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    10-20-2017, 09:54 PM
    I prefer to think of them as "a multitudinous array of options".... :) But you do raise a bit of a point.
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    10-20-2017, 09:51 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Help for an Apprentice in General
    I'm doing OK on that so I can "take Zack to Dinner". But I've never used GFM. I went a couple of steps into the process but at what point does it...
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    10-20-2017, 09:41 PM
    I understand what you're trying to do with the suggestion. And at the heart of it I agree that it could be a great idea. But it only works if folks...
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    10-20-2017, 04:44 PM
    Another echo of "lovely work". I was actually surprised at how small the engine looks in the video given the .5x.625 bore and stroke. You MUST have...
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    10-20-2017, 04:36 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread ER Collets and Drill Bits in General
    Drill bit shanks are soft enough to cut with HSS, never mind carbide. But centering the drill is the key. Dare I suggest a collet chuck? :D If...
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    10-20-2017, 04:07 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread drill bit jump in General
    No need, got it now. OK, just for giggles try turning the drill bit in the chuck. See if it's just as bad or "pulls" in a different direction. ...
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    10-20-2017, 03:53 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread ER Collets and Drill Bits in General
    Good point MrFluffy. An excellent one in fact. That's one thing my father taught me is that jigging up for production is about more than making...
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    10-20-2017, 03:43 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread HF 2 Ton Shop Crane in General
    No, it doesn't. In fact I had to make up a riser block that fits under the lower cylinder mount point to get mine to lift up to a little over 8'. ...
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    10-20-2017, 03:22 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Sir John in General
    Knowing Brits as I do I suspect the TRUE root of his problem is that he switched the brand of beer he drinks. Old engines need to keep using the...
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    10-20-2017, 03:15 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Boring hole tapered in General
    Springing is certainly an issue. And it's why we tend to take lighter cuts as we approach our final size target. But once the bar is sprung inwards...
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    10-20-2017, 03:07 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Boring hole tapered in General
    Pinstripe, THANKYOU! You nailed BOTH of the videos I recall seeing. I think I need to start keeping a file on links to videos of this sort that...
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    10-20-2017, 02:58 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread drill bit jump in General
    Perhaps a better description of what you mean by "jump up" would be helpful. I can imagine a few different options. At least one of them being that...
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    10-19-2017, 10:31 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread ER Collets and Drill Bits in General
    Yeah, what a bunch of hacks.... It can sure be a tough audience, eh? :D
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    10-19-2017, 10:29 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Boring hole tapered in General
    Lew, one of the videos I found months back on boring bars talked about this "error" in the shaping of these imported carbide tipped bars. And one of...
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    10-19-2017, 10:25 PM
    Mmmm....Shiny! :)
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    10-19-2017, 10:23 PM
    A group of us had to lift up some panels so we rented a drywall lift from the local rental place. It worked SO well that I'd do it again in a jiffy...
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    10-19-2017, 05:08 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread HF 2 Ton Shop Crane in General
    I actually know of two people with larger shops that did pickup older cheap like borscht fork lifts. I'm highly envious of both of them. One is...
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    10-19-2017, 05:04 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    Love the grinder rests. I really need to make up a half dozen along the same lines to replace the craptastic ones on my own grinders. Did one a...
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    10-19-2017, 04:58 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread HF 2 Ton Shop Crane in General
    I suspect that most home shop types don't need anything more than what the usual engine hoist provides. Mind you if 3PL is going to make it a habit...
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    10-19-2017, 04:49 PM
    That's a great idea if you're running a commercial shop of some sort. Freakin' brilliant actually. But not so great if it's a hobby shop situation....
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    10-19-2017, 04:41 PM
    So this is one speed only? Or are you powering it with a 110v VFD or something like that? My own idea is to repurpose a variable speed hand...
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    10-19-2017, 04:35 PM
    The blade fits into the threads right? So perhaps it's a case of twist the wrist strongly to the left then engage the chuck and give it a quarter to...
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    10-19-2017, 04:26 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Boring hole tapered in General
    The first picture sure does look like it's rotated to get a positive top rake. And that does not bode well for the edge clearance on an unmodified...
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    10-19-2017, 04:17 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread ER Collets and Drill Bits in General
    Epic', always ready with a definite maybe, eh? :D Looking at the preferred range from the Accu-Collets chart it looks like the range for smaller...
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    10-18-2017, 08:20 PM
    If you mean shake him loose from a good share of currency then yes it does....
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    10-18-2017, 04:38 PM
    Well, I suppose that would be ONE avenue..... I'm just wondering how in hell you're going to cram all that down into the head of the bench mill........
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    10-18-2017, 04:36 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread HF 2 Ton Shop Crane in General
    I'd be hesitant to move the pivot point. Notice in the original picture how there are a pair of gap reduction spacers welded to the inside of the...
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    10-18-2017, 03:54 PM
    BF, you should have said you'd work on it together. Folks like that are well worth getting to know.
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    10-18-2017, 03:50 PM
    I'd love to learn some of the basics of blacksmithing and forging hot steel. But the reality is that I don't want to put the cost of a decent anvil...
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    10-18-2017, 03:44 PM
    Fill the usual cavity in the head up with some heavy mixture to equal out the effort needed? The added weight might also make the machine less prone...
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