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    Very nice!

    Very nice!
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    Accu-Trak has recommended speeds and feeds for...

    Accu-Trak has recommended speeds and feeds for cut knurling. Still there is trial and error though.
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    I have heard that there was once an ice age and...

    I have heard that there was once an ice age and they don't talk about an ice age now so I guess it must have warmed up a little since then. Nobody talks about this change. Nobody was around then to...
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    Nice! Did you buy the led ring light or did it...

    Nice! Did you buy the led ring light or did it come with it? I'd like to had that to mine.

    Mine is an old American optical binocular boom scope. I took the stage off a Tumico optical comparator...
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    I have a two axis lathe and a 3 axis mill. In my...

    I have a two axis lathe and a 3 axis mill. In my case a big help would be a sub spindle on the lathe first and live tools second.
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    I just finished a job with cut knurls. It took a...

    I just finished a job with cut knurls. It took a while to get it to my liking. These were straight knurls which is a one wheel tool. Still the same process as the two wheel cut knurl tools though. I...
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    Yea in addition to the improved safety the...

    Yea in addition to the improved safety the productivity for one person goes way up. Get a portaband, emt bender, emt, connectors, boxes, etc and it can all be up there at once.

    On the other hand...
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    I have an Orange 17.5" double and a Kurt Dx6 on...

    I have an Orange 17.5" double and a Kurt Dx6 on my Brother. I guess it all depends on how you are going to use your machine. I wish I had gotten a second Orange 17.5, and probably will at some point....
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    Man lots of ideas. I didn't think of bringing in...

    Man lots of ideas. I didn't think of bringing in outside air. That should not be too bad to try. I would want to undo that for summer because my shop is dryer than the outside air in summer.
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    You mean $50? If so you suck! Nice!

    You mean $50? If so you suck!

    Nice!
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    I like it! You're cheating though- water cooling!...

    I like it! You're cheating though- water cooling! Since freezing is an issue here I don't really want anything outside. I have thought of building a shed for it etc but another project. I even...
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    I'll take a look at it. The dessicant dryers I am...

    I'll take a look at it. The dessicant dryers I am familiar with from my past life all had a way of regenerating the desiccant. These were expensive to operate. We used to maintain -25deg f dew pt.
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    Looks like that guy is out of production. It is...

    Looks like that guy is out of production. It is out of my budget anyway. It's a cycling dryer. I've read that these are more $. My air dommand is generally pretty constant through the day so I don't...
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    Compressed Air Dryers - I Need One

    I really need to install a dryer on my compressed air system. My compressor is a 7.5hp IR- about 25 cfm rated. I have the whole shop piped with hard pipe that slopes away from the compressor, the...
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    Chris: A couple of places you can check. I have...

    Chris: A couple of places you can check. I have been down this road for a post for my Brother. I wound up modifying a generic post with rainman's (PM member) help. Check on the CAMworks site. I found...
  16. I can't help on the surface grinder. I have an...

    I can't help on the surface grinder. I have an Elliott No 5 tool and cutter grinder. I wonder if the spindle taper is the same for these machines. Mine has what seems to be an odd taper of 21.239...
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    I use kluber nbu 15 grease in my linear guides...

    I use kluber nbu 15 grease in my linear guides and ball screws. I think i arrived at this because it is what the previous owner used. It’s ridiculously expensive so it must be good.

    As far as...
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    I think the rates for pre-cut materials varies a...

    I think the rates for pre-cut materials varies a lot by region. I have priced it here and I will gladly cut stock with my manual saw for what they want to charge me. I hear of other locations where...
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    Phil I admire you for getting in front of the...

    Phil I admire you for getting in front of the camera. Lots of videos people don't and it's ok but what you did is better. I can imagine that would be difficult.

    Nice looking machines!

    I'm...
  20. It depends on the design. Many compressors have a...

    It depends on the design. Many compressors have a check valve where the air goes into the tank. The pressure switch has a bleed tube on the compressor side of this check valve to bleed the pressure...
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    Assuming you know how to use it, which seems to...

    Assuming you know how to use it, which seems to be the problem in this case not so much the tool.

    And I don't think G code will make that cutter fit in that slot.
  22. Oh boy that looks like it was a deal. Appears to...

    Oh boy that looks like it was a deal. Appears to have been in a school.
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    I was thinking along these lines too, for myself....

    I was thinking along these lines too, for myself. Don't you need to use centerless ground stock with these bushing machines though? I spoke with a guy from universal automatics and he said some newer...
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    Aren’t those pc based controls? I looked at a...

    Aren’t those pc based controls? I looked at a milltronics about that vintage some years ago and it was pc based. A 1999 pc is pretty hard to do much with.
  25. I have two trailers (one 12k pound, one 6k pound...

    I have two trailers (one 12k pound, one 6k pound rating)and a trailer mounted generator all with surge brakes. The trailers are sunbelt surplus.

    It has been my experience that the surge brakes...
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