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    Reassembled the screw today....sure is nice...

    Reassembled the screw today....sure is nice working on parts that aren't dirty. I made a basic shaft deflector of sorts out of PVC...I figure it will help some loose debris from getting at the screw...
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    Here's the screw with the slot milled in it. I...

    Here's the screw with the slot milled in it. I didn't have a key cutter in 3/16', nor do the local supply house. I just used a 3/16" end mil. The screw cut very consistently and it seemed pretty...
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    Honestly....I have a lathe but no brass and no...

    Honestly....I have a lathe but no brass and no acme-suitable cutter. By the time I got done buying the brass and cutter, I think I'd be in trouble.
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    COunterweight? Essentially, no. Not unless you...

    COunterweight? Essentially, no. Not unless you used some sort of pulley and cable but it would be so clunky it would not be worth it. I looked and the M40 screw is rated for around 13000lbs....the...
  5. I bought a KMC backplate D1-6 a while back...it...

    I bought a KMC backplate D1-6 a while back...it was around $350. But what got me was when it showed up it had a bunch of scratches/burrs on the bore and chamfer area. I had to stone them out. I...
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    Can't flip the screw because it has an unthreaded...

    Can't flip the screw because it has an unthreaded end that is machined to hold the upper bearing.

    I wire brushed the screw where it was grungy....but still a lot of junk in the grooves and...
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    eKretz, you were right...the nut does have some...

    eKretz, you were right...the nut does have some wear on it. I cleaned it up and the top side of the lands have a groove worn into it that was full of packed crud. What's a bit odd is this is on the...
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    That's why I say I'm not sure what it should look...

    That's why I say I'm not sure what it should look like. But....it felt fairly tight on the shaft even once it became hand-loose, and I'm guessing it will work for some time yet.

    Interestingly...I...
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    Also, here is the new main motor, temporarily...

    Also, here is the new main motor, temporarily wired. It runs well with the new driveshaft and adapter. The head of the drill seems to work OK...I haven't checked it all out yet. The power downfeed...
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    So here is the infamous nut....I greased the...

    So here is the infamous nut....I greased the threads under it and reassembled it. It took a 48" pipe wrench to break it free, but once the threads hit the grease it got easier and easier until I...
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    At a glance...this appears to be an M40 Acme...

    At a glance...this appears to be an M40 Acme thread with a 7MM pitch.

    I counted 5 threads within a .950" span. Is that a 7MM pitch? The OD of the shaft is 1.580" which is pretty close to 40MM....
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    So...I did more inspection and was able to...

    So...I did more inspection and was able to determine the nut for the vertical screw was at the bottom of the head...no surprise. I decided to raise the entire head enough to access the bolts that...
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    A few years back, I bought a new Hellcat with the...

    A few years back, I bought a new Hellcat with the 6 speed. I took it over to my friend's to show him...he is a professional truck driver and drives a stick every day. We went out for a drive, I...
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    I think the point is...you show up with a hard-on...

    I think the point is...you show up with a hard-on from the moment you walk in the door. Are you looking for intercourse, or a fight?

    It looks to my eyes that you gears are Third World quality. ...
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    If I ran a business, I 'd hire a woman to be the...

    If I ran a business, I 'd hire a woman to be the front desk person. No one can be colder, or a bigger bitch, than a woman when it comes to fending off whomever walks in the door. Other than...
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    Thieves are not lazy. They work fairly hard at...

    Thieves are not lazy. They work fairly hard at avoiding work.

    I don't believe most thieves stealing trailers are gonna show up halfway prepared. It ain't they first rodeo. A cheap battery...
  17. Another reason the metric system is a thorn in...

    Another reason the metric system is a thorn in the side of humankind. Two positive tolerances, and no negative tolerance.....

    I predict in 5 years we will have dimensions that have two positive...
  18. I'd mount the whole affair in a 4 jaw chuck and...

    I'd mount the whole affair in a 4 jaw chuck and put it in the lathe. No easier way to find center.
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    I'm really not trying to be a dick....that device...

    I'm really not trying to be a dick....that device looks like just the thing you'd see at Home Depot or Northern Tool next to the trailer stuff. Better than nothing, but not terribly hard to defeat. ...
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    I once had a package fail to arrive. The FedEx...

    I once had a package fail to arrive. The FedEx website said 'unable to locate street'.

    I called FedEx and asked WTF???

    The lady there put me on hold and called the driver. He told her he...
  21. As for crossing out the answer and putting...

    As for crossing out the answer and putting 4....that's a sure way to get a big red X on your test. I've had plenty of experience with that....educators, contrary to what we see in movies, don't like...
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    The UPS driver was very good for many years. ...

    The UPS driver was very good for many years. Then he retired, and the new guys cycle in and out every few months.


    A company should offer good service regardless of the individual driver. ...
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    Well, the screw is still sticky....it freed up...

    Well, the screw is still sticky....it freed up but a few turn up it started gaining friction.

    This design is not the best....the vertical acme thread has no sort of seal....the hole just runs...
  24. But it is accurate as I cut them out and rotated...

    But it is accurate as I cut them out and rotated the small one around the big one. The big circle is fixed and unmoving. The small one is rotating about its own axis. You can use the word 'orbit'...
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    Same here. They're lazy and incompetent. ...

    Same here. They're lazy and incompetent.

    But...I usually don't mind because when they did come down the driveway, they inevitably would go off the pavement (which is 2 lane wide concrete with...
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