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    Yesterday, 06:02 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread 2D CAD...free? in General
    Hi, I've used both QCad and Draftsight. QCad is a lot simpler to use and its great for quick and dirty shop prints. I believe that QCad no longer...
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    Yesterday, 01:26 PM
    Hi, They do make adjustable shell reamers like this,...
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    01-31-2016, 09:39 AM
    Hi, I just program a linear move rather than a drill cycle. Rpms might be set to S1000. A rough approximation might look like this. Mill, G0...
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    01-24-2016, 06:28 PM
    Hi, It can be done on a wimp-wristed, pantywasted, wet noodle Bridgie. It just takes a lot of extra effort and time mixed with a tiny bit of luck....
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    01-24-2016, 01:29 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread Easson DRO Question in General
    Hi, They sometimes just glue the end caps on too. I've had several AccuRites apart over the years and the end caps were caulked on. Dalee
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    01-24-2016, 01:21 PM
    Hi, "Not so. They were used on the screw machine induatry many decades before CNC cme along." Screw machines are/were pretty special machines...
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    01-24-2016, 12:12 PM
    Hi, A small end mill will tend to wander when plunged and produce an oval hole. As far as spot drills vs. center drills. To me it doesn't...
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    01-18-2016, 11:42 PM
    Hi, The only convenient wheel dresser is an over the top one that is affixed to the wheel housing itself. Anything else will always be too high or...
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    01-18-2016, 11:14 PM
    Hi, In your first post you state the gear train has a shear pin to protect it. I really am interested in why you don't think that shear pin won't...
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    01-17-2016, 07:53 PM
    Hi, Just a WAG, since I have no real clue as what you've tried. Have you tried a reboot to try and completely flush the stupid from the offending...
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    01-16-2016, 02:08 PM
    Hi, If you need the clutch, you are doing something wrong. The brass pin is much cheaper than a full blown dog clutch. Which was easier on your...
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    01-16-2016, 01:21 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread Hf qctp in General
    Hi, Thanks for posting pictures of the post. I understand how it works much better now. I think if I were to make this post, I would still case...
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    01-15-2016, 09:15 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread Cutting stainless in General
    Hi, Honestly if I was in your shoes, I would go to HF and buy their portable band saw. Toss factory blade and replace with a bi-metal blade and...
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    01-15-2016, 09:01 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread Hf qctp in General
    Hi, It's a good improvement over the traditional Norman round post. I would bet it's as easy to make as the Norman with nothing more than a lathe...
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    01-15-2016, 02:08 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread Hf qctp in General
    Hi, Thanks for the compliment. But honestly, the design isn't mine, I just scaled it for my use. The Hardinge post is interesting. I think I've...
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    01-14-2016, 07:40 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread Broken oxy gen machine in General
    Hi, Longer term continuous O2 use should be moisturized as administered. The lack of water vapor in the O2 causes that burning feeling. Dalee
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    01-14-2016, 03:35 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread Quick change tool posts in General
    Hi, Paul, I would buy a steel unit. The AtoZ units do get complaints of being soft and deforming under use by the 9x20 yahoo boards. Dalee
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    01-14-2016, 03:22 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread Hf qctp in General
    Hi, Can't speak to the quality of the HF unit, but I made one from scratch for my 8x14 lathe. The design works very well, it's rigid and repeats...
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    01-09-2016, 03:48 PM
    Hi, Yep, I've done it that way also. Was in a bind though. I won't do it again, pretty sure I wouldn't live long enough anymore to get it...
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    01-06-2016, 10:51 PM
    Hi, Yep, it will machine well. I use cutting speed of 80fps to 90fps depending on the size and power of the machine I'm running. Dalee
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    01-03-2016, 08:14 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread A bit pricey? in General
    Hi, Even I would say that it's more than a bit over priced. Sadly though I could see close to $2000 here. I've seen Atlas 618's go for $1000 with...
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    01-02-2016, 08:20 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread Cheap shop press... in General
    Hi, It should be a welcome addition to your shop. It looks much like my 12 ton HF press, a good inexpensive press. Dalee
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    12-24-2015, 10:53 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread Chinese DRO in General
    Hi, I think you might well be better off with the new import DRO. I do like Accurite DROs, but if it's old enough it would be best to replace it....
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    12-15-2015, 08:05 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread End Mill Supplier in General
    Hi, I mostly use MSC for work. Wide selection with good enough pricing and reliable shipping. Sometimes McMaster-Carr when speed in delivery...
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    12-13-2015, 09:03 PM
    Hi, In nearly 30 years of making chips for a living, I have never seen a scale go bad glass or magnetic. Heads - yes, but no scales. And these...
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    12-13-2015, 12:42 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread Creators of scrap metal in General
    Hi, It's never scrap. Some of the first things I learned was - It's not a mistake until you positively can't work your way out of it. Until then...
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    12-13-2015, 12:35 PM
    Hi, Those aren't necessarily "medium" priced. I've used Sony magnetic scales, My impression is that they were no where as good as top line glass...
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    12-12-2015, 10:40 PM
    Hi, Medium price for most folks is $300-$500. At that price range buy glass scales if there is room for them. i.e. - not a mini mill. They will...
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    11-26-2015, 08:37 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread Opinion on two DROs in General
    Hi, Yes, glass scales are nearly an order of magnitude more accurate than the magnetic scales. I've even been unimpressed by a Sony mag scale DRO....
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    11-26-2015, 01:32 PM
    dalee100 started a thread Opinion on two DROs in General
    Hi, After some searching of specs and costs, I've narrowed down my choice of 2 axis DRO for my G0704 mill to one of these two units. And will...
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