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    The basic problem with that, as I see it, is that...

    The basic problem with that, as I see it, is that you can do so much better, with a lot less work!
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    Nope. Every job I had before my career, was at...

    Nope. Every job I had before my career, was at exactly the same hourly wage as the rest of the folks working there.
    When I Joined the Military, my job was part of the public record, and if you...
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    That is the basic principle of a Keen-Sert thread...

    That is the basic principle of a Keen-Sert thread repair, slightly different than a Helicoil.

    Nice thing about Keen-Serts is they use standard thread taps for installation.

    Personally, what I...
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    Likely! I made a fair bit of "Desk Art" that...

    Likely!

    I made a fair bit of "Desk Art" that was either things that attracted the eye or simply looked good and different from what most were usually seeing.

    Some of the things that got the...
  5. I almost took that out of context! Just sayin' :)...

    I almost took that out of context! Just sayin' :)

    I was given pouches of Manuka Honey to put over a surgery site, where they had closed me up with a row of staples. They said at that time, each...
  6. Grobet File Co. has about thirty-eleven pages of...

    Grobet File Co. has about thirty-eleven pages of really good quality tweezers in their Catalog. Aside from that they sell some truly high quality files, the Tweezers selection is worth a look.

    I...
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    I used to make clocks, crib boards, engraved name...

    I used to make clocks, crib boards, engraved name plates, and an assortment of other stuff as retirement or 'moving along' departure gifts for folks in my Military unit.

    The crib boards were made...
  8. Bars are a consumable, and pretty easy to find. ...

    Bars are a consumable, and pretty easy to find.

    The feed rod is even easier, as you can make it out of a framing nail if need be. Simple turning job.

    When I bought mine, it had an oddball MT2...
  9. I am sorta surprised that it took as long as it...

    I am sorta surprised that it took as long as it did. A UPA2 is a pretty damn nice piece of kit!

    Had I not already had one (in slightly uglier shape than this one, and with a MT2 arbor) I would...
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    I do want, but don't have the first clue as to...

    I do want, but don't have the first clue as to the value of it...

    It's making my fingers itch...Sorta like homing in on something at an auction! LOL!

    Can you get pictures of the other side?
    ...
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    Nicely found! Yeah, like as not, there are one or...

    Nicely found! Yeah, like as not, there are one or two nuggets in the lot!

    I was wondering if the bracketry that is seen peering around the side of the attachment, might be a mount for some jockey...
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    Your mystery tool appears to be either an indexer...

    Your mystery tool appears to be either an indexer or perhaps a grinding/milling spindle to fit a instrument makers lathe. A measure of the nose end (near end visible in the picture) and a picture of...
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    One of the vagaries of the forum software is...

    One of the vagaries of the forum software is difficulty getting pictures to post on a first post in a thread. Two solutions. first is to post the text of the post, then go back in and edit the post...
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    Another happy Eze-Lap user. Buy a couple each of...

    Another happy Eze-Lap user. Buy a couple each of the Fine and Medium, maybe one of the Very Fine. Skip the coarser ones, they are a lot like trying to sharpen your pocketknife on road gravel.

    Hit...
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    Easier to get info if you include some details....

    Easier to get info if you include some details. Like, which control does it have?

    I see pics online when I search the model, showing a Centurion 6T, as well as a Centurion 7 control, they are...
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    For what I suspect would be about the same money...

    For what I suspect would be about the same money as buying a new Chinesium mill, I too am going to plug a Bridgeport, or clone of one. It's not a coincidence that they are almost THE universally...
  17. Usually, in my experience, it starts out "You...

    Usually, in my experience, it starts out "You have a metal lathe...", but yeah... I'd have a much nicer shop, if I was able to wring a fiver out of every git that wanted a silencer made.

    IMO, the...
  18. Jesus, that's really asking "How long is string?"...

    Jesus, that's really asking "How long is string?"

    The fella that replied "All of it!" is not far off, as is the guy that said "Zero."

    It depends entirely what you actually expect and want to be...
  19. Thread: BB2V Draw Bar

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    Tom, that hand wheel is a pretty easy lathe job,...

    Tom, that hand wheel is a pretty easy lathe job, with a bit of milling (drilling most likely, actually)to make the grip grooves.

    Note that the 'grooves, are actually drilled holes, that were then...
  20. Thread: BB2V Draw Bar

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    I'd suggest looking at DOM steel tube, or even...

    I'd suggest looking at DOM steel tube, or even aircraft tubing for stock, if it can be found with a reasonable wall thickness.

    I think there are still a fair few suppliers out there capable of...
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    Item picture 1, appears to be part of a vise...

    Item picture 1, appears to be part of a vise swivel base or perhaps a swivelling table.

    Item 2, appears to be part of a vertical slide, aka: milling attachment, for the lathe. It should fit over...
  22. Thread: BB2V Draw Bar

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    Easy couple steps. Thread the end of a rod to...

    Easy couple steps.

    Thread the end of a rod to fit the collet.

    Slide rod through spindle, thread on to a collet, use a sharpie to mark where it comes through.

    Cut off leaving some to spare.
    ...
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    I would like to thank Michael for his easy...

    I would like to thank Michael for his easy dealings and the absolutely great shipping box!

    Great guy to deal with!
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    Yep. Still beats hells outta cranking it!

    Yep. Still beats hells outta cranking it!
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    Alternately, any city that has any vestigial...

    Alternately, any city that has any vestigial remnants of industry, likely has at least one, likely more, CNC Tool And Cutter grinding shops that should be well able to make a tap for you, provided...
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