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    04-16-2019, 06:40 AM
    DR replied to a thread The home shop from Hell in General
    I looked at the young guys shop strictly from the standpoint of could I make any money with it? I would say no. Without CNC the chances are slim to...
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    04-15-2019, 11:44 AM
    DR replied to a thread Bought a Used Albrecht Chuck in General
    I recently sold my two Albrecht 1/2" chucks because I got tired of the hassle of loosening them when they self tightened beyond hand force under...
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    04-12-2019, 01:36 PM
    DR replied to a thread Taper pins in General
    Taper pins are sometimes used for tuning pins in stringed instruments. Square the big end and put in a cross hole in the other end. Not the best...
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    04-12-2019, 12:43 PM
    DR replied to a thread Centerless Grinding - WHY? in General
    Check out the Boston Centerless website. https://www.bostoncenterless.com/ When I had a Swiss style screw machine I purchased 8' bars from them....
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    04-12-2019, 06:51 AM
    DR replied to a thread Centerless Grinding - WHY? in General
    No center holes needed. Ability to precision grind long, small diameter parts too flexible to grind between centers. I once had a stainless part...
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    04-11-2019, 10:08 AM
    DR replied to a thread Taper pins in General
    On my CNC lathe taper pins are used to precisely locate the head stock to the lathe bed. Once the pins establish the location the hold down bolts...
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    03-27-2019, 11:48 AM
    Solid vs surface....... My preference is solid modeling. But......my 12 year old era surface modeling CAD is my fastest and easiest to work in...
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    03-25-2019, 12:48 AM
    I'd pass on that mill for some of the reasons mentioned above. Another reason is the spindle taper, a 40 or 50 taper would be much nicer. That...
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    03-24-2019, 06:01 PM
    DR replied to a thread help with square thread. in General
    Let's see......, assuming the female thread is similar to the male, if the crest is wider than the root, will the two pieces screw together?
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    03-24-2019, 01:13 PM
    DR replied to a thread help with square thread. in General
    Plunger, Holding my calipers up to the monitor on the photo it looks like the root and crest of the male thread are about the same. It also looks...
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    03-23-2019, 12:08 PM
    It would be interesting to know the durometer rating of the material you're turning. "Soft" is too subjective a description of the material. The...
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    03-23-2019, 12:01 PM
    I thought I made it clear I wanted to see how it would be for my grand kids to use for 3D printing. Also, being a newer version of Alibre than my...
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    03-22-2019, 05:40 AM
    Be careful of Alibre Atom if you have Alibre Design on the same computer. I downloaded the trial version of Atom to verify it'd be a good choice for...
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    03-22-2019, 05:13 AM
    Caution, at only needing a couple pieces this is one of those type things a good many suppliers will say they don't have. The sale is just not worth...
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    03-18-2019, 12:48 PM
    No, it's free to hobbyists and business startups. I don't recall exactly where or how you download and register in the free categories. I have it...
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    03-18-2019, 10:27 AM
    Yean, Fusion 360 is great for threads. My other CAD programs have to do a helical cut for threads which is cumbersome in comparison. Yesterday I...
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    03-15-2019, 05:25 PM
    DR replied to a thread 3D printing........??????? in General
    Here's thje model, it's Spock from Star Trek in the Plakit series: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3366861
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    03-15-2019, 12:08 PM
    DR replied to a thread Slitting saw advice in General
    Yeah, I don't get the climb milling recommendation either. My thoughts, as someone else mentioned, this is not a slitting operation being 1/4" wide....
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    03-15-2019, 12:02 PM
    DR started a thread 3D printing........??????? in General
    My grandson has been using the 3D printer I bought before Christmas. Most of what he wants to print need supports for printing. I don't like...
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    03-11-2019, 01:33 AM
    In my experience, many times it's best to scrap the plastic with old paper stuck to it. Unless it's Sunday night and you need to use some of the...
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    03-08-2019, 12:52 PM
    I don't agree with you on this....... Example: Maybe 10 years ago a guy responded to one of my postings on a special interest forum. His reply...
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    03-07-2019, 09:36 PM
    DR replied to a thread Mystery Indexer in General
    It appears to be both an indexer and a dividing head. The indexing plate is marked 32, 32 would be kind of odd, 36 would be more common. Maybe...
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    03-07-2019, 08:25 AM
    DR replied to a thread Score for today howd I do ??? in General
    I always surprised how much sellers try to get for sets of taps and dies (and how much buyers are willing to pay). From what I see the set shown...
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    03-07-2019, 08:15 AM
    I'm assuming what the OP is trying to understand is how to calculate the offset for centerline cutter programming on something simple like a corner...
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    03-03-2019, 04:50 PM
    Google this: Gauered Flat Bar from Plate
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    03-01-2019, 07:08 AM
    I've done 4-40 on the CNC lathe with a full profile insert with no problem at all. Fine pitches are a problem because of burrs raised on the crests...
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    02-27-2019, 01:35 AM
    Hmmm......I believe that engraver is the same one I had. Sold it recently because the little engraving I need can now be done on the CNC. As to...
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    02-22-2019, 07:59 PM
    I signed up for the free Hulu trial. PBS News Hour is something we wanted and it's not on Hulu. We may be able to get it using an antenna as others...
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    02-22-2019, 12:16 PM
    Centurylink. Yikes, apparently we were on promo deal which has since expired so the new price for TV only is $130/month more. Looking to get rid...
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    02-20-2019, 01:14 PM
    I'm on the free Alibre edition from way back when they gave it away. Since then I paid for maintenance a couple times, when it was around a $100. ...
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