Newsletter November 2021

  New Machinist tips and articles every month September was a busy month, so I wasn’t able to update the site. But I was able to come back in October with a couple of machinist articles that you might enjoy. Of course, you can go to my site and look at any of the machinist tips and machinist articles any time. Contact me or leave a comment below a post if you would like to see a specific tip or article on . I’ll do my best to add those as quickly as possible. I hope you and your families have a blessed Thanksgiving. I’ll be back in December with more updates and news.

GrafNCalc83 iPhone App

GrafNCalc83 iPhone App I already have a bit of information on my site about the GrafNCalc83 iPhone App, but I wanted to elaborate on it a bit more in this post. As a machinist, I purchased this app to use on my iPhone, because I need to double-check my math and trigonometry fast when I’m working on a job. And my phone is always with me. It’s very similar to the TI83/TI84 calculator that I’m familiar with but cannot carry around with me. The developer, Earnest Brock, is always helpful if you have any questions. I found this to be a pleasant surprise. The program is available for a one-time fee of $5.99 in the iTunes App store, which is an amazing price for everything this calculator offers. This fee is well worth it as it is very handy for the numerous occasions that I need to use a calculator in my life. Watch on YouTube I provide videos about how to use this app for the Machinist programs I have created for use in the GrafNCalc83. However, you can find a few other videos on Yo

Machinist Tools

Machinist Tools Calculators A machinist is only as good as his tools and his precise measurements. Yes, gages, calipers, micrometers, and all of the other tools in your toolbox are necessary. However, other machinist tools are often overlooked. For instance, we have all heard the old English proverb "Measure twice and cut once." An older Russian proverb, by the way, states, "Measure seven times and cut once." So, after you - and possibly a few of your co-workers - have confirmed the measurements for a job, it's also a good idea to run the numbers through a machinist calculator. The calculator programs I create for the GrafNCalc83 App are great for that final check. These take a few days to program and a few days to test before I upload them for sale. The app is downloaded on my own iPhone so it is immediately available when I need to check my calculated measurements for a job.  I invite you to look through my site to find a calculator program you can use for the

Newsletter September 2021

September 2021 Newsletter  I’m happy to announce my latest tip  - Internal/External Thread Chart and Thread Calculations. I have also uploaded a new GrafNCalc83 Program  - Center Drill Depth Program for GrafNCalc83. Read what others are saying about my programs at the Testimonials link .  I welcome any questions or suggestions. Please feel free to get in touch with me. If you would like to have my monthly newsletters emailed to you, you can subscribe at the link at the top of this page. You can see all of my past newsletters in the newsletter archive section of this website. Stay healthy and safe. Thanks for visiting today.

August 2021 Tip: Internal/External Thread Chart and Thread Calculations

Download your PDF and Excel copies of this thread data today! The files you are downloading include an Internal/External Thread Chart in Excel format and a Thread Calculations form in PDF format. If you have trouble downloading these files, feel free to contact me , and I will be very happy to email these two files to you. Thanks for visiting today. Read more about why we provide these helpful tips each month. 

Newsletter August 2021

July was a busy month at First of all, I created a new GrafNCalc83 program - How to Calculate a Desired Chamfer Using a Center Drill.   All of my GrafNCalc83 programs are $1.35 individually. You can buy all 33 programs  that I offer for the GrafNCalc83 for only $25. That’s a savings of $19.55! View my Programs Page to see all 33 programs and smaller bulk offers. Please read my full disclaimer  about how to use these programs before purchasing. If you have any questions or testimonials that you would like to share, feel free to contact me . I also added two new machinist tips that I think you will find to be very helpful. The first one is Area & Measurement of Plane Geometric Figures . The other one is Coordinate Constants from Center . Visit my Tips Page to view all of my machinist tips. Thanks for visiting  today.

Center Drill Depth Program for GrafNCalc83

DISCLAIMER HOW TO CALCULATE A DESIRED CHAMFER USING A CENTER DRILL: Is a program to calculate the depth of 60 Degrees. Center Drills to obtain a certain diameter needed. Center Drill sizes 0 - 7 are programmed. You will also get a PDF of the program. Use email account on your iPhone, open with GrafNCalc83. You should receive a message "Imported Successfully". Watch how this program works BUY NOW for $1.35 : Please provide the email account you use on your phone in the "Notes" section of your payment. Program will be emailed to you within 48 hours of purchase - usually in much less time. Thanks for visiting today.

July 2021 Tip: Coordinate Constants from Center

Coordinate Constants from Center: These are used for establishing coordinate hole locations from the center location of a bolt circle with equally spaced holes. The holes can be aligned to a reference point on a center-line or equally spaced on both sides of the centerline. To use these values, first, select the required number of holes for the bolt circle and choose the appropriate type of coordinate reference location (either on the centerline or between the holes). Then, multiply the diameter of the bolt circle by the constant values shown in the chart. (Be careful to notice the plus (+) and minus (-) value for each constant). The resulting answers represent the coordinate locations and directions of the holes from the "X" and "Y" center reference points for the specified diameter of the bolt circle. Download the full PDF, which includes coordinate constants from center for 3 to 12 holes. Contact me if you would like for me to email the full PDF to you instead.

Newsletter July 2021

When you buy 3 GrafNCalc83 Programs for $1.35 each during July 2021, just send a note with your Paypal payment to let me know which program you want free. All 3 purchases must be made from one email address to qualify. The free program will be emailed to the same email address as the 3 bought programs. Search through the Programs page for your choices. If you have any questions or wish to contact me via email with your information instead, feel free to do so. If you wish to receive my newsletters via email, you can register in the box at the top is this page. Thanks for visiting today.

July 2021 Tip: Area & Measurement of Plane Geometric Figures

Area & Measurement of Plane Geometric Figures: You can download these handy formulas for Plane Geometric Figures . Covered are Circles, Ellipse & Parabolas, Cylinders, Spheres, Squares, Rectangles, Triangles, Parallelograms, Trapezoids, Trapeziums, Hexagons, Octagons, and Regular Polygons. You may also  contact me if you want me to email the full PDF to you that includes all of these formulas.  Sample: Hexagon and Octagon formula Thanks for visiting today. Learn why we list new tips every month.