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    05-17-2018, 12:52 AM
    Got my Align power feed from Bestline Products in Garden Grove CA. They claim to have lots of parts so may be able to help. I have the manual for...
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    05-16-2018, 11:29 PM
    Cuttings replied to a thread Hybrid arbor-pulley in General
    Brian - How does the motor shaft actually drive the arbor? I don't see a key or setscrew anywhere. But I do see and allen wrench so there must be a...
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    05-12-2018, 05:30 PM
    I don't know if you heard the big cheer coming from the west coast today. If you did it was me. I "finally" got the digital RPM readout on my mill to...
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    05-12-2018, 04:06 PM
    Cuttings replied to a thread Drill index proportions in General
    I bought a number drill index loaded with drill bit a while back and I don't really like it much. It has 3 or 4 rows like a conventional index but...
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    05-07-2018, 07:51 PM
    Cuttings replied to a thread Wicked, Wicked Winds o.t. in General
    A little piece of advise - The bilge pumps like the one pictured in post #17 are centrifugal pumps and do not have built in check valves. Do not...
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    05-05-2018, 02:48 PM
    It's as thing of beauty. Great job as usual.
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    05-04-2018, 10:51 AM
    Cuttings replied to a thread OT- Voltage Regulator in General
    We had similar devises in the marine industry. It was a multistep transformer controlled by a smart box. It monitored the voltage and selected the...
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    05-03-2018, 11:31 AM
    I have read a couple of articles by different companies on collet slip. They both say that certain areas of the collet and drawbar need lubrication...
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    04-28-2018, 12:59 AM
    I am not saying that this is the case here but once in a while you can run into a bearing that is made for a particular manufacturer and they seem to...
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    04-27-2018, 07:03 PM
    This brings me back to my days cruising in the tropics. The darn tropical birds with try and land on anything sticking up from the masthead, no...
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    04-27-2018, 01:05 PM
    Wow! you would think the flywheels had polished aluminum rims. Nice job Brian. Sometimes you really don't know what is possible until you try it.
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    04-25-2018, 04:16 PM
    Nice looking work Brian, looking forward to the first run.
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    04-25-2018, 04:11 PM
    I just treated myself to a Tormach Super flycutter and it is every bit as good as they say it is in my opinion. I took couple of light passes over...
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    04-23-2018, 11:12 AM
    My vote is for Milwaukee. I had a 14volt drill for many years that served me well. Just sold it about a week ago because I had bought a new 18volt...
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    04-22-2018, 11:11 AM
    Cuttings replied to a thread Odd size die in General
    I believe the die came from a fellow that used to build model steam engines. We got it with a 1/4 32 tap from a friend of the fellow I am helping...
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    04-21-2018, 10:50 PM
    Cuttings replied to a thread Odd size die in General
    lakeside53 that is kind of what I suspected. I took a magnifying glass and had a better look. On the one side it has FINISH, .229 (not lined up very...
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    04-21-2018, 07:26 PM
    Cuttings started a thread Odd size die in General
    A fellow brought me a die today marked .229-32. Does any one now what this thread is used for?
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    04-18-2018, 10:48 AM
    Cuttings replied to a thread OT stiriling engines in General
    I built a coffee cup sterling a while back and the displacer cylinder is made out of a piece of plexiglass tubing.
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    04-17-2018, 10:53 AM
    Cuttings replied to a thread Cutting 3" Acrylic Tube in General
    I recently had a similar situation with a brass tube that was quit thin walled. I machined a couple of discs from some 1/2" aluminum with a close fit...
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    04-11-2018, 12:31 PM
    Cuttings replied to a thread Arc milling using a DRO in General
    It is a couple of 1" thick aluminum plates approx. 12" long by 4 - 5" deep. One end is square and the other end it cut at an angle. I will need to...
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    04-11-2018, 11:32 AM
    Cuttings replied to a thread Arc milling using a DRO in General
    Yes, you can machine a simple circular corner quit nicely with a rotary table but you cannot do an arc in the XZ or YZ direction along an edge. That...
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    04-10-2018, 10:35 PM
    Cuttings replied to a thread Arc milling using a DRO in General
    I believe what complicates the process here is cutting the arc with a ball end mill in either the XZ or YZ axis. The mill starts with it's center on...
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    04-10-2018, 05:26 PM
    Cuttings replied to a thread Arc milling using a DRO in General
    I found a method that works. The Simple Arc machining method shown in the manual will actually work if you work in millimeters. I tried it in inches...
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    04-10-2018, 01:43 PM
    I have a Dro Pros 3M 3 axis Dro on my milling machine. I have a job coming up where I will need to mill an arc on some 1' Aluminum plate. I have...
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    04-07-2018, 05:23 PM
    Thanks brian - yes quit a lot of work. By the time I got around to reading your response you are away down the road already.
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    04-06-2018, 04:18 PM
    Brian, if you don't mind. I am interested in the procedure you used to carve off half of the aluminum rings and get such a good fit on the bearing...
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    04-01-2018, 10:20 PM
    Cuttings replied to a thread gasket hole puncher? in General
    Spending most of my working like as a heavy duty mechanic I have had to make a lot of gaskets for one reason or other. In your case I would place a...
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    03-30-2018, 04:17 PM
    Cuttings replied to a thread Senft "Poppin" ENGINE in General
    Great job Brian. Persistence usually always wins.
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    03-30-2018, 11:02 AM
    Cuttings replied to a thread Vibration Damping? in General
    If the motor has a belt drive to the rest of the machine try changing it to a link type belt like a Power Twist. I did that on my older lathe and...
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    03-29-2018, 02:31 PM
    Cuttings replied to a thread Senft "Poppin" ENGINE in General
    Brian - Don't give up yet, it ran once it should run again. Did you not change the cylinder head since it ran ? If so maybe go back to the original...
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Heavy duty mechanic - 30 years, Marine mechanic/electrician - 17 years, retired - home workshop
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