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    Lathe DRO retrofit - single axis vs dual?

    Just did this on my Emco awhile back and was debating to go two or three, SO glad I put one on the compound as well! https://www.practicalmachinist.com/forum/threads/lathe-dro-install.399431/#post3885062
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    First post/need help with lathe toolholders

    Kennametal make nice holders, not cheap but you get what you pay for.
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    First post/need help with lathe toolholders

    Here's a good resource: http://www.carbidedepot.com/formulas-insert-d.htm You've got a lot of different style inserts there and decent holders are expensive, I'd narrow it down to a couple of types you think you'll use the most and flog the rest. The ones near the bottom look like grooving...
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    Emco Maximat V13 Tool Post replacement

    If it's the bolt that's bad why not just replace it? I uploaded a manual here: https://groups.io/g/EmcoSuper11lathes/files/V13 parts list/Maximat V13.pdf It's called a "center bolt", D1A 050 090 on pg 16. Try Fleebay...
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    Advice on DRO for Bridgeport

    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/forum/threads/new-dro-installation.371040/
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    Eighty year old man casting a gear, video

    I like his work boots.
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    Best way to buy/ship expensive item online from UK without getting scammed?

    With that feedback rating I wouldn't be worried about a scam but as dalgirl said Ebay will refund your money pretty quick if it's not right. If he can't just sell it to you at your price could he re-list it with a buy it now at that price?
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    Deep hole drilling in Titanium

    I guess the OP got what he was looking for, you're welcome...
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    Air Quenching 4140

    I've made some fairly high tolerance parts from S-7 and heat treated them to 60Rc, it moves very little. https://fordtoolsteels.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/LSS_S7.pdf http://www.interlloy.com.au/our-products/tool-steel/s7-shock-resisting-tool-steel/?output=pdf...
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    South Bend 16 x 48, farewell old friend.

    Better it goes to a good home and get used rather than sitting idle in the corner collecting dust. Good machines like to run!
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    New software problem... topics/threads number of 'views' way off

    Any way to cut down all the wasted space in/between posts? Can you increase the posts per page to 40 as well?
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    Accuracy of centre drill holes

    I figured that 0 +/- 0.002" is likely within the OP's definition of "spot on", therefore my answer "NO" to his original question is valid.
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    Accuracy of centre drill holes

    "is it really important to get both centre drill holes spot on coaxial and parallel?" I see your point of course, for a perfect set up the center drilled holes should be coaxial. So the real question then is what is the definition of "spot on"?
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    Accuracy of centre drill holes

    The OP's original question: is it really important to get both centre drill holes spot on coaxial and parallel? My answer: NO!
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    Accuracy of centre drill holes

    I haven't read all the posts but am I missing the obvious here? When a shaft is turned between centers wont it be as round/straight/true on the diameter as the machine is capable? Even if the ends are not drilled exactly in the center of the stock?
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