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  1. With regards to Joe Michaels' suggestion, you...

    With regards to Joe Michaels' suggestion, you don't even need to find an appropriate gear, in a pinch you could lay out and drill your own index plate and make a locking pin to fit it.

    That is a...
  2. I have a noco genius charger which will do a four...

    I have a noco genius charger which will do a four hour pulse desulfating cycle. I had to run about for cycles, but it has made a significant improvement in the battery in my van. It's only been...
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    I wonder if I can find the pictures of the bevel...

    I wonder if I can find the pictures of the bevel pinion I repaired by building up the teeth with an arc welder and shaping them with an angle grinder. Seventy years at the bottom of a manhole is even...
  4. You're thinking too hard. It's a round part, so...

    You're thinking too hard. It's a round part, so ignore the rotary table. Hell, ignore the x-y slides on top of it as well.

    Find one edge of the part in X using the mill table. Find another edge...
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    Throw that up on Craigslist and someone will pay...

    Throw that up on Craigslist and someone will pay you more for the opportunity to haul it away than you'll get hauling it to the scrapyard.

    Don't know about California prices, but at ,$5-700 it...
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    Ummmm, Am I missing something? The OP said,...

    Ummmm, Am I missing something?

    The OP said, in the first paragraph, that a three inch face mill was cutting on both the leading and trailing edge. I didn't read the novel, because that is usually...
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    😂😂😂 I have to start checking the dates on this...

    😂😂😂 I have to start checking the dates on this stuff. I was a little surprised, since I haven't seen a post from him in years.

    What's with the sudden surge of zombie threads?

    Is it now uncool...
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    I put a BXA on my 13" Sheldon and it's too short,...

    I put a BXA on my 13" Sheldon and it's too short, had to put shims under the tools to raise them in the holder, even then I was at the top of the adjustment. I wound up making a riser block so I...
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    I made mild steel jaws for my vise with a...

    I made mild steel jaws for my vise with a shoulder milled about a half inch down from the top edge, it function like a permanent set of parallels. That way i can drill multiple holes in a small part...
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    Umm, for your knife-making dowel pin issues it...

    Umm, for your knife-making dowel pin issues it sounds to me like you just need a good drill press and to work on your layout. I can get +-.003" with a steel rule, scribe, and center punch.

    If...
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    A 1/2" reduced shank drill in a 1/2" keyless...

    A 1/2" reduced shank drill in a 1/2" keyless chuck will lock up like it's been welded in.
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    I have a Rohm drill chuck from Germany that's...

    I have a Rohm drill chuck from Germany that's pretty nice. Came in a box of stuff, so I'm not sure about pricing.

    Edit: I'm not sure they make a ball bearing chuck either. Why did I post?
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    If the table itself rotates and rotates around...

    If the table itself rotates and rotates around the column you can put any part of the table under the column, so an X-Y table is unnecessary. Sounds cumbersome, but it's not bad once you've done it a...
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    I have bought tin plate from a local roofing...

    I have bought tin plate from a local roofing supplier.
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    You should be wearing shade 5 glasses or goggles...

    You should be wearing shade 5 glasses or goggles when using oxy-acetylene for heating, cutting, and brazing too.
  16. These guys are highly regarded for Whitworth...

    These guys are highly regarded for Whitworth tools in the classic motorcycle world. Taps and Dies, Reamers & Milling Cutters | Tracy Tools Ltd UK

    the other one I see mentioned a lot is...
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    It doesn't matter if the whole length of the...

    It doesn't matter if the whole length of the strap is green, it only matters if it had a good electrical connection at each end.

    Manufacturers use the solution that is good enough at the lowest...
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    Sounds like you're recommending a hammer and...

    Sounds like you're recommending a hammer and chisel. 😜
  19. Thread: 5c Lath collet

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    You might try ER series collets which grip a...

    You might try ER series collets which grip a larger range of material. You'll need to make a different holder, but if it's a frequent problem it might be worth it.
  20. Thread: Help Wanted

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    Since you're waiting to get your equipment set...

    Since you're waiting to get your equipment set up, maybe you should expand your search to people who will give you some instruction in their shops.

    That puts the travel burden on you as well, but...
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    Here's a bunch of French guys sitting on their...

    Here's a bunch of French guys sitting on their lazy butts. It's amazing Western Civilization survived. (Tons of people sitting while they work in Diderot's Encyclopedia.)...
  22. I agree that two people could probably wrangler...

    I agree that two people could probably wrangler the parts into the basement, especially if they could borrow an appliance dolly somewhere.

    Keep in mind that the attachment of the legs to the bed...
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    Lucky kid. She seems to be enjoying herself. This...

    Lucky kid. She seems to be enjoying herself. This is where pitching in on the maintenance and pothole filling pays off for her. 😆

    I regret that my son and I never shared a hobby like that. I think...
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    Speaking as someone who was recently a beginner,...

    Speaking as someone who was recently a beginner, the only way to learn is to start using the lathe. Once you're using it regularly and without hesitation, then you'll be able to make the call on...
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    I went from a 10" south bend to a 13 Sheldon....

    I went from a 10" south bend to a 13 Sheldon. Both have a 2.25-8 spindle nose but, as Conrad Hoffman's chart shows, the register depth (F) is deeper in the Sheldon and I had to turn some of the...
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