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    I would not tear it down. Way easier to wipe all...

    I would not tear it down. Way easier to wipe all the sliding surfaces with oil, squirt onto screws etc and cycle it a bit. Keep wiping, squirting and cycling till it comes clean.
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    We await developments.

    We await developments.
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    I agree. Looks like it would round off most nuts...

    I agree. Looks like it would round off most nuts it was used with.
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    For me, I would flip some of this discussion on...

    For me, I would flip some of this discussion on its head. That is, if I am going to need to use a DTI to set something up I will often use the coax indicator first to get it close.

    Coax indicators...
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    The co-axial indicator is beaut for roughly...

    The co-axial indicator is beaut for roughly setting up to find the centre, but as others state here there is need to use a dial indicator to get closer.

    I have it that the co-axial indicator is...
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    Looks like it also comes with some tooling. I am...

    Looks like it also comes with some tooling. I am in the "do the deal camp".
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    We are pretty much of the same opinion re the...

    We are pretty much of the same opinion re the contact with shaft ... would be tricky to maintain clearance. That said, we need to get positive flow to the bearing at rear and push the flow forwards...
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    We suspect that this is the case. That said, what...

    We suspect that this is the case. That said, what for?
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    Thanks to all for the feedback and engagement on...

    Thanks to all for the feedback and engagement on your visits to NZ. It is a magic place.

    Some more information after discussion with the owner.

    He beached his yacht not that long ago and...
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    The yacht is by Denis Ganley Yacht Designs Ltd....

    The yacht is by Denis Ganley Yacht Designs Ltd. My understanding it was one of the last ones he designed.

    http://www.ganleyyachts.co.nz/steel_boats.html

    In asking for your input the owner is...
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    Marine stern bearing design and material

    Gents; meet Mollie. She is 65 feet of glorious comfort. Steel construction 27 tonne; 5mm plate with 20mm bottom sheet.

    The picture was taken by self at Pihia New Zealand. Over the previous couple...
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    As others are saying. Use the Alt + Tab keys to...

    As others are saying. Use the Alt + Tab keys to change between programs.

    The universal joint tutorial is a beauty. It covers the basics thru to quite a complex assembly; and the result does work....
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    Back in the day I started with a model that...

    Back in the day I started with a model that followed this linked pdf.

    Are you able to provide a link to the powerpoint?
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    The Shore A Durometer has arrived. Essentially...

    The Shore A Durometer has arrived.

    Essentially they are a "shaped pin" that is below a spring. You push the pin into the material till the flat surface of the meter touches the material. So it is...
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    Brian; Your skills continue to grow and you...

    Brian; Your skills continue to grow and you certainly get thru the projects fast.

    I have a question. Did you do a lap of the connecting rod big end at the step described in post #142?
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    Thanks wierdscience. It looks like the Shore A...

    Thanks wierdscience.

    It looks like the Shore A scale of hardness is will assist the material selection process.

    If the roller in the video was "Shore A 90" then perhaps 80 or 85 is the place to...
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    I determined I needed to get the pressure down to...

    I determined I needed to get the pressure down to 1ton or less. In the image below the plastic platen is removed and some conveyor belting is used.

    It is clear that the driven roller can press...
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    Sheetmetal roller with soft platen

    This project was inspired by a YouTube link in another HFM thread. If you missed it the first time click here for the link.

    In the video is a sheet metal roller that uses a plastic platern below...
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    The risk will soon pass ... driver less cars will...

    The risk will soon pass ... driver less cars will rule.
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    Suggestion; make the screws go thru to (into) a...

    Suggestion; make the screws go thru to (into) a backing made of steel. The steel (or aluminium) backing could be a little larger than the aluminium block with the axel in order to spread the load and...
  21. For those of us who have made the transtion, the...

    For those of us who have made the transtion, the "QC" (QuickChange) portion is a LOT more than the two letters.

    For me I have certainly found QC is a lot more than a little convenience.

    I did...
  22. I sat my tool holders on their side in the mill...

    I sat my tool holders on their side in the mill and ran a carbide cutter thru them to make the tool holder slots wider. Use carbide cause they are dang hard!
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    The collets at this link...

    The collets at this link work well for reducing both runout and stick out.
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    My post was very much tongue-in-cheek in response...

    My post was very much tongue-in-cheek in response to the "nothing left to do" portion of your post.
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    Now that is a good idea.

    Now that is a good idea.
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