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    Funny you should mention! Iím an engineer and a...

    Funny you should mention! Iím an engineer and a home shop machinist. At work, I visit the factory daily. And it happens that I need to measure stuff while Iím there. So Iíve begun to carry an ancient...
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    I’ll have a go. You’ll find wear and tear...

    I’ll have a go. You’ll find wear and tear everywhere you look for it. There are many inspections you can perform. The question is, will any of them provide you with usable information?

    I think...
  3. No such thing as a cheap milling machine. Hey I...

    No such thing as a cheap milling machine. Hey I want to make you guys a great deal on lightly used BOAT. I’ll throw in the airplane.
  4. I think you have the right answer. This mill...

    I think you have the right answer. This mill seems like a step further than what you want. If you took the money out of the decision, would you choose this mill?

    I bought a series I j head for...
  5. Thread: Ram extention

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    I’ve had a few ram problems and the solution was...

    I’ve had a few ram problems and the solution was always patience, not hammers. Not contradicting Dennis. He’s probably not suggesting wailing on it. I greased my ram. I think others oil them. They...
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    My mill has the door on the left side of the...

    My mill has the door on the left side of the column. Can I mount a VFD inside my column? Will it overheat in there? Sure is a clean area.

    That KBMA looked really good to me. Could mount that near...
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    The problem you are describing sounds like a...

    The problem you are describing sounds like a mislocated table bearing bracket.

    I agree with Richard, I would loosen both brackets, be sure to remove their roll pins, and move the table back and...
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    "Bell" gets my vote. When I think of swage, I...

    "Bell" gets my vote. When I think of swage, I think of a process, not a feature. The enlarged part of a pvc plumbing pipe that accepts a similarly sized pipe is called a bell. When the enlarged part...
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    I don’t really understand the question. And...

    I don’t really understand the question. And mixing up Lista and Kennedy in the same post is truly confusing. Kennedy is honest built light duty tool storage. Their drawer layouts are optimized for...
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    Yeah- has to be on top of a column. I didn't...

    Yeah- has to be on top of a column. I didn't assume he knew that and wanted to add it just in case. I feel that's an excessive requirement that I think a lot of us might assume we could design a...
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    Too late! You are attempting to design and build...

    Too late! You are attempting to design and build a residence with apparently no engineering background. And you are looking for help on Practical Machinist.com! You aren't even on a house building...
  12. My company thinks profile with no datum means the...

    My company thinks profile with no datum means the surface must best fit match the drawing/model within the tolerance specified, but the surface can be anywhere.

    We use it where there is no clear...
  13. Dumb callout. Parallelism is a tolerance of form....

    Dumb callout. Parallelism is a tolerance of form. So those surfaces could be anywhere within the size tolerance limits. Profile can be used to locate a feature, but not without datums. So the profile...
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    I guess you are entitled to your opinion, but I...

    I guess you are entitled to your opinion, but I just wanted to say I find this point of view annoying. Respectfully, he's not asking for your opinion of the definition of the word "restoration". This...
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    I may be mistaken, but I believe I replaced mine...

    I may be mistaken, but I believe I replaced mine with new from H&W and they were sealed bearings. Can someone confirm?

    Otherwise, I get where you are going here. I wonder if you would be better...
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    Just guessing, but I'll bet a lot of Greg's...

    Just guessing, but I'll bet a lot of Greg's troubles revolvs around steel bolts in aluminum blocks sealed in with lock tite. That's happened to me. Its not so much that I damaged the thread, but the...
  17. Metric inch conversion is only one advantage of...

    Metric inch conversion is only one advantage of digital calipers. Being able to measure something that you can't see is a pretty nice feature. Many times I've reached my digitals into a restricted...
  18. Can someone please send me a link to the Mits to...

    Can someone please send me a link to the Mits to avoid? I have 500-196. Are they the cheapies? They were probably $135 on sale. No SPC, not coolant proof.
  19. Anybody else think that's a weird comment from an...

    Anybody else think that's a weird comment from an instructor? What Mitutoyo calipers have more "give" than others? As to accuracy, I don't think of any calipers as being particularly accurate tools....
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    If you live in the States, buy as you need might...

    If you live in the States, buy as you need might be a smart approach. No disrespect to Zimbabwe, but I feel like if you are fixing heavy equipment in Southern Africa, you probably need it when you...
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    Sorry, I thought you were saying that a grave...

    Sorry, I thought you were saying that a grave stone manufacturer could machine a stone flat enough to be used as a surface plate.
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    OP said he was looking for grade B. He didn’t...

    OP said he was looking for grade B. He didn’t mention the size of his plate(s). Grade B for a 24x36 would be flatter than .0004”. Smaller grade B plates would have to be flatter than that.

    I...
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    Did you watch the video? Is that how grave stones...

    Did you watch the video? Is that how grave stones are made near you? Same tools? Really? Autocollimator? Stones in the video could be flatter than 75microns. That’s .000075”
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    That’s a joke, right? Is that some inside joke...

    That’s a joke, right? Is that some inside joke here that I don’t know?
    This is what I’m thinking about:

    YouTube
  25. Super smart to buy used tooling when you are...

    Super smart to buy used tooling when you are getting started. For mill work, you really need a "thousandths" 0-.030" and a "tenths", 0-.005" test indicators. The Brown and Sharpe will be a favorite....
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