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    Yesterday, 08:44 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Odd size die in General
    How does .229 equate to #6 ?? I can see the 32 tpi. JL.............
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    Yesterday, 04:42 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Bent spindle in General
    I see the same thing when I look at the hex part of my draw bar when it's running. I have the long hex for use with the RA attachment, so there is...
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    Yesterday, 12:47 PM
    And if the liberals keep pushing their anti gun agenda all those guns will eventually be re-classified as assault weapons and illegal to own. ...
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    04-20-2018, 10:13 PM
    What do you mean by packing pieces for milling??? I have an idea, but I'll wait to hear it from you. JL..................
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    04-20-2018, 10:03 PM
    If you have a set of plus and minus gage pins you can find out. The pins are usually .0002 under on the minus pins and .0002 over on the plus pins....
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    04-19-2018, 01:21 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread The must have tool in General
    An assortment of end mills, and a coffee pot !! JL...............
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    04-18-2018, 09:23 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Welding advice needed. in General
    It's hard to say exactly. I always make a few practice runs on scrap before I proceed to the actual work. Some manuals like from Lincoln Electric...
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    04-18-2018, 09:18 AM
    I was going to make comment similar to yours but you beat me to it. JL...................
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    04-16-2018, 10:15 PM
    Remember Poly Glycoat ????? How well did that work out??? JL....................
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    04-16-2018, 10:12 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Compressor Grenaded in General
    I've seen that before, but still it shouldn't have used all that oil. JL...............
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    04-16-2018, 10:19 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Game: What do you see? in General
    I see some strange finned / heat sink looking thing right in front of the motor. Not sure what that is. Looks like a Tap Matic head on some large...
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    04-15-2018, 02:05 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Live Center Question..... in General
    I re-assembled the center this morning and popped it back in the work head to indicate it. I found something interesting happening....................
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    04-14-2018, 08:10 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Live Center Question..... in General
    I did some rough sizing with my calipers and could see the difference. There is no way I can take anything off the MT 2 shank. Thanks... ...
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    04-14-2018, 10:49 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Live Center Question..... in General
    This was actually my own suggestion. I've done spindle bearings this way when you want to get 0 run out. The problem with trying to turn the point...
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    04-14-2018, 07:33 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Live Center Question..... in General
    What I'm calling the ID is the inside of the center housing where the bearings are press fitted. The picture in post #49 shows this. I already...
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    04-14-2018, 07:27 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Live Center Question..... in General
    I think you missed the point. JT is on board with me. He knows what I'm talking about and trying to accomplish here. JL..............
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    04-13-2018, 05:14 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Live Center Question..... in General
    This is the end result. The MT 2 bushing in the work head has 0 run out. The ID or inner bearing surface of the live center housing indicates .0008,...
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    04-12-2018, 09:09 PM
    I've always used the raw linseed oil......... This can is probably older than I am. I've tried the boiled stuff a long time ago and it...
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    04-12-2018, 09:00 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Arc milling using a DRO in General
    Then you would be limited to the size of what ever you have mounted on the RT. You may not get enough rotation before you hit the table. ...
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    04-12-2018, 08:01 AM
    I was thinking migrant workers!! Cherry picker is a very broad term. The OP needs to be more specific. JL................
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    04-11-2018, 06:54 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Live Center Question..... in General
    Yup, that's why I was thinking of making a long or extended point for mine so I can run off the end of the work without having the tool holder hit...
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    04-11-2018, 02:51 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Live Center Question..... in General
    I finished grinding the cone. I indicated the shank to better than .0001. No needle movement at all. Had to take about .005 off the cone to clean it...
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    04-11-2018, 01:14 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Live Center Question..... in General
    I was thinking of making a long extended point for this one. Right now I'm in the process of setting the cone up in the 4 jaw. After I grind it in...
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    04-11-2018, 11:22 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Live Center Question..... in General
    I called Royal. The tech support guy told me that they use angular contact bearings in the newer ones but not the older ones like I have. He also...
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    04-11-2018, 10:29 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Arc milling using a DRO in General
    OK, I get it. I don't believe my Acu Rite has that feature. But alternating back and forth between the X & Y by even .005 to cut an arc can be quite...
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    04-11-2018, 10:23 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Live Center Question..... in General
    OK, here is what I found. Indicating the cone on my lathe the center shank has about .003 run out, indicating the cone I get .0031. Pretty close...
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    04-11-2018, 08:04 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Arc milling using a DRO in General
    So how do you mill a arc or radius manually??? increment the X & Y by .001 going back and forth?? That could take for ever. My Acu Rite readouts do...
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    04-11-2018, 07:51 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Live Center Question..... in General
    Well, like I said, I rebuilt this over 20 years ago. It came with the first lathe I bought. I wasn't well versed on precision bearings back then....
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    04-11-2018, 12:26 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Live Center Question..... in General
    I'm still wondering about the bearings I used when I rebuilt this 20 years ago. I may have put regular ball bearings in it. If so that may account...
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    04-10-2018, 10:19 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Live Center Question..... in General
    You know......that's a really good idea. I could make on out of some 01, it wouldn't really have to be hardened since it's live. I could make one of...
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