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    Sticky: Roseville, Minnesota

    Name here is Lucian. After the Air Force I went to the local community college in Omaha and got a 2 year degree in Electronics with a few courses from the EET program at the University of Nebraska. ...
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    Since I'm new to machine tools as well as CNC I'd...

    Since I'm new to machine tools as well as CNC I'd also like to see some topics geared towards beginners.

    - How to adjust the height of lathe tools.
    - Milling machine spindle speed and feed...
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    It works!!! Thanks for the inspiration!! A $16...

    It works!!! Thanks for the inspiration!! A $16 web cam from Target, a day in the shop and here are the results. Not as elegant as some of the other examples I've seen here but it's a start for me....
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    Yes but a good design will use current balancing...

    Yes but a good design will use current balancing resistors to compensate for unequal DC leakage currents.
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    Did you ever get started?

    I just found this thread. I started by building a Solsylva router table last year. Once the bug bit I started buy machines. Now I have a drill press, mini-mill and mini-lathe. I never used a mill...
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    I have used the X2 to tap 10-32 in aluminum. I...

    I have used the X2 to tap 10-32 in aluminum. I give the spindle a couple of turns by hand to start the tap then carefully advance the speed control. To back the tap out I put the gear shift in...
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    Thanks for all the info. I'm learning a lot...

    Thanks for all the info. I'm learning a lot here. I don't know the first thing about grinding tools so fly cutters are probably not for me. I've read some about grinding tools for the lathe. I've...
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    Well...I have the endmill on order but after...

    Well...I have the endmill on order but after reading your input on fly cutters I looked at the grizzly web site and they have a set of 3 for a reasonable price. I may have to order those next payday...
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    Thanks for all the input. I ordered one of the...

    Thanks for all the input. I ordered one of the 2" 3 insert mills last night and hopefully I'll figure out how to use it well enought to get better results than using my 1/2" endmill.
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    Thanks for the replies. I saw a thread where...

    Thanks for the replies. I saw a thread where Hoss said he was using a 3" 5 insert facemill to take .010 off a tool plate he was making and he said plenty of power. I'm still fairly new to this so I...
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    Will this work as a facemill?

    Can this be used as a facemill on the X2?
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    Stock Kits

    $75 for all the material would be a deal in time savings and convenience
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    RC Time Constant

    After one RC Time Constant period the capacitor will still have 36.8% of the original voltage. Typically 5 RC Time Constant periods are considered the time required to fully charge or discharge a...
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    Thank you

    Thanks to both of you for the suggestions. I tried the vise grips first and it came right you.

    Lucian
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    X2 X-Axis Lead Screw Key

    I'm trying to remove the key from the x-axis lead screw. The hand wheel came right off but I can't seem to get the key out. First I tried prying up gently with a small screw driver. The I took an...
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    Thanks!! I think I get the idea.

    Thanks!! I think I get the idea.
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    Ballscrew/Ballnut question

    I have a KURODA GE 15-10 ballscrew ballnut combination. I need to turn the ballnut around so the flange is facing the other way. What is the procedure for removing and replacing the ballnut without...
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