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    12-05-2018, 10:35 PM
    Great info, Thanks.
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    12-03-2018, 06:00 PM
    I sent them an email last night asking some specifics about shipping and about add ons, like a DRO, and as of yet I haven't received any reply. If I...
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    12-03-2018, 12:43 AM
    I saw that, an I guess they could be getting left over New old stock, or they could be getting items before a retailer would (they also sell Grizzly...
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    12-03-2018, 12:35 AM
    I think (although I'm not 100% sure) that all new South Bend lathes are made in Taiwan. If this site is legit, I'm on it, as this lathe is exactly...
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    12-03-2018, 12:20 AM
    I've been looking for a 16" lathe and I'd rather not get a Chinese lathe or a lathe that's 50+ years old and I'm not on a new Taiwanese budget. So...
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    11-11-2018, 01:37 AM
    Captain4W replied to a thread Rusted end mills in General
    I've got some Evaporust; that should work right?
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    11-11-2018, 01:34 AM
    Captain4W replied to a thread New Machinist tooling in General
    I buy stocks and CDs for investments, I never buy anything "personal" hoping it goes up in value. Story time LOL When I was in Afghanistan,...
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    11-11-2018, 01:17 AM
    Captain4W replied to a thread New Machinist tooling in General
    Funny you mentioned this... My wife, who is always very supportive of (almost) everything I do asked the same question. I told her not to worry,...
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    11-11-2018, 01:02 AM
    Captain4W replied to a thread New Machinist tooling in General
    I'm all about a deal, and I'm all about searching for the deals, but as of yet I haven't seen a single surface plate come up for sale in my area. ...
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    11-11-2018, 01:00 AM
    Captain4W replied to a thread New Machinist tooling in General
    Building a 24x36 shop, wife said I couldn't use the garage..
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    11-11-2018, 12:56 AM
    Captain4W started a thread Rusted end mills in General
    So I scored this hall of end mills (mostly large) off of Facebook. The guy I got them off of said he got them from buying a storage locker. When I...
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    11-08-2018, 12:49 AM
    Captain4W replied to a thread New Machinist tooling in General
    I'm not sure what I'm going to make. I've seen a lot of projects on the inter web that I'd like to try. It seems to me that I'm really interested...
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    11-08-2018, 12:35 AM
    Captain4W replied to a thread New Machinist tooling in General
    The treadmill lot is a done deal. Picking it all up this weekend.
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    11-08-2018, 12:02 AM
    Captain4W replied to a thread New Machinist tooling in General
    I looked at some surface plates and a good one is on my list. With that said, what size should I get? I was thinking about a 24"x36" but what grade...
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    11-07-2018, 10:41 PM
    Captain4W replied to a thread New Machinist tooling in General
    Here's the 6" version
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    11-07-2018, 10:40 PM
    Captain4W replied to a thread New Machinist tooling in General
    The 6" is just to carry in my apron, there is a 12" in the Starrett combination squad set and I had thought about getting the 24" scale to go with...
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    11-07-2018, 10:34 PM
    Captain4W replied to a thread New Machinist tooling in General
    That's the exact kind of info I'm looking for. Although the items (with the level as an exception) aren't crazy expensive, I can use that money for...
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    11-07-2018, 10:30 PM
    Captain4W replied to a thread New Machinist tooling in General
    I did come across this lot of "tooling" It took me a couple of looks to realize that this stuff is sitting on a treadmill (for size reference). I...
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    11-07-2018, 09:30 PM
    Captain4W replied to a thread New Machinist tooling in General
    Here's a list of what I have ready to order: All that's listed is new as I'm sort of leery about buying used precision instruments. Starrett...
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    11-07-2018, 07:45 PM
    Hello everyone, I'm starting my first home machine shop (hobby purposes only) and I'm starting from ground zero. You see I wasn't a machinist in my...
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    10-26-2018, 04:09 PM
    Captain4W replied to a thread Where do I start? in General
    The screws are rusted to the point that the slides are very difficult to move, so what should I do?
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    10-26-2018, 04:07 PM
    Captain4W replied to a thread Where do I start? in General
    Yup, already planned on removing the chuck but unfortunately the grinder and the cabinet are one piece.
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    10-26-2018, 03:47 PM
    Captain4W replied to a thread Where do I start? in General
    Oh I also snagged this little beauty off of Facebook last night...
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    10-26-2018, 03:46 PM
    Captain4W replied to a thread Where do I start? in General
    On a side note. I picked up the Sherline last night. The lathe was in fact new, however it had been sitting for a long time and some rust has...
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    10-26-2018, 03:41 PM
    Captain4W replied to a thread Where do I start? in General
    Found out the guy that has it has a tractor with a bucket lift. I'm going to bring some 3/4" solid bar to lift it and help secure it. I am also...
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    10-26-2018, 03:36 PM
    Captain4W replied to a thread Where do I start? in General
    Wasn't me. I figure the guy that has it painted it. I don't mind, I'm going to go through the whole machine and clean it up myself. If the paint...
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    10-26-2018, 03:34 PM
    Captain4W replied to a thread Where do I start? in General
    Thanks for the info. I downloaded the operators manual and got this picture Now I know where to lift it!! As for the Sherline... We used a 4...
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    10-25-2018, 10:25 AM
    Captain4W replied to a thread Where do I start? in General
    Thanks guys. I'm really looking forward to playing with both of my new toys. I will be picking up the lathe today and the grinder on Saturday. The...
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    10-24-2018, 10:06 PM
    Captain4W replied to a thread Where do I start? in General
    Space isn't an issue right now... I figure I'll get it home then take it apart to clean everything and replace anything that needs it. Then I'll...
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    10-24-2018, 10:02 PM
    Captain4W replied to a thread Where do I start? in General
    I agree, but I figure it will give me something to play with in the meantime and It should be good for making small parts that might get dwarfed by...
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