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    Dang hoarder!

    Dang hoarder!
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    I just discovered I have a multitool! It was...

    I just discovered I have a multitool! It was sitting on a shelve and I found it while I was looking for something else. It's an ESP brand as shown here. It must be cheap sh!t since it's got my old...
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    It looks like it's made from flat strip off a...

    It looks like it's made from flat strip off a roll either by running it through length ways through rollers and cut to length as needed or as cameron said, short pieces of flat stock in a press. I...
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    Years ago I bought one that looks identical to...

    Years ago I bought one that looks identical to the one in the ad. So far I've never needed to use the indexing plates for any of what I've done since the degree wheel on it allows for positive...
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    Today (technically yesterday but I haven't been...

    Today (technically yesterday but I haven't been to sleep yet) I went to buy a US quart of Rust Check and some fuel treatment from my friend who runs the dealership for both of them and he gifted me...
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    I have two mill vises, a 4" and a 6". I use the...

    I have two mill vises, a 4" and a 6". I use the 4" one the most and switch to the 6" when I need more opening than the 4" has. I don't think I've ever needed the 6" for the width of the jaws. (BP...
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    That's what I did with a 6" 4 jaw scroll chuck I...

    That's what I did with a 6" 4 jaw scroll chuck I have. I made an adapter to fit the #3MT in my 8" RT with a round section to fit the through hole in the back of the chuck. I have to take the...
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    Today I finally got around to fixing a couple of...

    Today I finally got around to fixing a couple of the broken teeth on the back gear of one of my 9" SB lathes. I've tried to grind a tool bit to single point cut them but that was a dismal failure...
  9. Thread: Swivel eye?

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    The rigid attachment is a lever arm that...

    The rigid attachment is a lever arm that prevents it from rolling. It changes nothing about where the center of gravity actually is.
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    The center of gravity is a fixed point. You can...

    The center of gravity is a fixed point. You can only change it by adding mass and the mass of the metal you talking about adding is insignificant because of it's quantity and it's position.
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    From a gentleman named "promacjoe" over at...

    From a gentleman named "promacjoe" over at PM..."According to the 1952 South Bend catalog, The crated weight of the standard South Bend 13", 6' bed is 1560 pounds. the toolroom model would be 1715...
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    See my post here. ...

    See my post here.

    http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/threads/78314-Lathe-unloading?p=1222694#post1222694
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    One of the best ways I've seen to lift a lathe is...

    One of the best ways I've seen to lift a lathe is like this...

    http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/download/file.php?id=12286&t=1&sid=933f3ce85813e63e807c50c81d58d0f2
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  14. While we are on the topic of washers, has anyone...

    While we are on the topic of washers, has anyone ever cut a small recess on the tips their lathe jaws to hold washers? I have one chuck with serrations across the jaws every 1/4" or so and I...
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    Years ago I did the same for a friend's old...

    Years ago I did the same for a friend's old International truck with the dual clutch and brake master cylinder. I cheated and stripped down a couple of old shock absorbers and found one where the...
  16. That's where a metric tape measure shines. If you...

    That's where a metric tape measure shines. If you have one marked with both imperial and metric it's also a converter from one to the other.
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    Today I made an arbour for my new set of MADE IN...

    Today I made an arbour for my new set of MADE IN CHINA gear cutters. I wimped out and made it with a 3/4" straight shaft so I can slip it into a 3/4" R-8 collet rather than futz around making it...
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    You had this dentist?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOtMizMQ6oM
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    Yesterday I went looking for my B&S #7 taper for...

    Yesterday I went looking for my B&S #7 taper for my dividing head and couldn't find it anywhere and I KNEW I had put it away in a safe place so I wouldn't lose it. ARRRGH!

    Today I woke up at 6AM...
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    A few years back I bought one (”bolt cutter...

    A few years back I bought one (”bolt cutter style” crimper) for a Christmas present for a friend of mine since he makes up a lot of battery cables at home. It's dieless but adjustable for a range of...
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    I have my grinder on a brake drum and to counter...

    I have my grinder on a brake drum and to counter the uneven floor in my shop I cut three short lengths of rubber tubing, slit them and slipped them over the drum lip at equal spacings. Not only did...
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    I made 1.2 Imperial gallons of delicious beef...

    I made 1.2 Imperial gallons of delicious beef stew. :)
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    What a coincidence! Just a short while back I ...

    What a coincidence! Just a short while back I made the exact same screw for a friend to replace one in a vise he had that wasn't original and was pooched. I cheated and modified a grade 8 bolt. :D...
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    I had to change the blade out on my 19" Lawnboy...

    I had to change the blade out on my 19" Lawnboy because it was plugging up all the time in high dense grass in my back yard that it used to sail through. I've kept the blade sharp and one day when I...
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    Very ingenious!

    Very ingenious!
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