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    Yesterday, 10:33 PM
    Stepper motor torque falls off rapidly with an increase in speed to to increasing back EMF. If your drives can handle a higher voltage than the power...
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    03-21-2015, 03:26 PM
    I worked for my best friend for a couple of years and we needed a vise for the shop. I don't him that I wanted a really good vise and I would search...
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    03-18-2015, 07:16 PM
    Wheels, put everything you possibly can on wheels. Our shop is very tiny but we make it work by having everything on wheels. We rent space by the...
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    03-17-2015, 07:09 PM
    The problem with all sharpening methods and machines is that they all require one thing you can't buy. Practice! I got pretty good at hand...
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    03-17-2015, 07:01 PM
    garyhlucas replied to a thread Milling Vise in General
    By the way I know this because I just acquired a Kurt D80 without jaws for $180, or just under a buck a pound as it weighs 185! Fits real nice on...
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    03-17-2015, 06:57 PM
    garyhlucas replied to a thread Milling Vise in General
    Guys, The whole point of the Kurt design is that the movable jaw does NOT rise as you tighten the vise! The nut actually rides against the bottom...
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    03-17-2015, 06:21 PM
    Remember "until death do we part"? Would you have agreed to that if you knew it could be 60 years or more? Lately the Meatloaf song 'Paradise by the...
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    03-16-2015, 08:34 PM
    I'm guessing they ran the Lathe/table all the way to one side without it being bolted down and the lathe headstock weight flipped it.
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    03-16-2015, 08:29 PM
    On the subject of tightening collets without a brake. I got a right angle impact driver I use on my mini-mill R8 collets. The hammering action gets...
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    03-16-2015, 08:15 PM
    garyhlucas replied to a thread 8" bench grinder in General
    Yep, On the cheap Porter Cable grinder in the shop that I didn't buy I trued the washers, made new bushings to go in the wheels, and put a couple of...
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    03-16-2015, 08:05 PM
    garyhlucas replied to a thread Milling Vise in General
    That first vise is a lousy door stop too. Best to put them in the scrap bin before you hurt yourself! One of the nice things about the Kurt copies...
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    03-16-2015, 07:58 PM
    I haven't looked at this closely but here is the issue I have with it. I worked with Solid Edge for 8 years, and the biggest speed improvement came...
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    03-16-2015, 07:49 PM
    garyhlucas replied to a thread tool profile in General
    Definitely done with a Chamfer cutting mill. The giveaway is the tool marks changing direction back further along the surface, which indicates the...
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    03-13-2015, 07:17 PM
    I was surprised that this governor works this way. I was expecting it worked like some kitchen mixers where they rotate the brush rigging around the...
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    03-13-2015, 06:59 PM
    garyhlucas replied to a thread Buying used Enco mill in General
    I think Little Machine Shop has made so good improvements on the basic chinese mill. They ship to Canada too. ...
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    03-11-2015, 08:43 PM
    garyhlucas replied to a thread McMaster Carr in General
    Sarge, Yours is the first story I have heard like that about McMaster. I have been buying from them steadily for over 35 years now. Currently I...
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    03-11-2015, 08:26 PM
    garyhlucas replied to a thread Extension to leadscrew in General
    Try McMaster Carr Part # 3084K31. Tap the unmachined end to match the thread. Looks like the torque rating would be just fine.
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    03-11-2015, 08:19 PM
    Say what? That second picture is NOT a spiral point tap! That's a starter or maybe a plug tap. It doesn't have the tapered lead in that cause the...
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    03-08-2015, 10:52 PM
    garyhlucas replied to a thread Which grade of Locktite in General
    Just a bit of trivia. Locktite hardens in the bolted connection and not in the tube because metal ions are the catalyst that causes it to cure.
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    03-08-2015, 10:49 PM
    garyhlucas replied to a thread OT - Prostate cancer in General
    Okay, I'll add my experience. My PSA went from a 1.2 to 2.4 in one jump. So they did a biopsy. Mild discomfort my ass! More like a telephone pole. ...
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    03-08-2015, 10:19 PM
    garyhlucas replied to a thread New Machine in my life in General
    Wes, You missed one, Cryosurgery, they freeze it. I had mine out about 4 years ago. PSA are okay so far. Lots of people rowing in this boat....
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    03-06-2015, 10:13 PM
    Forgot to mention. Try CamBam for the CAM software. $150 forty uses before you buy, great helpful forum. Just bought a second copy for the machine at...
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    03-06-2015, 10:10 PM
    To clean those cutters off get a bottle of straight sodium hydroxide from Ace hardware. Put them in a little water with the sodium hydroxide and the...
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    03-06-2015, 10:04 PM
    Why this machine? It appears to use the quill for the Z axis which after having run a CNC knee mill for a couple years really sucks. I am very...
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    03-04-2015, 10:31 PM
    One of the gel type superglues made for model builders would be my first choice. Built a stich and glue boat model at makerfaire with it and it was...
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    03-04-2015, 10:28 PM
    garyhlucas replied to a thread 110 volt Misting Pump in General
    We just built one because we have flood coolant but it makes a big mess and mist fog is nasty. Our machinist wanted to use the flood coolant but now...
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    02-28-2015, 02:25 PM
    Basic physics. Friction = Pressure x Coefficient of friction for the materials, no term there for surface area. Surface area increased by grooving...
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    02-28-2015, 02:12 PM
    garyhlucas replied to a thread Metal rack in General
    Wow! Looking at the pictures of round tube storage makes you realize just how little material fits in there compared to the volume it all takes up. ...
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    02-28-2015, 02:04 PM
    garyhlucas replied to a thread Little machine shop in General
    Yes, I've bought a number of tools from them, spoken to them at the shows. The service is very good, and they are nice people. They also have all...
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    02-28-2015, 01:56 PM
    This is a cold saw type operation. When sawing a chip rolls up in the gullet of each tooth. If the gullet isn't large enough to contain the chip...
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