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    Today, 01:30 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread Old School Sawmill Edger in General
    Brian, Happy Thanksgiving. Looking over your plans I would offer the following things to think about: -Every infeed roller I have seen in...
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    Yesterday, 09:36 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread Old School Sawmill Edger in General
    I worked part-time through high school and college running a rip saw with a setup similar to that. We would take the 4/4 and 8/4 kiln dried random...
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    10-09-2019, 10:25 AM
    Yes, and especially when anyone who has the gumption to start and run a business is called a tax cheat, a greedy capitalist, and must be taxed into...
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    10-04-2019, 10:22 AM
    Tom S replied to a thread Making a gear in General
    I found this post very informative, I have never seen this method of cutting gears before. I understand that you'll end up with a faceted gear form,...
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    10-02-2019, 10:22 PM
    We've got a warplane museum nearby with the only flying Lancaster in North America. Every year it goes through a complete overhaul and inspection to...
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    09-29-2019, 08:11 PM
    I'll second the Epifanes. Still genuine spar vanish made to handle UV exposure and the movement of wood. A lot of the big-box spar vanishes have...
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    09-28-2019, 09:39 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread 3D Printed Workholding in General
    Not yet, I was more worried about the ability to clamp down properly today. I'm more worried about angular accuracy than the diameters, since any...
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    09-28-2019, 08:57 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread 3D Printed Workholding in General
    To be completely honest, I'm not even sure. A co-worker showed up at my desk all excited the other day that had bought a printer, so I sent him the...
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    09-28-2019, 04:19 PM
    Tom S started a thread 3D Printed Workholding in General
    Just wanted to share something I tried out this afternoon, a 3D printed offset jig designed to work in a collet. I wanted to take a .688" cylinder...
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    09-26-2019, 12:40 PM
    Stellar work. Love seeing the turret lathe being used.
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    09-25-2019, 02:29 PM
    It's useless. Send to me for disposal. But seriously, start off with a good cleaning, but don't use anything abrasive on the precision surfaces....
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    09-16-2019, 08:42 PM
    I remember that one. Working in a lumber mill at the time. Without any warning everything just shut down. I think we pulled the disconnects on...
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    09-13-2019, 05:47 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread Turret Lathe Tooling in General
    It's the part on a fly fishing rod that clamps the reel to the rod. Called a reel seat, the one shown is an uplocking threaded seat for 4-6wt rods. ...
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    09-13-2019, 02:12 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread Turret Lathe Tooling in General
    Here's my current process, I typically do a batch of 25-30 pieces at a time. Each operation is done to the complete batch before moving on to the...
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    09-13-2019, 10:38 AM
    Tom S replied to a thread Turret Lathe Tooling in General
    Thanks for the link mireut, looks like I've got some reading to do. Great info there Doc, thanks for that. I didn't think about the fact that the...
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    09-12-2019, 09:54 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread Turret Lathe Tooling in General
    I'll have to look into that, I can't quite picture the geometry of that tooling in my head at this point. Stock is roughly 3/4" square, and...
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    09-12-2019, 03:30 PM
    Tom S started a thread Turret Lathe Tooling in General
    I've got two question with regards to turret lathe tooling that I'm hoping someone with more experience than myself can answer. I find information on...
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    09-04-2019, 05:24 PM
    I like it. It's simple, easy to understand and use, should last a long while, and looks sharp. Making something simple but effective can be more...
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    08-30-2019, 09:21 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread Vertical hit and miss engine in General
    I like the roller idea, but instead of a jewelry roller make it a pasta roller. Make those engines do some useful work.
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    08-28-2019, 05:31 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread New Tormach machines launch in General
    Heh. With my group you were a bmf if you had an A-5 with a response trigger. We tended towards Tippmanns because you could put them through pretty...
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    08-28-2019, 04:02 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread New Tormach machines launch in General
    Congrats on the purchase Doc. I've been following your shop for probably about 15 years now, always enjoyed your machinery rebuilds and problem...
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    08-26-2019, 08:01 PM
    Just started watching it last night, I'm about half way through. Found it an interesting comparison of the Western vs Eastern mentalities when it...
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    08-23-2019, 11:07 AM
    Tom S replied to a thread OT - Making fish eyes in General
    Things have changed drastically for the better Boomer. The introduction of Zebra Mussels actually turned out for good in the end, they've done a...
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    08-23-2019, 10:16 AM
    Tom S replied to a thread OT - Making fish eyes in General
    Pickerel brother, pickerel. You're from Ontario, Yanks call it Walleye. Fight like a boot but unfortunately for them super tasty. Was out on Erie a...
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    08-20-2019, 10:00 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread Collet Question in General
    21/32 worked like a charm. And may I say - collets, collet stops, and lever closers rock! I was parting off to length as fast as I could load and...
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    08-17-2019, 11:02 AM
    Tom S replied to a thread Collet Question in General
    Thanks guys. I'll order up a 21/32 collet and give that a try, if it proves unsatisfactory I'll have to bore out an emergency collet.
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    08-17-2019, 09:38 AM
    Tom S started a thread Collet Question in General
    I'm somewhat unfamiliar with using collets and looking for a bit of advice on sizing. I need to hold a part that is .645" in diameter in a 5C collet....
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    08-16-2019, 09:24 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Packed my first batch of parts for building fly fishing rods. These are just a decorative acrylic piece, bored out cylinder with a mortise, but the...
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    08-06-2019, 05:02 PM
    What sort of material is the piping under? Gravel/dirt or a slab? Looking for wet spots/increase plant growth would be tough this year. How much...
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    08-04-2019, 09:11 PM
    Wow. Nice stuff. If you're out of space feel free to store some of it here...
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