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    Yesterday, 09:57 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread No time for tire kickers in General
    Harbour Freight hoisting equipment....The slogan should we stand behind our lifts, but never under them. :)
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    Yesterday, 09:54 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread No time for tire kickers in General
    agreed, someone clueless on the decorum of negotiating. You've already positioned on price, rude to be asked to move with them positioning...
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    Yesterday, 06:00 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread No time for tire kickers in General
    I do that all the time, its a bit amusing and often leads to getting the full ask. Something for sale for say $100. Clown offers "$70. I respond...
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    Yesterday, 05:39 PM
    Their vendor gets a charge back for the full wholesale price and Amazon deducts it from their next payment. Easy to be generous when it doesn't cost...
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    Yesterday, 04:09 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread M25 x 0.75 thread in General
    amazon.ca lists it so it may not be that rare https://www.amazon.ca/25mm-Metric-Right-0-75mm-Pitch/dp/B00KLB74TI
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    07-18-2019, 08:02 PM
    Run out is an excellent point. there is always runout, so when you're talking fractions of a thou chip load on a 1/16 cutter, you might only be...
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    07-17-2019, 06:18 PM
    I'm rather suspect of that bit of software.
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    07-17-2019, 03:31 PM
    so far say a DOC of 10 thou what chip load per tooth do you guys think is about right? I've always watched it and backed off when I saw any flex of...
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    07-16-2019, 09:04 PM
    Make it convertible to a surface grinder as well :D People cut AL on wood saws, can't see it working out with steel....work out the cutting speed...
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    07-16-2019, 04:17 PM
    Is there an issue with them? Many/most disassembles will damage the bearing but then at least you can see all the engraving/imprints and measure...
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    07-16-2019, 02:35 PM
    Glad you got it home. PM has a good Monarch section, although there are several guys here who know their way around them
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    07-16-2019, 12:00 PM
    ah ok, so you are trying to measure a straight bore regular hole's height above the plate while its laying parallel to the plate. I cry foul on the...
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    07-16-2019, 09:14 AM
    I didn't notice it explicitly stated, but I think the objective is finding the centre of a tapered hole. Short of making a matching tapered end on a...
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    07-16-2019, 07:46 AM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Electrically Removing Rust in General
    I suppose it depends a bit on what you are de-rusting, however I find the solutions you get at the hardware store used (and reused) in a plastic bin...
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    07-14-2019, 08:20 AM
    haven't turned anything that large, but chatter would be an issue. Proportionally that's like 1" dia x 18".
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    07-13-2019, 01:14 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    understood, and that was the point...I think a bearing arrangement that you can set a preload on and where bearing replacement means a new inner and...
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    07-13-2019, 09:25 AM
    I think its a universal problem of organizations, business included. Look at how many of the 100 largest firms are still around let alone on the 100...
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    07-13-2019, 08:09 AM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    They'd need a lapped finish and be a perfect cylinder and matched to an incredibly small tolerance. If another human being can do it, so can you if...
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    07-11-2019, 09:31 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread Acceptable runout? in General
    I push back on "good enough for hobby use" thing in that the runout needs to be good enough for task/function at hand, whether its hobby or...
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    07-11-2019, 10:45 AM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    you may have to have them made if it comes to that. Bearing manufactures will advertise they will do custom sizes and matched sets, but when I...
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    07-11-2019, 09:33 AM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread How do you move a 10ee? in General
    It would be difficult to deliver the OEM performance of the 10ee via new motor/vfd. otoh the MG's are loud. On my current one, I had the original...
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    07-11-2019, 07:16 AM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Is this one of the ones with the races being the spindle housing and/or shaft? Horrible bloody design in that there is about no way to recover at...
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    07-10-2019, 03:33 PM
    George is or was a regular poster here and has a long list of very nice model engine projects like that. He does a lot of manual whittling, you'd...
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    07-10-2019, 03:29 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread How do you move a 10ee? in General
    they both look super clean, congrats, way to go! I guess that's a deep six for the why bother with manual machines thread? :D What toolguy said on...
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    07-10-2019, 11:17 AM
    My meaning of not being comparable was around user error vs tool failure, not vernier scales. You're right if managing a commercial shop, scrap is...
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    07-09-2019, 04:11 PM
    I don't think its comparable. User error I know who to blame - a mic skips? That not right and has never happen on a analogue mic. Of course...
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    07-09-2019, 02:48 PM
    Just wait until that fancy mitutoyo digital mic skips and a part is scrapped. grrrr. They will skip, at some point.
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    07-09-2019, 10:56 AM
    Its always been that way, its human nature. Look at manias, the ultimate group thinking....been around since there were humans. Ideally all would...
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    07-08-2019, 09:37 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread How do you move a 10ee? in General
    It does add to the fun but is still fairly doable, you just move the roller that gets trapped. Rollers are also nice as its easy to pry it along the...
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    07-08-2019, 09:12 PM
    Mcgyver replied to a thread How do you move a 10ee? in General
    some 10ee moves....easiest lathe move I've done was with the flat deck tow truck. This was my 2nd 10ee, since sold. First one arrived by a crane...
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