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    Today, 08:26 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Yost vise question in General
    I noticed that Amazon has them for less than Home Depot. Prime for free shipping too. Dan
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    Today, 06:28 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Lathe Tool Bit Sizing? in General
    First, I try not to comment too much (except to express opinions) on subjects that I'm not familiar with. I've never used a goose neck lathe tool....
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    Today, 05:47 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Lathe Tool Bit Sizing? in General
    I see Jerry has supplemented the original pictures to show a different set of tools mounted differently. Good move. Now if he corrected the...
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    Today, 05:39 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Lathe Tool Bit Sizing? in General
    I'm pretty sure the thread was not hijacked. It's about appropriate sized tooling, and the way the tool is held will impact the usability of the...
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    Today, 04:26 PM
    I'll have to get out the magnifier to see how much burr there is. When I first started I'd end up with a sharp crest that needed to be...
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    Today, 03:17 PM
    This should read "burrs which MAY be on the threads". Burrs are not automatic when cutting threads just as they are not automatic with any other...
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    Today, 02:20 PM
    danlb replied to a thread brierley zb-25 manual in General
    Just a guess, but that's a machine normally sold to businesses years ago. Professional machinists were not like to have the time to post about how...
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    Today, 01:42 PM
    The general advice of taking .001 at a time makes good sense, BUT it raises the danger that you might end up with them galling and stuck together...
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    Today, 01:22 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Lathe Tool Bit Sizing? in General
    Thanks for explaining. You directly stated that "you are not babying it". If you are taking a .001 per rev at 1/8 inch doc, that is a minimal chip...
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    Today, 03:23 AM
    I've been watching them install those Tesla solar panel shingles this last 4 weeks. The workers said the install was a pre production prototype...
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    Today, 02:10 AM
    danlb replied to a thread OT- physics question in General
    You do a good job of explaining things too. Are you sure you're a Physicist? :) Dan
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    Today, 02:05 AM
    danlb replied to a thread Lathe Tool Bit Sizing? in General
    I don't understand. If you are taking a 1/4 inch deep cut in steel with a 1/3 HP motor, why won't it bend or destroy a 1/4 inch tool? Nah. ...
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    Yesterday, 10:55 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Lathe Tool Bit Sizing? in General
    Jtiers wrote: "The small added unsupported length in that 4 way TP is completely inconsequential in comparison. " It all depends on the...
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    Yesterday, 05:33 PM
    danlb replied to a thread brierley zb-25 manual in General
    It took several seconds to find a manual by seraching google for "brierley drill grinder user manual" Found a PDF at...
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    Yesterday, 03:33 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Smart phone uses in shop in General
    I use my cell in the shop occasionally. I could use my manuals and charts, but again you run into the need to clean your hands first. Sometimes...
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    Yesterday, 03:07 PM
    Before you return it, check the spindle bore carefully for swarf. Thin aluminum swarf sticks easily to the inside of the bore and is nearly...
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    Yesterday, 02:57 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Lathe Tool Bit Sizing? in General
    That tool post has at least 3 design problems that would justify tossing it and replacing it with the original or an aftermarket QCTP. I suspect...
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    Yesterday, 12:43 AM
    Ulav8r was pointing out that as long as you ONLY have the cylinders you should be OK with the ATF. If Daryl leaves the frame there so that you can...
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    12-08-2017, 12:38 AM
    danlb replied to a thread AXA vs BXA Tool Posts in General
    Yes, the tool holder for AXA will put the tool lower. You can use the catalog at www.aloris.com/wp-content/uploads/aloris_catalog.pdf to see the...
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    12-07-2017, 06:37 PM
    I have had no problems based on the length of the Shars holders. Since they locate on the dovetail, the extra length towards the chuck is only 1/4...
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    12-07-2017, 04:19 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Acra or Grizzly mill? in General
    Turcite is better than hardened ways???
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    12-07-2017, 04:07 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Upgrading shop lights in General
    Good question. Fortunately, a black thumb will absorb all wavelengths of visible light, so you will be able to tell if you hit it really hard no...
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    12-07-2017, 04:03 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Acra or Grizzly mill? in General
    The Acra has turcite on the ways. It might not have that factory new "fit and finish". Has anyone actually seen and used the Grizzly that is...
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    12-07-2017, 03:40 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Upgrading shop lights in General
    Daylight (5000K) is actually a blue tinted light. Incandescent (2700K) is actually an orange tinted yellow. Some studies indicate that we are...
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    12-07-2017, 03:28 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Upgrading shop lights in General
    It sounds like you are doing the same thing that I used to do to get a higher CRI. When you mix the light from a 4000K and a 3000K you are...
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    12-07-2017, 02:53 PM
    danlb replied to a thread 3d printing in Gunsmithing
    My buddy has been doing a LOT of 3d printing in order to determine the proper settings for each type of filaments. We were discussing the ways to...
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    12-07-2017, 02:22 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Upgrading shop lights in General
    That's why I suggested finding an area that is properly lit to use as a reference. Too much light creates glare, and that can be as taxing as too...
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    12-07-2017, 02:05 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Upgrading shop lights in General
    Keep looking Jerry. The first google hit for (LED shop lights) took me to Home depot where several of the lights were listed at 4000K. Search for...
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    12-07-2017, 12:14 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Upgrading shop lights in General
    I should have mentioned earlier that it helps to have a light meter before you start a project like this to help evaluate your lighting needs. ...
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    12-07-2017, 02:51 AM
    Might not be a lot of members in St Louis who do 3d printing for hire. Have you tried craigslist or a site that is 3d printing oriented? Dan
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