Join Date: May 2006
Location: Hoyt, Kansas
Bronco Info: 85 Bronco, 300 I6 w/4bbl, np435, 4" lift, 37" Irok NDs, 4.56 w/ Detroit Locker and tru trac
In class, we only had 150 or 180 grit Emery. The rest i just cut strips of paper and folded it over once to get a smooth edge. The oil or wd40 etc helps keep the sandpaper or Emery from clogging.
Stainless goes through a process called work-hardening. The more you work it and build heat, the harder the surface becomes. A good sharp tool is a must, carbide is better, but more expensive. Do you know how to sharpen a normal hss tool bit onba bench grinder?
Does that lathe have any backlash on the cross slide? Meaning you can push or pull it a bit without turning the dial? If so I can explain how to deal with it.
If you have any questions, PM me or start a lathe tech thread in the ' anything else' forum and ill be glad to help. Should probably not get too off track in this thread.
94 Bronco XLT. Beefy 351, 6" , 37's, 4.88: burnt
85 Bronco custom, 4" 37's, locked 4.56, 300 i6 4 bbl, np435/208
96 f350 XL, rclb, 351, c6, BW4407 xfer
78 f150 Ranger, 351m, t18, np205, rusty
90 f150, 95 f250, 96 f350 psd: stolen, sold, and burnt, respectively.