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  1. Super thin CA has amazing wicking ability. Apply...

    Super thin CA has amazing wicking ability. Apply it to cracked plastic and I'll guarantee you will find out that one of the cracks is extending under your fingers that you use to clamp the pieces...
  2. Seem to do the trick. I have large 50ml bottles...

    Seem to do the trick. I have large 50ml bottles of CA glue from hobbyking and they are at least 8 years old and still working fine! (Really cheap, 3usd for large 50ml bottle)

    Activators have been...
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    Switch to inches, 2 meters is too large distance...

    Switch to inches, 2 meters is too large distance for Fluke :rolleyes:

    OP mentioned heat gun, if it has any sort of power/temperature control it can throw off the measurements.
    Triac control...
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    :D They could be useful in a press when...

    :D

    They could be useful in a press when installing bearings or some other esoteric setup.
  5. Thread: Cheap DRO

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    And yes, both scales are about 100mm longer than...

    And yes, both scales are about 100mm longer than necessary as I ordered them during lazy christmas holidays when visiting parents.
    other end of Z is mounted to removable gap bed piece but I have...
  6. Thread: Cheap DRO

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    setting the steel epoxy to same level as the...

    setting the steel epoxy to same level as the crossslide side with a piece of acrylic plastic:

    https://i.imgur.com/LN1wmchl.jpg

    Z-axis read head was easier to mount, had some previous holes in...
  7. Thread: Cheap DRO

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    Here is some: Z-axis didn't have straight...

    Here is some:
    Z-axis didn't have straight mounting point for the scale so off comes the bondo:

    https://i.imgur.com/HqxGOg8l.jpg

    Mounting the bracket with steel epoxy:
    ...
  8. Thread: Tool honing

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    6" flat diamond disks on bench grinder for...

    6" flat diamond disks on bench grinder for finishing touches. Use them for both carbide and HSS even if diamond is non-optimal for HSS.
    Roughing out HSS to shape either belt grinder or angle...
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    What machining are you talking about? Sid just...

    What machining are you talking about?
    Sid just posted pure PORN! ;)
  10. Thread: Cheap DRO

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    DAMN! Why I haven't installed DRO already...

    DAMN!

    Why I haven't installed DRO already earlier? :rolleyes:

    Sharp DCGT inserts and DRO make it easy-peasy to turn shafts to within 0.005mm. (ignoring micrometer absolute accuracy here) ...
  11. Most likely they didn't know what they are...

    Most likely they didn't know what they are talking about.
    (late model makita chucks can be real PITA to remove, they seem to be mounted with extra-super-strenght threadlock and 250Nm torque)
    ...
  12. Rohm has still made in germany keyless chucks and...

    Rohm has still made in germany keyless chucks and they are not that expensive. One with carbide jaws is about 30 eurodollars.

    They are not super grippy tho, but at least the jaws dont wear if you...
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    Non-symmetric v-waus Also on UMA:...

    Non-symmetric v-waus Also on UMA:
    http://www.lathes.co.uk/uma/
  14. Thread: Cheap DRO

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    Decided to mount the scale to tailstock side...

    Decided to mount the scale to tailstock side after all. Not kosher by any means but no need to worry abou chuck jaws and installation is more compact. Need to re-locate two oil zerks tho.
    And...
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    Internets tells me that slovenian/yugoslav 4732...

    Internets tells me that slovenian/yugoslav 4732 is same as 42crmo4 and that is pretty much same as american 4140.

    http://www.slogametal.com/ProdajniProgram/CeliciUKvalitetu_en.html

    To make...
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    Damn typos, Iím sitting in a clean room with...

    Damn typos, Iím sitting in a clean room with gloves on and phone in a plastic bag...
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    Most of my digital miltimeters just beep if I...

    Most of my digital miltimeters just beep if I measure 230v on ohm range...

    Amp range could be more dramatic depending on meter. Note some old Fluke dvmís are actually worse than new 15 dollar...
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    I spent last night reading lathes.co.uk on hotel...

    I spent last night reading lathes.co.uk on hotel bed and remember mention about unsymmetric front v-ways somewhere.. Ēpopular earlier but mostly forgotten by 1910ísĒ or something along those lines....
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    Flat head screws and unsymmetric front v-way...

    Flat head screws and unsymmetric front v-way makes me think that this is more likely pre-WW1, not fifties east block.

    Metric or bsw/inch? fasteners would be one clue to outrule brits and us.
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    Would think that pic is from 3-ph lightbulbs...

    Would think that pic is from 3-ph lightbulbs drawer :rolleyes:
  21. New york might be one of the execptions. Traffic...

    New york might be one of the execptions. Traffic sucks enough big time so that people are willing to walk or use public transportation.
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    I'm still willing to bet my lunch on that the...

    I'm still willing to bet my lunch on that the material is really bad match for (tig) welding. And reaming.
    Has to be either really hard high carbon steel (or less likely cast iron) to crack like...
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    Have to disagree at least with the typical prices...

    Have to disagree at least with the typical prices here in Finland. 10 years old chinese lathes go for higher price than what they sold originally 10 years ago. Same with any sort of usable size mills...
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    Solid cbn inserts also exist but like I said they...

    Solid cbn inserts also exist but like I said they are bit pricey. Even the chinese ones:
    ...
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    Video doesn't show it but it flies about 6 feet...

    Video doesn't show it but it flies about 6 feet from the lathe.
    Ceramics and CBN need/like high cutting speed but on that video I was going even bit faster than recommendations.
    ~1500rpm and...
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