
the slots. After 20 years I'm still occasionally getting a scrape of red
grease out, I sure don't know where that's been hiding.
Jerry Durand, Durand Interstellar, Inc. www.interstellar.com
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- d.seiter@... wrote:
>If you make or buy a punch with a flat end, and just break the sharp
> What's the best way to remove small high spots from the mill table (from
> nicks, etc) without removing good metal? I looked through the archives
> last night and didn't find anything; maybe I gave up too soon.
corner, you can use it with a small hammer to gently ease some of the
metal back to where it came from. Then use a scraper until whatever you
have that is flat sits properly. This is a workshop expedient method
and isn't a substitute for other methods.
Kevin, NW England, UK