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  1. I might be a bit shade tree but have you tried...

    I might be a bit shade tree but have you tried using a miter saw with a carbide blade for cutting your extrusions? They even make blades intended for cutting aluminum. A shop I used to work for...
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    I might also look into adding a drill bushing to...

    I might also look into adding a drill bushing to your fixture. A drill bushing is a hardened piece of steel tube just slightly larger than your drill bit, to keep your drill bit from wandering while...
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    I would run the drill at around 2000 RPM and find...

    I would run the drill at around 2000 RPM and find a better cutting oil. I like Mike-o-cut or tapmagic.
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    Move north and do your bends outdoors between...

    Move north and do your bends outdoors between November and February.
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    I have read them but I don't recall any of them...

    I have read them but I don't recall any of them dealing with the history between PM the Home shop forum.

    Speaking of reading comprehension.
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    You have been particularity grouchy lately. Did...

    You have been particularity grouchy lately. Did you forget your Metamucil?
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    I had some .035 blue demon dual shield wire that...

    I had some .035 blue demon dual shield wire that I played with in my 210 miller that seemed to work pretty well.
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    I actually am not aware of the history. Care to...

    I actually am not aware of the history. Care to enlighten me?
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    I would bump your amps up to 120ish assuming you...

    I would bump your amps up to 120ish assuming you have a foot pedal and focus on moving faster. It is counter intuitive but using more amps so you can move faster results in less heat put into the...
  10. I would get a cheap ER 25 straight shank collet...

    I would get a cheap ER 25 straight shank collet holder and attempt to turn shank to the correct taper. My cheap-o CTC tooling ER25 straight shank collet holder can be cut with a file so if you have...
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    A bit late but these people seem to have them. ...

    A bit late but these people seem to have them.
    ...
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    I have an aerospace hammer for when I make a...

    I have an aerospace hammer for when I make a stupid mistake and scrap a part.
  13. xkcd: Ten Thousand (https://xkcd.com/1053/)

    xkcd: Ten Thousand
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    This won't help you learn mazatrol, but write...

    This won't help you learn mazatrol, but write your program to cut the groove with the G and M code you are confidant with.
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    I assume that the grinder is tripping the reverse...

    I assume that the grinder is tripping the reverse lever?
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    Seems like a lot of work to just blow the damn...

    Seems like a lot of work to just blow the damn thing up in the end.
  17. Thread: sheldon lathe

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    Ilikedtheotherwaybetter,lesswastedspace.

    Ilikedtheotherwaybetter,lesswastedspace.
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    If I understood cameraman's point, he was saying...

    If I understood cameraman's point, he was saying the slight misalignment caused by a over tightened, mushroomed tool holder could cause work hardening/fatigue in the pull stud as the tool holder...
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    I wouldn't be so sure about your boss never...

    I wouldn't be so sure about your boss never trying to hire you back, sales men with big egos usually see making sales as even more important than being right. They can also usually preform the...
  20. I haven't watched many of his videos but my BIL...

    I haven't watched many of his videos but my BIL makes a point of buying TIG supplies from Jody's web site because he likes and appreciates his instructional videos.
  21. I did finally finish this job. I ended up...

    I did finally finish this job. I ended up figuring out how to manually thread the machine and had a higher rate of success with that. I also learned when manually threading the wire that the drive...
  22. I believe that limit switch is there to verify...

    I believe that limit switch is there to verify that the housing for the wire chopper in in place.

    Assuming you are talking about the limit switch above the gray cylinder and not the piece of...
  23. I did finally find where the wire tension...

    I did finally find where the wire tension settings, they are tied into the EPAK / cut control setting on the machine. After I changed that to a setting appropriate for the wire diameter I did manage...
  24. Issues with .004 brass wire on a mid 90's Mitsubishi FX10 WEDM

    I will preface this with the fact that I don't have a ton of experience on WEDM machines. This machine is used in a prototype shop so it doesn't get run a lot. We generally use .010 wire but we...
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    I would make your "nut" with the available tap...

    I would make your "nut" with the available tap and then use that as a gauge to measure the external thread you cut on the lathe. I wouldn't screw around trying to make the female thread minor as...
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