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    Be kind to your T-slots

    If your t-nuts allow the studs to thread thru, tig or mig 1 thread about 1/4 turn.
    If a flange-nut grabs on a stud it tends to drive the stud.
    If the stud is threaded thru the T-nut, it then jacks the t-slot upward,
    which can bulge your table if you don't have deep T-slots.
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    Phil,
    Thinking about heading to the shop in the morning to gouge out some T-nuts on the shaper...need some large T-nuts for the large drill press with small studs for one vise. Come to think of it, I have some 5/8" T-bolts that fit that table I could just turn down and re-thread. Still, need some small T-nuts for the old Palmgren rotary/tilt table... Might not get it done tomorrow as I have to take out some slop in the table first. Could do it far more easily on the mill, but I like jacking around with the shaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyoming View Post
    Phil,
    Thinking about heading to the shop in the morning to gouge out some T-nuts on the shaper...need some large T-nuts for the large drill press with small studs for one vise. Come to think of it, I have some 5/8" T-bolts that fit that table I could just turn down and re-thread. Still, need some small T-nuts for the old Palmgren rotary/tilt table... Might not get it done tomorrow as I have to take out some slop in the table first. Could do it far more easily on the mill, but I like jacking around with the shaper.
    Know what ya mean!! Shapers and Power Hacksaws "do it" for me.
    I think the reciprocal motion is the key, it harmonizes with the internal Me.

    vg
    Last edited by vicegrip; 02-12-2012 at 04:43 PM.
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    Cool

    I was playing with my shaper last weekend. Made a key for my neighbor guy. The shaper was the easiest way besides a hack saw and a whiz wheel...Bob
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    Quote Originally Posted by aametalmaster View Post
    I was playing with my shaper last weekend. Made a key for my neighbor guy. The shaper was the easiest way besides a hack saw and a whiz wheel...Bob
    WOW, that kind O' key!
    Neat, I couldn't image, that which you stated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vicegrip View Post
    If your t-nuts allow the studs to thread thru, tig or mig 1 thread about 1/4 turn.
    If a flange-nut grabs on a stud it tends to drive the stud.
    If the stud is threaded thru the T-nut, it then jacks the t-slot upward,
    which can bulge your table if you don't have deep T-slots.
    Phil,
    This is what I like using for my drill press vise. I know it's a different application than what you are talking about. It sure beats having a loose stud in your T-nut..


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    Quote Originally Posted by vicegrip View Post
    If your t-nuts allow the studs to thread thru, tig or mig 1 thread about 1/4 turn.
    If a flange-nut grabs on a stud it tends to drive the stud.
    If the stud is threaded thru the T-nut, it then jacks the t-slot upward,
    which can bulge your table if you don't have deep T-slots.
    I will take a pointed punch and on the bottom side of the t nut put three dimples close to the threads. It will bind the bolt before going through the nut. Works for me. Also keep your shaft and your nuts clean. ;-)
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