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    Yesterday, 02:32 PM
    I browse quite a lot on the Ford Model T sites. It seems as if the planetary transmissions which last the longest and run the quietest are those...
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    01-17-2019, 08:33 PM
    In my last job we met a problem where the firm had a stock of plastic parts which needed an extra hole adding if they were to be used. We bought 2...
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    01-15-2019, 06:13 PM
    The machine cannot, itself, have an attitude. It can only do work as directed by its user. Let's imagine two identical lathes, maybe 14 by 40s...
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    01-13-2019, 04:44 PM
    David Powell replied to a thread Shop inside the house in General
    In the basement I have 2 lathes, a Myford ML10 and a Southbend 9". I have 2 Mills, an Emco FB2 and a Busy Bee BO 48. I have a 1" by 30" belt sander,...
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    01-12-2019, 05:46 AM
    David Powell replied to a thread Shop inside the house in General
    Most smaller hobby shops are in basements. Many are in part of " Finished" basements. that is next to well finished living spaces. In extremes of...
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    01-09-2019, 10:05 PM
    David Powell replied to a thread Cheap DRO in General
    I have used them for a day of hobby activity, The slight delay in the readout showing the movement took a little getting used to . I have had no...
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    01-08-2019, 07:01 PM
    For the last 9 or so years of my working life I worked in a shop where we did not have a vernier height gauge, if I remember correctly I scrapped...
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    01-08-2019, 04:29 PM
    IF you have property, even if mortgaged in some cases, a line of credit can be negotiated with a bank or other lending institution at a rate far far...
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    01-08-2019, 01:40 PM
    Since putting digital readouts on my milling machines I have hardly ever used my height gauges. Do you really need them? Regards David Powell.
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    01-08-2019, 12:01 PM
    I have no worries, my partner, her neice, my children and a couple of good friends all know what I have and they have pretty well decided on who ...
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    01-04-2019, 09:32 AM
    David Powell replied to a thread Cheap DRO in General
    I usually visit Busy Bee tools in Pickering Ontario whenever I go for a dentists appointment. When I went in 2 days ago I noticed they had Igaging...
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    12-31-2018, 06:09 PM
    An absolute nightmare to set a piece in truly. Mine came with some other stuff from an estate sale and I gave it to a fellow I did not like very...
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    12-21-2018, 08:22 AM
    David Powell replied to a thread Key steel selection. in General
    Without any drawing it is a little difficult to exactly visualise the set up, However, from the description it might seem possible to have the gears...
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    12-17-2018, 03:23 PM
    My friends have all said that they do not believe I could even carry a tune in a bucket ! However, I usually play each disc repeatedly for a day or...
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    12-15-2018, 11:06 AM
    David Powell replied to a thread OT ^%$#@! box stores in General
    Simply because it was established on Princess Street in Winnipeg. Its quite an interesting story, see the website. Incidentally in the 1960s , when...
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    12-15-2018, 05:04 AM
    Some folks are not quite so good at writing and explaining things in writing as others. Occasionally their writings may be a little harder to...
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    12-14-2018, 09:19 AM
    David Powell replied to a thread OT ^%$#@! box stores in General
    About a year ago our kitchen faucet began to leak at the swivel connection. We went to a Big Box store and bought a complete set for about 80$,...
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    12-14-2018, 08:37 AM
    David Powell replied to a thread OT ^%$#@! box stores in General
    I have read this thread with amazement and amusement. Surely no " Serious" home shop machinist would hold any expectation that any Big Box store...
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    12-12-2018, 11:08 AM
    I have run mills from ancient flat belt jobs which ( By reputation) helped win the Boer War to brand new Bridgeports. Every one had a different"...
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    12-05-2018, 01:27 PM
    If using set screws on round items the most secure method is to have them at 90 degrees to each other, then they will have a much stronger hold .Just...
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    12-01-2018, 04:34 PM
    ITS OK, you can always drill an undersized hole bigger. But running the machine backwards and hoping the hole will shrink won't work ! Just my...
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    12-01-2018, 12:39 PM
    Well maybe yours does keep accurately straight, Mine, even though in good, virtually as new order, does not QUITE keep true, good yes, but not...
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    12-01-2018, 10:18 AM
    Gauges used on steam or on other very hot liquids or gases need to be somewhat remote from the heat Usually a syphon tube will suffice . Most...
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    12-01-2018, 08:10 AM
    I have been very satisfied with drills " Found" when I have purchased tool chests from estate and garage sales and the like. Admittedly, often they...
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    11-30-2018, 08:03 PM
    A Wonderful resource, but perhaps not the best encouragement for the young fellow, that could be the present next year. Regards David Powell.
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    11-30-2018, 01:38 PM
    My round column mill gave me problems in boring good holes because the fit of the quill was not very good. I removed the quill and drilled and...
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    11-30-2018, 06:57 AM
    I had only a small round column mill for about 10 years. It was all that was available and reasonably priced when I bought it in 1981. I found...
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    11-20-2018, 09:46 AM
    David Powell replied to a thread Tailstock Turret in General
    1) There are a number of ways to speed up basic operations. 2) Some of those ways are relatively inexpensive and involve just using an additional...
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    11-18-2018, 01:38 PM
    David Powell replied to a thread Tailstock Turret in General
    I sometimes use a tailstock mounted turret , a 6 position job, from Busy Bee tools, bought long ago. It is usually equipped with 3 items only, a...
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    11-10-2018, 11:36 AM
    Holding a chuck with a larger one. A long time ago I held my 6" 4 jaw in a 12" 3 jaw at work and set to on a workpiece. Perhaps I did not have...
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Married, two children, family very involved in Hobby.
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