Interesting tool sharpening system from Down Under

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It works for me. Try cutting and pasting it to Notebook or whatever and see if your Usenet program is leaving a space after the question mark.
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edhuntress2
That one then requires clicking on the "Acute Sharpening System" bar to the left of the main page. But both work for me, if I let the browser translate the "=53" at the end of the first URL posted -- which happens to translate into a 'S'.
It looks intersting, but I can't seem to find prices anywhere. (And, it won't handle some of the end mills which I use -- up to 1" shanks. :-(
Enjoy, DoN.
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DoN. Nichols
That one then requires clicking on the "Acute Sharpening System" bar to the left of the main page. But both work for me, if I let the browser translate the "=53" at the end of the first URL posted -- which happens to translate into a 'S'.
It looks intersting, but I can't seem to find prices anywhere. (And, it won't handle some of the end mills which I use -- up to 1" shanks. :-(
Enjoy, DoN. =====================================================
I assumed that once someone was at the home page they would see the button labeled "acute sharpening system" and know what to do with it. Since his problem was that he couldn't get there I thought a simpler URL would be more help than trying to diagnose possible failures in the long one. Anyway, on the home page there's another button labeled "shop", click that and then click the link to the acute sharpening system and you will see the prices for the plans, parts kit, and completed units.
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Carl Ijames
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You never know. :-)
I went to the "Shop" section, and did not see the prices. Perhaps it needs Javascript enabled. I keep it disabled most of the time.
I probably won't go back, since it will not handle my larger end mills. A larger scale version might be worth my while.
Enjoy, DoN.
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DoN. Nichols
Works for me, using the current WinXP version of Firefox.
However I have a surface grinder with fixtures to sharpen lathe threading bits and milling cutters.
I made a holder like their Diamond Tool Holder to cut thrust bearing races with the shank of a broken carbide drill bit. It's an old design for turret lathe forming bits that don't lose their shape when resharpened. -jsw
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Jim Wilkins
My firefox (V 31.0 on Solaris on UltraSPARC CPU) has no trouble, at least without the '.' you have on the end.
Even with it present, still no problem reaching that site.
Could it be a limit imposed by your ISP?
On unix/linux systems, ping shows:
====================================================================== Katana:csu 17:44:27 # ping
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is alive ======================================================================
I forget what the Windows version of the ping command is called.
There is also the equivalent to traceroute to try.
Perhaps there is a problem with DNS lookup. It should produce 103.14.201.3 as the IP address. Substitute that for the domain name and try again.
Good Luck, DoN.
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DoN. Nichols
I've come to accept that I'll never have a shop like I had in the States. Space is at a premium, good machines hard to find out in the country. Would love to have a surface grinder again, but not going to happen unless I win the lottery here. So interested in tools that offer biggest bang for smallest footprint.
Jon
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Jon Anderson
There is something weird about that site name and/or dns lookup...
Try it through a proxy, like:
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or just go to anonymouse and use the form:
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Another option would be to try using Google translate and enter the address there. Have it translate English to English. Haven't tried that before but seems like it might work :)
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Leon Fisk
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You never know. :-) ================================== I knew when I was typing the word "assumed" that I was asking for trouble :-). ==================================
I went to the "Shop" section, and did not see the prices. Perhaps it needs Javascript enabled. I keep it disabled most of the time.
I probably won't go back, since it will not handle my larger end mills. A larger scale version might be worth my while.
Enjoy, DoN. ======================================================
The drawings in a spiral bound notebook format are $35 and the parts kit is $250, both USD. Apparently he plans to include an instructional DVD that it isn't ready yet but will ship for just the shipping cost to anyone who buys plans or kit whenever it is done. Perhaps you could just substitute a 5C collet holder block for his 16 mm size? Or whatever size you need. He does have a demo video on youtube that should be reachable even if his site isn't:
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Carl Ijames
Beware of translations. Dancer and DWTS judge Carrie Ann Inaba has a tattoo in Japanese that was intended to mean Courageous Love but actually says Rough Sex.
This is Carrie Ann, live on prime time TV:
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And she isn't the wildest judge.
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Jim Wilkins

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