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    If you do a lot of threading the HLV-H does have...

    If you do a lot of threading the HLV-H does have an advantage with their sliding compound. Another is being able to thread up to a shoulder without cutting a relief. Being able to leave the leadscrew...
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    TM series

    For the last last year I have look on and off for either a TM or a Mini mill. The downside is most of what I can afford all have 11000 - 20000 hours on them. I know there are a lot of variables in...
  3. Paul did a 1st class job packing my 2 slabs of...

    Paul did a 1st class job packing my 2 slabs of A2. Taking the time to cut a piece of 1/2” plywood and then strapping both pieces to stop them from getting damaged. We just made it under the 70lb max...
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    There are companies like Harvey that specialize...

    There are companies like Harvey that specialize in smaller cutter size and different coating. Try contacting them and see if they have a cutter with a coating that might be beneficial.
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    I will take the Magna-Lock hold down set. ...

    I will take the Magna-Lock hold down set.

    Thanks,
    Mark
  6. What about the Tipped off cutters, the one the...

    What about the Tipped off cutters, the one the are 1/2 the cutter width. I used them on CNC routers for engraving. Mirco 100 page 209, 2019 catolog.
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    On a manual mill I used an angle plate indicated...

    On a manual mill I used an angle plate indicated square with table, to let the plate hang behind the table. Than made clamps to hold the plate with a guide rail to keep everything at right angles. It...
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    My apologies for only part of the fix. I pulled...

    My apologies for only part of the fix. I pulled the crossfeed drive motor, and cleaned the inside of the slip tube. It was one of those days.
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    It a long process, and some of that “grunt work”...

    It a long process, and some of that “grunt work” has underlying skills. On getting started part there is a lot of “paying your dues”, I’m 2x your age and starting a business to pass down to my...
  10. There are other posts about him. He does have a...

    There are other posts about him. He does have a nice website.
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    There’s a plastic tube that runs the crossfeed...

    There’s a plastic tube that runs the crossfeed and takes care of the table movement. When I bought mine was it noisy because the previous owner had steam cleaned the machine before it was put up for...
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    If your plan is to run multiple machines on a...

    If your plan is to run multiple machines on a single power source consider a RPC. If you have access to an electric motor you can put together RPC reasonably cheap. On my BP I have been running it...
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    On the Delrin bars I will take 3 or 4 depending...

    On the Delrin bars I will take 3 or 4 depending on how many will fit in a flat rate envelope.

    Thanks,
    Mark
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    Thanks for the info everyone. Currently there 4...

    Thanks for the info everyone. Currently there 4 different parts that Im machining on my BP. Look at the TM series, it would be nice to have a larger table since I need to run a rotary indexer. It...
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    Mini Mill Known Issues

    I’ve had my mill for several years and it just over 2 years since I purchased a lathe. Now I am at the point I need to switch to cnc. Reading posts on different forums about the Mini Mill and TM,...
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    Nice setup. Looking at the Hardinge follower, is...

    Nice setup. Looking at the Hardinge follower, is there one that guys have been using to modify, or plans to make a better one.
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    The taper I am able to cut using my dro and...

    The taper I am able to cut using my dro and compound. The problem is chatter turning the 5/8” to down 3/8”. One of nice things on these lathe is being able to change feeds and speeds under power. I...
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    HLV Turning Tapered Shaft

    Im working on turning 9 1/2 long shaft. It made out of 416 stainless steel. It starts 5/8 and tapers to 3/8, the 5/8 portion is just under 2 in length and bored to 3/8. Using HLV and I dont...
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    Robin set up is nice and being the machinist he...

    Robin set up is nice and being the machinist he is, it well thought out modification. I prefer to keep my compound, I think it part of what makes the lathe work so well for my application. Granted...
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    Have you check to see if the top of your compound...

    Have you check to see if the top of your compound top is flat? Robin sells some really nice stones that you can use to clean up surfaces and make things are flat and square.
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    Typically I use 45 degrees unless Im threading....

    Typically I use 45 degrees unless Im threading. Reading that one post got me wondering if using the compound all the time at an angle can speed up the wear factor. I already resurfaced the bottom of...
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    HLV Compound Angle for General Turning

    With NSPowerlifter post on eccentric pins breaking, I found myself wondering about wear on the base of the compound. And how angling the compound might cause the wear factor to increase on the bottom...
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    Larry, My apologies, I misunderstood your post.

    Larry,
    My apologies, I misunderstood your post.
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    Larry, Thanks for the offer, however I have no...

    Larry,
    Thanks for the offer, however I have no Miller parts. The only tool for knurling I have is from Dorian that has the flex head. It takes a load of pressure to make it work.
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    It took some scraped part but once you get a feel...

    It took some scraped part but once you get a feel for telescopic gages you can get repeatable measurements. It not only the feel inside the bore, it also measuring the telescopic bars. There are 2...
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