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    05-15-2019, 02:01 PM
    In addition to the mainline machining channels I really got hooked on the Clickspring series on the Antikythera Mechanism,...
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    05-10-2019, 05:06 PM
    I have both and use the height gauge 9/1 over gauge blocks. That said the height gauge is not so useful without a surface plate to go with it. If I...
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    05-05-2019, 11:05 PM
    Some years ago I read a bit in one of the 'Machinist Bedside Readers' about a guy that would get a print and study it. As he did so he would...
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    05-05-2019, 10:55 PM
    Whats wrong with B&S taper tooling is that it's an old standard that has probably not been produced on a machine spindle in 50 years. So it is...
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    04-16-2019, 01:12 AM
    I have some Thorogood boots that work well for me. lg no neat sig line
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    04-13-2019, 12:46 PM
    larry_g replied to a thread Forum problem. in Networking
    If you go to the community tab above, click albums, create an album and then add your pictures there. Once in the album then you can paste the BB...
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    04-06-2019, 08:23 PM
    larry_g replied to a thread First Milling Machine in General
    Good on you getting a new mill. When you speak of a VFD as well as power feeds on 3 axis, have you given thought to the total wiring of the machine?...
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    03-31-2019, 01:06 PM
    larry_g replied to a thread RPC Idling with No Load in General
    Can you link to the place you got the minimum load information? Is it referring to the load or current used while idling or the smallest load that...
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    03-31-2019, 12:59 PM
    larry_g replied to a thread How Much Backlash? in General
    On these threads about backlash it seem that most focus on the screw/nut thread wear. But there is a third place that will introduce backlash and...
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    03-24-2019, 01:16 AM
    If your needing precision on size stock can you tell us your intended use? Thompson Rod, to quote our old shop manager, is harder than a whores...
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    03-17-2019, 07:59 PM
    larry_g replied to a thread G&E shaper question in General
    Knowing what i know about crank shapers the bull gear has to turn clockwise so the slide block is near the ram when driving the ram forward,...
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    03-14-2019, 12:07 PM
    Kinda like the plumbers pipe spec, You have the have the ID smaller than the OD or else the hole ends up on the outside of the pipe. lg no neat...
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    03-09-2019, 12:35 AM
    larry_g replied to a thread Moving Bridgeport in General
    I agree, however over the years the 1/2 ton pickups have had a variety of capabilities and before the OP can get an answer to his question he needs...
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    03-08-2019, 09:09 PM
    larry_g replied to a thread Moving Bridgeport in General
    The year and weight rating of your rig will tell you a lot. A quick look says the 1500 is rated to haul anywhere from 1500-2600lbs. I regularly...
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    03-08-2019, 07:51 PM
    You will get a lot better answers if you are more specific with your questions. As said above, define your work envelope, how big is the stuff you...
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    03-04-2019, 04:50 PM I like to post the above link when people start talking about milling on the drill press. lg no...
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    03-02-2019, 06:24 PM
    You'll find that Delrin will swell when wet also. We had a production line shut down when someone decided to wash the pallets and they swelled...
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    02-23-2019, 02:39 PM
    larry_g replied to a thread Deckel FP1 in General Would this machine do you? lg no neat sig line
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