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    08-14-2018, 08:01 AM
    This method seems totally goofy. First off the guy is holding the router at an angle rather than perpendicular with respect to the guide board, if...
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    08-14-2018, 07:36 AM
    I was near Boeing Field in South Seattle when the two F15's landed. This is an area where aircraft noise is a way of life, but those two were...
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    08-13-2018, 04:32 PM
    DR replied to a thread Bandsaw coolant in General
    My saw is an Ellis mitering bandsaw (the complete head swivels rather than just the vise for miter cuts). Not exactly cheap, several times the cost...
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    08-13-2018, 09:41 AM
    Back twenty some years at a machine tool show in LA a company was offering a rebuilding service for 10ee's bringing them back to original factory...
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    08-09-2018, 02:18 PM
    Okay, now we're getting somewhere.... thanks guys. Both the intake and exhaust on my engine appear to have the same thread diameter. Using a...
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    08-08-2018, 05:24 PM
    Here's a small bender like one I've had for years. At $110 if your time is worth anything this is quite a deal. Similar ones are listed elsewhere...
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    08-07-2018, 12:58 PM
    I have what I think (from Googling) is a Stuart 10V steam engine. Just the engine and I have no idea if is was originally purchased completely...
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    07-28-2018, 09:21 AM
    DR replied to a thread Hendey at HGR in General
    After my bad experience buying from HGR I would buy only after inspecting the machine in person and under power. In my case I bought what appeared...
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    07-27-2018, 05:06 AM
    DR replied to a thread OT Non Scratch Acrylic in General
    We used to make acrylic (Plexiglas) windows for instrument readouts. The customer supplied material was factory labeled scratch resistant. ...
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    07-26-2018, 09:14 AM
    DR replied to a thread 400 lbs of titanium in General
    This appears to me to be a situation where the seller has somehow acquired 400 pounds of material he knows practically nothing about. Titanium...
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    07-18-2018, 01:50 PM
    Looking for an Arduino program to rotate a stepper driven rotary table a number of degrees triggered by a contact closure. A keypad interface to...
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    07-16-2018, 08:07 AM
    DR replied to a thread What Tooling Do You Recommend? in General
    In many cases the quality of steels currently available for machining are pretty low and getting worse. Even with the best tooling on high dollar...
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    07-16-2018, 07:24 AM
    Times are definitely changing....... I can't remember the last time I even had a flat tire, must have been at least 30 years ago (a number of times...
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    07-08-2018, 09:35 PM
    I suggest the OP switches to a lay down type insert. Getting easier to source and you can get more variety, like full profile inserts.
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    07-08-2018, 09:30 PM
    Good point, maybe lower it down and lessen the stick out of drill from the collet. Looks like the cheapo grey wheel that comes on low end...
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    07-08-2018, 06:27 PM
    I have to agree with Metalmagpie. You do need a way to create a radial relief. It an be done by advancing the drill into the wheel as it's rotated...
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    07-06-2018, 01:13 PM
    DR replied to a thread New mill acquisition is dead. in General
    How about waiting out this tariff nonsense? But, even when it goes away I suspect some retailers will not go all the way back to the pre-tariff...
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    06-28-2018, 12:20 AM
    DR replied to a thread Fastenal Minimum Purchase in General
    It appears to me a few local outfits used the recent recession to begin requiring minimum purchase amounts. Besides that, they reduced in stock...
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    06-27-2018, 05:15 PM
    DR replied to a thread Question On Thread Helix Angle in General
    The difference between the two insert seats is one degree. The insert is inclined a difference of one degree. Does this change the helix angle of...
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    06-25-2018, 02:08 PM
    DR replied to a thread Tangential threading tool? in General
    FWIW, we used to thread thousands of mild steel rods using die heads. Started with Geometric die heads. Finally, zeroed in on J&L die heads with...
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    06-25-2018, 01:24 PM
    This brings up a point, how does an individual enforce a "contract". In the whole scheme of things $2K is not a lot of money. Is it worth hiring a...
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    06-21-2018, 08:02 PM
    DR replied to a thread Hydraulic vise - any good?? in General
    Do they spell "vise" differently in England, "vice"?
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    06-20-2018, 11:21 AM
    The title of this thread reminds me of working with Boeing on a project. They needed tiny plastic machined thermo-couples mounts for near an engine...
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    06-20-2018, 10:40 AM
    A result of having excess backlash in axis screws is milled holes can be frustratingly out of round. You can also see this on servo driven machines...
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    06-19-2018, 11:58 AM
    Okay, that's definitely a step up from my Atlas dp's, yours would have competed with the Delta 17".
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    06-18-2018, 10:00 PM
    Is that a 14" dp? Mine all are and came from the factory with a Jacobs #33 tapered spindle nose. The chucks are Jacobs 633C, the "C" refers to the...
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    06-18-2018, 02:35 PM
    This is where our difference of opinion comes in. My Atlas's have drill chucks for small hole drilling up to their 1/2" in mild steel capacity, my...
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    06-18-2018, 02:33 AM
    Painting like this is a cheap trick for no other reason than to make machines look better than they really are. In the trade it's known as a...
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    06-17-2018, 02:05 PM
    Appears a dealer slapped blue paint on old drill presses to make them look better. Note, he did the same with the punch presses behind. For me...
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    06-13-2018, 11:27 AM
    DR replied to a thread rpm for tapping heads in General
    As a side note, I have a factory built tapping machine. 5/16" capacity in mild steel, looks a lot like a small import drill press. Each thread...
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