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    Today, 09:35 AM
    Never saw tapered bearing problems until these sealed front vehicle hubs started coming around. Now I see rough running ones probably from too much...
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    04-15-2019, 10:12 AM
    If there is nothing wrong with the bearings why not add a little grease and not worry about new bearings? If they are metal "shielded" bearings you...
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    04-13-2019, 10:32 AM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread Oldie mike in General
    Is this Russian collusion you have going on here?
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    04-12-2019, 09:16 AM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread Taper pins in General
    Tim The Grim, you didn't tell us what happened to Miss Guatemala?
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    04-06-2019, 10:18 AM
    PStechPaul, I haven't needed to cut a metric thread yet. I tend to work on older (antique) equipment, shingle mill, farm equipment, that sort of...
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    04-05-2019, 09:48 AM
    Tuvix72, Your no. 20 post is basically how the cable coming off the machine that makes cable pulls it. I should have thought of it before when...
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    04-05-2019, 08:05 AM
    Maybe one turn around a much larger pulley or 90% of the way around a large pulley with two guide rolls or pulleys. The distance around a large...
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    04-03-2019, 09:27 AM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread Lathe Carriage Stop in General
    That's what I should do but I never seem to get to it. Could use an "obsolete" shaper like you too.
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    03-28-2019, 08:51 AM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread the Viking Sky rescue in General
    Interesting they would risk the ship for a few hundred gallons of oil. Some years ago I was an Engineman on a small navy tanker. We had 4 V-16 GM...
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    03-26-2019, 08:32 AM
    wdtom44 started a thread Shaper cut spline in General
    I need a 1 1/8" 6 spline hub for a pulley I need for a Allis Chalmers model B tractor, putting a center mounted sickle bar mower on it. Anyway, I was...
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    03-24-2019, 05:29 PM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread the Viking Sky rescue in General
    People always act so surprised when a ship looses power or a plane crashes. These sort of things should be rare and usually are however they are...
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    03-19-2019, 05:47 PM
    I don't have one and have never used one. I wonder if they are easier to set up for a square cut than a bandsaw? I can understand the attraction...
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    03-19-2019, 09:22 AM
    For a planer it's small but I just love it!
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    03-18-2019, 10:03 AM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread DIY drill chuck extender in General
    The reply about threading the end of the drill bit and making a threaded extension reminds me that in cases where there wasn't room for a chuck and...
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    03-17-2019, 01:34 PM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread DIY drill chuck extender in General
    It's unlikely it will run true unless you cut the threads in a lathe and not with a die but with a single point threading tool. Only other option...
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    03-15-2019, 10:43 AM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread Slitting saw advice in General
    In my opinion climb cutting is trouble in anything with any backlash at all. Only good for removing a few thousands on the last cut to get a better...
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    03-15-2019, 10:39 AM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread Slitting saw advice in General
    jmm03, Sorry, I don't have a picture. I am not too good with computers and have never tried to figure out how to post a picture. I guess I should...
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    03-14-2019, 10:27 AM
    There have been a few in the HSM in the past. One was fairly simple and easy to build and didn't have complicated electronics and the author showed...
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    03-14-2019, 10:23 AM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread Sawmill project in General
    If you want a project this is a good one. If you want to saw logs you probably won't for a long time while you are building the mill. If you build...
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    03-14-2019, 10:13 AM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread Slitting saw advice in General
    I have a Rockwell too and found it too fast for most larger dia. tools. What I did was take the aluminum motor mount casting off the top, make a...
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    03-12-2019, 08:08 AM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread OT: Gamble on a Backhoe? in General
    I look at a machine that is not running as a parts machine. Even if it is perfect except it needs a battery you don't know that. It could have a...
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    03-10-2019, 02:34 PM
    I know this would not be a proper fix for the getting tight at the ends problem but could you stone or otherwise thin the gib strips near the ends...
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    03-10-2019, 02:23 PM
    What Danlb says. If a truck takes so long to stop they need to take that into account when they are deciding on following distance, and not fill my...
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    03-09-2019, 11:09 AM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread Moving Bridgeport in General
    I would prefer a trailer, the tie downs are usually better. You want a wide sturdy and stable base or pallet to fasten the machine to too. And...
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    03-09-2019, 10:55 AM
    I think what causes cracks is age, thick, and dry skin. So to stop cracks stop ageing at a young age, stop working, and keep your hands moist with...
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    03-08-2019, 09:33 AM
    I would be happy with a Bridgeport size/style of machine, but with a horizontal spindle too, without having to use the horizontal attachment. It...
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    03-07-2019, 05:49 PM
    An interesting looking machine and an interesting project. I would like to know how it comes out when you get it going.
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    03-07-2019, 10:09 AM
    Are they common sizes? Or all extra fine or special?
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    03-07-2019, 10:01 AM
    I'll tell you about my Rockwell. I bought it because I wanted a mill and it came up for a reasonable price and I could move it easily with the...
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    03-05-2019, 09:34 AM
    I have seen advertised a combination vertical/horizontal maybe "2/3 size" mill probably from Grizzly. If I wanted an import small mill and had the...
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