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    Yesterday, 04:50 PM
    It would be odd if the chuck did not allow work to pass through it and into the bore inside the head shaft. Almost all lathes through history have a...
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    Yesterday, 03:58 PM
    Oxy-acetylene and stick are very much the same. The good stuff never goes away... :D I don't know how long MIG has been around but it wasn't...
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    Yesterday, 02:17 PM
    The "new AutoCAD" seems to be Fusion 360. Best of all for hobbyists it would seem that we can register it and use it for free. I'll know more...
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    Yesterday, 02:11 PM
    I've just downloaded and started learning Fusion 360. The "training" project I've taken on is to do a Marlco style knurling tool with the yoke style...
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    Yesterday, 01:58 PM
    JD,with nothing but hand tools and a drill press I'd say that you're wise to not get into trying to make your own extension. Something of that sort...
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    12-14-2018, 10:55 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread making vice jaws. in General
    My drill press and milling vises all have smooth faces with "V" grooves. They have worked out so well that I'd be willing to give similar jaws for...
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    12-14-2018, 07:07 PM
    YOU YOUNG PUP ! ! ! ! :D Mine were back in 1974'ish. in 2005 I would have expected some manner of fume control at the stations. I'm a bit...
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    12-14-2018, 07:06 PM
    The one in the picture above is certainly a "lighter duty" sort of thing due to the placement of the tension screw. But I don't feel it's fair to...
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    12-14-2018, 06:42 PM
    I took some welding classes many years ago too. The work place environment standards were nowhere near what they are now. I'm sure there are code...
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    12-14-2018, 05:50 PM
    A general room filter will take far too long to draw in and filter the smoke particulates from welding. You need the style with the close in venturi...
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    12-14-2018, 03:19 PM
    OH SURE! Go and drag us kicking and screaming back onto the original topic ! ! ! ! :D Along with the top box being clearly a temptation to...
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    12-14-2018, 03:12 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread making vice jaws. in General
    Well, the files can be tempered back to a nice spring like temper. And at that point they could be cut with suitable drill bits and counterbore...
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    12-14-2018, 03:09 PM
    Or make the arms longer and move the pivots further back and offset them to the side so the arms run alongside the tool post instead of being in line...
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    12-14-2018, 02:44 PM
    Paul, the way you describe the wheels being nearly on top and bottom of the part is also how I feel the adjustable tools are best used. And this...
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    12-14-2018, 02:38 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread My first lathe in General
    First off Welcome to the discussion board. Now to your new toy.... I sure do hope you have the tail stock at least. If you don't then you really...
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    12-14-2018, 02:15 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread making vice jaws. in General
    The trouble with a bearing around a vise is that it's not really protected from filing swarf or other bits getting into it. If you could make up...
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    12-14-2018, 02:00 PM
    I've got flashlights aplenty so it's not that. And there's simply no way I'm going to remember to carry a small button light around in my pocket. ...
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    12-14-2018, 12:51 AM
    You guys are reminding me that my garage shop has zip all for windows. I may look at some sort of cheap emergency light. Nothing fancy. Just a...
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    12-13-2018, 06:58 PM
    There IS another option. It came to me while catching up on this thread that we likely have the solution sitting behind the front wheels of our car...
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    12-13-2018, 04:11 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Turning a long taper in General
    That's essentially what I described above. But instead of turning a point and using a mandrel I described turning a part that's roughly the same...
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    12-13-2018, 12:35 PM
    There's one complication to that style. Nothing on it "floats" so the two wheels need to be adjusted for pressure independently. If they two slides...
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    12-12-2018, 08:41 PM
    Most drills have an opening in the head casting where there's a socket for a bulb already. At least both of mine do. Or if it's taken up with a...
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    12-12-2018, 01:27 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Atlas Shaper Gib Issues in General
    For those of us doing this as a hobby the journey is what it's all about.
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    12-12-2018, 01:18 PM
    I've knocked my drip bottles of coolant and my old film container stuck into the puck size piece of steel off the machines more than a few times. ...
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    12-12-2018, 01:12 PM
    There's another thought too... with the cost of brass these days 1" round brass seems pretty extravagant. Especially for a part which I doubt you'll...
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    12-12-2018, 01:08 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Learning a new machine in General
    You say your gibs are adjusted. But test it by mounting a mag base and dial gauge spanning each dovetail in turn then reef and push hard on the ends...
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    12-12-2018, 12:55 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Atlas Shaper Gib Issues in General
    Nice work! I especially like the use of the bushing screws to support the modified drill bit. And good call on the shim.
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    12-12-2018, 12:49 PM
    I've done a few things with metal in wood. If the goal is to have a really slick long rocking time with just a whiff of effort on the part of the...
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    12-12-2018, 12:41 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Learning a new machine in General
    Since the mill is new to you by any chance did you test to see that the end mill and the end mill holder is running true? The times I've cut...
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    12-12-2018, 12:45 AM
    Those kid's paint cups look like they would work quite well with no mods. Well...... One mod.... I'd want to put a hunk of heavier metal inside on...
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