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    Yesterday, 10:47 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Cutting Oil. in General
    the one I make is closer to this....http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2014/08/bourbon-bacon-jam.html same idea but I add a little liquid smoke, not...
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    Yesterday, 08:36 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Cutting Oil. in General
    reminds me of an all time favorite, maple syrup bacon bourbon garlic jam. Too good for words
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    Yesterday, 08:16 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Cutting Oil. in General
    why would you use it? Proper cutting oil can't be that much more. Besides, you want the place to smell like a proper machines shop, not a greasy...
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    Yesterday, 07:11 PM
    could care less about radio shack - I go to Mcgyver's basement. I just went and counted, 29 of the large sized parts organizer drawer things, have...
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    Yesterday, 04:48 PM
    lose the gloves, otherwise you're all set
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    Yesterday, 04:23 PM
    imo its not that you couldn't used them....but I'd rather put the money into the "big five" made by hardinge than a lower quality more extensive set....
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    Yesterday, 12:12 PM
    exactly. I put a great deal of effort into making machines as close to perfect as I can. I think I've painted one. after a year of oil coolant...
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    06-25-2017, 01:21 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Reamer measurement in General
    knowing someone trying to be helpful about that or hand reamers would feel compelled to chime in, is why I said chucking reamers :)
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    06-25-2017, 11:27 AM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Reamer measurement in General
    Don't let possible sharpening dissuade you. Chucking reamers cut on a small bevel ground on the end. The sides guide, and when you sharpen a...
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    06-24-2017, 09:00 AM
    not really, as far as the holders go its what I said Cat 40 and say BT 40 (metric) are an identical taper, with a different thread in the end. ...
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    06-23-2017, 03:33 PM
    the tools in the front are endmill holders - the blue boxes are the pull studs. Pull studs are how a tool changer grabs and holds the tool. Cat...
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    06-23-2017, 03:30 PM
    exactly what I thought....unless extra strength is 3.126 mg. It seems not plausible that the dose would to to 4 significant digits so shockingly I...
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    06-23-2017, 09:43 AM
    no kidding. with grinding, fumes, plasma going.....its a dirty business
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    06-23-2017, 09:41 AM
    the Z has a servo.....z is always the the direction parallel to the spindle. With a horizontal the Y is the up and down. cnc on a horizontal is...
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    06-23-2017, 07:56 AM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Turning Brass in General
    just what CalG said, exactly. There is nothing nicer to machine than 360 brass good point. soft soldering temps should be fine, silver...
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    06-22-2017, 04:37 PM
    wow, I to thought $5 was the unit for qty 10. For $5 it might even work for someone like me (who generally would need several goes at it to correct...
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    06-22-2017, 10:19 AM
    How much is "very". did you indicate each and how much was it out?
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    06-21-2017, 08:59 PM
    I've got the same one. Having one is extremely valuable in insuring you never have need a 6' straight edge.
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    06-21-2017, 08:54 PM
    good post Alistair
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    06-20-2017, 09:35 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread OT: New farm in General
    imo business is in essence group psychology. Study it for life and you still bumble around in the dark - people are complicated, more so in a group....
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    06-19-2017, 11:55 AM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread OT: New farm in General
    No, I wrote them thinking the process produced the highest number is more important than the number. Psychologically speaking with unsophisticated...
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    06-19-2017, 11:20 AM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread OT: New farm in General
    That approach is appealing because it sounds bold but rarely works, especially for large dollar items. There's exceptions (sophisticate unemotive...
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    06-19-2017, 09:33 AM
    how small is small? Hold downs are excellent for lots of small parts - try 'em you'll like 'em. Soft solder, little fixtures, whittle away at a...
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    06-19-2017, 07:44 AM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread O.T. sea kayak propulsion in General
    how do you think the coal gets in the boiler?
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    06-18-2017, 12:25 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Sheet metal roller(?) in General
    knowing the qty now, I agree a press makes sense. You guys proposing forms.....are you talking like bottom bending or coining? I getting this...
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    06-18-2017, 12:11 PM
    I agree with all the advantages you cite, but I'll disagree that its essential in that you can work without it....but i'm with you, it is worth the...
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    06-18-2017, 12:00 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread OT: New farm in General
    My Mom did that for decades on our farm and when it was sold (not to developers for $1MM/acre unfortunately) did it as an employee at another farm. ...
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    06-18-2017, 09:18 AM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread OT: New farm in General
    I worked on a deal with gentleman in Mexico, an old boy and a big road building contractor. For 50 years he'd been paid 1/3 of his highway contracts...
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    06-18-2017, 09:13 AM
    dry surface grinding is fine, although wet is better. You will get a better finish with wet. Wet also contributes to accuracy in that the...
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    06-17-2017, 08:40 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread OT: New farm in General
    don't get me wrong, there is probably nothing more that I hate than what urban sprawl has done to my own town. Mile after mile of beautiful...
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