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    Yesterday, 06:27 PM
    Umm. Someone with a 9 year old USB adapter? :) We've subscribed to the emailed snapshots of our mail for a while, maybe 6 months. We've...
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    Yesterday, 06:23 PM
    danlb replied to a thread 3 in 1 differences in General
    When placing big machines, always allow for maintenance. You may not want to have to move a 600 lb machine just to fix a loose wire behind the...
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    Yesterday, 04:34 PM
    danlb replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I picked up a 6 inch, 3 jaw BTC chuck for my HF 9x20 lathe. It has two things my existing chucks don't have. A) It has two piece jaws so I...
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    Yesterday, 04:22 PM
    It depends on the exact model. Some do, some don't. My 9x20 does not. My 7x12 does. "Those things" is a rather broad category. :) So is...
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    01-16-2018, 10:23 AM
    Years ago you did not need the date on the bill if you had the cancelled stamp on the envelope. That gave you the date that the post office got it. ...
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    01-16-2018, 12:50 AM
    I think that the point Mike Burch was shooting for was that the average person is not real bright, and that 1/2 of the people are not even that...
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    01-15-2018, 09:43 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Stupid project I picked up in General
    Actually, he said it would not fit down the center bore of the chuck. Should still be able to hold it using the "outside jaws" in most chucks. The...
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    01-15-2018, 06:58 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Stupid project I picked up in General
    Usually called a "cats head" when used to provide a concentric surface for a follower type support, but in gunsmithing world they seem to be calling...
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    01-15-2018, 06:55 PM
    A dollar bill is 6 inches. He's suggesting that you mount the 7 inch lathe to the compound of a very large lathe. Dan
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    01-15-2018, 05:05 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Stupid project I picked up in General
    Sounds like a perfect application for a steady or follower. Grip the valve in the chuck with the stem to the right. Set up follower steady and you...
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    01-15-2018, 05:01 PM
    You will want to verify the way that your lathe handles "reverse". Some lathes have reverse for the motor and a separate reverse for the power...
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    01-15-2018, 02:50 PM
    Gareth, After a little thought, I decided to answer the last question first. This is the kind of project that works really well with a welder. ...
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    01-15-2018, 02:34 PM
    Re the toolmaker's vises... I have a 2.5 inch screwless tool makers vice that I picked up with my micro mill some 10 to 15 years ago. It's...
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    01-15-2018, 01:29 AM
    danlb replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Wow. What a buy! It won't be as challenging as it appears. The 5 volt settings can be augmented by different amounts of stick-out. It's possible...
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    01-15-2018, 12:42 AM
    danlb replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Helped a friend install some garage cabinets. Was paid with a nice Mexican Food meal for my wife and myself.
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    01-14-2018, 02:55 AM
    danlb replied to a thread Metric thread dimensions :-? in General
    I'll make a few replies and then give up. If you are making threaded parts by the millions, you don't use the tip for a reference. Your machines...
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    01-13-2018, 01:01 PM
    There are forums dedicated to this type of equipment. :) I don't have one and have not used one. I have seen them in use. The most...
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    01-13-2018, 12:10 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Metric thread dimensions :-? in General
    That should work IF you manage to sneak up on that sharp crest. What you are doing is cutting a full "height" thread (H) the full depth and then...
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    01-13-2018, 11:59 AM
    danlb replied to a thread Metric thread dimensions :-? in General
    I've admitted before that I cheat. I should use full profile inserts which have the exact tip radius for a chosen thread. The radius is part of the...
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    01-13-2018, 03:05 AM
    danlb replied to a thread Metric thread dimensions :-? in General
    The important point is that you SHOULD know the radius on the tip of your tool. That's a given. And if you know the radius, you then adjust the...
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    01-13-2018, 02:55 AM
    danlb replied to a thread Metric thread dimensions :-? in General
    First, the range of valid pitch diameters directly corresponds to the tolerance classes, which correlate to the Major diameter. So the assertion...
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    01-13-2018, 12:23 AM
    Is this the same computer that you moved the peripherals to in order to utilize the "spare mb" after having what appeared to be memory problems?
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    01-12-2018, 11:11 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Metric thread dimensions :-? in General
    That's a lot of nice side stepping. It also skips over the corollary. If you have the right Major diameter and the right thread form it's...
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    01-12-2018, 10:44 PM
    danlb replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I helped a friend with some cabinet work that he's doing. He's making a pair of 8 foot tall garage storage cabinets in exchange for a pair of...
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    01-12-2018, 10:35 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Metric thread dimensions :-? in General
    Cenedd, The problem that you (and many) have with the "nominal diameter" is that it is based on an older standard where the threads were sharp at...
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    01-12-2018, 10:00 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Metric thread dimensions :-? in General
    You have it bass ackwards Jerry. Everything is related to the Major/Minor diameter. It's easy to turn the outside of a rod to the major diameter...
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    01-12-2018, 05:37 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Metric thread dimensions :-? in General
    I recommend that you study the wiki page that describes the thread. It has all the formulas. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_metric_screw_thread...
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    01-12-2018, 12:51 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Metric thread dimensions :-? in General
    If there is something with a definitive standard, it's the common 60 degree metric threads. Every aspect of the thread is easily determined given...
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    01-12-2018, 12:05 AM
    danlb replied to a thread balancing multiple carbs... in General
    Reminds me of when I was 19, and trying to fix a mild oil leak in the chain case of my Triumph Bonneville. The book said to disconnect this and...
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    01-11-2018, 10:49 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Never borrow tools! in General
    I've learned to adopt the concept "don't loan it unless you are willing to give it away". That applies to money, cars, tools. The idea is...
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