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    It's tough enough to start a career without...

    It's tough enough to start a career without having thousands of dollars of student loan debt. Around here there is a real shortage of tradesmen. I have a good friend who owns a sheet metal shop. They...
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    Cold saw in my opinion.

    Cold saw in my opinion.
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    Best of luck to you Sami. My dad was diagnosed...

    Best of luck to you Sami. My dad was diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of fifty and lived another thirty years and did just fine. You can beat this.
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    It kind of depends on if you have the equipment...

    It kind of depends on if you have the equipment to change the profile of your carbide bits. Copper is gummy and grabs pretty easily. That is probably the reason you broke your bit. It is a common...
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    As mentioned, I should have expressed myself more...

    As mentioned, I should have expressed myself more clearly. I am long past retirement so what I do would be considered a hobby although I still get paid for odd and often weird and interesting jobs....
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    I think everyone on this site knows you are...

    I think everyone on this site knows you are talking about a drill when folks refer to them as drill bits. Enough already.
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    When I am deep drilling from the tailstock in my...

    When I am deep drilling from the tailstock in my lathe, I do tend to get a bit of wobble no matter what brand or type of drill I am using. This is nothing new however so I can't contribute it to...
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    Welcome. As far as advice is concerned, be sure...

    Welcome. As far as advice is concerned, be sure to read the sticky notes and try to adhere to them. I doubt in your situation you are going to be discussing hobby machinery but try to make your...
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    Not the same situation but close. I had an in...

    Not the same situation but close. I had an in ground oil tank (about 1000 gallons) that my homeowners insurance company said had to go or they would not sell me insurance. I cut a hole in the top of...
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    Hard to tell from the picture but if they are...

    Hard to tell from the picture but if they are actually pitted then I don't think tumbling will bring them back to life.
  11. I have a prescription from the VA for Oxycodone...

    I have a prescription from the VA for Oxycodone for a wound where someone very successfully punctured my hide in numerous places in Viet Nam. I am supposed to sign for it. They leave that stuff...
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    I had a taper pin that bent in the tapered bore...

    I had a taper pin that bent in the tapered bore that was one of the hardest things to fix I have had in years. Same situation basically. Not enough room to really get at it etc. I hate blind tapers....
  13. I find it odd that they are not lasting for you....

    I find it odd that they are not lasting for you. I know ours has some guidelines for washing that include not using the regular cycle on the washing machine. I think it just beats the crap out of the...
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    Plenty of information on the web. how to...

    Plenty of information on the web.

    how to disassemble drill chuck - Google Search
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    I have been fighting this battle for quite a few...

    I have been fighting this battle for quite a few years. Sealing up my shop is not feasible for many reasons. In the climate I live in there are days when the temperature and humidity will go way up...
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    Gordo my good man. If you read through the posts,...

    Gordo my good man. If you read through the posts, you will find that this same thing occurs using colletts. Thanks however for the reply.
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    Dissolve some beeswax in turpentine and paint it...

    Dissolve some beeswax in turpentine and paint it on all the large exposed surfaces. I've been doing this for about fifty years and works for my unheated shop.
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    I believe that during the middle ages urine (or...

    I believe that during the middle ages urine (or at least the nitrates in urine) were used to make gunpowder. In my opinion, it is still used today in some of the craft beers I have tried.
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    I think you have answered your own question. ...

    I think you have answered your own question.

    "It's on a manual lathe, the injury risk is minimal and the experience is worth more than the work piece and tooling in my opinion."

    If he doesn't...
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    I have never liked the crimpers that have the...

    I have never liked the crimpers that have the crimping section between the handles. They require you to pass the handle over the job which can be very frustrating in tight quarters.
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    Man you got me on that one. I thought the answer...

    Man you got me on that one. I thought the answer was if you cut off the head of a chicken with your left hand you would be holding it with your right and it would be pointing to the left and...
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    I hear you Buck. I got a lot of useful...

    I hear you Buck. I got a lot of useful information from you folks as usual and one suggestion that keeps popping up is "bore from the back side you idiot" (or something to that effect). Sometimes...
  23. In my opinion a hot water heater should not be...

    In my opinion a hot water heater should not be smart unless it is smart enough to withstand a lightning strike in the area. It should be as stupid simple as possible. When I have to replace an...
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    Just some feedback on my issue. I think now it is...

    Just some feedback on my issue. I think now it is something in the compound (jibs etc.). What I did is axially align the compound to the ways with a DTI using a piece of ground stock in a collet...
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    I have needed to fix quite a few inferior screw...

    I have needed to fix quite a few inferior screw holes in wooden boats. The standard fix is to drill out the hole a bit to get to good wood and fill it with epoxy as jbace suggested. You could then...
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