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    04-15-2019, 01:09 PM
    Yet another facepalm for Jerry. Of course there's a relief groove. If you thread at any reasonable speed above elderly walking pace and don't have...
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    04-12-2019, 06:07 PM
    He said .900 across the flats, not .900 flat width. I think most of us understood that pretty clearly.
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    04-12-2019, 11:49 AM
    The "doesn't count" thing seems silly to me. Try doing the same thing without a thread dial; it's possible but a lot more difficult. As far as...
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    04-11-2019, 08:34 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread Math Help ? in General
    What you're asking about is basic trigonometry, i.e. sine, cosine, and tangent calculations. It sounds like you're trying to figure the location of...
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    04-11-2019, 12:16 PM
    Yep, this is the way to do it for metric threads. It makes metric threading pretty easy and painless on an imperial machine and requires just barely...
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    04-10-2019, 04:42 PM
    Same.
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    04-09-2019, 02:23 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread Electric Quad? in General
    I have a couple thoughts, speaking as someone who actually owns and rides four wheelers. - There are very good reasons why commercial quads do not...
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    04-02-2019, 05:25 PM
    Keep in mind stainless bolts are weaker and require lower torque, along with being difficult to find with flanged heads like your OEM bolts probably...
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    03-29-2019, 07:25 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread JIS screws/drivers in General
    Just a guess, but you're probably using "Loctite" as a general term, instead of referring to the actual brand. The reason I mention it is there are a...
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    03-29-2019, 05:38 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread DRO install question in General
    Interesting, I have not encountered erratic readings with mine, and no reason why it should at least with the style mine is, unless there's not...
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    03-29-2019, 12:06 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread O-1 flat stock in General
    That link is to 1095 steel, not O-1. 1095 is similar to W-1, but not really a substitute for O-1. That place appears to have O-1 as well, but not in...
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    03-28-2019, 04:18 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread DRO install question in General
    As long as you remove the screws that are there to limit travel, I think you're OK to leave it in place. IIRC I left them in place on mine just so...
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    03-27-2019, 04:22 PM
    Interesting, I guess that makes sense for cutting carbide. Correct me if I'm wrong - are these the same type of inserts used for "high speed...
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    03-27-2019, 11:58 AM
    That's pretty neat, thanks for sharing. I still haven't tried any CBN inserts. Out of curiosity, have you considered trying the same at higher speeds?
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    03-21-2019, 07:27 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread Top slide screw bent? in General
    Better check the middle of travel too; it's quite possible (and even likely) to be loose in the middle of travel even if it's tight on both ends.
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    03-21-2019, 04:21 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread Top slide screw bent? in General
    Sounds to me like loose gibs on the compound. As you crank the handle, you're pulling the rear of the compound side to side, and loose gibs could...
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    03-21-2019, 11:55 AM
    That sounds like it's worth checking, thanks!
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    03-20-2019, 07:15 PM
    If you can heat a piece of scrap with a torch - paint will burn off pretty easily, as I'm sure you know. Powder coating is more resistant to heat,...
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    03-20-2019, 12:18 PM
    Thanks guys, that's a lot of great advice. Dedave, lots of stuff there I didn't know so that'll be helpful when I get a chance to dig into this...
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    03-18-2019, 04:10 PM
    I have not, but it doesn't get used a lot. Probably only 2, maybe 3 spools of wire since it was new.
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    03-18-2019, 12:07 PM
    One more issue with this welder I'd forgotten about, which may or may not be related - I mostly use this welder with Argon/CO2 gas, but it has the...
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    03-18-2019, 12:03 PM
    markx, I don't know enough about these to answer your questions about the type of machine. It's a Lincoln 180 that I bought new about 10-12 years...
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    03-15-2019, 04:51 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread Spring floods! in General
    Maybe you could use that plow truck and some of that snow to dam up around the shop door? If it's packed well, that might hold the water off for a...
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    03-15-2019, 11:54 AM
    Not that I know of. My understanding is they only charge commissions to the seller (and they do charge a lot now), but of course the seller isn't...
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    03-14-2019, 05:29 PM
    Yes, starting with the knurl wheels only halfway on the work is my standard practice for good knurling and getting a deep bite. You really can't...
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    03-14-2019, 04:03 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread Knurling - how to? in General
    No. You do not have to do any of that. Just take a deep bite with the knurling tool at the start, and forget about stock diameter. It does not matter...
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    03-14-2019, 03:59 PM
    I agree, ebay's billing methods are pretty hard to follow lately. I figured it out on my bill though - they're charging sales tax for each purchase...
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    03-14-2019, 03:55 PM
    This. Work diameter does not matter if you take a deep bite right at the start. Trying to sneak up on the knurl with gentle bites and multiple passes...
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    03-13-2019, 06:30 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread Knurling - how to? in General
    That's an interesting tool. I bet a guy could make one, with some careful machining of the jaws on a small 3 jaw scroll chuck. I wonder if the wheels...
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    03-13-2019, 05:56 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread Knurling - how to? in General
    I'd sure like to see some examples of your knurling jobs, and what you consider an acceptably high standard. There's a lot of talk and advice...
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