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    He is also using tape with superglue. Dave

    He is also using tape with superglue.

    Dave
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    My rubber bands deteriorated fast. Tried...

    My rubber bands deteriorated fast. Tried reversing the blocks with the handle in the back. It was odd and the other guys didn't like it, so I put a magnet on.

    Dave
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    Years ago, a guy I worked with seemed like he...

    Years ago, a guy I worked with seemed like he couldn't make a decision without asking the boss. I didn't realize for a long time he was sucking up and bulletproof. Took a lot more breaks than I did...
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    Well this got interesting. thanks for the replys...

    Well this got interesting. thanks for the replys

    Dave
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    82 deg vs 90 deg chamfer

    The new machines we installed this year have metric fasteners. So I ordered a 90 Chamfering bit set for the metric flat heads.
    Got me wondering what the advantage either angle has or just 100 year...
  6. Misremembered the od. it was 1/2-13 Dave

    Misremembered the od. it was 1/2-13

    Dave
  7. Just installed some threaded inserts for 5/16...

    Just installed some threaded inserts for 5/16 -24, od is 3/4 - 10. NC was the same OD thread size.
    We have some self tapping inserts at work but offhand I don't remember the OD.

    Dave
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    WIMTS in Milwaukee

    Any one else go last week?
    A bit of a surprise who wasn't there, compared to 4 years ago (my last trip).

    Biggest hole was Haas, big display last time and some cutting.

    My friend with a job...
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    I clean both really good and heat the chuck to...

    I clean both really good and heat the chuck to about 250 deg F and then set it on the arbor, give it a tap, set it vertical with the chuck up to cool. The newer ones I disassemble first, the ball...
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    Thanks, I had no idea the cost difference. We...

    Thanks, I had no idea the cost difference. We grind some longer knives at work (no bevel) So I would ask for the transverse.
    I've been trying to get the boss to spring for a full auto grinder, but...
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    field direction on magnetic chuck

    My grinder at home has a Walker chuck (6 x 14) with the fields lengthwise. permanent mag .
    The one at work is a walker (8 x 24) running crosswise. Electro mag. We have been looking at a new full...
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    link to Saunders machine works for fixture...

    link to Saunders machine works for fixture plates.

    All – Saunders Machine Works

    I'm not connected to him.

    Dave
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    Milk is closer to $15 and two dairy farms a day...

    Milk is closer to $15 and two dairy farms a day have been quitting this year.
  14. Does the drilled hole stay the same size on deep...

    Does the drilled hole stay the same size on deep holes? I wouldn't be surprised to see it wander off center.

    Dave
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    lean mfg, keeping minimum inventory on the books....

    lean mfg, keeping minimum inventory on the books.
    Seen it in the plant I work at. Unfortunately management doesn't always identify critical spare or understand the real lead time to reorder. I...
  16. How worn out is the equipment. If the head is...

    How worn out is the equipment. If the head is trammed in, check with an indicator if the fixed jaw on the vise is actually vertical.
    In addition to an assortment of dowel pins I have a 1" ball...
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    I like fusion but draftsight is easier for me to...

    I like fusion but draftsight is easier for me to control what is printed out. It may be I just haven't figured it out but fusion prints out all the dimensions to the same decimal place set. I would...
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    I tore a housing apart to replace the bearings...

    I tore a housing apart to replace the bearings and found even though it had a grease zerk there were seals on both sides of the bearings. so grease wasn't really getting to the balls.
    Nock out the...
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    I looked up the name Mach2 posted. The clamps he...

    I looked up the name Mach2 posted. The clamps he made for the boring mill look great.
    A little larger than I need but I may make a smaller version.
    YouTube

    Dave
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    The lucas boring bar we had at work used morse...

    The lucas boring bar we had at work used morse taper tooling and had a cross lock pin in the quill that used a taper key. Worked fine but would be difficult to do with bearings near the end of the...
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    Nothing I work with needs that last thread. I...

    Nothing I work with needs that last thread. I work in a maintenance shop so I know what most of the parts are and where they are critical. I've had to grind back the chamfer on some of the hardened...
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    My little pet peeve is when our engineering dept...

    My little pet peeve is when our engineering dept draws something that was obviously designed using fractions. and the starts rounding down to two places. On a bolt circle that can really screw up...
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    The shop I work in has a chandler, bridgeport....

    The shop I work in has a chandler, bridgeport. and criterion, and a 4" head I don't know the name of.
    I have chandler, criterion and another one ? at home.

    The chandler is my favorite, but a bit...
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    I ordered a bar for tnmg since I already have...

    I ordered a bar for tnmg since I already have inserts and a 5/8 bar with dnmg and 2 different inserts (for steel and aluminum).

    Dave
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    got a card from MSC for 40% off and free...

    got a card from MSC for 40% off and free shipping. Not exactly true.
    When I plugged in the cart it was only about 16%. Key was up to 40% but the 40 was in 2" font.

    Last Nov Travers had black...
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