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    09-14-2017, 10:52 AM
    mars-red replied to a thread What did I buy? in General
    I've wanted to try mounting my stereoscopic microscope over the lathe, but haven't got around to trying it yet. I can definitely attest to a strong...
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    09-13-2017, 10:54 AM
    mars-red replied to a thread What did I buy? in General
    Heck, I could pretty easily find 10 people who would be very interested, starting with myself! Haha. I didn't realize right away that the slide...
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    09-11-2017, 01:17 PM
    Exhuming this thread because I just discovered the serial number on the Rivett 8" Precision. I read somewhere that serial numbers on the 608s, at...
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    09-10-2017, 02:04 PM
    mars-red replied to a thread What did I buy? in General
    To the OP, just want to make sure you know what you have with those little wheel cutters. If they're in excellent condition, they're worth more than...
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    09-06-2017, 02:25 PM
    I'm still using google photos. Been using it since it was Picasa, and although I don't like it quite as well as I did it still works just fine and...
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    09-06-2017, 12:28 PM
    LOL the tool I just posted in the shop made tools thread is painted seafoam. :D
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    09-06-2017, 07:44 AM
    That came out real nice, Tim! Great work.
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    09-06-2017, 07:36 AM
    mars-red replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    Hal, that's a really good idea and if there's any one single thing that causes me to re-make the tool, that would probably be it. There is about 1.5...
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    09-05-2017, 02:02 PM
    mars-red replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    Thanks, and I agree. My immediate use will be the brass knee support nut of the Trent Pinion Mill. So far all handwheels I've done have been either...
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    09-05-2017, 10:18 AM
    mars-red replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    I made a fixture for stamping around the OD of round parts. My immediate need for this is the knee support nut on the Trent Pinion Mill, as I really...
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    08-16-2017, 02:06 PM
    mars-red replied to a thread Source for cast iron bars in General
    I buy the gray continuous cast iron from speedymetals, it's really nice stuff to work with, they stock a wide variety of sizes and sections, and it's...
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    08-16-2017, 01:52 PM
    mars-red replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    That adapter came out real nice, great work! It's also nice to see the old girl getting some love, I look forward to seeing her put to use. Any...
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    08-15-2017, 06:11 PM
    My father once put in a winning bid on a Hammond tool and cutter grinder after talking to me about going to pick it up for him if he won, and after...
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    08-12-2017, 12:19 PM
    mars-red replied to a thread My new Lathe! in General
    Congratulations, and welcome to the hobby! Sent from my BLN-L24 using Tapatalk
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    08-08-2017, 12:44 PM
    Awesome work as always, Justin! The toolpost and the video came out great. I don't think Justin will mind too much if I answer for him. :) ...
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    08-07-2017, 09:48 AM
    mars-red replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    Not exactly a tool, but a shop made thing that's tool related. I recently made up a tiny rack for my ER-11 collets that I'll be using on the little...
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    07-26-2017, 08:44 PM
    mars-red replied to a thread Dovetail dimensions? in General
    For one that small I wouldn't even bother making a cutter (unless of course it's just something that you want to do). I hand filed mine, started...
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    07-25-2017, 06:45 PM
    Haha yeah I found that milling the rough cast skin away before fly cutting saves a lot of sharpening the fly cutter. Regarding scraping, I've just...
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    07-25-2017, 09:41 AM
    Thank you! Sent from my BLN-L24 using Tapatalk
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    07-25-2017, 06:52 AM
    That's perfectly sensible, and most people would probably go that route, but for the most part wires and electric motors turn me right off. Unless...
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    07-25-2017, 06:43 AM
    Thanks for taking the trouble to share that pic, Andre, that's very helpful!
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    07-25-2017, 06:32 AM
    Thanks! I was a bit surprised at first, but really it doesn't matter as long as you're careful. If they had specified 0.1" less on a couple of...
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    07-24-2017, 06:08 PM
    Quick update, I finally uploaded part 4 of the video series last night: https://youtu.be/0YR_7YjxpQY
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    07-20-2017, 10:38 AM
    Sounds a bit like me last month. Septic backup, clothes washer failure, stand pipe drain used by clothes washer too gunked up to handle the flow of...
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    07-20-2017, 07:17 AM
    mars-red replied to a thread Fun small lathe in General
    I've seen the ManSon machines before, they are a wonderful little functional novelty but I agree that money would be much better spent on a decent...
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    07-18-2017, 07:49 AM
    Great video as always, Justin, and welcome to the plain turning lathe club! :) I've got a bad case of Schaublin-envy, haha.
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    07-14-2017, 07:52 AM
    mars-red replied to a thread Making new taps. in General
    I wouldn't hesitate to make one from something like O1 or W1. I made a 1/4"-25 tap from O1 some time ago. The problem with commercially available...
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    07-14-2017, 07:39 AM
    mars-red replied to a thread Mini Lathe in General
    I agree that they're not worth buying, mostly because as Gary said the spindle is very small and delicate (from what I understand it doesn't take...
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    07-13-2017, 01:58 PM
    Haha no, not quite teenagers. Oldest is about to turn 9, youngest will be 2 this winter. :) Sent from my BLN-L24 using Tapatalk
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    07-13-2017, 09:32 AM
    I'm 39 physically, but I have 3 kids so inside I'm about 104. :)
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