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    +1 on Mapes. I checked with them and they do...

    +1 on Mapes. I checked with them and they do strings to order. Prices were reasonable.
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    Hello JimBob, Welcome to the group. I do some...

    Hello JimBob,

    Welcome to the group. I do some piano tuning myself here on novice level. I am interested to see what this thread produces. Thanks for posting.

    Best Regards,
    Bob
  3. You Lucky Dog! Good for you. Judging by the...

    You Lucky Dog! Good for you.

    Judging by the picture there is a problem with the one-shot oiling system. Fix that immediately and make sure oil flows adequately on all the ways. Best of luck with...
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    Over all I've had best luck drilling, then boring...

    Over all I've had best luck drilling, then boring leaving 003" to 005" for the reamer. Then ream using oil with speed very slow and feed medium to fast. Do not allow the reamer to dwell. Also be...
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    pics ??? Best Regards, Bob

    pics ???

    Best Regards,
    Bob
  6. Yes I'm one of those IT guys poo-pooing Access...

    Yes I'm one of those IT guys poo-pooing Access and Excel. Microsoft Office products are personal productivity tools and should not be used for enterprise data management. MS Sql Express is an actual...
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    I use Alchohol 90%. That is if you can find it...

    I use Alchohol 90%. That is if you can find it now.


    Best Regards,
    Bob
  8. Hi Nick, Welcome to the PM Forum! You will...

    Hi Nick,

    Welcome to the PM Forum! You will find PM a wealth of information. However, the main PM target audience is professionals currently in manufacturing. Most folks here are happy to give...
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    We always referred to the two types as Conical...

    We always referred to the two types as Conical radius or Cylindrical radius form. Cylindrical radius provides for simple relap of the table (top surface of the cutter) to sharpen the cutter without...
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    I'm a little too quick on the trigger. So I edit...

    I'm a little too quick on the trigger. So I edit my posts often. Never had a problem using Chrome or Firefox from the PC.

    Best Regards,
    Bob
  11. Ha! my zip is in my handle. Best Regards, Bob

    Ha! my zip is in my handle.

    Best Regards,
    Bob
  12. This reminds me of the census this year. One of...

    This reminds me of the census this year. One of the questions was Race. I entered White. Then they further wanted to zero in on the Identity Politic by asking origin. I was tempted to enter...
  13. Word of Advice: Never assume that a zerk...

    Word of Advice:

    Never assume that a zerk fitting on a machine tool is for grease.

    Best Regards
    Bob
  14. Wow, And I thought I was in trouble with my...

    Wow,

    And I thought I was in trouble with my AYP. Can't find a mower deck. So I'm repairing it. But never had problems removing the wheels. Good luck with that quality JD.

    Best Regards,
    Bob
  15. Hi Matt, Just a thought: Years ago we...

    Hi Matt,

    Just a thought:
    Years ago we printed our own overlays from CAD on an HP inkjet printer. We used overhead projector stock (like cellophane designed to be used in printers) . I think you...
  16. Hello Seth, Manufacturer recommends 20 weight...

    Hello Seth,

    Manufacturer recommends 20 weight SAE machine oil in the spindle and apron. 20 weight is an automotive spec that covers a few ISO grades.

    Based on the picture you provided, you...
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    Wow! Someone else out there with the dreaded 2...

    Wow! Someone else out there with the dreaded 2 1/8 x 8 spindle. I picked up an Artisan lathe over the summer with that very thread. It came with a threaded adapter but no chucks. It also has a 5mt...
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    Just curious which tooling you couldn't get or...

    Just curious which tooling you couldn't get or make for your M-Head that justified all the work to convert it to R8. I have the BS-7 M-Head and have found all the tooling I need for it with only a...
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    Oh Despicable Me!!! Wait oh is this Practical...

    Oh Despicable Me!!!

    Wait oh is this Practical Philosophy or Practical Sophistry?

    No space race to the moon => Soviet domination => global Communism. Or perhaps just less romance.

    Best...
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    You don't use the grunt index? no grunt -...

    You don't use the grunt index?

    no grunt - finger tight
    1/2 grunt - choke up on the wrench
    1 grunt - end of the wrench
    2 grunts - end of the wrench both hands
    2 grunts + 1 groan - both feet and...
  21. You use it with a watch second hand. As I recall,...

    You use it with a watch second hand. As I recall, each revolution on the gauge is 100 RPM and individual RPMs are marked on the dial. So you can count the Revs and additional RPMs after a minute of...
  22. Or you could buy this for less than $6: 278152...

    Or you could buy this for less than $6:

    278152

    L.S.Starrett Tachometer RPM Indicator Gauge, Good Pre Owned Machinist Tool. | eBay



    Starrett, Fowler, etc. tons of them out there. Been...
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    Hi Vanhammer, You only need multiply your...

    Hi Vanhammer,

    You only need multiply your lead-screw pitch by 4 to get the number of teeth for a standard thread dial having 8 divisions - 4 numbered. Example: my Sheldon has an 8 pitch...
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    Short answer is: I don't know why. There are two...

    Short answer is: I don't know why. There are two factors that seem to raise the price of these to the moon. 1 is location. The other is popularity.

    I bought a Sheldon EXL. Same general class of...
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    Thanks fciron. Looks like the OP may have changed...

    Thanks fciron. Looks like the OP may have changed the original or subsequent post that contained the explanation. Hence my confusion. Thanks again for responding.

    Best Regards,
    Bob
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