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  1. A lot of bench grinder work is rough snagging and...

    A lot of bench grinder work is rough snagging and a soft wheel would break down too fast to hold a flat edge/face.
    A surface grinder wheel does well on a bench grinder, it just takes a little more...
  2. Often quicker to set up a vertical mill for a...

    Often quicker to set up a vertical mill for a short run job,
  3. Don't know if mentioned but a slip of thickness...

    Don't know if mentioned but a slip of thickness measured mashing tape can be handy.. as it wont blow off by a grinding wheel or a fast RPM end cutter.

    I grease marker a part surface and put on a...
  4. For a 7" wheel you might crush dimple the wheel...

    For a 7" wheel you might crush dimple the wheel with a blunted (dull) carbide drill at the heavy side mark the up place at mounting so you might mount the same way next mounting. Often a name brand...
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    Be sure the tightest has some clearance(.005 or...

    Be sure the tightest has some clearance(.005 or so).
  6. "coolant rail" is just the raised part if the...

    "coolant rail" is just the raised part if the table that retains the coolant so it goes to the drain hole.

    "the near wheel vent" is having a dust pick-up very close to the wheel..but must sparks...
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    If you turn your test bar and check a few times...

    If you turn your test bar and check a few times and get different readings then griding of the jaws may not do any good.
    Figure there is .002 or so clearance around the scroll and .001 or .002...
  8. I have used Federal dials and thought that they...

    I have used Federal dials and thought that they were as good as many others.
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    RE: QT Scottl -> Well this whole thread sucks. ...

    RE: QT Scottl -> Well this whole thread sucks.

    Speaking about sucks...Vacuum cleaners are known for doing that.
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    Lestoil may be an ok vacuum cleaner. One might...

    Lestoil may be an ok vacuum cleaner. One might use it with a rag or a sponge.

    Back and forth strokes or up and down might be your preference.
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    Here a good trick perhaps for a production part...

    Here a good trick perhaps for a production part and using a .015 run out chuck-> getting the part to run .001 TIR (.0005 a side)

    Get your parts to run true in a non adjustable chuck. YOU MUST...
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    Here is one method of loading jaws: Chuck Jaw...

    Here is one method of loading jaws:
    Chuck Jaw Truing Fixture

    Some chucks have an internal step.
    Some guys use jaw screws with making a ring washer.
    One could even make jaw clamps and stack...
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    .004 to .005 12 inches out seems a small amount....

    .004 to .005 12 inches out seems a small amount.
    You might make a few test tries with turning the test bar 180* to see the error is constant to the same relation to the chuck.
    You might even try...
  14. Perhaps have the maker turn the parts between...

    Perhaps have the maker turn the parts between centers so the threads run axially correct to center. yes likely more costly.
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    A couple of Dumb Questions.. Answers: 1.it is...

    A couple of Dumb Questions..

    Answers:
    1.it is 2;00, and
    2.no I don't need a coffee refill.

    A local furnace shop can bend a pan to your size.
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    It seems that many are shy to go to between...

    It seems that many are shy to go to between centers.'
    I used to just bump a straight part with my tool bit and have near-perfect straight in less than a couple of minutes, with not even using an...
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    A simple test would be to indicate the chuck Od...

    A simple test would be to indicate the chuck Od and face to see if that matches (somewhat) the part error.
    an error like that might be the trueness of the back plate

    A 6" chuck face running .006...
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    Kelly, don't get upset with us poking fun at you....

    Kelly, don't get upset with us poking fun at you.

    It is just that this is your first post and we don't know how long is the fence you wish to build.

    If you want it to go all the way around...
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    Very nice. I once turned the barrel for a buddy...

    Very nice. I once turned the barrel for a buddy at the big shop (on my own time) and later found I could have been fired for doing that.

    I bought a mill and surface grinder from a fellow who did...
  20. Set/post a decent price, perhaps cut to length. ...

    Set/post a decent price, perhaps cut to length.

    Oh, you said you don't want to piece it out. Perhaps an employee would do that on his/her own time. It should not go for scrap when people still...
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    Re: peanut butter cups on the other. Speaking of...

    Re: peanut butter cups on the other.
    Speaking of cups mine is empty and the coffee pot is near empty also it stopped raining and I have to go to Vermontville tomorrow to build some deer blinds.
  22. Guess I don't understand the question. Have...

    Guess I don't understand the question.
    Have enough Od to skim after OD threading.
    Run the parts dead true like with one end on a dead center and the out end in a steady. Yes, a male or female...
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    I was using a vacuum cleaner just yesterday on a...

    I was using a vacuum cleaner just yesterday on a floor to be varnished at my son's lake house.
    The water there was mostly wet as usual.
    Oh, and I bought a package of M&Ms at Menards...when picking...
  24. A 60* 1 to 2 thread micrometer can be handy .....

    A 60* 1 to 2 thread micrometer can be handy .. First you 3-wire the thread and then check with the micrometer and write down that number for the micrometer check of future parts.. but just for the...
  25. QT OP: [I run the cutter over again at the same...

    QT OP: [I run the cutter over again at the same depth another 3 times and it still takes material off. Why is this? heat? give?] heat? If getting hot then your bit is likely the wrong geometry/shape...
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