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    Mike- send me your e-mail- dmcgearsatyahoodotcom...

    Mike- send me your e-mail- dmcgearsatyahoodotcom

    Dan
  2. That sucks- guys- if you own equipment with...

    That sucks- guys- if you own equipment with wheels or whatever- buy a tracker they are like $60.00 now and a years worth of tracking is about the same cost. Seems like a lot- until something...
  3. Pretty sure we still have a few rolls in a...

    Pretty sure we still have a few rolls in a cabinet somewhere. dmcgearsatyahoodotcom.
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    Watched a friend's company go thru that. ...

    Watched a friend's company go thru that. Everything was ok for awhile, then they thought they could dump all their small customers and only hunt for really big fish. Brought in the MBA types,...
  5. Just curious- how much are you hob shifting after...

    Just curious- how much are you hob shifting after each part in relation to the circular pitch? Have you seen any difference shifting after, say 10 parts? thanks in advance.
  6. We have a 15" Hydrashift and has been a good...

    We have a 15" Hydrashift and has been a good machine for us. Plenty of power for roughing, pretty decent speed range for any parts in the machines size range from 14" diameter discs to 1" diameter...
  7. And not one strap over the top of the machine or...

    And not one strap over the top of the machine or knee where it would do what 2-3 of those other straps are trying to do! But, I did observe a couple of guys put a BP in the back of a 10 wheel dump...
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    TK- did your grandfather work for Autometric in...

    TK- did your grandfather work for Autometric in Berkeley before it was sold to Kearney and Trecker? The (Model A) Autometrics had round ways on the Z axis.
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    Are you programming G94(inches/minute) or ...

    Are you programming G94(inches/minute) or G95(inches per revolution). If your spindle is not turning and you program G95, your tool is not going anywhere.
  10. there are some good building wire deals on ebay...

    there are some good building wire deals on ebay that beat box store prices to death- not just rubber cord- take a look- ya might find what you need.
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    Old fire hose is WAY better than inner tubes!!!! ...

    Old fire hose is WAY better than inner tubes!!!! Also, awesome score on the machine!!!
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    Heck- make it really usefull- pull the ram, mill...

    Heck- make it really usefull- pull the ram, mill off the top of the column and mount the ram on the table. Now you can do all kinds of fun stuff with that.
  13. Looks the same as a Leonard Grindr-Lap. I love...

    Looks the same as a Leonard Grindr-Lap. I love mine!!
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    thanks for the "end of the story". Glad all went...

    thanks for the "end of the story". Glad all went well. Welcome to Oakland! Keep your doors locked!
  15. Kluber Isoflex

    Kluber Isoflex
  16. Bottom line is my jaw drops every time I get a...

    Bottom line is my jaw drops every time I get a quote from a steel supplier. Just got a quote for 600# of 1018 flat bar and it was over $2.00/lb.

    4140 round bar is fast approaching the same...
  17. If you look at the end of the upper cylinder,...

    If you look at the end of the upper cylinder, there is a small slotted round head machine screw in the wall that you remove to bleed the air out of the cylinder. Just holding the piston at the end...
  18. The hone, press and cap grinder are certainly...

    The hone, press and cap grinder are certainly valuable. Not that hard to determine value with a little effort. The all look to be in fair condition and would clean up quite well. Might be slightly...
  19. David M is probably correct as a 9 tooth pinion...

    David M is probably correct as a 9 tooth pinion would be severely undercut. Your gear is most likely a profile shifted tooth design. Just FYI, these cannot be cut with an involute space cutter. ...
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    NOT! Leave it alone!

    NOT! Leave it alone!
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    I have one of these, and they are old school...

    I have one of these, and they are old school Black and Decker tough. Intended to be an abrasive cutoff saw, but with a 12" carbide blade in them, they would zip thru aluminum.
    I've used mine to cut...
  22. IF ya got the grinder, grind it, but if you need...

    IF ya got the grinder, grind it, but if you need good geometry, lap the centers after heat treat. Yes, they do distort. In a pinch, 60 degree carbide center reamers do a pretty good job.
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    Vierra Trucking (510) 582-8412 24227 Palomares...

    Vierra Trucking
    (510) 582-8412
    24227 Palomares Rd
    Castro Valley, CA 94552

    Kennedy Machinery Transport
    (408) 292-4990
    1041 N 11th St
    San Jose, CA 95112
  24. Hopefully Carbide Bob will chime in here, but I...

    Hopefully Carbide Bob will chime in here, but I would call your grinding wheel manufacturer and speak with them. Everything I have read about carbide hob sharpening is that's its better to sharpen...
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    Use your CSS to ramp the spindle speed down.

    Use your CSS to ramp the spindle speed down.
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