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    Final update to this one, finally got around to...

    Final update to this one, finally got around to ordering some grub screws so i could actually use the first test holder. Figures id order the fancy brass-tipped ones, but accidentally order 3/8" long...
  2. Im with QSIMDO on this one, a drag engraver...

    Im with QSIMDO on this one, a drag engraver sounds like just the ticket. Doubt that youd even have to buy one, could likely make one with crap around the shop for what youre trying to do. Old, broken...
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    Chuck might be properly cleaned and greased at...

    Chuck might be properly cleaned and greased at the factory, then again it might not have. No matter the brand, do you wanna risk being in whatever the percentage is of chucks that leave the factory...
  4. Sounds like you got it all right to me, thats...

    Sounds like you got it all right to me, thats pretty standard operation to cut a thread. Relief for the tool to stop in, cutting said relief with a parting tool, using the external thread as a gauge...
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    I did think about trying a smaller er chuck, but...

    I did think about trying a smaller er chuck, but honestly the price on most of those is too high for a "maybe" for my situation right now. Maybe in the future, if it ends up being needed. I had the...
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    Quick update, for anybody interested. Of those...

    Quick update, for anybody interested. Of those 3mt-jt3 arbors that were posted, the seller had 6 and i bought 6, they showed up yesterday and i got one made into something useful! They were hardened,...
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    Id just as soon go with silkscreening before i...

    Id just as soon go with silkscreening before i went for a machine. For simple patterns youd be more than set, multiple colors id wager you could do with multiple screens, one color at a time.
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    My guess is they either waterjet/laser cut it, or...

    My guess is they either waterjet/laser cut it, or more likely stamped it and made that cutout as part of the stamping process, with the second being a lot more likely.

    Duplicating something...
  9. Ive used a metal cutting blade (lennox i believe)...

    Ive used a metal cutting blade (lennox i believe) on a miter saw to cut steel pretty well, but i wouldnt want to try it on a radial arm saw. My concerns are the same as everybody else, lack of...
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    My concern over the holding power wasnt so much...

    My concern over the holding power wasnt so much over the taper pulling out as it was the taper spinning. Im figuring that its a minimal risk and not worth worrying about, but at the same time the...
  11. Nope, those blades are held by hand. They're...

    Nope, those blades are held by hand. They're meant to have a bit of flex to them, helps conform to the wood. May want to check this out for a better explanation of use:...
  12. I know that companies like 3m make micron film...

    I know that companies like 3m make micron film belts, but theyre a lot harder to find it seems. TruGrit is my preferred abrasive supplier, and they dont carry them in the super-fine grits, theyre...
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    A cubic centimeter of water weighs one gram,...

    A cubic centimeter of water weighs one gram, seems a pretty fair comparison to me!
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    I dont know how you found these, but i very, very...

    I dont know how you found these, but i very, very much appreciate you taking the time to share the link. I got frustrated after a few pages trying to find mt3 stuff and only every finding tanged...
  15. https://trugrit.com/product/2-x-72-9-micron-372l-a...

    https://trugrit.com/product/2-x-72-9-micron-372l-aluminum-oxide-film-back/

    Bout 9 micron, from my preferred supplier. Should correspond to somewhere between 1200-1500 grit. You can also get...
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    Thats... thats exactly what ive been talking...

    Thats... thats exactly what ive been talking about doing in this thread
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    Those are actually about what I'm using now,...

    Those are actually about what I'm using now, they're what led me down this train of thought. I'd like something I can leave tools in for quicker tool switching, as well as keeping tool offsets in the...
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    Decimeter

    Decimeter
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    Nope, just worried that if I fill my head with...

    Nope, just worried that if I fill my head with fluff that I don't use in daily life, I'll turn into an obnoxious jerk who entertains myself by insulting strangers on the internet
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    Much as I hate the imperial system, Fahrenheit...

    Much as I hate the imperial system, Fahrenheit actually makes a bit of sense. It more accurately encompasses the range of temperatures that humans live in, inside that 0-100f range, and rounds...
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    I had a similar issue with the pin on my Shars...

    I had a similar issue with the pin on my Shars vise, although on those the pin doesnt have the rectangular bit. Picture a dowel, cross drilled and threaded for the screw, with a stepped diameter on...
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    Looks almost like a heating element to me, in the...

    Looks almost like a heating element to me, in the just-wound state theyre usually shipped in. Got a multimeter hanging about? Can at least knock off an option
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    Rather have a spiral flute tap personally. Not...

    Rather have a spiral flute tap personally. Not that the spiral points dont do an excellent job at pushing the chips out of the hole, but i prefer pulling them out, means i can use the same tap on...
  24. If the material works pretty similar to a stone,...

    If the material works pretty similar to a stone, might be worth looking into stone polishing equipment. Ive got no idea what theyre called, but i know that lapidary belt sanders exist that move at a...
  25. The standard recommendation for computer backups...

    The standard recommendation for computer backups is at least one local, i.e another hard drive in your house, and one off-site. Reason for this is if all your backups are in your house and your house...
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