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  1. The forces exerted there are insane. A bit hard...

    The forces exerted there are insane. A bit hard for me to imagine, it makes it look so easy.
  2. I can't ever tell if you guys are joking or not.

    I can't ever tell if you guys are joking or not.
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    Changed oil on the z3, did a general inspection,...

    Changed oil on the z3, did a general inspection, and fixed a few small issues. My left front strut is leaking, I guess that's on the to-do list.
  4. How about hacking up the motor case a bit and...

    How about hacking up the motor case a bit and adding in a gearbox?

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  5. Tap magic for Aluminum is clear, but it smells...

    Tap magic for Aluminum is clear, but it smells downright nasty in my opinion and doesn't seem to do anything. Regular tap magic sort of works, but it's still sort of thin BS IMO.

    @OP, if you don't...
  6. Chinese ones can handle it for a while so long as...

    Chinese ones can handle it for a while so long as you oversize it. Not recommended.
  7. Flexible shaft?

    Flexible shaft?
  8. Lets not freak out so fast eh? I take it none of...

    Lets not freak out so fast eh? I take it none of you have ever rapped your knuckles on a handle for fine increments? It's not my method, but chocking up on an 8 oz hammer and giving tiny little taps...
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    If I recall correctly that was adjusted. It just...

    If I recall correctly that was adjusted. It just had so much slop that it was tight on the ends and that loose in the middle.
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    I made that post to counter the argument that...

    I made that post to counter the argument that "oil goes bad with age and you need to change it yearly or some nonsense." When you bring up gear boxes, all of a sudden everyone gets a bit defensive...
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    Eh. I started on a 36" table bridgeport that you...

    Eh. I started on a 36" table bridgeport that you could rock an 1/8th inch each way. That's with the gib adjusted. I could still make decent parts. I still use the same mill, just rocking a different...
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    Does everyone in here that swaps their oil at a...

    Does everyone in here that swaps their oil at a year or two regardless of mileage also change their differential and transmission fluid annually as well? How about power steering?



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    I didn't think about the flex from the sub...

    I didn't think about the flex from the sub pocket. You're right. That's sone very accurate work there it sounds like.
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    Looks great! Nice jaws as well. If you did a lot...

    Looks great! Nice jaws as well. If you did a lot of sets of parts of different ODs that all had holes in the middle, couldn't you bore a bunch of different pockets and then face from the inside out...
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    You don't see a lot of classic gear shapers left...

    You don't see a lot of classic gear shapers left in the US! That's awesome. It sounds like your are trying to reproduce hard to find gears for old lathes? I'd wager that you could charge a bunch of...
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    It's adjustable 754. At OP, I don't use my dad's...

    It's adjustable 754. At OP, I don't use my dad's bandsaw much because the blade is always to coarse. I always use a power hacksaw for big square cuts. His is an 8 tooth, 18 is much more useful for...
  17. Old thread, but not really. Power hacksaws...

    Old thread, but not really. Power hacksaws happily cut at their maximum capacity. I only have a 6x6, but I would happily cut a 6 by 6. Start on Monday, oil the slide every hour, done just in time for...
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    That looks real nice Dan. Did you harden the...

    That looks real nice Dan. Did you harden the insert seat? I left my 5/8" HSS toolbit bar at 12" , doesn't hurt to be too long.
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    I would. I'd also statically pressure test with a...

    I would. I'd also statically pressure test with a pressure washer
  20. There are already have 4 stroke trimmers that I...

    There are already have 4 stroke trimmers that I see no reason why you couldn't run on propane. They have 4 stroke chainsaws as well but they still use an oil mix, so that is still problematic.


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    Internally greased? Not much internals to a 4 jaw...

    Internally greased? Not much internals to a 4 jaw independent...

    Maybe I'm in the wrong but I do NOT grease screws on a 4 jaw. A light film of oil grabs plenty of grit alone, but at least air will...
  22. $3.50 instead of $2.50 for gas and I never have...

    $3.50 instead of $2.50 for gas and I never have carb problems. Well worth it.
  23. There is a tiny hole on the wheel end , but...

    There is a tiny hole on the wheel end , but that's the only hole I saw in the spindle. Did you shoot the lube in there, or have to dissemble it? I wish it was more like the big versions with a wick...
  24. Rich that's really good advice. The headstock...

    Rich that's really good advice. The headstock center is an extra long unit, so it can be installed with the chuck still in place which is sweet. The tailstock non-ball bearing center isn't great, but...
  25. I do have some hard headstock centers that runout...

    I do have some hard headstock centers that runout on the lathe. I'd like to re-true them soon for truly accurate work. Right now there isn't much reason to use them, they runout about 0.001", whereas...
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