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  1. quote I can tell you..... Local new-used...

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    I can tell you.....

    Local new-used dealership tries to sell us a used surface grinder last week. We get the quote. What the hell, check Ebay. Same dealer selling same machine, $3k less....
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    The on-line spring calculators are common enough....

    The on-line spring calculators are common enough. A few minutes playing around will give you more insight than 100 replies on any internet forum.
  3. Not the same

    Photo emmisive materials respond to electromagnetic radiation by releasing electrons.

    Thermo-piles free up electrons at dissimilar metal junctions. Heat just increases the output.

    A...
  4. Price

    What is wanted
    Where it's wanted
    When it's wanted.

    Prices are net set by the seller.
    Prices are determined buy the buyer's willingness.

    Go do it yourself, become a machinery dealer, see...
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    To open the holes at the present locations, a...

    To open the holes at the present locations, a diamond charged thread could be pulled thru.

    There would be a learning curve to arrive at the desired hole dimensions.
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    That sounds like a perfect situation for...

    That sounds like a perfect situation for international commerce. Imports and exports. WIN WIN!
  7. Here is a question Would YOU rather be...

    Here is a question

    Would YOU rather be defenseless and persecuted / assaulted, or be in a position to defend yourself on equal basis in the event of persecution or assault?

    Think hard on this, ...
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    I never shut off power to my several VFD's Why?...

    I never shut off power to my several VFD's Why?

    Set the ramp down time when the stop button is pushed and walk away. Leave the display lit. That way you KNOW it's ready to go when you hit the...
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    I start with an "op sheet" Just a list of...

    I start with an "op sheet"

    Just a list of operations that match with all the features required to complete the part. Tolerances mean NOTHING on an Op sheet.

    Once I list all the operations...
  10. The two words are not interchangeable.

    The two words are not interchangeable.
  11. And I'm just pointing out the sort of tooling it...

    And I'm just pointing out the sort of tooling it takes to do the job.

    This ain't a hobby shop for kids.
    But you could check with harbor freight, they must have something.
  12. Plate Bevelers...

    Plate Bevelers

    The search engine of your choice will return many options.

    "Plate beveler",

    Plate Bevelling Machines
  13. yes, strongly disagree. I would not like to...

    yes, strongly disagree.

    I would not like to hear your position on abortion,
  14. Thousands Not 100s of thousands, not 10s of...

    Thousands

    Not 100s of thousands,
    not 10s of millions.

    The price of freedom is constant vigilance.
  15. gustofson Your truths are valid enough. It's...

    gustofson

    Your truths are valid enough. It's the "even if only one life is saved" position ..

    But that is NOT what our 2nd amendment is about. Please read post 2114 again, and again, and...
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    Just about any two part epoxy works for mounting...

    Just about any two part epoxy works for mounting small wheels.

    I'm partial to 3M 2216. a known and respected adhesive.

    I will not suggest any "5 minute" epoxys. But there may be some good...
  17. Ideas from the watchers Other shop-made steady...

    Ideas from the watchers

    Other shop-made steady rests for the watchmakers lathe | NAWCC Message Board
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    This is the interweb "How can you be two...

    This is the interweb

    "How can you be two people at once, when you are really no one at allll?"

    Oh, This is the interweb.
  19. How should we feel if the person who stopped...

    How should we feel if the person who stopped additional murder by using their own firearm was not legally permitted/licensed to do so. Illegal carry.... ?

    I really didn't appreciate the...
  20. friction! It's everywhere!

    friction!

    It's everywhere!
  21. When you get done with figuring out this little...

    When you get done with figuring out this little exercise you will end up with a 1/2 ton press at best.

    Those little pump bodies generate nearly 10k psi. Your shop air might get up to 120 psi.
    ...
  22. Post #11 nails it! The OP said nothing about...

    Post #11 nails it!

    The OP said nothing about difficulty establishing tram. The statement was that tightening the securing studs upset the position of the head.

    DON"T USE THE F****ING worm...
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    Actually, applied electric current is bad for...

    Actually, applied electric current is bad for electric motors.

    It makes them move, and movement causes wear of the bearings and deterioration of the insulation.

    Applied current causes heating,...
  24. If a ten dollar tool can do the task, why use a...

    If a ten dollar tool can do the task, why use a $10,000 tool?

    Is it because money is no object?

    Ask a pro for additional advice.
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    Keep at it, scrape a lot, fit the parts to your...

    Keep at it, scrape a lot, fit the parts to your plate.

    Then tell up what you have learned.

    "A fool, persisting in folly, gains wisdom".
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