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    08-22-2017, 04:22 PM
    It's not quite random. It was supposed to be 5/8 inch per foot ( for all Morse tapers per this account) but the Master samples sent to the Bureau ...
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    08-22-2017, 12:36 PM
    All of the handles should have a scale on it to tell you how far it moves when you turn it. They should also be "zero settable" so that you can...
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    08-22-2017, 12:22 PM
    danlb replied to a thread On Topic: Broken Eye Wear in General
    If you are going to replace them anyway (1 day replacement at lensmasters???) you might as well try to fix it first. How low does your TIG...
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    08-21-2017, 08:34 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Imgur??? How does it work? in General
    It's fairly to include links in a post once you get used to the general interface. Log in (or click on the stay logged in) It uses javascript,...
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    08-21-2017, 05:42 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Imgur??? How does it work? in General
    Once signed in, hover over your username in the upper right for a drop down menu that will give you access to your uploads. Dan
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    08-21-2017, 03:46 PM
    The wife bought a "stove top griddle that spanned two electric burners on the stove. She turned it on (too high) and turned around to prepare the...
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    08-21-2017, 03:11 PM
    I used my welding helmet. It darkened as expected and never flashed me. (Miller Elite). I realized that I had 3 ghosts, so I took off the front...
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    08-21-2017, 12:03 AM
    danlb replied to a thread Mazda's Skyactiv-X engine in General
    My fading memory is that the Wankel was able to get good mileage and good power good reliability in a light package. What it could not do was all of...
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    08-20-2017, 08:15 PM
    danlb replied to a thread qctp in General
    I have an OXA tool post. It is just right for a 7 x12 lathe. The tool holder is low enough for a 3/8 tool shank or a 1/2 inch boring bar. It's...
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    08-19-2017, 06:48 PM
    danlb replied to a thread 3D Printing: Step by Step? in General
    " What I want is to know where I go from this 2D CAD drawing. What do I need? And how do I do it? I would guess that a 3D CAD drawing would be the...
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    08-18-2017, 12:29 AM
    Good for you! Next time you have a need to make a bump on a piece of plastic, melting a bit of wire into it can give you that extra little bump. ...
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    08-16-2017, 04:33 PM
    danlb replied to a thread My Crappy Little Lathe in General
    Puckdropper has an interesting question. I've seen two part molds where each part had 1/2 of the threaded hole. How in the world would it be done...
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    08-15-2017, 09:13 PM
    I don't see how this could possibly be better than a good press fit. If it were, wouldn't we use a triangular broach for all shafts? My...
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    08-15-2017, 01:47 PM
    danlb replied to a thread My Crappy Little Lathe in General
    Unfortunately, that is a decision that a lot of people are making, thanks to the maker movement and YouTube. Example; My buddy has envied my...
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    08-14-2017, 08:37 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Auto reverse mechanism in General
    Looking good Brian.
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    08-14-2017, 07:27 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Electronic circuit question in General
    I added solar powered cooling fans to my small storage shed ( 6 x12 ). The fans are simple muffin fans meant for a computer. The power source is a...
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    08-14-2017, 06:07 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Electronic circuit question in General
    Nice play on the sentence structure. :) Dan
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    08-14-2017, 06:02 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Auto reverse mechanism in General
    Early on, someone mentioned a double toggle. The first toggle is activated while the carriage is still moving and it solidly snaps into position to...
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    08-14-2017, 02:31 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Spin indexer question in General
    Like you, I have cheap stuff and I have good stuff. The cheap stuff is sometimes abused when I want to do things that are not good for the tool. I...
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    08-13-2017, 08:26 PM
    Here in California we don't start counting it as a drought till it hits the second year. We start conserving in the third year. We are currently...
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    08-12-2017, 10:21 PM
    The PM article calls for making an extension that is supported by an arm, like an end mill holder with a long shaft. The arm supports the extension...
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    08-12-2017, 09:45 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Carriage Stop ??? in General
    That's from 2006, shortly after I got the lathe. I cleaned it very well after each use back then. It's a Sieg 7x12 model as sold by Cummins at...
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    08-12-2017, 05:00 PM
    In all fairness, people have been doing it for years. In 1954 Popular Mechanics provided plans that would allow you to do milling safely on a...
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    08-12-2017, 04:37 PM
    You can mill with the Lathe. :) In essence, you can create a flat face on a block of metal by gripping it in the chuck and facing it with...
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    08-12-2017, 01:58 PM
    I was doing something similar with a 4 inch aluminum bar. It was taking quite a while. My buddy took one look at it and said I was using the wrong...
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    08-12-2017, 01:41 PM
    I'm not an expert, and only have the smaller brethren of that saw. But I'm glad to share a few thought in response to your query; What variables...
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    08-12-2017, 01:00 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Carriage Stop ??? in General
    A micrometer stop is dead simple to build. It's even easier on a big lathe where you have lots of room. The micrometer heads can be purchased from...
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    08-11-2017, 01:27 AM
    danlb replied to a thread Fedex.....Ugh.... in General
    It seems to be a small problem that is localized to somewhere in the Independent principality of Sinquefieldia (formerly Missouri in the USA) Out...
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    08-11-2017, 01:21 AM
    How in the world does one come up with "suggestng a bit wider sort of disdain." directly after the OPs post that says : UPDATE Still working great...
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    08-10-2017, 11:01 AM
    danlb replied to a thread Fedex.....Ugh.... in General
    On the positive side (because there is always a positive side if you look for it) the delivery is SO much BETTER than it was years ago. I remember...
    69 replies | 4453 view(s)
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