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    Today, 06:53 PM
    Well look what came up randomly for me on You Tube. Likely due to looking at Taig videos the other day.. .but still. ...
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    Today, 06:36 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Getting a better grip? in General
    Paul, I know what you mean about how convenient they are. And it sure sounds like you already appreciate that a smaller 0XA would be more handy and...
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    Today, 06:28 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Getting a better grip? in General
    Because of the multiple roles I'd say that you have the perfect reason to make it better. If it fails badly at being a vise then it can't be all...
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    Today, 02:59 PM
    We had one like that at work and I found that it loved to sing in soprano when pushed a bit as well. It really seemed like it was more to do with...
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    Today, 02:52 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Turning a long taper in General
    Great to read that our thoughts helped out. It's what boards like this are supposed to be all about. You on dial up or something? Uploading...
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    Today, 02:47 PM
    It really is amazing where grinder dust goes, eh? When I set up my own shop I tried to keep all the grinding as far as I could from the machine...
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    Today, 02:42 PM
    With or without hospitalization being needed at the end of it?
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    Today, 02:38 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Getting a better grip? in General
    Paul, from the pictures of your tool post and compound and how low the holder sits I'm thinking that your tool post is rather large for that size of...
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    Today, 02:30 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Getting a better grip? in General
    Some interesting ideas to aid the grip. Especially the bit about using the sanding mesh. Gotta get me some o' that...... Sadly it seems to be...
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    Today, 04:09 AM
    When you use a chuck with jaws like the common three or four jaw chuck it's not normal to have a center in the taper. The chuck in the only thing...
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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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