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  1. Don't know if it applies but a simple search...

    Don't know if it applies but a simple search turned up these links. Seems to be info available.

    THOMPSON GRINDER CO.

    Thompson | store.lathes.co.uk
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    -In the realm of machine shop accidents there are...

    -In the realm of machine shop accidents there are even worse things than death. Safety should be the priority if you want to go the distance.
  3. -Sounds like the "temporary tooling" solutions...

    -Sounds like the "temporary tooling" solutions that are just until there's time to do the job properly, which become semi-permanent. I give technical advice once, after that it's only for those with...
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    -I asked that same question, almost word for...

    -I asked that same question, almost word for word. The EE flatly stated that there were standards and that was part of the reason for the revisions I was making to the schematics. He even explained...
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    I can't possibly give a competent answer about...

    I can't possibly give a competent answer about electrical schematics because I work with mechanical designs. I did revise a number of electrical schematics at my last contract position and insisted...
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    Re-posting a reply I made about a 4th axis path...

    Re-posting a reply I made about a 4th axis path on a cylinder if somebody missed it. Images won't open for larger view, find original reply in CAD-CAM forum. SolidQuirks 2014 used.


    A swept...
  7. Thread: Tooling Help

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    If you have one, a rotary table will allow you to...

    If you have one, a rotary table will allow you to remove more metal and faster than a boring head because you can use a regular end mill of your choice. Make one end of a plug fit the center hole of...
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    -Would that be in Cleveland (TN)? Just curious,...

    -Would that be in Cleveland (TN)? Just curious, description fits.
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    Same here, more dimensional information required...

    Same here, more dimensional information required to make a comparison/check between the LZ330 and the Condor.
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    -With experience you will learn to estimate how...

    -With experience you will learn to estimate how much material you can expect to remove before another dress is required. As long as you keep the heat under control it really doesn't matter what the...
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    Depends upon what type of SS and what the...

    Depends upon what type of SS and what the temper/hardness is. Lube makes a difference too. I always prefer the higher sulfur types but that's just because I like the taste of it on a sandwich too....
  12. Does signing that NDA allow the designer to claim...

    Does signing that NDA allow the designer to claim ownership of the BIG SECRET that you helped him work out? Doesn't seem like the OP is getting much out of it besides a limit for any work in the...
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    -Engineering change called for .250 of hardened...

    -Engineering change called for .250 of hardened steel to be removed across the block/plate for an insert. I used an abrasive parting wheel to cut several slots across the block/plate so it created...
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    Grinding with residual power in the mag-chuck is...

    Grinding with residual power in the mag-chuck is sometimes an act of faith and not for the faint-of-heart or the unobservant.
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    Good advice from the usual suspects in the above...

    Good advice from the usual suspects in the above posts. Answers/advice to some of the OP's questions are solidly dependent upon the application and intended outcome.

    DOC- Rough stock removal on...
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    Necro thread revival. Purchased what I believe to...

    Necro thread revival. Purchased what I believe to be a Prentiss #10 that has no cast lettering on the side of the vise, only the company name on the back of the fixed jaw and a "10" stamped on the...
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    -If you need/have "the latest and fanciest"...

    -If you need/have "the latest and fanciest" machining centers for shop then why would you even consider an LIP 515? It was a well made surface grinder but it's a miniature with a very tiny work...
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    I worked as a contract tooling engineer for an...

    I worked as a contract tooling engineer for an OEM of large towing and recovery vehicles, name withheld but you've all seen them on the highways. They purchased components from the Chinese that they...
  19. -To elaborate a bit on BROTHERFRANK's technique...

    -To elaborate a bit on BROTHERFRANK's technique (for those unfamiliar with it) the idea is to collapse a small bit of material from the fastener head into the socket on all six sides. Can be done...
  20. Instead of sending them a defective unit, send...

    Instead of sending them a defective unit, send them an OEM (original design) that doesn't have the improved design aspects. It will be functional but put the Chinese back at the same starting point...
  21. I had several Volvo 122's and P1800's from the...

    I had several Volvo 122's and P1800's from the 60's and they used brake system components and some of the chassis running gear that was also used by Studebaker. Most of the fasteners throughout the...
  22. -That's where I got the idea from

    -That's where I got the idea from
  23. Great price, I have no more room or I'd be on...

    Great price, I have no more room or I'd be on this. Good luck with the sale, shouldn't take too long.
  24. There's lots of different types of fasteners,...

    There's lots of different types of fasteners, could you include a photo or sketch? Button head was my first thought also. Any type of shoulder on the fastener? Flange button head as suggested above...
  25. I've done the same thing in a pinch as Milland in...

    I've done the same thing in a pinch as Milland in the above post. Made an insert (disc) and a shank to hold it. Any time I needed a different radius or profile it was a simpler matter of just making...
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