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    I always follow these gear discussions with...

    I always follow these gear discussions with interest.... it seems like there's always at least *some* sorcery involved.
    Thanks.
  2. Having worked as both a machinist and a...

    Having worked as both a machinist and a respiratory therapist (hence the moniker)I can tell you there's good and bad in both worlds. The good ones respect and appreciate what we can do, and you work...
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    I think I have the thread John refers to archived...

    I think I have the thread John refers to archived somewhere, for when I rebuild my ML16. If you want, PM and I'll find it for you.
    There's a few youtube files on this.
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    I think it'd be both less expensive and more...

    I think it'd be both less expensive and more effective to have a good DBA come in and set up Postgresql on FreeBSD. Plan. Do. Check.

    Note: there's no ISO here- it just works, and is scalable,...
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    I would guess they had a procedure for it, but...

    I would guess they had a procedure for it, but don't know it. FWIW, the inspectors would never change your mic adjustment, but bring it to you, so you could do it, a proper process. The only issue...
  6. Only if you don't observe it...

    Only if you don't observe it...
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    The old shop calibrated personal tools every...

    The old shop calibrated personal tools every three months, it's not impossible, I wouldn't even say impractical, and no, they weren't engraved, just a tiny sticker.
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    If I needed *my* tools for home shop use, I just...

    If I needed *my* tools for home shop use, I just took them home, and used them. Brought them back later, til I'd acquired another set.
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    I've heard that the organic vapor cartridges give...

    I've heard that the organic vapor cartridges give no warning when exhausted, thus the need for a supplied-air respirator.

    I'm in the process of making a supplied air respirator from a...
  10. I'd just keep the R8 spindle. I don't think it's...

    I'd just keep the R8 spindle. I don't think it's worth the expense to convert. Buy good collets, you'll be glad you did.
  11. That's what I did. Still use machine lights...

    That's what I did. Still use machine lights though.
    I've been in too many shops that were like caves; it may not seem too bad at first, but by end of shift, the eyestrain tells.
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    I ran quite briefly an SB 16". I'd put it in the...

    I ran quite briefly an SB 16". I'd put it in the hobby class. Another choice for the medium range is an older LeBlond Regal.
    You can't go wrong with a Monarch. I ran both a model 60 and model...
  13. It sounds as though the original may be available...

    It sounds as though the original may be available if you knew where. Keep in mind, a newly rebuilt spindle, with normal care, will run thousands of hours. What shape is the iron in? Does it have a...
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    No one's mentioned the hot dog cart yet? Wasn't...

    No one's mentioned the hot dog cart yet? Wasn't that SOP?

    Before the OP gets all in, How many here who've become successful in the game are now less machinist and mostly business man?
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    I used to occasionally jig grind aluminum. Not...

    I used to occasionally jig grind aluminum. Not often enough to research wheels but I did manage to get the job done. Wound up waxing the hell out of the wheel, redress and rewax when the finish or...
  16. Just to be contrary, jig grind the pins to size...

    Just to be contrary, jig grind the pins to size and position. On a more practical note, has the OP considered buying replacement rods? May be less expensive and easier.
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    It's throwing an error. What search term did you...

    It's throwing an error. What search term did you use?
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    OT: Mini-Split A/C

    I think I've had enough of installing and removing the big window A/C. Think I'm going for a mini-split.
    Does anyone have experience with these things? Brands to avoid? Note A/C only, don't need...
  19. It does look like it's a nice machine. FWIW, I...

    It does look like it's a nice machine. FWIW, I was told by a Monarch tech to avoid servo shift machines. Were they known for hydraulic problems?
  20. Nah-Don't bother with the Bikies, turn it over to...

    Nah-Don't bother with the Bikies, turn it over to Vinny the Brick. He can be very persuasive....
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    I can't think of anyone that does it as good as...

    I can't think of anyone that does it as good as McMaster, and will call is only ten minutes away....
    Still, I haven't been able to get on the catalog list, in the old shop guys would fight over who...
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    True. But it's highly entertaining if it's...

    True. But it's highly entertaining if it's chasing somebody else.

    Also, I agree with John though I'm partial to lots of oil. Bacon grease works well and smells like breakfast.
  23. Since no one's brought it up, get a hot dog cart,...

    Since no one's brought it up, get a hot dog cart, or go straight to the top and get a food truck. Seriously, when it comes to a choice of work, I'd cast a bigger net. I spent about thirty years in...
  24. I have the same saw. I think you're right but...

    I have the same saw. I think you're right but I've never really noticed.
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    In an old job, we'd make splined driveshafts for...

    In an old job, we'd make splined driveshafts for aircraft generators (we made the parts for the rest of the machine, too). The general process was rough machine, core harden, finish machine, cut...
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