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    Hmmmmmm Guess I ought to log in more frequently....

    Hmmmmmm
    Guess I ought to log in more frequently. Been hauling in machines and tooling. Can never have too many reference books!
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    Measuring External Threads

    member thermite hit it closely.
    It's hard to justify ring gauges for infrequent use.
    Thread mikes are very acceptable, but have limited range,
    Thread triangles are handy on larger combinations...
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    Thanks sirs, off to a great start. I didn't...

    Thanks sirs, off to a great start.
    I didn't take any dies, diesets offered were beat up in my estimation. No reels, feeders or ancillaries as yet. Can't imagine such volume that strip feeders,...
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    Setting up an area for punch presses

    I'm asking for what kind of considerations to make, setting up for a group of punch presses. 5 units, ranging from 22 to 85 ton.
    Like which way should they face?
    How much room around them?
    Are...
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    This is one of the rudest, most obnoxious sites...

    This is one of the rudest, most obnoxious sites I've been on. The Egos........aggression on new members like myself that is just trying to make a living and get out there.

    Well, you've got it...
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    Depending on size and accuracy, if I had to build...

    Depending on size and accuracy, if I had to build a straightening press, there'd be 3 travel indicators. One positioned by choice along the length below, another at the ram to monitor deflection and...
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    That stamping is naught but an adapter; a slot...

    That stamping is naught but an adapter; a slot size they like to cut, coupled to a narrower bolt they can buy.
    Copy the dimensions and make from solid.
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    Awful small quantity; but those are ceramics for...

    Awful small quantity; but those are ceramics for a vibratory deburring tub. Probably work in a rotary tumbler too. A trickle of water, a tiny bit of detergent/ surfactant and tolerance for...
  9. Yep. After awhile, [my first job] the super...

    Yep. After awhile, [my first job] the super started leaning on people - oldest first. All were marvelous moldmakers with easily marketed abilities. One left immediately, a couple more after 6 months...
  10. If it was any bigger, it would be closer. . .

    If it was any bigger, it would be closer. . .
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    This more "How It's Made" than the lame ass TV...

    This more "How It's Made" than the lame ass TV reality show. We call that mysterious appearance of parts being stuck together.
    Big difference.
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    Simple mechanics. An inside mic, or telescope...

    Simple mechanics.
    An inside mic, or telescope gauge detect contact in a single 'line' or axis of the item. That includes whatever tolerance or imperfections are contained in the tool. A good hand...
  13. Aside from rigidity, OP doesn't mention...

    Aside from rigidity, OP doesn't mention resolution of the Co-Ax versus the test indicator. Co-Ax in .0005/ 3/4" dial is nothing like a .0005 or .0001 in 1-3/4" dial face.
  14. There are commercial spray and liquid solutions...

    There are commercial spray and liquid solutions that work; I'll bet Starrett outsells all of them. Some use window cleaner.
    But I use plain lanolin hand cleaner, and lintless knit cloth. Ammonia...
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    Owners apparently are experts...like accountants...

    Owners apparently are experts...like accountants figured out Toolmakers were overhead. When you go under, it'll be apparent whose efforts delayed that. It'll also be clear a portion of those better...
  16. As a start, find online or phonebook "machinery...

    As a start, find online or phonebook "machinery movers" or "riggers' in your vicinity. Piano and safe movers also, capable of machines you list weight-wise. Pro movers are [better be] licensed,...
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    Gauging the economy via auctions; it tells more...

    Gauging the economy via auctions; it tells more about your locality and whether dealers or owners are 'on top'. Dealers can [and usually are] from a far wider geographic net than owners, with deeper...
  18. Most if not all machine tools have deceptively...

    Most if not all machine tools have deceptively high centers of gravity. A forklift might have capacity, but steel forks, uneven floors and other issues make them a last choice for me. Machines you...
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    002 : About Standards and Specifications...

    002 : About Standards and Specifications

    "What has ISO got to do with it?
    Not much. As we've all found out, ISO certification is a kind of smoke screen designed to give the illusion of integrity....
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    1. visualize project. 2. look over machine for...

    1. visualize project.
    2. look over machine for interference and usable features.
    3. locate appropriate materials.
    3. sketch up procedure.
    4. build it.
    all of this was remnant and drop stock. the...
  21. Whoop, there it is! I added the italics to "so I...

    Whoop, there it is! I added the italics to "so I moved on". Only skilled labor can really do that with confidence. Cubicle monkeys don't have anything unique, so they're always in a sweat.
    When a...
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    Observations, with some expertise.

    I'll word this carefully, to not insult any reader, nor directly at OP. Being accessible by unknown parties is main consideration.
    Cast pedestal lathes have high centers of gravity, sheet metal base...
  23. And the point is......? My interests lie in...

    And the point is......?
    My interests lie in producing items, not spending valuable time trolling 'likes'. Being diamond w/ 10k posts might indicate one is subsidized.
    I'm definitely not. Nor...
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    No insult intended, but many treasures lack...

    No insult intended, but many treasures lack sparkle. Two comments highlit bold are disparate. Reality to me says research first, until rarity can't make the jump to useful.

    Case in point.
    So my...
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    Agreeing with consensus this is more than unique....

    Agreeing with consensus this is more than unique. While foreign in respect to era and features, there were serious considerations in design and patternmaking. As to the over sized base, who doesn't...
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