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    I use the cigarette paper method all the time for...

    I use the cigarette paper method all the time for "edge finding". Too lazy to change over to an official edge finder which often means changing the collet too. As for the thickness of the paper, the...
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    As the bushings usually compress when pressed in...

    As the bushings usually compress when pressed in don't you have to ream them in place?
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    Even though I am in the U.S. I had a Meccano set...

    Even though I am in the U.S. I had a Meccano set to learn with. They went to work on a farm from age 12 until I went into the navy. Who now gets to learn on a Meccano or Erector set? much less work...
  4. Unless you change back and forth from screw...

    Unless you change back and forth from screw cutting to turning a lot you might not miss the QC that much. I don't. And mostly it only takes 5 min or so to change over when I need too.
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    That's my thought too. Two threaded holes in the...

    That's my thought too. Two threaded holes in the hub, it looks to be thick enough to allow two small threaded holes.
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    Can you use teflon or nylon screws?

    Can you use teflon or nylon screws?
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    Unless it will be in use as a production machine...

    Unless it will be in use as a production machine and build up many hours I wouldn't bother replacing the bearings if they are smooth as they will be getting oil now if you are removing the shields.
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    I don't see why so many are down on shapers. I...

    I don't see why so many are down on shapers. I don't use mine (12" Vernon) too often but I do use it. I have done key ways and a internal PTO spline for a tractor. Try one of those on a mill and...
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    It would be a toss up between belt grinder, drill...

    It would be a toss up between belt grinder, drill press ( of which I have several), or small lathe. On thinking though maybe the belt grinder. Seems like I am always de-burring, shaping, cleaning or...
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    It looks like you found the problem, too fast!...

    It looks like you found the problem, too fast! And if it is cutting good at the start it seems you are grinding the right shape tool. I will only add that after grinding you need to stone out the...
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    While in the tropics you don't need much of a...

    While in the tropics you don't need much of a building to be comfortable in as it never gets cold I hope they put up some rugged ones to replace these. Maybe concrete or block with steel rods from...
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    Have you done a float test to see if there is...

    Have you done a float test to see if there is enough wood for it to float when he drops it over the side?
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    Make sure that the lathe will cut the threads you...

    Make sure that the lathe will cut the threads you need for surveying equipment. Are there fine or special threads that may not be standard or common? You may need to be able to set up a special gear...
  14. I have used a small broken tap or HHS tool bit.

    I have used a small broken tap or HHS tool bit.
  15. If this discussion got started from the broken...

    If this discussion got started from the broken titanium flipping arm a short while ago I wonder if it wasn't a weld that let go and not the fault of the titanium. I saw that happen and it looked like...
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    For the larger gears you could probably use...

    For the larger gears you could probably use aluminum especially if you determine they won't be used that much. Much easier and faster cutting. For smaller ones it might be worth using steel.
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    I am glad all went well with the move. Two points...

    I am glad all went well with the move. Two points though. While the two posts of your crane will handle a lot of compression load the single top 4x4 makes me nervous. The other thing is the table you...
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    Bob, A v belt will run on a flat pulley or...

    Bob, A v belt will run on a flat pulley or bottomed out if the pulley is large enough and the torque is mild enough. You often see this where a small v pulley is driving a somewhat larger pulley, the...
  19. aribert A two stage pump will take a lot of...

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    A two stage pump will take a lot of the load off of the engine. When the pressure reaches a certain point the pump changes size from say 13 gpm to 3 gpm and while it runs the cylinder...
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    V belts in these sizes and lengths come in 1 in....

    V belts in these sizes and lengths come in 1 in. length increments I believe. That would change the center to center distance about 1/2". Does your belt supply not have a selection in 1" increments?...
  21. Your post got me to find my logsplitter folder...

    Your post got me to find my logsplitter folder and look up what I did. I find that 10 years ago when I built it I used a 13.6 gpm two stage pump from Northern. A Haldex model no. 1001508. At first I...
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    There really isn't too much to "get". If it is...

    There really isn't too much to "get". If it is too fast for the work you wish to do slow it down with a change of pulleys.
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    You could reduce the size of the drive pulley on...

    You could reduce the size of the drive pulley on the motor and that would help some but what you need is a lager driven pulley on the countershaft. As othershave said somewhere around 10 inches and...
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    For the bushings I sometimes use a section of...

    For the bushings I sometimes use a section of tubing or EMT. You can slit it or take a section out of it to make it to size. Easier than boring a bushing unless you have something close to start with.
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    Drilling the chuck and using a pin/rod to press...

    Drilling the chuck and using a pin/rod to press it off the arbor is a good method. A variation on this is to thread the hole drilled in the chuck then screw a long cap screw in to press it off....
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