Steve B Anderson

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About Steve B Anderson

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  • Birthday 10/19/1960

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    New Ulm, Texas
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    Furniture, jewelry boxes...etc. Planning on selling my work for supplement retirement income in the future.

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  1. Steve B Anderson

    Veritas Low Angle Block Plane

    Thanks Rob but I don’t think your staff made any mistakes. They probably checked the replacement plane and determined that the plane was good with just a small gap and in all reality it is good. If anything, please thank your customer service reps on the way they handled the replacement. They were very professional and a pleasure to work with.
  2. Steve B Anderson

    Veritas Low Angle Block Plane

    Thanks for the explanation Rob. I measured the gap and it is only a tight .003” and if a little hollow does not affect performance this plane is totally acceptable. I guess it’s the machinists in me that makes me expect perfection in everything. I must say I’m a little embarrassed now for making a bid deal out of this and I sincerely apologize. I’ve always had good experiences with Lee Vally and I really appreciate your response to this as it shows again the high level of customer support Lee Vally is know for. I want to apologize again and thank you for educating me on this. Steve
  3. Steve B Anderson

    Veritas Low Angle Block Plane

    Thanks Cheeset I’ll check out the video.
  4. Steve B Anderson

    Veritas Low Angle Block Plane

    One more and you’ll be all right Coop I’m having a few myself
  5. Steve B Anderson

    Veritas Low Angle Block Plane

    You are right Richard. I will send them the pics before I do anything. Our prayers are for you and your wife during these difficult times.
  6. Steve B Anderson

    Veritas Low Angle Block Plane

    Here is another pic with the square crosswise on the sole.
  7. Steve B Anderson

    Veritas Low Angle Block Plane

    I haven't measured the gap yet but its not as bad as other brands I've had in the past.
  8. Steve B Anderson

    Veritas Low Angle Block Plane

    One pic is with the square across the entire sole length and the other is on the sole only and not on the adjustable toe.
  9. Steve B Anderson

    Veritas Low Angle Block Plane

    I will, give me a few minutes
  10. Steve B Anderson

    Veritas Low Angle Block Plane

    I’m 1-1/2 hours from Houston. I might just fix this one and move on. I will contact Lee Vally again and express my dissatisfaction. I just feel like I’m accepting a Powermatic jointer with warped beds.
  11. Steve B Anderson

    Veritas Low Angle Block Plane

    It’s not so much that I can’t flatten it, it’s that I’m buying one of the best brands out there and I shouldn’t have to flatten it. Maybe I’m being too picky I don’t know.
  12. Steve B Anderson

    Veritas Low Angle Block Plane

    I would like to get the opinion of the community on this. Is this acceptable sole flatness for a Veritas block plane? This is the replacement sent me that was supposed to be inspected before shipping.
  13. Steve B Anderson

    How to remove small broken tap efficiency & tool supplier

    We also use EDM for small tap removal, laser might be an option but unless you have a laser in-house it's probably not worth sending outside. If your customer will allow, use form taps in the 718 for 4-40 threads. They are much stronger than regular taps and last a lot longer.
  14. Steve B Anderson

    5-axis milling machine

    $150.00 per hour is minimum. Depending on risk factors such as material cost, tolerances and tight GD&T callouts $200 - $250 is not uncommon.
  15. Steve B Anderson

    Best wheel for finishing A36 hot rolled steel

    Any Aluminum Oxide Vitrified bonded wheel in 40-60 grit H - J hardness will work in A36 material. One rule of thumb in grinding is "The harder the steel the softer the wheel" so try to stay with the harder wheels in soft material. I am not familiar with the wheel you currently have which is a Ceramic Alumina abrasive. Norton describes it as an self-sharpening ceramic alumina and friable aluminum oxide abrasive blend. Friability is the ability of the abrasive grains to break down and expose fresh cutting grains. Hard materials require a more friable wheel because the abrasives wear faster than in soft materials. The wheel you have may work for finishing this material. For your finish grinding, dress the wheel with a diamond dresser but move the dresser very slowly across the wheel. This will give the affect of a closed grain structure and will produce a finer finish. Hope this helps and good luck.