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Micrometer time!


January 18, 2021, 5:12 am

My only micrometer. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LJLV8AK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00 _s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Was planning to buy one of their new calipers, but my 0.0 mm resolution Mitutoy... Read more »

Bayite DC v-A-w meter (Jim Wilkins)


January 13, 2021, 1:39 pm

Jim - you have posted about your Bayite DC all-in-1 meter: https://www.amazon.com/bayite-6-5-100V-Display-Multimeter-Voltmeter/dp/B013PKYILS/ Do you know if it measures true RMS, or does it measure... Read more »

Retail Source 5052 PIPE (not thin wall tube) USA


January 12, 2021, 6:46 pm

I've been working on another boat project and looking through various manufacturers websites I've found that aluminum water pipe might be the best solution for one aspect. I want a 5052 pipe a w... Read more »

Is this aluminum painted?


January 12, 2021, 7:16 am

https://www.flickr.com/photos/27532210@N04/ Looks like spray paint? Thanks. Read more »

OT: Chinese motor fan. Is this for real?


January 12, 2021, 4:29 am

https://www.flickr.com/photos/27532210@N04/? Are they really that stupid? Read more »

air from cylinder on reassembly


January 9, 2021, 12:01 pm

Hi all (for jack cylinder connected by hose to hand-pump) Dismantled cylinder with blown seal and got new seal on-order. When I mantle the cylinder with the new seal in-place, I'd have to ensure ... Read more »

Great deal on ultra cheap CNC mill


January 7, 2021, 6:17 pm

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08HM7M8SV/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A18X0V9KCJM410&psc=1 $300 - $66 Others charge $320 minimum. I will follow up if there is something wrong with the seller tha... Read more »

lowest viscosity oil


January 4, 2021, 6:37 am

What't the lowest viscosity oil anyone has come across here? It looks like some of the spindle oils get pretty thin. Are they used in a special way? How low are the clearances those bearings run ... Read more »

Cover for ultra cheap CNC mill


January 4, 2021, 4:17 am

Probably no secret, but... The Chinese maker wants $120... https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B087WQQW91 Walmart wants $8... https://www.flickr.com/photos/27532210@N04/? I was concerned the plast... Read more »

Cutting aluminum with a cheap CNC


January 1, 2021, 6:05 am

I'm not very hopeful in getting a cheap 3018 CNC to cut aluminum well, but... I'm not concerned about how long making cuts takes, so that should help. On YouTube, a few are successful, but many a... Read more »

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fixing popping in scrounged O/A cutting torch?

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I've been keeping my eye on surplus oxygen/acetylene gear locally and picking it up when it's cheap, with an eye on reselling. I now have 3 cutting torch attachments all of which are high quality a... Read more »

grain in steel plate?

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I was just ordering a couple of pieces of metal from my steel supplier, just two pieces of 3/16 mild steel plate. I told him 24x15x3/16 and he said 'if you don't mind, I'll write it up as 15x24x3/1... Read more »

descaling used galvanized pipe?

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I picked up six sticks of 1 galvanized schedule 40, been used above the water table in a water pump for 10 years. The outside isn't rusty, but the inside has a brown scale that I don't believe is r... Read more »

Looking for core bit retipping machine

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Our Company is looking for core bit retipping machine a range where we can retip min till 400 diameter for our Qatar operations. up to a core bit length of 500mm: We need details of company or distr... Read more »

Lagun/Republic Lathes

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Hello to all, Several days ago I asked for opinion on Republic/Lagun Lathes. As a result of my inquiry many discussion began as to where the lathes were manufactured. I emailed the company and be... Read more »

Press in captive studs

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I have a part being machined that calls for 2 captive studs to be inserted and thought I'd try to put the studs in myself. They're stainless, 8/32 about an inch long and require a .163 pocket (partia... Read more »

Anodized Alumium for Antenna Elements

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Hi folks, I'm in the process of building myself a screwdriver antenna for my truck. Being the vain sort, I'd like it to end up being black as that matches nicely with the other bitties sticking out ... Read more »

Nested eccentric cams

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Is there a simple set of relationships or formula for one eccentric inside another? I'm trying to figure out how to use a mounting bolt through the inside one so it can be moved as though along a ... Read more »

HSS Inserts for indexable tooling at Littlemachineshop

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Inserts, High Speed Steel High speed steel inserts. These inserts are made from T-15 high speed steel by the A. R. Warner Co. Combine the advantages of high speed steel cutting tools with the conve... Read more »

TdeG chuck question

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I recently bought an Astra Meca semi-universal dividing head, which came with a 3-jaw T de G chuck on it. There's a picture here: http://listerenginegallery.com/main.php?g2_itemId=3329 I'd quite lik... Read more »

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