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    Today, 08:48 PM
    Not if you take a deep bite right from the start. If you do that, you can forget about diameter and knurl any size you want. I used to think the same...
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    Today, 07:26 PM
    Thanks. The biggest improvement I've made to my knurling process is to take as deep a bite as possible with the knurling wheels right from the start....
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    Today, 04:02 PM
    Just for inspriration, here's an example of what you can do with a good scissor type knurling tool; the knurling isn't perfect but is serviceable. I...
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    Today, 03:40 PM
    As mentioned earlier in this thread, your results will be better if you put some oil on the part before knurling. Why are you trying to knurl it dry?
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    Today, 03:36 PM
    My Jet mill (Bridgeport clone, Taiwan made in 1991) has the M on the base as well. Meehanite was my guess.
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    Yesterday, 06:13 PM
    My default is to use the 3 jaw chuck unless I need to use something else for the job. That means at least 95% of my work is in the 3-jaw, and also by...
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    11-09-2018, 01:21 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread Grinding 3 jaw chuck? in General
    Bob, that sounds like a good candidate for grinding IMO. You do need to support the jaws somehow of course to preload them against the scroll, but...
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    11-08-2018, 08:50 PM
    So buy a larger one? Like I said, it was a random link, just one of the first that came up. Larger bull nose centers are available. Pretty sure the...
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    11-08-2018, 06:18 PM
    I just use a bull nose live center, they're intended for this job. Not sure why you'd think they aren't available for MT3, there are lots of them out...
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    11-07-2018, 06:45 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread Burnishing in General
    This burnishing with a bearing seems like a good idea, I need to try that for grins at least. However, especially on aluminum, I can usually get...
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    11-02-2018, 06:48 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread Diesel Fuel In The Shop? in General
    Good summary. Using it in larger volume is about the only reason I ever bother with it. If I need to soak a larger part in a few gallons of diesel,...
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    11-01-2018, 05:29 PM
    I use the scissor type knurling tool. The picture below is typical of the results I get with it, but sorry for the poor picture quality. The material...
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    10-31-2018, 07:25 PM
    Paul, get some oil on that work while you're knurling. Plain old automotive engine oil is fine, and I've used way oil with success too. Knurling dry...
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    10-30-2018, 07:11 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread threading drill rod? in General
    Machining annealed O1 is not at all like 1018 or 4130. It doesn't have the tendency to tear or leave tiny burrs all over the surface; turned finishes...
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    10-30-2018, 01:28 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread Acetone alternative?? in General
    So you've only used the Zep product, but you're saying the rest of us who're talking about the other purple cleaners have no personal experience?...
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    10-30-2018, 01:18 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread threading drill rod? in General
    I use O1 for most of my work in carbon steels, and thread it all the time. I've never had trouble threading it, and certainly nothing like the OP...
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    10-29-2018, 01:12 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread Acetone alternative?? in General
    Regardless what Jerry says, Purple Power and Castrol Super Clean will absolutely corrode aluminum if you don't rinse it really well in hot water. It...
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    10-25-2018, 02:17 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread Acetone alternative?? in General
    I was just about to suggest WD-40 for the same cleaning purposes; it works a lot like straight kerosene and a lot of people have it already. Either...
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    10-22-2018, 02:14 PM
    I think that's mostly the east coast guys talking about coal; it's almost unheard of out here. On the west coast of the US the power we generate...
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    10-18-2018, 01:02 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    Guys, maybe a separate thread to discuss bikes?
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    10-16-2018, 03:54 PM
    Air tools are less efficient and take more setup and cleanup time. In our shop at work, we have air hose ports all over the shop, but the only thing...
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    10-09-2018, 02:15 PM
    I don't know of a use for the ballast, but the fixture itself will work with the direct-wire LED tubes with the ballast removed. I'm using Phillips...
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    10-08-2018, 01:02 PM
    Actually they are not. I've received several "low profile" gas blocks that were too tall to fit some of my railed handguards, which have a lot more...
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    10-05-2018, 12:58 PM
    I haven't modified a gas key, but it's a reasonable solution if your barrel is not extremely overgassed. Another solution at the gas block is to...
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    10-04-2018, 08:14 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread whats it worth? in General
    Location is everything for something like that. If this is the first one you've seen in S. Africa, how do you expect those of us who aren't in S....
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    10-03-2018, 01:36 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread what is it photo in General
    That's an interesting cradle, looks well made but I have no idea what it is. For posting pics - you almost got it, but that link needs Which...
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    10-02-2018, 08:40 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread what is it? in General
    sure thing, I sent you a pm with my email (I prefer not to post my email publicly).
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    10-02-2018, 05:16 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread what is it? in General
    Easiest way to post the photo is through a photo hosting site like Imgur. You'll have to sign up for a free account, but it only takes a minute or...
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    10-02-2018, 01:05 PM
    Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but it sounds to me like that 2-S rod is described as general purpose, for any steel. If it is listed for killed,...
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    10-02-2018, 12:57 PM
    LOL, I'd forgotten how bad rust on cars was in the midwest from those salted roads. We find abandoned antique cars in the woods here with less rust...
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