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    Yesterday, 12:28 PM
    Toolguy replied to a thread OT - Epoxy in General
    Look at Master Bond. They are the industrial epoxy and glue place. They have dozens (hundreds?) of formulas that will glue anything on earth together.
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    02-17-2019, 04:35 PM
    Toolguy replied to a thread pacific tool and guage in Gunsmithing
    I get Manson reamers. They are the best I've found. Tried to use Clymer reamers that wouldn't cut worth a darn. No more Clymer for me.
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    02-17-2019, 10:13 AM
    I would get the collet block set or spindexer first. They are cheaper. Then if you actually need a dividing head, get that too. If you're just doing...
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    02-17-2019, 09:33 AM
    plastikosmd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    “Maybe less Caffeine.“ Is this English? Can’t compute. LOL
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    02-16-2019, 09:03 PM
    plastikosmd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    As this was a relatively new experience I am surprised about how bright the coals/fire is. Do people wear sunglasses when they do this? It is hard to...
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    02-16-2019, 08:19 PM
    plastikosmd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Beginners luck, just a hammer I have a lot to learn I think it was 7/8”
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    02-16-2019, 07:51 PM
    plastikosmd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Started to make something useful out of the scrap piles of end mills/bits etc. (well at least I repurposed one endmill!) I was finally able to...
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    02-15-2019, 09:26 PM
    plastikosmd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Simple project, screw cl, gonna keep it! I have this combo vac/sandblaster. Typical snapon- Pricy. I think I paid a few $ years ago. Works well....
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    02-14-2019, 02:22 PM
    plastikosmd replied to a thread What is it (again) in General
    Lol Thx all Appreciate the help and comments Background is welding table, 4x6 or so, 1” plate on heavy web frame, cut out for plasma and a...
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    02-13-2019, 09:34 PM
    plastikosmd started a thread What is it (again) in General
    I figured it was some sort of masterlink or pin wrench but I can’t find anything like it (not the blade lol, included for size reference)
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    02-12-2019, 03:21 PM
    Toolguy replied to a thread Working a hardened file. in General
    The file will eat the end mill. You will have to grind it to shape. You can use a bench grinder, angle grinder, belt grinder, or combination of these...
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    02-12-2019, 03:06 PM
    Toolguy replied to a thread Replacement Bezels in General
    All you ever wanted to know about dial test indicators - http://www.longislandindicator.com/p37.html
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    02-12-2019, 12:29 PM
    If you move the pivot point of the rocker arm closer to the cam, you could use a smaller rise on the cam to get the same opening on the valve. That...
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    02-11-2019, 11:00 AM
    A 5C emergency collet is an inexpensive way to deal with something like this. Here are some examples. ...
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    02-10-2019, 08:35 PM
    Lots of granite ones have threaded holes, too.
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    02-10-2019, 01:23 PM
    Don't forget to check ITAR (International Traffic In Arms) regulations, too.
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    02-09-2019, 08:27 PM
    I find a ball nose end mill works very well as a spot drill. I have ball nose end mills down to 1/32". They are available in sizes smaller than that.
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    02-09-2019, 06:08 PM
    plastikosmd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Took delivery of the new to me jeep. Neighbor has an rtv1100. Fun machine for around our property here. My first reaction after borrowing it was...
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    02-09-2019, 03:55 PM
    The small drills will still cut at any rpm, you just have to feed accordingly. I have drilled small holes just fine at 500 rpm. The recommended rpm...
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    02-09-2019, 01:19 PM
    First, tram the head to the table as exact as you can make it. Use a collet for the spot drill instead of a chuck. Use a quality small chuck with low...
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    02-07-2019, 07:36 PM
    plastikosmd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Getting ready to tig the bar back together Dual vices are handy
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    02-06-2019, 05:52 PM
    Toolguy replied to a thread First Milling Machine in General
    I looked at the Lost Creek site. I felt the prices were fair and reasonable, maybe a little lower than I would expect from a machine company. They...
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    02-05-2019, 04:12 PM
    Toolguy replied to a thread First Milling Machine in General
    I have seen and used a lot of Jet mills and lathes. Most of them were junk that were not worth much. One Bridgeport copy was nicely done, and a...
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    02-04-2019, 03:46 PM
    Toolguy replied to a thread First Milling Machine in General
    It's most likely that a manual mill will do all you want to do, without the possible downside of the electronics making it a giant boat anchor. Only...
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    02-04-2019, 02:01 PM
    Toolguy replied to a thread First Milling Machine in General
    You're right. It does have a quill. I sit corrected.
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    02-04-2019, 01:38 PM
    Toolguy replied to a thread First Milling Machine in General
    The Bridgeport looks kind of beat up for the price they want. The CNC mill looks like a pretty good deal, but you won't have the drill press function...
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    02-04-2019, 11:35 AM
    Toolguy replied to a thread First Milling Machine in General
    The Clausing one would be good if still functional and not worn out. One that old would probably go pretty cheap. No one will want it to earn a...
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    02-04-2019, 10:05 AM
    If it was invented a few decades ago, and really was that super, it would be in wide usage by now.
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    02-03-2019, 11:01 AM
    I once had a guy call to say he had a broken gear, needed a replacement, and couldn't fine one anywhere. I told him to bring it over and we'd have a...
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    02-03-2019, 10:25 AM
    I have never seen either of those machines. They both look amazing! I would buy one if it showed up locally at a reasonable price. What do they want...
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