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  1. If you have a Desmond (star wheel) dresser give...

    If you have a Desmond (star wheel) dresser give it a try. Nothing lost but time. I think it might crush the bond under the aluminum releasing the aluminum.

    Better yet, get the members to chip in...
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    Instead of trying a different insert why not try...

    Instead of trying a different insert why not try a hand ground HSS bit with some side rake. (No side rake if you are plunge cutting). You can try different side and back rakes to see if that will...
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    I can't tell from the photo if the problem is...

    I can't tell from the photo if the problem is chatter or tearing. If it is tearing, use a high sulfur cutting oil.
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    I would not touch that without a drawing...

    I would not touch that without a drawing including tolerances.
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    And I generally prefer the pull stroke.

    And I generally prefer the pull stroke.
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    Except that it transfers motion 90*.

    Except that it transfers motion 90*.
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    It looks like a specially made lever actuator for...

    It looks like a specially made lever actuator for a standard dial gauge. Probably designed by the press manufacturer.
  8. You can approximate the width of flat using a...

    You can approximate the width of flat using a mike or caliper.
  9. Have you got a protractor? Have you got a loupe...

    Have you got a protractor? Have you got a loupe with a measuring scale? Have you got a bench grinder? If you say "yes" to all three you have everything you need to make the tool.
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    Shaky old guys probably should not try it.

    Shaky old guys probably should not try it.
  11. And information on the pump, please.

    And information on the pump, please.
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    Being a friend and an employer is a very...

    Being a friend and an employer is a very difficult line to walk.
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    OP is he most rude, obnoxious, hateful and...

    OP is he most rude, obnoxious, hateful and obscene poster I have encountered. That kind of abusive language has no place on this forum.
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    A face mill or shell mill will have a wide enough...

    A face mill or shell mill will have a wide enough contact area to create large cutting forces. It will either distort the tubeing or throw it out of the machine.

    Hole saw undersize and bore to...
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    Get an engineer involved who understands soil...

    Get an engineer involved who understands soil mechanics and pavement design. Anything else is just speculation.

    18k is not much load to spread. I suspect that for the loads involved anything...
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    Frequently used for holding shafts to cut keyways.

    Frequently used for holding shafts to cut keyways.
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    I have a Wilton Pow R Arm swivel assembly. It...

    I have a Wilton Pow R Arm swivel assembly. It is the large model with hydraulic actuation. I has been stored outside. If you want it, just pay me for shipping. I am not sure the cylinder bores...
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    The shaft probably locates in the OD of the...

    The shaft probably locates in the OD of the spine. The curved surface on the minor diameter serves no purpose. Just cut the splines with an end mill (or straddle mill it on a horizontal). Then cut...
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    He had CAD. Draw it in CAD. Get dimensions from...

    He had CAD. Draw it in CAD. Get dimensions from CAD. Use expensive software to solve something that could be done with pencil & paper.
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    Use two grinding vises, one near each end. You...

    Use two grinding vises, one near each end. You might need to grind the sides of the plane parallel first.
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    Tried that in college. Didn't work.

    Tried that in college. Didn't work.
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    I believe it refers to the amount of inductance...

    I believe it refers to the amount of inductance in the circuit. Some modern "suitcase" welders allow inductance control on Mig as well as on stick.
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    It is used when work must be oriented vertically...

    It is used when work must be oriented vertically and the jaws of a Kurt are not deep enough. My solution was to buy a Kurt clone"CNC" vise. I stand it on its edge and clamp it to the table.
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    I have a manual for the 1440E. My Nardini is a...

    I have a manual for the 1440E. My Nardini is a different model.
  25. If someone is unable to grind his own tools he...

    If someone is unable to grind his own tools he probably shouldn't be using a lathe.

    I wasn't allowed to use a lathe until I had ground the tools I needed to use.
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