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    04-17-2019, 09:58 AM
    You might look out for an old Palm Pilot, before phone. They did a good job of name/address management that could be used for passwords.
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    04-12-2019, 10:25 AM
    TGTool replied to a thread Oldie mike in General
    Ya, and what do the Ukrainians call them?
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    04-12-2019, 10:23 AM
    TGTool replied to a thread Centerless Grinding - WHY? in General
    In centerless grinders the workpiece is trapped between the grinding wheel, a regulating wheel and a work rest. It's possible in some circumstances...
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    04-06-2019, 02:54 PM
    I can't remember if this has been pitched before. Joe Biden's probably grateful this isn't Sweden There is a beautiful deserted island in the...
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    04-02-2019, 02:19 PM
    TGTool replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Gold head - 4.2. My old mechanic mentor was disappointed in the 4.2. In order to get that bore size with the same crank positions they moved things...
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    04-02-2019, 02:09 PM
    When they get enough intelligence in the controller to warn me when I'm about to drill in the wrong place, I'll buy one.
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    03-28-2019, 08:35 PM
    Years back I did mold design, first on the drawing board, then on a Computervision system. Think mainframe with a huge disk pack in the back room -...
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    03-19-2019, 11:54 AM
    TGTool replied to a thread Childhood shops. in General
    Ah, yes, childhood shop experience. The place where, by the age of five, I got lessons in 1) Don't watch the arc when dad is welding and 2) if you...
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    03-16-2019, 11:56 AM
    TGTool replied to a thread CNC Shaper in General
    Actually, fully forward and fully retracted is always the same position on the bull gear rotation. The stroke length isn't controlled by gear...
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    03-16-2019, 11:42 AM
    TGTool replied to a thread CNC Shaper in General
    Were you contemplating just stopping and reversing the drive motor? Maybe a little more complicated than it appears at first. The traditional drive...
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    03-15-2019, 08:39 PM
    TGTool replied to a thread CNC Shaper in General
    Uff Da! Of course you're right.
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    03-15-2019, 08:37 PM
    TGTool replied to a thread CNC Shaper in General
    The rotation and slide movement on the ram let you do dovetails, for instance. The normal shaper operation would have slide movement take place...
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    03-15-2019, 04:05 PM
    TGTool replied to a thread CNC Shaper in General
    I only said auto on crossfeed. If they were ever built with some auto advance mechanism on the down feed I don't remember seeing it. I do recall...
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    03-15-2019, 02:17 PM
    TGTool started a thread CNC Shaper in General
    There's an article in Machinst's Workshop magazine by someone who bought an old shaper, did sufficient restoration on it, then added two axes of CNC...
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    03-15-2019, 12:01 PM
    TGTool replied to a thread making Er16 collet chuck in General
    DIN standard says ER16 goes up to 10mm so he might be a little safer there.
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    03-13-2019, 10:39 PM
    TGTool replied to a thread making Er16 collet chuck in General
    I haven't watched the vid yet, but you can set the 8 degree to your level of measurement by using one of the collets themselves, assuming they're...
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    03-13-2019, 03:23 PM
    TGTool replied to a thread How To Avoid Machining in General
    Actually not too bad with thoughtful planning. At each position you can check one valve on each side. Make notes. Rotate cams to position for...
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    03-13-2019, 11:39 AM
    TGTool replied to a thread How To Avoid Machining in General
    Fixing loose follower guides! Ah, the joy of Jaguars, how I miss that - NOT. For more amusement, one guy at a place I worked kept what he called...
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    03-11-2019, 11:33 AM
    It sounds like the Myford is designed with a tapered gib that slides longitudinally for adjustment. The Atlas machines are straight gibs with...
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    03-10-2019, 01:43 PM
    Michael Ward, Mcgyver here on the forum.
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    03-10-2019, 10:37 AM
    I've mused about the KingWay in that context. Rich makes a frequent and valid point about mounting parts on three points, not just for stability but...
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    03-09-2019, 09:56 PM
    Okay, I see the Grizzly Combo Lathe/Mill (they don't call it 3in1) has what amounts to a vise in the compound slide position so that the T-slot in...
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    03-09-2019, 05:25 PM
    I was hoping the OP might pop up with a picture of what he's talking about. Otherwise it's a bit embarrassing to say "just buy the magazine."
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    03-09-2019, 02:03 PM
    Michael I think he's referring to the article on p. 67 "Old Retired Shop Teacher: ... " It has a T-slot in the movable jaw that add some...
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    03-09-2019, 01:28 PM
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    03-09-2019, 10:38 AM
    Sorry, no idea but it's a nice idea for a feature. So you've ID'd it? Is this a contest? Is there a prize? When are you going to let us in on...
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    03-08-2019, 12:13 PM
    Doing some searches on various imported lathes might find you the replacement parts without having to make them. It looks to me like there were some...
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    03-08-2019, 11:43 AM
    One example of benefits and drive to inter-connectivity is with power generation. There are multiple connected generation system, distribution...
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    03-06-2019, 09:53 PM
    Don't feel bad. I did badly in trigonometry in college. Engineering even. It was just a bunch of stuff that made no sense. Just memorize that the...
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