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    06-14-2019, 02:31 PM
    I am missing one gear of a complete change gear set for metric threads. The imperial conversion gears are hard to find, but I figure I can teach...
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    06-14-2019, 01:22 PM
    Thanks, yes I found that site years ago when I was cleaning and repainting my lathe. Some of the stuff posted online is interesting. The real helpful...
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    06-13-2019, 11:51 PM
    I didn't know if I should add on to the Bridgeport end mill thread or start a new one. This is sort of related, but its not the mill. I am now trying...
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    06-12-2019, 03:32 PM
    donf replied to a thread Large End Mill for Bridgeport in General
    Thanks for the feed back and tips. From the speed calculator it looks like I was at 196 SFM. So that was not good. The chips were not blue or past...
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    06-12-2019, 09:03 AM
    donf replied to a thread Large End Mill for Bridgeport in General
    Yes I messed up the end mills some how, maybe a combo of both speed and rubbing on rusty scale. It was fine when I was running on the saw cut part...
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    06-11-2019, 04:04 PM
    donf replied to a thread Large End Mill for Bridgeport in General
    I ended up purchasing a used 2" R8 Valenite facemill that uses SEET 42 inserts. I think it may fit the SEHT1204 inserts that are popular now too. If...
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    06-10-2019, 07:59 PM
    donf replied to a thread Large End Mill for Bridgeport in General
    No blue chips, no bad noises, just a bit of smoke from the oil and fairly light slow cuts. Yes, I goofed by not looking at the speeds. Thanks for all...
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    06-10-2019, 01:07 PM
    donf replied to a thread Large End Mill for Bridgeport in General
    OK thank you for the advice. I looked this morning for feed and speed recommendations for the mill....
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    06-10-2019, 02:45 AM
    I am slowly teaching myself to make parts. Almost every task, even simple ones brings up more questions. Last night I cut some hot rolled steel into...
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    06-07-2019, 10:58 PM
    donf replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Must be grinder modification day. A few years ago I picked up a A 46 O Norton wheel from advise here....
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    06-03-2019, 12:10 AM
    donf replied to a thread Varco HSS Referce Chart in General
    OK thank you for the whole post, I understand more now.
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    06-02-2019, 10:56 AM
    donf replied to a thread Varco HSS Referce Chart in General
    So a related question, it looks like I have enough of most types of the M and T listings. So how would an inexperienced person decide what HSS was...
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    05-27-2019, 09:36 AM
    Thanks! I just ordered the scraping book. Not sure if I ever will use it, I figure its worth it to have on the bookshelf just in case.
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    05-26-2019, 12:09 AM
    donf replied to a thread MLA Andy Lofquist in General
    I received an email reply from Andy already. All is good. I will call and get my castings on Tues, when the holiday is done.
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    05-25-2019, 05:55 PM
    donf replied to a thread MLA Andy Lofquist in General
    I forgot about the wayback machine (internet archive). I used the link above and went back a few years. It gave me an email address. I sent off an...
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    05-25-2019, 03:28 PM
    donf started a thread MLA Andy Lofquist in General
    There use to be a business called Metal Lathe Accessories, that used a folder on someone else's site to offer castings. Its no longer there. Just...
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    05-22-2019, 12:43 PM
    Thanks for the advise. I could just buy one, probably cheaper than what I can make it for but I figured I would probably learn something in the...
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    05-22-2019, 12:05 PM
    I like the square o-ring idea, I may try that first! Its nothing fancy just a small homemade valve spring tester to use in my press. A few friends...
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    05-21-2019, 12:43 PM
    Right now I am just seeing if I can work proficiently to do a project. No use in messing up more than one part at a time. Thanks for the tips. If I...
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    05-20-2019, 09:33 PM
    donf replied to a thread pacific tool and guage in Gunsmithing
    Man this makes me sad, there are a lot of really good people that work there. I use to be one of them. The problem is the company is big, for every...
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    05-20-2019, 08:52 PM
    A few years ago I was in your situation. I had an 8x14. There is a set of plans that I purchased from Hemingway kits in the UK for their sensitive...
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    05-20-2019, 08:32 PM
    Thank you for all the feedback. I will do some test holes to get started and experiment. It looks like I will be in search of some large drill bits...
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    05-18-2019, 11:06 AM
    donf started a thread Varco HSS Referce Chart in General
    I try to pick up old HSS USA made tool bits when I can find them at yard sales and flea markets cheap. Its a tip I learned from here. I am still...
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    05-17-2019, 05:25 PM
    Thanks to everyone for all for the feedback. So if I did not slide the seal against the body, but against the rod, is there a tool shaped for...
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    05-17-2019, 02:07 PM
    Its a leaning process. I figured if I could figure out how to make a precision hole in the aluminum the rest would probably fall into place. So from...
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    05-17-2019, 01:10 PM
    Thanks for the feedback. Thats why I ask questions here. I have a dial bore gauge if its necessary, along with the standard micrometers and snap...
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    05-17-2019, 12:13 PM
    OK I have another question. I am not a machinist at all, but with help from this site I have been able to acquire and fix enough 2nd hand equipment...
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    03-30-2019, 08:13 PM
    donf replied to a thread Kalamazoo 7AD Hydraulic Feed in General
    I was able to repair the original cylinder for about 28 dollars in parts and shipping from Clausing. The piston seal and head they show is not what...
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