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    Two W&S no5’s inbound

    You can always do star start. Little bit of extra circuitry, but it's an option.
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    Two W&S no5’s inbound

    Lol. Says the man who outweighed them all with one single lathe! Then he doubled it in the same go!
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    Two W&S no5’s inbound

    Might have been easier if I got your long chain back to you. Whoops. :o
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    Centerless Grinding Adjusting Tips, General and Correcting Hourglass

    I ran the machine for about 5 hours today on specialty steel tubes, about 1/2". I have learned a lot in that time. For one, this machine works tremendously better on this size range. The guides are very easy to adjust, the 15hp motor makes more sense, the servo speed is a godsend, etc. As for...
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    Two W&S no5’s inbound

    Holy shit dude! Did you ever get that Bradford sold ok? What a success story you had with that thing though, man! WTG.
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    new format - a thumbs-down

    For the record, there has never been a forum software change, anywhere, that has been well received. People are always grumpy, but usually it's for the better. Usually. Definetely been though some downgrades though. Typically it's done because the old vbulletin gets discontenued. So the owners...
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    Centerless Grinding Adjusting Tips, General and Correcting Hourglass

    Supertec STS-C 1206 I did try it. I finally measured it, and it was at 7 to 8 thou which is now approximately our stock removal. I adjusted it to more to try to reduce pressure as we were having some breakage with the fragile material we were running through it. I ended up finding 7-8 thou was...
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    New to me, 1969 Clark Forklift

    Very nice! I recently got a C20b of a similar vintage as I don't have as much headroom as you. Hopefully yours has the normal outboard brakes?
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    Craigslist funny time!

    All it's missing is the "clamp" fellas! That's it. Just the "clamp". Ran perfectly the last time the wife of this scrapyard worker used it! And apparently 3 phase motors now get "weak". Man, I'm learning a lot today! Log into Facebook
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    Craigslist funny time!

    No kidding eh!
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    Centerless Grinding Adjusting Tips, General and Correcting Hourglass

    .080 and .145. Doesn't seem significant. Parts are still coming out good, quality is happy and so are the machinists. I think I will average out the dresser height someday when I have downtime but it doesn't seem to matter a lot. I know the grab is still a bit rough and the leading edge of the...
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    Centerless Grinding Adjusting Tips, General and Correcting Hourglass

    Cheers. Thanks for the advice. I think 2 passes is a great idea, that way they will all be consistent for the finish pass, as they do not start consistent in shape. I dressed an ~6 thou lead in on the regulating wheel. I guess better the regulating wheel than the cutting wheel? But it seemed to...
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    Centerless Grinding Adjusting Tips, General and Correcting Hourglass

    Ok. So I set the wheel dresser angle for the regulator, offset the diamond, and dressed the wheel. I fiddled with the guides (crap adjuster) and did get it cutting back in tolerance and straight. Very good surface finish, indistinguishable from pre-ground rod. I think we still need some...
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    Centerless Grinding Adjusting Tips, General and Correcting Hourglass

    All, I need a few tips. My work is not a machine shop. I am not a professional machinist, I am an engineer, but I do regular machine work at home. Grinding is not part of my skill set. Anyways, we produce one product we grind in house. The material is a refractory metal with highly...
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