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    04-24-2015, 10:13 PM
    Paul, I would suggest that some provision be made to run that screw inward to free it from the hole. When I tried something like that, the hole...
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    04-23-2015, 05:46 PM
    Is there not a chart attached to the headstock which shows what gear setups to use for various threads and feeds? If there is not such a chart...
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    04-19-2015, 09:02 PM
    J Harp replied to a thread Paging metalbender in General
    Yep, I sure did leave off the year. 1998, Sept./Oct. issue. Sorry about that.
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    04-19-2015, 08:37 PM
    Lew, I certainly agree about the waving camera. That is very annoying as well as keeping one from getting a good look at things. It's not just the...
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    04-19-2015, 07:54 PM
    J Harp started a thread Paging metalbender in General
    Check Networking Forum.
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    04-19-2015, 06:13 PM
    J Harp replied to a thread Help in Networking
    I just found your question, don't check this forum often. It's called the Erten Machining Center. I have the issue of The Home Shop Machinist...
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    04-19-2015, 10:49 AM
    I'd like to know what the reinforcing fabric, and the iron on adhesive were. Might be good for other uses.
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    04-18-2015, 09:59 AM
    J Harp replied to a thread half nuts in General
    I think most of the threading indicators on the import small lathes can be adjusted by loosening the screw which holds the rotating dial on the top...
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    04-17-2015, 11:07 PM
    I'd check the cooker carefully before pressurizing it again, it's possible that the bottom could have been damaged by overheating. Not saying it was...
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    04-16-2015, 09:12 PM
    J Harp replied to a thread Lathe gears - how loose ? in General
    If there is a truck stop near you, get a spray can of 5th wheel and slider lube. Spray it on and let the carrier evaporate. It's leaves a coating...
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    04-04-2015, 07:17 AM
    That reminds me, I haven't started the arrangements to collect the eight million pounds I've been awarded by the British Finance Ministry. I've...
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    04-04-2015, 07:09 AM
    Search beckly23's follow rest for his Monarch lathes, it probably could be adapted to the South Bend. Google finds it.
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    03-31-2015, 09:57 PM
    Home Shop Machinist magazine for Jan/Feb 2004 had an article about building a telescoping taper attachment for a South Bend Lathe. If you can find...
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    03-29-2015, 09:34 PM
    It happened to me today. I put a piece of threaded rod in the three jaw and faced and chamfered it, went to remove it, and the chuck key had...
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    03-28-2015, 07:38 AM
    J Harp replied to a thread CDCO Toolpost in General
    OK, I got the toolpost and 5 holders from CDCO about a month ago. Had to wait till I got some glasses before doing anything with it, recovering from...
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    03-27-2015, 07:42 AM
    Here is an interesting series of videos on machining the casting for the Versatile Dividing Head. He has videos of several other projects too. ...
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    03-23-2015, 09:35 PM
    J Harp replied to a thread Skewed profile cutter. in General
    Thanks Paul, That's easier than what I tried before. I used that method to copy a piece of furniture from a photo years ago, don't know why I didn't...
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    03-23-2015, 11:51 AM
    J Harp replied to a thread Skewed profile cutter. in General
    Carm, I hadn't thought about using a router, that would work with a proper support for the router. It would sure fling a lot of dust around, and...
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    03-22-2015, 06:51 PM
    J Harp replied to a thread Skewed profile cutter. in General
    I'm back, sorry had to be away a couple of days. TGTool, RicR, and Carm have the idea of what I had in mind. I did a test on graph paper using...
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    03-20-2015, 06:12 AM
    Peter Stenabaugh built a nice one starting in the Jan./Feb. 2005 issue.
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    03-20-2015, 06:00 AM
    J Harp replied to a thread Skewed profile cutter. in General
    Thanks for the responses. DR the back knife would just become a bottom knife in my version. The carriage will be locked and the tool moved by the...
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    03-19-2015, 09:47 PM
    J Harp replied to a thread Skewed profile cutter. in General
    I should have said skewed instead of angled. What I'm thinking of is a piece of box store angle iron with the negative profile cut into it, set at...
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    03-19-2015, 09:03 PM
    J Harp started a thread Skewed profile cutter. in General
    I want to learn how to lay out, (by hand, no CAD here,) the profile on an angled cutter for wood. I know I have seen this in books or magazines in...
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    03-09-2015, 09:28 PM
    Cahro gets my vote for guitar playing.
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    03-07-2015, 08:15 PM
    J Harp replied to a thread Getting into Milling in General
    Search You Tube for mrpete222. I don't know the specific video to look for, but he has a lot of them, and you will find a lot of good information....
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    03-04-2015, 10:29 AM
    I can only guess that the cylindrical part is for holding in a chuck, to check the vertical alignment of a spindle.
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    03-04-2015, 10:07 AM
    tackit, I'm glad to see that you are thinking that the mag drill and annular cutter is the way to go. When I saw your mention of the big drill...
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    03-03-2015, 10:06 AM
    J Harp replied to a thread We've been screwed! in General
    Slotted screws only look good till the slot gets buggered up. A tapered blade tip will soon do a good job of buggering them up. If there were...
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    03-02-2015, 09:21 PM
    J Harp started a thread Tough machine! in General
    I was wandering if it was going to take out a car or two. www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152671800946723&set=vb.56473791722&type=2&theater
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    02-28-2015, 04:38 PM
    J Harp replied to a thread Fixing broken teeth on gear in General
    Index right off the gear you are repairing. Mount the gear on an arbor, mandrel, or what have you. Turn a taper on the end of a bolt so it will bear...
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