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Re: Aluminum flatbar axle strength?


August 23, 2016, 2:07 am

A little more than the weight of the scooter - Perhaps it might hold a 5 year old Read more »

Re: Donald & Hilary joke

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August 21, 2016, 1:13 am

The right already knows this. Now the left is learning about it. But the real point is that even left leaning outlets are starting to question Hillary's honesty and whether we can expect an honest ... Read more »

HOORAH! I won!


August 20, 2016, 5:55 pm

I never 'win' anything, but today on CNCZone I WON a give-away contest from Gecko Drives! (4 of about 200+ entries). They have a new stepper driver that will AUTOTUNE to any given attached stepp... Read more »

Seven years of metalworking. I am humbled

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August 18, 2016, 10:54 pm

https://youtu.be/KWe75FAM8AQ -- Boris --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. https://www.avast.com/antivirus Read more »

Odd lathe issue


August 18, 2016, 5:27 pm

I needed to shorten the tailpiece for a bathroom sink drain: chrome-plated brass tube 1.250 OD with 0.030 wall. Obviously the tool of choice would be a tubing cutter, right? Except that my tubing... Read more »

Outdoor tabletop

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August 18, 2016, 3:10 pm

I was given a high-end patio table and chair set; very well made! However the glass top was broken. (that's why I got it) What's the best way to replace the top. If I cut out a plywood 4' ci9rc... Read more »

Do people need CAST IRON bars


August 17, 2016, 10:50 pm

I have sold literally hundreds of steel bars on ebay. It is a real demand item and they always sell. I cut them up on a big bandsaw into pieces that fit flat rate boxes and ship one almost every da... Read more »

ER11 - 5/16


August 16, 2016, 9:13 pm

I knew ER16 had an out of spec oversize collet for 7/16 available. I recently discovered that ER11 has one that is 5/16. I've got one small CNC mill with a hgih speed spindle that has an ER11 s... Read more »

Caution ! Metalworking Content


August 16, 2016, 1:08 pm

May be detrimantal to ongoing political discussions ... Today , since it's raining it's ass off and I can't work on the house construction , I think I'll build a wheel balancing shaft and cone... Read more »

Intresting Engine

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August 15, 2016, 3:44 am

New engine to hit the market in 2017. http://www.autoblog.com/2016/08/14/infiniti-vc-t-engine-variable-compression-official/ Best Regards Tom. Read more »

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Source for 3C collet closer? rating: 5

I'd like to add a collet to my Grizzly G9972Z 12x26 lathe. I see Lathemaster.com has a 3MT to 3C collet closer, but my lathe uses a MT4 taper in the headstock. While I'm waiting for an answer fr... Read more »

Reamer RPM Chart? rating: 5

Anyone have a good reamer RPM chart? I usually figure 2/3 of drilling RPM, but that's not always good enough. For instance, .885 dia. reamer into steel, shallow process only 3/4 stroke... I would n... Read more »

Sticky Blake Co-Ax Indicator rating: 5

I have a Blake Co-Ax Indicator that is sticky, does Blake recondition their indicators or does anyone have any suggestions as to how I should go about taking one apart and cleaning it? Thanks Marty Read more »

Non-petroleum lubricant rating: 5

The weather was nice until Christmas day and thus we grilled outside at my brother-in-law's place on Christmas Eve. BIL has a very nice outdoor grill area that includes a stainless steel sink unit t... Read more »

compound hinge help please rating: 5

I have a job that requires hinges on two doors set into a marble floor. These doors are about 1.187 thick. Outside dimensions about 15 x 30. weight about 100 lbs each. The doors fit flush into the fl... Read more »

Does anybody sell pre-made dovetail stock? rating: 5

I am building a small project using only stock parts requiring no additional machining. I want to buy a small piece of brass dovetail stock and its mating slide. Does anyone out there know where I ... Read more »

Charmilles EDM model E110 rating: 5

I just picked up a Charmilles EDM machine model E110. Does anyone have any manuals for this machine that they can share? Thanks! Read more »

Re-Enamel Stove burner tops & Grates rating: 5

Have a gas stove with grey ceramic coated flat discs on top of burners, same colored enameled cast iron grates. Enamel has become chipped & in some areas or dics, burned off?? Anyone have an idea h... Read more »

What is it - "Packer Ratchet" ? rating: 5

I have one of these, it's called a Packer Ratchet. I found one on ebay, look at item number 6100661612. Mine is almost identical except is has a square head bolt coming out of the left side as pictur... Read more »

Starting TIG welding, need help rating: 5

Hello, I just picked up a used Lincoln Square Wave 175 TIG welder very cheap. I`ve never TIG welded before,and was wondering if you guys had any good places to go for hints etc... I have t... Read more »

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