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    That is very close to the same accuracy as the...

    That is very close to the same accuracy as the 199 master precision level of .0005 IN / 1 FOOT ;)
    Can you adjust it to be level or does the spring bind up first? Change to a shorter spring if so?
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    I can use this one as well, please add to my...

    I can use this one as well, please add to my stack.
    Metal Casting, A Sand Casting Manual for the Small Foundry, Vol. 1 & 2, Stephen D. Chastain, isbn 0-9702203-2-4, paperback, very good, $16
  3. Why not use standard red thoriated tungstens?...

    Why not use standard red thoriated tungstens? Never had a red tungsten round off at that low amperage. Gas sounds fine.
  4. Also be sure the jaws that grip the blade are...

    Also be sure the jaws that grip the blade are clean, they make electrical contact with the blade so a layer of sawdust or dirt does not help.
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    Think of it as a Christmas present for your...

    Think of it as a Christmas present for your friend, dont be a grinch, go get the box;)
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    THANK YOU, I was starting to think about driving...

    THANK YOU, I was starting to think about driving down there, 3 1/2 hrs each way.
  7. I beg to differ. You are absolutely correct in...

    I beg to differ. You are absolutely correct in that is the way things are supposed to work. The real world though is another story where a fair percentage of the time the "professional" is just a guy...
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    I had asked about these in a PM, I do not "need"...

    I had asked about these in a PM, I do not "need" them so I am releasing my interest in them.
    (my grinder is an old rutland tool import and these may or may not fit it)
  9. Post all the pics you took that day, especially...

    Post all the pics you took that day, especially the ones with their trucks in the background. :cheers:
  10. Collecting weld spatter is what I think he said....

    Collecting weld spatter is what I think he said. ;)

    Seriously though you can go to a plumbing supply and get round steel brushes for cleaning copper pipe fittings. they would be 7/8" and 1 1/8"...
  11. That sucks, Might be a good time to review post...

    That sucks,
    Might be a good time to review post #14;)
  12. Thread: vintage metal

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    Nice write up on crockers in this old hemmings...

    Nice write up on crockers in this old hemmings article, with pics;)

    https://www.hemmings.com/stories/article/1939-41-crocker-big-tank
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    This is a good tactic, especially if the add says...

    This is a good tactic, especially if the add says $100 OBO. Best offer does not have to be cheaper.

    Agree it is bad form to try and negociate a cheaper price on the phone before seeing the item....
  14. Sorry to see a damaged machine:( I would be...

    Sorry to see a damaged machine:(
    I would be blaming myself as much as the idiot riggers if it was mine. You know the riggers will be in a hurry and cut corners, so you need to stay ahead of them....
  15. This was posted recently in the lost lathe...

    This was posted recently in the lost lathe thread:





    post 10 & 11
    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/general/lost-lathe-today-384217/?highlight=auction
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    PM incoming

    PM incoming
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    your OP was just this, and you edited to start...

    your OP was just this, and you edited to start adding books after others (gbent) posted his interest, probably didnt see what each other was doing but it happened opposite of what it now looks...
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    please add to my stack: Machine Shop Practice...

    please add to my stack:
    Machine Shop Practice Vol. 1 & 2, Karl Hans Moltrecht, Industrial Press, 1971, isbn 0-8311-1069-4, Hardbound, very good, $12

    Fundamentals of Press Brake Tooling, Ben L....
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    Copilot of the plane discusses what happenned in...

    Copilot of the plane discusses what happenned in this short 2 min vid. Click on CC for subtitles.
    The captain of the Antonov-124 INTERVIEW - YouTube
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    More details on this please.:D

    More details on this please.:D
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    Sorry, I claimed 3 of these earlier, I might...

    Sorry, I claimed 3 of these earlier, I might consider parting with one before they ship.
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    My two showed up the other day as well, look...

    My two showed up the other day as well, look good. Thanks again.
  23. Thread: Bending brass

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    One day I tried all the keys with the option key...

    One day I tried all the keys with the option key down, bored that day I guess. I did remember the degree symbol as the only one that might be useful to me.
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    On my computer if I hold down the alt / option...

    On my computer if I hold down the alt / option key and then hit the zero key, the little degree symbol pops right up, º.
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    '63 it is then, email sent

    '63 it is then, email sent
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