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    I found that on my piece of en9 at 180mm diameter...

    I found that on my piece of en9 at 180mm diameter 50 rpm is a sweet speed.That formula is useful as a starting point but I guess the best speed is what works for you through experience.
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    Very true. I think you get used to what works for...

    Very true. I think you get used to what works for you and then when you do something totally different its a whole new learning curve. I have actually done this before with no problems so assumed the...
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    I very seldom machine anything over 30mm and...

    I very seldom machine anything over 30mm and always thought carbide like speed. I will try a much slower speed tonight.Its difficult for me to buy inserts where I am. I have ground a chip breaker...
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    Hss disappears instantly. I started with an iscar...

    Hss disappears instantly. I started with an iscar parting tool but it is one I have sharpened up. It works on other smaller diameter steels but not this .I started at 700rpm but have brought it down...
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    Problems machining a tube die.

    I am trying to make a tube or pipe die of 180mm by 3/4inch out of some type of metal I have never machined before. I had trouble getting it to machine initially because it was coming off stringy and...
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    Its more like a bulls eye.

    Its more like a bulls eye.
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    you are crazy;)

    you are crazy;)
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    A bunch of gangsters .Tundra thats a thing of...

    A bunch of gangsters .Tundra thats a thing of beauty.Was this for a specific task that you repetitively do.?
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    Nice How did you do the slot.

    Nice How did you do the slot.
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    I believe the bearings are good as well as the...

    I believe the bearings are good as well as the belt etc regards vibration. It is a small amount but is there . There is no wooden floor.I see the base is welded to the bed but this shows up in pics...
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    Is it not a tramming issue ? Happens halfway.

    Is it not a tramming issue ? Happens halfway.
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    There are two feet under the headstock and two...

    There are two feet under the headstock and two under the tailstock. I see the lathe is actually welded to the driptray. I wonder if this is standerd on all emcos.?
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    lathe levelling problems.

    I have never been happy with my lathe levelling set up. I can always feel a vibration in my lathe . If I have an oil can on top of the headstock you can see it vibrating and gets worse at higher...
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    I live in one of the most beautiful countries in...

    I live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world . No natural disasters of any kind. The only disaster is the country is burning and violence is indescribable.We are going through a...
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    Regardless of what category the storm was the...

    Regardless of what category the storm was the damage looks more like what a powerful tornado would do. The devastation is unbelievable.It must be terrible to lose your house. It doesnt look like a...
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    I hear the building codes are one of the...

    I hear the building codes are one of the strictest in the Carrabean. But I think its hard to cater for a twelve hour 300 km wind and a 23 foot surge. I think it would be cheaper to fix the planet.
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    Sorry read your post a while back and saw a pic...

    Sorry read your post a while back and saw a pic of the gang tool and just assumed it was manual.
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    OT hurricane Dorien.

    My heart breaks to see the destruction in the Bahamas.Lets hope the death toll is low. Hope you guys on the east coast of USA are safe and hopefully damage will be at a minimum.
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    Whats the form tool look like. Does it plunge in...

    Whats the form tool look like. Does it plunge in to do all three or are they seperate operations? What does CMM mean.? Nicely done.
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    The ridge I am referring to is the ridge on the...

    The ridge I am referring to is the ridge on the flat under the tailstock base. There is a ridge on the vee as well.I was thinking that if I set the tailstock on the mill and let one side hang of the...
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    If the two vees are the same height at the...

    If the two vees are the same height at the headstock side removed I guess I could put a parallel across the vees and then place the base by the headstock side(unworn ways.)and use a clock to see if...
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    Could you not cut it with a 1mm blade to get...

    Could you not cut it with a 1mm blade to get under the skin and then use a bandsaw if you are worried.
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    I am trying to help my mate fix his southbend 9...

    I am trying to help my mate fix his southbend 9 lathe. We have limited recourses here in Africa but it would be nice to resurrect this old lathe.The tailstock looks similer to this one . My mate...
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    What fish do you target.?

    What fish do you target.?
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    Thanks for answering so clearly.I do see banggood...

    Thanks for answering so clearly.I do see banggood does have cheap cutters .It would simplify buying the right cutter. But our exchange rate and dismal 3rd world postal system would ensure this...
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