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    I agree, a 12" is too big unless your lathe is...

    I agree, a 12" is too big unless your lathe is especially stout.

    More, I dislike too large of a chuck as it slows down the acceleration of the spindle....that's wasted time and tougher on the...
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    Took the gearbox apart. The offender? The shift...

    Took the gearbox apart. The offender? The shift rail is a two piece affair. Gears 3 and 4 slide on an auxiliary rail that rides on the main rail. It was free as could be. But the main rail (red...
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    So....I pulled the head out of the horizontal...

    So....I pulled the head out of the horizontal column, and split the 'internal' ram away from the head. It turns out the Voest uses all of the gears in the head to drive the downfeeds and the two...
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    With the help and guidance on this thread, I was...

    With the help and guidance on this thread, I was able to do more research online. And I made my own observations/measurements. And while I still have zero documentation on the Voest, I do now...
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    Well, OK....but your discovery is hardly that...

    Well, OK....but your discovery is hardly that tough to believe.

    Why? Because you had 100 sheets to cut. That's a shitload of wood.

    The real question is "Is a track saw worth it for the guy...
  6. Thread: OT Lead Pipe

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    I love how this thread brings out the liberal...

    I love how this thread brings out the liberal supremists...you can always spot them because A) they have an air of superiority and B) they don't believe anything, they only KNOW everything.


    So,...
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    Probably the same reason they can dredge up 200...

    Probably the same reason they can dredge up 200 year old logs from a river and the wood inside is still good. Or how the outer layers of a roll of hay get yucky but the insides stay good.
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    Yes, I think it is 24MM or even 23MM. I'll...

    Yes, I think it is 24MM or even 23MM.

    I'll have to dig into it next week when I get more time. Meanwhile, I dug further into the head in hopes of fixing the gear shift. Or, rather I hoped I...
  9. Thread: OT Lead Pipe

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    That bit about the Romans getting lead poisoning...

    That bit about the Romans getting lead poisoning has been around for years. It's entirely possible, but it'll never be proven...and that's exactly the type of 'fact' people love when they start...
  10. Thread: OT Lead Pipe

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    Well, we've all been taught that anything that...

    Well, we've all been taught that anything that comes from the Earth is good, and anything made by man is bad. That's why I spend lots extra for organic food and organic Q-Tips.

    But the idea that...
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    It's nothing more than fear-mongering and, of...

    It's nothing more than fear-mongering and, of course, an excuse to send money - yours and mine - to all sorts of evil places and evil people.

    The entire environmental tack is an embarrassment. ...
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    Well...The first try at using the pinion wire is...

    Well...The first try at using the pinion wire is a dud. I knew when I ordered it I didn't like the OD of 1.170....I knew it would need to be turned to 28MM, or 1.1" So I tried that, but of course...
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    If it's a 2021, what do you mean by 'finally'? ...

    If it's a 2021, what do you mean by 'finally'? It could only have a taken a year at most....I have stuff I haven't gotten to in 20 years...!
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    It's your opinion? You make that sound like an...

    It's your opinion? You make that sound like an apology. It's no more your opinion than stating the sun sets in the West. It's hard cold fact.
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    Let me give you an example of something useful I...

    Let me give you an example of something useful I learned in college.


    I've always been a stickler, more or less, for proper spelling. I don't mind the occasional mistake, but I can't stand...
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    I have a degree from a major university. Was...

    I have a degree from a major university.

    Was it a waste? No. I did learn some stuff that was useful. The best thing about having a degree is it's one of the few things you can earn that no one...
  17. You're in Hawaii so that's probably why, no...

    You're in Hawaii so that's probably why, no different than shipping to New Mexico. Foreign country.

    There is a lot of truth in that, though. One of the reason Amazon (and others) have thrived...
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    So the 11 tooth is simply 11 teeth in the space...

    So the 11 tooth is simply 11 teeth in the space of 12, where the space between teeth is greater? Or the difference is made up elsewhere?


    I ordered a 12" piece of pinion wire from...
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    Good luck Sami!

    Good luck Sami!
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    All very interesting...I knew gears were a...

    All very interesting...I knew gears were a complex form but it turns out they were more complex than I even thought.

    I have a basic manual mill (Wells Index) and dividing head, rotary table, lathe...
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    OK.....I amend my reading of angle to 40 total,...

    OK.....I amend my reading of angle to 40 total, which would be a 20 degree PA. I cut 29 and 40 degree angles and the 40 degree fits.


    "I interpreted that to mean that the rack protrudes...
  22. Thread: Quoting a job

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    I don't think some of you have been around the...

    I don't think some of you have been around the hot rod crowd much.

    First, I wonder if there isn't already a manifold on the market?

    But anyway....the hot rod crowd doesn't want to brag about...
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    I think I misspoke on the pitch....I think I...

    I think I misspoke on the pitch....I think I measured 30 degrees, not 60. I used the wrong side when summing up to 90 degrees. And if that is correct, I think the PA would actually be the 14-1/2...
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    "With anything under 14 teeth there's going to be...

    "With anything under 14 teeth there's going to be undercut. Measure the bore and report back. "

    I'm not sure how undercut applies here...does that mean the OD of the gear will be lessened?
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  25. That 23x59 Whacheon is over $40K but the OP asked...

    That 23x59 Whacheon is over $40K but the OP asked for a 16" swing lathe....a 23" is a good bit above that. I was referring to the 18" swing lathes. When I priced one a few years back it was a...
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