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    Today, 03:51 PM
    I've a KEO Lee workhead apart. Like this but not as grungy http://media.liveauctiongroup.net/i/...D321F313D15F70 Its rotation was poor - not...
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    Today, 10:44 AM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Boring chatter in General
    at some point, it being off the centre line is relevant to operating a boring head insofar as dimensions are concerned, but it is irrelevant to...
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    Today, 10:33 AM
    Pickled. You soak in Acid. I would use sulfuric, probably 10%....but at least knowing what it is called will get you started googling for ideas. I...
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    Yesterday, 10:10 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Boring chatter in General
    in looking at that again, you have to get supports right under where you are boring, and strap clamps overtop - orient the work the other way and use...
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    Yesterday, 10:06 PM
    naw, he;s shiny, but its going to be bad. Thing that always saves their bacon is rocks and trees, but the price of rocks and trees low. Still, it...
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    Yesterday, 07:05 PM
    good post. I sit here, an admirer of you country in many ways....and think that's the best leadership that comes forward? Then I think of our own...
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    Yesterday, 06:54 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Boring chatter in General
    agree slow, super sharp cutter with geometry to give positive rake - remember its cutting on the bottom, not the side. I'd also want a larger,...
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    Yesterday, 06:10 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Lathe Survey in General
    I take it machining to .0002 means you can reliably get a dimension to within .0002" of where you want to be. That means 1.25 is between 1.2498 and...
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    Yesterday, 11:26 AM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Expand ball bearing jounal in General
    turn between centres and take off enough to clean it up. loctite on with close fit a sleeve. turn it to .500. sharp tool, light cuts and coolant -...
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    09-21-2016, 04:07 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread OT: ebay bargain [not] in General
    I can think of about 10,000 stupidly priced ebay ads I can start threads on. Still that one is special. I think I can top it, there is some clown...
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    09-21-2016, 11:07 AM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Lathe Survey in General
    well I didn't;t mean the neighbours wouldn't complain.....or that you wouldn't complain from the sore back from the move. I'm taking machining :)
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    09-21-2016, 11:05 AM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Lathe Survey in General
    measuring for round or dimension is not difficult and heat is not an issue, you simply don't let it be when you are trying to work to those sorts of...
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    09-21-2016, 10:23 AM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Bending drill rod in General
    when red hot, it takes minimal force. 1/2' of pipe is more than enough, but you'd use longer to away from where you are playing the torch over. Like...
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    09-21-2016, 09:22 AM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread 7 x 14 Mini Lathe? in General
    yes, and a lot of that is fueled by some significant business culture differences that make it ok for suppliers to make unilateral changes as soon as...
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    09-21-2016, 08:01 AM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Lathe Survey in General
    Nervous because you don't believe it or don't think you can? how do you do interference fits for bearings? I've a tenths indicator I put on the...
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    09-21-2016, 07:58 AM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Lathe Survey in General
    poor misguided soul. The problem isn't the machines are too big, its that the garage, cranes and forklift are too small :). I've lots of small...
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    09-20-2016, 11:00 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread 7 x 14 Mini Lathe? in General
    I wonder what a 8" lathe that was made in, say Ohio, what it would be like.....if it had to retail for $1,000?
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    09-20-2016, 04:31 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Lathe Survey in General
    In 25 years of being very interested in machining and participating in various communities like this, I can't recall anyone ever complaining that...
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    09-20-2016, 02:20 PM
    I'll be watching with interest....need washer and dryer myself. Maytag is whirlpool. I encourage people not to buy whirlpool. The used to make...
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    09-20-2016, 10:13 AM
    you sure about that? no doubt its been a free for all of IP abuse, and will take a while to wrestle to the ground....but "ever" is long time. ...
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    09-19-2016, 05:04 PM
    Don't be too tough on the mill. The mill may need work, but there is lots to look at. you are not near hot enough for stress relieving, especially...
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    09-19-2016, 10:00 AM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread 7 x 14 Mini Lathe? in General
    so that's it? its just that we suffer from xenophobia? Still, it doesn't explain how how a DSG, Pultra, Schaublin, 10ee, Holbrook, Maximat, Rivett...
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    09-19-2016, 09:00 AM
    agreed. my point was when copyright infringement becomes counterfeiting it can become of interest to authorities/police etc. That never happens...
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    09-19-2016, 08:45 AM
    agree with Carm's post, for a boring head, grinding or even milling can be good enough. You'd want something better on your lathe cross slide or...
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    09-18-2016, 10:57 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Milling machine near me in General
    I've not said or implied these things are secret, only that they should be left alone if you have no business with the thing. If you are helping a...
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    09-18-2016, 10:40 PM
    one of the key reasons being when copyright infringement is done for commercial purposes, ie producing and reselling, it can become criminal -...
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    09-18-2016, 07:49 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Milling machine near me in General
    you are in error if you assume I or those opposed think anyone has 'rights' to it. Perhaps repetition will make the point....its the meddling myself...
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    09-18-2016, 07:47 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Squareness comparator in General
    hacks everywhere :D
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    09-18-2016, 07:42 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Milling machine near me in General
    you may be, but my experience proves you wrong, and despite your love for posting as fact that which you might think, you cannot possibly know where...
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    09-18-2016, 06:23 PM
    yeah, but the issue isn't design stealing, its patent infringement. When you published, it became un-patenable; it became in the public domain. ...
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