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    Yesterday, 05:46 PM
    danlb replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Thanks for the nice words folks. :) Dan
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    Yesterday, 02:49 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Atlas Lathe Upgrade in General
    The difference between a 10 and 12 inch lathe is 1 inch in spindle height. This is most easily accomplished by adding a "riser block" under three...
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    Yesterday, 02:36 PM
    danlb replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Boy, you guys are rough! LOL I'm assuming that this addresses the poor weld on my chuck key. No excuses. I pointed out the error and gave the...
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    Yesterday, 01:19 AM
    danlb replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    The temperatures are finally down in the high 80s, so I did the first machining in quite a while. As I was cleaning up around my larger lathe, I...
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    Yesterday, 12:39 AM
    danlb replied to a thread I am effed up in General
    So sorry to hear that Mr Bye. I've been impressed by your depth of knowledge and the way that you've shared so much of it. With any luck one of...
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    09-16-2017, 10:35 PM
    danlb replied to a thread NOS lathe in General
    Wonderful Pictures. There was a bit of cognitive dissonance when I looked at the absolutely pristine parts (such as the Phase II toolpost ) where...
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    09-16-2017, 06:31 PM
    There are a couple of steps where they use a CNC turning / milling machine. The first was to turn down the barrels. The second was to machine the...
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    09-15-2017, 01:23 PM
    The other reminder is that glowing steel is HOT. But everyone knows that. What's harder to remember is that the ones that don't glow can be as hot...
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    09-15-2017, 12:51 AM
    There are lots of YouTube vidoes on making a "coffee can foundry" as well as many forge designs. They typically have a physical structure lined...
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    09-14-2017, 08:49 PM
    That fix only works if you are the one who is running the web server. If you are the person who is BROWSING the web site, the "fix" does not come...
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    09-14-2017, 03:46 PM
    When you google something, google can't tell when the INFORMATION on a web page was created. It can tell when the web page last changed because the...
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    09-12-2017, 11:23 AM
    When I got my Huanyang VFD I got the following email from the seller. It's as close to a "for dummys' as I've seen. Dan From:...
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    09-11-2017, 02:20 PM
    #20 of 1910??? #20 of that month? Hard to say. Dan
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    09-11-2017, 12:01 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Walker Repair help in Third Hand
    I love it when a plan comes together. Thanks for reporting back. Dan
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    09-11-2017, 01:04 AM
    Post about manual location deleted. Only posted it for Doc's use. Dan
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    09-11-2017, 12:57 AM
    I think I have one Doc. Give me a few...
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    09-10-2017, 08:16 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Cute in General
    Kudos to the contributors of the pictures. Each was nicely done, and even some good humor too! Thanks for the contribution. Dan
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    09-10-2017, 08:10 PM
    Good point. I started blocking mail from China at my firewall simply because I know no-one there and yet I got lots of viruses, spam, etc from IP...
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    09-10-2017, 12:39 AM
    danlb replied to a thread Fusion360 in General
    Nothing ballistic about pointing out absurd advice. :) Before asserting that network throttling is THE cause, you need at least a couple of data...
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    09-09-2017, 10:12 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Fusion360 in General
    It is enlightening to execute the "traceroute bbs.homeshopmachinist.net" (note 1) command to see how many routers are between your PC and the...
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    09-08-2017, 10:03 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Fusion360 in General
    That's quite a leap, considering that the poor performance can be within the computer, his local network, his internet connection, the neighborhood...
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    09-08-2017, 09:28 PM
    Stickout is often the cause of chatter. The further the tool extends from the holder, the more likely it will bend and vibrate. The boring...
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    09-08-2017, 03:17 PM
    I just did a quick test. Magnet mount on the mill's pillar, .001 per division dial indicator tip on the back of the fixed jaw. Zeroed on the...
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    09-08-2017, 02:16 PM
    Yeah, I have to do that still. I understand that it's a problem on a lot of vises. Logic says that would be a problem if you use the open jaw as...
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    09-08-2017, 01:53 PM
    As a former data security expert, I'd never allow a VPN to be connected to my company's net after giving access to a foreign government. For that...
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    09-08-2017, 12:35 AM
    I wrote... So I went out and checked. The t-slots are perfectly true to the X axis. :) I like that. For the heck of it I examined the...
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    09-07-2017, 10:39 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Supermax Mill in General
    So sorry to hear that Dave. I hate auctions for just that reason. You get excited after all that research, and Poof, it's gone.
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    09-07-2017, 09:46 PM
    Try this page; http://www.carbidedepot.com/formulas-insert-d.htm The tolerance makes a difference when you are stopping mid job to rotate the...
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    09-07-2017, 09:38 PM
    Little Machine Shop had some people at the local Bay Area Engine Modelers display that was hosted in conjunction with The Good Guys car show. I...
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    09-04-2017, 02:39 PM
    I looked into it a little; Here are a few things that surprised me, despite being logical. 1) Lasers don't deal with curved surfaces very well. ...
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