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    Across the pond We use Moly-dee tapping fluid for...

    Across the pond We use Moly-dee tapping fluid for the tough jobs. It smells bad and needs washed off, but works better than anything else We have used. Don't know if it is available over there.
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    IMPORTANT Gee whiz, They must have done a good job, I did...

    Gee whiz, They must have done a good job, I did not notice anything. Thanks.
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    Supposedly pictures were shown on the Internet. I...

    Supposedly pictures were shown on the Internet. I have seen them. Don't know if they were the correct persons as no face shown. The pictures were horrendous and would curtail a love life for a...
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    Chiming in here from Across the pond: 1...

    Chiming in here from Across the pond:

    1 Americans do really use the angle grinder guards. Evidentally the Ones that do not take more pictures.

    2 McDonalds coffee seems just as hot as it always...
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    Another thing to watch out for is-- I had to fill...

    Another thing to watch out for is-- I had to fill and ream a worn out hole that bottomed out about 1/8" from a 1/2" hole running across it. I filled the first hole and the filler rod evidentially...
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    One other thing, once they are used on a part,TIG...

    One other thing, once they are used on a part,TIG cannot be used until all of the brazing rod is removed.
  7. Could You use 2 squares placed like this? LL and...

    Could You use 2 squares placed like this? LL and slide one square over the other and clamp lightly.
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    Is there a category for "just plain stubborn?"

    Is there a category for "just plain stubborn?"
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    OOhh, that is worth a plug in just for the...

    OOhh, that is worth a plug in just for the excitement. Life is more interesting on occasion that way.
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  11. Wonder how popular a chance for a free lathe or...

    Wonder how popular a chance for a free lathe or mill would be here. Probably crash the Internet. :)
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    Location, location,location?

    Location, location,location?
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    Sounds like My kind of steel!

    Sounds like My kind of steel!
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    I live on an old farm and am able to kill almost...

    I live on an old farm and am able to kill almost everything I plant, I'll stick to machining.:D
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    He's giving Farmer welding a bad name.:rolleyes:

    He's giving Farmer welding a bad name.:rolleyes:
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    I have been using a chain saw for more than 30...

    I have been using a chain saw for more than 30 years cutting firewood for home. I use a Dremel type electric grinder held by hand to sharpen all My saw chains. I never have Them commercially...
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    If Your Drill Doctor is not providing enough...

    If Your Drill Doctor is not providing enough clearance, just slightly rotate the drill in the collet slightly. Don't have the notes right here so cannot tell You which direction.
  18. Thread: Dykem link

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    I don't know about You folks access to various...

    I don't know about You folks access to various chemicals but if Copper sulfate is available You can make flash copper plating to use for marking out. I use it on tool bits when grinding. It uses...
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    I have a Colchester 15"X50", don't know what...

    I have a Colchester 15"X50", don't know what model that makes it. It is D1-6. My 4 jaw chuck was beat to pieces, so I bought a Gator 4 jaw as a replacement. Entirely satisfied with the chuck, the...
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    It's like everything else, if You make a mistake...

    It's like everything else, if You make a mistake on the first one then You will be faster making the second part. :)
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    They are Clausing Colchester tools. I have one...

    They are Clausing Colchester tools. I have one and will let You know My address.:D
  22. It's self leveling paint so all is good.:rolleyes:

    It's self leveling paint so all is good.:rolleyes:
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    If You seen how easy they are to remove You would...

    If You seen how easy they are to remove You would be surprised.
  24. It maybe not perfect but it would be great as a...

    It maybe not perfect but it would be great as a rougher to save wear on something else.
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    I have a Clausing 8000 series that would cut that...

    I have a Clausing 8000 series that would cut that range of threads, but no mention of accuracy.:wink:
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    Reminds Me again to be thankful for a QCGB.

    Reminds Me again to be thankful for a QCGB.
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    Heart felt sympathy to hear about Your problems....

    Heart felt sympathy to hear about Your problems. Now tell Us what You can do, wanted to do, or glad You did not do! Do You want help of any kind? Is there a way for You to help Someone else. There...
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    It only wins if You let it.

    It only wins if You let it.
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    I am from across the pond. I wonder if anyone...

    I am from across the pond. I wonder if anyone over there has a gasoline fired torch such as He used to heat up the engine. Never seen one talked about, I have one and it works very well. A Touch...
  30. Thread: Up in smoke

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    If I could only add 1000 yards to that...

    If I could only add 1000 yards to that 150................!
  31. Thread: Up in smoke

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    Your neighbors should consider them selves lucky....

    Your neighbors should consider them selves lucky. I live in the country, a house about 150 yards away had a child yelling "mommy" about every 2 seconds, went on for about 20 minutes. Had to work...
  32. Thread: Up in smoke

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    Do You have a willing "fair maiden"? Just "bother...

    Do You have a willing "fair maiden"? Just "bother Her" in the evening and they will be glad for ANYTHING else You would do.:D
  33. Thread: Getting old

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    I am still the same stud I was at 18. What do You...

    I am still the same stud I was at 18. What do You mean it's time to wake up already!!!!!!!!!!! There goes that dream, along with all those babes! Oh well.:-
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    Now and then I wonder if I have "lost the plot."...

    Now and then I wonder if I have "lost the plot." I see that He is a little further along that road. Still good video.
  35. Thread: Seized Bolts

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    How would they test it any better? Seems Ok to My...

    How would they test it any better? Seems Ok to My untrained eye.
  36. Thread: Seized Bolts

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    Tapping the part whilst soaking it might help...

    Tapping the part whilst soaking it might help also.
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    South Bend has no provision for locking the...

    South Bend has no provision for locking the spindle to remove their threaded on chucks.
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    I have had flurry of emails back and forth with...

    I have had flurry of emails back and forth with the company I bought the VFD from. They have agreed to take the unit back as defective and issue a refund. A company in the next state makes rotary...
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    After spending most of the afternoon on the...

    After spending most of the afternoon on the internet learning about VFD's, I called several companies and talked to tech support. Several people told Me that VFD's and rotary converters must be down...
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    Checking as You asked: from power line to neutral...

    Checking as You asked: from power line to neutral is 117 for both wires, across both wires is 237. Sounds right.
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    Interesting results, I took the receptacle out of...

    Interesting results, I took the receptacle out of its box to get a good connection and the results are as follows: wire # 1 to neutral =407, wire #2 to neutral= 433, wire #3 to neutral= 002. The...
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    The motor is wired directly to the VFD. The...

    The motor is wired directly to the VFD. The numbers I get on start up are: Power light on, forward light blinks,display is A 000.0. "A" light is on.
    Press run and I get A 000.8. Upon shutdown I get...
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    I have no other motor, smaller or otherwise....

    I have no other motor, smaller or otherwise. There is a 1/2 hp coolant motor that also refuses to start.
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    Here are the parameters I have: PD 001=0 pd...

    Here are the parameters I have:
    PD 001=0
    pd 003=60
    pd 004=60
    pd 005=60
    pd 008=220
    pd 013=00
    pd 014=3
    pd 015=3
    pd 023=0
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    More VFD problems.

    I appreciate the help and timely reply in another post earlier on about VFD's. I have wired up the VFD and attempted to start the Lathe motor. No start, no noise trying to start. All parameters...
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    Thank You I was wondering why I could not turn it...

    Thank You I was wondering why I could not turn it off.
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    HuanYang questions.

    I am installing a HuanYang VFD and need answers as to what how to proceed. It powers up as soon as the circuit breaker is turned on- don't need the start button? Is it not supposed to wait for Me to...
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    If there would only be a place near here like...

    If there would only be a place near here like that to work at!
  49. Thread: Gaskets

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    Stretching and thinned by .020, that's scary. Do...

    Stretching and thinned by .020, that's scary. Do they supply those generators with a remote start option, that way One does not to be near to the launch.:oo:
  50. Thread: Mystery vice

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    Just sold a shaper vise to a fellow in Canada...

    Just sold a shaper vise to a fellow in Canada that looked similar. 300 pounds, 13 inch jaws,13 inch opening. 1 1/4" hex wrench socket. Quoted shipping to Canada was USD $180. When it got there the...
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