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    04-14-2014, 12:32 PM
    DR replied to a thread Coventry die head in General
    You really need to find a booklet describing how to use the jig. I have J&L tangential chasers and the special jig, it's far from obvious how to use...
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    04-13-2014, 06:02 AM
    DR replied to a thread BTC1 Gloat Worthy ? in General
    So, does it run after the move? Moves can be hard on old machines.
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    04-10-2014, 08:41 PM
    Hardinge has the parts. You probably already knew that and don't want to spend the money, huh? Years ago I made the main shaft which has a gear...
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    04-10-2014, 08:01 PM
    Why a Tool Flo threading setup? Before you go broke trashing end mills with that same money you could probably pick up a lay down threading...
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    04-06-2014, 10:49 AM
    DR replied to a thread I broke my bench vise in General
    If you're willing to do a little scrounging, garage and estate sales or shop auctions, there are plenty of high quality vises for prices far less...
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    04-06-2014, 09:39 AM
    DR replied to a thread ABS Or Delrin Sheet ???? in General
    Tom's link to a comparison between Acetal/Delrin vs ABS wouldn't open on either of my computers. But, the choice between materials comes down to...
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    04-05-2014, 07:15 AM
    DR replied to a thread ABS Or Delrin Sheet ???? in General
    Tom, As to machining, I'd take ABS over Delrin and acetal any day. ABS also has the major advantage of being able to be glued. We used it...
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    04-01-2014, 09:41 AM
    FWIW, the 6" faceplates on old Delta wood lathes were threaded both right hand and left hand. This would be equivalent to tapping with a right hand...
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    03-30-2014, 11:45 AM
    I had a Hardinge machine with B&S collets also. Don't recall the number, only that they were a very common size used in B&S screw machines. A...
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    03-30-2014, 11:44 AM
    I had a Hardinge machine with B&S collets also. Don't recall the number, only that they were a very common size used in B&S screw machines. A...
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    03-23-2014, 03:26 PM
    I'll have to look...it seems I had a set of American made adjustable reamers in a nice wooden box with secure closing lid and latch. Some may have...
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    03-23-2014, 09:04 AM
    DR replied to a thread Hardinge ESM-59 Lathe in General
    The good news here is that's a later model of the split bed type. The turret on the older models was hex shaped (they were bad). I would guess...
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    03-23-2014, 08:49 AM
    I'll rain on your parade a bit...... I would not have paid near that much for the tools. Taiwan may be "sort of okay" for machinery, but cutting...
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    03-22-2014, 10:04 AM
    DR replied to a thread Hardinge ESM-59 Lathe in General
    ESM? Or DSM? Not familiar with an ESM. Restoring to original condition, very difficult. 25 years ago Hardinge charged $1800 to replace the...
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    03-16-2014, 01:37 PM
    DR replied to a thread The Movers Are Here! in General
    Moving, me? No way too much "stuff". I just helped a friend by taking (buying for a very, very low price) some of his treasures. They're moving...
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    03-06-2014, 08:26 PM
    DR replied to a thread Mill edge finders...... in General
    Thanks Frank. It did occur to me there was a quality issue at work here. My .200 is Starrett, but old. The .500 is Sears Craftsman, which I've...
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    03-06-2014, 05:46 PM
    DR started a thread Mill edge finders...... in General
    For years I've used the kind that contacts the work while the finder is spinning and jumps off center when you're at the right position. Nothing...
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    03-05-2014, 08:26 AM
    DR replied to a thread Some pay back, some do not. in General
    Stuck in a ditch at 1:00 AM... yeah that as me at age 16. First time after much begging I was allowed to take the car to a Friday night school event...
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    03-05-2014, 08:10 AM
    Regarding shapers versus vertical mills, does the fact that shapers aren't (hardly) being made anymore and you won't find them in any "modern"...
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    02-22-2014, 02:22 PM
    Thanks all. I got some good ideas on how to make it easier than the drag selecting process. I may not have made it clear, every time I paste...
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    02-21-2014, 08:55 PM
    I'm using Open Office, free download. I'm pasting in three columns of data, might be as much as 300 sets (rows). Calculations yield three new...
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    02-21-2014, 08:41 PM
    DR replied to a thread Shoe Goo in General
    You can always go to an industrial belting supplier. From memory....., they supply you with a urethane compound belt cut to length. They rent you...
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    02-21-2014, 08:27 PM
    DR replied to a thread Alibre-Geomagic...annual cost in General
    I did download Free Cad awhile back. And, soon after uninstalled it. I don't recall exact details other than that a number of features that I...
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    02-21-2014, 11:39 AM
    Did everybody get the emails about the annual maintenance/support fee? First email said $199 special until the end of month. Second email said...
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    02-20-2014, 09:37 PM
    DR replied to a thread OT: Ophthalmological laser in General
    Yeah, I've had a couple laser eye scans. Not exactly the most pleasant type eye exam. My wife had one recently with her annual eye exam, bill was a...
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    02-19-2014, 11:47 AM
    DR replied to a thread Professional Ignoramus? in General
    You think managers are incompetent idiots, just wait until you get into management and see the idiots under you. Years ago in a large...
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    02-14-2014, 11:17 AM
    A few Corvettes in a hole don't get me excited. There's just something about Corvettes and lack of class. I was reading Motor Trend mag at the...
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    02-13-2014, 10:25 PM
    DR replied to a thread Grainger catalog giveaway! in General
    Grainger, yikes???? I went into a local store Friday afternoon. Counter guy is not knowledgeable, spends 10 minutes trying to convince me the...
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    02-13-2014, 08:15 PM
    DR replied to a thread Floating Machine Shop Photos in General
    In those pictures everything is clean enough to eat off. But, the lathes don't have back splash shields to contain chips and coolant??? Years ago...
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    02-12-2014, 12:44 PM
    Yeah, they do "look" okay. Check the movement of the caliper, does it slide smoothly with the thumb wheel? Does it close down to zero with...
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