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  • Posted in thread: A Life Well Spent, but not nearly over...... on 12-30-2016 at 02:40 AM
    slaurenson, your Dad was a lucky man, and an interesting one as well. I'm about to turn 65, and
    I'm thinking about downsizing already. My son has no interest in my machines. I have a nephew
    that may b...

  • Posted in thread: Power Hacksaw on 12-30-2016 at 02:08 AM
    I had the same experience. Restored a Mont Wards power hacksaw to like-new, works perfectly.
    But it still doesn't cut near as well as my 4x6 Jet bandsaw.Sure looks good though!

  • Posted in thread: Turnkey 3D Printer on 12-30-2016 at 02:05 AM
    Thanks for the review. Sounds like just what i'm looking for.So how much kickback are you
    getting ;)

  • Posted in thread: What to do with finished projects? on 12-30-2016 at 01:59 AM
    Earlier this year I attended a "Steampunk Tech Fair" or something like that. Multiple venors
    selling really old equipment, tools, microscopes etc. Lots of cool stuff, and lots of guys like
    us. One of ...

  • Posted in thread: cheap chinese arduino clone's on 12-30-2016 at 01:39 AM
    I got a Arduino clone kit for Christmas, so this is timely. I'll be following along.

  • Posted in thread: Can anyone help me finish off this Compact 5 Conversion on 11-24-2015 at 09:19 PM
    An addendum to an older thread:The Digital Machinist article referenced above. applied to the
    Compact 5 PC, and would not apply to the Compact 5 CNC. Since the OP referenced a Mk1 model. I
    would assum...

  • Posted in thread: Milling machine belt drive plans on 11-14-2013 at 08:06 PM
    That ball bearing is just fine for the application. The only upgrade might be a Timken brand,
    double-sealed. It's a very common size.

  • Posted in thread: Zinc casting on 08-31-2013 at 01:05 AM
    So, if you recycle existing ZAMAC casting scrap it should be in the correct alloy and not
    subject to disintegration?

  • Posted in thread: Atlas Shaper Direction of Rotation on 06-15-2013 at 03:42 PM
    Tim, you are lucky. My Atlas shaper was running backwards. The motor appeared original and was
    not reversible. I had to source a motor. I did find a very nice replacement it at works very

  • Posted in thread: Wood Bandsaw Conversion to Metal on 12-11-2012 at 09:50 PM
    I just converted an older Jet 14", which is the same saw sold by Griz, HF, delta and many
    others. I used a 30 rpm gearmotor I had laying around,which turned out to give 110 FPM -
    perfect for steel. it...


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