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    05-22-2018, 03:15 PM
    I'm in the same boat with the vise hanging off the back which makes it desirable, but will be a lot more work. I know there was once one mounted on...
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    05-22-2018, 10:32 AM
    lg, Nice job on the DRO install and thanks for posting the link. I've got an Index 40 (with a Tree head on it) and have a used DRO that's been...
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    05-16-2018, 10:54 AM
    gzig5 replied to a thread HF High Speed Metal Saw Help in General
    Update.... After having to resort to a bare hacksaw blade operated by hand to get into a couple tight spots last week, I bit the bullet and got a...
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    05-14-2018, 02:50 PM
    I put a long deck screw down the spout that will reach into the body of the tube. Then I wrap electrical tape around the spout and screw, careful to...
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    04-30-2018, 12:41 AM
    gzig5 replied to a thread HF High Speed Metal Saw Help in General
    32tpi blade. It can find it's way to barely even start on 22ga let alone 10ga.
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    04-29-2018, 11:48 PM
    gzig5 replied to a thread HF High Speed Metal Saw Help in General
    Sorry. Too many irons in the fire. Link fixed. BTW... I can recommend the resonators, but not the saw. Compressor is fine and runs all my other...
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    04-29-2018, 09:05 PM
    https://www.harborfreight.com/high-speed-metal-saw-91753.html Has anyone got one that could be made to work? Mine is a POS. Stops running at the...
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    04-25-2018, 12:53 PM
    Awesome. Lots of 3m options so I threw a dart. I just ordered a 6503 with particulate filters and a set of organic filters with dust covers. It...
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    04-25-2018, 10:48 AM
    I'm doing a bunch of rust repair on my '73 Cuda. Finding that I can't wear a common paper dust mask with safety glasses because the glasses fog over...
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    04-17-2018, 09:55 AM
    Well, I went where my gut was leading me and have a Hobart 190 on the way. I'll keep the Dialarc HF for TIG and it will all fit under the new...
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    04-13-2018, 11:03 PM
    gzig5 replied to a thread OT..Fuel Line "barb" Forming in General
    Nice. Probably a slight taper on the internal bolt too push the balls out a little at a time. Should be a straight forward project. Or maybe I...
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    04-09-2018, 03:45 PM
    gzig5 replied to a thread OT..Fuel Line "barb" Forming in General
    Thanks! Exactly what I needed. I just got my double flare kit yesterday. Had only used a single flare in the past. I think that will do what I...
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    04-09-2018, 01:21 PM
    gzig5 replied to a thread OT..Fuel Line "barb" Forming in General
    A standard flaring tool can't make the shape I'm looking for, at least I don't know how to. The flare is would be reversed from what I need. This...
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    04-09-2018, 01:18 PM
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    04-09-2018, 12:21 PM
    On a metal fuel or transmission cooler line, how do you form that little hose barb on the end of the line that helps seal to a rubber hose? I don't...
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    04-02-2018, 11:10 PM
    This has some merit. Not sure I can buck up for another blue machine but if they both reside under the welding table it shouldn't be a space burden....
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    04-02-2018, 11:30 AM
    I am in the market for a new welder, a MIG. I just drug home a new old car project (1973 Cuda) that is going to require a lot of welding for exhaust...
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    04-01-2018, 09:03 AM
    gzig5 replied to a thread Making a custom way cover in General
    The stuff I have is .040" thick. Never had any issues with chips burning it, it's seems pretty tough. You might be able to use a heat gun and...
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    03-27-2018, 11:49 AM
    Does anyone have any direct experience with the Harbor Freight welding blankets? I'm going to need a couple soon for spark control while welding on...
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    03-26-2018, 11:46 AM
    gzig5 replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Your lathe is a sideways mill, it just doesn't know it.
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    03-26-2018, 11:42 AM
    gzig5 replied to a thread Making a custom way cover in General
    I've used similar setup on my mill and lathes, but I use shower pan liner. It is a very durable and flexible material. Luckily had a good size...
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    03-26-2018, 11:26 AM
    gzig5 replied to a thread Brown & Sharpe Tool Gloat in General
    I'd say you did very well on that. I've got a Lufkin and my Dad's Starrett set. But to tell the truth, I prefer a Mitutoyo vernier depth caliper...
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    03-26-2018, 11:20 AM
    Without seeing the whole part, that could be an as-cast finish if it were a casting. If it is made from "billet" then I'd say it is sand blasted...
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    03-19-2018, 02:12 PM
    Southern Wisconsin was the cradle of a surprising number of industrial tools, tooling, and machines. Much of it is now closed or moved overseas, but...
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    03-16-2018, 05:55 PM
    gzig5 replied to a thread New toy coming, PM-1236 in General
    The bolts in that top cover are too far apart to reliably seal with a thin hard gasket like that. Especially since the top is plastic. You either...
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    03-15-2018, 12:46 PM
    gzig5 replied to a thread Reaming a rifle chamber in Gunsmithing
    What action will this be going on? For a Rem 700 and similar that have a shoulder, you measure from the action face to the bolt face with the barrel...
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    03-12-2018, 12:30 PM
    gzig5 replied to a thread Info on this tool in General
    Which one? The stuff in the foreground looks like the start of a 5C collet block and collet. The thing behind that is a surface gage, used on a...
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    03-11-2018, 08:31 PM
    gzig5 replied to a thread 3D Printer Opinion Needed in General
    Seller is asking $220 with three spools of PLA material and some upgrades. Also looks like it will handle a bunch of different material types. So,...
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    03-10-2018, 06:49 PM
    Does anyone have any experience with this one or any comments on the described features? https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=13860 There is...
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    03-08-2018, 09:54 AM
    gzig5 replied to a thread dimmer as power supply in General
    I had a dimmer with rectifier driving a Dayton DC gear motor on my mill table feed for several years. I inherited it so I don't know the specs of...
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