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    For unknown but likely better grade steel that...

    For unknown but likely better grade steel that has to work I use one of the varieties of Supermissile type rod, which is basically a modified 312 stainless.
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    Why would you make 135 degree dies? A 85 degree...

    Why would you make 135 degree dies? A 85 degree would be more useful, as it would bend a 90.
  3. Search for information on a BOSS control.

    Search for information on a BOSS control.
  4. There is an acoustic tin for building liners,...

    There is an acoustic tin for building liners, otherwise you can have a very noisy building. Also design your electrical beforehand. If you are going to use a sub panel, run conduit under the slab....
  5. I don't think the conversation is about insert...

    I don't think the conversation is about insert tool holders, but the interchangeable tool holders that fit the tool post.

    Back in NC days, shop had a HES lathe with DA Alorus and a foot valve...
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    I thought "Red Head" was the trade mark for the...

    I thought "Red Head" was the trade mark for the spindle, even if it was on a boring machine.
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    What do you have in the shop for equipment, and...

    What do you have in the shop for equipment, and what size are you trying to achieve? If they were mine I'd prefer to do them myself, but I would ship them across the country before I'd try to lap...
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    Can someone explain how the outer thimble works?

    Can someone explain how the outer thimble works?
  9. Get those welding pictures off your home page. ...

    Get those welding pictures off your home page. Welding shops are nasty dirty, and if I'm looking for a CNC programmer job I don't want the thing my new company is most proud of to be thermal spray...
  10. If you fight him and win you will have an enemy...

    If you fight him and win you will have an enemy for life. Price it so you are delighted to supply o-ring chamfers and let him make the decision.
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    Please put up a few good pictures of the diamond...

    Please put up a few good pictures of the diamond when you get a new one.
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    Macle A term used in the diamond trade...

    Macle



    A term used in the diamond trade for a flat, triangular, rough diamond, which is a twinned crystal of the spinel-twin type (in which the twin plane is parallel to an octahedral face,...
  13. The prefab beams you buy with an engineered steel...

    The prefab beams you buy with an engineered steel building are engineered to be the lowest cost possible for the necessary strength. Custom flange width and thickness and custom web depth and...
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    The mackle used for diamond dressers can be reset...

    The mackle used for diamond dressers can be reset easily when dull. Heat the diamond dresser with a OA torch to melt the solder. At temperature a slight tap and the mackle will fall out.
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  15. If you go metal 1:12 standing seam will give you...

    If you go metal 1:12 standing seam will give you more headroom while keeping the peak down.

    I hate second stories. Consider a lean-to for office space.
  16. Your statement excludes Monarch lathes, so it...

    Your statement excludes Monarch lathes, so it isn't correct. Can anyone actually quote a manufacturers literature as to what "toolsteel" may have been used for the ways? Given the application I can...
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    Why do you think you need gutters all around the...

    Why do you think you need gutters all around the bin? You just need a gutter over the entry door. When making the concrete floor, slope the concrete away from the outside of the bin. To keep water...
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    Ok, missed the late 5/8. Gun drill the 5/8 and...

    Ok, missed the late 5/8. Gun drill the 5/8 and counterbore the 1.35. Far different, far easier problem than 1.35 blind hole 12 deep.
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    The OP died several years ago. I doubt your glue...

    The OP died several years ago. I doubt your glue (or spam) will be of much benefit to him.
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    What other features are you going to throw at us?...

    What other features are you going to throw at us? Now you tell us its not a blind hole, but a small but unknown diameter hole with a 1.35 diameter counterbore 12" deep.
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    If all you need to do is square up the bottom of...

    If all you need to do is square up the bottom of the hole make a flat bottom drill bit.
  22. This is a manual mill, not a CNC. You have...

    This is a manual mill, not a CNC. You have table, saddle, and knee movements. If you want to use CNC designation, keep in mind on a horizontal mill knee is Y and saddle is Z. It often takes a...
  23. I'll buy the multi-tool. PM to follow.

    I'll buy the multi-tool. PM to follow.
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    5' wide should be no problem, but you may have to...

    5' wide should be no problem, but you may have to buy 10'. A local supplier stocks 5' x 10' but doesn't cut. There are local fabricators that would sell the 5' x 5', but you will be paying for the...
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    If you are going to drill it to 3 1/4, why are...

    If you are going to drill it to 3 1/4, why are you going to use a 2" boring bar? The only reason I'd use a 2" is to open it up enough to get a 4" bar in the hole.

    I agree with removing the...
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