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    08-14-2018, 04:11 PM
    SGW replied to a thread Delrin and threaded inserts in General
    You'll probably need to do a few test holes to get the right diameter hole for the insert.
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    08-01-2018, 07:57 PM
    SGW replied to a thread Form tool questions in General
    I'm not sure this is applicable to this situation, but I'm reminded of the project guideline: "Fast, Cheap, Good. Pick two out of three." You say...
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    08-01-2018, 06:31 AM
    SGW replied to a thread Form tool questions in General
    For hand finishing, I would think along the lines of a molding plane. Clamp the workpiece and arrange to slide your form tool past it, guided by a...
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    07-29-2018, 03:04 PM
    SGW replied to a thread threading question. in General
    If you have a 2mm x 0.4 tap, you could always dril/ tap the extension piece and connect it to the original shaft with a piece of 2mm x 0.4 threaded...
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    07-29-2018, 01:33 PM
    SGW replied to a thread threading question. in General
    I commend your willingness to attempt to screwcut a 2mm x 0,4mm thread, and it is no doubt do-able, but the sane and practical way to do that is with...
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    07-23-2018, 02:51 PM
    I've used a Jacobs drill chuck with a 5/8" straight shank, held in a collet, for about 30 years with no problem. A friend of mine used a chuck with a...
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    07-22-2018, 08:50 PM
    I strongly suspect your mill spindle takes B&S #7. Years ago I had a small 1940s-vintage milling machine built by the Granite State Machine Co. It...
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    07-19-2018, 06:34 AM
    Have you tried Loctite 609? It's advertised as a bearing retainer, I think, hut I've found that it works well as a screw locker that you never, ever,...
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    06-29-2018, 06:36 AM
    SGW replied to a thread Cannon help in General
    I wouldn't add water and freeze. I'm afraid it might crack the cast iron barrel. If it's a signal cannon, the barrel wouldn't need to be designed to...
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    06-29-2018, 06:07 AM
    SGW replied to a thread McMaster Carr is so cool! in General
    I like McMaster because they don't play games with fake sales, specials, or marketing gimmicks. "Here's the item. This is what it costs. Shipping...
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    06-20-2018, 08:26 PM
    SGW replied to a thread OT: Cleaning gutters in General
    I solved the problem by taking off the gutters and installing this stuff, or something very much like it: https://www.rainhandler.com/
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    05-31-2018, 07:47 PM
    I had the same thought when I bought the one I got. I bought a commercial-grade unit (an Ebac CD30) from here: https://www.sylvane.com/ They...
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    05-31-2018, 07:35 PM
    SGW replied to a thread Installing a cheap DRO? in General
    What others said. Install with the spacers in place. The scales need to be aligned parallel to the table travel, up./down and in/out. There is some...
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    05-27-2018, 06:08 AM
    McMaster-Carr www.mcmaster.com has quite a selection of assorted foam and rubber sheets and strips. My Acu-Rite scales use a pair of soft flexible...
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    05-24-2018, 07:05 PM
    SGW replied to a thread New mill decisions in General
    I'd get the 2hp step pulley setup, and add a VFD. That's what I have (step pulleys + VFD), and with lowest step pulley speed and lowest VFD frequency...
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    05-24-2018, 06:59 PM
    As they burn out, I've been replacing 4' florescent tubes with drop-in replacement LED tubes. They seem to me to give more and better-quality light....
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Try to make a living, not a killing. -- Utah Phillips
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Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. -- Will Rogers
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