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    When I was college aged I was home for Christmas....

    When I was college aged I was home for Christmas. Christmas morning, Dad went for a paper, and for some reason my brother went outside in the snow barefoot. Since he was my brother, I locked him...
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    A properly sharpened masonry bit works...

    A properly sharpened masonry bit works surprisingly well. I was trying to get a hardened shaft out of a blown up jetski pump, and it was destroying up all my conventional drills, HSS and Cobalt,...
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    Starrett used to sell mercury filled plumb bobs...

    Starrett used to sell mercury filled plumb bobs...
  4. For a quick test, mount a dial test indicator in...

    For a quick test, mount a dial test indicator in your chuck and sweep the interior of the tailstock taper. Even if the indicator is off center in the chuck, it will always be sweeping from the same...
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    I'm adding to sfriedburg's comment about parts. ...

    I'm adding to sfriedburg's comment about parts. Here's a video about a PM mill with a drive failure. Kind of long, with some mistakes, but PM really stood behind the machine. PM was very generous...
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    Amazon has the spec book for around $300 if the...

    Amazon has the spec book for around $300 if the job can support that.
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    I have a Hardinge from the early 60s. Here's a...

    I have a Hardinge from the early 60s. Here's a link to a thread with pictures and comments from others that know more than I do.

    Used Hardinge Cross Slide

    If I take the handle off, I think it...
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    I am more interested in the story about what...

    I am more interested in the story about what happened to the sheet metal on the end.
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    The twin carbon arc welding/brazing that was...

    The twin carbon arc welding/brazing that was going on at 5:31 and 6:14 was very interesting. I could not tell whether it was a brazing or welding(like GTAW, except two electrodes). Any comments?
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    Before you try grinding the rust out, I've had...

    Before you try grinding the rust out, I've had very good luck on precision surfaces with a brass bristle brush and WD-40. The combination works surprisingly well for the removal of surface rust. ...
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    Abom79 has several videos about building one.

    Abom79 has several videos about building one.
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    Is the ceiling underneath the lathe open to the...

    Is the ceiling underneath the lathe open to the joists? If so, sheets of plywood glued and screwed to the bottom of the joist will effectively turn the joists from T beams to I beams. Stiffness...
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    Travers Tool is having a caliper sale today. The...

    Travers Tool is having a caliper sale today. The promo code is MADNESS. 6" standard Mitutoyo Absolute Digimatic (500-196-30) is $117.49. Not as good a deal on the 8" at $174.99. IP67 6"...
  14. Regarding the issues with surface finish and...

    Regarding the issues with surface finish and lobed holes,etc., are the spiral adjustable reamers any better for these issues?
  15. I just bought an Ender 3 for under $200. I'm...

    I just bought an Ender 3 for under $200. I'm using Tinkercad for modeling and Cura for slicing (post). It is a great learning tool and can do useful work. Ceartainly not for production, though. ...
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    Interesting prototyping method. I would be...

    Interesting prototyping method. I would be curious to know whether it was designed for actual usage stresses. I noticed they had metal reinforcement where the smashed the champagne. Maybe they just...
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    The Nexcare waterproof bandages work really well...

    The Nexcare waterproof bandages work really well for me. I spend a lot of time at a lake, and when they are properly applied, I can spend hours in the water without the wound getting wet. I don't...
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    Hardinge has some crazy prices. I work at a...

    Hardinge has some crazy prices. I work at a charity used tool store, and we received a Hardinge G1 drive dog as a donation. It was in excellent condition, with a pretty color case hardened finish. ...
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    OT-Japanese Industrial Music

    This isn't for every one's taste, but interesting nonetheless. Videos of Japanese machines incorporating the machine noise with techno-ish electronic music...

    Stamping presses, spring machines,...
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    Joe, I noticed your mention of the Orsat...

    Joe, I noticed your mention of the Orsat apparatus. I worked at a facility that used hundreds of millions of pounds of solvent a year. It was all evaporated and (mostly) recovered. The earliest...
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    Tom, I think I remember seeing that you are in...

    Tom, I think I remember seeing that you are in the Rochester, NY area. There's a used tool store in Fairport Village Landing that takes donations of unwanted tools and sells them to benefit charity....
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    Go to a forum. It will show up next to Home on...

    Go to a forum. It will show up next to Home on the blue and red bar at the top of the screen.
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    I've been using the free version of DraftSight...

    I've been using the free version of DraftSight for a number of years. I've been very happy with it, but they recently announced that they are going to eliminate the free version and start charging a...
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    I worked for a major company that pulled that...

    I worked for a major company that pulled that "extend the payment" garbage several times. It allowed the (redacted) that ran the purchasing department to claim big savings each time. Until critical...
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    Doesn't look like my 10K steady. Mine has the...

    Doesn't look like my 10K steady. Mine has the knob adjustments with round fingers.
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