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    Here is a short clip of the underside planing... ...

    Here is a short clip of the underside planing...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSfAdxIx9eY
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    Honestly 1100 is not a bad price... You have...

    Honestly 1100 is not a bad price...

    You have to do the top and then the bottom or it's useless. 6 surfaces on the bottom and then a large top with interrupted cuts on a what is essentially a...
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    I was just wondering what people think its...

    I was just wondering what people think its worth...

    I can tell you that 3 years ago Commerce Grinding, around Dallas, was charging 1100.00 to just grind a bridgeport table...
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    I would agree with the common wisdom to just...

    I would agree with the common wisdom to just ignore it and use it as is BUT you mentioned having it ground and repaired. Most people don't want to go that far but it seems you have considered it.
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    I timed it once a long time ago... So long ago I...

    I timed it once a long time ago... So long ago I forgot what it was :)

    For what I am mostly doing this is the best, speed for me. This is one powerful machine and it's like using a sherman tank...
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    Another thought for you.... When you are finished...

    Another thought for you.... When you are finished setting up the machine you should mount an indicator and measure the inside of one of the table slots... I took a skim cut off of one of mine to make...
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    I have found that the table on my machine is well...

    I have found that the table on my machine is well aligned with the cutting tool holder and I use the table to measure off the alignment. For ultra presession you can use a dial and "creep" the table...
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    At the end of the video, I linked to above, you...

    At the end of the video, I linked to above, you can see me working with the files on the handle. It is pretty much like working with regular cast iron.

    On edges I plane there is usually a harder...
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    EZ Weld Cast Iron Tig Wire Home - EZ Weld...

    EZ Weld Cast Iron Tig Wire Home - EZ Weld TIG Wire
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    Had to repair a handle on the Beast... It was...

    Had to repair a handle on the Beast... It was broken when it arrived here and someone had brazed it. I cleaned off all the braze and used a tig cast iron rod to make a pretty good repair.


    I...
  11. Just where in Texas are you? It's a pretty big...

    Just where in Texas are you? It's a pretty big place :)
  12. Just ordered a set for my Do-All 26" .. 89.95, no...

    Just ordered a set for my Do-All 26" .. 89.95, no tax and free shipping.... Will update this thread with how they work :)
  13. I think it is Sulfur Grove Tool ...

    I think it is Sulfur Grove Tool https://sgtool.com/

    Thanks for reminding me that I need a set :)
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    Been really busy since the class, Right now I'm...

    Been really busy since the class, Right now I'm in Tulsa working on the Sailing Vessel Seeker, but I was able to edit a video of an edge I planed during the class.... It has no talking but I added...
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    Looked at different straight edge designs today....

    Looked at different straight edge designs today. Hsd a vote on what everyone liked best....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qlPMgiWJKo
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    Day one is history! ...

    Day one is history!


    https://youtu.be/zTYfZHMsX94
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    What fluid did you use on your stone? Sent...

    What fluid did you use on your stone?

    Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
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    If it runs I will take it... Can you send it...

    If it runs I will take it...

    Can you send it via Fastenal ?

    PM is sent .
  19. I tried making you a PDF of the Oil Gear stuff...

    I tried making you a PDF of the Oil Gear stuff tonight... Got the file to this computer and it says the file is damaged... I'll try again tomorrow...

    IS your pump like that shown in the above...
  20. Does F/r = Forward / Reverse? Here is a video...

    Does F/r = Forward / Reverse?

    Here is a video of one in my shop. It was taken after I got power to the pump and was filling it with oil. Sorry for the camera quality, I'm getting much better...
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    Figured it was about time to try out the new...

    Figured it was about time to try out the new guide, it really is going to increase the consumable life...

    The guide keeps the tip off of the metal a little higher than I expected and may be the...
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    Well looks like the class is full.... Richard is...

    Well looks like the class is full.... Richard is sending more surface plates, he cringes at the thought of students using my A plate to learn on :) ( Thanks Richard!)

    I also made a new purchase...
  23. Here is the controler I'm going to switch to......

    Here is the controler I'm going to switch to... Acorn CNC Controller

    I already have finished the control cabinet but this system is better than what I built a few years ago...
  24. Mechmate.com is what I'm currently building.. ...

    Mechmate.com is what I'm currently building.. Its simple, easily modified, lots of help if you get stuck, proffesionaly drawn plans, all the fiddly bits can be bought already laser cut and bent and...
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    Thought I would update this thread. Been a hectic...

    Thought I would update this thread. Been a hectic two months and finally found some time.

    I've decided to keep the machine around and uses it for off hand cutting. Once I get my table up and...
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