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    A few years back a whole bunch of new 12"...

    A few years back a whole bunch of new 12" Starrett squares showed up on eBay from a company that bought a lot of them, but the project they intended to use them on went belly up. So I bought one ...
  2. If you want to at least double the resistance to...

    If you want to at least double the resistance to your vise moving at whatever torque you apply to your nuts, place a piece of ordinary printer paper between the vise and the table. Paper doubles the...
  3. Thank you. Actually I did cast some iron...

    Thank you.

    Actually I did cast some iron floaties and it worked! Except they all ended up at the north end of the pool. ;-)

    Denis
  4. TGT got it right. That is the short answer. ...

    TGT got it right. That is the short answer.

    The longer answer is the diagonals are there, they are just hidden. What I mean is the sweeping curves the web makes around each of the three openings...
  5. I have thought a little more about the question...

    I have thought a little more about the question as to whether a 60" featherweight with a 3 inch wide base could be made as-cast under 55 pounds. I reweighed one of my 48's as-cast and it weighs 40.5...
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    It is worth noting that Rob Renzetti shows in...

    It is worth noting that Rob Renzetti shows in detail exactly how he grinds his flat rectangular stones and how he has added a little kink to the grind to improve their performance. All that...
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    Hahn, Thanks for posting the video link to...

    Hahn,

    Thanks for posting the video link to Robin’s work. He has to be one of the most meticulous craftsman I am aware of. Those stone look to be very useful and interesting. I can see pulling out...
  8. Stan, Ouch! ;-) I think a 60 would be...

    Stan,

    Ouch! ;-)

    I think a 60 would be possible. Possible and made are two very different things.

    Denis
  9. Not likely soon. Let me explain my wanting not...

    Not likely soon. Let me explain my wanting not to jump right in to a different size.The number of hours that goes into making a pattern is amazing. It takes a lot of time to not just make the...
  10. I have thought some about the pricing question. ...

    I have thought some about the pricing question. I am going to sell these castings for 650 dollars each. Shipping will be around 100 dollars to the East Coast and packing done by a local shipper is...
  11. I am very pleased by the interest you guys are...

    I am very pleased by the interest you guys are showing. I am working on pricing.. I’ll try To have an answer tomorrow. Your patience is appreciated.

    Denis
  12. Well, like everybody else, I do miss friends and...

    Well, like everybody else, I do miss friends and family together times. But I am looking for ways to find a silver lining, I doubt I am alone in getting some things done that have been pushed back a...
  13. New Design 30 X 12" Featherweight Rectangular Cast Iron Square Design Available 55#

    A while back a customer who owns a CNC tool manufacturing company asked if I could design a 30 X 12 x 4" rectangular cast iron square that would weigh under 60 pounds. He advised me there is no such...
  14. And that speech linked by TR and given by the...

    And that speech linked by TR and given by the queen , my friends, is what statesmanship looks like. We have not seen anything resembling statesmanship or thought-based leadership in several years on...
  15. So, you couldn’t bore the first hole to size and...

    So, you couldn’t bore the first hole to size and depth.

    Remove part from the faceplate and turn a stub on the faceplate the same diameter as the bearing race or a couple tenths under .

    Replace...
  16. Thanks for the additional info. Part of the...

    Thanks for the additional info. Part of the reason for the added info request was to see if instead of using your BP, perhaps doing the job on a mid-sized lathe faceplate might be an option. ...
  17. As above plus general dimensions of the part,...

    As above plus general dimensions of the part, general location of the hole on said part, part material and importance of location relative to features vs just concentricity of the two holes being...
  18. plain and simple.

    plain and simple.
  19. Here is an interesting “big picture” (not...

    Here is an interesting “big picture” (not blatantly echo-chamber style) look at how world leaders are dealing with Covid. Many major countries’ leaders are reviewed in similar terms and in...
  20. What is not clear here is are you blessing the...

    What is not clear here is are you blessing the believers or the non-believers? ;-)

    Denis
  21. Here in Washington State social distancing is not...

    Here in Washington State social distancing is not only the norm, it would be quite exceptional to see people not distancing. It is refreshing to see people understand, becacause of the high...
  22. Here are pics of the plates on mine. 283538 ...

    Here are pics of the plates on mine.

    283538

    283539

    Denis
  23. How about pics of you overall machine? I have a...

    How about pics of you overall machine? I have a Wilson Jr hardness tester and a manual for it that I found online a few years ago. Wilson machines are still manufactured under Buehler ownership and...
  24. To the original question asked in this thread,...

    To the original question asked in this thread, here is a story from 40 miles from where I live regarding a chorale my wife sang in until 2 years ago and my wife knew two of the deceased and one...
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    Those numbers stamped in the top are the result...

    Those numbers stamped in the top are the result of some guy just checking to see he has the punch correctly oriented prior to numbering his part. I do that all the time on a piece of scrap steel or...
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