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    08-12-2019, 11:23 AM
    Any truth to the title subject? Does using pump gas with ethanol damage 2 cycle engines like used in gardening equipment?
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    08-08-2019, 08:36 PM
    DR replied to a thread Rotary Broach in General
    I have to ask, how many times have you setup a rotary broach head? Conservatively, I'd say I might have done it 50 times over 25 years (I had 3...
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    08-08-2019, 07:52 PM
    Quite an accomplishment, any dad would be proud. Hopefully she had time in those seven years for a little social life? I always figured the...
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    08-07-2019, 12:02 PM
    DR replied to a thread Rotary Broach in General
    If the broaches aren't all the same length then you need the adjustable type. For simple hex and square broaches I ground my own from 8mm M2 drill...
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    08-04-2019, 08:59 PM
    DR replied to a thread Rotary Broach in General
    My thoughts are that's not a rotary broach holder that you can center on the hole to be broached. Not as good as the adjustable type. The only...
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    08-04-2019, 01:08 PM
    I had hernia surgery a couple years ago. Older nurse wheeled me out to the car orders not to lift anything over 5 pounds for at least 2 weeks. At...
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    07-31-2019, 08:36 PM
    "the accuracy of the cutter grinder negates real high concentric accuracy" What does that mean? Your grinder is so bad that no accurate work can...
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    07-31-2019, 01:47 PM
    DR replied to a thread Broke my dovetail cutter in General
    What brand of cutter? How was it held? What machine? Another thing, the current crop of 1018 can be awful to machine, not your father's 1018...
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    07-30-2019, 12:26 PM
    DR replied to a thread 5C collet for lathe in General
    I'm exclusively 5C, mostly Hardinge (I do have a business). All my lathes and mill and grinding fixtures accept 5C's, some use power closers, a...
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    07-26-2019, 10:38 AM
    Hmmmmm...... a company that specializes in sales of machinery with thousands of eBay sales sells it for this price. Can we assume they know the...
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    07-22-2019, 10:52 AM
    A few points... Once you get more into lathe work you may appreciate the "high" speed of your lathe. In fact, you will probably come to wish for...
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    07-16-2019, 05:46 PM
    DR replied to a thread Removing a drill chuck arbor? in General
    A cross hole drilled through an arbor does not ruin it. BTW, I've noticed some Jacobs brand arbors are turned small right under the chuck mount. ...
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    07-16-2019, 12:20 AM
    DR replied to a thread Removing a drill chuck arbor? in General
    The method recommended by Jacobs is to drill a cross hole in the arbor to insert a roll pin giving a shoulder to use chuck removal wedges.
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    07-06-2019, 06:18 AM
    DR replied to a thread Cad Suggestion in General
    Yep, Fusion is free for hobbyists......................the problem may be Autodesk is an evil company. You can bet, one of these days you'll try to...
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    07-06-2019, 05:56 AM
    DR replied to a thread Ring roller in General
    Yes, there is a way to eliminate the flat. A customer brought an expensive piece of micro perforated stainless to be rolled into a circle. By...
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    07-04-2019, 05:16 PM
    Lots of suggestions here..................and i haven't read all of them thoroughly enough to totally understand them. I have done something similar...
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    07-03-2019, 11:39 AM
    DR replied to a thread .0005 Shim Stock Punching Holes in General
    That's a common Di Acro shear, I have one too. The type machines with parallel drop-down blades are sometimes called "squaring shears". They...
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    07-03-2019, 05:18 AM
    DR replied to a thread .0005 Shim Stock Punching Holes in General
    Photochemical Etching/Milling................. If it's worth it to you. I've had very small, flat stainless parts made this way. You submit...
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    06-21-2019, 10:28 AM
    My printer is in the home office. So far my wife hasn't objected to PLA. ABS is a no-no because of smell. How is PETG smell-wise? I suppose...
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    06-21-2019, 06:02 AM
    Interesting the design was offered both as STL and Fusion files. What material would you print this in, PLA? The flexible compression fingers...
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    06-16-2019, 07:30 AM
    DR replied to a thread Tool grinder Darw-in Attacment in General
    That's going to be a hard item to find. I have a similar item for my KO Lee workhead. It's a common adapter for grinder workheads,...
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    06-14-2019, 11:44 AM
    DR replied to a thread toolcutter and lathe question. in General
    The tool grinder is a quality copy of a Deckel. Nice machine. It'd be nice if it has an assortment of collets, including square collets. Yes, it...
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    06-10-2019, 02:04 AM
    DR replied to a thread Keyless Chucks in General
    Tundra, isn't the need for the special tools defeating the purpose of them being keyless? My typical drill chuck usage is the Jacobs 1/2" capacity...
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    06-06-2019, 02:34 PM
    I don't know about the comparison between eBay and Amazon...... What I do know is sometimes Amazon's pricing is MSRP rather than a discount. Now...
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    06-06-2019, 01:25 PM
    Do you mean reversing the motor as in power tapping on a lathe? I've done that for years running production parts with no apparent issues. ...
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    05-28-2019, 01:30 PM
    In case nobody has mentioned...reversing the eye (re-arcing) on a leaf spring was a common way of lowering pre-1949 Fords. They had a traverse leaf...
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    05-23-2019, 06:22 AM
    DR replied to a thread Is Blacksmith Stuff OT? in General
    Actually blacksmith wannabes are everywhere, the reality of making a living at it is when they become "far and few". Even those really good at...
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    05-22-2019, 08:10 PM
    I'm kind of surprised 3 phase is banned. I found his posts kind of interesting and funny at times. He certainly liked to be politically incorrect...
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    05-21-2019, 09:06 PM
    The recommended and best way is to use an MA Ford Unicam fixture. But that requires a tool and cutter grinder or a surface grinder. Jeez...the...
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    05-21-2019, 03:58 PM
    I appreciate your concerns about my engineering capabilities. Let me assure you the concerns I have as to cable size have nothing to do with any...
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