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Oxy cutting a 8" steel shaft

April 23, 2014, 8:13 pm

We need to cut a 8 steel shaft (crankshaft on a punch press) to safely take off the flywheel before dropping down the whole press. How can I do it with O/A? Tip size? Can it be done with 315FC torc... Read more »

Welding on a vehicle

April 23, 2014, 6:51 pm

Hello all, I am building a (for lack of a better term) load stabilizer for my vehicle, the final stages of which will require me to weld on a piece with a load attached for proper orientation. I w... Read more »


April 23, 2014, 7:34 am

Most of the refineries are in Houston. -- They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Ben Franklin Read more »

Re: Arizona Official: Cliven Bundy's Acts Are Legal

April 22, 2014, 8:54 pm

Liar. Read more »

six foot class III forks

April 22, 2014, 7:22 pm

The Kid has had his 10K lb. Matsuura CNC mill sitting on my trailer two weeks now looking for forks for his truck. He needs six foot long class III forks. They are $1500 new with a long special ord... Read more »

Re: PLIMPTON'S LATEST NYM-SHIFT, was Re: Thought to ponder

April 22, 2014, 5:18 pm

Oh, wow. No one would ever figure out a liberal named Deep Dudu and a liberal named deep were the same. You retard. You moron. Etc. Read more »

Which grease?

April 22, 2014, 3:44 pm

Somehow I posted this message with the wrong subject. So here it is again with the proper subject line. Read more »

'll be old enough

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April 22, 2014, 1:31 pm

I have an 1936 vintage Kitchenaid stand mixer. This mixer is a real workhorse and gets lots of use. Back in 2000 the grease needed to be replaced. Upon opening the gearbox I could see that the old ... Read more »

It's Book Review Time !

April 22, 2014, 12:55 pm

I figgered you fellers mite like to take a brake from all the metalworking and unlax with a good book! And what better type of book to unlax with than a nice pichur book.... In Search of Cleo: ... Read more »

Plasma cutter problem/Can I use a different torch?

April 21, 2014, 8:57 pm

I have a Hypertherm Max100 plasma cutter. It used to work great. As of now, it has developed a problem, which is that the arc develops inside the head and burns it. Not sure why or what. My qu... Read more »

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Best hacksaw blades?

What are the best 12 18 tpi hacksaw blades? Starrett? Lenox? -- Michael Koblic, Campbell River, BC Read more »


3-D prototyping printer?

I remember seeing a web page describing a process that deposited (sprayed?) material (plastic?) to build up a CAD design so that in the end you have a 3-D prototype of your design. Basically, a CN... Read more »


Interesting article on bringing manufacturing back to America

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/12/the-insourcing-boom/309166/1/ Thomas Mayor, a senior adviser with Booz & Company who specializes in manufacturing strategy, says that in indus... Read more »


Confused about new mini-lathes

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I want to get a new mini lathe (7-12).I'm totally confused about the specs on all these machines.I know they are all made in Asia,they all look the same except color.I can't figure out why the Gri... Read more »


American Antique Watches: Information Sources Indicator

As promised please find underneath generic information sources on American Watches, Railroad Watches, Pocket Watches, 8-Day Watches & Clocks, Military Watches & Clocks, Timers, : Please note that no... Read more »


Leblond 13" Regal

Need gear for lathe/ OD-2.42,Thickness-0.625,Bore-0.6825,32 teeth,keyway-0.190 Broke a tooth on my gear. Would like to get a copy of a manual ser.B7628. great shape. Read more »


Battery Rebuilders: Primecell vs MTO?

After reading a number of on-line reviews, I was all set to send a 1.3 Ah 12V DeWalt drill battery pack off to MTO: http://mtobattery.com/store/page2.html when I saw the recent thread praising ... Read more »



What does IIRC stand for? I have seen term used on Basic Machinist Tool Lists. Thanks, Tom Zumann Read more »


Cobalt vs. Carbide End Mills

Hello, What are people's thoughts on carbide vs. M42 cobalt end mils for mild, 1030 and 41xx? I'm using a manual mill for light work - not high speed production CNC work. My mills are all end mills ... Read more »


Easily cutting .75mm camera lens threads on an inch lathe

Sorry for the long subject line folks, Anyway, it seems that camera lens threads are all, or mostly all, .75mm pitch. Cutting metric threads on an inch lathe is of course a hassle. 34 TPI would... Read more »