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    Yesterday, 07:20 AM
    Yes, you are correct, the ones I'm aware of have no X-Y travel. Mine had a smooth top table, no holes or t-slots. It had a wide coolant trough...
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    04-18-2018, 04:02 PM
    Yeah, good point about the keyless chucks. That's one reason I don't like keyless chucks, the other reason is they self tighten under heavy...
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    04-18-2018, 12:23 PM
    DR replied to a thread Buying goods From Britian in General
    Have you tried all the usual rivet outfits that come up when Googling on "copper rivets"? Assuming all NA sources have been exhausted...how about...
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    04-18-2018, 10:32 AM
    Wonderful job. The Wadkin part I understand........but what about the vintage Delta logos? I don't see anything vintage Delta. And, what's...
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    04-17-2018, 03:12 PM
    DR replied to a thread Manual Mill to CNC Conversion in General
    Hmmmmmm.........I have a 6 year old M400 Centroid control using the All-in-One board with a 4th axis add on. As far as I can figure my software is...
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    04-14-2018, 07:59 PM
    I have Cutting Shop from Arbor Image. www.arborimage.com/cutgshop.htm It converts raster images to vector, DXF, for manipulation in CAD. The...
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    04-12-2018, 11:48 AM
    DR replied to a thread 13" South bend 5c Adapter in General
    Yes, the 5C adapter has to have a precision bore to align the 5C collet. Only the threaded portion of the collet sticks out the back of the...
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    04-08-2018, 01:46 PM
    Another suggested tool would be an internal threading bar.
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    04-03-2018, 01:44 PM
    Why waste your time/effort making a plastic nut when chances are you can still get the original nut. Google on "Acra Machinery". Plastic nuts may...
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    03-30-2018, 12:16 PM
    Never had a machine with handles so can't really see the need for or advantage of handles. Given a choice, if I was buying a machine I believe i'd...
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    03-29-2018, 09:28 PM
    Try hot rolled steel. Recently I bent a number of corbels for under counter support of A36, 3/8 x 3" hot rolled. 3" wide lower die with about a...
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    03-29-2018, 03:52 AM
    DR replied to a thread Old Craftsman Bench Grinder in General
    That motor style has been around quite awhile apparently. I have one with a cast iron motor housing as opposed to my newer zinc die cast ones. ...
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    03-25-2018, 10:24 AM
    Maybe it's my eyes or poor monitor, I'm only able to spot 3 taps with a drill size marked. Those are all 5/8-18 with a 9/16 drill specified. Are...
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    03-24-2018, 08:11 PM
    It's not an unreasonable conclusion to draw since taps marked with drill sizes usually are low quality. It doesn't seem wise to put the drill size...
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    03-23-2018, 12:49 PM
    DR replied to a thread formula for pilot holes in General
    My formula is use a split point drill.
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    03-23-2018, 12:46 PM
    I get these really annoying calls saying "Hi, this is Elizabeth....". The calls go on about how I've stayed in one of their resorts and they'd like...
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    03-18-2018, 01:46 PM
    DR replied to a thread Tips on Lacquering Brass in General
    My suggestion is to not lacquer it. If it's a part that gets usage, touching, bumping, rubbing, etc it'll start to look like crap when the...
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    03-18-2018, 11:00 AM
    DR replied to a thread Tapmatic units in General
    Hmmmmmmm............ Ever been to an auction of a large shop? You'll always find a box of broken Tapmatic's. The only reason you see so many...
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    03-11-2018, 11:45 PM
    The solution at my house is a cleaning lady. I resisted, but my wife's argument was it was my fault for bringing shop chips, etc into the house.
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    03-11-2018, 11:29 PM
    Looking at my grandson's RC cars one of the motors has 3 leads which I assume is 3 phase. That same motor says max rpm is 100,000. That seems...
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    03-11-2018, 07:58 AM
    DR replied to a thread Tariffs and our hobby in General
    Something to also consider about the tariffs..........DJT has had good luck with distractions. What better distraction is there when he's feeling...
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    03-11-2018, 12:10 AM
    DR replied to a thread Tariffs and our hobby in General
    Sure sounds like you've been buying made-in-USA Nucor steel.
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    03-10-2018, 02:51 PM
    DR replied to a thread Tariffs and our hobby in General
    How do you know you haven't? In my shop for years we bought 12L14 round bars and loved the quality. About 15 years ago the quality went down the...
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    03-10-2018, 02:45 PM
    DR replied to a thread Tariffs and our hobby in General
    Sometimes it's wise to be aware of what you wish for. Nucor mills seem to have become the dominant supplier of common made-in-USA mild steels, 1018...
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    03-08-2018, 07:44 PM
    I looked at my #1731 tooling. It came with punches/dies in 1/2, 3/4, 1 and 1-1/4 conduit sizes. Anybody with a lathe could make adapters to use...
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    03-07-2018, 11:33 AM
    I have one. It does not do 10ga by 4", no way to mount that large a punch/die and no where near that tonnage. They do what they're intended to...
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    03-04-2018, 10:46 AM
    Win 10 on my new laptop. For an unknown reason the screen background turned to black. The solution is to go to "personalize" (or something like...
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    03-02-2018, 05:01 PM
    I'm in the same boat as Forest. Want a new MIG to replace my old Hobart 120 which is low power and heavy to lug around. For 300 bucks more than...
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    03-02-2018, 04:21 PM
    DR replied to a thread Orbital cnc lathe in General
    I've never seen the exact type machine shown in the video. There are two type "lathes" with a non-rotating work piece I know of though. One is an...
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    02-27-2018, 08:44 PM
    Grizzly is not my favorite place to shop.....except......they had one section of discontinued shelving left at 75% discount. The most obvious...
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