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    Yesterday, 03:59 PM
    Have you thought about a spell checker? I use ieSpell on Internet Explorer
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    Yesterday, 01:32 PM
    That's an awful poor thread diagram in the OP's post. It doesn't show the nominal diameter of the thread which would be 1/4" in the case of a...
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    07-29-2014, 10:51 AM
    It seems that at about every machine shop auction you'll find a lathe tracer attachment covered in dust back in a corner somewhere. Usually they...
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    07-26-2014, 09:07 AM
    DR replied to a thread Counter sink question in General
    No. I'm speaking of the good (and expensive) Weldon made in USA brand. The literature specifically states not for use in steel. We do use them in...
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    07-25-2014, 01:09 PM
    DR replied to a thread Counter sink question in General
    The "O" flute style, also known as "fish eye" have a much weaker cutting edge. They do work well. Their problem is the somewhat "fragile" cutting...
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    07-24-2014, 02:59 PM
    DR replied to a thread Counter sink question in General
    Those type countersinks are re-sharpened on the outside (I have the fixture). As someone else asked, is that a good quality like an MA Ford brand? ...
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    07-16-2014, 07:45 PM
    If the pyramid is deep those type bends are done with a punch and die. It's hard to tell from the OP's picture how deep it is. I just noticed the...
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    07-15-2014, 08:34 AM
    DR replied to a thread Cross slide lock.. in General
    One of my past machines had this setup from the factory. It's been so long ago, I don't recall interference with tailstock being an issue though. ...
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    07-15-2014, 08:12 AM
    DR replied to a thread Extension cord/plug question in General
    I haven't tried the ferrule method. My first thought was the ferrule might be too large diameter to fit into the wire-hole in the cord end,...
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    07-15-2014, 07:41 AM
    DR replied to a thread Update Alibre V12 worth it? in General
    What is it about V12 that doesn't work for you? I don't recall exactly what V12 was like, but I don't think the most basic 3D modeling capabilities...
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    07-14-2014, 12:28 PM
    World Cup...??? Was that the reason for all the shouting noises from the bars the last week or so??
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    07-08-2014, 02:15 PM
    DR replied to a thread Do They Make Such a Tool? in General
    Geez, even with the rotating chuck in the tailstock turning 1/4" rod 8" long is not going to work well. Once you get to the middle the rod will want...
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    07-08-2014, 02:03 PM
    DR replied to a thread Norseman drill group buy in General
    Nope, don't recall ever hearing of Viking either. I did notice their website appears identical to the Norseman site, what's that about? As you...
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    07-07-2014, 04:54 PM
    DR replied to a thread Norseman drill group buy in General
    Interesting....thirty years in the machining business and never heard of Norseman tools. Their website shows an item that's blister packed for...
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    07-07-2014, 02:52 PM
    This morning's news said each of them in the water will require about a day to salvage. Various cranes and a crew of fifty workers.
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    07-06-2014, 05:10 PM
    DR replied to a thread Linked V belts in General
    I've purchased the original Fenner brand, the red ones, that are so widely copied. The packaging says nothing about direction. The Fenner's have...
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    07-06-2014, 04:58 PM
    DR replied to a thread Infection in machining wounds. in General
    Something worth noting, machinists using water soluble oil cutting fluids don't get infected cuts very often. The cutting fluids have antibiotics to...
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    07-05-2014, 11:34 AM
    DR replied to a thread Shars products in General
    It would be shut down quickly, but it would be interesting to see the answers if this same question was posted over on the PM forum. Myself, I...
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    07-04-2014, 04:48 PM
    Walla Walla Foundry is a place I'd like to spend some time. High tech operation specializing in large art work. As I understand, artists can send...
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    07-04-2014, 10:55 AM
    DR replied to a thread What's a "blow-in" Card? in General
    Seems like this subject is being over-thought. Why not just use a block of wood drilled for the shank size of the tool with the cutting end sticking...
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    07-04-2014, 10:27 AM
    V16...??? Mine is: Geomagic Design™ Professional 2013 Geomagic Design Version: 64-bit
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    07-04-2014, 01:36 AM
    Going from memory here (not at the right computer). Nothing happens. I got ahold of tech support, by my version number he said I'm up to...
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    07-02-2014, 02:59 PM
    I just tried to contact Alibre/GM on the phone. For tech support they want you to email. I tried sales, they were "busy helping other customers" so...
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    07-02-2014, 12:55 PM
    It's been awhile since I used the desktop version, the "Professional" version. It doesn't have sheet metal. And to top things off when I go to...
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    07-02-2014, 11:59 AM
    Hmmm...... Now I'm curious, I started with the original Alibre free version and have paid all the maintenance fees asked of me. My current version...
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    07-01-2014, 12:46 PM
    Regarding the last maintenance fee for Alibre..... I've had Alibre since day one..., the initial free download with enhanced import/export. ...
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    06-28-2014, 09:57 AM
    Regular dovetail cutters generally are not free cutting. They have no top rake on the cutting edge and straight flutes. They're similar to using...
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    06-28-2014, 09:33 AM
    I've owned a number of machines with the mechanical variable speed heads, mills, lathes, drill presses and even a press brake. They're a royal...
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    06-27-2014, 10:42 PM
    This thread should be a warning to anyone buying a used B'port. If given a choice buy the step pulley model. But, it seems most newer machines...
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    06-26-2014, 11:43 AM
    DR replied to a thread Need Instruction sheet/manual in General
    How about try to contact Dorian for the manual?
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