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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    02-20-2019, 12:57 PM
    I have a Leatherman that was gifted to me. For awhile I kept it in the pickup and actually had a minor engine problem which I was able to fix with...
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    02-19-2019, 01:24 PM
    DR replied to a thread Is This Angle Special Made ?? in General
    Now days they come under the category of very collectible. I got a few when a 100 year old local machinery dealer was selling out. They had 30 or...
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    02-19-2019, 12:23 PM
    DR replied to a thread Is This Angle Special Made ?? in General
    Yeah, Di Acro bender stand as others have said. Same design for at least 70 years. Di Acro published pamphlets back in the day on usage and...
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    02-12-2019, 11:54 AM
    DR replied to a thread Any Vectric or Inkscape users? in General
    Adobe Illustrator to edit vectorized files...?????? I found this mention in Adobe Illustrator instructions about vectorizing: "convert a logo...
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    02-12-2019, 11:40 AM
    DR replied to a thread Any Vectric or Inkscape users? in General
    Thanks.....No, I wasn't aware of it. I'll try to look at it later today. If it does do centerline trace then it could be a useful program. The...
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    02-12-2019, 10:48 AM
    DR replied to a thread Any Vectric or Inkscape users? in General
    I agree about Vectric (the Vcarve people), they are not nice people. I was considering their software a few years ago. They got very testy when I...
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    02-10-2019, 10:03 AM
    DR replied to a thread Any Vectric or Inkscape users? in General
    I've been through the business of vectorizing line drawings many, many times. AFAIK, both Inkscape and Vcarve (or Desktop at half the price) don't...
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    01-25-2019, 12:34 PM
    Actually goats are fairly expensive to rent. My city uses them to clear areas on hillsides where homeless encampments tend to locate in the under...
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    01-25-2019, 12:22 PM
    I have a very low opinion of Atlas lathes like yours so read that into my response. Yes, the ways are pretty bad. The usual home shop "rebuild"...
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    01-24-2019, 12:54 PM
    DR replied to a thread Linuxcnc Q and A in General
    skunk', This is timely for me. On a lathe with a Fagor control I was thinking of going with the Centroid Acorn board and DMM hybrid...
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    01-24-2019, 02:02 AM
    DR replied to a thread What speed for buffing wheel in General
    My old Rockwell/Delta buffer runs at 3450 rpm. Same motor as their as their 7" bench grinder except long shafts. My Baldor bench buffer meant...
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    01-23-2019, 01:20 PM
    DR replied to a thread OT: Tooth Brushes in General
    Sorry, I was under the impression you were not seeing a dentist. Unwaxed floss is on Amazon. Same as the old stuff we used to get at the drug...
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    01-23-2019, 01:02 PM
    DR replied to a thread Atlas 12 vs Heavy 10 in General
    The SB is many, many times the lathe over the Atlas. And, the SB has a large enough spindle bore to use 5C collets, that's a very big plus IMO.
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    01-23-2019, 11:16 AM
    DR replied to a thread OT: Tooth Brushes in General
    As several have said, the OP really needs to see his dentist............the sooner the better, while he still has teeth. 2 cleanings a year for...
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