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Anybody here done this, soldering steel to aluminum?

April 29, 2016, 10:54 pm

All yooze soldering type folks, I want to solder a steel tube into an aluminum one. I'm thinking that if I tin the steel with the mostly tin lead free plumbing solder and the aluminum with the mai... Read more »

OT-Tablet computers rant and rave

April 29, 2016, 1:26 pm

Rant and rave on. A few years ago my wife bought me an iPad. At first I wasn't too impressed with it but after using it for awhile I came to love it. Then I updated it. Big mistake. My wife update... Read more »

110V to 220V VFD

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April 28, 2016, 3:12 pm

One of my small high speed machines has a 62mm 110V 24K spindle. It does an amazing job, but I am starting to hear what might be some bearing noise. Cut quality is still good, and the bearing no... Read more »

Replacement sight glass

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April 28, 2016, 6:59 am

I sold a customer this hoist, and, unfortunately, upon delivery the sight glass was broken. Here are some pictures: http://igor.chudov.com/tmp/Sight-Glass/ He says that it is a round glass with ... Read more »

Basic bearing/shaft fit question

April 27, 2016, 2:54 pm

I'm wanting to add ball bearings to my lathe's steady rest. The bearings are metric 625Z, 5mm bore, no idea what brand. Can someone give me a recommendation for how tight a fit to use for the be... Read more »

Ping whoyakidding: what's the latest with r.c.m.'s resident dumpster diver ...

April 27, 2016, 2:40 pm

Any information welcome. Read more »

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April 26, 2016, 4:02 pm

We are a company looking for qualified individuals to help out with writing tasks such as: - short stories - movie scripts - sales scripts - articles - news feeds - PR websites - blog posts ... Read more »

Re: 19 vdc powersupply question

April 26, 2016, 6:55 am

Gunner Asch fired this volley in The most intuitive solution is to buy a small inverter, and run the laptop off 120VAC. Lloyd Read more »

But...I forgot it was there...

April 25, 2016, 8:43 pm

Going through airport security recently I tossed my keys in one of my shoes in the basket going through the x-ray tunnel. When it came out the other side I was stopped by a security guy who woul... Read more »

Re: Bicycle center of universe

April 25, 2016, 8:28 am

his stolen valor: The classic end to a game of Whack-A-Mole with Gunner. That's where every time you knock down his most recent BS, he pops up in another hole with a different subject. The end of... Read more »

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information cat. # ws-46-p rating: 5

Looking for info on this machine features and accessories Read more »

Does molten copper stick to steel or cast iron rating: 5

I wanted to melt copper and cast an ingot. My question is, can I melt it in an iron tray and cast into a cast iron pot? Or will copper dissolve/stick to iron? Read more »

Manual for Hitachi V-525 O'scope needed rating: 5

A buddy brought me over a Oscilloscope last night he picked up at a yard sale for $15 and gave it to me. It appears to be working, but Id sure like to have a manual to figure out what all the knobs a... Read more »

Trade Hardinge 8c Speed Collet chuck in D1-6 for D1-4 rating: 5

I bought some tooling the other day and got three Hardinge collet chucks, a D1-4 in 5C, a D1-6 in both 5C and 8C. I can use the D1-4 and got a nice set of apparently new Royal 5C's and a set of Ha... Read more »

Use of DC Motor for small lathe rating: 5

I was given a treadmill recently that I took apart for the DC motor, which I had heard could be used for a small lathe with variable speed control (better than belt switching). I want to use it on my... Read more »

tida and takisawa lathes rating: 5

Hi, Does anyone have any experience and informed opinion on the Takisawa TAL460 and TIDA TD6B centre lathes? Mainly Im interested in knowing any weaknesses and general ease of use things before I go... Read more »

moving wells index mill with forklift rating: 5

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I will be moving a Wells Index model 847 mill (vertical, Bridgeport type knee mill) in the next several days. The move is pretty straight forward. Basically it will consist of pulling it out of one g... Read more »

Source for Toyo/Sakai Lathe accessories rating: 5

Looking for accessories for my Toyo (Sakai) ML-210. I undestand a Korean company has taken up production of the nifty little machines. Anyboby know of a mail order supplier ??? Regards, Al. Read more »

STP as a general lube? rating: 5

At work, we have used motor oil for general machine lube. On these machines there are a lot of bronze bushings, cast iron bores that have slow rotating hard shafts and slides in dovetails and the ... Read more »

Wilton vise "Lifetime Warranty"....what it really means. rating: 5

I broke the main cast iron frame of my Wilton C-3 vise the other day. In shopping for a replacement, I noticed on the Wilton Tool website that this vise has a Lifetime Warranty. I called Wilton to ge... Read more »

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