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    Today, 12:27 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread Shortened Morse Tapers in General
    Even with minimal torque on the drawbar I never had a spec of any issue on the old mill drill. That included flycutters. Granted I only did light...
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    Today, 12:22 AM
    On a chuck with that big a JT perhaps check to see if the end of the arbor isn't already visible down thru the jaws? I know it's obvious but just...
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    Yesterday, 03:33 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Shortened Morse Tapers in General
    The post about the bearing fit led me to go back to the original question.... Holding power won't be an issue thanks to the drawbar holding a...
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    Yesterday, 03:19 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Shortened Morse Tapers in General
    I know. When I bought mine from Busy Bee here in Canada many years ago I'm sure that they were a little under $10 at the time. Currently they only...
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    Yesterday, 03:13 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Need Cox 1/2A Engine Info in General
    I had to check to see if I'd clicked on one of my model airplane sites by accident.... :D Original beryllium copper reeds are .002 or .003 I...
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    07-14-2019, 04:14 PM
    I can also support how well cabinet scrapers work on plastics. I've used mine on a number of plastic items over the years with great results. ...
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    07-14-2019, 04:11 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Shortened Morse Tapers in General
    True, but longer end mills means more tool overhang with less support. So more risk of flex and chatter. And it's not always a basic end mill. ...
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    07-14-2019, 02:49 PM
    Exactly. And not only with brushed motors like DC and universal brushed motors either. A bench grinder is likely a good example of this. Very...
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    07-14-2019, 01:19 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread The Color Red - Outdoors in General
    Someone above suggested red automotive paint. That would be the "new" current practice of base color with the two part clear overcoating. Don't...
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    07-14-2019, 01:07 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Shortened Morse Tapers in General
    Keeping the end close to flush with the end of the spindle is good in terms of low overhang. But I could see it being an issue for reaching around...
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    07-12-2019, 11:59 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Acceptable runout? in General
    I LIKE that idea of the wedging pin. But it would need to be such that it sort of cams and locks in place. Otherwise between passes and changes of...
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    07-12-2019, 07:23 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Acceptable runout? in General
    Or sometimes for small parts like these ramrod thimbles we could drill the center hole and part off the pieces to length. Then on a scrap of round...
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    07-12-2019, 02:08 PM
    The key advantage for a Mighty Mag would be the form factor if used as a permanent base for an indicator or other device. It's rather short, narrow...
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    07-12-2019, 11:59 AM
    Sorry for sort of jumping on the "snarky" side for a moment. For an additional $2 over the cost of the regular one I'm not really sure what you were...
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    07-12-2019, 11:36 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread Acceptable runout? in General
    If this is a really old chuck of the same vintage as the lathe then odds are pretty good that the jaws are a bit bell mouthed. And some of your...
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    07-12-2019, 11:03 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread Bending a Scaffold Pole in General
    The short stitches with spaces between will give you your curve through a series of small kinks. But the eye will never see that. And as mentioned...
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    07-10-2019, 04:46 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread OT- Plastic Question in General
    The bottle of synthetic cutting fluid I've got did break down and spring its own leak. And it's the same #2 HDPE as 4L water,milk and other products...
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    07-10-2019, 11:18 AM
    That's what it looks like to me too. And you only have one of the nut plates on it at the moment. And that being the case clearly the tool post...
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    07-10-2019, 02:39 AM
    If it's that tough it may be something press fitted that joins the stack of parts. But that's just a guess. Also the hole in the top cap with the...
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    07-09-2019, 01:21 PM
    Great idea about working in the box. Or at least over a large size towel so stuff doesn't roll away. For times I'm working with stuff that might...
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    07-09-2019, 11:54 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread Why 68 Deg. for inspection in General
    You're right, "zero" was the wrong word to use. They dial the local barometric pressure into the altimeter so it provides the proper local altitude...
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    07-09-2019, 11:46 AM
    The confusion and silence is likely from the fact that tool posts of this style were unique to each lathe brand. I'm not sure if they were even...
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    07-09-2019, 11:34 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread Why 68 Deg. for inspection in General
    At least for some materials measured in millionths of a meter the term is microns. And I agree that it's rather meaningless at first glance. ...
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    07-09-2019, 11:31 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread Why 68 Deg. for inspection in General
    That's because pilots don't care about air density.... At least not directly. They are after a setting for their barometer so they can set "zero"...
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    07-05-2019, 11:56 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread Reaming Hardened Steel in General
    That's a nice trick to keep in mind. In this case though he's looking at a bunch of 3/16" holes. I'm not sure that small a stone point size...
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    07-05-2019, 11:50 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread Vise handle carriage lock in General
    Captain, nice job on the new locking screw. I played with the idea of doing something similar. But the access to such a screw on my own lathe is a...
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    07-05-2019, 11:45 AM
    BCRider added 1 photo(s) to album BCRider's Shop Tools and Projects
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    07-04-2019, 08:48 PM
    I don't think that my last reply got through. Trying to do too many things today.... The ceramic balls I mentioned earlier for use in a tumbler...
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    07-04-2019, 01:56 PM
    If you're going to use the diamond cards to prepare the file by all means use the finer of the two. This topping off is supposed to be fairly...
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    07-04-2019, 12:18 PM
    GIven the need for wet sanding in most of the phases I'm thinking it would start with the sheets cut down to some manageable size that would fit...
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