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    09-23-2017, 07:51 PM
    Yep. ........ (added for min character count)
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    09-23-2017, 04:49 PM
    Bigger is always better. My favorite milling machine back in the day was a G A Gray planer mill (not a conversion) having four 15 HP heads and a 16...
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    09-23-2017, 03:35 PM
    31" of table travel is clearly spelled out in the BP specs. You can't really expext more with a 42" table overhanging a 17"(?) saddle. The table is...
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    09-23-2017, 02:55 AM
    Forrest Addy replied to a thread Rusty chuck in General
    Take a look anyway. Lyle offers a pretty good side by side trial. Not the most scientific run-off I've seen but informative to the open minded. ...
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    09-23-2017, 01:14 AM
    That might be true except for my towering figure, huge muscles, command presence, and rugged male beauty.
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    09-23-2017, 01:08 AM
    Forrest Addy replied to a thread Rusty chuck in General
    Jerry, you can dispute "distant second" and similar hyperbolae til the cows come home but Evapo-Rust is demonstrated superior to phosphoric acid for...
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    09-21-2017, 10:46 PM
    I bet it will. Obviously, you have to re-engineer the splitter and backstop for press work and maybe rearrange things a little but if you have the...
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    09-21-2017, 10:42 PM
    Not with water based coolant; loads the wheel almost instantly and scuffs the work leaving an ugly finish. It grinds pretty good using oil but oil...
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    09-20-2017, 05:13 PM
    For once Allistair, I agree with you. Anthony Quinn is one of my favorite character actors. He could really turn on the juice when his role required...
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    09-20-2017, 03:42 PM
    The wheel is your cutting tool. You sharpen - dress - it by removing the dulled cutting edges - abrasive grains. A dress lasts only so long; minutes...
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    09-18-2017, 11:59 AM
    Anyone remember Duke Ellington, the jazz great of the 40's and 50's? Duke Ellington's cow? Got into the purple paint and she mooed indigo.
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    09-17-2017, 09:20 PM
    90 Hz easy. I do it all the time on my turret mill using a 5 HP rated Magnetek GPD 333 VFD and the stock 2 HP threew phase motor running from 230...
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    09-17-2017, 06:58 PM
    Yep. what Rich says. My earlier remarks focused on the electrical stuff. You should also think about the mechanical side of motor over-speed. The...
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    09-17-2017, 05:03 PM
    Three Phase, thanks for the confidence but... Not a wizard. Lets say along with my blocks and Tickle Me Elmo I've had VFDs and three phase motors...
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    09-17-2017, 03:47 AM
    Forrest Addy replied to a thread Rusty chuck in General
    Endorse. EvapoRust is about a three times as effective and twelve times faster than vinegar and your shop won't smell like a pickle. Other methods,...
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    09-16-2017, 11:25 PM
    Forrest Addy replied to a thread NOS lathe in General
    Put any size motor on it you like. Over-powering a machine tool wont hurt it if you don't use the excess HP. I don't know where people get the notion...
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    09-16-2017, 09:25 PM
    There probably isn't a simple answer. I suggest you keep your options open because you never know what you're going to bounce the purple light off....
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    09-16-2017, 05:15 PM
    People vary. Assuming a college educated person is lacking in street smarts, mechanical intuition, common sense (choose your favorite canard) is...
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    09-15-2017, 09:36 PM
    They didn't give me a score. I got a message that was "off the chart" but they didn't say which end
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    09-13-2017, 06:27 PM
    WTF!!! Is that IT?? That's a SawzAll and bi-metal blade job. Dress it up with an angle grinder. Take you about 8 hours about the same time as setting...
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    09-13-2017, 06:00 AM
    Bridgeports are rated for 300 to 500 lb centered over the knee; a rule seldom followed. Outsize workpieces like lomng heavy tractor frames double the...
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    09-12-2017, 06:28 PM
    Overhung weight on a turret mill table is a killer of ways. I suggest you work up a vertical suspension so the work hangs from springs,...
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    09-11-2017, 02:20 PM
    Forrest Addy replied to a thread Supermax Mill in General
    Lotta fitted parts to a turret mill head but in reality they are not much more complicated than a toaster. Any one with mechanic skills and a sense...
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    09-10-2017, 12:08 AM
    Forrest Addy replied to a thread What did I buy? in General
    A definite "you suck, with oak leaves" acquisition. What you have there is a horologist's dream. Brace yourselves, I'm going to state the...
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    09-08-2017, 08:28 PM
    Forrest Addy replied to a thread OT; Steel gas cans in General
    Has anyone mentioned "ternplate" as in lead-coated steel? Supposed to mitigate sparks and retards corrosion. I know, lead is immoral, lethal, and...
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    09-07-2017, 05:40 PM
    Forrest Addy replied to a thread boring spur gears in General
    If you have doubts of the as-machining accuracy of the gears you're boring - the concentricity of the OD to bore - you may wish to verify the...
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    09-04-2017, 06:28 PM
    Deep holes are a historic problem. I've seen 3/4 pipe 5 ft long made from solid CRES 316L stock on a radial arm drill and hold wall concentricity so...
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    09-03-2017, 06:48 PM
    A semi-OT suggestions for manipulating the weld stinger : Ray Ludemann was a welding supervisor who taught the Olympic College welding night...
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    09-03-2017, 02:21 AM
    Another point, your eyes may required different corrections. Buy two sets of cheaters if you need to; one set for each eye, and swap one lens out. I...
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    09-01-2017, 10:04 PM
    Shear oversize and hand file the edge stroking parallel to the shim plane. Get in a hurry and you rumple the edges so they look like pages in a badly...
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