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    11-09-2018, 03:57 PM
    Gary Paine replied to a thread Grinding 3 jaw chuck? in General
    This thread describes an easy method I used to grind the jaws true on a 5 inch chuck that worked well:...
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    11-09-2018, 03:34 PM
    Gary Paine replied to a thread New Machinist tooling in General
    One thing not mentioned is consideration of choosing machines that are complimentary. One example of this in my shop is collets. My Hardinge...
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    11-07-2018, 06:57 PM
    I see that if withdrawing from a cut or dislodging from a bite in at times, but have never seen it if putting cutting pressure on a workpiece.
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    11-07-2018, 02:18 AM
    Gary Paine replied to a thread Lathe Stand completed in General
    Very nice, Steve. Thanks for sharing.
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    11-02-2018, 10:43 PM
    Gary Paine replied to a thread Problem with Lathe in General
    I agree with the previous responses that it is simply a matter of spring back or deflection of the tool. It is proportional to the force needed for...
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    10-24-2018, 05:38 PM
    The unusual configuration of the slot allows the setting of a very small included angle between the legs for such things as checking the bevel on a...
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    10-24-2018, 05:17 PM
    Not much will be too big with that one. I have to say that getting that beast off the pallet and safely sit in place would be scary.
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    10-15-2018, 11:57 PM
    Gary Paine replied to a thread BandSaw Question in General
    I converted an old saw by using a 7:1 gearbox. I use a 3/8 inch blade with about 18 teeth/inch. Beware of wide blades because they require more...
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    09-30-2018, 07:40 PM
    Mark, the welder was named Easy Mig 100, and apparently an early one at that. Inside the box I found a transformer, on/off switch, Hi/lo switch for...
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    09-30-2018, 01:54 AM
    Make your own tombstone, leaving off the end date of course with engraved favorite layout tool and saying. A fitting tribute, wouldn't you say? ;)
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    09-30-2018, 01:01 AM
    Ok, project is done. The core arrived yesterday and I put it all together today. I went ahead with the caps, bleed, and about 5 feet of coils...
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    09-28-2018, 07:33 PM
    From the picture here, it should be of interest to anyone in the area wanting some milling capability. http://www.lathes.co.uk/becker/
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    09-28-2018, 07:25 PM
    Thanks all for the input.
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    09-28-2018, 12:56 AM
    Wow, you went to a lot of trouble to help, Paul. Thanks. The inductor is between the caps and the welding wire which is, of course, hooking to...
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    09-27-2018, 10:34 PM
    Thank you. Everything I read online about torrid cores was comparing different compensations and Mu and saturation and high frequency...
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    09-27-2018, 08:59 PM
    My project is at a standstill. I am converting a small HF 200 buzz box into a DC flux core welder and have everything but the inductor core to...
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    09-16-2018, 01:28 AM
    Paul, if you are going to stain the piece, be aware that the end grain will absorb a lot more stain and become considerably darker. This is one of...
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    09-06-2018, 02:37 PM
    Gary Paine replied to a thread Heat sink grease in General
    Thanks for the responses, informative and helpful as I pretty much expected from a great group of folks.
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    09-05-2018, 11:34 PM
    Gary Paine started a thread Heat sink grease in General
    I have a couple high power components that need a heat sink. Does anyone have a recommendation for an easily obtainable grease or compound to help...
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    09-01-2018, 04:55 PM
    except for the O2 exterior cabinet QUOTE] I saw a photo once of a guy who mounted a small lathe in a cabinet on the side of his camper. Good...
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    08-27-2018, 08:55 PM
    Gary Paine replied to a thread Drag saw question in General
    You want to bear down on the saw during the cut and lift it out of the cut on the backstroke to help clear the teeth.
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    08-27-2018, 08:51 PM
    It sure beats the tent I used to camp with. I'll bet you have a fun trip if you have the stamina to enjoy it. How about Vagabond?
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    08-25-2018, 11:49 PM
    Gary Paine replied to a thread Gear cutters in General
    I have cut gears using a specially ground tool bit in a fly cutter. Single point is slower but for a single gear is a far cheaper alternative.
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    08-24-2018, 06:51 PM
    Gary Paine replied to a thread 1908 sears motor buggy in General
    I went here and joined the group for help with my Onan. They were great and got me going. I didn't know that their generator voltage was a function...
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    08-23-2018, 11:00 PM
    Gary Paine replied to a thread 1908 sears motor buggy in General
    I haven't built such a project, but wish you well. The wooden wheels look like quite a project in themselves. I would have no doubt when you get to...
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