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    Today, 09:43 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Upgrading shop lights in General
    That fan would trigger migraines for me. The fan's moveable, right? Dan
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    Today, 09:41 PM
    It's worth a try. You can always show her my mess er, I mean shop and show how a larger lathe fits in better with that mill. :) Dan
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    Today, 09:39 PM
    Imagine a database that is duplicated on 1000 servers. When you access a particular auction, one of those servers is chosen more or less at random...
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    Today, 08:15 PM
    The only times we have received new cards were a) The account was sold to another bank. b) The bank merged. c) The account was compromised,...
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    Today, 03:31 PM
    It sounds like you hit different servers. Not unusual. 5 years ago ebay switched from an architecture that kept thousands of computers that...
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    Today, 03:13 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Lathe Tool Bit Sizing? in General
    Dan, YOU are complaining about wander now?:rolleyes: < snip > so why should a thicker piece of steel at 1/3 the stickout and 50x less stress be...
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    Today, 01:50 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Lathe Tool Bit Sizing? in General
    Wern't you griping about thread wander and hijacking just 3 posts ago, and many times before that? That's a fine assortment of special use boring...
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    Today, 01:40 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Lathe Tool Bit Sizing? in General
    When you see a skinny 8 inch long boring bar, it's for use in a lathe where the magority of it sticks out the back of the QCTP holder. When you see...
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    Today, 12:07 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Lathe Tool Bit Sizing? in General
    8x diameter is perfectly OK if you have a solid carbide bar. Everyone knows that, right? Just as everyone knows that you should not exceed 4 x...
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    Today, 01:21 AM
    Wow. That's a lot of work. Nicely done.
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    Yesterday, 11:25 PM
    Gear (a) should have been 27T, right? It should be driving a 127T gear. That gear should be driving gear (b) which should have been 48T. The...
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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    12-09-2017, 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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    12-09-2017, 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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    12-09-2017, 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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    12-09-2017, 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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    12-09-2017, 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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    12-09-2017, 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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