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  1. Not a "hard" rule and with a little practice, it...

    Not a "hard" rule and with a little practice, it is as easy to do as SAE threads. Here's a video on how to do it just like inch threads:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvQg6lmazDQ
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    I was bored so I modeled these in FreeCAD, but I...

    I was bored so I modeled these in FreeCAD, but I couldn't find a "properties" type dialog in FreeCAD so I imported them to F360. First is plain cylinder, second is threaded to M10x0.5, and the third...
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    Get some full-profile inserts and some thread...

    Get some full-profile inserts and some thread wires (or thread mic) and make your own thread gauges. A great way to practice threading.
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    Naru...

    Naru on this forum does this. He made a new cross-slide screw for my SB13 a while back. He used to sell this service through ebay as stedea_71, but I don't see any listings lately.
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    Good advice. Always cut on the least expensive...

    Good advice. Always cut on the least expensive part.
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    Sorry. That just happened to show up yesterday...

    Sorry. That just happened to show up yesterday as a "you might also be interested in..." when searching for something for my SB13.
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    South Bend Lathe Cabinet Heavy 10 | eBay...

    South Bend Lathe Cabinet Heavy 10 | eBay
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    What are you basing this on? This defies...

    What are you basing this on? This defies physics--even most sci-fi physics!
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    Interesting fact: you can get the student edition...

    Interesting fact: you can get the student edition of SolidWorks as a member of the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) and an EAA membership is only $40/year.

    Member Benefits & Discounts
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    I recently upgraded my linux distribution to...

    I recently upgraded my linux distribution to Debian 10 (Buster) and in the process realized the FreeCAD (of which ver 16 had been the standard) was not included in the new distribution. I grabbed...
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    I based mine on Bob (The Viper) Pastor's fixture....

    I based mine on Bob (The Viper) Pastor's fixture. The hole spacing is 2 inches at 0.5, 2.5, and 4.5 from the face:
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    He's using the 64 tooth as the final gear in the...

    He's using the 64 tooth as the final gear in the train. There should be a 48 tooth gear included with most SB13s. It is used as a stud gear for the very coarse thread pitches (4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 5.75,...
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    I've never tried threading upside down, but I...

    I've never tried threading upside down, but I believe you need a relief cut for that and I'm not sure how you'd do your forward/reverse synchronization. I've never used a relief cut; my mentor...
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    You don't have to leave the half-nuts engaged,...

    You don't have to leave the half-nuts engaged, just ensure that they always return to the exact same position. This might sound like a hard thing to do, but it's really not that tough. Here's a...
  15. Looks nearly identical the the 5C adapter for my...

    Looks nearly identical the the 5C adapter for my 13.
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    It's a plain-jane install of Win7 Pro and nothing...

    It's a plain-jane install of Win7 Pro and nothing extra except the Chrome browser. It is as up-to-date as microsoft sees fit.

    I popped in a spare harddrive and did a clean win7 install, all the...
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    I'm using windows7. Autodesk's site has a...

    I'm using windows7. Autodesk's site has a procedure to clean and re-install which I have done but it does exactly the same thing.
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    My shop is 20 miles from my house and has no...

    My shop is 20 miles from my house and has no internet. I have to take my laptop home every week or so to keep fusion360 happy, but as of late, even that has failed me. I click the icon and get a...
  19. I use FreeCAD for my 3D modeling. It doesn't have...

    I use FreeCAD for my 3D modeling. It doesn't have a very good CAM module and it's blueprint module is clunky so I usually export my model and import into Fusion 360 to do my prints, or to generate...
  20. I don't know if this helps, but I have this from...

    I don't know if this helps, but I have this from a 1951 accessories catalog. This is essentially the one I have on my 1966 CL145:
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  21. For whatever it's worth, I'm an EAA (Experimental...

    For whatever it's worth, I'm an EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) member and Dassault considers members "students" and you can get SolidWorks for free. An EAA membership is $40 a year.
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    My own custom design. I'll sell you one for $100.

    My own custom design. I'll sell you one for $100.
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    I checked out the PTG link. Doesn't look like...

    I checked out the PTG link. Doesn't look like you get much for your $150. Looks very similar to my home-made system. I used a carbonator pump ($50 on ebay), and a Deublin rotary union ($25 ebay)...
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    Go with a clear one, not green. ...

    Go with a clear one, not green.
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  25. PTG reamer holder: ...

    PTG reamer holder:
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