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    Yesterday, 11:18 AM
    smithdoor replied to a thread HES Turret Lathe in General
    It is very good turret lathe I seen this model in use A well tool turret will out do CNC
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    Yesterday, 11:07 AM
    I would drill from both ends only 12 1/2" to drill lower cost drill bits To make I have used rod for exsention to use a low cost drills Dave
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    11-15-2018, 01:01 AM
    Why are you using a VDF on water well That is sump pump switch if use that look for 120 volt contact Dave
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    11-11-2018, 12:22 AM
    smithdoor replied to a thread Grinding 3 jaw chuck? in General
    With import chuck run-out may be in chuck scroll to chuck body They give a loss fit over o.0002" now chuck will change in run-out To find out...
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    11-03-2018, 04:18 PM
    smithdoor replied to a thread Problem with Lathe in General
    Most craftsman are flat bed It may just be lose or some play with head stock or bed was reground and no shims add for grinding The best flat bed...
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    10-29-2018, 02:06 AM
    I found ball bearing drill works best. If have employees weld a set chuck keys to chain then 5 GALLON paint lid one set of keys for 30 years. I had...
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    10-20-2018, 10:58 AM
    smithdoor replied to a thread Old Tool Catalogs in General
    You can see how Sears lost it roots Now Amazon is doing same thing but using the internet Sears lead the way in 1900 great catalogs and prices....
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    10-20-2018, 10:54 AM
    smithdoor replied to a thread cut off saw questions in General
    How offen does blade breaks Dave
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    10-20-2018, 10:45 AM
    smithdoor replied to a thread cut off saw questions in General
    I would keep as you time find two saws work for faster cutting or use one for angle cuts or vertical cuts power hacksaws are slow on cutting ...
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    10-19-2018, 01:22 PM
    smithdoor replied to a thread metric threading gears in General
    Fix Thank you I work in inch not monkey marks Yes 1 inch is 25.4 mm since the late 1950's this where the USA change the inch to 25.4 mm Dave
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    10-19-2018, 12:52 PM
    smithdoor replied to a thread metric threading gears in General
    The this accuracy is closer than the lead screw . The older lead screw the worst it gets. So using 47/37 over 127 is about same Most threading is...
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    10-18-2018, 01:28 AM
    smithdoor replied to a thread metric threading gears in General
    That looks good using 63 tooth gear But the BS 0 does not have 63 index This why the 37 / 47 works for most as you cut with BS-0 You can use...
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    10-17-2018, 12:22 PM
    smithdoor replied to a thread metric threading gears in General
    You can cut your own gear Typically 127 and a 100 tooth gear or 37 and a 47 tooth gear (this can be cut with most indexing head or table) If you...
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    10-16-2018, 10:40 AM
    The sound is high Using electric tool power tools cuts sound down. At one time ever one would put up with nose from air tools Today ever one...
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    10-16-2018, 10:34 AM
    This done ever day The simple is use a 20 ft wide flange beam. I have lifted 33 ft panels in past on to buildings Dave
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    10-14-2018, 10:41 AM
    Use a. food grade grease only Dave
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    10-06-2018, 09:32 AM
    smithdoor replied to a thread CO 2 Tanks in Home Shop Welding
    It needs to be tested Most tanks need tested ever 5 years The hydro’d is type of test use per DOT The tank is put in a water and pressureris ...
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    10-06-2018, 09:20 AM
    smithdoor replied to a thread What lathe is better? in General
    You pick a lathe for type work you doing At one time I own a that weight 44,000 great for production Today I have a South Bend Lathe 9A great for...
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    10-05-2018, 11:58 AM
    smithdoor replied to a thread whats it worth? in General
    Some sight glasses is same size as round welding glass. McMaster Carr has some type of sight glasses Dave
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    10-04-2018, 08:22 PM
    smithdoor replied to a thread whats it worth? in General
    No the tail stock is late Model lathe It was one of best tool room lathe. If need the right tail stock just keep your eye on EBay. It still a...
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    09-28-2018, 11:32 AM
    smithdoor replied to a thread A plea to McMaster-Carr in General
    I have the app for phone But in last 14 year a have one purchase due high pricing Dave
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    09-26-2018, 12:33 AM
    If any want to know how does BP 1 cost with all bells and whistles 49 table Back in 1981 it was $12,000 plus shipping Today that would be $33,410...
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    09-25-2018, 11:59 AM
    If doing mainly turning 1 to 3 Mic , dial calipers, dial indicator and a small square This get started and to as you need more or find used from...
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    09-25-2018, 11:08 AM
    Sorry to here of losing your BP mill But there some good points to bench mill Size and milling very long bars I to had changed to change to a...
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    09-24-2018, 10:36 PM
    smithdoor replied to a thread Why so many mill drills? in General
    I have own lot mills in past including BP mills Need space for working that is about took I seen shop where BP handle hit the wall and a lathe on...
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    09-24-2018, 06:34 PM
    smithdoor replied to a thread Why so many mill drills? in General
    Floor space A BP about 10 foot wall space and will need stick from room about 5 foot Now a small mill drill only needs 2 foot square Dave
    90 replies | 6685 view(s)
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