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  • Posted in thread: Denford Orac rescue on 09-22-2017 at 12:41 AM
    Well looks like you will be busy for awhile. LOLThe heavy rust is a problem but it looks like
    there is lots of life still in the ways so a regrind ought to be feasible. My biggest concern
    would be the...

  • Posted in thread: Leaded steel on 09-22-2017 at 12:32 AM
    Consider yourself lucky! Leaded steel is well known for good machining characteristics thus is
    used widely where better grades of steel are not needed.

  • Posted in thread: Myford ML4 spindle on 09-22-2017 at 12:26 AM
    Just tell them that there is buyers for those magazines out there, and some of them fetch a lot
    of money, that should stop the nagging.Almost every year I snag a few old magazines at the
    Cabin Fever a...

  • Posted in thread: How to determine piston/0-ring size on 09-17-2017 at 08:35 PM
    As suggested above there are all sorts of online calculators out there. I can't speak much to
    engine building but have a whole bunch of experiences with o-ring usage at work. One thing we
    have run int...

  • Posted in thread: Will carbide cut HSS? on 09-17-2017 at 02:10 AM
    Thank you Brian. I didn't want to buy the reamer if I wasn't able to turn down the shank. Got
    to love this forum, John.As long as the reamer comes with center hole sin each end you should
    be OK. Most ...

  • Posted in thread: Removing machine tags on 09-13-2017 at 05:22 PM
    Drive rivets (what we call those things around here) are stocked by most of the larger hardware
    stores. Think McMaster Carr here. There is a possibility that the tags where removed before,
    sometimes t...

  • Posted in thread: Scale EMD 567 or 645 on 09-13-2017 at 01:10 AM
    I've thought about it but that is about it. The problem are many, one I'm barely a beginner,
    where do you find the prints and even for those with the skills it is a huge undertaking.
    However that bein...

  • Posted in thread: Electronic Optical Level Sensor Switch! on 09-12-2017 at 12:00 AM
    We will need more information."Optical Level Sensor Switch" could mean several things. It could
    mean sensing the level of a material in a tank, it could mean a switch that acetates when the
    sensor is ...

  • Posted in thread: Chuck run out on 09-10-2017 at 03:22 AM
    I wonder why we don't use colour more for emphasis. It's a new world where bold and all caps
    really aren't necessary.Just a thought.We seem to be drifting off topic but at this very moment
    i have a go...

  • Posted in thread: Chuck run out on 09-07-2017 at 06:52 PM
    Nope, been that way since IRC days when Hypertext Markup Browsers were a thing of the future
    and is a convention of the medium which you are using since before you were using it ;-)Bold
    Text and/or It...


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