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    All of the above (original list) plus optical...

    All of the above (original list) plus optical comparator, toolroom microscope, hardness tester, digital mics that measure to 50 millionths, and USB microscope with computer screen to make the CNC...
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    Both the Feeler and Sharp copies are very high...

    Both the Feeler and Sharp copies are very high quality machines. I had a Feeler one for a few years, used Hardinge and Sharp ones in the toolroom at places I worked as a tool & die maker.
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    The 5C collets only have a grip range of +0,...

    The 5C collets only have a grip range of +0, -.002. Any more than that and you are only holding by the very front edge of the collet. The ER (Extended Grip Range) collets have a grip range of around...
  4. To make it a multiple use table, make a plywood...

    To make it a multiple use table, make a plywood cover with 1 x 2 sides all around to keep it in place. Some people like to put 1/4" felt under the plywood between the wood and granite. It's a good...
  5. My first vote would be Vertex, made in Taiwan...

    My first vote would be Vertex, made in Taiwan (ROC). I have an 8 inch one, and it's very good quality. Second would be Phase II. They seem to be the best of the cheap Chinese tools, from my...
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    But,but, but- it's a KURT!!! I have 3 of those...

    But,but, but- it's a KURT!!! I have 3 of those that are close to 20 years old and they look lightly used and work like new. No excuse for that kind of carnage.
  7. They probably didn't change it. Maybe just put in...

    They probably didn't change it. Maybe just put in new oil (or not).
  8. I have a 4 stroke Stihl weed whacker that uses...

    I have a 4 stroke Stihl weed whacker that uses premix like a 2 stroke. There is no crankcase with oil like on a regular 4 stroke, so they lube it with the fuel mix. I put Stabil in all my small...
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    Looks like quality work. Thanks for sharing.

    Looks like quality work. Thanks for sharing.
  10. I don't think the plasma cutter will hurt the...

    I don't think the plasma cutter will hurt the lathe in that scenario as long as he cleans the ways really well before moving the carriage.
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    Try it a little above center like NCF said. If a...

    Try it a little above center like NCF said. If a boring bar is on center, when it flexes down, it digs in and chatters worse. If it's above center (maybe .03 on a big hole), when it flexes down, it...
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    The rotary table can be used as a dividing head....

    The rotary table can be used as a dividing head. It depends on what project you need one for. A spindex would be an inexpensive way to get an indexer, if that would fit your needs. One with a...
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    Might have just been the random bad cutter, hard...

    Might have just been the random bad cutter, hard to say for sure.
  14. It would seem a simple thing to run an M8 x 1.25...

    It would seem a simple thing to run an M8 x 1.25 tap through the hole, or a 5/16-18. Then any standard bolt will fit.
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    I just bought a riding mower/ATV lift from HF for...

    I just bought a riding mower/ATV lift from HF for $99. It is well designed and well made. I have used it a bunch for refurbing a mower we were gifted that needed a lot of work. The lift works great. ...
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    OK, thanks Brian. I don't have time to do model...

    OK, thanks Brian. I don't have time to do model engines myself, although I find them interesting. So I take the shortcut and follow your builds to see what works, and all the different designs....
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    The bevel gears and face cam seem to work very...

    The bevel gears and face cam seem to work very well. That's a cool setup that I don't recall seeing anywhere else.
  18. Yep- Definitely Suckworthy! I suspect you will be...

    Yep- Definitely Suckworthy! I suspect you will be forced to enjoy using that one for many years. Get a DRO (at least) on it. It will be worth every penny. With a DRO and X power feed, you will be...
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    I have helped some of my friends get machines and...

    I have helped some of my friends get machines and tooling, too. It's kind of fun spending other people's money! I get to shop a lot more than if I were only buying for me.
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    No need for desperation, the shank will show up...

    No need for desperation, the shank will show up in due course...
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    This is known in office lingo as "Resting Bitchy...

    This is known in office lingo as "Resting Bitchy Face". When you are just in normal mode, that's what you look like. Machinists look like that at work because of all the BS they have to put up with...
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    I have extra plates. I will be happy to send you...

    I have extra plates. I will be happy to send you one for the cost of shipping.
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    Nice job. I knew you could do it!

    Nice job. I knew you could do it!
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    Take the table off a surface grinder to move it,...

    Take the table off a surface grinder to move it, especially one with ball or roller ways. The bouncing in the truck or trailer during transit can damage the ways.
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    The notches are chip breakers. They keep the...

    The notches are chip breakers. They keep the chips in little pieces instead of one long string. Cutting little chips takes less HP than one big wide chip.
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