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    if I were looking at a power drawbar for R8, id...

    if I were looking at a power drawbar for R8, id also be looking at Tormach's (yes, Tormach) TTS system.
  2. google anti backlash nut

    google anti backlash nut
  3. I had a short pipe wrench and replaced the std...

    I had a short pipe wrench and replaced the std jaws with aluminum pads, could snug my Albrecht chuck say 15% or so tighter than hand tight, would tap 1/2-13 in mild steel, reverse out nicely, never...
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    consider using a variable speed drill with...

    consider using a variable speed drill with adapter to spin the head?
  5. as to better question on another forum,...

    as to better question on another forum, absolutely.

    as to piece parts id be looking at mach4 or uccnc, decent steppers. id also consider anti backlash nuts over ball screws. spend just what you...
  6. is what it is. years ago a 75 year old friend...

    is what it is. years ago a 75 year old friend described sex "like shooting pool using a rope as a que."
  7. good read sir, yes mid 60's. never any problems...

    good read sir, yes mid 60's. never any problems in the shop in the past, but nowadays yes I get busted walking around the market sometime leaving that front door open. friends will tell me close...
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    bought my Nardini cnc 17x40 used in 2002 was 7...

    bought my Nardini cnc 17x40 used in 2002 was 7 year sold lightly used. gear head engine lathe, iron of the machine like a rock, solid and accurate. The Fanuc 20TA that drove it failed on a monthly...
  9. have lost many parts due to shitty anodize, strip...

    have lost many parts due to shitty anodize, strip and rechrome, etc by local platers with not much expertise. they would offer to redo, and hold dimensions ah ha ha ha, cover with magic marker, then...
  10. worked on manual machines in the 70's where the...

    worked on manual machines in the 70's where the strategy was to take the biggest cut possible. ton of torque and low rpms. no hand grip for the vise handle, you closed it with 5 or 6 whacks of a...
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    if you want the easiest solution for fixed length...

    if you want the easiest solution for fixed length Bridgeport tooling look at Tormach's TTS system and a good quality power drawbar. you will have one 3/4 collet that remains in the machine, multiple...
  12. absolutely loved my Lovejoy Tool xr45 indexable...

    absolutely loved my Lovejoy Tool xr45 indexable mills on my 10 x 50 "Bridgeport". octagon, .19 ea octagon face, 8 edges is great. remove material at surface footage feeds and doc that really...
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    I used a caswell kit once, bought it as...

    I used a caswell kit once, bought it as alternative for a customer who insisted on standard pricing on their parts. standard order was 20, but soon became 10, then 5. my excellent plater in Lowell...
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    fella around here thought he could blow off my...

    fella around here thought he could blow off my honda Valkyrie when I rolled up on his back bumper at 40 mph and ready to go. was one of the 1st vettes id seen with all 4 pipes clustered in the...
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    before you do any of this, line up what ever...

    before you do any of this, line up what ever indexing marks you may have on your head. make some if needed. then crank it around counting each full turn until the marks align again so you can...
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    I hope its a trusted customer. I once made 4...

    I hope its a trusted customer. I once made 4 separate parts of 316L for a guy who "needed" 200 of ea. the quote was for all 800, and NRE was separated in the quote. then got a PO for 20 ea at the...
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    are your holes precision? if not 1st thing id...

    are your holes precision? if not 1st thing id try is moving the x or y while at thru bottom of the hole maybe .001 into the sidewall, then retract in rapid, that may pop that disk off. maybe even...
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    you need to explain your situation in much more...

    you need to explain your situation in much more detail, and I suspect c n c zone (fix the syntax) dot com will be more helpful. might also look around and ask in a forum by Artsoft. a 34 frame...
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    I see no screwing in my post ?? this would be on...

    I see no screwing in my post ?? this would be on a "Bridgeport", and hand reaming. the old reamer goes in tight and pulls out tight, and no evidence of cutting, and I mean tight, forcing it thru...
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    I have run a reamer thru a hole and not been able...

    I have run a reamer thru a hole and not been able to pass it back thru the hole by hand whilst not rotating. and passed it thru the hole 2 or 3x rotating, same result. tight, squeaky. cutting oil...
  21. similar experience less years. if I see water...

    similar experience less years. if I see water coming in, ill send the son in law up there with a few cans of Flex Seal and a 1" brush.
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    regarding pinning off bolt holes, ive made...

    regarding pinning off bolt holes, ive made hundreds of sprockets that way. we made the bolt holes a snug fit to the fixture bolts, then bench reamed the sprocket holes for more clearance. 2 bolts...
  23. many folk are happy with their new acorn system...

    many folk are happy with their new acorn system which is way less money than you spoke of

    many are happy with mach4, the new version of the hated (here) mach3, as long as its not run by parallel...
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    as long as this is drifting into a "signs"...

    as long as this is drifting into a "signs" thread....

    saw a pic of a sign beside a water spigot on the side of a campground building in Quebec, said:

    "faucet under wash not do."
  25. 320 grit cloth. gently with oil.

    320 grit cloth. gently with oil.
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