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    Today, 02:07 AM
    Use of the word "level" or "leveling" always seems to get into this same hole... We want all parts of the lathe bed to indicate the exact same...
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    Today, 12:40 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread OT: Skill Saw in General
    I have a friend to whom I will NOT lend power tools of any sort. he is flat out not safe with anything. I do not know how he does it, he...
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    Today, 12:35 AM
    The two-collars test is a good one, since it checks the actual in-use performance. Leveling is like book learning.... you are pretty sure that if...
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    Yesterday, 10:36 PM
    You can use anything for a whistle, that copper tube looks a lot like a boiler to me.
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    Yesterday, 10:32 PM
    You changed the description... The original was 1 m TALL. You changed that to 1m THICK, which is a different thing. We are not given the web...
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    Yesterday, 10:26 PM
    It's also harder to measure and be sure WHICH "tenth" that one is..... meaning that the ability to detect 0.0001" movement is a different...
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    Yesterday, 10:11 PM
    I've had the pictured shield on the Logan for many years, and it does all I need done as far as protecting the leadscrew. It has the benefit that it...
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    Yesterday, 07:44 PM
    I DID say, if you are going low class.... I won't drink the stuff. But I also won't drink most of the "for export to the US" stuff from the EU. ...
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    Yesterday, 07:32 PM
    The tailstock has no effect if you are not using it, so compensation would not be universal if it actually ocurred. And, you get a totally...
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    Yesterday, 04:16 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread renovating leadscrew nut in General
    And, even if made as shown by the metal pieces, they would likely get torn up by the act of engaging, as one is never really perfect in reacting when...
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    Yesterday, 04:08 PM
    Naturlich. We are given none of the basic dimensions. And it is all an estimate. There are complicating factors: where is the toolbit? ...
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    Yesterday, 02:41 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread OT: Skill Saw in General
    Not so.... The saw cut still removes a kerf. The knife does not. If you ignore the kerf, you will wind up with some wrong dimensions. You...
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    Yesterday, 02:31 PM
    If the ways are a foot apart, and the center height is 6" vertically, then a twist around the center of a line between the ways will move the tool...
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    Yesterday, 02:20 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread 13x40 headstock removal in General
    And. the headstock portion of the ways (plus bottom features of headstock) get no wear, so that issue is not a problem with the H/S. If you...
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    Yesterday, 01:51 PM
    There is a triangle formed by the centers of the two carriage ways, and the cutting edge of the tool. Knowing the sides of the triangle, one can...
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    Yesterday, 01:43 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread OT: Skill Saw in General
    You have read it... One divides the material without removing any, so the two parts are all the material, with no significant sawdust or waste. ...
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    Yesterday, 12:03 PM
    If you are going low class, you are OK with the Heinekin, but change over the other to Bud Light..... Plenty good enough, we ain't makin parts fer...
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    Yesterday, 11:58 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Pipe thread tapping depth? in General
    Well, I don't see it will do any good. It is easier to count turns than to get out the calipers and mics..... You may need to get out of the super...
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    Yesterday, 11:51 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread OT: Skill Saw in General
    Not so far..... Just observation of the fundamental differences between a knife and a saw. That is a case where theory is superior to...
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    Yesterday, 01:59 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread OT: Skill Saw in General
    I think that is for knives. Saws remove material as a kerf..... Sharp or dull, all same. Maybe dull is a little worse?
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    Yesterday, 01:58 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Pipe thread tapping depth? in General
    OK. there are lots of specs there, but I must be missing the meaning, as I don;t really see a tapping length. It seems that for 1/8 NPT, there...
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    Yesterday, 01:47 AM
    So????????????
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    02-20-2018, 07:41 PM
    This was the original issue: I have an older Starrett V block that I need to true up. I'm just wondering why I can't duplicate the factory finish...
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    02-20-2018, 07:21 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread ot: battery booster in General
    Then there is another voltage drop in the diode pack. That may be up to a volt or better, despite the number of diodes, and their being Schottky. ...
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    02-20-2018, 03:53 PM
    ^^^^^^ This. It is far easier than people think it is. Make any size you want. If it is an odd size, you may have to make your own...
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    02-20-2018, 03:46 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread diy soldering tip in General
    It's the way the cheezy surplus electronics places did it. Ever tried to remove parts on a 4 layer power electronic board? It's just short of...
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    02-20-2018, 01:27 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Buying my first MIG welder in General
    Aluminum welding seems to be the opposite of every other type. I once got a good weld with a spoolgun in class. Pulled the trigger and whipped...
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    02-20-2018, 01:23 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread renovating leadscrew nut in General
    Because if the screw is worn, it will just cause lockups 20 thou short of where you want to move to........ when the unworn area hits the nut.
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    02-20-2018, 01:21 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread diy soldering tip in General
    Well, I've had to pull processors on prototype units, when the processor got locked by some odd "Atmel feature" and was no longer programmable by our...
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    02-20-2018, 12:53 PM
    Yep, I have NO idea what the 5/8" arbor would be for. Sounds like something for a vertical mill, maybe with a little MT2 taper shank.. I have...
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