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    12-18-2017, 03:50 PM
    I never even thought about the hammer to fit method. I bet that works great, and i could just use the drill press to drill it, not life it's a...
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    12-18-2017, 01:29 AM
    I tried the superglue idea this evening. I started with a 3/8 bar of aluminum, turned it down a bit to make certain it would clear the threads on my...
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    12-17-2017, 08:21 PM
    Well, my outboard spider didn't turn out perfect, but I think it will do what I need it to do. I guess I either didn't locate my holes perfectly, or...
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    12-17-2017, 12:33 PM
    I ended up ordering from Shar's because they had more stuff in stock. I ordered an AXA QCTP set and a set of new insert tools that use diamond and...
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    12-12-2017, 03:31 PM
    Thanks for the link. I'll be ordering from them tonight probably. Too bad most of the holders are sold out though. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A...
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    12-12-2017, 12:31 AM
    Thanks for the pointers. I have the barrel so far from the chuck because the last time I tried it, I didn't have enough sticking out to thread...
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    12-10-2017, 06:28 PM
    First two successful threads: The first is 16TPI on a piece of galvanize fencing pipe, just to practice the technique, the second on a junk...
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    12-09-2017, 10:28 AM
    Yeah, it's a 20A machine when hooked up to 120V, and I believe it's on a 20A circuit, but I could be mistaken. I'm considering running a new...
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    12-07-2017, 04:31 PM
    That does seem like it would tell me what I needed to know, and it does seem like a lot of work. Depending on the cost of the relay, I'd almost be...
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    12-05-2017, 08:10 PM
    Correct, I'm using the lever on the carriage. It pops the relay whether I ask for forward or reverse. Any actuation of the motor pops that relay. But...
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    12-05-2017, 01:54 AM
    Here's a picture of the controls. The relays I'm talking about are labeled km1, km2, km3. With km1 being tied to the green start button, km2 turns...
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    12-05-2017, 01:50 AM
    You guys are going to get sick of my questions, but I have another more pressing one. I couldn't help myself tonight and wanted to try it out and...
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    12-05-2017, 01:24 AM
    All good information guys, Thanks. I also felt that as long as it was really close, and I used a floating reamer holder, it would likely be...
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    12-03-2017, 09:59 AM
    Okay gunsmiths, you guys convinced me to use a long stem test indicator instead of range rods for indicating the run out when dialing in a bore. I...
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    12-01-2017, 11:56 PM
    That makes sense. I believe the AXA and its associated tool holders are also slightly cheaper as well. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    12-01-2017, 09:09 PM
    Okay, I did some reading on the other thread and think I understand. So now, my thoughts are to measure center to top of compound and make sure...
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    12-01-2017, 08:48 PM
    You guys may be right. The AXA is supposed to be enough for a 12" swing, but the BXA is supposed to be good down to 10" swing. Here's what I was...
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    12-01-2017, 12:39 AM
    makes sense Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    11-30-2017, 11:02 PM
    Yes, I planned on the QCTP ASAP. The whole idea of shimming tools tho get them centered seems dumb. Like that id's ther best they could come up...
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    11-29-2017, 11:46 PM
    Got it installed this evening thanks to 3 really good friends. I'm super excited. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    11-29-2017, 12:53 AM
    It doesn't look like anything super special, might even be home made, but it's what he used, so I'm betting it'll work for me as well. I got approval...
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    11-27-2017, 10:04 AM
    I've been hooked for a while. I've been doing so much research, watching so many videos, I've been wanting a lathe for several years. It's kinda...
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    11-26-2017, 09:02 PM
    I'm the proud new owner of a 2000 Enco lathe. I started it and ran out and verified that all the power feeds and threading worked, it's much quieter...
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    11-26-2017, 10:30 AM
    Well today is the day. I'm making a two hour drive to look at and potentially purchase this machine and quite a bit of tooling, both gunsmith...
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    11-21-2017, 02:40 PM
    Thanks fellas. I was about set to buy either thge Grizzly G4003G or Precision Matthews PM1236 before I found this deal. Just wanted to make sure it...
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    11-18-2017, 10:19 PM
    Thanks for the responses all, I'm going to reply to this one to answer a couple questions within the text of his post. Sent from my...
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    11-18-2017, 01:33 AM
    I've recently run across a used Enco 110-2079 12x36 lathe for sale, at a price I think I can stomach. I'm just curious if anyone has experience with...
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