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    Yesterday, 08:06 PM
    You still got both hands? Never had a close call where something snagged and got mixed up with the bed and could have resulted in tangled limbs or a...
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    Yesterday, 05:29 PM
    Reverse would be handy for some items. But the tapered spindles for buffing wheels come in both right and left hand threads. So one of each would...
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    Yesterday, 02:45 PM
    And EXTREMELY valid point..... Any wheel on the lathe has the risk of the parts and your hands being drawn down and then wedging between the bed and...
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    Yesterday, 01:20 PM
    I'm sure that some have done such a thing for special uses. And another similar application is line boring a cylinder using a long through hole...
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    Yesterday, 12:25 PM
    A side dish that has become insanely popular among my circle of friend's to go along with the various BBQ'ed proteins is watermelon and mint salad. ...
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    Yesterday, 12:16 PM
    The idea sounds workable and would be a good tool making project with many lessons coming out of it. If it were myself doing such a thing I would...
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    06-17-2018, 11:27 AM
    With grinding wheels it isn't only the grit size. The style of bond plays a huge part in how easily the grinding wheel cuts. As odd as it sounds...
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    06-16-2018, 08:27 PM
    And that's certainly been my experience. I never thought of it as "glazing" but just that the diamond leaves too smooth a polished finish. Or not...
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    06-15-2018, 06:42 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Hints for cutting 30TPI? in General
    Update time..... Got the other stuff done and found time to try this out. There was a slight brain glitch when I thought that I needed to put the...
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    06-15-2018, 04:55 PM
    The thinnest trace of a smear of grease on the top of that face should avoid any galling. Besides if the nut is hardened, and likely is, then the...
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    06-15-2018, 02:37 PM
    Since stressproof is pretty tough already I was thinking you could get away without any heat treating. That would avoid any issues with distortion...
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    06-15-2018, 02:33 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Buying first lathe in General
    Exactly.... Inserts for normal turning and even get a general purpose thread cutting insert for single point threading. And perhaps even a few of...
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    06-15-2018, 02:28 PM
    I found that a single point diamond WITH A GUIDE and used with the rest to guide the guide is the best way to true up a wheel. Then I rely on the...
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    06-15-2018, 12:40 PM
    The heavy or light passes with the diamond dressers ends up being based on the size of the diamond. That's what I read somewhere a bunch of years...
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    06-15-2018, 12:31 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Buying first lathe in General
    To be fair there's times you'll need forming tools and the only way to do those is to grind them from HSS. On the pulley locking screw it looks...
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    06-15-2018, 12:08 PM
    Of those I think I'd go with the 1144. All my own steel comes from a scrap yard or is mild steel from a proper supplier. But along the way I got...
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    06-14-2018, 03:59 PM
    I like those too. But I found that they really didn't true up the diameter all that well unless used with the hooks over a tool rest spaced at the...
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    06-14-2018, 02:29 PM
    NONE of the stone dressing and truing tools is any less dusty. It's just the nature of the beast. I tend to wear my dust mask when grinding for...
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    06-14-2018, 02:26 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Buying first lathe in General
    Once you get more solidly hooked up in the Atlas community I bet you'll find either new old parts or parts from another source or instructions on how...
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    06-14-2018, 12:54 PM
    This is a pretty interesting and unique use for a tool designed for something totally different. Given that he was using it on a steel pipe it...
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    06-14-2018, 12:50 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Buying first lathe in General
    For your Atlas you can use one of the smaller holders from Busy Bee. They've got a couple of different sizes though and don't really spec what size...
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    06-13-2018, 04:02 PM
    It looks and sounds great Brian. I'm going to bet it has a really nice beat to it once you can slow it down a bit too.
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    06-13-2018, 03:57 PM
    By the time you do all this work on them and jigs to make them just make the 1/4" collet and be done with it. Make the collet out of some pre-heat...
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    06-13-2018, 02:14 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread Buying first lathe in General
    Yeah, that qualifies as a big score. Never mind the lathe. All the other stuff is easily worth that much when added up and would still be a "fair"...
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    06-12-2018, 06:46 PM
    I vote for "moot". If joined in enough places the two become one and affect each other in a very intimate way. Spacers won't change that other than...
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    06-12-2018, 06:36 PM
    Dennis, I like your option of a good belt grinder for mild steel and other uses over a grinder with regular wheels. If I had half a brain I'd copy...
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    06-12-2018, 06:31 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Buying first lathe in General
    You'll have to give a link to the machine you mentioned. The only "unimat 3 in 1" I can find now is the little extruded aluminium and plastic "toy"...
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    06-12-2018, 06:26 PM
    I think the coils will do just fine. Plus they are made and there's room for them even if things are a touch on the tight side. Another possibly...
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    06-12-2018, 01:46 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Buying first lathe in General
    I'm with Keith on this one.... I've only ever seen ONE that had all the features you would want in a home shop. And it was based around a 12x36...
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    06-12-2018, 11:44 AM
    WOO HOOO! ! ! Another fine looking engine. I'm already looking forward to the video. You're an inspiration to me Brian. When I stop and...
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