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    09-07-2018, 12:15 PM
    I have a spoolgun for my MM175 and the biggest difference in technique for me was aluminum wants a lot more stick out, like 3/4” from memory. I...
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    09-04-2018, 03:56 PM
    flylo, a couple things for you to consider: 1) The ability of your alternator to charge your batteries is likely better than your ability to...
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    09-04-2018, 09:08 AM
    I'm a new hobby machinist with a hobby machine. For me I skipped the corn cob rougher altogether and went right to variable helix solid carbide for...
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    08-31-2018, 11:07 AM
    JCByrd24 replied to a thread Tool Post Drill Chuck in General
    My lathe runs the cross slide off it's leadscrew right around the point the toolpost stud is on CL from memory, maybe slightly before, which would...
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    08-30-2018, 07:34 AM
    Awning repair tape is pretty impressive.
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    08-20-2018, 08:18 AM
    JCByrd24 replied to a thread Combating machine rust in General
    Yes they do a little, I'm in complete agreement, I was trying to explain quickly why it wasn't a good idea. The OP and his fellow swamp cooler...
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    08-19-2018, 07:50 PM
    JCByrd24 replied to a thread Combating machine rust in General
    A dehumidifier and AC are basically the same machine only the dehumidifier has both condenser and evaporator in the same space. As such, they’re...
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    08-17-2018, 02:46 PM
    JCByrd24 replied to a thread 4 jaw chuck in General
    Credit goes to Abom, he says it all the time in his videos, though I added the note about lows being when the needle spins left. Because that's what...
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    08-17-2018, 02:29 PM
    JCByrd24 replied to a thread Combating machine rust in General
    You're talking an industrial shop with lots of air volume and with doors open anyway, and I assume it's dry out! The OP sounds like he's closed up in...
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    08-17-2018, 02:20 PM
    JCByrd24 replied to a thread Grizzly 4000 Lathe in General
    My 1980s Enco is the same way and I'd imagine even good lathes might be as well. Lots of backlash between the rack and pinion, but it shouldn't...
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    08-17-2018, 02:12 PM
    JCByrd24 replied to a thread 4 jaw chuck in General
    5 minutes isn't bad, but go back and look at my post (#7) and look at the words with L in bold and remember this. Once this stuck for me it was a...
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    08-17-2018, 09:39 AM
    JCByrd24 replied to a thread Combating machine rust in General
    Details aside, this is the worst possible way to cool a closed space with bare machined surfaces inside. You will very quickly drive humidity to 100%...
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    08-17-2018, 09:29 AM
    JCByrd24 replied to a thread 4 jaw chuck in General
    I'm definitely a hobbiest but as has been said on short parts I'm down to a minute or two and at this point I don't have to relearn every time I do...
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    08-13-2018, 03:34 PM
    JCByrd24 replied to a thread Bandsaw coolant in General
    Another vote for dry for a home shop type. Blade life for me is also determined by Bozo setups, bad factory welds, or chipped teeth from too course a...
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    08-09-2018, 01:39 PM
    The mill equivalent to the concrete lathe bench has been demonstrated by supporting the column of a benchtop mill by bolting it with diagonal steel...
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    08-07-2018, 02:10 PM
    JCByrd24 replied to a thread Mill Vise Accuracy in General
    Take a look at Shars V series. They are reportedly very accurate for the price. Abom (popular youtube machinist) did an assessment and it beat spec i...
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    07-24-2018, 10:38 AM
    I had a similar thing just yesterday on my lathe. I physically wrecked my original VFD through a bonehead accident and had to wire up a new one....
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    07-20-2018, 02:07 PM
    What RPM are you using? 3" pipe is 3.5" OD, you should be 100RPM or below with HSS, that might be backgear territory. Pipe is not great material and...
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    07-16-2018, 11:45 AM
    When I'm selling: My prices are always fair, but usually not firm, a little wiggle room. I don't like offers over the phone for something someone...
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    07-10-2018, 01:05 PM
    JCByrd24 replied to a thread turning problem in General
    I like MattiJ and BCRiders post best so far. If you're turning taper only then you need to adjust your TS again for the length of the project at...
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    07-06-2018, 12:31 PM
    There's not a lot up here in Maine but if you want to add it to your CL search and if there's something close by I can go give a preliminary look for...
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    06-28-2018, 03:13 PM
    All Ford Ranger/BroncoII/Explorer with TTB axles. Back when you could service the bearings.
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    06-27-2018, 09:05 PM
    Is this forum practical machinist now?
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    06-27-2018, 04:01 PM
    My experience with PM has been positive overall. I bought a low end machine (PM-30MV) knowing what I was getting into, and liking the idea of dealing...
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    06-26-2018, 04:44 PM
    JCByrd24 replied to a thread OT: Sono-Tubes in General
    Sonotubes for a 12'x10' shed is ridiculous for any reason other than a high end housing area trying to limit low end sheds, but even that is far...
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