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  1. Thread: Coworker issues

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    I suspect the swearing is not the issue; from...

    I suspect the swearing is not the issue; from what the OP said, it is the fact that swearing is what this coworker does INSTEAD of doing his job, fixing the problems that arise, etc.

    Change...
  2. Certainly a rope-start is the easiest no-cost way...

    Certainly a rope-start is the easiest no-cost way to get started. Assuming the motor is wired for 240 3-phase, hook up two of the phases to your 240v leads. Hook up all three of the phases to the...
  3. Just my $0.02, but ... Given that...

    Just my $0.02, but ...

    Given that professionals on this site span from those who can machine intricate micro-precision parts, to those who fab multi-ton machinery, to everything in between, I can...
  4. I've not seen the acronym WLA before - whatever's...

    I've not seen the acronym WLA before - whatever's lying around?
  5. Yes, but what about pushrods?

    Yes, but what about pushrods?

    <Ducking and running for cover ...>
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    The interesting question would be how hard or...

    The interesting question would be how hard or soft those green stones were - not the grit, which presumably was silicone carbide or something like that, but the stone as a whole.

    As I'm sure you...
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    With regard to making the vast majority of HSS...

    With regard to making the vast majority of HSS tooling, as others have said, hand grinding is by far the way to go. Yes, it can take a little while to get a 1/2" square blank ground to the basic...
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    The pictures definitely show a taper attachment...

    The pictures definitely show a taper attachment ... and though I can't be sure from these pictures, I don't see any obvious means for disconnecting the cross-feed screw, so I'm guessing it is a...
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    That's an interesting technique, one I've not...

    That's an interesting technique, one I've not come across before. Always something new to learn ...
  10. Well, crud, I'm the one who is backwards. I TOLD...

    Well, crud, I'm the one who is backwards. I TOLD you I might not be thinking about this correctly. You are correct, you want to speed up your lead screw, not slow it down. I always have to think...
  11. If I'm thinking about this correctly ... not...

    If I'm thinking about this correctly ... not guaranteed by any means! ... then you have it backwards. A 1.5mm pitch thread is coarser than a 1mm thread by a factor of 3:2. Unfortunately, your gear...
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    I'm sorry, but that canNOT be the same machine...

    I'm sorry, but that canNOT be the same machine ... can it?

    Great looking results, looks like you've spent the summer well!
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    If you are not satisfied with Miller quality ......

    If you are not satisfied with Miller quality ...

    ... time to switch to Budweiser!

    :)
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    Here are the guidelines in question: Machinery...

    Here are the guidelines in question:

    Machinery Discussion Guidelines

    A bench-top import drill press definitely falls into the verboten category.

    But no need to leave - lots of us here on the...
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    What is that lever/control on the right-hand...

    What is that lever/control on the right-hand pedestal for??
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    Could it be 1.4mm??

    Could it be 1.4mm??
  17. Thread: Fly Cutting

    by awake
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    I don't understand. Fly cutting is very easy, but...

    I don't understand. Fly cutting is very easy, but a face mill is way too big for the job. You need a really itty bitty cutter to cut flies.

    Wait ... that is what we're talking about, right?

    :)
  18. Hello, #5, Yes, wood shapers (assuming a true...

    Hello, #5,

    Yes, wood shapers (assuming a true wood shaper, not just a router mounted upside down) generally run a lower speed than a standard router ... generally in the vicinity of 10,000 rpm,...
  19. Ummm ... I thought that was the job description...

    Ummm ... I thought that was the job description for the owner?

    :)
  20. I can't comment on the other items, but with...

    I can't comment on the other items, but with respect to the highlighted item above: in general, for 1 person / shift you're more likely to get two forearms rather than just one. There are of course...
  21. #5, I confess I was thinking in terms of the cost...

    #5, I confess I was thinking in terms of the cost of the knives (blades) only, not factoring in the cost of acquiring the shaper. :)

    That said, I have seen many a used shaper on Craigslist for not...
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    icecats, What size of rack do you need? I...

    icecats,

    What size of rack do you need? I scavenged some rack (and maybe the pinions?) from some scrapped photographic equipment some years ago; may still have some of it out in the bone pile....
  23. I have made a couple of custom router bits for a...

    I have made a couple of custom router bits for a friend who does professional refinishing (as in, refinishing all of the wood work in high-end offices, historic buildings, etc.). I made them out of...
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    Looks like your lathe stand is working well for...

    Looks like your lathe stand is working well for you - nice and sturdy, and room for storage underneath!
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    You are ALL correct. :) This lengthy debate...

    You are ALL correct.

    :)

    This lengthy debate around ISO / QMS / etc. reminds me of other recent debates around regulation (OSHA, accreditation for higher ed, etc.)

    The problem always comes...
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