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    When I had bent core barrel tubes I took them to...

    When I had bent core barrel tubes I took them to a heat treat shop that had a straightening press.
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    I am also 82 and have trouble handling 8: chucks....

    I am also 82 and have trouble handling 8: chucks. I have been using wooden chuck blocks for several years. They are a big help. Now I am having difficulty getting thee chucks up onto the blocks so...
  3. Regardless of others opinions, keep the TPG face...

    Regardless of others opinions, keep the TPG face mill. Use it for cutting down weld beads or flame cut edges or other hard spots. The TPG inserts may break, but they are the cheapest available. ...
  4. Same on mine.

    Same on mine.
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    Sugar mills also had them for pressing huge gears...

    Sugar mills also had them for pressing huge gears off or onto shafts.
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    Tenthset heads were marketed under brands...

    Tenthset heads were marketed under brands including Kennametal.
    Uf a Tenthset has been used with coolant it will probably be "frozen". Figure on a bath in hot w water and disassembly. After...
  7. A lap is not going to remove much metal. A...

    A lap is not going to remove much metal. A slightly larger drill is likely to screw itself into the hole. Put a slight chamfer on the hole to aid starting. Hold the pin in pliers.
    A groove across...
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    I suggest a drum switch (reversing). When...

    I suggest a drum switch (reversing). When threading it can be useful to back up the spindle to get to the beginning of the thread rather than messing with the half nuts.
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    There are some good You Tube videos showing press...

    There are some good You Tube videos showing press brake dies for over-bending to avoid springback. Sorry I son't have a link for you.
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    I think your decision to flank feed the tool will...

    I think your decision to flank feed the tool will pay off. Also consider the dark cutting oil used for threading pipe which is even gummier than 1018.
  11. You can drill through the back of the chuck and...

    You can drill through the back of the chuck and use a punch to press out the shank. Personally I would follow the suggestion to weld up the tang.
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    If all else fails use a file to make the holes in...

    If all else fails use a file to make the holes in the chip pan into slots. Also use washers under the bolt heads that go through the slotted holes.
  13. I had bad experiences with Tapcons stripping out....

    I had bad experiences with Tapcons stripping out. I only use wedge or sleeve anchors. Rather than scrap the Tapcons I had, I used them for lag screws. I would limit the use of resin anchors to...
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    Trying to cut with the end of the tool results in...

    Trying to cut with the end of the tool results in zero peripheral speed at the point. It would not cot at the extreme end, just drag through the metal until the tip broke off.
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    It is possible to use a shim between the...

    It is possible to use a shim between the tailstock and base to correct the tilt.
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    I will have a look in my shop. I think I have...

    I will have a look in my shop. I think I have one.
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    As it is it appears to grind radial relief on...

    As it is it appears to grind radial relief on single flute cutters (contersinks). There may have been other cams available for multi-flute cutters. That would make it much more versatile. I did...
  18. PM incoming

    PM incoming
  19. + 1 on what Big B said. Professional sharpening...

    + 1 on what Big B said. Professional sharpening services do a much better job than can be achieved with your setup. The also orient the grind pattern perpendicular to the edge. Search for...
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    Recently I adjusted raper out of my Nardini...

    Recently I adjusted raper out of my Nardini headstock. I used the jackbolts under the headstock to move it until I had zero taper in 8". If your headstock does not set on the V way of the bed look...
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    Can you straighten them before turning? Heat...

    Can you straighten them before turning? Heat treat shops often have straightening presses.
  22. I use a 3-jaw regularly for fixturing. Sometimes...

    I use a 3-jaw regularly for fixturing. Sometimes I use it on the RT, sometimes clamped drectly to the mill table.
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    There are a lot of great ideas about how the jaws...

    There are a lot of great ideas about how the jaws should have been made. I suggest trying to salvage the existing jaws by blending the radius with a die grinder.
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    One should not undertake vast projects with half...

    One should not undertake vast projects with half vast equipment
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    I have spent many hours measuring cut and fill...

    I have spent many hours measuring cut and fill areas on cross-section sheets for road construction using a planimeter. Tedious and boring work. I still have an antique planimeter marked Illinois...
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