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    Today, 12:21 AM
    Biggest change since 80, China.. Some stuff not worth making, or, you won't pay a machine off by making your own stuff. The bottom fell out of a...
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    Yesterday, 07:57 PM
    754 replied to a thread OT: Wildfires in Cali in General
    I have not been close but many here have.. They roar , they suck, they pickup stuff and throw it down a long ways away. Often still burning. ...
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    Yesterday, 07:18 PM
    754 replied to a thread OT: Wildfires in Cali in General
    Wel, you probably don't live I an arid or semidesert area, with temps in the 90,s in the summer and no rain in over a month, most years.. we do.. ...
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    Yesterday, 06:58 PM
    754 replied to a thread OT: Wildfires in Cali in General
    That us the problem here, everything is too dry, the bark will burn an the branches.. Add superheated air m bit of wind and everything will burn. ...
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    Yesterday, 06:54 PM
    If you made it 1/2 way thru, reduce speed 40 percent you should get further. What rpm ? Are you choosing speed by formula ?
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    Yesterday, 06:52 PM
    754 replied to a thread OT: Wildfires in Cali in General
    They are scorched many of them will die but it looks like a third might survive. Not a crown fire by the looks of it. The burn pattern do not...
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    Yesterday, 06:47 PM
    754 replied to a thread HES Turret Lathe in General
    Thanks Doc for illustrating what they can and will do. Big bang for the buck. Being a sort of hobby forum here, very few could justify cost vs...
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    Yesterday, 04:54 PM
    754 replied to a thread Bendito Brake Press in General
    What are you trying to do ? You can whip up an 18 inch die set in a afternoon that will bend up to 3/16, it get put into a hydraulic press.. ...
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    Yesterday, 04:50 PM
    I hope you are just experimenting. Just buy a few HSS blanks and go to town with it, no heat treating no fuss....unless you are a dyed in the wool...
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    Yesterday, 04:27 PM
    754 replied to a thread HES Turret Lathe in General
    The first time you cut 2 shoulders at same time on a turret lathe you say hey this is pretty good for 4 K.. CNC are expensive, they have to...
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    11-16-2018, 08:16 PM
    754 replied to a thread HES Turret Lathe in General
    The carriage does not travel on a lot of them. On my Herbert I had, the turret ram traveled, you could do OD turning with it. They used taper...
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    11-16-2018, 02:59 PM
    754 replied to a thread HES Turret Lathe in General
    I have made thin parts on the turret like a 200 thou thick piece of 3/4 stock, with 4 chanphers on it whe it was parted off. I stil, got a large...
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    11-16-2018, 02:40 PM
    754 replied to a thread HES Turret Lathe in General
    The faster the CNC lathe is and the more functions it has, the higher the cost, the higher per hour rate., Turret lathes have been cheap to run...
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    11-16-2018, 02:36 PM
    754 replied to a thread HES Turret Lathe in General
    I am waiting for a CNC to outdo a 6 spindle screw machine., A lot of it is a cost issue, not many CNC lathes run under 90 bux an hour, but turrets...
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    11-16-2018, 06:22 AM
    How do you plan on doing the tempering ?
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    11-16-2018, 01:02 AM
    754 replied to a thread HSS Basic Lathe Turning Tool in General
    Keith have you ever cut Whitworth thread, square thread, acme thread. Would be a lot of tooling cost. And how long would it take ? It's pretty...
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    11-15-2018, 09:46 PM
    As I understood it I could run three 7 no motors , on my 7.5 hp rotophase. I often had the lathe at 7.5 and turret at 5 hp running at the same...
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    11-15-2018, 09:37 PM
    754 replied to a thread Machining Exotic material in General
    In my previous post i meant carrot steel not carbon steel...
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    11-15-2018, 07:44 PM
    754 replied to a thread Two piece chuck jaw question in General
    I am am thinking building 2 piece jaws based on a soft foundation jaw May be wasted effort. Imo. Making the keyed part a T instead of a cross,...
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    11-15-2018, 01:51 PM
    754 replied to a thread HSS Basic Lathe Turning Tool in General
    If you give it a few degrees ckearance toward rfw back the it always works put it in a holder and go.. if cutting edge is parallel then you have...
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    11-15-2018, 12:59 PM
    754 replied to a thread Machining Exotic material in General
    Just silly, any machine tool user should know , you can do the job with carbon steel.. Ideal job if you want to rust your tools..
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    11-15-2018, 12:57 PM
    754 replied to a thread HSS Basic Lathe Turning Tool in General
    Clearance, clearance, cleararance.. if you have none it won't cut.
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    11-14-2018, 02:41 PM
    The special tool is called a rotary table.. Coupled with a process known as incremental cutting.. Then maybe hand finished.. It does not...
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    11-14-2018, 02:33 PM
    Really , older CNC or turret lathes, especially 3 phase, have very little to do with the home hobby lathe pricing.. J Tiers , as far as I knew ,...
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    11-14-2018, 12:27 PM
    I have set up lots of pieces where i used shims under 2 or 3 corners. Would have been much easier with wedges. I would however put an aluminum...
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    11-14-2018, 12:23 PM
    754 replied to a thread Cheap? Carbide Countersink? in General
    There are a lot of taps made for tough mold steels, not sure how they hold up in Ti. I thimk I used one ofvthem when refilling and tapping Strange...
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    11-14-2018, 12:18 AM
    754 replied to a thread does silicon steel go 'bad' in General
    Those transformers remind me if what is inside my Sansui amp from the 70,s..
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    11-13-2018, 11:13 PM
    Pretty sure my lathe has the M cast in.. chin Hung made in Taiwan.
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    11-13-2018, 10:55 PM
    One thing a shaper won't do that a mill can is turning.
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Lifelong resident of Kelowna. Logging , sawmill worker, self employed machinist.
Married , with 2 kids
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