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    There has been a shopping cart sitting in the...

    There has been a shopping cart sitting in the alley behind my place for a month. I am in metro Milwaukee, that would not have lasted 8 hours a year ago.
    The cart sitting is my barometer of low...
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    Those were my initial thoughts as well! Most...

    Those were my initial thoughts as well! Most modern Helicopters went away from the Jesus nut in favor several smaller fasteners.
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    Mc Master adds quite a bit of markup on their...

    Mc Master adds quite a bit of markup on their cast barstock. Check out Versa bar, they have a warehouse in Wisconsin. They are happy to sell you one piece.

    Or buy a Kingway casting.
  4. It might not help you today, Federal makes a...

    It might not help you today, Federal makes a really cool shallow hole bore gauge. Its basically a comparator with a .0001 indicator that sits on top of your part with three anvils that drop into the...
  5. There is no way the spindle bearings on a...

    There is no way the spindle bearings on a Bridgeport are that good. I don't think you could ever achieve that level of roundness on a five inch bore with a Bridgeport spindle. +/-.0002 will be very...
  6. My first thought was Aviation related with the...

    My first thought was Aviation related with the obvious lightening effort.

    Thatís an impressive guess!
  7. I use this outfit... Exacto |...

    I use this outfit... Exacto |

    Good group to deal with. They went out of their way to help us with a prototype.
    I donít think you could go wrong with Exacto.
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    The mills are ok for the first five years. The...

    The mills are ok for the first five years. The head will start to make noise after a while. They also shortened the Z axis ways, the knee hangs below the ways when it is all the way down.
  9. Binns Machinery Company: Manufacturers of the...

    Binns Machinery Company: Manufacturers of the Super-Lathe(R)

    The super lathe is discussed once and a while, no idea if they are still around.
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    Nor am I! lets see it posted here.

    Nor am I!

    lets see it posted here.
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    Great book, i highly recommend it!

    Great book, i highly recommend it!
  12. To the OP: Have you tried Cubitron grinding...

    To the OP: Have you tried Cubitron grinding wheels? If not do so, yes they cost more but cut incredibly efficient. These wheels and sanding belts were a total game changer. They also dont stink or...
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    Thanks for the reminder! I try to follow most...

    Thanks for the reminder!

    I try to follow most of his 14 rules.
  14. Happy to pre pay for the two I requested. Does...

    Happy to pre pay for the two I requested. Does Pay Pal work?

    Thanks again for doing this!!
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    Perhaps check with Powerhold. I believe they make...

    Perhaps check with Powerhold. I believe they make collets to their own design.
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    We reglued a set of rubber tires on our Grob saw...

    We reglued a set of rubber tires on our Grob saw around 10 years ago. They are still ok for a bit but will need to be replaces in the future. We used contact cement and replacement tires from Grob.
    ...
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    I think it was around a two week lead time. They...

    I think it was around a two week lead time. They had all of the pieces, just needed to build them up.
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    Bug, I was in the same boat as you last year! ...

    Bug, I was in the same boat as you last year!

    We found:
    Anaheim Automation - Your source for Stepper Motor, Brushless DC Motor,
    DC Motor, and Planetary Gearbox Products

    I used their geared...
  19. Count me in for two!

    Count me in for two!
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    So itís looks like no lining is the right thing...

    So itís looks like no lining is the right thing to do, good discussion.

    I took a look at a Herman Schmidt case....no lining. I have full confidence in ol Hermanís decision not to have padding in...
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    Here is a photo of a finished pull scraped...

    Here is a photo of a finished pull scraped surface. The photo above is the first pass after milling.

    276837
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    look into Tesker,they have been around for quite...

    look into Tesker,they have been around for quite some time.
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    When i started to scrape one of my goals was to...

    When i started to scrape one of my goals was to rescrape my Schaublin 70. I noticed it had a unique scraping style with little depth. A few years ago, member Screwmachine in Switzerland posted some...
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    That's a rare sight, a 36" shaper being...

    That's a rare sight, a 36" shaper being rescraped! It will be interesting to see how straight it cuts after the rebuild.
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    One thing to think of as well is you spindle and...

    One thing to think of as well is you spindle and its design and manufacture. You'll want every tolerance on your shaft to be a tenth or so. And perfect fits on your bearings. For balancing i would...
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