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  1. Thread: My shop

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    Chico, no? Chino is down in LA halfway between...

    Chico, no? Chino is down in LA halfway between downtown and Riverside. I imagine ReedPrentice would want nothing to do with LA.
  2. I would just loctite it. BTDT. It will hold if...

    I would just loctite it. BTDT. It will hold if you clean and assemble correctly. 0.0015 interference on 1/4” is too much. That’s .006 interference on a 1” shaft.


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    I’d like 4 pcs of the white delrin blocks in a...

    I’d like 4 pcs of the white delrin blocks in a flat rate envelope. You PM box is full. PayPal works. Thanks!


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  4. Thread: New Machine Day

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    Nice! What year is the Dodge? My Dad ordered one...

    Nice! What year is the Dodge? My Dad ordered one brand new in 1963 through the local small-town Dodge dealer. I was 4 years old, and I have just haziest recollection of picking it up from the dealer....
  5. Email incoming for 1 each.

    Email incoming for 1 each.
  6. Oddly enough, the FP2NC has a horizontal spindle...

    Oddly enough, the FP2NC has a horizontal spindle in addition to a vertical spindle, so the chip-clearing advantage of running horizontally is available. That won't fix what seems to amount to trying...
  7. Sounds like cutter deflection is a lot of the...

    Sounds like cutter deflection is a lot of the issue. A 3/8" endmill with 2-1/2" flute length is going to be exceedingly flexible. I would expect you are getting a lot of squeal (chatter). Are you?...
  8. This topic came up within the past year on the...

    This topic came up within the past year on the Aciera yahoo group, which is now gone as far as I can tell. The group moved to a Swiss machines forum on groups.io, but the old posts were lost. You...
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    PM in-coming on 8 pcs in a flat-rate envelope,...

    PM in-coming on 8 pcs in a flat-rate envelope, two of each color.
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    The semicircular pocket in the 4th photo is...

    The semicircular pocket in the 4th photo is supposed to contain a spring-loaded roller dipping in a puddle of oil and distributing it on the opposing flat way. Was the roller present?

    I have seen...
  11. At one point AVCO sold VM engines in the US. They...

    At one point AVCO sold VM engines in the US. They put them in Wonderbread delivery trucks in the Philadelphia area. There was a water-cooled model IIRC in which the crankshaft inserted lengthwise...
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    Are you probing the surface to be engraved or...

    Are you probing the surface to be engraved or some other feature? The workpiece surface may not be where your probe thinks it is, for example if the surfacing tool is an endmill that crept down in...
  13. I did a practice piece of 6061-T6 and it worked...

    I did a practice piece of 6061-T6 and it worked well. The cutter was a 1/4” square Prat & Whitney cutter from eBay. I put a healthy chamfer on the leading edge, but still got slight over-cut at the...
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    That approach might affect accuracy, because the...

    That approach might affect accuracy, because the machine has box ways that will float when the lube pressure comes on. That is why the Dialog control waits for a rapid move before applying a lube...
  15. Aren't the B-C lathes essentially the same as the...

    Aren't the B-C lathes essentially the same as the South Bend 1307 lathes?
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    On the Dialog controls, the timing is coded in...

    On the Dialog controls, the timing is coded in the firmware and totally inaccessible to be modified. The post could probably be edited to do what you want. On the other hand, you can just hit the...
  17. My slotter is an attachment that goes on an...

    My slotter is an attachment that goes on an Aciera F5 mill. I would in fact worry before I was pushing a 3/4" wide cutter in pre-hard...or aluminum for that matter. ;-) I would put the slotter in the...
  18. What's the best way to attack a hex hole on a slotter?

    Assuming I have an indexing table, what is the best way to cut an internal hexagon on a vertical slotter? Should I grind a 120° V cutter and go after the corners, a flat cutter and go after the flats...
  19. HD is probably the head thickness and SH is...

    HD is probably the head thickness and SH is probably the shell (cylindrical part) thickness.
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    The borax fumes also attach the elements. BTDT.

    The borax fumes also attach the elements. BTDT.
  21. I have tried Mach3 on a lathe directed at...

    I have tried Mach3 on a lathe directed at students. Mach3 is absolutely awful compared to any CNC I have ever dealt with. I would not trust my valuable iron to a Mach3 control. There is too much risk...
  22. The monitor would be useful on Dialog 4 if turned...

    The monitor would be useful on Dialog 4 if turned sideways and programmed so you could see seven blocks of code across the screen. D4 only lets you see three blocks across at a time, which can be a...
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    Are there any wire EDM shops nearby? I’d pay one...

    Are there any wire EDM shops nearby? I’d pay one of them to deal with it. Otherwise, can you change the key instead of the key slot?


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    I have Mits 0-1 and 1-2 thread mics with most...

    I have Mits 0-1 and 1-2 thread mics with most anvils. One thing I noticed with the 0-1 mic is that, if I zero the mic with the anvils touching and then measure a certified 1"-8 thread gauge, the...
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    I wish I had a photo of the backside of mine, but...

    I wish I had a photo of the backside of mine, but I do not, and I am in Hawaii at the moment, whereas the machine is in Silicon Valley. I did not mount the bracket to the headstock, some prior owner...
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