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    A one man, backyard shop in a rural area and you...

    A one man, backyard shop in a rural area and you plan to be open only from 7:00-4:00 Monday to Friday?
    Good luck with that. :D

    If you plan to run a real job shop doing repairs and he like I...
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    Neat. I love shop tours like that. Always good...

    Neat. I love shop tours like that. Always good to see what others are doing--always different ideas to pick up.
    There seems to be a lot of empty wall space in there--room for lots of shelves to...
  3. Nope, I think that's "too late". :eek: I think...

    Nope, I think that's "too late". :eek: I think the golden rule is: If in doubt, provide some support. In the past
    if I wasn't sure I'd spin something up to 500 RPM and observe what happens. If...
  4. Definitely looks like there might be a drawbar of...

    Definitely looks like there might be a drawbar of some sort in there. Normally with a drawbar you would loosen it
    off a half turn or so--there would be a nut at the top--and then give the top of...
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    What Would This Backplate Be Used For?

    Picked this backplate up with some other stuff. I've never seen anything like it before. Does anyone have
    any idea what it might have been used for?

    It's a D1-6 size--those pins are 3/4"...
  6. Thread: $40 dro

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    Have you priced real DROs? I think that's your...

    Have you priced real DROs? I think that's your answer...
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    Well, I'm about 3-1/2 hrs. south which is...

    Well, I'm about 3-1/2 hrs. south which is probably not much help but may be as close as you're going to get, at
    least on this forum. I have a friend who is about an hour north (Clearwater) who...
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    Don't see why. All the power drawbar does is...

    Don't see why. All the power drawbar does is tighten the drawbar, exactly the same as you would with a wrench. It's not like it
    holds the tool in place...
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    I'm with Lakeside. I'm sort of a "casual" user...

    I'm with Lakeside. I'm sort of a "casual" user of my milling machine so I have not yet put a power drawbar o it. However
    I'm 73 now and every time I climb up on my stool to change a tool I think...
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    A bit of info here... Machine Tool Shanks...

    A bit of info here...

    Machine Tool Shanks (Tapers)
  11. Being a bit of a railfan I've seen that video...

    Being a bit of a railfan I've seen that video before but it was still interesting to watch again. They should have titled
    it "Removing a Traction Motor" since all they did was pull out the old...
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    Yeah, it's gorgeous......machine porn at its...

    Yeah, it's gorgeous......machine porn at its best...:D
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    Sounds like you're using too large a tip If it's...

    Sounds like you're using too large a tip If it's too big you'll experience burn through like you're doing. Get it too
    small and you can't get the material hot enough to weld properly. Your tip...
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    This should end well...:eek:

    This should end well...:eek:
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    I'm not exactly clear on what you're trying to...

    I'm not exactly clear on what you're trying to do. Are you working with 1/8" wall tubing and tapping a hole in the end?
    If that's the case a 1" hole isn't very deep. And define the term "hard". ...
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    A variable speed motor is very handy for a...

    A variable speed motor is very handy for a welding positioner/rotator. Probably need some reduction between the
    motor and the rotator table but having the variable speed is almost an essential...
  17. Given the condition of that backplate I certainly...

    Given the condition of that backplate I certainly would. For a couple reasons:

    a) A chuck that size with only two pins just isn't safe...
    b) You run the risk of damaging the spindle of your...
  18. Thread: UHMW vs. Nylon

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    I really think we need more information. If you...

    I really think we need more information. If you want to brake or hold the device in question you need some material with
    some "grab", not something that will slide easily like teflon or UHMW both...
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    When I needed some clamps with some extra reach I...

    When I needed some clamps with some extra reach I simply took a piece of 1-1/2" x 1/2" flat a little over two feet long,
    heated it in the middle and bent it into a U shape around a 9/16" pin. Your...
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    What you're referring to as a "lever type...

    What you're referring to as a "lever type indicator" is commonly known as a Dial Test Indicator or DTI for short. They
    are a complement to, not a substitute for, a regular dial indicator. A DTI...
  21. Yeah, using a pin spanner allows the nut to be...

    Yeah, using a pin spanner allows the nut to be flush or even inside the housing. Nuts like that are used to retain and pre-load
    the differential side bearings on Ford 9" rear ends. I have a vague...
  22. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy......a real made in B.C....

    Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy......a real made in B.C. project. :D For a one-off job a slitting saw might do the trick
    although the width of the cut and the spacing is really tight. You're going to need...
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    I use a machinist's vise all the time to cut...

    I use a machinist's vise all the time to cut stock in a vertical bandsaw. Inverting the vise is the correct way to do
    it but the trick is to place the stock on the table, flip the vise over and...
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    That was my first thought as well. :D I assume...

    That was my first thought as well. :D I assume it's hollow cast so not a huge amount of waste...
  25. The Small Claims Court system in Canada is pretty...

    The Small Claims Court system in Canada is pretty user friendly and there's no need for lawyers. In fact, the courts tend
    to frown on people who get lawyers involved. They try and keep it as...
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