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    Something like that. It's also good to not just...

    Something like that. It's also good to not just throw the effluent down the drain, a shallow settling pan will let the water evaporate off, then you can scrape the muck out into the trash. Setting...
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    I'd try to keep metal types separate if possible,...

    I'd try to keep metal types separate if possible, to avoid potential corrosion behavior between Al and other alloys. Ideally this means different bowls and media, but that may not be feasible from a...
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    Let us know what you got and how it works for you.

    Let us know what you got and how it works for you.
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    Consult with your media vendor, or trial and...

    Consult with your media vendor, or trial and error. It's bounded by materials, machine, load size, etc.
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    Vibratory tumblers might be faster if the process...

    Vibratory tumblers might be faster if the process is tuned right, but if no speed requirements a rotary might be easier to get results from. You can mix media, but it's a bit of a pain to sort media...
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    Goodness, there's a lot of chucks pining for...

    Goodness, there's a lot of chucks pining for their keys out there...

    As I mentioned before, I'll take an assortment of 2ea of the larger keys, let's make it 10 sets ($40). You can email or pm me...
  7. Email sent to your mm @ sp address (unless I've...

    Email sent to your mm @ sp address (unless I've totally misremembered your email...).


    Edit: payment sent.
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    If nobody's said "I'll take them", then I'll take...

    If nobody's said "I'll take them", then I'll take them.

    Lemme no...
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    What's old is new - that neat 'ol casting is the...

    What's old is new - that neat 'ol casting is the great, great grandpa of the newest electric car technology:

    World’s biggest die casting machine|Tesla - YouTube
  10. I can try to make it one week, or see if I can...

    I can try to make it one week, or see if I can get someone to pick it up for me. Will that work?
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    Not exactly sure of your needs, but check out...

    Not exactly sure of your needs, but check out Thinbit:

    ThinBIT(R) Cutting Tools

    I've gotten very nice custom inserts from them when I needed special forms - quick, good service (or at least, it...
  12. Eh, they've changed the punishment for this from...

    Eh, they've changed the punishment for this from keelhauling to just 10 lashes, so no big deal.

    [Damn namby-pamby softies! In my day, they not only keel hauled you, they gave you a toothbrush to...
  13. If you don't need it out of the place right away,...

    If you don't need it out of the place right away, I'll take it. I can pay now, but not pick up for 2 - 3 weeks.

    Paypal OK?
  14. Dunno, but I'd buy them well before they'd hit...

    Dunno, but I'd buy them well before they'd hit the dumpster!

    Only four years of misspent youth?? Mine's still ongoing...
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    If you're using a multi-lead threadmill, try...

    If you're using a multi-lead threadmill, try changing to a coated single point or three-tooth version and see if that improves the process. It'll take a little more time, but may be more stable and...
  16. It's Capitalism at its finest. Would you prefer...

    It's Capitalism at its finest. Would you prefer nobody bids and the stuff goes to the melting pot? This way, at least there's a chance the machine parts will find a user.

    [And on the list of...
  17. All About Silicon Bronze (Properties, Strength,...

    All About Silicon Bronze (Properties, Strength, and Uses)

    Seems the alloy is around 94-96% copper, meaning that at worst you can call some recyclers and see what they'll offer for it. But as said...
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    They made capacitors in that plant. They...

    They made capacitors in that plant.

    They definately got discharged...
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    I'll take 'em. pm/email/smoke signal incoming.

    I'll take 'em. pm/email/smoke signal incoming.
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    Your live center is almost without doubt just...

    Your live center is almost without doubt just fine. Do not try repairing it, you will only ruin it.

    When you stated that you drilled the bar with minimal stickout in the chuck, what you were...
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    Check the actual runout of the taper on the...

    Check the actual runout of the taper on the center by using a test indicator and spinning the point by hand. I suspect you'll find it's much better than the error you're seeing on the bar, which is...
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    400 rpm is about right for turning a lantern tool...

    400 rpm is about right for turning a lantern tool holder.
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    In the future, I expect to be looking for goods...

    In the future, I expect to be looking for goods worth their price. So you've nothing to fear from me.
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    It's been said before, but the forum is oriented...

    It's been said before, but the forum is oriented towards the professional manufacturer - whether machinist, programmer, engineer, etc.

    It's a courtesy to respect the forum zeitgeist and not waste...
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    No, I'm just full time in your head. Believe me,...

    No, I'm just full time in your head. Believe me, I deserve double-pay for being in that swamp!

    Since you're such a fan of forum rule reading, perhaps you've noted the one about "it's not just for...
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