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    OK now I can spray arc weld. Now what?

    I'm not a professional welder, although for a time I had certification and did architectural steel fab. My main welding process in the last 15 years has been short-circuit MIG. My current main welder...
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    FS: bridgeport timing belt j-329, new

    A guy gave me a timing belt for a step-head Bridgeport mill today. He bought it for a clone but it didn't fit. Bridgeport part number is J-239. When I put a new timing belt on my mill it got a lot...
  3. Well, yes, the reader slot has to be at the...

    Well, yes, the reader slot has to be at the bottom so less stuff will fall in. But I'm really talking about the scale being vertical AND THE READERHEAD has to be vertical. If one is cocked w.r.t. the...
  4. difficulty mounting X axis scale on Nardini lathe

    I am in the middle of installing a Fagor DRO on my Nardini 1440E Mascote lathe. I got the scale bolted onto the cross-slide OK. The long scale along the back of the bed, though, is giving me...
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    Mine were precision ground stones. Thanks for...

    Mine were precision ground stones. Thanks for your input.

    metalmagpie
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    I was stoning my mill table recently. It seemed...

    I was stoning my mill table recently. It seemed to work fine but afterwards there were tiny metal chips imbedded in the stone surface. Did I do something wrong?

    metalmagpie
  7. Apparently the -U designator means "Utility"....

    Apparently the -U designator means "Utility". This machine's serial number includes -61 so I believe the saw was made in 1961. It has a blade welder and may have part or all of the weight power feed...
  8. DoAll bandsaw model number - what does it tell me?

    I am thinking about a DoAll 1612-U. I realize it's a 16" bandsaw. What other information is encoded in the model number?

    metalmagpie
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    More die clearance means less force needed.

    More die clearance means less force needed.
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    I have the original Machinist Calc Pro. It sits...

    I have the original Machinist Calc Pro. It sits in a drawer in my shop and I go to it often. To look something up in Machinery's Handbook takes much longer. And going to where my computer is to start...
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    Get around behind them and drive them out with a...

    Get around behind them and drive them out with a skinny punch.
    Most of the holes they are mounted in are thru holes so you can do this.
    It isn't always easy to get to the back side.

    If that...
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    To weld 1/4" steel Victor calls for at least a...

    To weld 1/4" steel Victor calls for at least a no. 4 tip.

    metalmagpie
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    I've had a lot of angle grinders. My favorite two...

    I've had a lot of angle grinders. My favorite two are identical and were made by Hitachi. Never seen them for sale, though. I got mine when a friend died.

    metalmagpie
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    Sort of. There is a mixing body with 3 inlets...

    Sort of. There is a mixing body with 3 inlets (each with check valve). Each of those inlets has an adjustable jet arrangement, to vary the flow. The jets were carefully calibrated at the factory to...
  15. I had chronic Achilles tendonitis in my left...

    I had chronic Achilles tendonitis in my left ankle for about 30 years. Sometimes worse, often better. Finally I went to a physical therapist and they gave me a set of exercises that have provided a...
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    OK, you guys are off the hook. I think I've...

    OK, you guys are off the hook. I think I've figured out answers to all my questions just by reading the patent. Works a lot better if you download the document, LOL.

    metalmagpie
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    This appear to be Viri's patent: US4749841A -...

    This appear to be Viri's patent: US4749841A - Pulsed arc welding method, apparatus and shielding gas composition
    - Google Patents

    metalmagpie
  18. Try putting various things between the work and...

    Try putting various things between the work and the vise jaws. I'd start with brown kraft paper. Then I'd try some kind of sandpaper. Also, clean your vise jaws if they're covered in cutting oil.
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    new old stock gas mixer questions

    I picked up this gas mixer. The guy who sold it to me said he used to work at Airgas and back in the day they sold tons of these. He had one he kept when he left the company and said he had never...
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    Crappy workmen always blame their tools...

    Crappy workmen always blame their tools...
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    The manual for my Rockwell Delta says to loosen...

    The manual for my Rockwell Delta says to loosen the blade between uses.
  22. When I bought my Cincinnati no. 2 clone it came...

    When I bought my Cincinnati no. 2 clone it came with a tooling cabinet which contained every single accessory made for that machine.

    http://nwnative.us/Grant/images/temp/grinderCabinetCropped.jpg...
  23. Won't help the OP, but I have to say to anyone...

    Won't help the OP, but I have to say to anyone else considering buying a T&C grinder, do NOT buy it if it doesn't have all the accessories you need.

    It's like a shaper without its vise or a lathe...
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    By far the easiest thing to implement would be to...

    By far the easiest thing to implement would be to keep your parts slightly warmer than ambient. My buddy has a Bridgeport in an unheated barn in Western Washington near Puget Sound (salt water) and...
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    When HSS cutters get dull, they often fracture....

    When HSS cutters get dull, they often fracture. Carbon cutters just get dull. This is true for everything from bandsaw blades to threading dies.

    metalmagpie
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