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  1. WTH is wrong with you?

    WTH is wrong with you?
  2. My brother, who just moved to Lockhart, says it's...

    My brother, who just moved to Lockhart, says it's the BBQ capital of the world. He's looking for a small shop to rent.

    OP--if you move away from the city, rent will be cheaper, but you might have...
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    Most any saw mill uses a beam with adjustable...

    Most any saw mill uses a beam with adjustable supports so it can be setup straight. No tube or pipe is likely to be stiff enough on its own.

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    My ancient Index Super 55 mill has enough slack...

    My ancient Index Super 55 mill has enough slack in the leadscrews that it is a PITA to use only the dials. And counting turns left me uncertain a number of times. So I recently decided to order one...
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    Thanks to everyone who have contributed to this...

    Thanks to everyone who have contributed to this thread.
  6. Growing up and using less speed would have done...

    Growing up and using less speed would have done the trick. :)
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    What makes them so special?

    What makes them so special?
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    Most Prized Lathes

    Monarch, American Pacemaker, Sydney, Hardinge, ... ?

    Certain brands are well known to be perhaps far above the rest in terms of quality and desirability, even among those of us with less...
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    I have found Starrett bi-metal variable pitch...

    I have found Starrett bi-metal variable pitch blades to be superior. Take note of the recommended break-in procedure. It makes a big difference.
  10. Lovely bike project. What a character! At 76,...

    Lovely bike project. What a character!

    At 76, I'm still riding (2000 Kaw W650, a BSA/Triumph redux with gear driven overhead cam).

    https://i.postimg.cc/pTqqdGh2/wa2la-5.jpg
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    Watch for used 2, 3 and 4-drawer metal file...

    Watch for used 2, 3 and 4-drawer metal file cabinets on c/l. Also Harbor Freights "General" rollaway cabinets are quite good quality.
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    This is an obvious mistake.

    This is an obvious mistake.
  13. I prefer conservative silicone spray. ;)

    I prefer conservative silicone spray. ;)
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    Is it not in Machinerys Handbook?

    Is it not in Machinerys Handbook?
  15. Here's the boat. ...

    Here's the boat.

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  16. Would you believe I did not make even one...

    Would you believe I did not make even one practice bend? Just took my courage in both hands and started with the simple 90 degree bend. When that came out perfectly I then did the straight-ish one...
  17. Thank you. Sorry, I was not notified there were...

    Thank you. Sorry, I was not notified there were any replies. Just thought I'd post a follow-up and saw yours.

    The bending went extremely well, with smooth, perfect looking bends all the way to 90...
  18. Bending 1-1/2" schedule 40 seamless 316 stainless pipe.

    Have a JD-square model 32 pipe bender with electro-hydraulic power pack and die for 7-1/2" centerline radius. Need to bend 90-degrees maximum. Pipe is 0.140" wall thickness, 1.90" OD. Any problems I...
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    I would try bottom cutting end mill from both...

    I would try bottom cutting end mill from both sides.
  20. My Starrett automatic punch is my go-to, mostly...

    My Starrett automatic punch is my go-to, mostly used on stainless steel and aluminum. It has never, ever failed to operate.

    I also have an import, but it has a very (too) light strike. And I use...
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    What a great find!

    What a great find!
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    Also have purchased discs with poor adhesive...

    Also have purchased discs with poor adhesive bonding. Likely old stock or lousy quality control. Ask vendor for a return.
  23. Very pleased with Bomber.

    Very pleased with Bomber.
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    A clean, straight cut off the table saw is fine....

    A clean, straight cut off the table saw is fine. I use WEST epoxy for virtually all glue joints.
  25. Handheld routers work well on aluminum for...

    Handheld routers work well on aluminum for applying small bullnosed radii and 45* chamfering to 90* outside corners, using ball bearing follower carbide wood bits.
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