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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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    05-21-2019, 01:48 AM
    This afternoon we cobbled together a test zip line. Looks promising so far. My favorite hardware store had a 28' rem of galvanized, 1/4" cable...
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    05-20-2019, 03:07 PM
    Thanks, that's exactly why I was asking for experiences with cable size. George, thanks for the detailed reply. I hadn't thought of a come-along...
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    05-20-2019, 02:59 PM
    If possible support the outboard end of your 1/2" material with a center. 1/2" aluminum can flex easily when the knurls hit. I've knurled...
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    05-20-2019, 02:31 PM
    If you built one what size cable? Heaviest of the kids is about 80 pounds. For testing we'll string it between trees 20 feet apart. Things like...
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    05-19-2019, 12:12 PM
    DR replied to a thread NC Viewer simulator in General
    Okay, I see what you mean by "arc mode command". In my experience arcs are more often referred to as incremental or absolute. But, which ever...
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    05-18-2019, 10:20 AM
    DR replied to a thread NC Viewer simulator in General
    Been CNC'ing for thirty some years on mills and lathes...don't recall ever hearing the term "arc mode command". What does it mean? Does it refer...
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    05-16-2019, 10:07 PM
    There are CPO's, certified pre-owned, from new car dealers and car rental outfits and maybe the big used car dealers. Only available, I believe, on...
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    05-11-2019, 12:24 PM
    DR replied to a thread Sheet Metal Brake ID in General
    Yes, as Fixit says, it's a bar folder not a brake. It can do very limited brake work, as long as the bend is only about an inch or so from the edge....
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    05-09-2019, 09:41 AM
    I have had several WWII era machines with brass tags affixed saying something about the war production board prohibited the machine maker from doing...
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    05-06-2019, 01:29 PM
    DR replied to a thread Delrin for Bushings ? in General
    Here's a nice comparison between the physical properties of Acetal and Delrin ,. ...
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    05-06-2019, 09:53 AM
    Replacement belts are not usually a problem. There are companies called "converters" that will make belts to whatever size you need. Back in the...
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    05-03-2019, 12:00 PM
    Yeah, all that is obvious. I think the question of this thread is how to make a repeatable dead length stop with a 5C drawbar. I understand...
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    05-03-2019, 11:05 AM
    What am I missing here? I don't see how these apply to accurately stopping 5C collet work.
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    05-03-2019, 10:43 AM
    No they don't cover all concerns, 5DS are limited to 7/8" diameter and below. They are also limited in depth of stop. I have various sizes of 5DS...
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    05-03-2019, 05:47 AM
    Pull back collets like 5C's are especially prone to giving differing length chuckings when the part diameters vary slightly (as was mentioned, a...
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    04-29-2019, 10:05 AM
    DR replied to a thread Experience with Weiss Machines? in General
    About all you have to do is read the text in the red box, broken English. If they want to give the impression of world class they could do better...
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    04-28-2019, 05:36 AM
    DR replied to a thread Sheet metal bending... in General
    How do you "air bend" to zero radius? From memory I believe a bend allowance chart with a better explanation is in my Chicago press brake manual.
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    04-27-2019, 12:43 PM
    As a shop owner...these are the type projects shops stay away from. The main reason is what they have to charge the customer to make any money. ...
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    04-24-2019, 06:53 AM
    Speaking of tolerances.......... Why aren't the plans in HSM mag toleranced? The idea of having to fit parts together as they're being machined...
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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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