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    After seeing some of the bad ideas, you have to...

    After seeing some of the bad ideas, you have to decide if you want to cobble the lathe up or make it right, this will have everything to deal with you being a machinist or not. Any backyard dude can...
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    What kills the switch is the arc from the inrush...

    What kills the switch is the arc from the inrush current, if you put a good on/off switch or a light switch in front of the drum switch and use it to turn the motor on and off and switch the drum...
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    Make your live easy use 1140 stress proof, easy...

    Make your live easy use 1140 stress proof, easy to machine, but if you want a real good one us ph 4140.. that will make a machinist out of you...Phil
  4. An,t nothing like that here in Montana...Phil

    An,t nothing like that here in Montana...Phil
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    I did'nt know you could own guns in GB...Phil

    I did'nt know you could own guns in GB...Phil
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    Made mine from inertubes...Phil

    Made mine from inertubes...Phil
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    Why would you want to, a mill spindle is way to...

    Why would you want to, a mill spindle is way to slow for grinding. Also there is no way to protect the ways from grinding dust.If you are hell bent to do this just save time and toss the mill out in...
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    Go with your plan , I don't see a 2nd way..Phil

    Go with your plan , I don't see a 2nd way..Phil
  9. If you don't even know what a end-mill is called...

    If you don't even know what a end-mill is called it is doubtful you will see any to grind...Phil
  10. If you dont care about a thru hole just chuck it...

    If you dont care about a thru hole just chuck it in 3 jaw and drill...Phil
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    Looks like they are going after CAT...Phil

    Looks like they are going after CAT...Phil
  12. I would wait 15 days, you might not want to be in...

    I would wait 15 days, you might not want to be in the gun buss. or you may want in real bad... 2 weeks will tell...Phil
  13. Better install a hood and big fan, your lungs...

    Better install a hood and big fan, your lungs will thanks you...Phil
  14. The way you use the wire is, you need a lead pot...

    The way you use the wire is, you need a lead pot to dip the ends in, the heat from the hot solder melts of the varnish and tins the little wires, then you can crimp a end or or solder one on, a real...
  15. Looks good but where is the lime green war...

    Looks good but where is the lime green war finish??...Phil
  16. That like a machine shop with no work raising...

    That like a machine shop with no work raising there shop rate because they cant pay the overhead, insanity...Phil
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    Its not going to happen the rust stain is .010 /...

    Its not going to happen the rust stain is .010 / .020 deep...It will get better with use , the chips and cleaning will polish the stain till it fades ,or send it out for grinding...Phil
  18. Old electronics are like ex wifes no one wants...

    Old electronics are like ex wifes no one wants them. Buy new stuff... the live of electronics is about 10 years and the caps die...Phil
  19. Look on the cap it will state 50uf,...

    Look on the cap it will state 50uf, 300vdc...rated voltage is 300 volts dc or it might say 25uf 330vac then the rated voltage is 330 volts ac. The rated voltage is a big deal never get close to the...
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    Moving heavy machinery is a lost skill and the...

    Moving heavy machinery is a lost skill and the people that do it overcharge for it. I never buy a machine that I can not move it myself. With that said a 2500 lb machine is not a biggy, but 3000mi...
  21. SNAP-OH S..T... Another bad Idea...Phil

    SNAP-OH S..T... Another bad Idea...Phil
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    If you can't find one in NY better give up, there...

    If you can't find one in NY better give up, there has to 1000s of old lifts... there talk to a repair shop for forklifts , they should have a yard full of 30 years old lifts cheap...Phil
  23. Fine just get paid up front... no credit, if not...

    Fine just get paid up front... no credit, if not walk away...Phil
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    At 7.5 hp just go with a good old piston...

    At 7.5 hp just go with a good old piston type...Phil
  25. "No - as Ziggy2 noted, the amps don't mean...

    "No - as Ziggy2 noted, the amps don't mean anything without knowing the power factor. You have no idea what the kilowatts is other than it can be as high as 4.08 kilowatts. Probably a lot less."

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