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    Today, 02:00 PM
    rkepler replied to a thread Worm Gear Oils in General
    So far as I know all of the 'cylinder' oils are appropriate for mixed gearing including bronze. I use Mobil 600W Super Cylinder oil for that purpose...
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    12-06-2018, 12:28 PM
    rkepler replied to a thread Atlas Shaper Gib Issues in General
    Use that one for practice, putting the scratched side on the static side of the gib.
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    12-04-2018, 12:49 PM
    rkepler replied to a thread Atlas Shaper Gib Issues in General
    The original was from a low carbon flat stock. Get some PG low carbon stock from McMaster - $8.45 for a 12" chunk of 1/8 x 1/2 (pretty sure that's...
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    12-01-2018, 12:50 PM
    rkepler replied to a thread Atlas Shaper Gib Issues in General
    Except for the other damage I'd agree. When I replaced that sort of gib on my Atlas lathe I used PG stock as I could get it but I suspect decently...
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    12-01-2018, 12:36 PM
    Strong statement: Until you get to the yield point on an endmill all cutting will have the same wear given the same circumstances (coolant, material,...
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    11-16-2018, 03:53 PM
    I have a Milwaukee M18 battery operated leaf blower, and a relatively small backyard (1/4 acre or thereabouts) and I can get one trip around to blow...
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    10-13-2018, 12:45 PM
    I'm not sure that it's the case anymore but there used to be a good market for "old lead" - lead smelted before 1945. This was because it couldn't...
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    10-11-2018, 01:12 PM
    rkepler replied to a thread lathe rebuild in General
    You can mill or plane a cast iron bed until it's been hardened. Once it's hardened it's like machining chilled cast iron - carbide just skips over...
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    10-04-2018, 01:21 PM
    rkepler replied to a thread Keyless chuck grip test in General
    My understanding is that a drill chuck is not intended to grip hardened shanks (such as endmill shanks) and is intended to grip the softer shanks or...
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