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  1. small tools, mill vise is the handiest, a set of...

    small tools, mill vise is the handiest, a set of parallels, rubber hammer (don't hammer on the mill), 3-flute stuff from lakeshore is probably good--I would also recommend high-helix endmills for...
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    ER20 is very much on the low end of rigidity at...

    ER20 is very much on the low end of rigidity at the 1/2" tool size, even on my Tormach I won't rough with a 3/8" or bigger in an ER20 holder. Set screw is the preferred. The difference in rigidity...
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    PM sent, just making sure you got it (it's not in...

    PM sent, just making sure you got it (it's not in my sent messages inbox for some reason).
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    Media tumbled perhaps? I can certainly do that.

    Media tumbled perhaps? I can certainly do that.
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    Is the part highlighted in blue actually tapered...

    Is the part highlighted in blue actually tapered almost imperceptibly or is this just an artifact of the modeling?
    What kind of surface finish do you need?
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    CNC Machining source, Southern IL area

    We've been focused on a prototype product of our own for some time now and the bills are piling up. Got idle machines, want to work if you have CNC prototyping stuff or regular job shop work. Bulk...
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    Well perhaps the latest advisory on Chinese...

    Well perhaps the latest advisory on Chinese avenues of economic aggression would help avoid fake copies?

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  8. You could try shimming and then using machine...

    You could try shimming and then using machine epoxy to fill the gaps (very low deformation epoxy).

    Tramming a milling machine with epoxy - YouTube
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    The right end of the X axis ballscrew is exposed,...

    The right end of the X axis ballscrew is exposed, I don't know if the steppers hold the machine in place, and I don't know if they will register the movement as steps and be able to use the...
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    Corner Radius Tools?

    Greetings, I'm fairly new to CNC machining and modern cutting tool features like corner radii and variable flute/helix.

    It seems to me that unless I need a square corner I would use a corner...
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    Where do you find an accurate tapered rod to hold...

    Where do you find an accurate tapered rod to hold the wheel and arbor for balancing?
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    The rubber + lead feet for the bottom had a hole...

    The rubber + lead feet for the bottom had a hole tapped for 1/2-13 bolt, I tapped it for the 3/4" leveling feet screws that came with the grinder originally and used that combination.




    Much...
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    Vintagemachinery dot org might have a manual for...

    Vintagemachinery dot org might have a manual for it
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    List of covel manuals here, there is a 10H, the...

    List of covel manuals here, there is a 10H, the 10PH might be similar

    Covel Manufacturing Co. - Publication Reprints | VintageMachinery.org
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    Anyone know if the oil level in the sight glass...

    Anyone know if the oil level in the sight glass is supposed to go up to the hole at the top of the sight glass or stay in the middle?

    Sight glass has a metal back, with a hole at the top and the...
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    I didn't think of extra grit from the road, but I...

    I didn't think of extra grit from the road, but I did know the windspeed would be like an air hose blasting on it. The machine was fairly clean beforehand, luckily.
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    michiganbuck, The 618 "ballway" I have only has...

    michiganbuck,
    The 618 "ballway" I have only has the ballways on the side-to-side. On the in-out direction it's a V way, looked like some good flaking visible on the underneath of it.

    Since the...
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    I think I'm going to have to inspect it and clean...

    I think I'm going to have to inspect it and clean the rollers later then.
    Now I have a new problem, the leveling feet on it are some 1/2 allthread with nice rubber vibration dampening pads on the...
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    new/used Harig 618, want to check for damage

    Recently, a Harig 618 ballway was available locally.
    I transported it with the wheel pressing against a wood block to hold the table down and keep the balls from bouncing, now that it's in my shop I...
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