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  1. Thread: My Radio Silence

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    Well, I hope Limi sticks around, I need a few...

    Well, I hope Limi sticks around, I need a few honest-to goodness Brits to teach me about Indian cuisine (very little of that in the US) and the finer points if the Industrial Revolution.

    Wishing...
  2. Thread: My Radio Silence

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    You could host a sporting event called the Super...

    You could host a sporting event called the Super Bowel. Gordon can do the half-time show.
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    I can back this up with my previous post, I bit...

    I can back this up with my previous post, I bit the financial bullet and standardized on the Viking/Norseman brand in cobalt, split-point drills. Happy ever since, worth every penny.
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    I think everyone on this site needs to become...

    I think everyone on this site needs to become part of the rest of the world and call them drill bits. Because the material they are used in had ZERO to do with the fact that you still need to make a...
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    I can't find the link right now, but somewhere I...

    I can't find the link right now, but somewhere I had saved the websites for a few companies that make entire shafts with the gear teeth, just saw it off to length to get the width of gear that you...
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    My employer buys in bulk from National Twist...

    My employer buys in bulk from National Twist Drill. I bought my own (cobalt) from Norseman/Viking. They both perform better than Harbor Freight, and better than Binford Specials. There isn't anything...
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    I do believe "module" is metric only, it is the...

    I do believe "module" is metric only, it is the metric way of calling gears and they tend to use whole numbers.

    That is an excellent book, BTW, I have read it a few times and it never gets old.
    ...
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    Is that what they call it nowadays? :nutter:

    Is that what they call it nowadays? :nutter:
  9. Wow I didn't know they were still around --...

    Wow I didn't know they were still around -- thanks for the tip!
  10. My bench vise is cast steel. Spark test confirmed...

    My bench vise is cast steel. Spark test confirmed that. 1943 Prentiss Bulldog, if anyone is wondering. Has US Navy markings.
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    You might be surprised. I've had coworkers like...

    You might be surprised. I've had coworkers like that, in person, in real life.
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    Thanks for the tip on the abrasive cord, I've...

    Thanks for the tip on the abrasive cord, I've never heard of it before. Are you sure you can't make a nut cheaper than $250? I bet you could.
  13. Welcome to 2021. It sucks. :bawling: I...

    Welcome to 2021. It sucks. :bawling:

    I don't even bother looking for back plates any more, instead I buy thick rounds of steel plate (offcuts, drop-offs) and make my own. Even with my time,...
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    That is just a weird, weird wear pattern. I would...

    That is just a weird, weird wear pattern. I would want to make a new nut, and then flip the screw end-for-end. (so you have a new wear surface) Then re-assemble and call it good.
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    Yah, I like that too. Say, $150 and over-engineer...

    Yah, I like that too. Say, $150 and over-engineer the heck out of it, in limited qty's.
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    I know you're looking for manufacturing, but --...

    I know you're looking for manufacturing, but -- have you considered simply selling the manufacturing rights on the patent? Wondering because McGard (that makes the locking lug nuts) is local to me,...
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    Cheap entertainment while on the can.

    Cheap entertainment while on the can.
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    That's the kind of customer you send dick pics...

    That's the kind of customer you send dick pics to, because it's not your job to feed their coke habit.
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    Need more entertainment? have a read: Free...

    Need more entertainment? have a read: Free hobbing - a rogue method? -

    The Home Shop Machinist & Machinist's Workshop Magazine's BBS
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    He already did... that's why we sent him over...

    He already did... that's why we sent him over here. Because we're all just "armchair machinists" I guess.
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    The problem isn't matching the speeds, I've tried...

    The problem isn't matching the speeds, I've tried it. The problem is the design of the trans. Full synchros, Japanese trans won't allow it. Trust me, I've tried. No prob with the New Process boxes...
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    Doc -- I've had good luck in the past with this...

    Doc -- I've had good luck in the past with this supplier for small quantities: Machine Shop Tools| Machine Accessories| Tooling Inserts

    They have some available on eBay right now:

    Mobil DTE24...
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    Most of the OTR drivers I know don't bother with...

    Most of the OTR drivers I know don't bother with the clutch. The 13 and 18 wheelers (Eaton gearboxes) arent' synchronized and it allows them to do it. My pickup uses the Aisin-Warner 5-speed,...
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    :D and then there are those of us who grew up...

    :D and then there are those of us who grew up driving both semis and farm tractors, as well as cars and bikes. I still do the semis, being that I work in a semi repair shop. So, gears are kinda...
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    By all means, check out the most recent...

    By all means, check out the most recent posts/current discussion over there. I think the discussion here will be more interesting though. Especially if Zahnrad Kopf decides to participate.
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