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    02-26-2015, 10:10 AM
    DICKEYBIRD replied to a thread CDCO Toolpost in General
    Sorry Jim, missed your question 'til this morning. The knurled adjusters & hex nuts were tapped crooked and wobbled as they were screwed up & down...
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    02-25-2015, 09:36 AM
    DICKEYBIRD replied to a thread CDCO Toolpost in General
    Most all of the height adjuster thumbscrews and nuts were crooked on the last lot of 8 AXA holders I bought. It was almost impossible to set the...
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    02-22-2015, 08:42 PM
    Switch the motor wiring at the driver & if the problem stays with motor, you have connection or motor problems. If it changes, you probably have...
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    02-17-2015, 09:39 AM
    DICKEYBIRD replied to a thread DRO tips thread. in General
    My mTech DRO has this function as well as a bunch of others that I need to study up on. The Chinglish manual isn't too bad but I need to actually...
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    02-17-2015, 09:33 AM
    DICKEYBIRD replied to a thread DRO tips thread. in General
    Great link John & some good tips there as usual; cheers. I'm delighted to see you back to posting and happy to have you 'ere! I've learned a lot...
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    02-13-2015, 12:43 PM
    DICKEYBIRD started a thread DRO tips thread. in General
    All of you grizzled vets please put on your thinking caps & post up your best DRO tricks & tips. None are too simple or obvious as far as I'm...
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    02-10-2015, 11:55 AM
    DICKEYBIRD replied to a thread Ttmttmttmt in General
    Great link Bob, thanks. Got a set on the way!
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    02-08-2015, 10:02 AM
    DICKEYBIRD replied to a thread ER32 drill jig. in General
    I map the part using a probe in my Fanuc robot, program the hole locations then switch over to the new drill guide and drill the holes with a brand...
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    02-07-2015, 09:40 AM
    DICKEYBIRD replied to a thread ER32 drill jig. in General
    It's probably a "milspec" thing. That's the size they sell to the gummint.:rolleyes:
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    02-06-2015, 09:37 PM
    DICKEYBIRD replied to a thread ER32 drill jig. in General
    That's pretty cool right there! Learned something new; thanks!
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    02-06-2015, 11:46 AM
    DICKEYBIRD replied to a thread ER32 drill jig. in General
    I hear ya'. I've done that many times but as mentioned, I lose them or reuse for something else. This one along with some drill rod blanks goes in...
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    02-05-2015, 10:32 PM
    DICKEYBIRD started a thread ER32 drill jig. in General
    Iím having to drill & tap some holes in my X-3 mill to mount the new glass scales and needed a drill jig. Ever since I had to get glasses with...
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    02-04-2015, 04:53 PM
    That's some great footage, thanks! Those things are awesome. That's the 1st quad video I've watched of any length. I've purposely stayed away from...
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    02-03-2015, 10:38 PM
    A friend recently found this shot glass in his late father's house and gave it to me; knowing I would probably appreciate & treasure it. I think...
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    02-02-2015, 04:00 PM
    hwingo's photos come to mind. Is this one of the threads you were thinking of? If so, fax me $20.;) ...
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    01-28-2015, 05:13 PM
    Like Digr said used balls from old axle bearings work well for me. The hole depth is very important though. It took a while to find it but here's...
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    01-27-2015, 10:32 PM
    DICKEYBIRD replied to a thread OT: personal note in General
    Best wishes Evan and I hope your hospital visit is as productive as my recent one was. They quickly identified & jerked out the faulty body part & I...
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    01-25-2015, 01:21 PM
    It looks better in the analog world than the digital. Not a perfect polish job but much better than the picture.
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    01-25-2015, 12:14 PM
    One more ďSure, no problem; I can make that.Ē project out of the way. Itís for a retired British friend I worked with for many years. He has an all...
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    01-25-2015, 10:32 AM
    Yup, already loaded my .xml, tools3.dat (has all my recent hard-earned tool offsets) and license files on 2 different USB sticks. They're stored in...
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    01-24-2015, 02:28 PM
    Great info as always gentlemen; thanks a bunch! I'll be replacing that battery after I get a few more jobs finished I promised to do.
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    01-24-2015, 01:17 PM
    It's the trusty ol' XP/Mach3 PC that runs my ORAC and upon startup this morning it coughed up these messages: I pressed F1, it started up...
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    01-22-2015, 02:34 PM
    Thanks Highpower, you nailed it!:)
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    01-22-2015, 11:58 AM
    Yup, there were a couple wiseacre remarks about body parts. One involved squeezing and the other stretching.:D It is definitely pear or avocado...
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    01-22-2015, 11:15 AM
    It came out of a friend's deceased parents' house & he thinks it's a kitchen tool. It's aluminum and looks like a sand casting. Very well made and...
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    01-21-2015, 09:52 AM
    DICKEYBIRD replied to a thread Best pin vise/chuck? in General
    Dohh! I even have a couple boxes of assortments of those type drills. Never even thought about them or to look & see if there were any #64's. ...
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    01-20-2015, 11:18 PM
    DICKEYBIRD replied to a thread Best pin vise/chuck? in General
    Thanks Paul, great idea! 1/4" or maybe even 3/16" drill rod would definitely solve the clearance problem. The part could then be chucked in an...
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    01-20-2015, 10:01 PM
    Awesome video, thanks JR! They definitely make some great tooling.
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    01-19-2015, 09:25 PM
    DICKEYBIRD replied to a thread Best pin vise/chuck? in General
    Great link, thanks!
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    01-19-2015, 06:20 PM
    DICKEYBIRD replied to a thread Best pin vise/chuck? in General
    Rethinking how I attempted to do this, I should have started all the holes by hand, then lightly pressed the drill against the dimple before starting...
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