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    Thanks for the reply. Mild steel it is for the...

    Thanks for the reply. Mild steel it is for the bushings. I do at times over think things. Im swapping from ER holders to these bushings for more clearance and just didn't want to leave anything on...
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    What material for boring bar bushing?

    Making some simple split bushings to go from 3/4" down to 3/8" for a a boring bar and small ID threading tool.

    I don't think it matters much but was curious what would you pick for the material....
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    Almost have it right. You measure once, if itís...

    Almost have it right. You measure once, if itís the right number move on to the next part. If itís not the right number you keep measuring until you get it.
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    Starrett 120s and etalon calipers. Yes I am a...

    Starrett 120s and etalon calipers.

    Yes I am a minority no question there.

    You guys are cracking me up. Reminds me of ancient aliens. If one human can do something but another canít the one that...
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    Rob you lost me there with your reply. Go grab...

    Rob you lost me there with your reply.

    Go grab a .1004 and .1006 gage block. Mix them up then measure with dial calipers. Itís very easy to know which one is thicker.

    I use the mic for the...
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    Really like EPA's post. Running a lathe Ill...

    Really like EPA's post.

    Running a lathe Ill make one part and mic it then Ill check it with my dial calipers. I will continue to check with dial calipers on the rest of the parts. If the part...
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    Thank you for the link. I don't think the rolling...

    Thank you for the link. I don't think the rolling with pressure will work but may look back into it again.
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    Pneumatic weld planisher manufactures

    Looking into one and not coming up with much. Ive used them in the past but never looked to see who the maker was. Really prefer brand new even if I have to modify it.

    I have a feeling it will...
  9. Thank you all for sharing, really appreciate it....

    Thank you all for sharing, really appreciate it. I know there are a lot of start ups that make it. You hear the start and the end but rarely the big key moments that really helped you take off.
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  10. Looking for starting a shop success story moments

    Looking at more niche product shops not really job shops but would like to hear both.

    What were some key moments that got you off the ground? How did small production turn into bigger runs? Word...
  11. [QUOTE I also use stainless filler wire...

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    I also use stainless filler wire (316L) because it helps you see the peak color temperature of the weld and whether you overheated the joint.

    Mike[/QUOTE]

    Have to disagree there....
  12. One thing that really helped me was taking two...

    One thing that really helped me was taking two plates 1/8" thick mild steel. 2"x6" or there abouts and tack them together parallel (each plate standing on edge) with a 3/16" gap between them. Now...
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    Personally think the inverters are way over rated...

    Personally think the inverters are way over rated in terms of duty cycle. I just don't think they can be ran balls out all the time. Im stuck with them for now because it can go down to 1 amp which I...
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    Thanks Matt I was not aware of that at all....

    Thanks Matt I was not aware of that at all. Always glad to learn something.
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    Keep an eye out for options/features on the...

    Keep an eye out for options/features on the welders. One of the reasons I went with the everlast 200T was because of the features. Being able to control preflow and post flow can be a big argon and...
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    Garwood you may be correct but a I have checked 6...

    Garwood you may be correct but a I have checked 6 different 355's in 3 different locations(two different states for that matter) and all had that high of amp draw at idle. Maybe the capacitors where...
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    Around 60 amps at idle not welding 240v single...

    Around 60 amps at idle not welding 240v single phase. Lincoln 355 square wave welder. At first I thought it was a bad reading until the the 60 amp breaker tripped about 5 mins after I turned it on....
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    Ries I have to respectfully disagree with you on...

    Ries I have to respectfully disagree with you on some of your post. Most people try to make their money go the farthest. Whether buying cheap stuff that will break but holds up long enough to get...
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    Cant speak to that model but I did have an...

    Cant speak to that model but I did have an Everlast TIG 200T model. Did good for what I used it for mainly .014-.025 nickel alloy butt joints. Watch out for the fittings if you ever want to go to a...
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    Thanks all for the replies some very good info...

    Thanks all for the replies some very good info and I learned a lot.

    I did a trial piece with two dowels and failed at getting repeatable results indexing the plates. I ended up scoring a very...
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    I really prefer the refrigerant coolers for TIG...

    I really prefer the refrigerant coolers for TIG welders. Sick of the carbonator beverage pumps after using them for so many years. Nothing wrong with them just didn't know anything else was out...
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    Lots of a great info thanks. If my skill and...

    Lots of a great info thanks.

    If my skill and equipment are going to limit my chances of hitting my tolerance maybe Im going in the wrong direction. Instead of me trying to make tight tolerance...
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    I agree with the air cylinder and the UHMW...

    I agree with the air cylinder and the UHMW comments hence the reasons I picked them to be forgiving and only the pins to be the method to hold location.

    I do have ways to measure the holes after I...
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    There will be a shaft attached to the top plate...

    There will be a shaft attached to the top plate in the center that will run through the bottom plate and fixed to a pneumatic cylinder that will pop up the top plate to allow rotating. I plan to use...
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    I need to keep the outside corners positions to...

    I need to keep the outside corners positions to be within .003 every 90 degrees. There is more to it but that will work for what Im aiming for. Pin pattern size is up for grabs right now. I know the...
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