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  1. Most of the chassis fabricators that I've...

    Most of the chassis fabricators that I've encountered are pretty clueless; especially the younger ones that are
    "internet savvy". They find a hero to emulate and as long as the "hero" says it's the...
  2. I don't know about Encore but the price I...

    I don't know about Encore but the price I mentioned above from Vanguard was for a single 12" piece.
    Their price per pound for smaller pieces is going to be higher but they'll sell any size. Here's...
  3. I checked with Vanguard Steel in Vancouver this...

    I checked with Vanguard Steel in Vancouver this morning. They sell a "Durabar" equivalent.

    Smallest diameter they have is just under 2-1/4" and the shortest piece they'll sell is a foot
    which...
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    I'm afraid I don't see much of a problem either. ...

    I'm afraid I don't see much of a problem either. You had one brand and bought another, expecting, or assuming,
    that they'd be the same. They weren't, and now you're complaining.

    I suspect that...
  5. Not saying this is definitive but some materials...

    Not saying this is definitive but some materials simply cannot be welded. The alloying elements produce a
    material that just won't puddle and fuse properly...
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    Technically it's just a Sunnen hone. What you...

    Technically it's just a Sunnen hone. What you hone with it depends on the setup and the mandrel
    you use. With a long mandrel you can do kingpin bushings, with a shorter one plus the appropriate...
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    Just out of curiousity, what alloy are you using?...

    Just out of curiousity, what alloy are you using? And what's the temper? There are many different aluminum alloys
    and choosing the right one can make a big difference in how a project turns out.
    ...
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    While that video does exhibit a high level of...

    While that video does exhibit a high level of talent on the part of the guy wielding the saw I think a true
    "professional" would never attempt a job like that. Bein' a B.C. boy myself I've seen my...
  9. I would ditch the welding. We're in the process...

    I would ditch the welding. We're in the process of making a 60" x 120" CNC router table for a customer and
    the whole thing is designed so there is no welding anywhere. All of the connection points...
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    I feel pretty much the same way. I went the...

    I feel pretty much the same way. I went the ink-jet route for a while but dealing with ink cartridges was just
    too much hassle. I now have a Brother MFC 7220 black only laser printer which has to...
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    No... I'm not disagreeing with you. I'm...

    No...



    I'm not disagreeing with you. I'm not sure where you got the notion that you want a small hammer
    and punch. In my view, and I've done this many, many times, you want a big hammer and...
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    You've got it backwards. Any big hammer will do...

    You've got it backwards. Any big hammer will do but you should use a brass drift pin to prevent damaging
    the end of the motor shaft...
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    I've never seen one in a donut shape but that...

    I've never seen one in a donut shape but that could be very useful configuration for removing a
    pulley where clearance was a major part of the problem. I'll bet you could get more than a couple...
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    That pulley couldn't have been that tight. I've...

    That pulley couldn't have been that tight. I've seen those little bladder units and there's no way they
    could possibly exert the kind of pressure you need to remove a pulley that's really seized in...
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    Yes, if you specify 1018 cold-rolled then you're...

    Yes, if you specify 1018 cold-rolled then you're correct. It's just that, to a lot of people, 1018 has become synonymous
    with cold-rolled which can lead to confusion. If you want 1018 cold-rolled...
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    Are you confusing 1018 with cold-rolled material?...

    Are you confusing 1018 with cold-rolled material? As an alloy 1018 should not have changed over the
    years. Cold-rolled material, on the other hand, is a mechanical finish applied to a hot-rolled...
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    One can speculate but it's impossible to...

    One can speculate but it's impossible to determine the alloy content of a piece of metal by
    appearance alone. The only way to be certain is to do a chemical or spectrographic analysis.



    Hot...
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    Pilot drill--not too large, drill 1/64 undersize...

    Pilot drill--not too large, drill 1/64 undersize and ream. If you need anything better than that you need to
    use a boring tool...
  19. Having removed many, many bearings over the years...

    Having removed many, many bearings over the years I can tell you that just heating a bearing won't do the
    job. Any time you deposit a bead of weld it will tend to shrink the parent metal to some...
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    Knowing ALL the dimensions would help. Length,...

    Knowing ALL the dimensions would help. Length, major dia., minor diam. and the inside taper if you know what
    it is. I suspect it's an adapter for a lathe spindle. A lot of those have a morse...
  21. You might want to try Anchorlube. It works...

    You might want to try Anchorlube. It works pretty good for a lot of things...
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    Steel wool will remove some of the staining and...

    Steel wool will remove some of the staining and polish up the ways. If the discolouration is "just" a stain
    I wouldn't worry about it; it won't have any effect on accuracy...
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    Exactly! Far faster than messing around with a...

    Exactly! Far faster than messing around with a bunch of small cuts. Using a 1/2" endmill to finish a slot
    that is .516" is fine; if you were shooting for a 1/2" slot just drop down to a 7/16"...
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    The fact of the matter is--and I pointed this out...

    The fact of the matter is--and I pointed this out in my previous post--that, in the world of working machinists,
    "perfect" is seldom, if ever, needed. For 99.99% of the time a coax indicator is all...
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    Yup. OP is way overthinking this. I've used a...

    Yup. OP is way overthinking this. I've used a coax indicator for years and the only thing that matters is that
    you tweak the dials till you have the lowest movement--I've never run into a project...
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