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  1. Thread: Threads Skewed

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    Pretty easy to figure out who has, and has not,...

    Pretty easy to figure out who has, and has not, taught newbs how to run a lathe, innit!

    The 'wrong' 29 degrees, is pretty much a go-to, for new operators.

    Next most common would be getting a...
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    Not much that's going to matter to you. Again,...

    Not much that's going to matter to you.

    Again, this sorta loops back to some of the 'basics' that most guys that ever learned this stuff in a classroom, or under the tutelage of an experienced...
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    See. You shoulda engraved your name on the...

    See. You shoulda engraved your name on the fixture! Y'all could be famous by now! :)
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    The bearings you can poke around through the...

    The bearings you can poke around through the manuals if you have them, or simply dig through the various bearing house catalogs to come up a set of thrust bearings and the adjustable cinch nuts that...
  5. Thread: Threads Skewed

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    Cool! Have fun! Learn stuff! :)

    Cool!

    Have fun! Learn stuff! :)
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    Yep. Probably this. Point the compound...

    Yep. Probably this.

    Point the compound straight in to the work, then swing it to the appropriate side, by 29 degrees, not to the 29 degrees mark.

    Then use the fish plate gage to set the tool...
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    Arrived in great shape. Kick-ass job on the...

    Arrived in great shape.

    Kick-ass job on the box! Really well packaged!

    Thanks!
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    One thing that 'can' work with die cast parts, is...

    One thing that 'can' work with die cast parts, is to pack the part in casting sand and essentially re-cast the part, while welding it.

    The sand formed tight to the part supports the material and...
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    Yer memory is worse than mine. :) For inch...

    Yer memory is worse than mine. :)

    For inch threads, if you can divide the pitch of the lead screw in to the number of threads, you can engage the half nuts anywhere. Otherwise, about the only safe...
  10. Meh. I've not seen one that was set up like...

    Meh.

    I've not seen one that was set up like that, and, unless I found it in a catalog some where, would not be willing to say it was original as-is.

    But if you need a press, it's not super...
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    Most of those grinders also run in both...

    Most of those grinders also run in both directions. It allows you to grind both sides of the tool at the same setting of the tilting table.
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    Depends which parts. Most of the mechanical...

    Depends which parts.

    Most of the mechanical stuff on them, is pretty much stuff you can track down by size. Bearings, seals, bolts etc.

    The odd stuff pops up on fleabay, boards, servos,...
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    Yeah, single point diamond dressers are not very...

    Yeah, single point diamond dressers are not very expensive.

    It's a bit of a shock to lots of folks, but almost all the diamonds mined or made, are used for industrial purposes, and if you get a...
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    So as to not cause even more confusion, the...

    So as to not cause even more confusion, the number-letter combos in the post above reference the grit size (60, 100, etc) and the hardness or bond strength of the wheels (going by rather unreliable...
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    I was surprised to find out that Jaguar was using...

    I was surprised to find out that Jaguar was using a ford engine grafted on to a GM 4L80E, which is a pretty common tranny in GM trucks.
    Of course, they had to get custom bell housings made...

    All...
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    Have not heard of or owned a make that did not...

    Have not heard of or owned a make that did not come complete with horror stories attached.

    Given that the OP's truck is a 2001, so, 19 years old, I dunno that we can reasonably hack on Ford for...
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    They'll work. Though the small one looks darn...

    They'll work.

    Though the small one looks darn near worn out.

    A diamond dresser or a wheel dresser would be pretty handy. Both for cleaning up the worn surface of the stone (which IS a cutting...
  18. The machine marks make me think it's the product...

    The machine marks make me think it's the product of a talented home-shop guy.

    Have seen some discussion of adapter plates for mounting a D1-4 chuck on to a rotary table, and became aware that...
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    There are a couple Ford Forums out there. Search...

    There are a couple Ford Forums out there. Search for "Ford Forum" and pick of the lot.
    I cannot recall having run in to one that required you to be a logged in member to read, just to post, so you...
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    Yeah, a comparator is hardly on the list of...

    Yeah, a comparator is hardly on the list of things you 'need'. But if you get access to one, it can teach you a few things!
    A decent quality hand lens for basic close up looking,is a pretty handy...
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    We learned: -To grind our own threading tools....

    We learned:

    -To grind our own threading tools. Checked under a comparator. Because inserts and pre-ground tools are not always available at all, for some thread forms. If the tool looks good under...
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    Well bugger my friggen memory! I feel dumb! LOL!...

    Well bugger my friggen memory! I feel dumb! LOL! OK, am dumb. :) But I can learn. Maybe this'll learn me to check my facts! :D

    Dug out the very book I recommended. Technology of Machine Tools by...
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    If 1500 RPM is as good as you have on tap, watch...

    If 1500 RPM is as good as you have on tap, watch this video.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__A2xtLF0AU

    Really not hard to grind good working tools of HSS.
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    Not to put too fine a point upon it, but the...

    Not to put too fine a point upon it, but the finishes you are getting with your bushings kinda suck, and you should be able to accomplish WAY better.

    Seriously. Try the high speed that I suggested...
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    I'll be the contrarian, and say that you can get...

    I'll be the contrarian, and say that you can get good results from a flat topped threading tool. You WILL want a cutting oil or fluid. And you will have almost no end to your misery as you sort out...
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