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    10-12-2017, 06:24 AM
    It's a real crap shoot........... Looking for Korloy brand, high positive, polished, razor sharp inserts for aluminum. The real thing can be...
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    10-09-2017, 02:07 PM
    Okay, if you did your research....maybe not enough, huh? I did a "Bolton lathe" search of this site. The thread from 3-2010 was pretty negative...
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    10-09-2017, 01:10 PM
    I can't sympathize with the OP too much. Who's ever heard of a Bolton lathe? Where's the Bolton factory? A buyer should do a bit of research...
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    10-04-2017, 04:48 PM
    A couple points... 5C's can use work stops integral to the collet for short pieces. The parallel grip type don't have a way to mount the stop to...
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    10-04-2017, 04:20 PM
    Bob, it's hard to argue with success........but, you're living on the edge the way you're tapping in the drill press. As you're out feeding the...
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    10-04-2017, 04:03 PM
    DR replied to a thread Springing open 5C collets? in General
    Of late I see lots of work holding setups for ER collets. None that I've seen are quick closing, either lever or power closers. If somebody comes...
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    10-04-2017, 03:58 PM
    DR replied to a thread Springing open 5C collets? in General
    No........they will close down on material 1/64th smaller than the collet size. The grip won't be parallel though.
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    10-04-2017, 12:47 AM
    Okay, another interesting thought, but NO to that too. We always used thread gauges to check every so many parts in production runs, no tendency...
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    10-03-2017, 11:22 PM
    An interesting thought, but NO. The taps are not tapered if that's what you're speculating. If they did "expand" as they were run in deeper how...
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    10-03-2017, 06:48 AM
    DR replied to a thread Springing open 5C collets? in General
    It's a well known problem with off shore collets. Basically they're unusable in automatic machines where the collet has to open enough to allow...
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    09-24-2017, 02:51 PM
    DR replied to a thread Atlas Lathe Upgrade in General
    Agreed, get a real lathe and you'll never look back. What's a Pick-O-Matic setup ?
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    09-23-2017, 01:58 PM
    I found a soft case with velcro flap meant for belt wear. Added a neck strap so it's inside my shirt. No more having it fall out of my pocket or...
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    09-22-2017, 10:12 AM
    It's kinda the same with lathes sometimes, or maybe worse when they give the bed length as overall length rather than the distance between centers. ...
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    09-21-2017, 11:01 AM
    At one time I was searching for certain special interest technical books. England was a good source, postal rates were inexpensive and speed of...
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    09-20-2017, 02:54 AM
    https://picclick.com/WG-8-Station-Convertible-Rotary-Transfer-Machine-121928661961.html Go there, you'll see a bunch of H&G heads. Several are...
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    09-19-2017, 10:35 AM
    Yes, the head would be fixed to the shank. The shank (with head) is rotated under power. I wasn't able to find any pics of the head mounted in a...
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    09-19-2017, 09:56 AM
    Google on "H&G tapping die head" for more pictures of H&G heads with the yoke. The way I recall them working is the head is rotating moving...
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    09-19-2017, 01:25 AM
    Nicholas, is that a rotating head? Every head I've seen with that type yoke have been rotating. I don't know any reason a rotating head can't be...
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    09-18-2017, 12:08 PM
    Actually, I don't consider prices cheap on the west coast. From what others have told me prices are dirt cheap in the rust belt. Aren't you in or...
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    09-18-2017, 10:10 AM
    Over the years in business I've had a number of brands of die heads for use in a turret lathe and then on a CNC . Geometric was my first, expensive...
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    09-17-2017, 11:46 PM
    The scratch pattern around the body and lack of any protruding cocking lever make me wonder if this is one of the type of heads meant to rotate. The...
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    09-16-2017, 11:52 AM
    DR replied to a thread OT MSC Discounts in General
    How do you get the "Enco-transplant" status? I had ordered an item or two from Enco previously.
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    09-13-2017, 12:41 PM
    DR replied to a thread diy belt sander in General
    For those in the USA belt size is not a major issue. You can base your design on other factors. Custom size belts are made by "converters". A...
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    09-11-2017, 03:53 PM
    DR replied to a thread CNC router table, what next? in General
    There's always Vectric software. Vcarve and Vcarve Pro, $350 and $700. Vcarve is supplied with a number of the commercially available small hobby...
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    09-11-2017, 03:26 PM
    DR replied to a thread Colchester Student 1800 age. in General
    My guess is the anodized concentric shift dials were much later than the 1960's. My 11" Colchester from the late 1960's (?) is square top with...
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    09-10-2017, 08:38 PM
    I noticed Amazon Drive, their cloud storage, being free for up to a certain amount of storage for Prime members so I gave it a try. In Win10 it...
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    09-09-2017, 01:06 PM
    DR replied to a thread Fusion360 in General
    Taking another look at Fusion.... working on a design that needs to use the loft function. Basically, a series of circular cross sections, to be...
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    09-09-2017, 12:21 AM
    DR replied to a thread Fusion360 in General
    Okay, I just installed it to my brand new i7 computer. Turned off the internet, approx 5 seconds to open the program from when I clicked on the...
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    09-08-2017, 09:00 PM
    DR replied to a thread Fusion360 in General
    It's not supposed to be, it's fiber optic cable.
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    09-08-2017, 06:54 PM
    DR replied to a thread Fusion360 in General
    Hmmmm......I haven't encountered the confirmation number business. What happens with me is if I haven't opened it for a couple weeks I have to log...
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