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    Cool. If I can just remember where I put the...

    Cool. If I can just remember where I put the key to my time machine, I'm headed back to 1959 with $60 in cash for one of the larger oak chests. Should have change left over for lunch at the Horn...
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    Two approaches that have worked for me:

    1) Just machine a long bar (say 18") with the dovetail in it. The slice off holders as you need them, salami like, and machine what you need. Not a huge...
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    Could be it's more of a contributing rather than...

    Could be it's more of a contributing rather than a causal factor?

    What the link shows is that aluminum that makes it's way into brain tissue (possibly a feat of sorts, given the blood-brain...
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    Does it still qualify as "machined from billet"?

    Does it still qualify as "machined from billet"?
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    The NSK micrometers I've owned have seem near...

    The NSK micrometers I've owned have seem near identical to Mitutoyo in terms of the precison and chromed parts, but with rougher castings for the frames. Doubt I've seen anything made recently with...
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    The attempts to give our original poster buyer's...

    The attempts to give our original poster buyer's remorse surprise me (you shoulda got a Lista, Gerstner, etc. etc.).

    In my opinion she's exactly right that the Kennedy box is a bit of classic...
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    Delighted to see you posting, Stephen.

    Delighted to see you posting, Stephen.
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    The 8 drawer metal Kennedy is a good choice. The...

    The 8 drawer metal Kennedy is a good choice. The Gerstner oak ones are cool, but very expensive unless the cheaper Chinese-made ones.

    Best case he gets one for you as well and fills it with...
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    Several of the suggestions above are to reduce...

    Several of the suggestions above are to reduce sound transmission. What the OP said he wants is to cut noise within the shop; not to stop annoying those outside.

    Best way to deal with that noise...
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    Ones I have include an on old Craftsman set,...

    Ones I have include an on old Craftsman set, Klein, and several sets of the Xcelite that insert into a handle. Another workaround are sets of 1/4" drive deep sockets. Ditto for small ratcheting...
  11. Haven't read the whole silly thread, but pretty...

    Haven't read the whole silly thread, but pretty sure the airplane actually belongs to Wong Wei Corrigan.
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    Either method should work. A certified thread...

    Either method should work.

    A certified thread plug gage might even satisfy QC calibration requirements. You need to pick one where the thread mic anvils can't bottom in the root.

    The thread...
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    Guess you've never dropped a thread wire in a...

    Guess you've never dropped a thread wire in a tray of chips? My own experience: smaller the thread the more the PIA the thread wires.
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    One reason is that each anvil pair typically...

    One reason is that each anvil pair typically covers a range of threads. For Rich's 8tpi standard, the anvil might cover a range from 7 to 10 tpi. A perfect thread form has to be right at both the...
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    For what it's worth, years ago I compiled a list...

    For what it's worth, years ago I compiled a list of thread mic anvil sizes; measuring those I had on hand. Turns out many follow the original Swiss pattern with anvil diameters to fit a 3.5mm hole....
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    Munruh, Looks like what I have left are...

    Munruh, Looks like what I have left are Swiss-made B&S/Tesa 0-1" and 1-2" with a complete set of US spec anvils (7 pair). Can send pix if you'd like. They're near mint condition and complete...
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    As you may know, a single set of Mitutoyo anvils...

    As you may know, a single set of Mitutoyo anvils will work in all of their frames. Unlike the cheapies, they're nicely made. The anvils stay properly seated while still being free to rotate, the...
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    Working for both some very large companies and...

    Working for both some very large companies and the government has enough paperwork burden, that it can take otherwise profitable jobs and waste enough time to be unprofitable. Specialize in this...
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    Back in the early 70's U.S. Steel funded a...

    Back in the early 70's U.S. Steel funded a research project aimed at making machine tools out of weldments, rather than cast iron. USS' goal was to sell more steel (back then machine tools were...
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    If $750K is burning a hole in your pocket, could...

    If $750K is burning a hole in your pocket, could be the real estate would be the better investment? Buy it a bit below market and lease it back to the business if the owner wants to start cashing...
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    Almost always :-) 272470

    Almost always :-)

    272470
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    I've seen but not used the Kalamazoo and own a...

    I've seen but not used the Kalamazoo and own a couple of the Rockwells. Judging by appearances, I'd rather have the Rockwell/Delta/Milwaukee 6x48, especially if a 12" disc comes along for the ride....
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    Agreed and easy enough to do. Don't think a...

    Agreed and easy enough to do. Don't think a poster adds to the discussion? Don't reply to his/her posts. And take a tiny fraction of a second to skip over those that intervene in any thread.
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    Travis - thanks for the interesting post.

    Travis - thanks for the interesting post.
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    That IS a clever idea. Sensitive drill press,...

    That IS a clever idea. Sensitive drill press, now with a huge working envelope and a DRO.
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