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    03-02-2015, 06:20 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Inconel, worth anything? in General
    Apparently unless a scrap yard is willing to pay something besides scrap iron prices I may as well just use this metal for an anvil and maybe a boat...
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    03-02-2015, 04:59 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Inconel, worth anything? in General
    Well all this stuff wasn't entirely free, it cost me a $23 jug of Bullseye pistol powder! :D
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    03-02-2015, 01:27 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Inconel, worth anything? in General
    That's the problem I can't positively identify it (as in certification) although I know what it is. This shop closed down and one of the guys who...
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    03-02-2015, 08:26 AM
    I replaced the bearings in a Chinese pump motor and it was rather easy, take apart the case and remove the old bearings which "usually" are just...
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    03-02-2015, 08:02 AM
    I have two pieces of what is supposed to be Inconel that came from a shop that was making landing gear parts for Boeing, at least that is what I was...
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    02-28-2015, 06:46 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Little machine shop in General
    That link is to the LMS site??????? This is the mill you have?...
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    02-28-2015, 06:08 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Little machine shop in General
    Which machine do you have? This one perhaps? http://littlemachineshop.com/info/minimill.php What method is used for the head counterweight? Are...
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    02-28-2015, 04:17 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Little machine shop in General
    Nope they are most definitely a "kit" to get any real use out of them! Take for example the mini mill and the flexibility of the thing (the solid...
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    02-28-2015, 12:45 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Little machine shop in General
    Interesting site for those looking at one of these little machines. I personally have done an about face on the mini lathes after having gotten over...
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    02-25-2015, 03:32 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Little machine shop in General
    I still have the mini mill that I got about a year before buying my BP clone and I still find myself using that little mill quite often, it's just so...
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    02-23-2015, 06:03 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Search function??? in General
    Thanks, I will try a few experimental searches and see what happens. Every time I have tried to use the search function the last year or so it has...
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    02-23-2015, 10:51 AM
    radkins started a thread Search function??? in General
    When doing a search the results seem to come up in random order, am I missing something or is there just no rhyme or reason to it and the results...
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    02-17-2015, 06:46 PM
    That quite obviously is not a forging but rather a cast part, not necessarily a bad thing at all but the real question is cast from what? For sure if...
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    02-07-2015, 10:08 PM
    I am building a tool grinder to use with a grinding fixture I bought recently and I'm kind of at a loss as to what grit diamond wheel to use and the...
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    02-04-2015, 10:48 AM
    This has gone way past the point of being ridiculous, you pointing to failures of HF shop lathes misses the point completely since you would need to...
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    02-03-2015, 11:31 PM
    Is that the best you can come up with? Ok let's take a look at what you have there, (did you ever bother to take a look at the link I provided?)...
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    02-03-2015, 08:04 PM
    Like too many others you equate the junk they sell for hand tools with the shop machinery, I tried to address that earlier but you are going to...
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    02-03-2015, 10:49 AM
    After sale support certainly was an issue for HF and if there was a compelling reason to spend more money for the same machine else-where that would...
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    02-03-2015, 07:01 AM
    Doc, Of course these are all Chinese machines and of course they are all cheaply built to Chinese standards, I was not trying to defend the quality...
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    02-02-2015, 10:09 PM
    Doc I am well aware of the thought by some that HF just got what no one else wanted and it's understandable why folks would think that way but...
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    02-02-2015, 08:05 PM
    That is I think the second post in this thread mentioning HF but HF has all but stopped selling machine tools, all their big stuff seems to be gone...
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    02-02-2015, 12:10 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Tool grinding fixture? in General
    Wow how's that for timing? I just came here to ask these questions and I find someone must have been reading my mind, thanks! Well now I have TWO...
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    02-01-2015, 06:44 PM
    Probably no scam at all and it probably is legit, at 9 years old it's not exactly new and I'm willing to bet when you actually talk to the owner you...
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    02-01-2015, 10:29 AM
    Lol, now THAT'S funny!! Not only is it funny but unfortunately it's awfully close to the truth!
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    01-31-2015, 10:45 PM
    Enco does indeed honor some, but not all, of those discounts on machinery. They do it fairly often and usually are quite clear about it in their ads.
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    01-31-2015, 10:39 PM
    It's not just hard to find it's impossible! Unless you can just find some old stock left somewhere (not likely) or someone with a stash of it there...
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    01-30-2015, 07:40 AM
    radkins replied to a thread Tool grinding fixture? in General
    The date doesn't surprise me, I saw a couple of pics of the included instructions/literature while searching for info and I was thinking they look...
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    01-29-2015, 08:29 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Tool grinding fixture? in General
    I think these things were made in Ohio and marketed by a company in WV but then that's just something I read on a web site during the brief research...
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    01-29-2015, 05:54 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Tool grinding fixture? in General
    Thanks that's what I wanted to hear! I have gotten a lot of practice the last year or so making really close slip fits doing a particular job that I...
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    01-29-2015, 04:17 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Tool grinding fixture? in General
    Thanks, I am really anxious to get my hands on this thing, that is if it ever happens. I am assuming that extra size bushings are going to be...
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