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    I am willing to do build the database and search...

    I am willing to do build the database and search function. All I need is the above described data" "measurement point {lathe make and model; width, height, angle}".

    The easiest approach is for...
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    You know, this community could make a go of it. ...

    You know, this community could make a go of it. We collectively have the data to make a searchable library.

    While there are lots of lathes around, there are far fewer manufacturers, and they...
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    The img ... /img bracket is nested within a url...

    The img ... /img bracket is nested within a url ... /url bracket, messing the syntax up. Also, one of the img slash characters is backwards. You can see the syntax by doing a reply with quotation. ...
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    Must have been a long time ago. In US subs these...

    Must have been a long time ago. In US subs these days, mercury is strictly forbidden, because if any spills, it will be impossible to retrieve.
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    The intent of the three-wire measurement of an...

    The intent of the three-wire measurement of an outside thread is to measure the pitch diameter.

    Machinist's Calculator - Measure threads across 3 wires
  6. Add a new title, "Life Member, Emeritus"?

    Add a new title, "Life Member, Emeritus"?
  7. I installed a Jenix unit on a Millrite MVI...

    I installed a Jenix unit on a Millrite MVI vertical mill in 2007 and have had no problems since. Glass scale. Their resolution is 5 micron, as I recall. In inches, reads to 0.0002". I do like...
  8. I'd be afraid to have anybody pull that long a...

    I'd be afraid to have anybody pull that long a shift in a machine shop, for fear of causing accidents.
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    A VFD can be programmed to stop pretty fast,...

    A VFD can be programmed to stop pretty fast, especially if you fit a braking resistor.

    That lathe isn't going to have anything come unscrewed in a rapid stop.

    But why not just fix the spindle...
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    It sounds like a packing seal of some kind. It...

    It sounds like a packing seal of some kind.

    It would help if you described what you are trying to do.
  11. It does look like powder metal to me as well.

    It does look like powder metal to me as well.
  12. I'd call Aloris up and ask them. There is a good...

    I'd call Aloris up and ask them. There is a good chance that they'll just tell you.
  13. I'd call Lyndex and ask if they source anything...

    I'd call Lyndex and ask if they source anything from India.
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    How thick a plate can you punch? Try various...

    How thick a plate can you punch? Try various thicknesses. That will tell you a lot.
  15. There is more to it than that. It's to keep the...

    There is more to it than that. It's to keep the bolts (or nuts) from unscrewing under vibration. If the bolt (or stud) is long enough, it will have enough elastic stretch to ensure that there is...
  16. Yes, but actually the varnish is easy to remove -...

    Yes, but actually the varnish is easy to remove - just use paint stripper. Varnish is just catalyzed vegetable oil.

    I use 5f5, one of the methylene chloride based strippers. Beware strippers...
  17. I has a Cool Mist system for a while. It did...

    I has a Cool Mist system for a while. It did work, but filled the shop with a fog bank, necessitating a respirator. Went to drip/flood coolant using soluble oil, been using it ever since.
  18. When planning the lighting scheme, think about...

    When planning the lighting scheme, think about head shadows. Flush overhead lights often sent light only down, so your head shadow is always in exactly the wrong place. In my office, I have four...
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    I learned the water trick at a McDonalds when I...

    I learned the water trick at a McDonalds when I was about 18. Their griddle was a 4' by 8' sheet of hot rolled steel, from the looks. It was not all that thick, maybe 0.5", and so cannot have been...
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    I've been pouring a half-cop of warm water into a...

    I've been pouring a half-cop of warm water into a 10" or 12" Lodge skillet that is around 500 F (bacon grease smokes) for years, without any effect other than getting a clean skillet.
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    Thermal mass. And the fact that even a red heat...

    Thermal mass. And the fact that even a red heat does not destroy an iron pan.
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    The nitrided cast iron pans I found on Google has...

    The nitrided cast iron pans I found on Google has pressed sheet steel pans with cast iron handles. Not exactly what one usually means by "cast iron pan". Am I looking in the wrong place?
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    Field Company skillets look very well made, but a...

    Field Company skillets look very well made, but a bit too rich for me.
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    I have one of those, and it does work, but don't...

    I have one of those, and it does work, but don't usually use it any more.

    What I do is a method I learned from a short-order cook at a MacDonalds in the 1960s, when I worked there one summer. ...
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    Pictures are too blurry to be useful.

    Pictures are too blurry to be useful.
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