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  1. $225 shipped flat rate

    $225 shipped flat rate
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    I don't know how you found that but thank you!!!!!

    I don't know how you found that but thank you!!!!!
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    Def a VMC, I could survive without one, but I...

    Def a VMC, I could survive without one, but I would have a tough time making any money.
  4. Big work goes in big chuck and spins slowly,...

    Big work goes in big chuck and spins slowly, small work goes in small chuck and spins quickly. End of story. I have a lathe that came with several chucks new and the 4 jaw and largest 3 jaw and...
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    Valenite 539.69.646 Facemill ID?

    A friend of mine gave me a Valenite 539.69.646 facemill. It appears to be in good shape and I am thinking about putting it into service but I can't find anything about it anywhere. Does anyone have...
  6. Don't threaten me with a good time.

    Don't threaten me with a good time.
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    :fight: :D

    :fight: :D
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    YouTube...

    YouTube

    There was nothing wrong with the radio
  9. At least its a fellow Pa spammer :typing:

    At least its a fellow Pa spammer :typing:
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    I can't be old yet, I havith no wisdom.... yet....

    I can't be old yet, I havith no wisdom.... yet. Speak for yourself grandpa :codger:
  11. How thick? If you mean its a blind pipe flange...

    How thick? If you mean its a blind pipe flange that's 3" od I would assume its for around 1" pipe. Depending on how many pound flange it is maybe 1/2" to 5/8" thick?

    If that's the case I would...
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    They still make those? :sulk:

    They still make those? :sulk:
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    Oh my, I was just getting ready for high school...

    Oh my, I was just getting ready for high school :reading:
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    I would be far more interested in ultimate...

    I would be far more interested in ultimate tensile and yield than a Charpy test. How about a basic hardness test? Start simple right? While I would assume they are within hardness spec it always pays...
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    Little reliable data is obtained with a thumb...

    Little reliable data is obtained with a thumb detector. Also that is applying radial load which would be far more reliable to do with a long bar, pull gauge and some math.

    I would be far more...
  16. Thread: Big-plus

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    I often run big plus holders in a standard...

    I often run big plus holders in a standard spindle and there is a gap. It is my understanding that to make contact both the spindle and holder mating surfaces are moved closer to eachother….. Maybe...
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    There is no doubt that sounds like an aggressive...

    There is no doubt that sounds like an aggressive setup.

    I find failure analysis fascinating.

    Here is my 3 worthless cents.

    The manufacturer should be given the opportunity to do their own...
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    I am in no way taking sides and have been pleased...

    I am in no way taking sides and have been pleased with every Maritool product I own. I do find it interesting that it didn't fail at the smallest cross section. I was under the impression that...
  19. I'm gonna call BS on that. Sounds like a BS...

    I'm gonna call BS on that. Sounds like a BS excuse for not fixing it. If it actually is true its a counter productive stupid idea. It would make you more likely to cut undersize cause you would be...
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    It's very difficult to tell in the pictures but...

    It's very difficult to tell in the pictures but the grain structure at the break looks kind of large......maybe. A metallurgist or heat treat expert could likely tell with a quick glance in person. I...
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    Yes they will work but won't engage the spindle...

    Yes they will work but won't engage the spindle face.
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    So I have heard. I have some Big Plus holders but...

    So I have heard. I have some Big Plus holders but nothing with a Big Plus spindle. I've often though about removing the drive keys and making a ring with integrated dogs so the ring engages the...
  23. Do you have a shaper or can find one for sale...

    Do you have a shaper or can find one for sale cheap? I keep one around for occasions just like that. My friends like to laugh and say you can make anything but money with a shaper but the few times...
  24. What he said ^ Perhaps pull the taper pins,...

    What he said ^
    Perhaps pull the taper pins, maybe they are bent...

    Has the machine ever been crashed?
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    I don't have many of their tools but have had...

    I don't have many of their tools but have had good luck with their torx.
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