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  1. Please hear this out. It will sound pretty...

    Please hear this out. It will sound pretty "weird, cheap, farmer, ghetto, etc..." but I have successfully repaired similar splines and they have never gotten loose again.

    I packed the clearance...
  2. as you said, layers. any spring that bend open...

    as you said, layers. any spring that bend open far enough, 30-40 degrees... and is not very long, and not permanently deform would have to be layered to have enough force. and the layers will have...
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    I just spoke to their sales. Very nice people,...

    I just spoke to their sales. Very nice people, easy to talk to. $5k for a 60k rpm E3000 series spindle with everything.
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    very high speed spindles question.

    Background:

    I've been asked for input on designing / retrofitting an very fancy thermal environmental test machine to handle much higher speeds for testing speed sensors.

    They currently have...
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    Stevens Subplates...

    Stevens Subplates

    6x24 will be a special. Maybe find a cheap used one and saw it down? I don't think any tiny vice or tiny tooling will have any locating features for one anyway. their normal...
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    Sapa Extrusion North America Showroom : ...

    Sapa Extrusion North America
    Showroom :

    Production Machining

    I used sapa for a project. They were easy to work with. I've no relation to them or experience with others, I just wanted...
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    Simple gusset plates & rivets like airplane...

    Simple gusset plates & rivets like airplane construction. or rivet nuts and screws. or through bolted.

    Luis & Fab's RV-7A Construction Log >> Blog Archive >> Riveting the Firewall
  8. That will almost certainly be exciting! Tube...

    That will almost certainly be exciting! Tube likes to flex and move. Big cutters like to suck the edges of tube in and that's too much cutter for a bridgeport. When I do stuff that's to big, I...
  9. I'm sure you can make serviceable safe parts. ...

    I'm sure you can make serviceable safe parts. That said, you'll not be able to make them to print. +/- .0005 tolerance on a clearance hole for a bolt... WTF?

    I would use a 2.25" hole saw or...
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    Caterpillar, my employer has their corporate...

    Caterpillar, my employer has their corporate accounts, vending machines in every facility, stock rooms and such from Grainger. And we have a special local sales account guy when you call the local...
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    There is a sticker requiring hearing protection...

    There is a sticker requiring hearing protection after all....
    it's air noise. It's obnoxious. I think I'll try to run mine looser as suggested and see what changes. Mine does not have foam so I...
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    why cut hole in block to weld it? if you can get...

    why cut hole in block to weld it? if you can get at it to tap it for inserts someone can weld it. there are weird angle tiny torches.

    I hate tapping welded aluminum. good luck.

    shrink fit on...
  13. yes! you can treat your tormach like an upside...

    yes! you can treat your tormach like an upside down vertical lathe. put a lathe tool in your vise and put the part in the spindle. you can have multiple cutters in multiple vise locations like...
  14. woodruff key or keyseat cutter. If they are to...

    woodruff key or keyseat cutter. If they are to wide for your groove then grind it to whatever you need. -Which can be done by putting the cutter in a drill and spinning the face against a bench...
  15. -Your heavy vise is only heavy in all the wrong...

    -Your heavy vise is only heavy in all the wrong places.

    I suggest you buy some sort of quality angle lock vise. a kurt, orange, quad-I etc.... something with a LOT more thickness to the base.
    ...
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    Could you even handle true level? YouTube...

    Could you even handle true level?

    YouTube
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    https://www.amazon.com/Johnson-Level-Tool-Project-...

    https://www.amazon.com/Johnson-Level-Tool-Project-Magnetic/dp/B00002NBKF/ref=sr_1_52?keywords=pocket+level&qid=1568126049&s=industrial&sr=1-52

    these pen/levels are a little hit and miss on...
  18. it's about setting up a router in-feed and...

    it's about setting up a router in-feed and out-feed "shoe". That is an inverse version of the shape so that the once milled bar is fully supported on the side you just cut.

    you can either set up a...
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    I think 4 weeks is phenomenal. If there are...

    I think 4 weeks is phenomenal.

    If there are hot grinding sparks I believe glass actually gets damaged by them worse than plastic.

    There is about as much plastic in glasses as a couple water...
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    well...maybe if it was just paint removal...

    well...maybe if it was just paint removal fine...but at m16x2 size it's a hell of a lot of torque far beyond what you want to use on a cordless drill or your wrists if your re-cutting metal.

    We...
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    Really? I have poured over many. Millwaulkee...

    Really? I have poured over many. Millwaulkee Jancy/Fein, Dewalt, Hougen and I don't see a reverse switch in any spec, picture or manual. Just a magnet on/off and drill on/off and usually a 2 speed...
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    mag drill with reverse?

    I'm looking for a mag drill that has reverse.
    I have a bunch of m16x2 weld nuts in several assemblies that closed up, got powder coat in them / my hardware is too tight for hand assembly due to it's...
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    Why do you think "generic import manufacturer"...

    Why do you think "generic import manufacturer" consciously decided dog points were better?
    Why do you think they put any thought into their hardware selection besides that it fits?
    Why do you...
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    1756 Argos. I've been going through the same...

    1756 Argos.
    I've been going through the same sorts of stuff for 7 years or so. It takes incredible amount of time and people to teach. Luckily we now have very good support from the school. ...
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    They are sweet. Expensive and a lot of inertia,...

    They are sweet. Expensive and a lot of inertia, but very smooth running. I hit a lot of stumps from a tree/bush row I cleared out. getting these and a 425 was a life changer.
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