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    Thanks. I use an old emco 8 for *small* grinding...

    Thanks. I use an old emco 8 for *small* grinding stuff (with small die grinders, and Dumore mounted die grinders with a speed control), and have on rare occasion ground a little on a SB10K; I take...
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    I cringe at putting any grinding wheel on a...

    I cringe at putting any grinding wheel on a precision lathe; it doesn't matter how well you try to cover things up, abrasive dust will get into things, and almost impossible to completely remove...
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    I put dots of color-coded nail polish on the...

    I put dots of color-coded nail polish on the stationary and movable collar to line up, close jaws, then align dots (sometimes you also have to count the # rotations past the dots of course). The...
  4. HLVH Tailstock Installation/Removal Platform (Backsaver)

    After having to remove the tailstock a few times recently , in order to save some back wear and profanity, I scabbed the attached platform together, made from some 3/4 thick formica-laminated scrap. ...
  5. Here was my poor-man's (and no bench-space)...

    Here was my poor-man's (and no bench-space) solution to an optical comparator, can be used on any mill/drill, or even a drillpress with an x-y stage. Titan Tool Supply probably still has some.
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  6. Thread: 10k Power Feed

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    Can't really tell too much from the photo. Are...

    Can't really tell too much from the photo. Are you sure it's related to the power feed; is it a different result when hand-fed, or when cutting near the headstock versus tailstock. Noted that you...
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    Regarding doing a few of those manually, I've...

    Regarding doing a few of those manually, I've done some cups in the past on the Hardinge out of stainless with somewhat similar dimensions (no step), by drilling/reaming the ID of a reasonably long...
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    Those carbide drills for epoxy-glass require a...

    Those carbide drills for epoxy-glass require a high rpm (especially if you're drilling closely spaced holes). Epoxy-glass is a PITA without high rpm (25000+), and the glass will eat up tools. On...
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    I would never purchase any CAD program that is...

    I would never purchase any CAD program that is completely cloud-based as seems to be the case described by the OP. In addition to being insecure, stuff like this happens. It's bad enough that many...
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    I know it's off-topic to the OP's request for a...

    I know it's off-topic to the OP's request for a simple portable iron, but the best irons IMO for varied work are the Metcal (now OKI) irons. The original models using the "STTC" tips are the best. ...
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    And having friends as business...

    And having friends as business "partners"....Count on at least 75% ending badly.
  12. Cobble together two sturdy 4'+ long skids that a...

    Cobble together two sturdy 4'+ long skids that a pallet jack will get underneath from the end (I make them out of southern-yellow pine 2x6 pieces nailed and glued with construction adhesive), bolt...
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    How are you "checking" that is is (or is not)...

    How are you "checking" that is is (or is not) communicating with the controller. After setting the TNC Server program transfer parameters, (seems I also had to set the ME/FE setting on the control...
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    Around here, you must have a lot size with...

    Around here, you must have a lot size with identified suitable soil area to replicate the drain-field of any installed system. And there is a 2/3 acre minimum lot size. If you have perkable soil,...
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    Warning: Info guaranteed for amount paid. >Not...

    Warning: Info guaranteed for amount paid.
    >Not sure if the 145 can be drip fed (aka "blockwise transfer" in HH-speak), see below chart where "blockwise transfer" is not checked.
    >The 2500 has the...
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    I've always thought, in general, the Ryobi...

    I've always thought, in general, the Ryobi products are good product based on the price point and audience. They are much cheaper than the "professional" tools, and I've never had any issues with...
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    Manufacturers obviously don't like the...

    Manufacturers obviously don't like the business-model of buying a corded tool and keeping it for virtually a lifetime...the battery operated tools alleviate this on several fronts, and they have more...
  18. Thread: Contact cleaning

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    When I used to work for the big computer company...

    When I used to work for the big computer company in the materials/failure analysis lab, at one point they had a really big problem with glass-encapsulated reed-relays and we went thru all sort of...
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    Seems it takes quite a while and a lot of...

    Seems it takes quite a while and a lot of experience to realize and understand "what you DON'T know", and some people never do because that is not their personality. After lots of experience, my...
  20. Source for 200 Quantity each of Three Different Size Standard HSS Twist Drills

    We're working on a project requiring 200 pieces each of standard jobbers length HSS uncoated drill bits in 3/32, #45 and #55, uncoated, HSS, 118 degree drill bits. These need to be quality...
  21. Thread: CNC for optics

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    In addition to others' comments, using...

    In addition to others' comments, using metallographic equipment for polishing any size of flat glass is an exercise in futility. The equipment works for small samples, where the flatness is not...
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    The laminations do look loose in some of your...

    The laminations do look loose in some of your photos. As a previous poster mentioned you also might try slathering with loctite or other appropriate adhesive, and clamping/bolting together. I guess...
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    I think what most people find objectionable, and...

    I think what most people find objectionable, and tiresome both on this forum and in discourse in general today, is injecting politics, bias and anti-USA rhetoric in completely unrelated technical or...
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    My favorite lamps, on machines or work-benches...

    My favorite lamps, on machines or work-benches are simple spring-arm tension articulating lamps; inexpensive, one-handed easily and infinitely adjustable to the task at hand, long reach, mounting...
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    I guess the z-axis board was the one that was...

    I guess the z-axis board was the one that was smoking also? I have the two manuals for those bosch z-15 boards (PDF) if you would like me to send them PM me or provide an email. The manuals have...
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