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    10-13-2018, 02:25 PM
    I bored the jaws of my 4-jaw, got a very good result.
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    10-08-2018, 01:43 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I am 37 and I refuse to work more than 40 hours a week because I value my free time. I got one life, one family and that's it. As long as I got...
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    10-05-2018, 08:50 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I sold a firearm (shotgun) today, financing my milling machine this way... Well I got the money and I also got the gun still. He didn't have a permit...
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    10-03-2018, 11:59 PM
    DennisCA replied to a thread Educate me on ball oilers in General
    I installed oilers but I decided to go with slightly oversize and super glue the oilers in place, it has held up nice since. I didn't want to press...
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    10-03-2018, 08:54 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Today I have just been thinking.... about surface plates and mills. What to get first. Money is tight and I'm saving for a milling machine could...
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    10-02-2018, 02:30 PM
    Roads are salted here too but most people rust proof their cars in summer months, oil, tectyl or dinitrol treatments on the underside. I had mine...
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    10-02-2018, 02:24 PM
    That's a very good price!! I am very jealous, there is an EM 825 being sold in Finland and it's 2000
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    10-02-2018, 01:33 AM
    If I may hijack a little bit, what about coatings? I saw in a video by Stefan Gotteswinter recently that he preferred uncoated inserts, apparently...
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    10-01-2018, 11:30 AM
    This video just came out and Iwas reminded of this post. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mNH1ZLy-hk If you jump to around 26:00 I believe he...
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    10-01-2018, 05:30 AM
    I am more active during summer than during winter. Winter is too cold and too dark and the shop has to be heated and I have to bulk up on clothes to...
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    09-30-2018, 02:12 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread Why so many mill drills? in General
    My long term plan is to build a 5x5 meter unheated and uninsulated shed and store as much as I can there that does not require temperature controlled...
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    09-29-2018, 03:10 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread Why so many mill drills? in General
    Currently my shop is curtained into two areas, the smaller area is for my lathe and the woodworking area where my welding table resides at the garage...
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    09-28-2018, 03:27 PM
    DennisCA replied to a thread Why so many mill drills? in General
    There would be some movement clearance to both sides. It does depend on how I set up that corner of my shop, I could get more than 1200 if I don't...
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    09-28-2018, 02:51 PM
    DennisCA replied to a thread Why so many mill drills? in General
    By the way, you who are VF-600 owners, does the fact that the head lie 90 degrees like that mean anything? Is it just loose, or might something be...
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    09-28-2018, 02:49 PM
    DennisCA replied to a thread Why so many mill drills? in General
    I took measurements today and the maximum footprint my shop can allow for a mill is 1200mm wide and perhaps 1500mm deep.
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    09-27-2018, 07:49 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread Why so many mill drills? in General
    They look interesting, I found one on a swedish auction site infact: https://tovek.se/rop?itemId=374884 Also an Arboga EM825 in northern Finland,...
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    09-26-2018, 11:48 PM
    DennisCA replied to a thread Why so many mill drills? in General
    They seem to be in the 3-4000 range for the cheaper examples on machine-seeker, that seems to be in the ball park for what a decent mill seems to...
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    09-26-2018, 01:38 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread Why so many mill drills? in General
    I have been considering a drill mill, an Arboga U2508 if I ever happen upon one. Reasons being the price of course and the footprint of the machine....
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    09-25-2018, 01:42 PM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Here is a picture of the cross slide as it is from factory. You can see in the picture, part of the dovetail surfaces are exposed at the back, that's...
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    09-24-2018, 03:01 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Doing some prototyping for the lathe. I want to build some protection to prevent swarf and chips getting onto the ways, keep things cleaner. When the...
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    09-18-2018, 04:15 PM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Didn't do much today, more like had done to me. Surgery to be precise, got my gall bladder removed, it was a messed up thing so good riddance.
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    09-11-2018, 05:00 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Made an improvised tool for our fridge from this bicycle pump. Our fridge has a drain at the back that tends to clog up and it has no tool for...
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    09-03-2018, 10:31 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    It's an old small jointer-planer combo machine of the brand emco, taken from a bigger combi machine.
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    09-03-2018, 06:18 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I got another axe, then after making a new shaft for it I also painted them in the same manner as they would have been when new: Some actual...
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    08-03-2018, 01:31 PM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Yeah you can see half of it inside the garage, I remove it for drying the stone out after use. Also let it run for a while without the trough to...
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    08-03-2018, 03:08 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Trued the wheel for my sandstone grinder. It was a real PITA, the traditional method says to use an iron pipe but it did not work well at all I...
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    07-28-2018, 04:40 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I am not sure about their pricing really, some yards have a "premium" section with better quality and sorted stuff. But I did not think this was...
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    07-26-2018, 02:56 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Went to the local junkyard last night to have a look around, brought home some aluminum cut offs, 14kg worth, price was 3€/kg, not sure if it's a bad...
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