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    The CE mark is only required on the finished...

    The CE mark is only required on the finished product- not on individual custom parts that make up the product. It is the responsibility of the product manufacturer- not the shop making the part to...
  2. I suspect the clutches as well. Don't let them...

    I suspect the clutches as well. Don't let them slip- adjust them. Its pretty easy.
    Pull the top cover off the headstock and they are right there. Each clutch has a small wire clip that you...
  3. Here is an example of some of the crazy stuff...

    Here is an example of some of the crazy stuff that Ardema and Braun come up with:

    The Story Behind Pete Aardema and Kevin Braun's 920 HP - V12 Engine - YouTube
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    "Eh we don't save brass/bronze...I do save...

    "Eh we don't save brass/bronze...I do save copper". That's funny- you do realize that most bronzes are about 80% copper?
  5. Art Ardema has done some pretty amazing things...

    Art Ardema has done some pretty amazing things with his engines and holds several Land Speed Records. Check out some of his other utube videos. Yup, Seperator parting tool for sure!!
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    Given the needed knowledge and the waste disposal...

    Given the needed knowledge and the waste disposal issues and Hazmat requirements, spend your time looking for a reliable plating shop even if you have to ship parts.
    Unless you enjoyed playing with...
  7. These are pretty nice machines, and the price is...

    These are pretty nice machines, and the price is right!
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    Take a look- its not super expensive: pc/MRP |...

    Take a look- its not super expensive: pc/MRP | Material Requirements Planning | Inventory Control & Accounting Software
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    Never checked one- are they cam ground or not? ...

    Never checked one- are they cam ground or not? Now I'm going to have to go out and check the spare pistons for my compressor that I fished out of my neighbor's garbage when they forgot to check the...
  10. Reading this old thread made me chuckle. If you...

    Reading this old thread made me chuckle. If you have the BC manual, it has a perfectly good explination of how to calculate change gears for a given ratio. Index gears need to be exact, feed gears...
  11. Been a few years, I nearsighted my whole life. I...

    Been a few years, I nearsighted my whole life. I chose distance lenses, figuring I wear glasses in the shop regardless. It was the right choice for me. I wear cheapo Foster Grant reading glasses...
  12. Parameter info is usually in the Fanuc Operators...

    Parameter info is usually in the Fanuc Operators Manual toward the back of the book.
  13. How are you dressing the radius into the wheel? ...

    How are you dressing the radius into the wheel? Does the TA not require you to do that?
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    All I could ever figure was they were getting...

    All I could ever figure was they were getting some residue from the copper drain pipes. Sad thing was there were probably 5 Superfund sites within a 1 mile radius of the shop, but they needed to...
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    Why not a boring bar? Are the holes too deep?

    Why not a boring bar? Are the holes too deep?
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    We used a regular household dishwasher for parts...

    We used a regular household dishwasher for parts washing for years until the sewer police came thru the shop one day had a total tizzy fit. Seems they tested the effluent from it and claimed there...
  17. Chop saw with a SHARP carbide blade and air...

    Chop saw with a SHARP carbide blade and air blast. Band saw would work but not my 1st choice. Table saw works well. Trick is sharp blade and coarse pitch regardless. If the blade has been used to...
  18. Same issue with my 13"- just drill and tap the...

    Same issue with my 13"- just drill and tap the end of the quill screw and put a button head cap screw in the end of it.
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    Put a bolt thru it like Tony suggested. C bore...

    Put a bolt thru it like Tony suggested. C bore the hole and thread only the bottom portion so that that bolt puts that portion of the shaft in compression. That way, even if it breaks, you will...
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    OT-How to Pimp Your Ride

    CRAZY Lathe Restoration (Clausing Colchester) - YouTube

    cringing as I watched this!!
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    If you are going to cut twice the # of teeth on...

    If you are going to cut twice the # of teeth on the same diameter shaft, your tooth form will need to have ½ the circular pitch of your current setup. You are correct that you will need a 96 DP hob...
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    Yea, they seem crude, but they actually will do a...

    Yea, they seem crude, but they actually will do a very accurate job if you dress the wheel correctly and understand how to use one. Suppose the old "don't knock it if ya haven't tried it" is...
  23. Hole saw- grind out every two teeth or so to give...

    Hole saw- grind out every two teeth or so to give the swarf a place to go. Run the saw slow so you cut the rubber and not grind it up. Peck the saw to get the swarf out, and use a lubricant- WD 40,...
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    Got that part, but on a 3T/M control using ( ) ...

    Got that part, but on a 3T/M control using ( ) to enclose comments in your upload file results in everything including the brackets to be deleted from the control after uploading. The control...
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    Angelw- ok, I'll ask the dummy question- what are...

    Angelw- ok, I'll ask the dummy question- what are round brackets?? thanks in advance!!
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