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    06-03-2018, 05:07 PM
    rkepler replied to a thread Low Friction Tape in General
    Turcite is available in pretty thin sections but needs something like 3M 2216 in a .005" layer to stick it on. Maybe some of the .015" Multifil? ...
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    05-31-2018, 12:03 PM
    rkepler replied to a thread D1 -4 backplate in General
    Answering some of these: Cast iron would be better for the vibration dampening it can provide. The D1-4 drawings are copyright ANSI, but some...
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    05-30-2018, 01:57 PM
    I think A2 is worse, at least for me and the speeds & feeds I'm doing. It ends up with one edge all jaggy and the other a nice smooth razor so there...
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    05-27-2018, 06:49 PM
    If you can measure the current on a valve it's *real* handy to tell the operator that the line is open or shorted. The solenoids in a lot of the...
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    05-02-2018, 05:42 PM
    It takes a brake dresser, here's one on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=281755819178 and a more permanent link to one: ...
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    04-01-2018, 07:20 PM
    Probably all you need is someone looking over your shoulder and pointing out what's going wrong. Sometimes it's a single thing, sometimes it's...
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    03-27-2018, 07:49 PM
    rkepler replied to a thread Woodruff Key question in General
    Not that I know of, but you could mic the key and see if it's in spec. Could be that the hole is on the light side, the key is on the heavy side and...
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    03-25-2018, 11:51 AM
    rkepler replied to a thread Ideal set of end mills in General
    There are some sets from good makers available, but you're going to be paying a lot more than you would for one of the cheap Chinese sets for the...
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