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1912 Dalton Six B2 spindle repair


February 7, 2016, 7:36 pm

Have spindle end play, no more adjustment, need new bearing. Also collet key is damaged , needs fix. Can any one help me on this. ?? Also am looking for largest change gear for this lathe. PS has ... Read more »

Reiling Pump Oil Can


February 7, 2016, 6:10 pm

I recently purchased a Reilang pump oiler (made in Switzerland) and bought directly from Germany, and find it to be far better than anything I?ve found in the US, wherever made. Details are here:... Read more »

Extra-wide vice (vise) using linear motion components


February 7, 2016, 6:01 pm

Hi folks, I want to build an extra-wide vice (excuse the British spelling - for the A merican guys, I mean a vise). Something with roughly the dimensions of a Black & Decker Workmate (http://www.... Read more »

Dirt on Sanders


February 7, 2016, 3:35 pm

Faith in Agency Clouded Bernie Sanders's V.A. Response by STEVE EDER and DAVE PHILIPPS New York Times February 6, 2016 There were reports of secret waiting lists to hide long delays in c... Read more »

Republic Lagun lathe - Gunner???


February 7, 2016, 8:04 am

Got a friend looking for parts for a Rebulic lathe, made by Lagun. It did a face plant at high speed. anybody have a source? Especially Gunner. Karl Read more »

Re: White NRA GunHugging Lunatic Shot Dead By Law Abiding Citizen - Another...


February 6, 2016, 5:18 pm

Beam Me Up Snotty should never have written the following: Not Australian... Fuck off! -- The Equalizer ... We know who you are, where you live and what you did Read more »

Sanders: "women rights" a sexist position


February 6, 2016, 1:40 pm

Why hasn't Elizabeth endorsed Bernie? The Boston Globe (in that geographic al area) may have a hint as to why: 'Women draw on a different network than men and can share an alternative d efinition... Read more »

Re: OT, google.group users, is there some block function.


February 5, 2016, 11:49 pm

What you are *really* seeing is the usenet newsgroup rec.crafts.metalworking. Google imports it and presents it to you, and then sends your postings back out to the usenet around the world. You... Read more »

A very expensive solution to Iggy's problem.


February 5, 2016, 4:58 pm

http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/electroadhesion-robot/ Read more »

Sanders flunks Foreign Policy


February 5, 2016, 2:44 pm

Sanders Flunks Foreign Policy by Michael A. Cohen February 5, 2016 Boston Globe 6 hours ago If you want to know the difference between the Republican and Democratic p arties, watch (or re... Read more »

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Tapping fluid suggestions rating: 5

Hi people, Anyone have a favorite tapping fluid for aluminum and stainless? I am currently using tapmagic but need to order more and would like something thicker and stickier. I looked in the msc cat... Read more »

Cleaning carbon off of aluminum? rating: 5

I have a couple of pizza shops (Way OT!) but metalworking DOES come into play! We use aluminum pans for baking the pizzas in the oven and since we use butter on the edges of the pan-pizza pans they... Read more »

Zinc Metal Test rating: 5

Hi I have a piece of metal that i am trying to identify if it is Zinc or not. I did the following tests 1 It doesn't stick to magnetic 2 I dropped some finger on it but no fuze 3 I dropped some HCL o... Read more »

Load Cell Scale rating: 5

I got an AD7730 IC (load cell analog to digital converter) and connected to an Arduino microcontroller and a load cell. The AD7730 chip is only on a solderless breadboard right now, but I'm gettin... Read more »

Vesuvius rating: 5

I bought a kit from Cole's power models called The Vesuvius. It consists of castings and plans to build a steam engine for a bicycle. I've now completed the engine, installed it, and been testing it.... Read more »

Best practice for mill VFD control wiring rating: 5

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I am back from my RV trip. (which went very well) This post is in regards to that Arboga EM825 mill that I am working on. It is three phase and works well. This is a 1.1 HP, 3 phase mill/drill with g... Read more »

Info reqd. : SAM mig welder by Control Systems, Ontario, Canada rating: 5

Hi, A friend of mine has one of the above and is trying to track down info. and/or spares. Just wondering if anyone knows anything about Control Systems of Ontario Canada or the SAM (Semi-Automatic ... Read more »

"Lucy" Steam Engine Plans rating: 5

Anyone have a link to the Lucy steam engine plans? This simple engine is made our of Lucite plactic, with a brass cylinder... I had the link at one point, but seem to have lost it. A search on Googl... Read more »

Need to open a DIEBOLD SAFE rating: 5

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I'm getting a DIEBOLD FILE SAFE that is about 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide, double doors. Its locked and there's no combination so I'm probably giong to have to drill the door to get into the combin... Read more »

Reeves-drive belts for Clausing 5900-series lathes rating: 5

There has been some traffic on belts for the the Reeves (variable-speed) drive, for which Clausing wants about $100. I bought these belts from Motion Industries (http::/www.motionindustries.com) f... Read more »

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