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    It's only a joke if you make him an offer and he...

    It's only a joke if you make him an offer and he doesn't accept it! :typing:
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    So are you saying there was built up interference...

    So are you saying there was built up interference (tension) in the screw and nut from prior passes with a dull tool?
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    Thank You! I used the heck out of a small bit in...

    Thank You! I used the heck out of a small bit in a boring bar today and it was towards the end of the day, after much material removed. I have been cleaning up my cutters on oil stones prior to...
  4. I have been just free wheeling so.... many wasted...

    I have been just free wheeling so.... many wasted steps! Lot's of chips and a few parts made twice! Basically no organization but I am collecting experience points that are very useful.
  5. How many hours to you guys put in on your lathe at one time?

    Today was my longest day using the lathe. Must have been about 9 hours with a one hour break in there where I cleaned up the yard and ate a sammich. I am beat and the brain is a bit mushy after...
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    Springback in Cross Slide

    I have been using my lathe a lot and was getting pretty comfortable with hitting my dimensions. It has been confidence inspiring until today when I began having trouble taking small cuts to hit my...
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    Yes I am also after one of those too. I just...

    Yes I am also after one of those too. I just haven't figured out where to put it yet or it would already be here.
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    Ahh I am sure I am responsible for any confusion...

    Ahh I am sure I am responsible for any confusion and maybe you just hit it on the head! I am only machining the end adapter and handle because I bought a pre-threaded tube! (I wasn't sure I could do...
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    Thanks Rudd, It seemed pretty strange to me to...

    Thanks Rudd, It seemed pretty strange to me to hear that the tailstock isn't strong enough to drill large holes. My tailstock is the standard tailstock though for a 16" lathe and not the lever...
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    South Bend Impulse Purchase

    I saw one of these in the fat Grizzly catalog and have been thinking about it for a while. They offer one for 5C and 8C collets. I think they may be about to discontinue them because online it was in...
  11. Is 6" going to reach across the ways?

    Is 6" going to reach across the ways?
  12. If you lived closer I would send you my precision...

    If you lived closer I would send you my precision level. I got it off of ebay for about 120 bucks and it would cost that much to send it back and forth from me to you!
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    It gives you time to think about what tool you...

    It gives you time to think about what tool you want to buy next! lol
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    I got this with my lathe when I bought it and it...

    I got this with my lathe when I bought it and it is a superb shape for parting 1018 steel....on sssssslllllooooowwwww backgear operations. How slow?

    30 RPM from 2.0 OD down to about 1.0 and then...
  15. Same as the 16" Tool Room Lathe

    Same as the 16" Tool Room Lathe
  16. I got one of those bars too and did a quick check...

    I got one of those bars too and did a quick check when it arrived. My TS was reading .01 low also but I put the thing away since I was too busy to get into it at the time. I made a mental note that...
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    I'm poking around too and saw this from the...

    I'm poking around too and saw this from the Aloris web site. This is the CXA size so maybe the one you need is cheaper?

    289634
    CXA-TNUT

    Looks like they can make you one for 65 bucks.. But...
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    Are the copycats compatible with the legit Aloris...

    Are the copycats compatible with the legit Aloris stuff?
  19. Thread: Smoke

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    Ain't that the truth!...

    Ain't that the truth!...
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    Thanks much for the details. I'm glad some of you...

    Thanks much for the details. I'm glad some of you guys take the time to keep me and my machine in good shape!
  21. Thread: Smoke

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    Not a problem, I allow myself up to three...

    Not a problem, I allow myself up to three embarrassing situations per day if I'm in clothes or not! LOL

    I'm glad I mentioned the drills. I got 20 or so large MT3 drill bits (up to about 1.25)...
  22. Thread: Smoke

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    Thanks, that was in my mind actually but I didn't...

    Thanks, that was in my mind actually but I didn't have a cutter the right shape that could get in there and remove the ID. There was a small amount of springback on the return pass and so I made a...
  23. Thread: Smoke

    by Kevin T
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    Alright...alright...I can see the silliness of my...

    Alright...alright...I can see the silliness of my post but I'm not used to having a machine that has enough power to generate smoke! I was generally curious if there was anything useful that you guys...
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    Thanks, I am glad I asked. I was doing that...

    Thanks, I am glad I asked. I was doing that forbidden, to some, parting tool operation and it occurred to me that if it got weird at the end and I reached for the power switch there would be a few...
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    Are you saying I should be getting information...

    Are you saying I should be getting information from a place that would first recommend buying Chinese crap? I don't want to get political, especially since I see you are in Australia and both our...
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