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    I saw dividing head and imagined using it with...

    I saw dividing head and imagined using it with the axis horizontal, with the axis vertical no problem. As to running the tool back and forth, you could certainly do that but you will either end up...
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    Be aware that a face mill only cuts on the...

    Be aware that a face mill only cuts on the perimeter so you can't park it over the centerline of the dividing head and expect it to cut much. Also using a round tool off center will give you a...
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    If you haven't yet, verify that your parting tool...

    If you haven't yet, verify that your parting tool is on center, even if just bringing it to a live center in your tail stock. What you are describing sounds like your tool is above center and it...
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    I never tried it, didn't want to zap the piss out...

    I never tried it, didn't want to zap the piss out of my self or burn my house down
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    My brother in law found smashing balls of...

    My brother in law found smashing balls of starburst candies or something similar on the triggers of spring traps works well for bait stealing mice.

    This was my dad's suggestion.
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  6. He did say time was not an issue, but I'm not...

    He did say time was not an issue, but I'm not sure where the crossover point of taking it easy on the tool and wearing out tooling from rubbing would be.
  7. Looking at it again, you are correct.

    Looking at it again, you are correct.
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    I jokingly mentioned using whole milk for...

    I jokingly mentioned using whole milk for machining copper at work once and was told in no uncertain terms if I filled the sump with rotten milk the whole shop would kick my ass.
  9. The tailstock is where I would start looking. ...

    The tailstock is where I would start looking. Maybe swap out the live center for the one on the other lathe and see if the problem follows?
  10. The saw my buddy has I believe is a Ellis 2000,...

    The saw my buddy has I believe is a Ellis 2000, which will rotate to 60 degrees. I just couldn't remember the name until someone mentioned it.

    One of the pictures in the link shows the vise...
  11. A guy I know who has his own fab shop was showing...

    A guy I know who has his own fab shop was showing me his horizontal band saw that had a way to mount the vise at 90 degrees so you could cut really shallow angles by moving the saw just off...
  12. I was under the impression that lift arc use high...

    I was under the impression that lift arc use high frequency to start the arc after continuity was lost. Where scratch start was more like striking an arc with a stick welder.

    But I don't know...
  13. Use Argon, the shielding gas protects the...

    Use Argon, the shielding gas protects the tungsten as well as the weld and CO2 will mess up your tungsten.

    I can thank my BIL and harbor freight's instructions for that bit of wisdom.
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    Are you aware the Parker has specs for dovetail...

    Are you aware the Parker has specs for dovetail O-ring grooves as well?
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    If i was going for as straight as possible on a...

    If i was going for as straight as possible on a manual lathe, I'd drill with a 3/4 drill to center from both ends and bore from both ends as deep as I could to get the drilled hole straight. Then...
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    Can popping the cap off a beer bottle make me a...

    Can popping the cap off a beer bottle make me a sheet metal worker?
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    Having insurance would make you a valuable target...

    Having insurance would make you a valuable target for a lawsuit, might be something to think about.
  18. It seems this thread has evolved into a tirade...

    It seems this thread has evolved into a tirade about how something needs to be banned to protect society from all the percived social ills it causes despite it not being the cause of the issues....
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    Can you put me down as a beneficiary on your life...

    Can you put me down as a beneficiary on your life insurance before you test this?
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    If you are teaching a elective class or a class...

    If you are teaching a elective class or a class that is directly related to their major then students tend to listen because it is their choice to be there. Being an english 101 teacher I imagen...
  21. Sticky: I usually check "Male"

    I usually check "Male"
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    I have wanted to make a rope making/twisting...

    I have wanted to make a rope making/twisting machine ever since I made a rope out of baler twine in Boy Scouts. It would be a pretty simple project if you purchased the gears but it keeps getting...
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    Would something on this page work? Specifically...

    Would something on this page work? Specifically the cut to length tubes.

    McMaster-Carr
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    I suspect the ATF will consider a cartridge...

    I suspect the ATF will consider a cartridge firing breach loader with a bore over .500" a "destructive device" even if it uses black powder.

    You might want to look into that.
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    If you are running DC, switching the leads so the...

    If you are running DC, switching the leads so the electrode is negative and the ground is positive can help on thinner materials.
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