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  1. I made a 3 jaw version of what you want by...

    I made a 3 jaw version of what you want by turning a 5C fixture mount to fit the back of a 5" Hardinge chuck.

    Tom
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    Classic way to handle problems like this where...

    Classic way to handle problems like this where shaft is not round and need a steady rest is to fabricate a ring to fit over the tube with set screws to hold the tube in place. The ring will run true...
  3. Distillation does not guarantee no methanol. ...

    Distillation does not guarantee no methanol. Depends on who is running the distiller. methanol boils at 148.5F. Ethanol at 173.1F. The practice is to discard the first part of the run which...
  4. Are you kidding? Business's wanting to raise...

    Are you kidding?

    Business's wanting to raise prices but are afraid to because of competition relish these kinds of "crises".

    Tom
  5. For the mill, consider an Abene VF3 made in...

    For the mill, consider an Abene VF3 made in Sweden. Its not a big mill, but it is heavier than a Bridgeport and is a combination horizontal and vertical.

    Tom
  6. Before you even consider getting into molding,...

    Before you even consider getting into molding, you have to have a product that someone will buy. I have designed molded parts for most of my design life, thermoplastic and thermoset. There are...
  7. Make a replacement out of plastic sheet stock. ...

    Make a replacement out of plastic sheet stock. All you need is to protect you from getting a shock or getting chips in it. The odds of finding an exact replacement is small to none.

    Tom
  8. I bought a Cinci #2 for exactly the same as you...

    I bought a Cinci #2 for exactly the same as you plan. They are NOT designed for precision cylindrical grinding. The infeed is far too course. Consider a B&S #13 instead. Or consider a MYford...
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    Before using any ventless heating equipment, make...

    Before using any ventless heating equipment, make sure it has been tested and listed or approved by the nationally recognized testing organization such as U/L or ETL. Assuming that a non-vented...
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    Anytime you connect your own power supply to the...

    Anytime you connect your own power supply to the existing power system you MUST make sure there is no way your power system can connect to the outside distribution system. You should have a transfer...
  11. I am sorry I am the turd here, but the problem...

    I am sorry I am the turd here, but the problem remains that as long as only one person has a secret, then the secret secure. The more that know the secret, the less secure. Motion should bust his...
  12. Unfortunately, you left out the most critical...

    Unfortunately, you left out the most critical security link - people.

    Tom
  13. To have any chance of success, the force and die...

    To have any chance of success, the force and die will need to have a radius about the same as the tubing, particularly at the bend. Then fill the tubing with dry sand or one of the low melting point...
  14. For openers, I would go with SqD instead of CH...

    For openers, I would go with SqD instead of CH because of the availability of equipment. All the panel builders have to go through U/L. Find out what the local electricians and inspectors favor. ...
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    What's being said here could apply to either...

    What's being said here could apply to either location.

    Tom
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    His latest posts indicate that he is running...

    His latest posts indicate that he is running single phase to Phase Perfect convertors. Reading some of his posts, he is not happy with Phase Perfect and has been looking for alternates such as...
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    Posts 30, 32 and 33 summarize my thoughts. ...

    Posts 30, 32 and 33 summarize my thoughts. Unless you want to be another Henry Ford and become totally self sufficient, stick to your knitting.

    Tom
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    Knowing you, you have already answered the...

    Knowing you, you have already answered the questions I would pose such as neighbors, restrictions, etc. Is this proposal for short term use (6-12 months) or continuous? You buy or rent? What do...
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    Do you want the alarm to operate whenever the...

    Do you want the alarm to operate whenever the equipment is on, or just when you are finished working?

    Tom
  20. Third photo down on the right. Looks like a...

    Third photo down on the right. Looks like a collar on the shaft housing. Is that a belt tightener?

    Tom
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    I was kinda interested in this thread when I saw...

    I was kinda interested in this thread when I saw it was from MG. I haven't read all the replies and don't intend to, but relating to the last few respondents about the difference between cutting a...
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    As a side note to this, has anyone investigated...

    As a side note to this, has anyone investigated what Moore used in their machines and how about the turntables used in the recording industry?

    Tom
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    The first one doesn't show any advanced...

    The first one doesn't show any advanced technology. That is a Bessemer convertor being charged from blast furnace, the cart to the left is a slag cart. By 1965 most of the steel industry was or had...
  24. I, like many others, do not feel this is in your...

    I, like many others, do not feel this is in your best interest. All of my following comments are based on what you have said about yourself.

    Personalities are different. You are a driven take no...
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    How big is the generator? 20 machines is quite a...

    How big is the generator? 20 machines is quite a lot juice.

    Tom
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