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  1. I've grown fond of my wire tap and wish my car...

    I've grown fond of my wire tap and wish my car had it.
    Another interesting tidbit, or perhaps scary to some of you, Alexa uses AI. My four year old son used to have a hard time telling Alexa what to...
  2. Alexa, what time is it? Alexa, what is the...

    Alexa, what time is it?
    Alexa, what is the temperature outside?
    Alexa, turn off the outside lights
    Alexa, turn on the garage fan
    Alexa, play "King Nothing"
    Alexa, when does Home Depot close?
    ...
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    I find it hard to believe that under expected...

    I find it hard to believe that under expected operating conditions, the final drive would grenade like that, unless no maintenance was ever done, or some one put rocks in the final drive.
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    There's a bunch of criteria for this subject, but...

    There's a bunch of criteria for this subject, but minimally, a pro level machine can remove metal without chatter utilizing industry standard speeds and feeds or better.
    Additionally, can utilize...
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    I think I see the problem...

    From a Facebook machinist group...
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    How close do you live to Skaneateles, NY? I'll...

    How close do you live to Skaneateles, NY? I'll give you a South Bend 9c, only to you.
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    Yeh, it wasn't a jab. If I was looking to buy a...

    Yeh, it wasn't a jab. If I was looking to buy a new small lathe, and looked at all the work you put into it, I would be scared off from buying a mini-lathe. That was the point of it. I think you do...
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    You know, it is funny, I would think threads like...

    You know, it is funny, I would think threads like this would drive people away from buying a mini lathe.
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    That's exactly what I have

    That's exactly what I have
  10. Still trying to figure out why you would use a...

    Still trying to figure out why you would use a vise on a lathe...
  11. Do you mean a scroll chuck?

    Do you mean a scroll chuck?
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    Installing shelving that goes up to the top of...

    Installing shelving that goes up to the top of the ceiling in my workshop, requires the use of a ladder to reach the top shelves. My worksop is a two car garage, and space is a premium. I could use a...
  13. Thread: museums

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    Henry Ford museum is awesome, need two days for...

    Henry Ford museum is awesome, need two days for it. The Airforce museum in Dayton is awesome. The Smithsonian located next to Dulles Airport is awesome. Museum of Flight is decent. Steam Town in...
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    Good...

    Good luck!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190112/4c232d7da55bc662d95e216b35b85678.jpg
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    It's NOT a C4. Different manufacturer. I own the...

    It's NOT a C4. Different manufacturer. I own the Lathemaster 8x14(same lathe) that I am going to convert to CNC.
    It's a serious step up in terms of rigidity, fit and finish, but has fewer bells...
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    When I said 8xXX, was referring to the Horror...

    When I said 8xXX, was referring to the Horror Fright 8x12(Lathe Master 8x14), not another Sieg product. Catch it when it is on sale, plus another 20-25% off coupon.
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    Million dollar question. After putting all of...

    Million dollar question. After putting all of this work into the lathe, would you do it all over again? Or buy a slightly larger lathe that was ready to go, like the 8xXX series?
  18. Thread: DRO for a lathe

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    Yes, 1um on the cross slide!

    Yes, 1um on the cross slide!
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    Noooo! When I am home, I want nothing to do with...

    Noooo! When I am home, I want nothing to do with airplanes, except for R/C ones.



    When I layover in Halle, Germany, there is a train store I like to look inside. Bought a Z starter set from...
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    Self reflection on our hobbies

    I love trains, model trains, etc... But!!! With model trains, you eventually end up with a layout that becomes static, takes up a huge amount of space, and zero replayability... What's really the...
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    Hanging shelves, glorious shelving!! Shelves...

    Hanging shelves, glorious shelving!! Shelves Shelves Shelves Shelves!
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    With exception of cashing out two weeks of...

    With exception of cashing out two weeks of vacation pay to buy a CNC mill and make updates to my workshop, I only keep $250 a paycheck for my toys, plus I split any over time with my wife for toys....
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    Hope the buyer wasn't mugged, beaten.

    Hope the buyer wasn't mugged, beaten.
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    I do fault him for blasting music on his Youtube...

    I do fault him for blasting music on his Youtube videos. I want to hear the machine, not his taste in music.
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    Well... That's thinking outside the box,...

    Well... That's thinking outside the box, literally.
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