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June 23, 2018, 12:07 am

When I first started making molds I freaked out about doing anything that I couldn't do in a single setup and a single session. If I screwed up or forgot to machine a feature I'd often make the ... Read more »

Replacing CNC controls

June 22, 2018, 2:46 am

I remember there was discussion here about replacing CNC controls, but could not find it, and what controls were liked. We have an old Bridgeport in reasonably good condition that has an ancient... Read more »

Collet Size Choices

June 22, 2018, 12:41 am

In the past collets have almost always been predetermined for my by the size of the spindle nose I was using. Well, I am now setting up a new machine with a small ATC carousel. As part of the s... Read more »

Deep thread milling ?

June 22, 2018, 12:19 am

Deep (50.8mm) threading M36-4. What's your first choice to do the job. Can't be turned. Can be milled. I have some tiny little micro boring bars I use for deep thread milling small threads, bu... Read more »

Re: Wyoming: Another Successful Handgun Defense against a Grizzly

June 21, 2018, 7:59 am

On Wed, 20 Jun 2018 03:46:26 -0700, Gunner Asch Where'd you get the money? Or did you steal the hand gun? After all, 60 or so years later and you still can't pay your taxes but when a little bitt... Read more »

Welding tungsten to stainless

June 20, 2018, 11:36 am

Had another chat with the glass bead maker that wants me to fabricate some tooling . She needs some mandrels made that are a piece of tungsten rod welded/brazed to a stainless steel handle . The ... Read more »

Low-exotherm epoxy for castings

June 19, 2018, 3:39 pm

No, I am not a shill for MasterBond, but they do make a lot of neat materials that could be of use to some folks here. Here's a low-exotherm epoxy you can use even for large castings. If you've ever... Read more »

RE-ASSEMBLED - Trumpski Shredder Contents - From Micheal Cohen Raid

June 16, 2018, 4:56 pm

Cohen Investigators Restore Encrypted Messages, 16 Pages From His Shredder Bloomberg - June 15, 2018 (Bloomberg) Federal prosecutors have put together and recovered about 16 pa ges of shredded doc... Read more »

Feds reassemble shredded docs, access encrypted messages from Michael Cohen...

June 16, 2018, 3:22 pm

s-feds-650382 personal ey?d It Beee A Done Deeeel !! ========================= ================ Cohen Investigators Restore Encrypted Messages, 16 Pages From His Shredder Bloomberg - F... Read more »

What The Heck is - Nano Super Micro Grain ?

June 14, 2018, 6:53 pm

Ok, the obvious answer is its got a smaller metal grain size than super micro grain or micro grain, but how does that translate to relative usability as a cutter? Is it a carbide with greater to... Read more »

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Sizing a breaker for 10 HP RPC idler

rating: 5

I have this 10 HP 3 phase motor that I want to use as an idler. This will be in a self starting capacitor start RPC. The motor will start without load. My question is, how to properly size a circui... Read more »

Young's Hit-N-Miss Engines

rating: 5

I needed a flywheel for one of Ted Young's engines. Called and talked to his wife. She quoted me a price and I sent payment. Never got the flywheel and can't get anyone to return my calls. This happe... Read more »

My review of Harbor Freight's 93977 Ratcheting Crimper

rating: 5
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I normally use my Craftsman combined plier/cutter/stripper/bolt-cutter/ crimper to crimp the yellow lugs from the home centers for 10-12 gauge wire. Although a trusty tool, it doesn't crimp very wel... Read more »

chainsaw backpressure

rating: 5

Can a 2 cycle chainsaw motor run without backpressure? Im too cheep to go buy a new muffler & if it needs backpressure can I just put a restrictor plate with holes in it? Read more »

A beautiful sight

rating: 5

At least to me beautiful. Saturday I turned a bunch of aluminum castings for a customer. They are about 5 inches long and 2.375 diameter with a bunch of grooves and a 4 inch diameter flange on o... Read more »

$200 bandsaw tuneup?

rating: 5

I have a $200 bandsaw wearing Grizzly paint. I use the thing all the time, and most of the time it doesn't really matter when the cuts are a little off. However, here lately it's been bugging me tha... Read more »

New Old Stock in the crate 1960's Sears Atlas / Clausing Metal Lathe - $170...

rating: 5

http://utica.craigslist.org/tls/2622699469.html Thought some folks on here might be interested. NOT MINE!!!! Read more »

Volstro speed increaser

rating: 5

I bought this speed increaser at auction. You can see the picture here: http://goo.gl/6VPlgX It has a straight 3/4 shank. What I was hoping, is to be able to use it in my Bridgeport Intera... Read more »

3 phase welder amps question

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I am confused. The nameplate on my hobart cybertig says that at 230V, it consumes 44 amps. http://igor.chudov.com/projects/Welding/00-Hobart-CyberTig-Welder/dscf0003.jpg Absent the power factor numb... Read more »

Clausing 6914 - Way Wipers

rating: 5

Today I replaced the way wipers (made of thick wool felt), which led to a discovery. The carriage had always left a trail of black oil on the front V rail as the carriage moved back and forth, and... Read more »

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