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    Today, 06:37 PM
    Along with the bolts are two tapered dowel pins. Sometimes the dowels have a tapped hole for removal, sometimes not.
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    Today, 11:01 AM
    Thanks, missed that somehow. Guess he is back off to work, at least he will have a LOT of light reading to do now in his down time. Lots...
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    Today, 07:52 AM
    Anyone heard from RB211 since his posted pics stopping for the rain? Been patiently watching for updates.
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    07-12-2019, 09:29 PM
    Sparky_NY replied to a thread synchronous motors?? in General
    Sid, are you familiar with "gearotic motion" software? Its done by Art, the founder of Mach3 cnc software. On their forum are tons of clock...
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    07-12-2019, 09:14 PM
    So when is D day?
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    07-12-2019, 09:01 PM
    Cool, seems you are all set AND the straps, pallet and experience will come in handy for the next auction in a week or two LOL
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    07-12-2019, 12:04 PM
    Sparky_NY replied to a thread How do you move a 10ee? in General
    Not familiar with the 10EE but what about just using a 5hp dc motor drive? They are often single phase input.
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    07-11-2019, 06:20 AM
    Sparky_NY replied to a thread Small mill project (SMP) in General
    I believe you are right. I keep thinking of the Renishaw inspection plus probing and calibration routines. BTW I contacted the one guy that...
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    07-10-2019, 09:37 PM
    Sparky_NY replied to a thread Small mill project (SMP) in General
    Very nice! Your video proves it repeats very well but have you checked it for accuracy? Is 0,0 really the center of the bore? Sweep...
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    07-10-2019, 04:53 PM
    Sparky_NY replied to a thread How do you move a 10ee? in General
    Of course I am kidding around...... before you guys send a Exorcist to his house. (and mine)
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    07-10-2019, 04:51 PM
    Sparky_NY replied to a thread How do you move a 10ee? in General
    Hardly, soon as he gets hit home the handwheels are coming off and stepper motors mounted. He didn't want to strip down his new import lathe. ...
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    07-10-2019, 07:08 AM
    A sight glass was my suggestion earlier, they are commonly available in various sizesand very cheap. Here is a example under $4 ...
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    07-09-2019, 01:33 PM
    What about a sight glass in the crankcase cover? Pretty simple.
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    07-08-2019, 01:54 PM
    Sparky_NY replied to a thread How do you move a 10ee? in General
    I am thinking that he surmises that rental skates will be some cheap flimsy things. Not necessarily so, depends where you rent them. Sunbelt has...
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    07-08-2019, 08:28 AM
    Sparky_NY replied to a thread How do you move a 10ee? in General
    Another thought.... check the auctions terms/conditions and such. A lot of auctions won't allow DIY extractions and only allow approved insured...
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    07-08-2019, 08:20 AM
    Sparky_NY replied to a thread How do you move a 10ee? in General
    The easiest and probably best way is just hire a rigger to pick it up and deliver it. They do it all the time and its childs play for them. The...
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    07-06-2019, 11:31 AM
    Sparky_NY replied to a thread Quick Change Tool Post in General
    Same as I have read in countless reports all over the net. (pretty much always related to use on a cnc lathe)
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    07-06-2019, 09:03 AM
    Sparky_NY replied to a thread Quick Change Tool Post in General
    Yes, its pretty much a non issue with manual lathes BUT very important with CNC lathes. If the tool nose is .001 out of position that affects...
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    07-06-2019, 07:06 AM
    Sparky_NY replied to a thread Quick Change Tool Post in General
    Certainly not doubting you but you are the ONLY one I have came across in years of research on the subject to claim that. In nearly all cases...
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    07-06-2019, 07:01 AM
    Sparky_NY replied to a thread Quick Change Tool Post in General
    Your deduction of a mixed system was incorrect. I have had several aloris and clone systems over the years. I have had several cnc lathes over...
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    07-05-2019, 09:10 PM
    Sparky_NY replied to a thread Quick Change Tool Post in General
    I have seen the poor repeatability of aloris toolposts and their clones myself. I now have a cnc engine lathe with a aloris and the lack of...
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    07-05-2019, 03:19 PM
    Sparky_NY replied to a thread Cad Suggestion in General
    Fusion has a direct link to the McMaster catalog. Any hardware that McMaster sells the 3d cad will insert into your drawing. Pretty much same as...
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    07-05-2019, 06:15 AM
    Sparky_NY replied to a thread Shop Towels or Rags ? in General
    A real environmentalist uses both side of the toilet paper ! Its not being cheap.
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    07-04-2019, 09:10 PM
    Why do you want a handwheel on the chuck side of the spindle? To loosen and tighten the collet I would just put the lathe in backgear which...
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    07-04-2019, 04:56 PM
    Sounds like a good plan. Making up a spacer is a good idea too. Don't know if you are going to use that POS wheel for now but a spacer will...
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    07-04-2019, 02:23 PM
    Wasn't always that way.. About 8-10 years ago I bought the 4ft long base cabinet, it was on sale and I was also able to use a 25% coupon, my...
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    07-04-2019, 01:53 PM
    Glad you have to shorten the tube, stretching it is much harder. "three threads in the loose state" I don't understand this I guess, you...
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    07-03-2019, 10:36 PM
    Sparky_NY replied to a thread Cad Suggestion in General
    Lars is a fantastic teacher. I know several people that learned fusion with his videos and they all rave about his videos. Be sure and look...
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    07-02-2019, 10:45 PM
    Sparky_NY replied to a thread Cad Suggestion in General
    I have been using Fusion for a few years now and learned most of it by watching this guys youtube videos. He is a excellent teacher ! Others I...
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    07-02-2019, 01:50 PM
    Sparky_NY replied to a thread Small mill project (SMP) in General
    That is a common hobby probe, basically a cheap copy of a Renishaw which is the high end industrial version. The same calibration issues exist...
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