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  1. Book work francise for machine shop?

    Both my wife and I are very near 70, and we both want to move to nother state. I want let younger people run the shop, most of the work now is done by one employee and today a young guy came by to...
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    There was some use of small steam engines for...

    There was some use of small steam engines for dedicated fractional HP use, the same as we'd install a 1/4 HP electric motor today. It may have been a working engine, is that possible?
  3. When you said .004-.008 I was agreeing with you,...

    When you said .004-.008 I was agreeing with you, Later you changed it by a factor of ten. But even though .0004-.0008 would be annoying that's not that uncommon.
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    I've seen mention several times of removing dowel...

    I've seen mention several times of removing dowel pins by heating the exposed ends, it's said that the pins will shoot out. I've tried this several times with no such reaction though.
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    I had to look at the catalogs and visualize the...

    I had to look at the catalogs and visualize the actions, then take a chance (It's not that tough). Make certain you can return the unused holder if you are wrong, but ask the salesman on the phone,...
  6. Some DRO's come with tool presets, so using...

    Some DRO's come with tool presets, so using different tools with a QC post is similar to how a CNC works. all my manual lathes have DSRO's, but if any have presets I don't know about it, I scribble...
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    Much better than the way I do it, with tall...

    Much better than the way I do it, with tall clamps holding a vise on it's side.
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    Darex Darex Light-Duty Drill Sharpener, Model#...

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    Darex Light-Duty Drill Sharpener, Model# V390 | eBay
    Fast and does split points, up to 1/2", we use a Lisle up to 3/4" but splits are difficult and slow. I had a TSR and gave it away as...
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    I think you are right about the spot light. I...

    I think you are right about the spot light. I made a frame overhead and placed a 48" LED shop light above my Nardini lathe. It's really brighter than I like and also I realized that a darker...
  10. Thanks Shop Supply. I'll think it over, PH Horn...

    Thanks Shop Supply. I'll think it over, PH Horn makes good tools, but very expensive. The shank diameter right at the insert end is .355", but looking the capture grooves with a loupe I see damaged...
  11. Ignore the cat paw, she couldn't identify it...

    Ignore the cat paw, she couldn't identify it either though she looked it over good.
  12. This mystery object looks like a patended boring bar insert holder.

    Given to me, 5/8" shank with a flat, and through coolant. The end looks like a special insert screws on, the overall length is about 3 1/2".
    Anyone know who made it? I'd like to buy some inserts...
  13. This is among the many things I've never heard...

    This is among the many things I've never heard of, I'd love to see a photo.
  14. One of my many eccentricities is my knife...

    One of my many eccentricities is my knife collection, and I treasure the few Queen City knives I have. One is about 1 1/4" long folded, a tiny jewel of a knife with mother of pearl scales. All are...
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    Thinking about your story made me realize too...

    Thinking about your story made me realize too that all my smaller shapers have a handwheel, it's part of setup to pull it through and that would be a hint if it was in high gear. But not with a 16"...
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    One of the most frightening aspects of safety is...

    One of the most frightening aspects of safety is when oldtimers kill themselves or nearly do, a flight instructor acquaintance of mine was "Mr. Safety", all about it on every flight, big on long...
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    Most pots aren't made of Zamak, they are mostly...

    Most pots aren't made of Zamak, they are mostly aluminum or stainless, but the term pot metal goes way back and I believe it meant any low temperature alloy squirted into a mold. Even cast iron is...
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    Afterthought

    The fellow at TIE suggested that the back to back zener diode SPD would serve well for the particular problem we had. Apparently 80% of transients are from inside the business, not from the incoming...
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    Thanks for all the responses. What is clear to...

    Thanks for all the responses.
    What is clear to me now is that the problem is far too complex for my simple mind to fathom, and I'll need to find a dedicated "Splainer" to come in and tell me what I...
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    Reading the information it almost sounds like...

    Reading the information it almost sounds like what the engineered was describing, he said the maximum power would be set and so does the ad, and it said there should be a light that indicates that...
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    Here is a discussion and diagram; Using diodes on...

    Here is a discussion and diagram; Using diodes on a relay for spike protection | All About Circuits

    This guy is talking about 240V single phase while my power is 230V 3 phase, and the diodes...
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    Power spike protection for CNC shop.

    A few months ago an electric spike fried the spindle drive of one of my CNC lathes. I'm looking for protection from such incidences in the future.
    I was told by a man in the business that a type...
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    No, and Mine had a two speed motor. Depending on...

    No, and Mine had a two speed motor. Depending on condition, Imean if your Takisawa is pristine, maybe I'd look for a two speed motor, but if it's not really nice I'd buy the largest 3 phase single...
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    Looks like the phenolic grade C I make for Ammco...

    Looks like the phenolic grade C I make for Ammco bull gears Matra. The mating pinion is steel.

    For the few transposing gears I've made I followed the material the original change wheels were made...
  25. Hard to describe my method of depinning a file,...

    Hard to describe my method of depinning a file, but here goes;
    If you have a cast iron 90 degree sharp edge, a milled edge, set your file against it at an angle so that pushing down pushes the edge...
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