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    Looks pretty simple to make, whether HSS or...

    Looks pretty simple to make, whether HSS or carbide tipped. A little time on a mill for a steel blank for brazing, or a large piece of HSS and send it out for wire edm if you don't want to spend...
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    Air/acetylene plumbers torches.

    Air/acetylene plumbers torches.
  3. Thread: OT-Split rims

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    Those are the true "widow maker" rims that are...

    Those are the true "widow maker" rims that are illegal to repair. They separate by turning one half about 1/3 of a turn and then the two halves separate. The problem is the latches. They are...
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    Looks like a hat/coat hook to me.

    Looks like a hat/coat hook to me.
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    Lovejoy Stepdex. The shallowest is set largest...

    Lovejoy Stepdex. The shallowest is set largest diameter. It allowed lower power/rigidity mills to take larger depth of cut single pass. It worked well back in the day.
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    Your picture shows your cutting tool above...

    Your picture shows your cutting tool above center. Not much, but it doesn't take much. Your tool will cut fine .050 below center, and not cut well at all .005 above center. The insert you show has...
  7. Post some pictures of what you are doing. How...

    Post some pictures of what you are doing. How are the carbide attached, brazed, pressed in, or some other method? The best thing that comes to mind is a tap burner, but I don't know if they work...
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    All sold pending funds.

    All sold pending funds.
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    Are you going to have a single upright or A frame...

    Are you going to have a single upright or A frame uprights? What size hoist will you hang? Keep in mind failure will probably be in a dynamic mode rather than static. You are wheeling a load and...
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    How to machine it off depends on what you have...

    How to machine it off depends on what you have for machines. Assuming an adequately sized lathe, chuck the spline end of the spindle, and put the tool end in the tailstock. Secure a dog to the...
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    FS assorted 40 taper tool holders

    Dirty, some with light rust. $5. each plus shipping.
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    Flynn #35 boring head, shop built soft #40 shank $50.
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  12. 10,000 hours of California-burden wages? That...

    10,000 hours of California-burden wages? That gives you lots of room for custom machinery. What about a special custom length belt sander? Do the whole part at one time.
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    Holding tenths is easy. I like to hold at least...

    Holding tenths is easy. I like to hold at least 50 of them at a time.
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    Right hand thread. I believe the set screw above...

    Right hand thread. I believe the set screw above the Gamet badge locks the arbor. Remove the set screw before removing the arbor.
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    The difference is there are a lot of people that...

    The difference is there are a lot of people that could use a cross slide rotary table, and rigging and shipping isn't a killer. If you gave me the mill where it sits on your floor, I would probably...
  16. Tell us a little more about exactly what you are...

    Tell us a little more about exactly what you are doing. Are you rolling sheet metal to make tubing? Are you shearing the sheet metal to size and the shear cut isn't straight?
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    The most likely problem is your toolbit is set to...

    The most likely problem is your toolbit is set to high. Make sure it is below center for turning outside diameters, above center for boring.
  18. Thread: Spring making

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    I stand corrected. I knew better, if I had given...

    I stand corrected. I knew better, if I had given it more thought.
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    The head will unscrew from the R8 arbor. This...

    The head will unscrew from the R8 arbor. This allows you to remove the knurled ring and check the feed dogs.
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    Ray, I would like that. I believe it will fit my...

    Ray, I would like that. I believe it will fit my Tig 300/300.
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    I bought a new power supply for the feed motors...

    I bought a new power supply for the feed motors on my series II. I bought it from BPT parts.com in Milford, Connecticut. It solved my problems, which were just like the problems you are describing.
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    You need more power. A wall mount AC unit will...

    You need more power. A wall mount AC unit will be much cheaper than a mini-split, but also much noisier. Make your building wider rather than longer. That way you can add on without making the...
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    Like Michigan buck says, that is a inspection...

    Like Michigan buck says, that is a inspection fixture. You can clamp your work piece to the angle to inspect for squareness. A truly useful angle is a four face where you can clamp one face to the...
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    You do realize there are brand new CNC lathe...

    You do realize there are brand new CNC lathe available with inverted spindles to help with chip disposal problems, don't you?
  25. Thread: Spring making

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    To increase the fatigue life of the spring...

    To increase the fatigue life of the spring without redesign, consider making the spring as two pieces of .047 laminated. Think spring pack on a vehicle vs a monoleaf. You can achieve the same...
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