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    Coolant is your friend, no two ways about it....

    Coolant is your friend, no two ways about it. Especially so when you don't have a helping hand from a magnet. It's slow going without coolant. Cutting your cross feed and using even a spray bottle...
  2. I take it the belt is for longitudinal table...

    I take it the belt is for longitudinal table travel? I said a few choice words when reinstalling the one on my MicroMaster for the first time that serves the same function. They definitely have some...
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    Did you ever do the OD test cut without the...

    Did you ever do the OD test cut without the tailstock? I am with Jim on this one. Before delving in to all the almost limitless possibilities, begin at the beginning. A light finish cut should have...
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    In the places I've worked, foremen don't make...

    In the places I've worked, foremen don't make decisions like that. They might advise one way or another, but that's a big league decision. Akin to Supe or VP level. And yes, learning to get around...
  5. Thread: Cnc sale!!!!

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    Not wildly overpriced, but not cheap either. I...

    Not wildly overpriced, but not cheap either. I guess a much more solid machine than most of the micro size machines though.
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    That is true, and those are easy to tweak...

    That is true, and those are easy to tweak also...;) A lot of the larger shops I worked in wouldn't bother tweaking the machines either. They'd just tell you to bump the tool if there was a taper.
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    Or you mistook that 28" as a bed length rather...

    Or you mistook that 28" as a bed length rather than the swing... Large lathes are very easy to tweak around when they are bolted to the floor.
  8. Thread: Cnc sale!!!!

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    Err, tiny machine purchased in '04 for $40k and...

    Err, tiny machine purchased in '04 for $40k and she is asking $16k? Not what I'd call cheap...
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    I've seen a few over the last year or so locally...

    I've seen a few over the last year or so locally listed for $5k-$8k. Now whether any actually sold for that much I can't say...
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    The requirement of properly descriptive thread...

    The requirement of properly descriptive thread titles is in the sticky threads at the top of the main forum. The administrator has a pet peeve for closing threads with non-descriptive titles. They're...
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    In my experience you've really gotta push the SG...

    In my experience you've really gotta push the SG wheels to get the grit to break down and "resharpen." If you're not doing heavy roughing or cutting vicious hard steel the plain Jane wheels are...
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    I like "The doors open flawlessly" like that's...

    I like "The doors open flawlessly" like that's unusual... :D
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    Don't compare taper between boring and OD turning...

    Don't compare taper between boring and OD turning between centers. If you want a good comparison you need to compare taper between OD turning unsupported and boring. Using a center alters the...
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    Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the...

    Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the "Full Site" link or use the "Desktop Site" option on your phone browser if it has one.
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    Tried to reply but your inbox is full...

    Tried to reply but your inbox is full...
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    Generally there will usually be some sort of...

    Generally there will usually be some sort of magnetic starter. Post some photos.
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    I'll take that if still available. PM payment...

    I'll take that if still available. PM payment details.
  18. That's the same way I've always done it. Usually...

    That's the same way I've always done it. Usually the recommended torque-up sequence is pretty easy to find these days with the internet. I recently rebuilt a diesel engine (Cummins 4BT) for another...
  19. I just stoned the other side with mineral...

    I just stoned the other side with mineral spirits, it sat nice and flat with no rock. The cylinder head was pretty much parallel from the combustion chamber side to the valve cover seating surface. I...
  20. Had an interesting little project today, ground a...

    Had an interesting little project today, ground a cylinder head for a buddy. Silicon carbide wheel, ground pretty nicely. I left it a little coarse (for a grind) so the gasket would get a good grip....
  21. This is almost certainly not from any sort of...

    This is almost certainly not from any sort of gripper. The dimensions of the pattern kind of rule that out from the get-go. 8 micron spacing is .0003" and those appear to be dead nuts regularly...
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    You can generally hit any tolerance you want with...

    You can generally hit any tolerance you want with handwork (filing, polishing, honing, lapping etc.) if you know what you're doing. But turning/tooling directly to that tolerance with the cutting...
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    I agree that the lines are too regular to be a...

    I agree that the lines are too regular to be a spindle bearing problem. There's no way the spindle would stay clocked to the table like that to make straight lines all the way across.

    I don't...
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    If you are really a grinder noob, I would wait....

    If you are really a grinder noob, I would wait. Stone the table top only for now. Practice your grinding a while, then come back to it when you understand what you're doing and the intricacies of...
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    I was just coming back this morning to read...

    I was just coming back this morning to read replies and say that same thing. I was also curious to know how high the "bumps" were. The picture makes them look huge, but pictures aren't always very...
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