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  1. Don't overlook Toolmex/Polamco Wafum lathes. The...

    Don't overlook Toolmex/Polamco Wafum lathes. The TUR50 / TUR63 are up to 24" or so, have rapid traverse, gaps, w/ or w/o nice taper attachments, high spindle speeds, D1-spindles metric and inch...
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    Unburned fuel and oil exiting the exhaust, in...

    Unburned fuel and oil exiting the exhaust, in severe cases it runs down the outside of the exhaust.stack or collects in drops on the hood of a piece of heavy equipment. Caused by the rings not...
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    The guys who restore antique trucks are adamant...

    The guys who restore antique trucks are adamant that a rebuilt diesel be broken in under load. If it's a truck that's going to get driven, they go so far as to borrow a trailer with a load and buy...
  4. Example - A friend of mine was building a timber...

    Example - A friend of mine was building a timber framed house for a wealthy woman. She changed her mind a few times during construction as is usual. At one point she directed him to halt work until...
  5. What environment do you use it in, and how...

    What environment do you use it in, and how extensively? I'm using an old multi-user version of Peachtree because I didn't want to get caught up in Sage's way of doing things. I haven't found a good...
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    I think your feed/speed is good. We use the same...

    I think your feed/speed is good. We use the same drills in Iscar brand, we use a 2" in a lathe at 1500rpm/ .010 ipr which is very conservative because the operator doesn't want the slug flying out,...
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    Lots of fab shops can do that, but they are...

    Lots of fab shops can do that, but they are probably not on a machining site. Have you looked for tubing the right size?
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    I'm wondering if you have steel inserts with edge...

    I'm wondering if you have steel inserts with edge prep instead of aluminum inserts, and the material is building up on the edge of the drill or insert which catches on the retract. The description of...
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    If the Hawk is like other lathes I'm familiar...

    If the Hawk is like other lathes I'm familiar with, the headstock can move in and out on a flat base until the center lines up with the turning tool tip and boring bar centers.
    If the headstock is...
  10. I glued some rubberized fabric to a sheetmetal...

    I glued some rubberized fabric to a sheetmetal rollup shield with Pliobond. Half dozen years later, it's still holding.

    You might consider thin shimstock for a patch.
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    I needed a large quantity, bought it here - Buy...

    I needed a large quantity, bought it here - Buy Kluber Isoflex NBU 15 Grease *Qty Disc. - CNC Specialty Store
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    You are suggesting the use of common sense. ...

    You are suggesting the use of common sense.

    That is SO last century -
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    I use a shop made V-jaw on the fixed jaw position.

    I use a shop made V-jaw on the fixed jaw position.
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    Above arguments notwitstanding, some of it is to...

    Above arguments notwitstanding, some of it is to stop tech calls and emails. I make and sell some motorcycle parts. I get calls and emails asking for a torque spec on just about everything. One spot...
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    I'd like to know. Who is it?

    I'd like to know. Who is it?
  16. I have an 87 Cinturn that runs every week, only...

    I have an 87 Cinturn that runs every week, only repair it has ever needed was when a lightning strike on the RS232 took out the motherboard. 850 control.

    Also have a Cincinnati Talon 208 of about...
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    IH trucks with the DT466 were hot on the used...

    IH trucks with the DT466 were hot on the used market, I was told it was because it had wet sleeves and could be inframed inexpensively.
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    I saw a Deutz 6 cyl in an F250 in the mid - '70s....

    I saw a Deutz 6 cyl in an F250 in the mid - '70s. Farmer used it to pull livestock trailers. Fit nicely because it didn't need a radiator. Firewall was uncut but was covered with sound deadener to...
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    Might mean it's sitting outside?

    Might mean it's sitting outside?
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    Is there any radial/lateral movement? Sort of...

    Is there any radial/lateral movement? Sort of looks like a floating reamer holder.
  21. Can you save in other formats, like STEP? Here's...

    Can you save in other formats, like STEP?
    Here's a good source of user information - Designfusion Website
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    How does it fail? Tube fail, or weld break?

    How does it fail? Tube fail, or weld break?
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    I've done lots of driveshafts but never late...

    I've done lots of driveshafts but never late class 8 stuff. I wonder if an induction heating coil would work?
    I assume you've seen the job specific machines made for driveshafts, like Remco?
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    I think US Shop tools sells Monster. I can't see...

    I think US Shop tools sells Monster. I can't see how there's enough margin for distributors.
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    Spray some waste engine oil all over it in the...

    Spray some waste engine oil all over it in the meantime. If it was within driving distance I'd buy it all.
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