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    Can you cut the finished weld with a file, or is...

    Can you cut the finished weld with a file, or is it so hard that it needs to be ground?
  2. Thread: large chuck block

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    I do this, with 2 angled strips screwed to the...

    I do this, with 2 angled strips screwed to the top to keep the 16" 4 jaw from rolling off when left unattended. Just so happened that a 5/8" thick piece of plywood slips under the chuck and allows it...
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    FWIW I found a Deckel Dialog code generator here...

    FWIW I found a Deckel Dialog code generator here - Smartcam MIlling Code Generators for Smartcam. I haven't tried it yet, I haven't gotten to loading my old version of smartcam or trying a new...
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    What rod did you use?

    What rod did you use?
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    Rippers make a VERY smooth finish. I can see...

    Rippers make a VERY smooth finish. I can see swirls on the surface but can't detect any by feel. Sanding with 600 on an orbital sander doesn't pick them up either.
  6. Starrett M1. It's essentially vaseline in solvent...

    Starrett M1. It's essentially vaseline in solvent with a few other anti rust ingredients like Lanolin. Expensive by the can compared to WD40 etc, but it's the best we've tried, stays easy to wipe off...
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    Interesting. I see some of my photos posted...

    Interesting.
    I see some of my photos posted here on PM showing up all over too.
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    I have 3 of those. I keep trying the throw the...

    I have 3 of those. I keep trying the throw the nastiest one away and it always gets salvaged and reused on a new bucket. They work great.
  9. Cisgender. The name is a way for the wokies to...

    Cisgender. The name is a way for the wokies to diminish "normal" behavior and preferences to be an abberation.
    The gays sometimes sneer at heteros as "Breeders".

    Back on topic. The PA state...
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    +1 to throw that tool away, they weren't very...

    +1 to throw that tool away, they weren't very good when they were young, and now they are antiques.
    No one has mentioned edge prep. Since the grade is listed as C5/C6 whatever that really means,...
  11. This attorney says Wolf's order is...

    This attorney says Wolf's order is unconstitutional

    Governor Wolf Can Neither Shutdown Private Business Nor Confiscate Firearms and Ammunition – Prince Law Offices Blog
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    Updated. ...

    Updated.
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    Welding bottles seem to be as hard to get a...

    Welding bottles seem to be as hard to get a handle on as DOT regs for 10k to 26K lbs trucks with trailers.
    I leased about 10 bottles for years, since the 70s. My LWS jacked the costs until I was...
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    FWIW, that Matsuura toolsetter can be used to set...

    FWIW, that Matsuura toolsetter can be used to set boring bars. The horizontal pocket was originally mounted the other way around. The centerline should still be directly in line with the top surface...
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    Obviously the rules are different when you are a...

    Obviously the rules are different when you are a mod.
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    FYI to all the NMTB 50 taper machine owners, it's...

    FYI to all the NMTB 50 taper machine owners, it's easy to make these holders work in a Weldon QA-50 adapter/holder. That speeder at least should make fetching the whole pile worthwhile.
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    Poll: The Metrology forum is superfluous at this point,...

    The Metrology forum is superfluous at this point, at least for me. Few posts are placed there, as well as few answers. I will continue to post my metrology related questions in the General forum as I...
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    In all the while I've participated on the web,...

    In all the while I've participated on the web, this is the first I've seen someone other than a noxious spammer 'ghosted' completely off a forum. Camscan does not even appear in a search of the...
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    I haven't bought any yet myself, but my friends...

    I haven't bought any yet myself, but my friends who use it say the cost is comparable at small quantities (100-200 feet)
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    Have you talked to SSAB? They introduced Docol R8...

    Have you talked to SSAB? They introduced Docol R8 to replace 4130N, maybe they'd be more interested. They sell direct, not through distributors. Docol R8 Tube - Racing just changed forever - SSAB
  22. Maslow said, "When your favorite tool is a...

    Maslow said, "When your favorite tool is a hammer, everything looks like a nail"


    Yes if I had a Prototrak lathe sitting idle, that would be ideal and I wouldn't have posted here. I had a...
  23. Gbent gets it. CNC is impractical at this stage....

    Gbent gets it. CNC is impractical at this stage. I've done a total of one so far, this is still in development, and it's for a retrofit onto existing equipment that I don't have design specs for so...
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    I have a Rotex power turret punch to sell, not...

    I have a Rotex power turret punch to sell, not sure if that fits your needs. I think the tonnage is well under 30, more like 10-15T. 18 station, 24' throat, has a work table with fence, air over...
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    Is this game still going? Who is winning? ...

    Is this game still going? Who is winning?

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