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    Batteries really need to be load tested to check...

    Batteries really need to be load tested to check them properly. They can show good on your hydrometer, but die when a load hits them.
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    Red Seal Tool & Die Maker

    Im writing the red seal tool & die maker test in a few weeks here in Nova Scotia, wondering if any forum members have written this and can give any advice, as there in no course in the province, im...
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    I made one similar to this and it worked well

    I made one similar to this and it worked well
  4. Thread: Night Shift

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    this sparked quite a conversation! anyway, for...

    this sparked quite a conversation!

    anyway, for the time being I applied for and got another position, in tool planning

    ive got 45 days to try it out or i can go back too the tool room..nothing...
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    Night Shift

    Ive been at my current place of work for little over 7 months now
    They've decided to try to hire 3 more tool makers and implement a night shift as there isn't enough mills for everyone
    I quit my...
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    heres how a tire is read: '215' is the tread...

    heres how a tire is read:

    '215' is the tread width in mm

    '65' is the sidewall height as a % of the tread width e.g. 65% of 215mm

    '15' is the size rim the tire fits


    as long as the rim...
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    Bevel Gear cutter

    Waht is the physical difference between regular involute gear cutter and a bevel gear cutter?
    You still have to offset both ways to cut each tooth?
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    get the ABS codes checked, failing any codes,...

    get the ABS codes checked, failing any codes, have a tech take it for a drive with a scan tool until the light comes on...he should be able to catch the fault this way
    most common ABS fault is wheel...
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    bridgeport speed mods

    my friend has an old belt drive bridgeport and we're looking to have some lower speeds (lowest is 285, i think and 4500 top speed)...i suggested making new pulleys but there isnt room in the housing...
  10. Thread: Tool and die

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    Any suggestions on good books for Tool and Die...

    Any suggestions on good books for Tool and Die and Jig and Fixture work?
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    Any suggestions on good books for Tool and Die...

    Any suggestions on good books for Tool and Die and Jig and Fixture work?
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    Any suggestions on good books for Tool and Die...

    Any suggestions on good books for Tool and Die and Jig and Fixture work?
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    looking for work in Nova Scotia, currently...

    looking for work in Nova Scotia, currently residing in Amherst, but willing to move in province for the right job

    5 yrs machining experience
    13 years automotive repair

    interprovincially...
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    any IMP workers here from the maritimes? wonder...

    any IMP workers here from the maritimes?
    wonder what you think of the company?
    good to work for, etc.?
  15. Thread: Dividing head

    by CatHead
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    What are the fastest/easiest ways to dial in a...

    What are the fastest/easiest ways to dial in a dividing head and footstock when bolting to the table?
  16. Thread: Gear Cutting

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    I need to make a gear, but its an odd one, 12DP...

    I need to make a gear, but its an odd one, 12DP with only 10 teeth
    will a 12DP no.8 cutter work and be close enough?
    its nothing precision, its on the end of the shaft for the handwheel on a lathe...
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    12 DP no. 7 and no.8 14.5 press. angle sharp...

    12 DP no. 7 and no.8
    14.5 press. angle

    sharp and useable as is

    contact: [email protected]
  18. Thread: Reamer Chatter

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    will try 100 rpm...thanks

    will try 100 rpm...thanks
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    ugg..im scared to try another with the reamer..i...

    ugg..im scared to try another with the reamer..i already have to remake one part

    and i dont think the material is cheap to try a test piece 3" long

    was going around 350rpm..not 100% sure of...
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    What causes it and how do I correct it? I need...

    What causes it and how do I correct it?

    I need to bore a 11/32" hole, +.0015/- 0.000, in 3 aluminum bronze bushings

    I tried last night and ended up with a 9 sided hole

    seems to me i remember...
  21. Thread: Gear cutters

    by CatHead
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    looking to buy the following gear cutters: ...

    looking to buy the following gear cutters:

    12DP, #7, 14.5 p angle
    12DP, #8, 14.5 p angle

    contact:

    [email protected]
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    Where can I find the specs for cutting one and...

    Where can I find the specs for cutting one and making the blank? handbook?...(mines at work)

    i want to make the gear that runs on a lathe leadscrew for the threading dial...is this actually a worm...
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    Cut it with coated triangular inserts with no...

    Cut it with coated triangular inserts with no problem..did grade 1 and 2...used a cutting speed slightly lower than i would for s/s
  24. Thread: FIRED!

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    Ya...im the only machinist there...good luck to...

    Ya...im the only machinist there...good luck to them for finding anyone any good...specially one that wants to do 80% s/s work with next to no tooling(i actually bought my own :confused: )...every...
  25. Thread: FIRED!

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    ha..got fired today...ive never been fired in my...

    ha..got fired today...ive never been fired in my life..."a difference in opinion in how things should be done"...that means i want to do a good job and properly and they want a quick job and dont...
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