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    For what you are talking about a "really cheap"...

    For what you are talking about a "really cheap" laptop or almost any computer or pad would be OK. These are not tasks that need real computing power. In fact, most of what we do that is shop related...
  2. I think it would be easier to tabulate the...

    I think it would be easier to tabulate the results with the yes/no at the front where they line up.

    Yes - Sliding calipers (vernier, dial, digital)
    Yes - Micrometers
    Yes - Dial gauges
    Yes -...
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    If you have probe style leads, look at them. The...

    If you have probe style leads, look at them. The good ones have a threaded section where the probe tip comes out of the plastic sleeve. It should measure about 0.164" OD. This is a standard 8-32...
  4. Yes, I am totally aware of that and was tempted...

    Yes, I am totally aware of that and was tempted to include it. But, it was long enough already. I can be very verbose and sometimes I just have to stop.

    In truth is is still loosely based on the...
  5. This is correct with one caveat. Many shielded...

    This is correct with one caveat. Many shielded cables are grounded at both ends and they work just fine.

    Over 45+ years in TV engineering I have worked with many signal cables and have seen all...
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    Bingo!

    Bingo!
  7. There is one word that was missing from this...

    There is one word that was missing from this thread:

    KROIL

    Doesn't anyone oil things anymore?
  8. OMG! Hilarious? I am already laughing. ...

    OMG!

    Hilarious? I am already laughing.

    But seriously, I could give it a good home. I would have to revise my plans for a table. Perhaps pull some tricks to get it to fit in a reasonable...
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    Thanks for the offer, but from south Texas that...

    Thanks for the offer, but from south Texas that would be a three day trip, at least for me. It would cost me ten times what the freight would be. And I would never get it past the War Department.
    ...
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    But there is a nasty little fact about the button...

    But there is a nasty little fact about the button method that is rarely discussed with the descriptions of that system. The actual curve of a gear tooth is an involute (an involute of a circle,...
  11. I have a 10" from Grizzly and it does what I...

    I have a 10" from Grizzly and it does what I wanted, which so far has been mostly bolt/hole circles. I used it to drill 60 indexing holes in my three jaw back plate so I can index in the lathe. The...
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    It is not 11 x 17 copies that I like a large...

    It is not 11 x 17 copies that I like a large format printer for. It is the ability to print a large drawing of schematic on one piece of paper. Yes, I could take a print file to the local Staples or...
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    Great job and great addition to your shop. Thanks...

    Great job and great addition to your shop. Thanks for the write-up. Wish I had room for one that size, but a 12 x 18 is about all I aspire to. I make do with a 9 x 12 for the present.

    I suspect...
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    OK, I agree that it is horrible to do that to a...

    OK, I agree that it is horrible to do that to a top notch tool, but I will offer a serious evaluation. Now, it is obvious that a commercial shop would not want to fool around with this, so don't...
  15. The ACTUAL OD of a bolt is not a good indicator...

    The ACTUAL OD of a bolt is not a good indicator of what the NOMINAL OD of a bolt is. The only real way to get a good grip on it is to measure the pitch diameter with thread wires or a thread...
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    For what it is worth, their philosophy was to...

    For what it is worth, their philosophy was to sell INK from the start of ink jet printers. That's why HP and all of the other ink jet manufacturers have offered fantastic rebates on ink jet printers...
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    I also have an old Epson LQ-1000, 24 pin, ribbon...

    I also have an old Epson LQ-1000, 24 pin, ribbon style printer. It will accept 17" wide paper but only prints on about 13" or 14" of it; really wide margins on the rest. That was a great surprise and...
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    I believe the nozzles are replaceable. You...

    I believe the nozzles are replaceable.

    You should contact Brother.
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    I got real tired buying expensive ink cartridges...

    I got real tired buying expensive ink cartridges for HP printers that did not last very long. I also got tired of replacing all three colored inks in one cartridge. My last HP cost me less than $40...
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    The flexible gas line is not really made for...

    The flexible gas line is not really made for repeated flexing and will probably break after some usage in this manner. The plastic Loc Line used for coolant is a much better choice and it can support...
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    Perhaps my answer wasn't clear. When I use a...

    Perhaps my answer wasn't clear. When I use a threading die, I pay absolutely no attention as to what side the label is on UNLESS it says, "Start on this side." or something similar. If it does not...
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    We are not all blessed with living in the US or...

    We are not all blessed with living in the US or Europe where everything is available. I have seen videos of people making things on a lathe that consisted of a couple of blocks of wood, a couple of...
  23. I have not tried anything even approaching a...

    I have not tried anything even approaching a 0.0005" slicing size/layer thickness, but for just run-of-the-mill, lets 3D print something, almost any computer will be just fine. As I said, even my...
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    RE: That tumbler reverse thing The gears of...

    RE: That tumbler reverse thing

    The gears of the tumbler reverse are in fact idlers and only act as such. They transfer the motion on a tooth-by-tooth basis and have absolutely no effect on the...
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    When I first got my SB-9 I had to disassemble the...

    When I first got my SB-9 I had to disassemble the headstock to install a new belt (serpentine belt with no splice). When I did I discovered that the felt oilers had completely worn down, exposing the...
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