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    01-15-2018, 02:46 PM
    I don't know anything about the Myfords, other than they're English and look really nice. I've seen a few newish ones like that for sale locally...
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    01-07-2018, 03:43 PM
    I did this a couple years ago on a rubber tracked 5hp Craftsman snowblower I had. It helped, but I found the unit still lacked real throwing power....
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    01-06-2018, 11:34 PM
    I have an old Mitutoyo DRO that came with my Bridgeport. This model... The head was dead, so I shopped around on ebay and found a working...
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    01-03-2018, 12:54 PM
    Very cool and nicely equipped "micro-shop!" Welcome aboard and looking forward to hearing about the various projects.
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    01-02-2018, 10:07 AM
    Is that a stud I see on the end cap? If so, might want to remove those (if you're trying to remove the end cap that is). Or rap on the other ends of...
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    01-02-2018, 01:49 AM
    Actually, after looking at the first pic again, it looks like the finned caps/ends (or at least one of the cap/ends) is supposed to come off first....
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    01-01-2018, 07:18 PM
    Looks to me like you should have the puller set up the same way shown, except on the other side.
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    12-30-2017, 05:08 PM
    Machine replied to a thread OT- Alternative TV in General
    Net neutrality was put into LAW in 2015. It wasn't, as defined by the 2015 bill/law, in effect prior to 2015. That's why it was put into law. If it...
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    12-30-2017, 02:52 PM
    Machine replied to a thread OT- Alternative TV in General
    "Net neutrality" is the name for a law enacted by the Obama administration in 2015. Net neutrality, as defined by the law enacted in 2015, didn't...
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    12-30-2017, 12:26 PM
    Machine replied to a thread OT- Alternative TV in General
    If this is going to happen, why didn't it happen already? And why hasn't it happened to wireless broadband, which was not affected by net neutrality?...
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    12-24-2017, 07:38 PM
    If it was over advanced the first place you would see "pinking" (what we call pinging here in the states) is in a heavily loaded condition. But if...
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    12-24-2017, 07:22 PM
    One more thing - how do you know the car is overheating? Does it actually overheat and start blowing steam? Or do you have a gage that indicates...
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    12-24-2017, 11:04 AM
    First, make sure the radiator is not rusted or calcified up inside (by using well water which has minerals in it that deposit inside) so that you do...
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    12-23-2017, 10:48 AM
    LOL G1 Also, I'd consider rounding the corners. That table is heavy and unyielding. Occasionally bumping into the corners is a given, especially...
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    12-22-2017, 07:39 PM
    LOL Thanks. I knew it was a killer deal. I really am a hack and don't deserve a lathe like this, but for the price I had to get it. Hopefully I'll...
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    12-22-2017, 07:36 PM
    Machine replied to a thread Opinions on Acer lathes? in General
    Well I bought the lathe, very happy to have it in my garage now. A hack like me doesn't deserve a nice lathe like this! Here's a few pics...
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    12-22-2017, 06:47 PM
    +1 That's what I would do. Not too aggressive, yet will get it clean pretty quick. Only problem after that is keeping it from quickly returning to a...
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    12-22-2017, 03:46 PM
    Haha, yeah I thought the same thing. Guy sounds like a constipated robot. I'm guessing he's a Taiwanese guy who's first language is mandarin....
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    12-22-2017, 01:16 PM
    I just bought an Acer 1440G for $3K, which included all tooling (3 and 4 jaw chucks, follower and steady rests, coolant pumps, full gearset and all...
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    12-22-2017, 11:57 AM
    Unless you're trying to beat the market, which is not a wise thing to attempt unless you're a real pro with inside connections and information, then...
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    12-19-2017, 11:21 AM
    Machine replied to a thread American Pacemaker lathe in General
    That makes sense, electrical load would be proportional to actual power used. As long as you're not machining something like Panzer sprockets, it...
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    12-18-2017, 08:10 PM
    Machine replied to a thread American Pacemaker lathe in General
    Wow that thing is massive. Just curious what kind of electric service you need to run it? Looks like it's every bit of a 10hp minimum machine which...
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    12-18-2017, 09:29 AM
    I also have the same problem with fogging the lens up. Wow, I looked the Adflow system up and it looks about perfect. Only bummer is that it seems to...
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    12-17-2017, 12:07 AM
    Another thing that helps is to stuff all possible entry cracks and crevasses with steel wool. I had heard about this trick as an effective method for...
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    12-16-2017, 08:46 PM
    Yeah the only welding I do now is Mig with argon cover gas (i.e. no flux core wire and no stick welding). So there should not be more pollutants...
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    12-16-2017, 07:15 PM
    What do you guys do about breathing metal fumes while welding? I can always feel it in my throat and lungs when I'm done. There's no way burning...
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    12-16-2017, 08:54 AM
    Sweet setup, wish I had a getup like that. Cool helmet too, something like that may be in my future.
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    12-16-2017, 08:49 AM
    This must be a Canadian thing because I haven't heard this term used in this way. Closest I can think of is "homemaker" which is a pretty obsolete...
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    12-14-2017, 01:11 PM
    Machine replied to a thread Opinions on Acer lathes? in General
    Thanks for the replies everyone. Sounds like the 1440 is a great lathe, which is certainly what it appears to be. Hope to have it following me home...
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  • Machine's Avatar
    12-13-2017, 12:44 PM
    Curious if anyone has any thoughts about Acer lathes? I might be buying a 1440G lathe soon and was wondering what people thought of their quality?...
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