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    Today, 07:19 AM
    DR replied to a thread Hardinge horizontal on the Bay in General
    Yeah, I fully agree about posting active sales. But, it's here now so the damage is done. Getting on to details of the machine, why do you...
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    01-16-2018, 12:21 AM
    DR replied to a thread OT - Ignorance Knows No Bounds in General
    OMG...I'm beginning to see flylo is in love with me. I'm flattered, but sorry, I just don't swing that way.
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    01-15-2018, 11:59 PM
    DR replied to a thread RIP, Dan Gurney in General
    Take moment and relax. When my neighbor the doctor told me about this the other day I too was skeptical. If you aren't too stupid an old fool...
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    01-15-2018, 08:15 PM
    DR replied to a thread OK... it's pretty, but $7k? in General
    Flat ways.....how about box ways on some very, very high end machinery? Same difference isn't it?
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    01-15-2018, 03:00 PM
    DR replied to a thread RIP, Dan Gurney in General
    Google on "pneumonia is the old mans best friend". I just had this discussion the other day with a neighbor/doctor. We were talking about an...
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    01-15-2018, 02:07 PM
    DR replied to a thread OK... it's pretty, but $7k? in General
    Based on the seller's location he may have purchased it from Keir Machinery in Issaquah, WA. Keir's main focus was Hardinge machines and tooling. I...
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    01-15-2018, 01:02 PM
    DR replied to a thread RIP, Dan Gurney in General
    He died of pneumonia. Pneumonia was sometimes called the old mans friend because it's a somewhat peaceful way to go.
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    01-14-2018, 03:07 PM
    DR replied to a thread OT - Ignorance Knows No Bounds in General
    No, not at all. I think all the information was needed to be sure readers understood. I didn't know for sure that $10,000 in bail could be...
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    01-14-2018, 02:52 PM
    DR replied to a thread Dead Center Mfg. Dist ?? in General
    A problem there is how many here have the means to determine the quality. "Quality" being accuracy and proper hardness, etc, etc.
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    01-11-2018, 05:17 PM
    I got a free, used VFD that had been on a wood lathe. The manufacturer of the lathe had password protected the parameter settings. No way to...
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    01-07-2018, 02:20 PM
    DR replied to a thread My hardinge addiction in General
    "I called hardinge about manuals but they are completely useless anymore." I figured things must have changed since the old days with Hardinge. ...
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    01-07-2018, 08:35 AM
    DR replied to a thread My hardinge addiction in General
    Nice haul..... I'm a Hardinge addict too. Only one chucker now though. HC-R, why is that referred to as "hot rod"? I've kind of forgotten the...
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    01-05-2018, 01:25 PM
    I did the 240 single phase to 480 to VFD, using single phase input to the VFD.. The machine tool was 480V 3 phase only because that's what the...
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    01-05-2018, 12:25 AM
    It is, sort of..... Did you get the compound too?
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    12-31-2017, 07:40 PM
    For the flat-landers a polar bear swim is when you put your swimming suit on and join a bunch of other crazies to jump into the cold ocean or river...
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    12-26-2017, 05:33 PM
    My grandson got a Bachmann N gage train set for Xmas, via Amazon. Absolute junk, the engine's motor is dead. List is $220, Amazon is $125. Any...
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    12-26-2017, 01:26 AM
    I did the same thing, only we used a Hardinge second op lathe with lever cross feed and a lever longitudinal slide. One hand on each lever. With...
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    12-26-2017, 01:12 AM
    DR replied to a thread SB Heavy 10 Mystery in General
    As JC says there appears to be a fair amount of wear on the ways. The scraping is all gone, isn't it?
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    12-24-2017, 05:47 PM
    When I suggested this method what I had in mind were jaws that overhung to the side of the vise so the parts would come in from the side rather than...
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    12-23-2017, 02:34 PM
    I write longhand Gcode for complicated contours. For that you need macro capability to calculate the Gcode for the cutter path on the fly using the...
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    12-22-2017, 05:30 PM
    You're making too big a deal out of this. Find a shop with a double disc grinder. They'll do both sides simultaneously for perfect parallelism...
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    12-22-2017, 05:18 PM
    Thanks, Milton. I'll order the acorn before the price increase to save the 60 bucks. There's still a little confusion on the software. Does...
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    12-22-2017, 01:41 PM
    There are pros and cons of conversational. You could even include canned cycles as sort of conversational, the main difference being canned cycles...
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    12-22-2017, 01:09 PM
    I could call Centroid and ask, but since you mentioned this...... So, the board will go from $265 to $265 + $60, huh? I'm not quite sure what...
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    12-19-2017, 01:39 PM
    DR replied to a thread Degreasing a Lathe in General
    I can't say for sure I've experienced grit being driven where it shouldn't be by compressed air blast. What I do know for sure is the maintenance...
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    12-18-2017, 01:23 PM
    DR replied to a thread Degreasing a Lathe in General
    You asked...so.... my favorite cleanup method would be a rag with paint or lacquer thinner to wipe exposed contact areas. Machining is (or can be)...
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    12-17-2017, 05:41 PM
    DR replied to a thread Lead Molds in General
    Lead hammers, huh? Hmmmmm...... A few years back we had an interesting story that made all the local news outlets. Two (or was it three)...
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    12-14-2017, 01:42 PM
    Something interesting I saw the other day. The guy bought a bunch of identical old Craftsman table saws, plentiful on CL. He took the wings off...
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    12-13-2017, 06:28 PM
    DR replied to a thread Stupid German engineering in General
    I have two of the pictured Bosch drills, both purchased used. By far my favorite cordless tool, light weight and compact. The first was from a...
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    12-12-2017, 04:10 PM
    The plastic ends don't look good enough (to me) to rely on as a locating surface. If it was me I'd rig up mill vise jaws to clamp on the aluminum...
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