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    09-25-2018, 10:50 AM
    I looked up McMaster-Carr's spec. sheet on this material. It says these sheets provide stable torque at high and low speeds and it does not contain...
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    09-24-2018, 03:56 PM
    I found it. The material is .140" thick and I have quit a chunk left. If you can accommodate that thickness I could saw you out a piece or two with a...
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    09-24-2018, 03:39 PM
    I will try and find it this afternoon and get back to you.
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    09-24-2018, 03:04 PM
    To bad you are so far away. I bought a sheet of friction material from McMaster Carr a few years ago and still have a Quit a bit left I think. If my...
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    09-22-2018, 10:36 AM
    Brian - I printed off a copy of the original drawing from the link in the first post and studied it for a while. First we must keep in mind that this...
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    09-21-2018, 11:15 PM
    Wow, when you explain the process it is somewhat more complicated then when you pop out those beautiful 3D drawings on the Forum. I took basic...
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    09-21-2018, 07:15 PM
    Brian, if your hear a strange sound coming from the west, it is just me having a good chuckle from some of your posts. I am thinking of #24 when...
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    09-20-2018, 10:19 PM
    Cuttings replied to a thread Lathe leaking oil in General
    My lathe has been leaking a very little oil from behind the chuck ever since I switched it to a synthetic oil at an oil change. I checked the parts...
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    09-20-2018, 07:00 PM
    Cuttings replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I was working with the lathe on my Craftex B2229 combination machine today when I noticed a lot of end play in the lead screw. The problem seamed to...
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    09-19-2018, 10:27 PM
    Brian - I see one slight error in your modelling drawings. When the clutch is in the engaged position you don't show any compression on the red...
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    09-19-2018, 07:17 PM
    Cuttings replied to a thread Building a model Drag-Saw in General
    Good job on the drag saw Brian. I can't imagine falling a tree with one like in the video on Pauls post.
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    09-19-2018, 07:11 PM
    Your right on the money Brian. All the old Cats with manual transmissions had some form of over center clutch. You had to push a walloping big lever...
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    09-16-2018, 05:06 PM
    It appear that the Q24 collets are only available in collet chuck sets, so if that is the case then it would probably be better to buy an ER collet...
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    09-16-2018, 04:24 PM
    Now I think we are getting somewhere. I went to the Alibaba web site and found one of the Q24-16 sets that showed dimensions. The diameter was 24mm...
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    09-16-2018, 02:03 PM
    Mine are the plane ones. The nut comes off then I have to give the collet a bump with a piece of aluminum and a hammer. Comes out easy then and...
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    09-16-2018, 11:38 AM
    Cuttings replied to a thread Building a model Drag-Saw in General
    I had a good look around the internet and watched a bunch of videos of drag saws in operation. They all seem to have some kind of friction clutch...
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    09-15-2018, 11:19 PM
    Sorry, I still use them occasionally. I still have the Lathe/ mill machine and mainly just use the lathe on it now. I bought an R8 to MT3 adapter...
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    09-15-2018, 07:49 PM
    Way back when I bought my first machine and mill lathe combo from Busy Bee I got a Collet chuck on a MT3 shaft and some collets in wooden box that...
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    09-15-2018, 07:20 PM
    Cuttings replied to a thread Building a model Drag-Saw in General
    If you look carefully at some of the video's for the old drag saws you will see they had a guide frame for the saw and the engine end of it attached...
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    09-15-2018, 04:00 PM
    Cuttings replied to a thread Building a model Drag-Saw in General
    Brian, Could you not use a vertical dog, like they used to hold the log on the carriage of a saw mill, to keep the drag saw positioned on the log?...
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    09-10-2018, 10:44 PM
    Cuttings replied to a thread New to Forum. Saying Hi. in General
    Welcome, I spent about a year and a half in your country many years ago. Found some talented machinists there.
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    09-09-2018, 01:06 AM
    Cuttings replied to a thread Building a model Drag-Saw in General
    Wow! Brian I go away for about 3 days and when I get back you have machines a whole truck load of parts. Good job.
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    08-30-2018, 10:07 PM
    There were lots of vacuum pumps used on dairy farms to power the milking machines, but that one doesn't look big enough for that application. I...
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    08-29-2018, 10:39 PM
    Cuttings replied to a thread Building a model Drag-Saw in General
    Brian - You notice that a lot of these saws had their connecting rod made of wood. I believe that was a sacrificial part that would break if the saw...
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    08-29-2018, 04:00 PM
    Cuttings replied to a thread Building a model Drag-Saw in General
    There is another way of doing that. Have you ever heard of a Wee Macgregor drag saw, built in Vancouver almost 100 years ago. It had two rods to...
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    08-29-2018, 12:14 AM
    Cuttings replied to a thread Building a model Drag-Saw in General
    Great idea Brian. At the rate you build things you will be soon sitting back with a coffee watching your new saw cut up the wood for your winter...
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    08-25-2018, 04:01 PM
    I agree with everything BC Rider had to say above. I went back and forth between the two videos and I would say the exhaust noise is noticeably...
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    08-23-2018, 10:49 AM
    I have one similar to the picture in #7 and have used it quite a bit lately. I used to use a set of angle gauges to set up my grinding rest when...
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    08-18-2018, 03:28 PM
    Tried it again and it works this time. Probably some kind of computer quirk.
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    08-18-2018, 01:35 PM
    The video doesn't seem to work for me Brian. All I get is a black screen with an exclamation mark in circle. Nice job as usual.
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