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    Yesterday, 11:29 PM
    Looking at that, the price is not so far out. maybe 2:1 on the high side. It has a lot of fairly rare tooling. I do not know what type collets...
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    Yesterday, 11:07 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Buying my first MIG welder in General
    DAN: You said Lincoln 90A unit, and that;s the "little" welder I mean. Was told to weld a 6 x 6 piece of 1/4" steel to a 12 x 24" piece, at right...
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    Yesterday, 10:54 PM
    Yeah, that WOULD be irritating..... obviously must be from use, as it would not be from a twist.... And there is a fair amount of area on an HLV...
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    Yesterday, 10:50 PM
    Super idea... one of those "should be obvious" things that isn't.....
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    Yesterday, 10:43 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread What is it? in General
    Its a bunch of Winfred Berg drive components, along with some metal plates, and misc Probably not a drive setup for high torque, as that tooth belt...
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    Yesterday, 03:28 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Buying my first MIG welder in General
    I would have the electric welder to avoid having the tanks, and potential issues. So O/A preheat is not in the cards. Insurance companies hate...
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    Yesterday, 03:11 PM
    What about a light oil? Seems like you will want something in there if only to avoid corrosion.
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    Yesterday, 02:26 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Buying my first MIG welder in General
    the 3/16" a little lincoln will just about do with no help. I think I have, in fact. It's when you get into 6mm and 8mm (as mentioned...
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    Yesterday, 02:14 PM
    yep. Unless you have special requirements, for ordinary lathe leveling, a Starrett 98 (0.005 per foot) is much easier to use, and gets you close...
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    Yesterday, 10:24 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Buying my first MIG welder in General
    People often say that, but I do not believe it anymore. Little machines just cannot get a puddle going on thick material, they shut down on duty...
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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    02-21-2018, 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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    02-21-2018, 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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    02-21-2018, 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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    02-21-2018, 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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    02-21-2018, 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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    02-21-2018, 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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    02-21-2018, 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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    02-21-2018, 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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    02-21-2018, 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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    02-21-2018, 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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    02-21-2018, 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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    02-21-2018, 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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    02-21-2018, 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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    02-21-2018, 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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    02-21-2018, 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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    02-21-2018, 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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    02-21-2018, 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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