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    11-17-2017, 04:26 PM
    epicfail48 replied to a thread Shopmade anvil... in General
    Depends on what you mean by anvil. If you mean "flat surface to occasionally ha!!er something on", sure, it'll work, pretty much anything will....
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    11-16-2017, 07:27 PM
    G10 maybe? Fiberglass composite, extremely durable, easy to machine though it it a little hard on tooling. Cuts well but its pretty abrasive
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    11-16-2017, 03:43 AM
    epicfail48 replied to a thread tin in General
    Clockmakers seem to like using it for polishing laps, supposedly it works pretty well to let the polishing compound charge the surface but its still...
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    11-15-2017, 06:41 AM
    I'll admit, I'm very confused as to why that seems to work so much better... I'm assuming that its something to do with the cutting force being...
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    11-09-2017, 04:30 PM
    So it seems like the general consensus is nod the mill head if you can, clamp to a sine plate/angled blocks on the table is a runner up, and an angle...
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    11-08-2017, 08:20 PM
    The dovetail straight edge was more an example of the type of angle, not any sort of actual project. Not yet at least. Just a question I've had...
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    11-08-2017, 07:35 AM
    So, whats best practice for milling a relatively precise angle on a long piece of stock? To be clear, im thinking cutting a 60 degree edge onto a...
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    11-02-2017, 05:18 PM
    Its always been my understanding too that nitrogen is one of the gasses you're trying to shield the weld FROM. After all, atmospheric air is...
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    11-02-2017, 05:16 PM
    I've hear the same theory in knife making, that buffing doesn't so much remove material as it does 'smear' it, kinda like buffing plastic but much...
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    11-02-2017, 05:03 PM
    But then you hit the same problem as hydrochloric with trying to store or dispose of a fairly strong acid. Admittedly though, I don't believe acetic...
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    11-01-2017, 07:39 PM
    Hadn't heard that one before, I've always just used straight vinegar. Wonder what the salt does to make it faster... I'd be worried about salt...
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    11-01-2017, 06:32 AM
    epicfail48 replied to a thread My first Knife in General
    Pretty spiffy looking for a first blade! Dont beat yourself up over the plunge line, thats honestly the most difficult part of a knife to get right,...
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    11-01-2017, 06:20 AM
    Vinegar works pretty nicely too, just takes longer. Not as much of a pain to deal with as muriatic though, so it balances out
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    10-28-2017, 03:41 AM
    epicfail48 replied to a thread painting a heat sink in General
    I can't see how that would be effective. I'm probably missing something, but it seems like the paint would act as an insulator, however slight, and...
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    10-22-2017, 02:52 AM
    Alternately I can use the er collet any enjoy not spending twice the price if the mill on a power drawbar
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    10-20-2017, 03:21 AM
    Fair point, but what if youre milling and then need to drill a hole? Admittedly, when i- err, my buddy, is holding a drill in a collet its because...
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    10-19-2017, 07:42 PM
    Well, if I actually did what I allegedly did someone would be jumping down my throat about how it's improper to compress an EAR collet more than a...
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    10-19-2017, 03:55 PM
    I've got a set of ER32 collets in 1/16 increments, and I can neither confirm nor deny that I've used a 3/32 bit in a 1/8 collet, or thereabouts. I...
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    10-15-2017, 04:27 PM
    Excellent choice. At those temps, you want stainless steels. Plain carbon steels oxidize pretty fast when heated, of course a 1/4" thick wall is...
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    10-14-2017, 07:44 PM
    Well the first thing I can think of is you'll probably melt it. Yes, I saw where you mentioned that what you'll be melting in it melts at 800c, short...
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    10-13-2017, 04:37 PM
    For the price you'd be better off just buying a Block, given the cost of the lower, upper, parts and barrels. A while back I did the math, think it...
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    10-11-2017, 07:48 PM
    Depends on the blade really, very rare is the knife that doesn't have at least one spot that's flat with both sides parallel. As far as spring back...
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    10-11-2017, 12:47 AM
    Yeah, lets not all go crazy mocking millennials guys. Yeah, theres a pretty high portion of 20 year olds who arent mechanically inclined. Theres also...
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    10-11-2017, 12:44 AM
    epicfail48 replied to a thread Lathe Motor issue in General
    Eh, yes and no. Technically a 120 switch will work just fine on 240. Problem is though, on 120 the switch breaks the hot line and the neutral line is...
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    10-10-2017, 07:33 PM
    Huh, ball bearings. That not a bad idea, though now I'm thinking pillow block bearings with a shaft serving as the hinge. I need to make some...
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    10-10-2017, 04:55 PM
    epicfail48 replied to a thread Stuck back plate in Third Hand
    I could see this working. Sharp impacts do a lot more to loosen rusty threads than constant torque
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    10-10-2017, 04:53 PM
    Steel warp when you heat treat it. It doesn't show up as much on a 4" cube, but dunk an 8 inch length of 1/8 thick 1095 in a fast quenchant and it'll...
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    10-10-2017, 04:52 PM
    These 2 options were my first idea, but seemed like it would be a problem keeping the wheel and table in line with each other thanks to the slop in...
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    10-10-2017, 07:09 AM
    So moving with the home-made route, i went ahead and did a rough sketch of an idea thats been floating around in my brain for a while: ...
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