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    Haaa, someone likes their espresso. I have an old...

    Haaa, someone likes their espresso. I have an old (30 years) gaggia espresso machine and burr grinder. JR
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    I am a tool hound. I love weird tools. This...

    I am a tool hound. I love weird tools.

    This one was weird to me. Its almost like a joke piece. No way this thing could hold any dimension.

    Three foot tall Starrett square.

    Yes. love you...
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    Ya dropped a zero :) I never use the marks. I...

    Ya dropped a zero :) I never use the marks. I just set it and forget it with calipers.
    Oh, it makes a bad arsed fly cutter also. JR
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    No, oddly enough they dont mirror each other. Oh,...

    No, oddly enough they dont mirror each other. Oh, and the manual says one full turn of the screw changes the diameter by .0625" FYI JR
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    The manual calls it a "lead screw" adjuster. Turn...

    The manual calls it a "lead screw" adjuster. Turn it to set hole size. JR

    http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=5882&d=1566347351
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    Out and about right now. When I get home Ill take...

    Out and about right now. When I get home Ill take a pic and post. JR
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    Everything I have ever read about those two...

    Everything I have ever read about those two lathes mirrors what folks here are saying. High quality lathes. And not very cheep. Id love to own any of the three. JR
  8. Id love to have a Troyke. Very nice. JR I have...

    Id love to have a Troyke. Very nice. JR

    I have always had a weird collection sense. Two 8" and a 6" old school Yuasa. I need to check into a mental facility.
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    I like over square bores :) JR

    I like over square bores :) JR
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    That right there is a real issue. Bet you have...

    That right there is a real issue. Bet you have been in the boat before :) JR
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    Yeah, I dont know. It seems like it should be ok....

    Yeah, I dont know. It seems like it should be ok. I dont use R-8 on anything now.

    That big one I showed you should not be on an R-8 spindle. It is a big bar and those cutters are about 3/16"...
  12. The only Ti I got to play with was this rod...

    The only Ti I got to play with was this rod below. Oops. I forgot to add. Pick the metal.

    I think, it has been 30 years there is brass, copper, titanium, a SS of unknown value and some aluminum....
  13. The International Space Station has many meters...

    The International Space Station has many meters of hydraulic line. The SR-71 used a lot of Ti tubing. JR
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    Come on now. It is an Machining forum. Not the...

    Come on now. It is an Machining forum. Not the lightning bolts of electricity Forum..
    Some of us don't get the electrical side. I m square with that.JR
  15. Stainless? There are really nice SS alloys. JR

    Stainless? There are really nice SS alloys. JR
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    Dang. I wanted to post a bunch of stuff cause I...

    Dang. I wanted to post a bunch of stuff cause I have used trepanning tools to make 1-2" plates of various diameters. That fat boy, small Cat-40 I showed uses carbide bits.

    They are a common size...
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    To be honest I dont get bored. Never have. I am...

    To be honest I dont get bored. Never have. I am whats called Lazy. JR
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    dupe post
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    Are you looking to buy a new one? Bring some...

    Are you looking to buy a new one? Bring some money bags, they are expensive. I buy them used. I have four diff sizes and they are usually in good condition used.

    If you need repair parts then the...
  20. Yup. Think about our largest flying ship. Ill it...

    Yup. Think about our largest flying ship. Ill it has plenty of Ti on her.

    It is necessary when it is. The ISS would not be there without the metal. Bi-cyclists? Lose 10oz. and save a buck :)...
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    I am only gonna trow a shot at it so... 3/4" or...

    I am only gonna trow a shot at it so... 3/4" or 3/8"? That is a massive chunk of carbide. In two flute. Prolly 3/8 assuming

    The two flute deal. Thats an aluminum bit. You really dont need to go...
  22. Titanium. What is the fascination with it? Watching Battlebots.

    I have never worked with it. I understand it has a perfect fit for some applications.

    Seems like folks are using it willy-nilly. Thats shameful. It is not a super metal. It has qualities that...
  23. That is very generous. Proud to see the folks...

    That is very generous. Proud to see the folks here step up and come together.

    I have a feeling this rock will be living in Texas at some point.

    A simple but protective "frame" made of 2x4"s...
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    So the carrier is transmitted to the motor? Seems...

    So the carrier is transmitted to the motor? Seems like some filtering might help no? Seems the carrier should be of low power so as to not tear the motor apart. JR
  25. Thats true and funny. Any horizontal surface in...

    Thats true and funny. Any horizontal surface in my shop gets piled on. JR
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