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    Some aluminum drink cans a deep drawn and some...

    Some aluminum drink cans a deep drawn and some are impact extruded.

    Here's a link to the drawn type, but be aware that they are done with more than one operation. How aluminum beverage can is...
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    @Katran, a good way to tension a belt drive with...

    @Katran, a good way to tension a belt drive with a short center distance and large ratio is a floating tensioner. It has the added advantage of giving a larger "wrap" of the smaller pulley. This is a...
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    I'd use the angular contact bearings in the...

    I'd use the angular contact bearings in the tailstock too.
  4. The fact that there a bunch of "yuppie" rich kids...

    The fact that there a bunch of "yuppie" rich kids that are willing to have one to brag about.
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    That looks like it eliminated the problem!

    That looks like it eliminated the problem!
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    To solve the motor and chuck interference...

    To solve the motor and chuck interference problem, just lengthen the "spindle housing" (the part holding the main bearings). If the spindle housing is slightly longer than the motor length, no more...
  7. +1 to what Leeway said. I have a h/f saw that's...

    +1 to what Leeway said. I have a h/f saw that's now about 20+ years old, and after I set it up correctly and got a quality blade it cuts as square and straight as any of the saws they had at work. In...
  8. Quote ThomasAlva, "Incidentally, how would you...

    Quote ThomasAlva, "Incidentally, how would you make it in a Bridgeport? Would you have to get a special radius endmill?"

    To do it in the Bridgeport, you would make the 7/8" holding piece out of...
  9. You need two pieces of round stock. One piece...

    You need two pieces of round stock.

    One piece slightly longer than it's diameter. Let's say 1" dia. x 1 1/16" long.

    The second should be slightly smaller in diameter but long enough to hold in...
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    Glad to have helped. Thomas Directory is a great...

    Glad to have helped. Thomas Directory is a great resource and saved me many times.
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    Are you sure you don't mean furnace braze? ...

    Are you sure you don't mean furnace braze? Always thought 'dip-braze' was only for aluminum. When ever I needed to find a supplier for something, Thomas Directory, is the first place to look. ...
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    Did you use MIC-6 plate or just rolled stock...

    Did you use MIC-6 plate or just rolled stock aluminum on the mill? If rolled stock was there much warpping/distortion when you milled it to shape? Like when you cut the channel for lead screw...
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    [QUOTE=mactec54;1335362] Quote mactec There are...

    [QUOTE=mactec54;1335362]
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    There are more than (2) different kinds, in each series, you have to know what you are buying, all Bearing are ready to use out of the box, You just have to...
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    [QUOTE=mactec54;1334970]No we are not, I'm just...

    [QUOTE=mactec54;1334970]No we are not, I'm just showing the different options

    You better look at some of the latest catalogs/white papers from the bearing companies. They do show two different...
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    @Jason and mactec, you guys are talking about two...

    @Jason and mactec, you guys are talking about two completely different double row angular contact(DRAC) bearings!

    Jason, the 5200/5300 do have an axial clearance. It can't be eliminated, because...
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    Standard lathe collets are all I've ever used.

    Standard lathe collets are all I've ever used.
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    Another thing to watch in buying angular contact...

    Another thing to watch in buying angular contact bearings. While all series 7xxx bearings are angular contact, they are not all useable in duplex mounting right out of the box. You need to get the...
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    If you can get FAG 72xxB.TVP.UO bearings in the...

    If you can get FAG 72xxB.TVP.UO bearings in the size to fit your screws they will work. The are ground with zero clearance and work in both DF and DB positioning. I got some on Ebay for $10 a pair.
  19. The way we did stuff like this, was to make a...

    The way we did stuff like this, was to make a block that had holes through it and a counter bore for the heads. The block would then be clamped to the table to capture the heads, letting the pin to...
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    I haven't seen anyone do it this way. The...

    I haven't seen anyone do it this way. The standard ICE valves wouldn't seal tight enough, I don't think. Back in my hippy, Mother Earth News days, there were plans and even the parts to do this...
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    How did the wind turbine power controller end up?...

    How did the wind turbine power controller end up? Haven't seen any post for quite a while.
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    Lot's of ideas here, 177,000 of them in fact -...

    Lot's of ideas here, 177,000 of them in fact - https://www.google.com/search?q=diy+spin+caster&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
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    Pretty sure dental hand pieces use a .092 collet....

    Pretty sure dental hand pieces use a .092 collet. Or at least they did. Dentist gave me a bunch of burrs one time and the shanks were .092.

    Here's a link to the Foredom collet I used -...
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    What are you supplying the 10V from? If you are...

    What are you supplying the 10V from? If you are just expecting it to come from the computer, don't think it will happen. The specs for the DB25 say maximum voltage is 5V. See the side bar in this...
  25. If your going to run this at home, can't you just...

    If your going to run this at home, can't you just get an extension cord? Or are you taking it camping? :)
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