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    OT: gardener/woodworkers

    I'm planning to build some planter boxes for my wife. I have done so in the past, using 1x8 pine, and treating them with an innocuous wood sealer from Home Depot (Thopmpson's, maybe). These were...
  2. Try Royal Products; they are Albrecht "master"...

    Try Royal Products; they are Albrecht "master" distributor. They also will give you a very fair trade-in allowance against a new chuck.
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    I am not an experienced programming user of...

    I am not an experienced programming user of Fusion (by a very long shot), but I was an early adopter of the package for modeling work, as I was already a middling AutoCad user, and at a point where I...
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    I don't know what your level of experience is, so...

    I don't know what your level of experience is, so forgive me if this is obvious:
    -- Countersink chamfer the hole before tapping. 10% over the major diameter is good.
    -- Use a spiral point tap to...
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    Put a brand-new blade on, and make sure the blade...

    Put a brand-new blade on, and make sure the blade guides are close. I have found that asymmetric dulling of band saw blades is the most common factor in causing a band saw to not "cut straight",...
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    Look at the specs carefully. I saw one of these...

    Look at the specs carefully. I saw one of these at IMTS a few years ago, and thought it could be really useful for actually having a "portable" CMM. Limited working envelope, but limited cost as...
  7. Suck up the continuous chip with a vacuum...

    Suck up the continuous chip with a vacuum cleaner. Of course, if you have to use coolant, good luck. Vacuum cleaner works very well on many plastics turned in dry state.
  8. I think that "PEET" is actually PEEK. McMaster...

    I think that "PEET" is actually PEEK. McMaster has PEEK tape, which will likely be by far the most expensive. It's a highly resistant tape for chemical exposure and elevated temps, and thoroughly...
  9. I'll also climb on the wagon. I would be...

    I'll also climb on the wagon. I would be especially interested in "Bridgeport" type reduced-shank end mills, such as 3/4 shank x 1-1/2 cutter diameter, for example. Otherwise, any other types are of...
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    I just want to say that THIS kind of information...

    I just want to say that THIS kind of information exchange is the kind of thing that is infinitely valuable on this site. Priceless, as it were.
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    I have much the same problem in a super-small...

    I have much the same problem in a super-small home shop space, with having to move stuff off of machines-as-storage-space in order to use machines as intended. If you have the room to use rolling...
  12. As some others have said, just making sure you...

    As some others have said, just making sure you get complete coverage of the bond area, with a surplus of cement, along with priming on a clean surface, should be about the best you can do.

    PVC...
  13. As a first check, I would also look at the...

    As a first check, I would also look at the material carefully. There are a number of manufacturers of acrylic, and a few processes for sheet production. The major distinctions are cast vs. extruded...
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    Beautiful -- sort of the machinist's version of a...

    Beautiful -- sort of the machinist's version of a live-edge coffee table....
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    When I need to work to a half-thou on MY...

    When I need to work to a half-thou on MY Bridgeport, I just cover up the Bridgeport name with a magnetic Moore nameplate. It is simply a mental adjustment to make one's knee mill into a jig...
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    I ran into this issue previously after I lost my...

    I ran into this issue previously after I lost my patience with an "inexpensive" Chinese 5C collet indexer, and decided to make a new drawtube for it. I measured a number of 5C collets with wires, and...
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    Wow -- that must be some fancy mill you have with...

    Wow -- that must be some fancy mill you have with a flat table and a close-fitting, cylindrical quill. We should ALL be so lucky;-)
    Great idea, though, using the granite right angle. You're...
  18. I guess the real question is, are you doing...

    I guess the real question is, are you doing precision carpentry, or is this for a different application? I don't know of a similar-scale and accuracy combination square that anyone else makes. Love...
  19. Probably won't be as big a threat as...

    Probably won't be as big a threat as Goldman-Sachs price manipulation was (still is?)....
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    Thanks for the observations. I'm quite used to...

    Thanks for the observations. I'm quite used to having to yank the router to do bit changes, and it's not such a big deal (especially where there is a top-of-table setup), but in my current shop...
  21. Thread: GD&T reference

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    Sounds like a few issues: 1. If specifications...

    Sounds like a few issues:
    1. If specifications aren't going to be spelled out in actual words, ("near side" "far side"), then you should have the terms/abbreviations used by engineering, or whoever...
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    In regard to making a change on an order via...

    In regard to making a change on an order via website, at least in the case of McMaster-Carr, if you need to make a change, better call within 3-4 minutes after order is placed on web. That...
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    table router setup

    I am considering swapping out my basic under-table router setup, consisting of a 1/4" thk machined cold-rolled steel plate that has my older Bosch router shoe mounted to it, set into a...
  24. Thanks for the comments and suggestions. My main...

    Thanks for the comments and suggestions. My main issue is that I'm looking for the "easiest" way to get my power under control, without suffering an indefinite period of downtime, hence my interest...
  25. VFD to feed a 3-phase isolation transformer(?)

    I am still trying to figure out an optimal method to supply power to a Tree J-325 CNC mill (230V +/- 5%) and the rest of my shop as well (2 BPorts, Clausing lathe, tool and cutter grinder I currently...
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