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    06-27-2015, 12:04 PM
    DR replied to a thread Dovetail Cutter Design in General
    I don't know what the "X" is for. I saw that spec as what Dorian Tool uses for their dovetail inserts. As to measuring edges....you might...
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    06-26-2015, 10:58 PM
    For sure, Grizzly is no prize, but they are improving. Way, way back I bought a mag base goose neck machine lamp. First time out of the box...
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    06-26-2015, 10:46 PM
    DR replied to a thread Dovetail Cutter Design in General
    The 15 degrees would be the edge clearance. The rake would be determined by the mounting pocket. At least that's the way I look at it.
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    06-26-2015, 10:17 AM
    I assume the person you're referring to is me. It's not about affording Bridgeports, it's about tolerating and fixing junk. Even the magazine is...
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    06-26-2015, 09:00 AM
    Everything comes down to quality of your tools. In this case the OP bought crap, either the mill or the collets or both. As to whether the pin...
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    06-26-2015, 08:32 AM
    DR replied to a thread Dovetail Cutter Design in General
    Most commercially available HSS dovetail cutters are not positive rake so don't cut freely. The same probably applies to most insert cutters. I...
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    06-25-2015, 08:57 AM
    Sounds like cheap junk........... You should not have to repair or modify tools/machines to use them.
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    06-24-2015, 09:50 AM
    Yes, I'm fairly sure that's off a Berkroy circle shear. I had one years ago. Berkroy made light duty bench type sheet metal equipment. Their...
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    06-22-2015, 10:38 AM
    DR replied to a thread Free lathe to the right person in General
    Yeah, for sure. I was sued by a nut case once. In that situation everybody who had the slightest knowledge of the circumstances was amazed by the...
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    06-20-2015, 11:36 PM
    DR replied to a thread To (thread) DIE for in General
    From the photo it's hard to tell which tap is wrong. It is obvious the pitches are different though. The bottom one says "SPPT". Assuming that...
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    06-20-2015, 02:09 PM
    DR replied to a thread To (thread) DIE for in General
    Yeah, this was going to be my next question.....what's the quality of the die? Did you buy it from Sears or a hardware store rather than a...
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    06-19-2015, 11:44 AM
    DR replied to a thread To (thread) DIE for in General
    More information needed, like how long is the threaded section? How did you align the die with the blank (as in, did it go on straight)? In...
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    06-11-2015, 10:20 PM
    What brand of chuck is it? I see the shallow recess to the right of the affected jaw slot, Buck chucks had those for their product marking. If...
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    06-03-2015, 01:26 PM
    You could put together a rotary converter to create the 240V 3 phase . Feed that into a boost transformer to get the higher voltage 3 phase. 3...
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    06-01-2015, 09:31 PM
    DR replied to a thread HSS niblets in General
    I have a couple boring bars with similar short sections of HSS that someone TIG welded onto mild steel shanks. As far as I can tell the welding...
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    05-30-2015, 11:04 AM
    There's parting off and there's parting off. As I said before the "P" type blades are by far the best IMO. we ran the automatic Hardinge lathes...
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    05-28-2015, 10:35 AM
    Assuming the OP is serious here...... What's interesting is she told you after the fact. Sounds to me like she feels your actions in collecting...
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    05-26-2015, 10:48 PM
    Those can be "collectible" if complete. There may be an attachment missing that fits below the vise jaws on this one. I had a couple varieties...
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    05-25-2015, 12:49 PM
    By far the most important factor in parting in the lathe is having a rigid machine. All of the tricks about slightly above or below center and...
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    05-13-2015, 12:57 PM
    DR replied to a thread Did I do okay on this job???? in General
    Where on earth do you get $5/tapped hole? The only part of this job I see being at all difficult is the milling. How did you do that, assuming...
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    05-13-2015, 10:16 AM
    DR replied to a thread Did I do okay on this job???? in General
    Cost IMO would be highly dependent on the tolerances on hole location and milling, etc. As someone else mentioned the vise lifting as the tap is...
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    05-11-2015, 10:17 PM
    DR replied to a thread poor speller- Aspell cx? in General
    I get machinist resume's and flyers from local vendors. If I find spelling or grammatical errors they go into the garbage. My reasoning is, if...
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    05-06-2015, 10:50 PM
    I would have agreed in treating tools with respect until.......... The until part is when I have a contractor working on my property . And, he...
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    05-06-2015, 10:36 PM
    Evan, this meant as a serious question. I was listening to NPR today, they had a piece about medical pot being legal by the national health...
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    05-06-2015, 01:34 PM
    Price is right, but condition "fair". Wonder what that means.....
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    05-06-2015, 12:16 PM
    Yeah, same here........................ With me engineering degree I had the security of always being able to get a job. Many large...
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    04-30-2015, 10:47 PM
    I didn't watch the whole video on the lathe with grinding added. Did he say anything about the lead screws? And, how he deals with grinding swarf...
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    04-20-2015, 11:44 AM
    Thanks for the link......looks like a nice program and the price is right. Seems to do pretty much what VCarve Pro ($650) from Vectric does. Let...
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    04-20-2015, 11:34 AM
    For sure..... This is one thing I don't like about the new trend with many of the software companies, download only. I just paid the extra $24.95...
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    04-20-2015, 09:30 AM
    Wow, I'm getting some great solutions. First off, from Googling I became aware of how to run XP on my W7 machine. I chose not to pursue that route,...
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