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    Hello Tbone, Thanks for the kind offer. I might...

    Hello Tbone, Thanks for the kind offer.
    I might not need your help right this instant,
    but I brought home an Okamoto 8x20 machine.
    Full hydraulic and not-roller ways, just regular
    vee and flat...
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    I have one, dare I say almost exactly like it,...

    I have one, dare I say almost exactly like it, less the label.
    I bought it at a garage sale or something, I don't remember.
    I have since identified the X-Y slide that I have as a
    Pratt & Whitney...
  3. No wonder people are so quick to kill each other....

    No wonder people are so quick to kill each other.
    Everyone has their finger on the trigger.
    And this is the internet, everything on here DOES NOT MATTER !
    Remember that people.

    -Doozer
  4. Silicone based oil is the LAST thing you want to...

    Silicone based oil is the LAST thing you want to use as a metal to metal lubricant.
    Dimethylpolysiloxane used as a lubricant will tear up sliding metal surfaces.
    Bad bad bad.

    -Doozer
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    I keep my stones soaked in mineral spirits when...

    I keep my stones soaked in mineral spirits when stored.
    That way, the pretty much never pick up and hold any debris.
    Sounds like you have a stone that no one knew how to care for
    and properly...
  6. Thread: OT: Flashlights

    by Doozer
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    Not flashlamp related but... Your post hits home...

    Not flashlamp related but...
    Your post hits home with me. I have worked (for a short time)
    for employers just like that. Now knowing what you have said,
    out of protest I shall see to it that I...
  7. It is not to do with the collet, it is to do with...

    It is not to do with the collet, it is to do with the closer.
    If the collet moves relative to the spindle, it is not dead length.
    If the collet is stationary relative to the spindle, and some...
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    As for machine cleaning..... I have found for...

    As for machine cleaning.....
    I have found for cleaning dried up stains from
    water-based coolant, that denatured alcohol is
    a really good solvent. When paint thinner (Varsol)
    is only so-so at...
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    If you are not familiar with the Boyar Shultz...

    If you are not familiar with the Boyar Shultz 612,
    I for sure would recommend one. Sanford is kind of
    home shop grade of grinder. The Boyar Shultz is
    a bit more industrial and very well...
  10. Funny, I know exactly what he means. -D

    Funny, I know exactly what he means.

    -D
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    Wrecker winch. -D

    Wrecker winch.

    -D
  12. In 20 years, someone might start a thread like...

    In 20 years, someone might start a thread like this asking:
    "Who is Reid Supply? My what-not is marked Reid Supply and
    I was looking for information on then..."
    Or even... Ralmike's Tool-O-Rama....
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    Spindles are most often ground for fit on the...

    Spindles are most often ground for fit on the bearing races and
    ID ground to fit the tapers. Maybe you are thinking it is a lathe job ?
    Yes rough out on a lathe, heat treat/harden the spindle,...
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    Not exactly related, but... I have an HLV-H and...

    Not exactly related, but...
    I have an HLV-H and a Tsugami chucker
    (A copy of the Hardinge HC). I keep
    a general assortment of tooling on
    the chucker. Like a turning tool,
    an chamfer tool, a...
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    It has been 2 years since JocobC last posted...

    It has been 2 years since JocobC last posted about converting
    an M-head to R-8 collets. My thinking is he was either confused
    about the physical space in the quill available to do this conversion...
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    I have to disagree with the expectation of...

    I have to disagree with the expectation of adjusting backlash and gibs as part of
    the maintenance of a machine. Not all BP axis nuts are split. Yes you can cut them
    in half and split them. But...
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    For those not overly familiar with electronics......

    For those not overly familiar with electronics...
    Replacing with a full wave rectifier is pretty easy.
    Rectifiers come with the leads labeled.
    There are 2 AC leads and a DC+ and a DC-.
    Just get...
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    Nothing to contribute, but Man is that a cool...

    Nothing to contribute, but Man is that a cool grinding head.
    Would be perfect for restoring machine spindle tapers in place.

    -Doozer
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    My off the cuff thinking on this is to let cool...

    My off the cuff thinking on this is to let cool in an oven
    and bring it up to annealing temperature, then do a prescribed
    rate of cool down. This would theoretically prevent stresses
    from...
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    Does your arm hurt ? Because you are patting...

    Does your arm hurt ?
    Because you are patting yourself on the back pretty hard !

    I have had good luck with "gluing" shim stock to gibs with
    green LocTite. It does not set fast like...
  21. I have always used 954 Aluminum-Bronze for Acme...

    I have always used 954 Aluminum-Bronze for Acme nuts.
    Go to McMaster Carr and they have good information
    about the different alloys of Bronze.

    -Doozer
  22. Zerk fittings were invented in a time where...

    Zerk fittings were invented in a time
    where there was more intelligence in
    the population of users than there is
    currently. Keep that in mind when making
    your ponderances as to what should be...
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    These Phase-a-Matic units are such flaming turds....

    These Phase-a-Matic units are such flaming turds.
    I can't believe the moderators don't ban discussion
    of them like they do those Hanyung VFDs.
    They are parts thrown in a tin can box and sheet ...
  24. Thread: Just planers!

    by Doozer
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    G Mac, I am from Buffalo NY. I purchased a...

    G Mac,
    I am from Buffalo NY.
    I purchased a Brown and Sharpe #13 grinder.
    It had a sticker saying, "Janus Air Permit Required".
    I did some research, and I believe the Janus complex was
    a building...
  25. I see you have Portage Double Quick (PDQ) tool...

    I see you have Portage Double Quick (PDQ) tool holder.
    Nice. I have a Giddings Lewis 25T. Welcome to the club
    of owning real size machines that do real size work.

    -Doozer
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