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    Yesterday, 07:07 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread Source for endmills. in General
    Hi, The 5/8"x1 1/4 endmills are common LOC and should be readily available from your favorite supplier. The 7/16x1 1/4LOC on the other hand is not...
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    09-17-2017, 09:04 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread I am effed up in General
    Hi, Been a rash of tumors lately. My father-in-law had a malignant brain tumor removed 2 1/2 weeks ago. He is home and doing pretty well. Left...
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    08-31-2017, 08:56 PM
    Hi, A hard to source spindle and bearings can cost a lot if you have someone else do the work. I would second the recommendation on finding out...
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    08-14-2017, 02:35 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread Spin indexer question in General
    Hi, The Hardinge is a fancier indexer and will index in whole degrees. It also offers a quick lock/release lever for opening and closing the...
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    08-14-2017, 02:29 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread Spin indexer question in General
    Hi, Having used all of those repeatedly over the years, I can firmly say it depends on what you want to do. A dividing head is a heavy thing...
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    08-07-2017, 10:33 AM
    Hi, Nice work! It should do well on your Schaublin. Got to start making more tool holders now......... I looked at that design when I made my...
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    08-03-2017, 10:40 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread new mill in General
    Hi, I have had my G0704 for 4 or 5 years now. Still really like it. It's not a 10,000lbs machining center, but it's an amazingly competent little...
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    07-21-2017, 06:50 PM
    Hi, First, congratulations on your long awaited purchase! But yep, be prepared to spend at least twice the purchase price for tools and tooling...
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    07-16-2017, 10:11 AM
    Hi, Full QCGB, while nice, are often over-rated. Honestly, how often do you single point threads? How many different thread pitches do you need to...
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    07-15-2017, 11:16 AM
    Hi, Usually, when I train for voice, whistle, or hand commands, I start with voice, then when they learn what the voice command means, I then add...
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    07-14-2017, 10:49 AM
    dalee100 replied to a thread G code alarm in General
    Hi, Yep, it's a missing G1/G0 in 159. The control has no idea what to do next. Sometimes the control will randomly grab the last G1/G0 move and...
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    07-14-2017, 10:36 AM
    Hi, Used a bit older version for a bit. It did not have a power feed head. You could move the head up and down by hand pretty easily. Still not...
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    07-07-2017, 11:40 PM
    Hi, Yep, Norton any day. I've never cared for Camel, they glazed too easily and then burn the surface. Never tried the Triumph.
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    07-07-2017, 11:36 PM
    Hi, Just did a small job for a guy I know. I tack welded a piece of 3" round to a scrap hunk of 1/2" plate. (I really need to get a round to...
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    07-02-2017, 01:04 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread Grinding Length of HSS in General
    Hi, Diamond flats are popular for quick touch ups because they cut fast and clean. I still use my Norton India stones for HSS touch ups, works for...
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    07-01-2017, 03:08 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread Grinding Length of HSS in General
    Hi, To determine whether a tool is positive or negative, consider only the tip. If the tip is high on the tool and then slopes away, like your...
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    07-01-2017, 12:48 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread Grinding Length of HSS in General
    Hi, Mild steels can be a real bugger to get good finishes on when using a manual machine. You just can't manipulate the feeds and speeds well...
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    06-30-2017, 04:42 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread milling vise in General
    Hi, Years ago I think Reid tooling sold a similar critter. You could get a variety of jaws to bolt to it. Haven't ever seen one in the real...
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    06-28-2017, 09:18 PM
    Hi, Prescription safety glasses are never as cheap as plain safety glasses. I have used this company with good results
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    06-25-2017, 11:27 AM
    Hi, When using flood coolant this is why you spin them for 5 to 10 minutes before you shut the wheel down. This will minimize any coolant...
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