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  1. Yes, I'm sure that's how they are produced...

    Yes, I'm sure that's how they are produced commercially. But I only need a few dozen pieces, and can't afford a large tooling or set-up charge. The cost of a custom 8-26 tap is about as much as I...
  2. Wow,this thread got weird! Thought I was asking...

    Wow,this thread got weird! Thought I was asking a simple question, was hoping for a simple answer. Thanks to those who actually addressed the topic.
  3. Don't want stainless, just a simple low carbon...

    Don't want stainless, just a simple low carbon steel.
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    You could try mounting at least 6 pieces on a...

    You could try mounting at least 6 pieces on a flat piece of just about anything and lap them all at once, as suggested above. Use a thick double face tape, maybe thin foam backed, so each of the...
  5. Looking for screw machine grade steel that can be hand forged

    I'm looking for 5/32 round steel that threads well and can also be hand forged Threads will be 8-26, cut on a Hardinge DSM, with either Geometric head or round die (depending of cost for custom 8-26...
  6. Cool video of barrel making - France 1925

    Just stumbled across this, short but very entertaining. What they can do with an axe is very impressive!

    https://www.ina.fr/video/VDD10045487/fabrication-des-tonneaux-video.html
  7. Can you suggest some specific models?

    Can you suggest some specific models?
  8. Thanks for the info. Can you recommend any...

    Thanks for the info. Can you recommend any specific media or compounds for polishing brass?
  9. Your belt will be in contact on both sides, does...

    Your belt will be in contact on both sides, does the back of an automotive belt grip as well?
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    Those are the metalworking equivalent of crop...

    Those are the metalworking equivalent of crop circles
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    I suspect this is a dumb question, but I have to...

    I suspect this is a dumb question, but I have to ask.

    Re pulling 240 single phase from a 3 phase receptacle, does it make any difference that the two 3 phases legs are 120 degrees out of phase...
  12. Paypal has worked just fine for me in all the...

    Paypal has worked just fine for me in all the years I've used it, both buying and selling. I use my credit card for buying, and when I sell something I transfer the balance out immediately.

    Wish...
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    I use both Pandora and Spotify, both charge what...

    I use both Pandora and Spotify, both charge what I consider a modest fee for access to an incredible amount of music. Well worth it, I don't have to load cds or touch anything for the entire day. ...
  14. Talk about timing, just came across this in an...

    Talk about timing, just came across this in an auction, shows screws in plate. Nowhere near as clean tho...
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    Big, old surface plate, they can go cheap at...

    Big, old surface plate, they can go cheap at auction.
  16. I'm curious too. The entire lathe is just so...

    I'm curious too.

    The entire lathe is just so clean, original paint would not be unexpected.
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    Does your part ring if you tap it on the...

    Does your part ring if you tap it on the overhang? If so might want to try to damp it in some way to avoid resonance. I've used something "gooey" stuck on the back of the overhang with double face...
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    Eric - PM sent

    Eric - PM sent
  19. Job shop for sure. My biggest fear in life is...

    Job shop for sure. My biggest fear in life is being bored, and I love learning new stuff.
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    have you inquired on the woodworking forums? It...

    have you inquired on the woodworking forums? It isn't just the lathe needed, it's the skill to handle such a thin piece. Not at all trivial, will want to whip around like crazy
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    That one looks great Ken, thanks. Gotta get...

    That one looks great Ken, thanks. Gotta get someone in here with a sensitive noise, my sense of smell is shot.

    I'll be out of the shop til friday, will test exhausively then and report back
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    Thanks for the replies. I tried the acetone...

    Thanks for the replies.

    I tried the acetone test on the 2 blocks, along with a piece of clear Lexan. The labeled block and the lexan were affected in a similar way by the acetone, while the...
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    How to identify polycarbonate

    I picked a couple of pallets of materials, mostly jig plate, at a bid sale recently. There are two labeled plates of black polycarbonate, 3" x 12" x 24", and 2 unmarked pieces 2-3/4" x 24" x 24". ...
  24. How to cut composite aluminum/hard steel rails?

    Wondering the best way to cut these Isel linear motion rails? They are hardened steel shafts mounted in aluminum. Seems like an abrasive cut-off blade that could handle the steel would clog up with...
  25. Might make sense to post a list of what is for...

    Might make sense to post a list of what is for sale with prices to save your friend from an avalanche of phone calls. Much more efficient for everyone.
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