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  1. thank you all for the replies, it seems like a...

    thank you all for the replies, it seems like a "reach in' sort of proposition. ill take it for the cost of going to the closed shop, and waiting for the auction guy to show up. bottom feeders...
  2. 2E, the chuck spiders, thanks!

    2E, the chuck spiders, thanks!
  3. K-F products milling attachment for Bridgeport type mills, info needed

    hi, I just landed an odd Bridgeport mill accessory and am looking for information on how and when it is used. I know its a BP accessory because the package had a picture of it on one, but it was mold...
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    Aloris toolpost wrench (ing) tool

    made up this tool to disassemble an Aloris CA toolpost. it works great, but of course I found out this unit wasn't even that tight, and I could have just used a washer. well, better to have too much...
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    start on something at least 3mm. take a picture...

    start on something at least 3mm. take a picture of the torch so that we know what type it is also.
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    as to burn through, how thick is the metal? the...

    as to burn through, how thick is the metal? the tip should be sized to melt the metal and establish a puddle in from 5 to 10 seconds, less and its too hot and you will burn through easily, more and...
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    Do you mean SILICON? :) DavidScott, where do...

    Do you mean SILICON? :)

    DavidScott, where do you get those 40-60 grit grinding pins?
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    haha!! yea, that didn't count as sarcasm, and...

    haha!! yea, that didn't count as sarcasm, and certainly wasn't even a "warm up" for where this could have gone! this one might take the prize for "A bit touchy, are we?"

    WELL.... now that the OP...
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    hey Buck I will, (after running it by all...

    hey Buck I will, (after running it by all parties). I'm just doing the metal parts, most of it is wood, just a modest 38" X 125" dining table for someones little Manhattan hideaway, haha! ( and you...
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    I understand your re-listing it, but just to let...

    I understand your re-listing it, but just to let everyone know, there has been a slight delay in sending the Second check, (that I admit), but no song or dance whatsoever.

    I did send you a check...
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    necro thread... BUT...I wouldn't lift anything...

    necro thread... BUT...I wouldn't lift anything with it myself the way the weld looks between the vertical and the upper mounting plate.

    the load there will be almost all tension, and it could open...
  12. those look beautiful. maybe get your website up...

    those look beautiful. maybe get your website up first, then post in the antique machinery section here. post a description of what why and how you did it, then just add that you have them available...
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    good thread! maybe it should be a sticky? (needs...

    good thread! maybe it should be a sticky? (needs a better title tho, something like "basic set of lathe tooling and inserts" or "general purpose CNC lathe tooling kit, tool holders and inserts")
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    all I can say is ...WOW!!! busy now, will look at...

    all I can say is ...WOW!!! busy now, will look at this more later..
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    THREE lessons to be learned here, 1) those...

    THREE lessons to be learned here,

    1) those hubs can be easily converted to freewheel, (or possibly can be stripped out internally)
    NEVER ASSUME THEY ARE PROPERLY FUNCTIONING WITHOUT TESTING (on...
  16. I don’t use thoriated. There is a naturally...

    I don’t use thoriated. There is a naturally occurring radioactive isotope of thorium. It is only present as a small percentage, so the risk is small but there is simply no reason to use it when good...
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    A touch of the flat file at the start (and end,...

    A touch of the flat file at the start (and end, if applicable), and a deburr with a scotchbrite wheel on an arbor or bench grinder is the better way. A triangular file can get hung up in the...
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    You should be able to find a boring bar and...

    You should be able to find a boring bar and boring bar toolholder for a lantern Toolpost, used, for a few dollars. Do a search for “Armstrong boring bar tool holder”
    Good luck!
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    “Swaging” is the description of a mechanical...

    “Swaging” is the description of a mechanical process, NOT a joint configuration. Usually reducing in nature.
    If swaging is the intended method of completing the connection, as is common in copper...
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    WOW! glad you are OK, but where to start with...

    WOW! glad you are OK, but where to start with "whats wrong wrong with this picture" soft ground is no place to attempt this kind of maneuver!!
  21. thank you for posting that Bob. Ken,I just...

    thank you for posting that Bob.

    Ken,I just got one from Royal, it's only about 165$, (for just the ring, not including the spindle attachment). seems like its worth it. I actually found the one...
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    ok! hot rolled is a process, not a...

    ok! hot rolled is a process, not a composition(alloy). how complicated is that? who doesn't get that... ?
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    look at the depth of cut on the movable block....

    look at the depth of cut on the movable block. 3/4" or so. look at the scale, goes to 7",
    7" thick by 3/4 wide face brake rotor..?
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    hey, sorry if I went a bit overboard there, I was...

    hey, sorry if I went a bit overboard there, I was reacting to a general way of thinking that I might have mistakenly ascribed to you. already some useful advise here, cheers and good luck.
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    Let’s get something straight here, there is NO...

    Let’s get something straight here, there is NO problem with “Asian” machines. Please don’t be ignorant.
    The problem we have here is with garbage no matter where it came from. Last I looked, Atlas...
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