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  1. Well, you are not trying very hard. Eisele make...

    Well, you are not trying very hard.
    Eisele make a great machine, I have two semi auto ferrous machines and they are very good.
    Can’t speak to anything else as I have not used any other brands.
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    What is the width of the dovetail at its widest?

    What is the width of the dovetail at its widest?
  3. The gears for the K&T DH are for a larger unit, I...

    The gears for the K&T DH are for a larger unit, I have a set for my #2 DH and they are smaller. The largest would be the same as the largest gear in the smaller stack.
    That is a nice collection of...
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    FS Mitutoyo 572-132 30” scale NIB

    As the title says, new never used 572-132 30” scale.
    $85 plus shipping and it is packed in a tube ready to go.
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    Tracers run on very low oil pressure, not much...

    Tracers run on very low oil pressure, not much good for anything except a tracer.
    I think mine is only 180 to 220 psi.
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    Got the cable done and tested it on my machine. ...

    Got the cable done and tested it on my machine.
    All lights cycled and then the power light came on! It was charging just fine at 28 volts.
    It needs to see a voltage before it will send power...
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    Thanks for a very good reply. So when it is...

    Thanks for a very good reply.
    So when it is done it will be a light duty mill or still just accurate boring?

    It does seem to me that if you doubled the motor rpm you would achieve the speed...
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    Just curious is this machine retrofit for...

    Just curious is this machine retrofit for yourself or a customer or for sale after it is complete?
    It seems such a shame to trash all that fine work for a bit of a bump in speed?
    What will be the...
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    I use soluble oil in both my cold saws and they...

    I use soluble oil in both my cold saws and they see quite a bit of regular use.
    I was recently quite amazed at the blade life when cutting some parts for a big job. I was gang cutting five pieces...
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    Thank for the replies. It does have a...

    Thank for the replies.
    It does have a transformer and so I will test it by hooking it to the batteries.
    There is no name anywhere on the unit so I have not been able to google it for any extra...
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    OT 24 volt battery charger testing

    I acquired a 24 volt forklift battery charger, or it looks like a forklift charger but it is quite small.
    It has an Anderson receptacle built into the main housing which was a bit of a clue.
    I...
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    I wouldn’t worry too much about the electrical as...

    I wouldn’t worry too much about the electrical as it could be any one of several things. The coolant pump motor working is a good sign. Another reason for a lower price, not being able to hear the...
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    Shop teach, Careful with that machine the cross...

    Shop teach,
    Careful with that machine the cross feed handle appears to be broken off and is not visible in the photo's. No telling what other damage occurred during the mishap. Combine that with the...
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    You can buy a re-groove tool, have a look at...

    You can buy a re-groove tool, have a look at those online.
    I used a V shaped tool so I would get nice crisp edges.
    I also lightly filed the face as my wedge was so old it was not flat anymore. ...
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    GMach10, Yes you can wear out a metal driver,...

    GMach10,
    Yes you can wear out a metal driver, the face does have only so many hits before it fatigues and cracks. Usually they are scuffed and worn and replaced before that happens. I have cracked...
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    Plastic, I am aware of the rule of thumb....

    Plastic,
    I am aware of the rule of thumb.
    Turnworks posted that he would use 40 amps for .063 material so I tried a lower amperage.
    I fusion weld 1/8” material with 100 amps and it comes out...
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    Finally did some more tig welds. Photos show...

    Finally did some more tig welds.
    Photos show the fit up and then one of the welds.
    The gas lens does a good job on the flat but I had more trouble with the fillet welds, much easier with the...
  18. There are a few downsides to a gravity feed gun....

    There are a few downsides to a gravity feed gun. The weight of it full is just one, next is the limitation of the spray angle. No spraying the underside of a cabinet interior, you must flip the...
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    I haven't had a chance to try out any techniques...

    I haven't had a chance to try out any techniques yet.
    I will get a gas lens to see the difference. I have been doing more and more tig so it is time to invest and get better.

    Thanks for all the...
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    Turn, Very good info in that last post. I was...

    Turn,
    Very good info in that last post.
    I was wondering why sometimes I would get a shiny weld and sometimes gray. Some experimenting is required.
    You don't actually say why gray/dark gray/black...
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    Turn, that is some specific info on your...

    Turn,
    that is some specific info on your settings, thanks for that.
    What welding machine do you use? My synchro doesn't have a wide selection of parameters.
    Can you explain more about the color...
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    Kustom, Thanks for the link, very nice work...

    Kustom,

    Thanks for the link, very nice work by Brandon.

    You summed it up perfectly, minimum structure with maximum aesthetics.
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    Thanks turn, I am not making folding chairs or...

    Thanks turn,
    I am not making folding chairs or any outdoor furniture.
    My OP was actually meant to elicit responses regarding actual technique not so quite so many responses on how weak the joints...
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    More good info for the record from all the...

    More good info for the record from all the replies.
    I am going to have to post some pictures of the work I am doing.

    Like I said earlier I am mainly welding square tubing mitred corners. Mostly...
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    Thanks for all the replies. Most of my work is...

    Thanks for all the replies.
    Most of my work is furniture components like table bases and legs.
    I usually combine mig and tig where I can to add strength. The tig welds need to hold together and...
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