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    It looks like I'm late to this party, but I did...

    It looks like I'm late to this party, but I did run across an interesting product the other day that falls in this area.

    Generac makes a product called PWRCell that is available in an 11000 watt...
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    I had to look it up... Here's the pricing on the...

    I had to look it up... Here's the pricing on the current model:

    $4492 Current top of the line machine (Mark VII Pro)
    $ 599 Bandsaw
    $ 60 Sanding disc
    $5091 Total
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    SLK001, thank you for commenting. We agree on...

    SLK001, thank you for commenting. We agree on the register idea! I'm answering your questions in reverse order.

    There is a lot of controversy about the need to closely fit the chuck and...
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    Experiments with Chuck Centering

    The recent discussion about the size of the register and the centering of the chuck on a threaded spindle led me down quite a rabbit hole.

    I am a believer in the "threads center the chuck" theory,...
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    This is a porcelain sign above each CO2...

    This is a porcelain sign above each CO2 extinguisher in the place I used to work:

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    We used solvent solutions of polymers, commonly referred to as dope, in the manufacturing operation. I...
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    I would cheat and find an inexpensive bearing...

    I would cheat and find an inexpensive bearing where the outer race width is proper and it just fits over the spindle when the bearing bits are removed.. It will be ground flatter and squarer than...
  7. My brother does really tiny stuff. His next to...

    My brother does really tiny stuff. His next to last employer used to make .001 edm holes by the thousands. They now claim shaped holes down to 10 microns with sub micron location accuracy.
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    Craigslist Rockford Shaper Rochester NY

    No connection to this, I just thought someone that had space and power for this might be interested.

    For Sale Rockford Hy-Draulic 16 inch shaper in Rochester, NY - tools...
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    This is sort of OT, but still in the...

    This is sort of OT, but still in the re-magnetization arena. I have a Brown & Sharpe 599-7742-7 Heavy Duty Dog-House Permanent Magnetic Base Holder that has maybe 3 lb attraction when turned on. I...
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    Panama Tom's post brings me back to Carol Boyd's...

    Panama Tom's post brings me back to Carol Boyd's post. One of the first courses taught in the Chemical Engineering curriculum is dimensional analysis. It is an extremely powerful tool for checking...
  11. Assuming home use, I'd look into getting...

    Assuming home use, I'd look into getting electronic lead screw parts from ebay and solve the problem that way. It could be a fun project and easier than finding the parts. A relatively short ball...
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    If you do use light bulbs, get the traffic light...

    If you do use light bulbs, get the traffic light bulbs like Sylvania - 12498 - 69A21/TS/8M130. The rated lifetime is 8000 hours.
  13. Idlers are additive from what I understand. If...

    Idlers are additive from what I understand. If the 1.5 hp turns out to be inadequate, you could start the 1.5 hp motor RPC, the start a second 1.5 hp idler for something close to a 3 HP converter. ...
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    Skiving is used in a lot of different...

    Skiving is used in a lot of different applications. Here's the skiving shot for Steel Wool:

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  15. Just beautiful. It looks really stiff for it's...

    Just beautiful. It looks really stiff for it's size.
  16. Lazyman, I wish I could, but all I have is manual...

    Lazyman, I wish I could, but all I have is manual machines, including a horizontal. It colors your thinking.
  17. I'd bet in the old days they'd cut that on a big...

    I'd bet in the old days they'd cut that on a big horizontal in one pass with stacked cutters on one arbor...
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  18. The auto manufacturers really spec things to keep...

    The auto manufacturers really spec things to keep them out of any liability issues. I have two vehicles, a 3596 lb Outback and a 6045 lb Sequoia. Both owners manuals have require brakes over 1000...
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    If you can, I would first try the purpose belt...

    If you can, I would first try the purpose belt wedges. I've only had them fail once where they could be applied, even on some very crusty garage sale finds. That one needed Rickyb's technique.
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    Miight Welder

    Might Move Her, or might not...

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  21. I used " dial indicator repair service practical...

    I used " dial indicator repair service practical machinist " in Duck Duck Go, and there were a lot of hits.

    Here's a thread from 2017: Best indicator repair service
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    Did the magnetic ones you were looking at have...

    Did the magnetic ones you were looking at have the hollow shaft beyond the driving hex? The only magnetic ones I have seen blocked the shaft with the magnet.
  23. Check your tool height. If the tool is above...

    Check your tool height. If the tool is above center, there can be inadequate relief below the cutting edge and it will rub. You could have been in a situation where the depth of cut resulted in...
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    Gbent, can you explain?

    Gbent, can you explain?
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    Be glad you don't have Cockatoos. I don't agree...

    Be glad you don't have Cockatoos. I don't agree with the title, but the video is funny.

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