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    I think you have answered your own question. ...

    I think you have answered your own question.

    "It's on a manual lathe, the injury risk is minimal and the experience is worth more than the work piece and tooling in my opinion."

    If he doesn't...
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    I have never liked the crimpers that have the...

    I have never liked the crimpers that have the crimping section between the handles. They require you to pass the handle over the job which can be very frustrating in tight quarters.
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    Man you got me on that one. I thought the answer...

    Man you got me on that one. I thought the answer was if you cut off the head of a chicken with your left hand you would be holding it with your right and it would be pointing to the left and...
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    I hear you Buck. I got a lot of useful...

    I hear you Buck. I got a lot of useful information from you folks as usual and one suggestion that keeps popping up is "bore from the back side you idiot" (or something to that effect). Sometimes...
  5. In my opinion a hot water heater should not be...

    In my opinion a hot water heater should not be smart unless it is smart enough to withstand a lightning strike in the area. It should be as stupid simple as possible. When I have to replace an...
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    Just some feedback on my issue. I think now it is...

    Just some feedback on my issue. I think now it is something in the compound (jibs etc.). What I did is axially align the compound to the ways with a DTI using a piece of ground stock in a collet...
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    I have needed to fix quite a few inferior screw...

    I have needed to fix quite a few inferior screw holes in wooden boats. The standard fix is to drill out the hole a bit to get to good wood and fill it with epoxy as jbace suggested. You could then...
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    I know Buck. Took me a few minutes.

    I know Buck. Took me a few minutes.
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    I stand corrected. I did not mention that. I do...

    I stand corrected. I did not mention that. I do however turn the OD of a lot of stock with chucks and collets and never get a taper. In my original post I stated that my lathe does not turn OD tapers...
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    Yes Jim. I understand. As stated earlier, my...

    Yes Jim. I understand. As stated earlier, my lathe does not turn OD tapers. I have turned some collars on a test bar but also turned the OD using a collet. No taper.
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    Yes EKretz in this post I described some tests I...

    Yes EKretz in this post I described some tests I made and no tailstock was used. Thanks.
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    Yes I agree Buck. I am going to turn everything...

    Yes I agree Buck. I am going to turn everything around (bore from the backside by turning the bar 180 degrees as someone suggested.) I check the lathe every couple of years to make sure nothing has...
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    Last night I had a bit of time and put a 1" chunk...

    Last night I had a bit of time and put a 1" chunk of 12L14 in a collet to eliminate any wonky chuck goings on. Quick test was to drill a 3/4" hole through the stock (stock was sticking out of the...
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    Yes the tool is sharp and honed. Finish is...

    Yes the tool is sharp and honed. Finish is excellent. Just a taper in the bore.
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    I will give that a shot Thermite. Sounds easy...

    I will give that a shot Thermite. Sounds easy enough and could be revealing. As others have said, it's time to look at the force vectors.
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    Thanks guys. I've got some good ideas from you...

    Thanks guys. I've got some good ideas from you how to nail this down. Next rainy day I'm going to look into all that you have suggested. Thanks again.
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    Thanks for the replies. Yes it always is smaller...

    Thanks for the replies. Yes it always is smaller toward the chuck/headstock. Yes I have tried using a steady and getting the saddle away from the headstock. The lathe is bound to be worn some but...
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    Why does my lathe bore tapers?

    First of all let me state a few things which should eliminate a lot of conjecture. My lathe does not turn OD tapers. I have however had problems over the years boring tapers. I have tried different...
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    I actually do a lot more gas brazing then welding...

    I actually do a lot more gas brazing then welding but on occasions gas welding is very handy. A good set of goggles is important.
  20. It sounds to me like a user error. Machines go...

    It sounds to me like a user error. Machines go down for one reason or another. I would spend my time on a start up protocol.
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    That sounds more like Coles Law. You know, that...

    That sounds more like Coles Law. You know, that stuff made with shredded cabbage and mayonnaise...........sorry.
  22. I think the idea for a UV light is a good idea...

    I think the idea for a UV light is a good idea and worth a try. I have a 55 gallon fish tank with African clawed frogs in it that was getting pretty funky until I added a UV filter. The water flows...
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    Tony....he states that there are no flats on the...

    Tony....he states that there are no flats on the plug. Socket is not going to work. He does say however that there are some holes in the plug for a spanner. He could rig up a socket with some pins...
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    Is the plug expendable? If so then there are a...

    Is the plug expendable? If so then there are a lot of ways to get it out and not damage the tube.
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    What if you cut two or three slots in each piece...

    What if you cut two or three slots in each piece sort of like a dovetail joint then insert a pin like you would a hinge pin. It looks from the drawing that there is already a rolled section something...
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