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    Today, 10:34 AM
    You have to be careful if your using one of these levels because the bottoms are not flat...... they are slightly crowned in the center so if your...
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    Today, 01:29 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Precision pins in General
    McMaster Carr .105 ???? Over, under, metric, punch pins, ejector ... maybe. JL....
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    Today, 01:25 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread OT: AMA Expo East in General
    Please be specific... https://www.abbreviations.com/AMA JL...
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    Yesterday, 11:47 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Pipe thread tapping depth? in General
    I think tapered pipe taps are like morse tapers. There is a small end dimension and a large end dimension. How closely do pipe tap manufacturers...
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    Yesterday, 11:40 PM
    Brian, that is really cool, I've never seen anything like that. It reminds me of the telescopic steel armadillo way covers. JL..................
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    Yesterday, 06:12 PM
    My original question was how are these bellows fastened??? Or do they float around and expand and contract as the carriage moves in and out from the...
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    Yesterday, 01:50 PM
    I've always wanted to cover the lead screw on my lathe with one of those accordion bellows. But I'm curious as to how I would fasten it between the...
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    Yesterday, 01:42 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Pipe thread tapping depth? in General
    That's a good chart to have.........I'm going to print it and hang it in the shop. When I tap a pipe thread hole I just go with the fit of the...
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    02-20-2018, 01:32 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Ceramic Grinding Wheels in General
    OK, thanks. This is also what the Norton tech said. Fine cuts would require more frequent dressing. JL.............
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    02-20-2018, 11:29 AM
    JoeLee started a thread Ceramic Grinding Wheels in General
    I'm not sure how long these have been around, but I'm tempted to try one for my surface grinder. Do you dress them with a regular diamond nib???...
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    02-20-2018, 10:10 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread OT: Skill Saw in General
    A joke to some maybe. If you look real close at the blade it has a slight red cast around the circular score lines. JL.............
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    02-19-2018, 10:31 PM
    I run my grinders off of a VFD. I just dial down the frequency and the motor speed slows. 60 Hz is the default setting and should make the motor run...
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    02-19-2018, 10:24 PM
    I wasn't aware of this but living in the world of laser guided everything I'm not surprised. JL..........
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    02-19-2018, 02:36 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Spin fixture set-up problem in General
    .0002 is pretty good. Even the better quality precision grinding vises spec at that. Any error is going to have to be corrected in the V block. ...
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    02-19-2018, 02:31 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Buying my first MIG welder in General
    I would think that the only way to minimize bird nesting would be to have the inlet part of the hose as close as possible to the feed rollers. ...
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    02-19-2018, 12:28 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Buying my first MIG welder in General
    OK, but how does having more than one set of feed rollers prevent bird nesting if the line is clogged??? If it's nesting with one set of rollers...
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    02-19-2018, 12:20 PM
    I spoke with a Norton tech this morning about surface finishes when grinding. He suggested I try dropping the RPM's a little to see if that gets me...
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    02-19-2018, 12:09 PM
    Something would have had to be used as a standard I would think. In those days they didn't have the ability to measure wavelengths of light in...
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    02-19-2018, 12:00 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Buying my first MIG welder in General
    How does a four roll feed system work as far as preventing "bird nesting" ?? My MIG has one roll of wire. Never had a feed problem with steel wire. ...
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    02-19-2018, 10:12 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Buying my first MIG welder in General
    I understand that......... I have a water cooled torch for my Miller Syncrowave 250, only used it a couple times when welding 1/2" thick alum. plate....
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    02-19-2018, 09:55 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread New image hosting in General
    This is what I've been using for the last few months. So far it's been pretty easy, it has a few quirks but none as confusing as the ones PB had. ...
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    02-19-2018, 09:50 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Buying my first MIG welder in General
    A water cooled MIG ???? I've never seen one and the spec sheet for the OP's welder doesn't mention anything about it. Are we thinking TIG ?? ...
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    02-19-2018, 01:10 AM
    What is SWMBO JL.....
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    02-18-2018, 09:47 PM
    That was interesting and looks easy enough to do in the home shop. I just can't think of anything I need to make using that process...... yet !!! ...
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    02-18-2018, 05:50 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Spin fixture set-up problem in General
    What I would do is remove the V block from the fixture. Rotate the fixture so the sliding V block slot is horizontal. Indicate it from end to end to...
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    02-18-2018, 05:23 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Spin fixture set-up problem in General
    I always thought it was Swiss Precision Instruments. I know I saw that somewhere years ago. JL.....
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    02-17-2018, 10:47 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Spin fixture set-up problem in General
    It sounds like the V is not centered in the spin fixture. What are the specs on the SPI fixture. The minus gage pin is .0002 under size. Meyer has a...
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    02-17-2018, 02:13 PM
    Yes I remember it being a straight shot down and it was bent out a little at the end just above the bearing. I had to position it with the quill out...
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    02-17-2018, 12:43 PM
    Yes, this is what I meant. Just because some one a hundred years ago made two parts an "almost or light press fit together doesn't mean that they...
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    02-17-2018, 09:29 AM
    This has gotten interesting and I didn't expect this kind of response. I have to ask..... was the inch system around in the 1500's??? Or is what your...
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