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    How come nobody has mentioned horizontal mills?...

    How come nobody has mentioned horizontal mills? They were made in bench top sizes, but you'll still need a hoist to move them. Frankly, the only machines I look at are industrial surplus... Night and...
  2. I tend to read drawings more than create them....

    I tend to read drawings more than create them. However, when I was starting out, we were taught with pencil and paper at drafting tables. Mistakes were expensive even on paper, so I learned to be...
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    I've had my heart set on an Atlas MHC bench mill,...

    I've had my heart set on an Atlas MHC bench mill, but it sure ain't gonna be happen this year... Just the right size and built in power feed with normal 110v electrics
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    Cheap and effective to just get a box of sewing...

    Cheap and effective to just get a box of sewing pins and clip the leads onto those. At least that's how I've always done it but I wouldn't use that for high frequency work or calibrated stuff......
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    Tapco is where I go, because I have this bad...

    Tapco is where I go, because I have this bad habit of collecting really oddball vintage tap and die sets. Also have ME and BA sets on hand here, usually the 40 TPI stuff is an ME size.
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    Basically there was a very long thread onPM years...

    Basically there was a very long thread onPM years ago, discussing this. One of the posters there contacted the company and found out, IIRC.
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    This is exactly what I do on scratched optics....

    This is exactly what I do on scratched optics. The Timesaver has a bit rougher grit I think, that makes it better for metals.
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    Nope it doesn't embed, because even though the...

    Nope it doesn't embed, because even though the pumice crystals are hard enough to cut, they are extremely friable and cannot resist crushing. Like I said above same stuff goes into toothpaste.
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    The stuff has been around forever, and it does...

    The stuff has been around forever, and it does work. The reason why it breaks down instead of embedding is because it's made out of pumice. Same stuff that goes into scouring powder and toothpaste.
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    At work we use 14 TPI for everything, but the...

    At work we use 14 TPI for everything, but the thinnest stock we saw is 1/4". Anything thinner than that, we use the plasma. https://www.hydmech.com/products/s-20/ its an awesome saw, best I've ever...
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    I have an older Fluke 8000A and a Fluke handheld...

    I have an older Fluke 8000A and a Fluke handheld 117. I bought a couple of these lead sets last year via eBay and have had excellent results for a very reasonable price -- low enough to be disposable...
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    Could I suggest the old Wisconsin 2 cyl air...

    Could I suggest the old Wisconsin 2 cyl air cooled engines as a model? The one on my 1950 Lincoln welder is rated for 35 lbs-ft at 2400 revs, flat crank on roller bearings, 3-1/4 bore and stroke
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    Very high valve lift, generous exhaust port,...

    Very high valve lift, generous exhaust port, narrow hi-velocity intake port... speaking from experience building hi-torque car engines back in the day... the old formulas still work. Longer the...
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    Could always go moon a cop, that usually cures...

    Could always go moon a cop, that usually cures boredom. Can be expensive if you're not a fast runner, otherwise it's free.
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    This thread need a "thumbs up"!

    This thread need a "thumbs up"!
  16. What CalM said. According to my calculator, sine...

    What CalM said. According to my calculator, sine of 10 deg is .173648.
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    False. The ASME was started by the Hartford...

    False. The ASME was started by the Hartford Boiler Insurance company because lots of people were getting killed by boiler explosions back in the days of steam... ASME was to codify and formalize "...
  18. Pretty close to 11/32 however I don't think...

    Pretty close to 11/32 however I don't think standardization was very prevalent at the time... It may be a manufacturer special size all their own... Ford used to do similar things, pre-war. Likewise,...
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    This looks like a great project to practice cast...

    This looks like a great project to practice cast iron welding,,, of course you would have to completely re heat treat it and re-grind it afterwards.
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    X2 I've never seen a manual machinist get...

    X2 I've never seen a manual machinist get anything chewed up like that.... Kurt vise is too much money to throw away
  21. Yeah, I know about internet sarcasm... you do...

    Yeah, I know about internet sarcasm... you do have a point, however I think those engines are not meant to last much longer than 5 years anyway. FWIW my Jeep is 30 years old with 260,000 miles...
  22. I have always filled the filter before installing...

    I have always filled the filter before installing it. Some newer vehicles don't allow this. They seem to think vehicles are disposable after 5 years or something. In what world is $25,000...
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    You're in good shape then. There is nothing...

    You're in good shape then. There is nothing really special about ASME tanks except they get particular about weld prep, metal thickness, spacing of welds, weld procedures, etc, etc, etc.... They call...
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    Not smart, just broke and desperate. $$$$$

    Not smart, just broke and desperate. $$$$$
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    That may depend on what state you are in.... NY...

    That may depend on what state you are in.... NY requires tanks to be ASME if they are used in a business... if its just your own personal stuff then yeah do whatever you want, but if anything...
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