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  1. Nah-Don't bother with the Bikies, turn it over to...

    Nah-Don't bother with the Bikies, turn it over to Vinny the Brick. He can be very persuasive....
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    I can't think of anyone that does it as good as...

    I can't think of anyone that does it as good as McMaster, and will call is only ten minutes away....
    Still, I haven't been able to get on the catalog list, in the old shop guys would fight over who...
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    True. But it's highly entertaining if it's...

    True. But it's highly entertaining if it's chasing somebody else.

    Also, I agree with John though I'm partial to lots of oil. Bacon grease works well and smells like breakfast.
  4. Since no one's brought it up, get a hot dog cart,...

    Since no one's brought it up, get a hot dog cart, or go straight to the top and get a food truck. Seriously, when it comes to a choice of work, I'd cast a bigger net. I spent about thirty years in...
  5. I have the same saw. I think you're right but...

    I have the same saw. I think you're right but I've never really noticed.
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    In an old job, we'd make splined driveshafts for...

    In an old job, we'd make splined driveshafts for aircraft generators (we made the parts for the rest of the machine, too). The general process was rough machine, core harden, finish machine, cut...
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    Has anyone thought about applying ISO/AS to a hot...

    Has anyone thought about applying ISO/AS to a hot dog cart?
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    If the OP really wants to learn about building...

    If the OP really wants to learn about building quality in, read the old mil-Q-9858A, then think about ISO9001.
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    I'm for using the lathe: use strap clamps on a...

    I'm for using the lathe: use strap clamps on a faceplate and a conventional groove tool. It's quicker than a rotary table on the mill, 'specially if you have a small faceplate you can grab in the...
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    Second vote for Monarch. I have a 16x30 Model C,...

    Second vote for Monarch. I have a 16x30 Model C, vintage 1939, and it still is tight. I'm hoping a model 610 or 612 will fall into my lap. Even a Model 60. If money no object, have Monarch locate...
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    [QUOTE=jim rozen;3395479] You might have...

    You might have better luck with their plain steel rod- it's almost certainly so low in carbon as to virtually be iron.

    If you want something specificly for magnetic properties, try Amidon...
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    +1 on buying taps as you need them. Sets usually...

    +1 on buying taps as you need them. Sets usually are not of the same quality as a tap purchased from a proper supply house. Be sure to spec GH(1,2,or 3) after the thread call out, as in 1/4-20 GH2....
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    Thanks everyone for the input. Found a deal on a...

    Thanks everyone for the input. Found a deal on a '73 International Cub with a Woods 59 finish mower. Perhaps a mow-off is in order.
  14. Another good general purpose formula to know is...

    Another good general purpose formula to know is the Law of Sines. Useful to solve any triangle, and a right triangle is a special case with simplified calculations.
    I never encountered it until...
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    OT: Tires for zero-turn mower

    I bought a zero turn mower to replace my old Toro walk behind. Trouble is, I have a soft spot in one corner of the back, it's been stuck three times. I'm considering either replacing the rear tires...
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    I had heard or read that an outfit in Poland made...

    I had heard or read that an outfit in Poland made good mics for low cost, don't have a name.
  17. When my accumulation of dead centers can no...

    When my accumulation of dead centers can no longer be reground, I had planned on ordering up a set of carbide preforms from MSC, then silver brazing to shank (that's how they're constructed). Those...
  18. I've had some success running the reamer backward...

    I've had some success running the reamer backward and stoning it. Not leaving excessive ream stock, making certain the reamer runs true, running it slow with just enough feed-you should feel it cut...
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    Consider other cooling schemes: mist coolant, or...

    Consider other cooling schemes: mist coolant, or a cold air gun.
    The grinding work I've done sorts out into two piles: large stock removal, and low stock for size and finish. First group always done...
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    There you go again. Just get a copy of Dr...

    There you go again.

    Just get a copy of Dr Deming's library, all you'll need to know about how to do this sort of thing on *your* terms. Your customer is passing inventory costs to you without...
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    I have a 9AW, a little bigger, else pretty much...

    I have a 9AW, a little bigger, else pretty much the same. HGR, about $800, so yours is a good deal. Mine was 3ph motor, now on a VFD, and came with coolant system.
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    Consider a three jaw chuck, add a set of fan jaws...

    Consider a three jaw chuck, add a set of fan jaws if part is too tall to make regular soft jaws work.
  23. Asothers said, do a turn or bore, find where you...

    Asothers said, do a turn or bore, find where you are. When time to level, loose the bolts holding lathe to the base. Check for level. If it moved, level,then shim between lathe and base pads as...
  24. You didn't spec OD, assuming reasonably small,...

    You didn't spec OD, assuming reasonably small, stuff a pin in as Wlodek indicated, set up in a Harig Grind All, or similar, finish on surface grinder. Easier to control than mill.
  25. On the chance the OP really does have guide...

    On the chance the OP really does have guide issues, why not have the guides knurled? Perhaps bronze liners. Either doesn't require replacing the originals, so no other problems like guide/seat...
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