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lathe chuck scroll lube?
The Net abounds with answers to what to use, all different, ranging from way oil to antiseize to powdered graphite. Dry molybdenum disulfide in some expensive form seems to be a preferred answer for...
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More Metal Vendor Xometry vs. Midwest
As you know I'm always checking materials price, availability, and processing time. I was about to place an order for some steel from Midwest when I remembered Xometry is sometimes competitive with...
 
Bending metal part
I am currently baffled on how to bend or even make this part. Has anyone any ideas?
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What's It Going to Be
Its been a long time since I did one of these, so here we go. http://yumabassman.com/pictures/Part%201.jpg http://yumabassman.com/pictures/Part%201.jpg
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Heavy Duty Vacuum Hose
Back in 2019 I mentioned it here on this group, and it had been in use a while before that. I couldn't find when I had originally purchased it. It finally started having failures a couple days ago....
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Cutting torch tips ?
Can anyone tell me the difference between a 3HPN and A 3GPN torch tip ? Are they interchangeable ?
 
Over unity
What people forget is the gasoline is used as a specific hydrogen application ever again so all those liquids hydrogen here have a source of fuel you are not creating energy at the knuckle you are...
 
Hard part is over ...
Well , for me the hard part was getting that damn overhead cam timed right . I've been working on a neighbor's Arctic cat 4x4 ATV , and I sure wish he'd brought it to me first . Several other shops...
 
3 phase converter - again
Got a 100A 240V spur. In UK - so 50Hz, for what it's worth. I see rotary converters. Seen one in-real-life. Get converter first then could get equipment with 3-phase motors... So in your experience...
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Refrigerator malfunction - big GE side by side, fridge side is too warm
This is a big GE side by side , computerized controls . The fridge side is too warm , and the flap that regulates the temp is closing before the compartment is cold . I'm wondering if it's the...
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QCTP finished - quick change tool post
I've finished the tool post , and I like it . The first thing I noticed , like on the very first cut , it how much less "spring" there is . After making a cut the tool doesn't leave a mark on the work...
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McMaster Order Fulfillment... So Darn Slow
McMaster Order Fulfillment ... SO SLOW!! I just ordered some small quantities of machine screws online for various projects around the shop. It took 29 whole minutes to get shipping confirmation and...
 
I Apologize I had all but stopped buying from Midwest Steel and Aluminum
I had all but stopped buying from Midwest. While their pricing for one off parts is decent their multiple piece (same size) starts showing discounts at just two pieces and continues to discount...
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TiALN vs AlTiN
Ok, who can tell me which coating works better for you (in steels of various hardness) and your application and setup. (carbide tools)
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CAD - offer my comment on AutoCAD and Solidworks
Hi there I had someone I know contact me for advice on CAD programs. We share a science specialism, by the way. I visualised he was making a career-significant decision, so gave him a huge answer....
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