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    "need" if we all adhered to that word there would...

    "need" if we all adhered to that word there would be much less to talk about around here!

    I agree not really needed but if you have one you won't regret it. I have both the air acetylene, which...
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    That's an air acetylene turbo (brand) torch. Not...

    That's an air acetylene turbo (brand) torch. Not old, not obsolete. Awesome! I have the same setup. Mine I originally bought in the 70's at a yard sale with a smith torch and regulator. Then about 10...
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    If it does turn ot to be bearings there was a...

    If it does turn ot to be bearings there was a very good thread that went through the whole process:
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    I am in a similar situation. I recommend a...

    I am in a similar situation. I recommend a separate service for shop and house- 2 meters one for each. Meter/Disconnect on the outside of the shop.

    Also, a very inexpensive and relatively simple...
  5. I agree with gkoenig that this is a phase...

    I agree with gkoenig that this is a phase converter issue. Everybody knows that serious production machine tools are designed to run on real power company 3 phase power. Those of us who run off a...
  6. Thread: Vacuum Table

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    My setup is a small Gast vane pump. It came to me...

    My setup is a small Gast vane pump. It came to me worn out and years ago I rebuilt it. Vane pumps are nice. Very simple, very robust. I also made a collection tank to go with it. I did this...
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    I have SW and SW CAM Professional. SW CAM...

    I have SW and SW CAM Professional. SW CAM Professional includes volumill, turning, assembles, and a few 3d strategies. It mostly has what I need and I like it pretty well but wish it had just a...
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    Lots of good info here. Regarding buying cnc...

    Lots of good info here.

    Regarding buying cnc equipment I bought some old used machines and now use them everyday. The machine purchase price needs to be about 20% of your total budget. There are...
  9. These parts are tumbled about 30 minutes in...

    These parts are tumbled about 30 minutes in plastic media. 3/4" wedge plastic media from CM Topline (see link). Then about 2 hours in porcelain spheres or cylinders. The cylinders get into cracks...
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    What are your quantities? I think for for very...

    What are your quantities? I think for for very occasional work just use thread wires. They are hard to beat for versatility and price. I do a lot of small dovetailed stuff so I have also used them...
  11. I use a little bigger plastic media to debur and...

    I use a little bigger plastic media to debur and it comes out similar. Almost like a fine galvanized finish. About like yours but I can't tell real well. I then tumble them in porcelain spheres or...
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    Gary I have a friend in north Jersey that is...

    Gary I have a friend in north Jersey that is trying to sell his shop. I think he was trying to sell it all together but not sure now. He has a very well treated older Matsuura mill. If you want his...
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    I just ordered a .24" high feed mill from...

    I just ordered a .24" high feed mill from Lakeshore Carbide for one of my projects. I don't have it yet. Their prices on these are a whole lot better than the prices I see mentioned in this thread....
  14. The critical piece of information that is not...

    The critical piece of information that is not provided is how many parts per run?

    I like the vise suggestion if the numbers are not too high. Most of my jobs are not real high numbers so I'd...
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    This was an informative post. I have a couple of...

    This was an informative post. I have a couple of DX6's and I thought one of mine was a little spongy on tightening but never gave it too much thought. After reading this thread I took them both...
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    Often there is a little strip of brass or...

    Often there is a little strip of brass or something between the lock screw and the body of the calipers so the lock screw does not bear directly on the sliding area. There are also often set screws...
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    This is the way to go. I have read most of the...

    This is the way to go.

    I have read most of the posts in this thread. Everybody is quick to recommend their favorite $250 drill bit and how you will save a bunch by using it. I still can't see how...
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    I'd like to see the answers that come here too....

    I'd like to see the answers that come here too. My applications are about the same. What I have seen is that it's tough to justify the cost of most other drills in this type application because they...
  19. You can make a base plate that mounts to your...

    You can make a base plate that mounts to your vacuum table out of aluminum with holes in it for the vacuum to pass through. Mill an oring groove into it that matches your part profile then you can...
  20. Thread: T5 Lighting

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    Lowes only sells crap anyway. Go to a decent...

    Lowes only sells crap anyway. Go to a decent electrical supply house. My local electrical supply house has them no problem.

    I have mostly t5h0 fixtures in my shop. 3500k color temp (which i like)...
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    I have a QT15 T2. Send me a private message with...

    I have a QT15 T2. Send me a private message with your email and I will email you pictures of my parameter screens. I also have some pdf's I think with directions on entering them.
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    My driveway is 1300' and everything happens at...

    My driveway is 1300' and everything happens at the end- sex, drugs, drop off stolen vehicles, crap in the middle of the driveway and wipe your rear with your underwear and leave it, drop your cat,...
  23. I did not have this exact problem, my turret was...

    I did not have this exact problem, my turret was off center just a little so I took it all apart and pulled the locating pins so I could tweak the curvic coupling position just a hare. I did as greg...
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    You definitely should buy a computer for the job....

    You definitely should buy a computer for the job. I am running 32gb and it is very satisfactory. Really a decent pc for the job is not all that expensive. I think I paid $1500 for mine. Same thing is...
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    I never have done M2 but lots of M3 holes. I will...

    I never have done M2 but lots of M3 holes. I will second what G00 Proto said- start by making sure your hole diameters are what you think they should be before you start tapping. I gone wrong here...
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