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    Yesterday, 05:34 PM
    on the environmental question....for sure the best is to give them away, being careful not to break any. taking them out of circulation is a false...
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    Yesterday, 05:00 PM
    yeah, the helpful harry remarks in general are enough to make one stop posting work.....i'll say its the nicest bloody chuck key weld I've seen today...
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    09-17-2017, 04:56 PM
    yup, another put them in vote.....its the only way to insure the existing ones are ok
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    09-17-2017, 04:13 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread I am effed up in General
    Very sorry to hear that Weston, my thoughts are with you
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    09-16-2017, 08:51 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Best cordless tool brand in General
    I like Makita, good quality, and when I had to get parts once the price was very reasonable, fast good service - so many it seems want to really...
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    09-16-2017, 06:41 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread OT The IQ test thread. in General
    its not clear to me how a degree earned 30 years ago in general arts has a heck of a lot of bearing on anything. I see the phrase an "uneducated...
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    09-16-2017, 12:38 PM
    and it probably will, thanks for posting it.....but it would be a lot easier to read with paragraphs (and we like photos) :)
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    09-16-2017, 08:51 AM
    yup.....I designed and made a cut knurling tool and the build article ran in the mag a few years ago. Super easy to get perfect knurls at speed in a...
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    09-15-2017, 11:28 AM
    In a recent package deal I ended up with this diamond wheel, and I'm wondering if anyone has seen one like this and can tell me anything about it. ...
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    09-14-2017, 10:33 AM
    guess you have to be fast on feet in the free consulting business :D. It such an extreme HSM job its kind of interesting with or without...
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    09-14-2017, 10:21 AM
    we're thinking on the same lines, except you preheat before cutting. If it is white cast iron, heat maybe the only practical way to remove...
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    09-13-2017, 10:57 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread What did I buy? in General
    have you made many balance staffs?
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    09-13-2017, 09:43 PM
    drive by posting? where'd he go? if it really is white cast iron, good luck milling it....its the territory of ceramics and edm afaik. I also...
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    09-12-2017, 09:43 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Back to Steam-- in General
    a good way to get neat solder joints with soft solder is to tin first then only use the smallest amount to join. With SS I do as BC suggests and use...
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    09-12-2017, 07:27 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Back to Steam-- in General
    hmm, not really. Propane/air is plenty hot enough (temp), but on large assemblies it sometimes doesn't give enough heat. That's when you switch to...
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    09-12-2017, 05:17 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread What did I buy? in General
    Prior to using them, I held the same view about the need for a sliderest (they call it that as opposed to the rest for the graver). I've got one...
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    09-11-2017, 07:26 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread What did I buy? in General
    not true for a watchmakers lathe for its intended purpose, but yeah I'll agree if its just making small parts. Most watchmakers didn't have a slide...
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    09-11-2017, 04:47 PM
    good luck.....there is not universal opinion there. Most say they are the serial number, stamped between the ways at the end of the bed. Some...
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    09-10-2017, 05:45 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Spindle design - seals in General
    only took a year.....a bit of progress. Everyday I work in the shop i feel i make 10 days more work. I went to grind the internal housing and was...
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    09-10-2017, 05:03 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Cute in General
    Sad that art is in the eye of the beholder? The metric/ imperial thing has been kidding around afaik, and the photo was after all of wrenches. ...
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    09-10-2017, 02:11 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread A quick chamfering tool... in General
    The gimp suit or the surface grinder? :)
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    09-10-2017, 12:56 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Cute in General
    well, hopefully the smilie conveys its a joke. :). Still, I'd guess there are not many places where both are as prevalent.
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    09-10-2017, 11:41 AM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Cute in General
    This metric/imperial duality places us in unique position in the world to judge both. Who else can do so? In case any of you guys were wondering,...
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    09-10-2017, 11:31 AM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread What did I buy? in General
    +1, on all of it. I sure wouldn't be selling it. with the slide rest, well, its a high quality machine tool for small parts. Good luck finding...
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    09-09-2017, 04:02 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread What did I buy? in General
    you got the gloat of the year for $20. A well accesorized watchmakers lathe and the chrome looks in in excellent shape. With extensive collets it...
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    09-09-2017, 11:45 AM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Hurricaines and the US in General
    yeah, photos of St Maarten show large boats just scattered all of the parking lot....only safe place for the boat is away from the storm
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    09-09-2017, 11:41 AM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Cute in General
    +1 .
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    09-08-2017, 05:07 PM
    yes still on....it may be weeks before the relay arrives though, I will definitely pipe up when its here
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    09-06-2017, 10:38 AM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread XLO 602 spindle removal in General
    thanks...I think whats maybe been confusing me is I think of the spindle as the whole thing, shaft, bearings housing, not just the rotating part. ...
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    09-06-2017, 09:19 AM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread XLO 602 spindle removal in General
    Thanks guys... If I'm following this, to remove the quill pinion spring and the quill pinion, I have to remove 11876 to get at the spring, and...
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