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    Today, 01:53 PM
    So do you want the job ? Its a nice chunk of money. I would not turn it down. Your sideclamps holding the V block gives me an idea. My jaws...
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    Yesterday, 10:17 PM
    Better to suffer once in a while and reap the rewards, than to play it safe and be stuck where you are..
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    Yesterday, 10:15 PM
    I don't know, he did not say., sounds like a hobbyistvthat just got a mill and wants more. I would be tickled to buy a machine and pay most of it...
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    Yesterday, 09:52 PM
    Who care how long it takes within reason.. it could pay for 1/2 the price of a Turret used mill, or a fairly decent lathe.. Or a car seat covered...
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    Yesterday, 12:17 PM
    You are using the wrong drills , with better drills you don't have to pull out as often. But he should use coolant. In my turret lathe I was...
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    Yesterday, 03:12 AM
    754 replied to a thread 4x8' Shop Bench Idea in General
    I am missing something here ? What is the problem with hauling wood in a truck box if there is snow ?
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    Yesterday, 12:25 AM
    Make sure you find drills that will drill 12 xD.. Excellent job for turret lathe or turret drill..
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    12-11-2017, 01:03 PM
    754 replied to a thread Lathe Tool Bit Sizing? in General
    It does matter if a boring bar sings or vibrates, we sort of expect it and adjust accordingly. A long deep boring bar, is mostly used for...
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    12-10-2017, 10:47 PM
    754 replied to a thread Lathe Tool Bit Sizing? in General
    Not always, but I would have a lot of top rake for aluminum , or a ground I chipbreaker. And the front clearance for boring would be a rounder...
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    12-10-2017, 09:35 PM
    754 replied to a thread Lathe Tool Bit Sizing? in General
    I think its important to discuss what is shown in the pics, lest some inexperienced users think some things shown are alright at all times. In the...
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    12-10-2017, 04:57 PM
    754 replied to a thread Lathe Tool Bit Sizing? in General
    Why no top rake? Are you machining copper ? Or brass ?
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    12-10-2017, 04:16 PM
    Who cares that he could buy a lathe. Maybe he just wanted to see if he could do it. What carries more weight. . A card and a resume..or the guy...
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    12-10-2017, 04:07 PM
    754 replied to a thread Lathe Tool Bit Sizing? in General
    I have tried big depth of cut with tiny feed. The amount of chip volume is ridiculous. And it's a slow method. 1/4 or 1/3 of that huge DOC with...
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    12-10-2017, 01:43 AM
    754 replied to a thread Lathe Tool Bit Sizing? in General
    Yeah i guess its hard if you cant do the math in your head faster than you can type this. One question though, just how shop ground tool its do...
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    12-10-2017, 01:21 AM
    754 replied to a thread Lathe Tool Bit Sizing? in General
    Actually this whole thread has turned silly.... want to use shims, don't want to use shims.. too much work to subtract what you have from center...
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    12-10-2017, 12:06 AM
    When I can't find my 9/16 wrenches, I just grab a 14 mm... It's because I am metristandextorous..
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    12-10-2017, 12:01 AM
    754 replied to a thread Rechambering revolver cylinder in General
    Exactly , if you don't trust the work you do for others, don't do it. When I performed work in my shop I had liability insurance. If you don't...
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    12-09-2017, 09:35 PM
    754 replied to a thread Rechambering revolver cylinder in General
    Yeah you got it all covered, . Meanwhile some people actually make things.. invent, design test, understand material strengths.. But I agree if you...
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    12-09-2017, 06:05 PM
    754 replied to a thread Lathe Tool Bit Sizing? in General
    Is that a shim I see under that 4 way ?
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    12-09-2017, 03:59 AM
    754 replied to a thread Lathe Tool Bit Sizing? in General
    That never works for me when I grab say a 1/4 inch tool for grooving, that was made for a square hole boring bar. You know 1/2 the blank ground...
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    12-09-2017, 02:47 AM
    754 replied to a thread Smart phone uses in shop in General
    I use my Dormer tap handbook for tap hole sizes and thread info plus full conversion info up to about 100 mm. Also lists all letter, number drill...
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    12-09-2017, 01:42 AM
    Hmm my 70,s and 80,s Stihl O51AVE, I could completely tear down with regular tools and the toolkit tools. Now I did not change rods, not sure if...
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    12-08-2017, 11:03 PM
    I have German made Hazet snap ring pliers that would maybe fit down there.. Not uncommon for folks to design stuff to be worked on with tools made...
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    12-08-2017, 02:03 PM
    754 replied to a thread Lathe Tool Bit Sizing? in General
    It's too much hassle to keep shims with the tool bit. I probably had at least 75 to a hundred different grinds laid out flat in rows in my boxes. I...
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    12-07-2017, 11:26 PM
    754 replied to a thread Lathe Tool Bit Sizing? in General
    Keep in mind, its common go find pre ground tooling I many sizes. Some can be used as is or modified easier than grinding a blank from scratch.
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    12-07-2017, 01:59 PM
    754 replied to a thread Boring! Lunacy or genius? in General
    I tend to run saws on the slower sides if something sticks to it, things go bad fast. Sometimes a chip will get stuck in a tooth or two. Going full...
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    12-06-2017, 06:16 PM
    754 replied to a thread Drill sharpening jig plans in General
    Probably the easiest way at this point, get a grinder with the drill v groove in the work rest. Then learn to push in slightly and twist at the...
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    12-06-2017, 03:29 PM
    754 replied to a thread Drill sharpening jig plans in General
    Actually on a disc belt slander combo... if the belt is vertical, rough the drill on it, then finish it on the disc.
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    12-06-2017, 03:30 AM
    754 replied to a thread Drill sharpening jig plans in General
    I prefer the belt slander for drills over 5/8.. once you get over 1 1/4 inch it get tricky on a small grinder. A word or two on grinders. The...
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    12-05-2017, 08:57 PM
    754 replied to a thread Where to buy gears? in General
    I suspect that for what he is doing, it may work.
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Lifelong resident of Kelowna. Logging , sawmill worker, self employed machinist.
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