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    Today, 02:43 AM
    Some older style dentist's drills from the 1960's were run by cords over a network of pulleys and arms. I'd guess that they ran at around 5K to 6K...
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    Yesterday, 01:54 PM
    It looks like it is far happier in its new home with you. I can almost see it smiling in your pictures compared to the droopy bed sad look in the...
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    Yesterday, 11:07 AM
    Welcome aboard. I hope you realized that your $80 is going to turn into more like $800 before you're done buying stuff to get tooled up for the...
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    07-17-2018, 10:30 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Hand Crank For My Lathe in General
    Even the gear head machines would likely be doing this with the spindle lock to the drive disengaged so the drag from the gears and motor is not an...
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    07-17-2018, 03:57 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Hand Crank For My Lathe in General
    Well, a few things. First off a counter weight might not be a bad idea. Second would be a "flag" of some sort to hang on the power switch as a...
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    07-17-2018, 03:49 PM
    I think you are on the right path but perhaps use actual glue style epoxy instead of the Casting resin tends to be very runny and lower in viscosity...
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    07-16-2018, 09:19 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Hand Crank For My Lathe in General
    It's the latest in thing! ! ! All the cool kids are doing it! :D
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    07-16-2018, 06:08 PM
    They are very good at spoofing other numbers. Just a couple of days ago I got yet another call from out of South Asia for "Air Duct Cleaning". And...
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    07-16-2018, 06:04 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Hand Crank For My Lathe in General
    I still like the hand crank idea if we're talking about a setup where the thread has to be VERY close to a shoulder. But generally if I can get by...
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    07-16-2018, 05:58 PM
    What or how are you tensioning the wire? For winding around a form like this maintaining the tension is critical. And keep in mind that as it's...
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    07-16-2018, 05:42 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Hand Crank For My Lathe in General
    My lathe is currently set up with some alternate gearing to run 30TPI... not a standard thread for the standard gearing on my QCGB.... I just tried...
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    07-16-2018, 05:20 PM
    I like that. Anyone in a shop sort of environment should really have more than a slight clue about when someone is doing something that critical and...
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    07-16-2018, 12:55 PM
    Whatever you do it's going to require testing for sure. Otherwise you're liable to get the wrong thing happening just at the wrong time as you...
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    07-16-2018, 12:48 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Hand Crank For My Lathe in General
    I've often thought about a hand crank for some threading jobs. Seemed like a great idea. But like lakeside my lathe is too large (12x36) to crank...
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    07-15-2018, 01:05 AM
    What do you mean by a "four bolt toolpost mount"? A compound rest that uses four bolts to secure it? If you opt to get into the insert side of...
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    07-13-2018, 11:55 PM
    Windex does a number on it too. A model club I was in used thin lexan for the protective shed windows so in case a model flew at the windows...
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    07-13-2018, 11:44 PM
    Howdy there Gary. And no need to apologise in advance for your lathe choice. This is a HOME shop forum so all sizes are welcome. Besides, a...
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    07-13-2018, 11:38 PM
    I'm happy to see that I'm not the only one..... It would be a sad day if I had to curtail my favorite beer around my Lexan supplies.....
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    07-13-2018, 11:35 PM
    A one piece tray and back splash would be a very unwieldy assembly. Go with a separate chip tray and back splash. The back splash can have 45...
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    07-13-2018, 03:10 PM
    My first thought was that this only means that the spindle would be perpendicular to the table. But the "same height" condition would only be true...
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    07-12-2018, 03:34 PM
    I hear ya loud and clear Paul. I got frustrated trying to keep batteries in the cheap digital calipers I've got. I finally set them aside with the...
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    07-12-2018, 02:11 PM
    I've always found the pencil style were consistent. Maybe not accurate but consistent. A pencil gauge can be checked against another air source to...
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    07-12-2018, 01:59 PM
    Yes, it does work... up to a point. If the wood dries too fast though it will still split in other places on something that large. And in fact it...
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    07-11-2018, 05:38 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Cast iron plate in General
    Gambler, do you have a granite plate at all that you can trust as a reference? A known really good and rigid straight edge? And I don't mean an 18...
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    07-11-2018, 05:34 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Cast iron plate in General
    Well, yes and no.... .You originally suggested keeping at it until he has an even finish on both across their faces. And that means more than a...
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    07-10-2018, 03:08 PM
    Ever been riding where you sheared off a pedal or bottom bracket axle? It really hurts. I don't think I'd be making my own bottom bracket axles...
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    07-10-2018, 02:58 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread turning problem in General
    On deflecting the work..... A good sharp cutter is a big plus. If you can cut a pass then go back without retracting the tool and not leave a...
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    07-10-2018, 11:58 AM
    Your solution looks great to me. The step in the part means you needed something different regardless. I doubt if anything I came up with would be...
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    07-10-2018, 11:30 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread turning problem in General
    I'm surprised no one has asked the main question yet. Has the lathe bed ever been tested to ensure it is straight and parallel? A key part of any...
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    07-10-2018, 11:13 AM
    I've only had the old NiCd packs apart and those typically used C or sub C size cells. Lithium cells are fairly commonly used in parallel setups so...
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