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  1. cylindrical square is quick and easy. If you are...

    cylindrical square is quick and easy. If you are up for a scraping project, you can get to squareness of .0001 /6" for the cost of the material
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    perhaps that wasn't the intent, my bet is that it...

    perhaps that wasn't the intent, my bet is that it will likely be the result....and I'll give you super high odds it won't accomplish anything. Its a conversation that keeps being had, gets us no...
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    yup. Also a big part of the learning is more...

    yup. Also a big part of the learning is more than just following drawings and tolerances, its learning what matters and what doesn't. This is where home shop and commercial work differ. In a...
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    This. A combo of time, bit of luck, bit of...

    This.

    A combo of time, bit of luck, bit of trading, bit of self taught prowess and a lot of work has given me a nice shop. But you know, while I love having all the kit and building it out has...
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    That's a huge collection of materials and...

    That's a huge collection of materials and consumables. imo on the rest, for sure in the very nice catagory, but not incredible or record breaking. As for money, I've more tools/equipment but I...
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    I scraped one bit of a cast iron machine tool...

    I scraped one bit of a cast iron machine tool from China just as an example, and it was good to work with. Overall though I agree, I'm suspicious of the difference between an environment that worked...
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    that is simply a lack of effort. you've been...

    that is simply a lack of effort. you've been looking for 20 years? how old will you be in 20 when the next comes along? Just go buy it.
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    I can't think of a use for it except...

    I can't think of a use for it except resharpening, and for that you need a t&cg. A good reamer used properly with some oil lasts a long time, so long that with out occasional use in almost 30 years...
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    what exactly is the point of this thread? to...

    what exactly is the point of this thread? to fill a pot of ill will?

    btw professional does not mean to make money, that might better called commercial. Professional is one who practices a...
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    indeed! its not too difficult to lap to a...

    indeed!

    its not too difficult to lap to a micron or two to a consistent diameter, although it would a new challenge to do so to a particular diameter to any incredible tolerance. Straightness...
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    thanks

    thanks
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    thanks for the encouraging words :) Do you...

    thanks for the encouraging words :)

    Do you know what AC's yours uses? Making a a new spindle shaft and housing would be one approach, but its tough to squeeze bearings in there with the 40mm OD...
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    gloats are good, and for the reasons you noted...

    gloats are good, and for the reasons you noted I'm less bothered by the disguised selling than promoting a third party's ad. I think most of us would like a forum to sell stuff on, but for the very...
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    yeah they do, as nice as the mills are, its worst...

    yeah they do, as nice as the mills are, its worst spindle bearing design ever, I mean it sets the standard for poor design Don't believe me....wait you need to do the bearings in one. :(

    Matt,...
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    If we are not suppose to promote our own stuff...

    If we are not suppose to promote our own stuff for sale here, why is it ok to promote others?
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    I agree, I didn't notice it wasn't running. When...

    I agree, I didn't notice it wasn't running. When its a blind spin of the wheel, the safe approach is plan on worst case pricing which is tooling resale + scrap value less hassle/cost of pick up and...
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    that's a very hefty looking grinder. Like any...

    that's a very hefty looking grinder. Like any machine tool, value depends on condition, but if in great shape, I don't think you can go too far wrong.....if you can handle it (move, power...
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    boring is a basic thing to make an accurate hole...

    boring is a basic thing to make an accurate hole of whatever size you want, sure, but its a 1" bore 7" long? How are you going to do that? Not with boring. If that really is the requirement,...
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    It is a helix. The bevel gears are a more...

    It is a helix. The bevel gears are a more complicated bit of geometry, I think of of the twisted look as its like a helix over a changing diameter. Think of a thread form which is helix. gears...
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    the answer to that is quite obvious, its the only...

    the answer to that is quite obvious, its the only way to ensure it won't be desperately needed
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    those Holbrooks are nice. I've the little B8...

    those Holbrooks are nice. I've the little B8 I've been reconditioning, such a beautifully made machine.
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    I hear you.....my hobby has become building a...

    I hear you.....my hobby has become building a shop. I don't like it much anymore, I want to make creative things and model engines, but I also really like making them using the best tools...which...
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    that makes some sense - the two different pulley...

    that makes some sense - the two different pulley sizes is itself a mechanical speed control in that you are not covering the whole range electronically.
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    that depends.....facts are facts, how much they...

    that depends.....facts are facts, how much they matter is an individual thing. Nevertheless, if you expect close to same the performance from an electronic speed control vs mechanical, you better...
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    so many seemed to love electronic speed control...

    so many seemed to love electronic speed control for longest time I thought I was the one not getting it lol. Constant torque is great for say a conveyor, torque requirements don't change, all you...
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