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  1. I this really everyone else's experience? I...

    I this really everyone else's experience?

    I sure hate it when a prospective client tries to instruct me. On the other hand it's hard to keep my mouth shut when I watch tradesmen working on my...
  2. Sadly, this seems to describe the state of so...

    Sadly, this seems to describe the state of so many products these days
  3. Yeah, no more difficult than M-42 in my...

    Yeah, no more difficult than M-42 in my experience. And you can really lean into the grinding heel with it, no danger of losing hardness, just don't quench it.

    I love Tantung for turning wood,...
  4. If it's heavier, might be one of the cast...

    If it's heavier, might be one of the cast non-ferrous alloys, like Tantung or Stellite. Very nice stuff, sort of in between carbide and HSS,but easy to grind
  5. I also have the Mits, it's been eons since I used...

    I also have the Mits, it's been eons since I used them, but I remember them being very smooth. I also remember that it took some time to get the feel and technique down for repeatable results.
    ...
  6. This is a good explanation. Some people are able...

    This is a good explanation. Some people are able size up a situation like this instinctively, some of us have to use the math. This is what I love about PM, always someone who understands and can...
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    The whole point of having moderators is for them...

    The whole point of having moderators is for them to use their good judgement to keep things on track and from getting out of hand. Clearly the situation is in need of moderation, it feels to me like...
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    Wondering how you set this up? I'm thinking I...

    Wondering how you set this up? I'm thinking I would put the tailstock between the headstock and the carriage, and use the carriage feed to advance tailstock on it's ways. The boring bar would be...
  9. OT? - How has the pandemic affected posts on this site?

    Kinda wondering if you guys think the covid pandemic and extreme political turmoil these days has influenced the posts on this site.

    I know for myself, I think I'm spending far more time here and...
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    I've often wished I knew how to weld for this and...

    I've often wished I knew how to weld for this and other situations. Is this a relatively easy thing to do, or does it require years of training and experience? I think I know the answer, but just...
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    I'd turn down the motor shaft and bore & bush the...

    I'd turn down the motor shaft and bore & bush the pulley, if you have the equipment and ability to do that. If dealing with the pulley is too much trouble, then investing in a new pulley is well...
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    I agree with Stephen, I can't see any reason to...

    I agree with Stephen, I can't see any reason to slow the blade down, would just increase chip load per tooth. Unless you want to reduce heat and then perhaps resin buildup. But a better way to...
  13. Well, it sure doesn't work on this website!

    Well, it sure doesn't work on this website!
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    This works with quite a few online suppliers!

    This works with quite a few online suppliers!
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    Pushing 250 pound beams thru a bandsaw sounds...

    Pushing 250 pound beams thru a bandsaw sounds like a real chore! My experience with band re-sawing is with veneers, but the concepts are not that different at all. I used to use a cobbled up gizmo...
  16. If it wasn't the compressor that died, but the...

    If it wasn't the compressor that died, but the cnc itself, would we still be discussing this?

    Only 2 options - decline to make the part, or take it on with the understanding that it will have to...
  17. Bryan, that new stuff is very cool! I have solid...

    Bryan, that new stuff is very cool! I have solid oak and maple sawhorses in 3 heights I made ages ago, very sturdy but hard to store efficiently. If I was tooling up today, I'd be all over that...
  18. There really is no solution to this problem that...

    There really is no solution to this problem that doesn't require some sort of compromise and inconvenience. I think it would have been useful for the op to be more specific about his needs and...
  19. I'm thinking there must be small, well built and...

    I'm thinking there must be small, well built and accurate saws made in Europe that are just not imported here. Or maybe Japan, where space can be at a premium.

    Would be pricey for sure, but if...
  20. That link is confusing. I think they are talking...

    That link is confusing. I think they are talking about African Blackwood, dalbergia melanoxylon, which is a rosewood. That's what is used for clarinets, bagpipes, ornamental turning, and some very...
  21. I have quartered African ebony wide enuf for full...

    I have quartered African ebony wide enuf for full size guitar backs. I've sawn quite a few billets, they weren't very long, max 54". But they were mostly split out from logs. and could be 12" on the...
  22. From what I remember, the Inca machines were very...

    From what I remember, the Inca machines were very nicely engineered and manufactured. But I think the tables were aluminum, so be sure to pull all the nails from your stock or you'll scar the table...
  23. Is there someone at the auction site who can...

    Is there someone at the auction site who can measure for you?

    Or can you call Jet? Perhaps a long shot, but worth the nickel...
  24. Sounds like a great plan to me!

    Sounds like a great plan to me!
  25. I agree! I value the contributions of both of...

    I agree! I value the contributions of both of those guys, but this bickering shit has gotten out of control. If they can't behave like adults, then give em a time out.
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