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    see this thread New Machine Day: Deckel, Weiler...

    see this thread New Machine Day: Deckel, Weiler and Brother
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    I purchased a Brother Speedio, perfect match for...

    I purchased a Brother Speedio, perfect match for my needs.
  3. While PM is focused on machinist issues, I'd like...

    While PM is focused on machinist issues, I'd like to point out that many threads pop up concerning sidelines including computer software and hardware, electrical, rigging, business management, and...
  4. I think Milacron's guidelines are perfect. Easy...

    I think Milacron's guidelines are perfect. Easy to judge whether a discussion is appropriate or not by simply filtering on machine type, no judgement calls, no ambiguity regarding professional versus...
  5. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and Happy Holidays

    I wish all the best for every one on this site and hoping for a great 2020 for all.

    I just want to thank the MANY folks that have been so generous with advice for the past several years since I've...
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    It seems to me based on my research that the...

    It seems to me based on my research that the Berkshire products are pretty close to lint-free. That being said, I'll give the Kim Wipes a shot and see how that works out. Lots of great advice here,...
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    What Lint-Free Wipes do you recommend?

    For wiping inside of spindle tapers, etc where lint must be held to minimum.
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    A lot of useful information, thx to all!

    A lot of useful information, thx to all!
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    I meant "tap"...be gentle, I may be ignorant but...

    I meant "tap"...be gentle, I may be ignorant but I'm not stupid ;)
  10. Really useful links !

    Really useful links !
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    How to Measure Tapping Cutters?

    So I inherited a large collection of taps of various sizes, most of them not labelled, and no marking. Is it possible to reliably determine the size of each? If so, what technique?
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    Vortex Cold Air system: anyone using?

    Anyone using the Vortex Cold Air systems, and for what, and has it been successful?
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    Yes, there are parts of California that actually...

    Yes, there are parts of California that actually do get rain once in a while, e.g. 100% outdoor humidity ;) I'm trying to hold my shop at 72 (F) degrees, less than 50 percent humidity 24x7. The...
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    Temperature/Humidity Monitoring

    So I'm in process of setting up tight temperature and humidity monitoring for the various rooms in my shop so I can get HVAC and Dehumidifiers dialed in, and I tried the following product out, its...
  15. Here's a photo of the tailstock DRO: 272317 ...

    Here's a photo of the tailstock DRO: 272317

    Here's a shot of the entire machine: 272318

    Here's a shot of the MQL (minimum quantity lubrication) system: 272319

    Here's a shot of the apron:...
  16. No real CNC features, but it does have some very...

    No real CNC features, but it does have some very nice digital capabilities like multiple programmable electronic stops, aids for doing threads, tapers, DRO, etc....you can think of it as still being...
  17. Also, you can see photos of my machine in this...

    Also, you can see photos of my machine in this thread New Machine Day: Deckel, Weiler and Brother
  18. I own a Praktikant VC Plus model year 2019. You...

    I own a Praktikant VC Plus model year 2019. You can expect about $75K for the base model, well over $100K with options.
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    It occurred to me that I have a little 9"...

    It occurred to me that I have a little 9" southbend lathe sitting around, maybe I could use that for occasional lapping and honing, takes up less space than a full honing machine....dealing with...
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    Hey, I'm just the messenger here....it just...

    Hey, I'm just the messenger here....it just seemed to me that with that kind of accurancy, who needs honing....your feedback as usual is greatly valued :)
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    The Studer S20 I'm considering will have coolant...

    The Studer S20 I'm considering will have coolant as well as automatic grind cycles, roundness claim for grinding operations (with live spindle) of 0.000012" (and optionally 0.000008"). Given my space...
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    Marcus, very helpful feedback. I'm struggling...

    Marcus, very helpful feedback. I'm struggling with running out of space in my shop....curious what you think about the following product: PEMAMO SA | Machines et outils de rodage | Suisse Hand Honing...
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    cylindrical grinding versus honing

    Assuming the work envelope matches, if one had a high quality cylindrical grinder such as a Studer S20 with both OD and ID setup, is this machine capable of doing most if not everything a honing...
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    [you posted twice, so I'm answering twice ;) ] I...

    [you posted twice, so I'm answering twice ;) ]
    I have shipped lots of stuff from Europe. For the FPS 300 M (Deckel FP 1 clone) I purchased, FPS charged me roughly 2400 Euro plus additional for...
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    I have shipped lots of stuff from Europe. For the...

    I have shipped lots of stuff from Europe. For the FPS 300 M (Deckel FP 1 clone) I purchased, FPS charged me roughly 2400 Euro plus additional for packaging....this had FPS doing ALL the logistics for...
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