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    I hear you about the frustrations of pulling the...

    I hear you about the frustrations of pulling the window units in and out.

    For what it's worth, I heard good things about the mini-split systems. But when I priced them , they were in the...
  2. Sorry, I wasn't clear. The property in question...

    Sorry, I wasn't clear. The property in question is rural NY.
  3. Much appreciate all the input. For the moment, no...

    Much appreciate all the input. For the moment, no details on what the GC is thinking in the $8k (but I will get behind that number before proceeding). No CNC, just manual equipment in a home shop....
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    The adjustable hold-downs under the logan...

    The adjustable hold-downs under the logan carriage aren't great. Particularly in the front (where it's really only the carriage lock that keeps the front down).

    Is it possible your friend is...
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    Small at the far end means the tailstock end is...

    Small at the far end means the tailstock end is wiggling, no?

    1. Maybe try thicker diameter stock just to rule out stiffness of the material as the problem.
    2. Maybe headstock bearings are...
  6. For what it's worth, the site is top of an...

    For what it's worth, the site is top of an exposed hill.
  7. OT Lightning Protection- 2,000 sf residential new construction in rural NY

    Looking at estimates to construct a roughly 2,000 sf residential home in rural NY. There's a line item in one proposal that includes $8k worth of 'Lightning Protection'.

    My question is twofold:
    ...
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    Seems like the challenge is that for a number of...

    Seems like the challenge is that for a number of reasons (supporting the load of the doors, keeping debris out of the tracks) you really do want the doors hung off tracks that are supported at the...
  9. Grind back a vee groove on either side of the...

    Grind back a vee groove on either side of the crack and fill that vee groove with braze.

    Or remanufacture the piece out of steel.
  10. One wonderful feature of our constitution...the...

    One wonderful feature of our constitution...the bill of rights is so fundamental that we don't often get to vote on it. That's a feature not a flaw.

    With respect to whether we ought to put much...
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    Two other thoughts. Dry skin exacerbates...

    Two other thoughts.

    Dry skin exacerbates small cuts and splinters. If you can keep your hands moisturized (Eucerine or Aquaphor are both decent) you may avoid some of the smaller nicks.

    A...
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    Also superglue for the small clean-edged nicks...

    Also superglue for the small clean-edged nicks...
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    Here's a simple test. Grab ahold of your table...

    Here's a simple test. Grab ahold of your table and wiggle it in and out and left and right. Ideally with a dial indicator on each axis but given what you're experiencing, I'm going to guess you'll...
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    I suspect that among the many issues your machine...

    I suspect that among the many issues your machine may be producing is that without load (when you just use the engraving cutter to measure spindle movement without actually taking an aggressive cut)...
  15. Purple Power either full-strength or diluted with...

    Purple Power either full-strength or diluted with water in an ultrasonic bath.
  16. How about unreasonable offers? Seriously, I'd...

    How about unreasonable offers?

    Seriously, I'd prefer one of you get it.
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    Does the design require a monolithic ring? Or...

    Does the design require a monolithic ring? Or could the prohibitive cost of the clamp ring be controlled, by producing a segmented composite ring.

    Along the lines of a steel band with an ID...
  18. Valenite EBN-1 Vari-set indexable head with BB-1 boring bar-FS

    Have a clean, but used Valenite EBN-1 Vari-set indexable head with BB-1 Boring bar (10" length x 1" diameter).

    Comes with one worn triangular insert (insert holder and seat are fine but the insert...
  19. Kenton- I like you're dad's suggestion. ...

    Kenton- I like you're dad's suggestion.

    Related story- Years ago I managed some rental properties and was asked to investigate a faulty electric stove. I removed the steel chase from the back...
  20. The 9a's seem (to me) like the runts of the...

    The 9a's seem (to me) like the runts of the litter. I'd keep the 10k and the Logan (which share the large spindle for the collet set). But I'm partial to Logans.

    Except a 4 1/2' 9a bed is nice...
  21. I have successfully used a polite but firmly...

    I have successfully used a polite but firmly worded letter from an attorney delivered via certified mail to each of the owners of the company. Took about 60 days.
  22. Typically lead/oakum at the bell joint. Have...

    Typically lead/oakum at the bell joint.

    Have not done it myself, but watched it done and believe it can be sweat out with maap torch. But then you're stuck with the bell mouth and I believe...
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    Agree with the last several posts. Looking at the...

    Agree with the last several posts. Looking at the picture in post #19 it seems clear the issue is it's double-cutting the thread with the engagement just a little off each pass.
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    Can't tell from the photo, but how much...

    Can't tell from the photo, but how much stick-out? You keeping it under 3x diameter?
  25. 4GSR- Could you expand on 'shocked at how well...

    4GSR-

    Could you expand on 'shocked at how well it performed'. I was looking at that very same extended reach center last week and almost pulled the trigger. But backed away on the theory that at...
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