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    Today, 12:38 PM
    I guess I've hung around Brits, Scots, Aussies and NZ'ers and even our own domestic Francophones too much. I didn't find his accent tough at all. ...
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    Today, 12:32 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Looking for a mini lathe in General
    For 1.5" plastic a 7x12 would be just lovely. A mini lathe will cut it like a hot knife through butter. You could even do that size in aluminium or...
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    Today, 12:03 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread SmallParts is back - NOT in General
    <.... raises hand from back of the room....> That would have been me I'm afraid. Sorry to get you all fired up at the idea of them being back. ...
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    Today, 11:58 AM
    I'm not sure that it still doesn't count if you get your SWMBO to push the "buy now" button...... Even if the idea WAS still mostly by osmosis.......
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    Today, 11:56 AM
    Nice to see an old machine being put back into use. But it is a little big to fit into my drawer where I keep my still functional DD.... :D
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    Today, 11:39 AM
    Joe Pi on YT did some thin wall plastic bushings and used the "trick" where the amount removed on the OD was done all in one go. The idea is that...
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    Yesterday, 10:11 PM
    Sounds like a grand idea. And excellent happenstance on the floor situation. Gotta say that I like RB211's idea of wide heavy flanged C channel...
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    Yesterday, 05:03 PM
    We'd need a photo of the handle in question. But many of the 12x Asian lathes share similar controls. On my own the feed control is a two way...
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    Yesterday, 03:23 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Dovetail milling cutters in General
    It's 60 to the flat surface or flat of the face cut. So 30 to the cutter's rotational axis.
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    Yesterday, 02:00 PM
    Fair enough. I need to learn to trust these new adhesives more. And you'd think I would. I've used Loctite 609 on a few things now where I...
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    Yesterday, 01:57 PM
    Keep in mind that "sturdy" and "stiff" are not necessarily the same thing. You certainly want a sturdy, stiff and HARD and HEAVY top for the machine...
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    Yesterday, 01:31 PM
    An interesting note on the material handling. We home types are all atwitter about mini pallets and pallets. I don't know what those mega pallets...
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    09-19-2018, 05:14 PM
    Geez guys... Matti, you'd think that they had never heard of sleds and how useful they can be, eh? From the looks of the clear ground around the...
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    09-19-2018, 05:11 PM
    There is a lot of load on the pulleys. So don't rely on just the red locktite. If the combination takes up too much room to use both hubs and...
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    09-19-2018, 02:20 PM
    That's the sort of tooling you can easily make up yourself. You want it to be made in mild steel in any event so the drill chuck can get a good bite...
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    09-19-2018, 12:09 PM
    Looking at the picture of your setup a few posts back again I see now that the base you set the vise onto and the column are both very small. So...
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    09-19-2018, 11:57 AM
    You're going to love that machine! ! ! But it should be pretty obvious from the initial pickup that it's up around the weight of a large sport...
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    09-18-2018, 10:09 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Shop Layout in General
    Continued...... Lathe and shaper area 2... The roller cabinet and upper has lots of cutters for both the lathe and shaper as well as holding...
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    09-18-2018, 10:00 PM
    BCRider added 4 photo(s) to album BCRider's Shop Tools and Projects
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    09-18-2018, 09:56 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Shop Layout in General
    As some raw material that's as good a plan as anything. But I STRONGLY feel that you're shooting yourself in the foot by not including proper and...
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    09-18-2018, 09:14 PM
    As you've already been told "level" to the degree that a machinist's level will provide is just one version of "true and flat". I trued up my own...
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    09-18-2018, 03:44 AM
    I guess the question is how often would you be making rollers of that size in steel? If it's 3 or 4 a year then working with the light cuts that a...
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    09-17-2018, 06:03 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Shop Layout in General
    Just a couple of things. First off the floor. I went with one of the cheaper epoxy coatings and it was a total PITA. If I were doing it again...
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    09-17-2018, 05:45 PM
    First off welcome to the HSM board ! ! ! If you're working with larger sizes for forming rollers and such and do not need a longer bed length then...
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    09-16-2018, 06:37 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread 5C X ER32 tooling? in General
    Why limit it that way? And if we look at it that way I'd suggest it might be better the other way around. 5C and R8 giving the best hold when...
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    09-16-2018, 05:43 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread 5C X ER32 tooling? in General
    I'd say that both have their place. ER collets are good for longer pieces which will stick out more. But if you're trying to hold a short stub...
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    09-16-2018, 03:56 PM
    Paul, there is another option. It puts the ends all on the inside and the legs further out for a touch more stability given what this "table" is...
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