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    There are always two sides to a story, most news...

    There are always two sides to a story, most news outlets and many industry people are just lazy about the details. They have no responsibility for the story so the details are rarely seen as...
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    That is a quite a big pile of dirt to hold back,...

    That is a quite a big pile of dirt to hold back, looks nice.

    Charles
  3. There was a thread a few years ago about problems...

    There was a thread a few years ago about problems with Toyoda's having issues with chip removal at very high metal removal rates. They may have addressed that problem by now but you should check...
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    Waxed wood protects tools as it doesnt hold...

    Waxed wood protects tools as it doesnt hold moisture against the tool. The felt can hold moisture so if you are in a humid area you may want to just go without the felt.

    Charles
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    A few years back I had some industrial equipment...

    A few years back I had some industrial equipment painted by a local automotive shop. They used a procedure where you first paint a base coat then overspray it at very high pressure and low paint so...
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    Personally I think a base and clear would be fine...

    Personally I think a base and clear would be fine for most machine tools. That clear can be pretty tough.

    Cash posted about painting his machinery here a year or two ago, try searching for his...
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    So anyone else think the OP got more than he...

    So anyone else think the OP got more than he expected?

    Good luck with the business, focus on doing that well and the website wont mean much.

    Charles
  8. Those look nice, the triangles look useful thanks...

    Those look nice, the triangles look useful thanks for sharing.

    Charles
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    Well if the OP is even paying attention anymore I...

    Well if the OP is even paying attention anymore I agree that moving a storage tank out of the conditioned zone is a bad idea. It may not be seriously detrimental but I wouldnt recommend it.
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    Nice shop, I am jealous, thanks for sharing. ...

    Nice shop, I am jealous, thanks for sharing.

    Charles
  11. Thread: JP's shop

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    I really like my TL-1 but it is small for some of...

    I really like my TL-1 but it is small for some of my needs. I will also say I wish I still had a manual lathe also. There are times when it is just the better option. For me though I didnt have...
  12. He has been very helpful on this site for years. ...

    He has been very helpful on this site for years. Mostly helping out with machine tool issues and offering advice on repairs. He has also been selling some of his tools for the last year or two. It...
  13. Thread: JP's shop

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    Cool, just remember if you are going to run...

    Cool, just remember if you are going to run coolant on that thing, get a good supply of mop heads and floor cleaner. I love my TL-1 but hate to clean up the mess. Good luck and keep us informed of...
  14. Thread: Fuse Bible

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    Saved that one to look over later, thanks for...

    Saved that one to look over later, thanks for sharing that one.


    Charles
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    Richard, that is a good point and could be useful...

    Richard, that is a good point and could be useful for someone who starts to have trouble getting good results. It is also a good reason to use a horizontal spindle as it helps in the same way.
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  16. Thread: My Little Shop

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    Thanks for the update, moves are always...

    Thanks for the update, moves are always disruptive. Post on the new place once you get the move over.

    Charles
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    Just saw that, hate to chase tools that roll down...

    Just saw that, hate to chase tools that roll down that hill...but looks really nice from the street. Thanks for sharing.

    Charles
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    James, there is a subforum here that is just for...

    James, there is a subforum here that is just for uploading manuals or documentation. That would be a great place to upload those instructions. Then post a new post here with a note or link to the...
  19. Both of you make valid points and I appreciate...

    Both of you make valid points and I appreciate the efforts taken to acknowledge respect. However Richard you have been pretty aggressive with pushing your agenda. I have no issues with you...
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    Wow what a drama, thanks for sharing and I am...

    Wow what a drama, thanks for sharing and I am looking forward to seeing it finished. Not as much as you are though.

    Charles
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    That really has been quite a lot of work. Thanks...

    That really has been quite a lot of work. Thanks for sharing.

    Charles
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    Gordon, I know the pamphlet I linked to is geared...

    Gordon, I know the pamphlet I linked to is geared toward you buying the tool from Starrett. But it might be helpful to others. I have another one that goes into much more detail but dont have a way...
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    That is interesting, for aluminum you buy an...

    That is interesting, for aluminum you buy an etching primer that is made for it. Dont know about copper alloys. It will be interesting to see what people have to say.

    Charles
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    Gordon, Starrett used to have a thread gaging...

    Gordon, Starrett used to have a thread gaging reference quide that you could download. I have it here on my desk and it goes pretty good into different things to check about threads and different...
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    Could it be some dealers idea to make it look...

    Could it be some dealers idea to make it look newly refreshed? I have seen this done on older milling machines to try and fool the unknowing into thinking it had been rebuilt.

    Charles
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