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    Thatís a really catchy name! What are the words?...

    Thatís a really catchy name! What are the words?
    ( I thought RCC was Really Crappy Concrete)
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    Eewwww! USED champagne... there was an eBay add...

    Eewwww! USED champagne... there was an eBay add a few years ago for used cookies....
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    So, the pegs are only going to be made in small...

    So, the pegs are only going to be made in small quantities? Like 4 to 10 at a time? How long are they? How much material are you removing? If you are making small quantities, you maybe donít need to...
  4. Bob, first off I want to say that Iíve read your...

    Bob, first off I want to say that Iíve read your posts over the years with interest and I surely respect your knowledge and ability. Secondly I also agree with you that there are some harsh people...
  5. I thought it was interesting and quite...

    I thought it was interesting and quite enlightening to read somewhere in the previous posts that candy guy says that he was going from wood work to metal work because he needs less machines. I have...
  6. In the words of commander Scott: ďI canna take...

    In the words of commander Scott: ďI canna take it namoore!!- beam me up!!Ē
  7. What is it?

    What is it?
  8. You speled it wrong. Itís injun near. ...

    You speled it wrong. Itís injun near.


    Psycho- social disorders aside, I think maybe Dunning and Kruger had a handle on it !
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    Could you put the parts in a piece of pipe with...

    Could you put the parts in a piece of pipe with caps on the end? Maybe put some paper in with the parts to burn up the oxygen?
  10. Well, he was obviously just blowing smoke- Ďcause...

    Well, he was obviously just blowing smoke- Ďcause that was prolly before the internet. NOW, they gots YouTube!
    Do you know, you can do brain surgery (even after only one or two videos ! I can show...
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    Well crap! If it is, fiberglass welding rod is...

    Well crap! If it is, fiberglass welding rod is hard to find and probably very expensive!
  12. Damn.. you guys are so depressing! First there...

    Damn.. you guys are so depressing! First there was the guy wanting to build his own lathe. Yaíall rain on his parade. Now, this guy wants to scratch build an engine that his primary criteria is to...
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    It is just a cover, so I imagine you could braze...

    It is just a cover, so I imagine you could braze or nickel weld it back up just fine. Look at John Oderís post about his 20Ē Greaves Klusman lathe. He has extensive pictures and discussion of his...
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    Iím sorta retired now, but I know some of the old...

    Iím sorta retired now, but I know some of the old timers years ago would refer to 4140 or 4340 pre hard as brake die. I know we kept viscount 44 as anĒ emergency ď die material. It is just a 4340...
  15. I hope you have good luck with your new lathe. I...

    I hope you have good luck with your new lathe. I literally grew up with machinery, so basic lathe operation isnít too big a mystery to me, but I can see how it might be intimidating to someone just...
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    It sounds like the mystery screw is the one that...

    It sounds like the mystery screw is the one that keeps you from cranking the table up too far. It goes in the column directly behind the table. Look to see if you have the screw in there or just a...
  17. I was wondering- you stated that along with the...

    I was wondering- you stated that along with the split and the bolt through the lock but that there was a copper tipped set screw. If you loosened the bolt, could you turn in the set screw a little...
  18. Say... couldn't you make an adapter out of billet...

    Say... couldn't you make an adapter out of billet aluminum ( for weight) and have R8 on the end and a socket for50 mill taper on the end? That way you could use a surplus 8 or 10 inch face mill of of...
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    Could you use a floor mat like I’ve seen around...

    Could you use a floor mat like I’ve seen around machines with the holes in it? You could notch the corners so the bottom fits the sink and the sides would fold up to protect the sides.
    Or, could...
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    I used to work at a shop that had several regular...

    I used to work at a shop that had several regular jobs bending stainless steel thin wall tube in different configurations and diameters, the largest diameter was about 1 1/4Ē, I think. We used a...
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    Does the chuck have the bottom of the two piece...

    Does the chuck have the bottom of the two piece jaws in it or are you talking about a one piece daw? That means you need two sets of jaws, inside and outside jaws. Since the chuck has no name on it,...
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    FWIW, I know that I have scrapped out two...

    FWIW, I know that I have scrapped out two different Cnc mills; a Monarch VMC 75 and an old Kearney and Trecker horizontal. Both were welded steel bases and vertical columns that bolted on. They had...
  23. Iíve got a Moore #3 I got from the govít. It has...

    Iíve got a Moore #3 I got from the govít. It has the pulse generators on the lead screws. There is a big label on the machine saying that the DRO does not compensate for backlash
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    A2+b2=c2. Ok, it was too short to post... A...

    A2+b2=c2. Ok, it was too short to post... A squared plus B squared equals C squared
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    I am with the way over price crowd. Iíve seen...

    I am with the way over price crowd. Iíve seen that lathe or similar go at auction for 350 American...
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