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    Couch and big screen TV in the shop... No...

    Couch and big screen TV in the shop...

    No need to go home the Thursday before the Daytona 500
    to catch the twin 125s, just watch them at the shop.
    (now they run them under the lights, but it...
  2. There was an article in MMS greater than a decade...

    There was an article in MMS greater than a decade ago about that.. The product they were pushing in that article I believe was called "The Black Magic" or something stupid like that. It stuck with...
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    When I first went out on my own and put in my...

    When I first went out on my own and put in my first McM order... It came GROUND!!???

    WTF? where I worked it was there by 10am the next day no matter what...

    Then, put in a $4k order with...
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    They could probably drop their prices from...

    They could probably drop their prices from "astronomical" to "affordable" or at
    least 'moderately competetive'.
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    My quick McM story.. About a year ago I got a...

    My quick McM story..

    About a year ago I got a bandsaw blade that was welded really bad.

    I even made a half assed picture to show them.. They didn't care,
    they sent me out another blade...
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    Here is the page for only main studs ARP has for...

    Here is the page for only main studs ARP has for a Hyudai.

    Click instructions to get the PDF, 1x1.25 and 70 ft/lbs.

    Which seems REALLY high to me for the size of stud and the fact
    that...
  7. Thread: UNS threads

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    Count me in as another that thinks the Machinery...

    Count me in as another that thinks the Machinery Handbook is essentially useless and outdated...

    The last one I bought was 27 I think, Mid 2000's or so... And it still only had one tiny
    little...
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    No. As far as I know every Wells Index has...

    No. As far as I know every Wells Index has always and still IS made in the USA.. And I don't care if you buy an import machine, there is some decent stuff out there. But I have a soft spot in my...
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    You didn't heat treat it did ya??? This...

    You didn't heat treat it did ya???


    This weeks fun..

    This is something I've wanted to make for about 10 years now.. I can't
    be the only one that uses their vises to hold fixtures, or other...
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    I'll give you the easy solution to picking the...

    I'll give you the easy solution to picking the right insert..
    And it won't fry your brains, and it won't take
    a doctoral thesis to understand.

    Pick up the phone and call Curtis(ExKenna on this...
  11. What size are the lug studs that press into those...

    What size are the lug studs that press into those holes???? :nutter:
  12. I'll second, or third the motion that you need to...

    I'll second, or third the motion that you need to up your feed rate a bit.

    a 5/8 endmill at a .035 stepover. Your chip thickness multiplier is
    about 2.2, so your chip is really only about...
  13. *THIS* is why you never put an ad in the Yellow...

    *THIS* is why you never put an ad in the Yellow Pages..

    Most people think that MACHINE shops and MACHINISTS only deck cylinder
    heads, Bore cylinders, Do valve jobs and Grind Cranks.. And the...
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    The encoder in my lathe has an inner disc and an...

    The encoder in my lathe has an inner disc and an outer disc. Each with its
    own output. When one of the pickups died, my lathe thought that I was only turning
    1/2 the spindle RPMs, so my feeds...
  15. There are a bunch of ways to do it.. The...

    There are a bunch of ways to do it.. The grinding compound didn't seem
    to work very well for me.. I ended up using a wine cork with sand paper
    stuck to it. Worked pretty well.
  16. Could that bowl possibly be full of "Re-Cut Chip...

    Could that bowl possibly be full of "Re-Cut Chip Soup"???

    That's why you lost your corners. Nothing kills a cutter quicker than re-cutting chips.

    Dry with an air blast. Shorter tools. Only...
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    An e-mail is really easy to piss away and...

    An e-mail is really easy to piss away and ignore.. A FACE to FACE, at least will get you an acknowlegement. They still don't HAVE to talk to you, but they are more likely to talk to you, since you...
  18. I disagree with that. Aluminum specific tooling...

    I disagree with that. Aluminum specific tooling does really well with aluminum nickle bronze...

    Years ago I made approximately 15,000 ali-nic-bronze rings almost exactly double the dims the OP...
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    Why do you have to disassemble to the little...

    Why do you have to disassemble to the little compressor to take the 80 gallon tank out of the equation?

    Its not rocket science, shut offs and by-passes where needed..

    Small compressors can...
  20. thinking about this some more... Something...

    thinking about this some more...

    Something is really drawing voltage down (obviously), otherwise the machine wouldn't try restarting itself.
    However its not pulling enough voltage that the...
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    My advice for brazing.. PRACTICE.. If I...

    My advice for brazing.. PRACTICE..

    If I haven't done it in a while, I need to practice a bit, and
    the last parts I do always look a lot better than the first parts.

    Like has already been...
  22. Did you buy that new fancy power supply? Or did...

    Did you buy that new fancy power supply? Or did you just grab the cheapest
    PC POS you could find on New Egg.. I used to love the PC power supplies.
    Then I got one machine that would just NOT...
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    I've been slowly.. Very slowly.. working on...

    I've been slowly.. Very slowly.. working on some rattle snake fencing for the house..
    The 1/4" mesh is no big deal, and it has all been bought.. BUT.. I need to at least do
    the 2 main gates...
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    Place I worked, we had moved the shop, and We (or...

    Place I worked, we had moved the shop, and We (or maybe it was just *I*), hard lined the air dryer in..

    Not a smart move.. One of the fans in the thing died, and the drier froze up.. We were...
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    A VMC15 is a fairly lightweight machine, it is...

    A VMC15 is a fairly lightweight machine, it is made from weldments, and has fairly wimpy liner
    ways..

    There is nothing wrong with linear ways, and they can be extremely rigid if done right.. ...
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