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    Like a fly, they do not give up. It would be...

    Like a fly, they do not give up. It would be interesting to know how many that could write the code, would bother helping a tight-ass that doesn't understand how much better his bottom line would...
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    Hello, Yes, I do realize that this thread is...

    Hello,
    Yes, I do realize that this thread is about to go the way of the dinosaurs. If a person reads these replies, they will possibly encounter some confusion.
    There was quite a lot of...
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    I was there when that happened! Damn squirrels...

    I was there when that happened! Damn squirrels came in on second shift and started a food bank. They did not provide proper caution signs for first shift.
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    Hmmm,If he has already successfully bred, then it...

    Hmmm,If he has already successfully bred, then it may be too late for the desired effect to help the planet. On the other hand, it might prevent any more offspring from being created. Hopefully it...
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    Big machines are really great if they are running...

    Big machines are really great if they are running on another man's money. During my apprenticeship at Firestone in the mid sixties, the Mechanical Building had some big stuff. A 30' Gray hydraulic...
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    The only programming or operator's manuals that...

    The only programming or operator's manuals that are really well written, and clearly laid out, are the ones being read by a person that has already mastered the system before they decided to take the...
  7. Hello, If most of your material is .125 thick,...

    Hello,
    If most of your material is .125 thick, your end mill budget will benefit from buying double end stub length cutters. Four flutes, with the best coating that you can find.
    If you are...
  8. Shelby, A training school had a hand-out that...

    Shelby,
    A training school had a hand-out that said;"Stupid is forever"
    "Ignorance can be fixed"
    You are doing the correct thing, finding...
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    That is large scale! I owned a forty horse Case...

    That is large scale! I owned a forty horse Case thirty years ago. If you are shopping for a shaper, there is a lot of benefit in a universal type. Either way, you are going to need a good assortment...
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    As some have already mentioned, the need for each...

    As some have already mentioned, the need for each edition is not often seen. The tables for the various fasteners, and thread forms have not changed much in fifty years. I still rely on the copy that...
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    This is a subject that will start arguments, but...

    This is a subject that will start arguments, but never settle anything. The ultimate fit will come from freezing the barrel in dry ice and alcohol, while heating the receiver ring with an induction...
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    Hmmm... Maybe that illegal in the receiving area...

    Hmmm... Maybe that illegal in the receiving area throwing a case of them instead of carrying them has a part to play in what seems like a yunacue problem.
    I had purchased quite a lot of things...
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    There was a time when a man could operate this...

    There was a time when a man could operate this machine for twenty years, and get a hot chip down his shirt collar. Now they need a cheese grater over the ram to tear off your fingers. I would prefer...
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    In reply to the original poster/question, based...

    In reply to the original poster/question, based on a lifetime of building and or repairing injection and blow molds, my feeling is that the largest face must carry the vast majority of the weight...
  15. We all need to learn to answer questions from...

    We all need to learn to answer questions from those around us who have different limits on their learning, the ways that they learn, or their different work history. I have gotten questions from much...
  16. Hello Wayne, This a bit late, but I do like the...

    Hello Wayne,
    This a bit late, but I do like the way your brain works. After fifty years of tool rooms, someone has said that it can be done.
    Regards,
    Bob
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    Hello Richard,
    I would guess that you are the Richard King who teaches scraping in various venues. I am a retired seventy year old toolmaker who learned hand scraping in my apprenticeship at...
  18. Way back in the mid sixties, as an apprentice at...

    Way back in the mid sixties, as an apprentice at Firestone, one of the machinists brought some brazed carbide to the tool grinding room, and wanted a 35 degree front clearance to allow setting the...
  19. Hello, Chatter is a true test of your ingenuity...

    Hello,
    Chatter is a true test of your ingenuity and patience. Filling the bore with #9 lead shot, and adding wooden plugs to keep them in place will help a lot. Adding a follower rest to the...
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    This is probably your best route to take. Not knowing your shop capabilities, or your time available, this should work well. I have ordered several of these from a company named "Conical....." I had...
  21. Hi All. In a time far away(35-45 yrs.) I worked...

    Hi All.
    In a time far away(35-45 yrs.) I worked for a company that added a Tree brand head that could be set be set to face a flat face or a conical bore. It was a good tool. It is something to...
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