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    Today, 10:34 AM
    Rule #1 is always square up your stock. Bar stock is never perfect. Sides are rarely to never square. A lot of stuff I've seen including ground stock...
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    Yesterday, 11:22 AM
    Rich, I think you nailed it right there. It may well be a certificate issue. I can stay logged into a lot of other sites indefinitely including this...
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    Yesterday, 10:35 AM
    When you tighten the screws down it will pull the chuck halves together, no need to use a hammer. I also use white lithium on the scroll and jaws of...
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    Yesterday, 10:27 AM
    I've noticed similar issues with this combination. Even though I check keep me logged in, after a couple weeks or so I have to log in again. Don't...
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    01-18-2018, 02:36 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Bad steel ? in General
    Yea, the cutting oil !!! JL..............
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    01-18-2018, 12:44 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Bad steel ? in General
    The thing that irks me the most about not knowing what alloy you may have is that there is no standardization of color codes between mills,...
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    01-18-2018, 09:39 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Welding Damascus in General
    If you have a scrap piece to practice on I would try that first, or perhaps an inconspicuous place on your part, like an end. I think if you TIG it...
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    01-17-2018, 07:42 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Bad steel ? in General
    It could have been labeled or marked incorrectly somewhere between the mill, distributor or supplier . I've had that happen before. I have 1215 in...
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    01-17-2018, 03:01 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Dressing a surface grinder in General
    I've always wondered if the over the wheel dressers trued up the wheel as parallel to the chuck surface as setting a dressing fixture on chuck...
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    01-17-2018, 11:12 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Dressing a surface grinder in General
    I have a height adjustable dressing fixture something like the one pictured only with a couple places to mount the nibs. The problem with raising the...
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    01-16-2018, 10:56 PM
    Never mind all the concoctions. Get the right flattener for the PPG paint. Experiment with it first until you get the gloss down to where you want...
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    01-15-2018, 10:09 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread OK... it's pretty, but $7k? in General
    Not only that, compare it to something comparable today that's made off shore !! JL.............
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    01-14-2018, 02:40 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Dead Center Mfg. Dist ?? in General
    Look at the cost of Royal or Ritten in an MT3 carbide tipped HDC. Like you said.... not high tech. As long as the MT fits good it's OK with me. If...
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    01-14-2018, 12:33 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Dead Center Mfg. Dist ?? in General
    Hmmm, perhaps the originator of the company name meant it to be thought of as "Z" axis JL..................
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    01-14-2018, 09:30 AM
    Anyone know anything about this company???? India, Chinese, Taiwan stuff ?? OK, poor quality, avoid etc. Z Tools, Inc. ...
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    01-12-2018, 10:29 PM
    Do they listen???? I doubt it. After I had all the issues with the update and was lucky enough to be able to find my way back to the previous...
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    01-12-2018, 05:28 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Precision Lathe work in General
    This is exactly the point I was trying to make. There is a lot of weight hanging off two small center point indentations on each end. Just the weight...
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    01-12-2018, 03:21 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Precision Lathe work in General
    There is a big difference between a perfectly balanced gyroscope and a huge pillar of glued up boards that are probably way out of balance and not...
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    01-12-2018, 01:55 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Precision Lathe work in General
    That's a lot of weight to have hanging of a small center point contact, especially in soft material. I'm surprised he did not have a huge off balance...
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    01-12-2018, 01:44 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Sand Blasting in General
    My bead blast cabinet came with a foot pedal valve. I added a blow gun to blow the dust off the parts inside the cabinet. That keeps the shop a lot...
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    01-11-2018, 10:37 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Grease and grease guns. in General
    I never liked the idea of mixing different greases either, but in the end ...... for bearings such as your pillow block bearings, it aint going to...
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    01-09-2018, 03:03 PM
    The OP needs to curve the glass to fit the frame of a hutch. JL.................
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    01-09-2018, 10:23 AM
    I've bent strips of glass before but they were only a couple inches wide and I didn't need any type of form or jig to accomplish what I wanted to do....
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    01-08-2018, 04:52 PM
    The earth is constantly changing either by nature or man. I would imagine the liberals will have a field day with this. JL................
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    01-08-2018, 12:35 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Press Fits in Nylon in General
    Isn't this what I said???? JL..............
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    01-08-2018, 10:19 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Press Fits in Nylon in General
    I haven't read all the replies so ignore me if I'm off here. What you could do to prevent the tires from walking off the steel wheels would be to...
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    01-07-2018, 08:03 PM
    It must have a pretty good muffler system because I can't hear it run. JL.....
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    01-06-2018, 11:42 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread My hardinge addiction in General
    That's a lot of driving......... Nice looking machines. I've always wanted one but have no room. JL...............
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    01-06-2018, 01:27 PM
    I don't think you could generate enough heat to ignite it by boring and it's probably not pure magnesium. JL...............
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    01-05-2018, 10:08 PM
    As of now I'm on 57.0.4 and no problems. A few weeks ago the thing did an auto update to the new faster version what ever the version number is ???...
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