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    But it's not just about the time actually used to...

    But it's not just about the time actually used to grind the bit. A commercial shop has to include all the other time needed and related to the full job from collecting the dull drills, getting set...
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    The same reason why a lot of tool room gear has...

    The same reason why a lot of tool room gear has also gone away I suspect. Higher wages and specialty skills needed for those that run a tool room shop. And replaceable carbide inserts for tooling...
  3. And good on him. But he's an exception to the...

    And good on him. But he's an exception to the rule. Same with outfits like Holland and Holland that are still in business making high end bespoke firearms. There's always the top 5% of the buyers...
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    You bin talkin' to our Prime Minister again? I...

    You bin talkin' to our Prime Minister again? I TOLD you that it would lead to nuthin' but problems ! ! ! !
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    Years ago when I got my old Myford ML7 it came...

    Years ago when I got my old Myford ML7 it came with the "captured" hand wheel and regular threaded arbor. So while the handle turned the proper way it also left the screw sticking out in the air. ...
  6. The problem for gunsmiths and others that make...

    The problem for gunsmiths and others that make their living from working on "toys" is that many folks really don't want to spend a lot of money on their hobby items if they can avoid it. Or they...
  7. The only way I can think of is with an end mill...

    The only way I can think of is with an end mill and a wider slot. Now you COULD make the cuts with a little 1/8" end mill but it would be highly bothersome to do in material which fought off a...
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    OK, I'll let you have that one.... :D Some...

    OK, I'll let you have that one.... :D

    Some years back I was on a Honda CBX motorcycle rally that was held up in the interior of BC at a resort just a bit outside of the local town. The resort was...
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    First off I have to wonder about the idea that...

    First off I have to wonder about the idea that 5hp can be called a "small motor" with a straight face.... :D

    Second I seen my share of machine tool motors that have a fixed terminal plate under...
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    I gotta admit that you got me there. But from...

    I gotta admit that you got me there. But from some looking around it would appear that it was never intended to be known. But there appears to have been some that thought the first two letters were...
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    Reading back through this I'm also reminded of a...

    Reading back through this I'm also reminded of a couple of extras.

    First off is that there used to be a little gizmo you could buy that was a little stand, a magnifying insert and a punch. You'd...
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    In the great movie documentary that appeared a...

    In the great movie documentary that appeared a couple of years back it would appear that the little guys have been around since the dawn of time and gravitate to the greatest evil..... and that they...
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    I've read some books that discuss this as a range...

    I've read some books that discuss this as a range of options. But I have not seen an actual video on the whole range. At least not one that pulls all the options into place.

    First off would be...
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    A clever use of the protractor head that comes...

    A clever use of the protractor head that comes with the nicer sets.

    The only downside as mentioned is the small graduations on those protractor heads. But it would be good to within a half a...
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    If you started out with something like a MT2 to...

    If you started out with something like a MT2 to MT3 "adapter" that has the MT2 arbor and the MT3 socket I think that would give you the clearance hole you need to receive the turned rod? That would...
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    Hey, Paul, the battery you have shows a lot of...

    Hey, Paul, the battery you have shows a lot of signs of abuse of the plastic bag casing. They are not supposed to be swollen like that or dimpled up like your battery looks. And in fact the damage...
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    Power source ? ! ? :D About a year ago I went...

    Power source ? ! ? :D

    About a year ago I went looking on YT for sheet metal forming as pertains to cars and planes. I pleasantly blown away at the well done "how to" videos on this topic. And...
  18. Thread: Removing rust

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    The nice thing about chemically removing the rust...

    The nice thing about chemically removing the rust is that it only removes the rust. The good metal is not touched. This can lead to some noticeable pitting but dimensionally if the pitting is not...
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    Bench vise. The only tool I use more often than...

    Bench vise. The only tool I use more often than my big burly bench vise is my own two hands. A close second would be my trusty 4x6 horizontal and vertical mode bandsaw.
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    I'd love to hear a video of it running. I'll bet...

    I'd love to hear a video of it running. I'll bet it's a lot like a similar engine I saw at a boat show.

    The guy had it in a open launch so the engine was sitting on the bearers and during runs...
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    For me it would be some accessories more than the...

    For me it would be some accessories more than the main machines. So my rotary table. But even then I find I dig it out and use it about once every couple of years when it's just the right tool for...
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    Another reason for jaw runout is the type of wear...

    Another reason for jaw runout is the type of wear called "bell mouthing". That's when we've used it enough on the very tips to wear down the tips of the jaws more than the rear/inner parts. Also...
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    I LIKE THAT ! ! ! ! :D It would be.... er.......

    I LIKE THAT ! ! ! ! :D

    It would be.... er.... I guess we could call it a "bold fashion statement"? :)
  24. That style of bearing is a total oil loss setup...

    That style of bearing is a total oil loss setup anyway. It's just the nature of the beast. Using felts in the setup is one way of metering the oil out over a longer time. It just means that you...
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    I don't have a grinding room but I do have all my...

    I don't have a grinding room but I do have all my grinders and welding table, where there's a lot of grinding going on, over in one corner as far from the machinery as I can get.

    It's a hellishly...
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