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    Now the more interesting story: my workshop was...

    Now the more interesting story: my workshop was infested with rats. I tried poison, which was a total disaster...the rats were dieing inside the walls, major problems with stink and flys. Enter the...
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    How tight for drawbar

    For my FP1, how much tightening on the drawbar?
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    peanut butter on simple mouse trap

    peanut butter on simple mouse trap
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    Good idea.

    Good idea.
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    I have a spare 10" Rohm chuck, brand new, that'll...

    I have a spare 10" Rohm chuck, brand new, that'll work nicely for this....

    Your idea of moving the chuck from lathe to mill for retaining accuracy is great! I have very similar lathe chuck setup,...
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    Awesome feedback! Next up is an adapter plate!

    Awesome feedback! Next up is an adapter plate!
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    lathe chuck for holding on milling machine

    Just curious whether any of you have used a lathe chuck (mounted to table) to hold a cylindrical work piece in vertical position for milling?
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    Very helpful input from all, thanks much !

    Very helpful input from all, thanks much !
  9. I had extensive conversations with FPS about the...

    I had extensive conversations with FPS about the idea of grinding down metric arbors to imperial, and they STRONGLY advised against this approach.
  10. FPS manufactured some imperial size arbors for my...

    FPS manufactured some imperial size arbors for my recently purchased FPS 300 M, nice arbors, but expensive.

    Also, if you need contacts at FPS, send me a PM, I can forward to you.
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    Mitsui Surface Grinders

    Evaluating manual surface grinders. How does the quality of Mitsui Surface Grinders compare to other available brands?
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    rust protecton for new machines

    Looking for recommendations for light oil to protect machine surfaces on my lathe, manual mill, etc....one recommendation was Lube-All. What do you recommend?
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    Many folks have said buy the surface grinder...

    Many folks have said buy the surface grinder first, then add the T&C grinder as an add-on, sorta implying the T&C is more specialized. It strikes me that the T&C can do many things the surface...
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    Also, another question: how important is coolant?...

    Also, another question: how important is coolant? I'd already been given advise that coolant is very important for surface grinding, I presume the same is true for T&C grinder?
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    Very helpful advise, looking at the K.O.Lee...

    Very helpful advise, looking at the K.O.Lee products now
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    I'm anticipating main need will be to create...

    I'm anticipating main need will be to create custom tooling and cutters. Don't plan on doing a lot of re-sharpening, will just buy new cutters when possible. I would like to have a very well equipped...
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    Surface Grinder versus T&C Grinder

    My situation: very small shop, want to minimize number of machines and do as much multi-purposing as possible. Not production so willing to trade human time versus machine time. I'm committed to...
  18. I'm a strong advocate of regular vigorous...

    I'm a strong advocate of regular vigorous exercise, and making sleep a top priority. These two things have a dramatic affect on both physical and mental well being.
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    Small prototype work, possibly some high tech...

    Small prototype work, possibly some high tech artwork.
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    Yep, Praktikant VC Plus

    Yep, Praktikant VC Plus
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    Getting through the door was a BIG challenge....

    Getting through the door was a BIG challenge. Door height is 82 inch, but even worse than this because the entry prior to the door is at a slant and a bit cock-eyeed so the machine bottoms out and...
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    Here's the Weiler Tool Room Lathe as installed: ...

    Here's the Weiler Tool Room Lathe as installed:

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    And here's the Deckel FP1 Clone (FPS 300 M):
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    New Machine Day: Deckel, Weiler and Brother

    Some new brand new toys (model year 2019) from germany and japan....

    Photos of the new Brother Speedio being installed:
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    Very tight fit through doorway:
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    Down another tight...
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    On my property my main problem was the squirrels...

    On my property my main problem was the squirrels eating all my fruit off the trees. I tried a bunch of solutions but ultimately came to a happy equilibrium. I let em live on my property, but I block...
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    Venture Capital for this business will be very...

    Venture Capital for this business will be very hard to find. VC's are looking for 100x their money in 5-7 years, and they want a liquidity event (e.g. sell-out, IPO, etc). This profile of business...
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