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  1. I'd be reluctant to use a PODS for machine tools...

    I'd be reluctant to use a PODS for machine tools (even small ones). There's issues of weight, issues of how you tie-down or secure the various loads inside the POD, issues of theft, issues of where...
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    I've tossed them in the woodstove to burn off the...

    I've tossed them in the woodstove to burn off the organics. Seems to get the heat up long-enough and high-enough (hotter than an oven). Also a plus that if you leave it overnight in the ashes it...
  3. Ray and Pete nailed it. No picture, but as...

    Ray and Pete nailed it. No picture, but as described above. It slips over the ends and can be slid out a bit to capture the anvils. Then no hands needed to do the final adjusting/measuring.
  4. That makes perfect sense. Slide the clips out and...

    That makes perfect sense. Slide the clips out and they center up the standard on the anvils.

    Thanks for solving that mystery (I spent a bunch of time Googling images to see if I could find a...
  5. Question about an odd Micrometer standard

    I bought a used 5" micrometer standard the other day. Unbranded with a black hexagonal plastic thermal isolation grip (sorry no pictures).

    Each end of the standard has what I would describe as...
  6. I believe John Saunders uses the shop for a...

    I believe John Saunders uses the shop for a combination of his videos, manufacturing a few proprietary products he invented/sells, as well providing CNC skills classes under a state of OH jobs...
  7. On the opposite (smaller) end of the spectrum:...

    On the opposite (smaller) end of the spectrum: Solid Rock Machining
  8. Do you really need to retain the original, or...

    Do you really need to retain the original, or would it be easier to refabricate the base out of steel?
  9. A bummer, for sure. Short of replacing the floor...

    A bummer, for sure. Short of replacing the floor in either room, my only suggestion would be don’t try and hide or blend the transition. Instead, bridge the gap with a slightly raised threshold. A...
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    I hear you about the frustrations of pulling the...

    I hear you about the frustrations of pulling the window units in and out.

    For what it's worth, I heard good things about the mini-split systems. But when I priced them , they were in the...
  11. Sorry, I wasn't clear. The property in question...

    Sorry, I wasn't clear. The property in question is rural NY.
  12. Much appreciate all the input. For the moment, no...

    Much appreciate all the input. For the moment, no details on what the GC is thinking in the $8k (but I will get behind that number before proceeding). No CNC, just manual equipment in a home shop....
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    The adjustable hold-downs under the logan...

    The adjustable hold-downs under the logan carriage aren't great. Particularly in the front (where it's really only the carriage lock that keeps the front down).

    Is it possible your friend is...
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    Small at the far end means the tailstock end is...

    Small at the far end means the tailstock end is wiggling, no?

    1. Maybe try thicker diameter stock just to rule out stiffness of the material as the problem.
    2. Maybe headstock bearings are...
  15. For what it's worth, the site is top of an...

    For what it's worth, the site is top of an exposed hill.
  16. OT Lightning Protection- 2,000 sf residential new construction in rural NY

    Looking at estimates to construct a roughly 2,000 sf residential home in rural NY. There's a line item in one proposal that includes $8k worth of 'Lightning Protection'.

    My question is twofold:
    ...
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    Seems like the challenge is that for a number of...

    Seems like the challenge is that for a number of reasons (supporting the load of the doors, keeping debris out of the tracks) you really do want the doors hung off tracks that are supported at the...
  18. Grind back a vee groove on either side of the...

    Grind back a vee groove on either side of the crack and fill that vee groove with braze.

    Or remanufacture the piece out of steel.
  19. One wonderful feature of our constitution...the...

    One wonderful feature of our constitution...the bill of rights is so fundamental that we don't often get to vote on it. That's a feature not a flaw.

    With respect to whether we ought to put much...
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    Two other thoughts. Dry skin exacerbates...

    Two other thoughts.

    Dry skin exacerbates small cuts and splinters. If you can keep your hands moisturized (Eucerine or Aquaphor are both decent) you may avoid some of the smaller nicks.

    A...
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    Also superglue for the small clean-edged nicks...

    Also superglue for the small clean-edged nicks...
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    Here's a simple test. Grab ahold of your table...

    Here's a simple test. Grab ahold of your table and wiggle it in and out and left and right. Ideally with a dial indicator on each axis but given what you're experiencing, I'm going to guess you'll...
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    I suspect that among the many issues your machine...

    I suspect that among the many issues your machine may be producing is that without load (when you just use the engraving cutter to measure spindle movement without actually taking an aggressive cut)...
  24. Purple Power either full-strength or diluted with...

    Purple Power either full-strength or diluted with water in an ultrasonic bath.
  25. How about unreasonable offers? Seriously, I'd...

    How about unreasonable offers?

    Seriously, I'd prefer one of you get it.
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