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    11-08-2018, 04:49 AM
    epicfail48 replied to a thread New Machinist tooling in General
    This is a fun topic, and one i wish i had when i was first getting my shop set up. Wouldve saved me a lot of trouble... Anyway, if you dont mind me...
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    11-08-2018, 04:16 AM
    Im curious about this as well. Looking at it id imagine itd be a nightmare. Seems pretty brittle stuff to me, looks like itd be hard to get it to cut...
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    11-07-2018, 06:15 PM
    I would argue that it doesnt need the valves because it shouldnt be used for any form of safety protection. Maybe because its cool looking, but even...
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    11-07-2018, 05:05 AM
    Steel on cast iron is rated for a .13 coefficient of friction when lubricated. Maybe not as slick as graphite would be, but id wager that cast iron...
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    11-01-2018, 05:06 AM
    Literally, for some of us. Peanut allergies suck, i havent had a Reeses in decades now... Jimniy christmas, where do you live, Disney? I...
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    11-01-2018, 05:04 AM
    Id like to answer the original question with another question; is there anything your current stock of solvents doesnt clean up that you need to...
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    11-01-2018, 04:55 AM
    epicfail48 replied to a thread KBC Tools in General
    I miss Enco's website. Trying to wade through every other suppliers website that ive found has been a confusing slog, Enco seemed pretty well laid...
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    10-31-2018, 03:49 AM
    epicfail48 replied to a thread Locking set screw? in Gunsmithing
    Seems like your options are either use some form of chemical bond and try not to think about the effects of heat, i.e loctite, or some form of...
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    10-31-2018, 03:46 AM
    Recently ive taken to using the Abom method of a mag-back dial indicator stuck to the lathe bed. Makes a pretty good poor mans DRO. Butt the...
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    10-29-2018, 07:42 PM
    Yeah, im not too fond of cast iron after messing with it a bit in the past, but its what i have and i may as well use it, you know? I wear an organic...
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    10-29-2018, 07:37 PM
    epicfail48 replied to a thread KBC Tools in General
    I mean, not other than the problem i listed Shipping is pretty reasonable too, a 1 gallon jug of coolant was only $8. Everything also left the...
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    10-29-2018, 03:26 PM
    epicfail48 replied to a thread KBC Tools in General
    I strongly recommend it. They seem to have the occasional issue, same as any company, but it seems like the biggest difference is that they pay...
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    10-29-2018, 03:19 PM
    Thanks for the advise everybody! May just end up using the wheel I have now, I was concerned about doing something stupid and grenading the wheel,...
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    10-29-2018, 05:55 AM
    Title says most of it, can anybody recommend a good grinding wheel for cast iron, or at least point me in the direction of what i should be looking...
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    10-29-2018, 05:43 AM
    epicfail48 started a thread KBC Tools in General
    This was originally going to be a rant, but it turned into a glowing endorsement. About a week and a half ago i ordered some stuff for my surface...
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    10-26-2018, 04:07 AM
    Oh, i said my work, not my tools. My tools work pretty great, i have no doubt they can hold some pretty tight tolerances. Unfortunately, my tools are...
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    10-25-2018, 07:44 PM
    Make friends with someone with access to a standards shop? Personally im balancing my needs to price, i.e i dont actually need something accurate to...
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    10-25-2018, 03:34 PM
    I'd be interested, depending on the final price. Could use a good reference square
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    10-25-2018, 04:39 AM
    epicfail48 replied to a thread Toolpost chuck in General
    On larger lathes its probably not a big thing, but it makes a difference on the small ones. My chuck mounts on the front, not the left side, and it...
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    10-23-2018, 08:21 AM
    epicfail48 replied to a thread Toolpost chuck in General
    As someone who recently picked up a tool post chuck, personally i cant recommend it enough. For deep holes, drilling with the carriage is just all...
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    10-20-2018, 07:38 PM
    Much as id like to, floods not really in the cards for me. Theres the mess, the cost for all the extra plumbing and pumps and whatnot, and the fact...
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    10-20-2018, 02:49 PM
    epicfail48 replied to a thread Another gear question in General
    In high-oxygen environments yes, but the same oxygen needed for the diamond to burn will also react with the carbon in the steel, resulting in heavy...
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    10-20-2018, 05:22 AM
    Alrighty, this will probably be the last status update i post on the clean-up and setup efforts on my grinder! One of these days ill get around to...
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    10-20-2018, 05:17 AM
    epicfail48 replied to a thread Another gear question in General
    Probably, but the temperatures required would probably melt or at least damage the gears if theyre made from something like brass, and burn the...
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    10-13-2018, 03:16 PM
    People say the same thing because you start up the argument by acting like an elitist jerk and denigrate anybody who doesn't have as much money as...
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    10-13-2018, 03:07 PM
    Yup, that was on the list. I'm going to save that for after I get a bit more comfortable with the machine though, practice on the cheap stuff before...
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    10-13-2018, 03:40 AM
    Hit the big milestone, everything is cleaned up, reassembled and tested! Got all the guards and shields reinstalled, she may not look perfect...
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    10-13-2018, 03:27 AM
    epicfail48 replied to a thread Grizzly speed control in General
    You say that like its a bad thing. Sometimes quick'n'dirty is all you need, least this way you know that knobs not moving unless you want it to. More...
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    10-13-2018, 03:21 AM
    Already own one as youll recall. I also do pretty good work with it, despite people who tell me that its a useless boat anchor and ill never do good...
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    10-13-2018, 03:19 AM
    Not so much trying to get you to come up with your own list as acknowledging that mine is complete for me but may not be for everybody. After all,...
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