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Reclaiming Harbor Freight milling Machine


October 20, 2019, 11:51 pm

Hi all, I picked up a Harbor Freight milling machine like this, except this one was in a building damaged by a hurricane. So it has some pretty heavy surface rust on a lot of it. Is there a... Read more »

Belt Grinders


October 20, 2019, 10:36 pm

Ok... I've talked about them before, but what is the advantage of a long belt grinder over a short one. I imagine heat build up in the belt, but you would have to do a lot of grinding I think fo... Read more »

Flat Wrenches


October 20, 2019, 10:23 pm

I'm sure most production flat wrenches are punched out of a piece of sheet, and deburred. I need to make a couple flat wrenches for some collet chuck tool holders, but I neither have such a huge... Read more »

Almost no political posts in rec.crafts.metalworking, until...


October 20, 2019, 6:15 pm

Until Caster's good pal Mark Wieber oozes back into the group after a long absence. Suddenly, the political posts start pouring into the group like a shit hemorrhage, but Caster holds that shitb... Read more »

'Lectrics Question


October 17, 2019, 3:03 pm

and I have in hand one 340-408 Mfd start cap . I'm pretty sure it makes no difference but ... is there a reason the mfr would spec 2 caps in parallel rather than one bigger one ? This is a 2 hp 2... Read more »

Motorhead question

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October 16, 2019, 8:55 pm

So when I retire in a few years I want to build a sports car from scratch. I have the equipment and knowhow except for the bodywork. Which means I would get to butyand learn how to use an Englis... Read more »

Auction heads-up (Nashua, NH)


October 16, 2019, 8:52 pm

Last minute - closes tomorrow at noon. Inspection was last week, so pig-in-a-poke. https://www.bidspotter.com/en-us/auction-catalogues/timed/quaker-city-auction/catalogue-id-bscqu10152 Heavy mach... Read more »

Insane Toolbox


October 15, 2019, 3:57 pm

No, its not one of those two story monstrosities with its own staircase. Its cheap. Even if it was the low quality of the old HF tool boxes I don't see how it could be so cheap. https://hegje... Read more »

ISO20 Tool Holders


October 14, 2019, 2:13 pm

I recently converted one of the little 24K mills from a straight ER collet spindle to an ISO20 spindle nose. I LIKE IT A LOT. I haven't even taken the time to enter all the tools into the tool ... Read more »

Political posts WAY down here...


October 13, 2019, 11:50 pm

...since Wieber died. Read more »

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Steel Shot blasting steel dust cannot be recycled???

rating: 5

Some company is offering me to take a large number of barrels full of worn out steel shot blast. It is a all steel powder with grains the size of regular table salt. I took a sample to a scrap yar... Read more »

pulleys R us

rating: 5

I need a pulley, no go in grainger, MSC, and mcmaster carr. where would you try next? If it matters, A only(or 4L) size belt (everybody has went to dual A and B on same pulley), 3.15 OD, two groov... Read more »

what voltage is my mitiyoto digital readout

rating: 5

i have a mityoto on my bridgeport. it seem to take 9v plug in, it believe the unit is a digimatic. i could be wrong with the name. Read more »

Need help identifying old Delta Drill Press & need chuck key

rating: 5

I was recently given an old Delta Drill press (see photo at address below). The serial # is 49-6326, anyone know the model and approximate year of manufacture. It's missing the chuck key and it see... Read more »

bridgeport milling head and a wells-index frame $1400 - NorCal craigslist

rating: 5

Saw this on Redding CA craigslist: http://redding.craigslist.org/tls/1516395131.html This is a milling machine with a bridgeport milling head and a wells-index frame. The frame is much heavier than ... Read more »

Emerson Horizontal bandsaw?

rating: 5

One of my scores this week is a 7 Emerson horizontal bandsaw. Anyone heard of them? Its big, fairly beefy, and appears one step up from the usual Taiwanese import. Ive not cleaned all the spooge off... Read more »

Parts Needed for old Delta/Rockwell Drill Press 15-655

rating: 5

I picked up an old D/R drill press that has variable speed cone drive problems. The pressure bearing under the front cone is VERY bad. Some damage to the bottom of the pulley and significant wear... Read more »

Stove grate repair

rating: 5
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I just got a call from the guy I buy my compressed gasses from wanting me to weld up some cracks in a stove grate . I'm thinking plain phosphor bronxe filler might not take the heat , and am lo... Read more »

NthreadsP problem

rating: 5

I'm trying to use the NthreadsP program to generate gear trains for oddball threads (like 24.57 tpi) for my 6 a/C lathe. The problem seems to be that the A/C gear train starts out with either a 16... Read more »

roto bor cutters

rating: 5

I found a wooden box that has several drill bits in it. It says Janc Roto Bor on the box and the bits have never been used. I called Janc and they said they had sold that selection to Kramer Air To... Read more »

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