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    Nsk micrometer disassembly help

    Hi to all I just got a this 75-100 mm Nsk mechanical digital micrometer, and works very nice! but the spindle has a little play and like all my other micrometers, the solution is to tight a little the adjusting nut. But I can´t pull out the thimble, I turn it all the way out but it jams about...
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    Hss-al??

    Hi to all I was looking for some cheap end mills for steel and see that a lot of them, their material is listed as HSS-AL This mean that the bits are Hss for cutting aluminium? or is some type of coating of some sort? They will work for steel?? Thanks Saludos
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    Cheap gage blocks...worth it??

    Hi to all! I would like to get a set of gage blocks to make calibrations on my tools and measuring practice, I would like to buy some good brand but they are far out of my reach, then I looked this import set on ebay around US$100 with shipping to my country. The cuestion is, is this set worth...
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    got a score! a decibels sound level meter, need help with the reading...

    Hi to all I been off the forum for a while now... I been working and studying at the same time, even I freeze my little steam engine project... but I will be back on the road soon! I adquire a nice MINT condition (the seller don't know what he was selling, so I buy it ultra cheap :) ) sound...
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    Quick squaring in the milling vise

    I just discover this little trick: This work when you have a irregular piece and make a first cut in one face, and want to cut to 90° the next face 1) put the piece in the vise and tighten just a little to prevent the piece from falling, but make sure you still can move the piece in the jaws...
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    Its First-Steam-Engine time!!

    Hello to all! I realise that I was spending much time thinking in all the stuff in the "I must make" list (rotary table, dividing head, tool & cutter grinder, measuring tools etc etc..) and I was getting a little stress, and no making chips at all! so I send all to hell, get some plans on the...
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    thearing a part a micrometer? is posible??

    Hi to all I haven't post in a while, but I still follow the forum periodically! Rigth now Im making some small tools that I will need in the future, and one of those a inside micrometer, I have a spare import micrometer that Im trying to rip a part, the goal is to separate the frame from the...
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    A 54 mm boring head for my mini-mill

    Hi to all I got started with a boring head proyect, I got almost finished now, because I dont had the time to post it before.. The idea is to made a 54 mm boring head for my mill that accepts my 1/2" carbide boring bar set, with a MT3 shank, all in a 70 mm heigth. First the MT3 shank, the...
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    incredibly confused about hardening silver steel

    Hi to all Time has come and I need to make a custom tap for my boring head, in question is a M8x0,5 For this step I made a lot of reserach, in this forum and the net, but all I can get is a confusing 1000 metods to archieve the hardening process some are extreme simple like "heat to...
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    making large dovetails with small milling machine?

    Hi to all! I been thinking for a while, but I can figure how to get rid off my limitations with my mini-mill to make some large dovetails for some proyects that I have in mind this is a rather distant.... I have in mind to make a small bench top multi-purpose grinder machine, the idea is a...
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    scraping my mini-mill, need advice

    hi to all! time as come to correct the poor´s dovetails of my mini mill, how i know that they are poor? when i disarm the table for cleanup and lub i notice that just a tiny line of the contact surface shows wear of use, then i check with my surface "porcelanate" plate if the middle piece of...
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    need info for old piece of starret micrometer

    hi to all I just acquired a old piece of starrett micrometer without the frame, or that i believe the thing read 0-50 mm and the labels says: The LS. Starrett Co.Ltd Great Britain No. 63M i was sure that starret was made in USA ??? ??? ??? the shank for the frame are 1/2" i buy...
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    need help with 3/4" 16 tpi thread

    hi to all! just got this little problem, i need to cut a inner thread 3/4" 16 tpi, for a wood lathe im making some kind of live face plate for the tailstock, that has a mt1 morse taper (too small for the size of the piece) and a 3/4" 16 tpi thread in the outside diameter. in the thread chart...
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    making a height gauge

    Hi to all has been a long time for me to post on the forum.. now, with the few basic tools that i have been adquired, im ready to start building my own NOT CHINESE tools, better said, made in chile tools 8) jajajaj i have seen a lot of guys that made its own heigth gauge, so seem to be a...
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    identity of this micrometers and restoration

    hi to all i hope some of your guys can helpme on this: just about a hour I acquired two micrometers, i bought them because i believe that they are Mitutoyos micrometers, any way i got the smaller (0-25) for +/- US$ 8 and the bigger (50-75) for $10 8), they are used condition, very dusty and a...
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    Adapting a drill chuck with a taper with tang for use in the mill

    Hi everyone some good day i realize that the drill chuck that came with my mini-mill was chucking the drills off center, with a closer inspection i notice that one of the three emm dogs? was more worn than the other out, so i assume that the drill chuck was a very cheap one time for new and...
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    adding a back plate to my mini-mill, but some problems appeared

    Hi to all right now i´m putting a back plate to my mini mill column, i made from a scrap steel plate, all going very well, i made the holes to the base and column and put the screws everything in place, so were are the troubles? well, once the plate was instaled I proceed to tram the mill...
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    Screwless vise dude

    Hi everyone I need your opinion, you see, i´m planing to get a screwless vise for my mini-mill, i seen a lot of people using this vise on the web, seem to work very fine and with great acuracy, also the 3" screwless vise size match perfect the mini-mill. But to get one on my hand, i have to...
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    Hello from Santiago de Chile!!

    Hi to everyone! First I apologise for my poor english, i can read with no problmes, but redact is a little more complicated to me.. well, a little of me, Im a electrical engineer student here in chile, I begin making guitar effects and valve amps for fun and for won a little money, but with...
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