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  • Posted in thread: Power hacksaw on 04-22-2017 at 02:14 AM
    In response to your earlier question about heat, it really depends on the motors design as to
    how hot it will get. Realistically you cant tell by touch if the motor is too hot. This
    especially on Step...

  • Posted in thread: BAZMAK a second Lathe on 04-07-2017 at 06:50 PM
    Yes that's why I bought the cheapest I could find,most parts fit both lathesso no need to pay
    for extras,and I wanted to fully mod it at leisureWhat blissit on its new bench then pick it
    up,turn aroun...

  • Posted in thread: Open sand mould or not on 04-06-2017 at 07:17 AM
    Hi Pat,If you can't have some fun with a build the what is the point. The only problem i see
    for you is being able to pour enough aluminum to cover the shrinkage problem. I could see you
    needing twice...

  • Posted in thread: mach 4? on 04-06-2017 at 12:19 AM
    Newkye was the company that we bought from, OK to deal with, very prompt and if you want any
    manuals first to make a decision they will post you an English PDF file.I have had absolutely
    zero problems...

  • Posted in thread: Sieg Sx 2.3 Mill on 04-05-2017 at 12:12 AM
    Talk about picking up a mill in style!

  • Posted in thread: Open sand mould or not on 04-03-2017 at 01:25 PM
    Personally id want to see a covered mold and plenty of sprue. Even then i would imagine
    excessive shrinkage. Now my experience consists of a few years in a die cast shop which is
    obviously a different...

  • Posted in thread: mach 4? on 04-03-2017 at 01:13 PM
    Got to agree with Ron here that the world has moved on.We had issues looking for a system that
    would thread on a lathe.Mach 3 is dead in the water as it can only use the index pulse and none
    of the ad...

  • Posted in thread: A Cheap Digital Height Gauge on 04-02-2017 at 05:55 AM
    Nice piece of work Bazmark.The funny thing here is moments before I finished watching a series
    of video on youtube from mrpete. There is did a much simpler height gage. That put a smile on
    my face.

  • Posted in thread: Metric lathes in the US on 03-23-2017 at 11:27 AM
    You could always try importing yourself. As for metric being easy, in some cases yes. However
    once you understand the USA based system you will see some advantages. For one it appears that
    bolt and sc...

  • Posted in thread: How loud are 7x12 mini lathes? on 03-20-2017 at 05:25 AM
    Don't bother about it, just turn the TV up.People will accept loud TV's more than they will
    machine tools. With a TV you are normal, with a lathe you are a freak :DNow a days build
    anything yourself a...

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