The Hobby-Machinist

  1. The Friendly Machinist ForumĀ® Site Rules & Introductions

    New members, introduce yourself below and be welcomed to the forum! You ARE welcome at Hobby-Machinist!
    1. SITE RULES & POLICIES (Please Read These Rules BEFORE You Register!)

      Please read the rules and policies of this site! You agree to follow these rules when you register. We do enforce these rules rather closely.
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  2. General Machining Forums

    Discuss general machining issues, machine accessories, powering up your machines, CNC operation, scraping & restoration & metrology in the forums below.
    1. BEGINNER'S FORUM (Learn How To Machine Here!)

      This forum is for beginners and newbies to learn the skills they need to begin in hobby-machining. Do not be afraid to ask anything you want to know in here.
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      Latest: Lathe Noob With Some Questions On First Cuts mikey, Aug 1, 2015 at 9:08 PM
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    2. QUESTIONS & ANSWERS (Get Help Fast Here!)

      An open question and answer format for ALL issues that have to do with hobby machining. For questions on specific makes of machines, please go to the machine forum.
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      Latest: Odd Sized Clamping W/o 4jaw? NoShopSkills, Aug 1, 2015 at 9:43 PM
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    3. ELECTRICAL ISSUES - POWER YOUR MACHINES & SHOP

      This is our electrical section for discussions of power options for your machines & home shop.
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    4. TOOL JUNKIES - TOOLS & TOOLING

      Do you live to buy tools? Then this is your forum!
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      Latest: Which Milling Machine To Buy? Curtis, Aug 1, 2015 at 8:52 PM
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    5. MACHINE ACCESSORIES

      Ask about rotary tables, dividing heads, indexers, vises and the like in this forum.
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      Latest: Milling Attachment For My 7x12 Mini Lathe f350ca, Jul 31, 2015 at 10:55 PM
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    6. CNC IN THE HOME SHOP

      If you have or want CNC in your home shop, this is the forum for you!
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      Latest: Shizouka An-s Build JimDawson, Aug 1, 2015 at 11:35 AM
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    7. HOBBY SHOWS & OTHER EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

      Post hobby, machinery, crafts and other shows and related events in this forum.
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    8. MACHINE RESTORATION & WAY SCRAPING

      Learn methods of restoring a machine to new or better performance through precision scraping of ways in this forum!
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      Latest: Putting On A Shine??? Kroll, Jul 31, 2015 at 12:26 PM
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    9. METROLOGY - MEASURE, SETUP & FIT

      Metrology is the science of measurement. This forum is for discussions of using measuring tools, measuring projects, setting up work and machines.
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      Latest: Fagor Help Needed For R-mode f350ca, Jul 31, 2015 at 11:02 PM
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    10. SAFETY ISSUES & EQUIPMENT

      Safety is important in the shop. Please use this sub-forum to discuss safety and safety devices required in the shop.
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      Latest: I Weep For The Future.... bpratl, Jul 27, 2015 at 5:58 AM
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    11. OUR SHOPS AND THE SPACES WE WORK IN

      Where do you do your machining work? No, don't just tell us, SHOW us!
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      Latest: Design Help On Dust Collecting Table Pinresto, Aug 1, 2015 at 5:08 PM
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  3. Specific Manufacturer Forums

    Discuss a particular manufacture of machine, show off restorations and maintenance procedures in the forums below. PHOTOS encouraged!
    1. THE SOUTH BEND MACHINERY FORUM

      Discuss any issues dealing with Southbend lathes, drill presses, mills, etc. in this forum.
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      Latest: Sb 10 X 24 Hd Tool Room Lathe Q's old_dave, Aug 1, 2015 at 5:33 PM
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    2. ATLAS & CRAFTSMAN MACHINES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Atlas & Atlas-Clausing lathes, drill presses, mills, etc. in this forum.
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      Latest: 4 Jaw Chuck Sandro, Aug 1, 2015 at 9:03 PM
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    3. VAN NORMAN & CINCINNATI HEAVY IRON

      Discuss any issues dealing with Van Norman & Cincinnati heavy iron in this forum.
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      Latest: How To Proceed With #12 Head Cleaning? Jeff Sauer, Aug 1, 2015 at 12:11 PM
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    4. BRIDGEPORT & B'PORT CLONES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Bridgeport and B'port Clones in this forum.
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      Latest: Lagun FTV-1 Bogi, Aug 1, 2015 at 3:43 PM
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    5. SHELDON, LOGAN & ROCKWELL MACHINES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Sheldon, Logan & Rockwell machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Logan 200 Change Gears bama7, Aug 1, 2015 at 3:53 PM
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    6. CLAUSING-COLCHESTER & LEBLOND

      Discuss any issues dealing with Clausing and Leblond machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Clausing Mill Spindle Bearing Lube wa5cab, Aug 1, 2015 at 3:41 PM
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    7. HARBOR FREIGHT, CENTRAL MACHINERY & BUSY BEE

      Discuss any issues dealing with Harbor Freight, Central Machinery, and Busy Bee machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Need Specs.for Central Mach. 12x36 JimDawson, Jul 29, 2015 at 11:05 PM
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    8. PRECISION-MATTHEWS

      Discuss any issues dealing with Precision-Matthew machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Will Pick Up Pm 1340 Gt Monday 07/20/15 Rich V, Aug 1, 2015 at 6:30 PM
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    9. GRIZZLY INDUSTRIAL INC.

      Discuss any issues dealing with Grizzly Industrial machines in this forum.
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      Latest: G0619 - Powered Z-axis Handwheel And Other Mods KeithK, Jul 30, 2015 at 4:44 AM
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    10. JET, ENCO & RONG FU IMPORTS

      Discuss any issues dealing with JET, ENCO & RONG FU machines in this forum.
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    11. ANTIQUE, VINTAGE, & OTHER TYPES OF MACHINERY

      Discuss any issues dealing with antique or vintage machines or other types of machines not covered by the other forums.
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      Latest: Peerless Shaper Followed Me Home Frank W., Jul 28, 2015 at 7:17 PM
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    12. MINI-LATHE & MINI-MILL INFORMATION

      Discuss any issues dealing with other mini-lathes & mills for home workshop machinists.
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      Latest: X2 Belt Drive Conversion Question Zoltan, Jul 30, 2015 at 12:03 PM
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  4. Projects Forums

    Show off all your completed machining projects and work in progress in the forums below.
    1. MEMBERS PROJECTS

      Members, post your projects here! Over 10 projects, and you will get your own sub-forum, over 20 and you will get your own forum!
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      Latest: 80mm long focal length refractor savarin, Aug 1, 2015 at 10:08 PM
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    2. SHOP-MADE TOOLING

      Did you make some tooling for the machines in your shop? Show it off here.
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      Latest: A Useful Milling Square mikey, Jul 29, 2015 at 5:20 PM
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    3. STATIONARY & LIVE STEAM ENGINES

      Did you build a stationary or live steam engine? Show it off here, and show us how you built it?
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      Latest: Five Cylinder Radial With Ohc Dataporter, Jul 29, 2015 at 12:16 AM
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    4. OTHER PROJECTS - WELDING, GUNS, CLOCKS, CARS,BIKES, TRACTORS, KNIVES, WOODWORKING

      Show off projects that don't fit into the other categories above here, including woodworking projects by our members.
      Latest: 5/8-24 Threading Belliger, Aug 1, 2015 at 2:16 PM
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    5. PROJECT PLANS & DRAWINGS

      Have you made a drawing for a project? Please share it with the rest of us here.
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  5. Members' Area

    Services for our members.
    1. SITE HELP & ISSUES (Forum Issues & Announcements)

      Get help for any site problems in this forum (check out the stickies). We will also post site announcements here.
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    2. THE MEMBERS' HANGOUT (OFF-TOPIC Discussions)

      Post all off-off-topic discussions here. Please, NO POLITICS, and please be gentle! Otherwise, discuss whatever you like.
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      Latest: Not A Good Day. Sandia, Aug 1, 2015 at 8:30 PM
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    3. THE PRACTICE FORUM (Practice Your Posting Here)

      Here is a place where you can practice posting messages or photos or anything else without limits.
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      Latest: Test Post jpfabricator, Jul 29, 2015 at 9:50 AM
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    4. MEMBERS' WEB SITE LINKS

      Members of Hobby-Machinist, list your personal (non-commercial) web site in this area so that others can visit your site.
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    5. I WANT TO BUY AN ITEM I NEED (ALL Members)

      This forum is for active posters at The Hobby-Machinist who need items, either machines, tooling or other accessories that they wish to acquire. This forum is not for commercial ads or ventures.
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      Latest: L0 Back Plate Dynafoiler, Aug 1, 2015 at 9:24 AM
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    6. CLASSIFIEDS - ITEMS FOR SALE

      This forum is for Donors to The Hobby-Machinist who have spare items, either machines, tooling or other accessories that they wish to sell, trade, or give away. Others please use the Classified Ads.
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      Latest: Machines For Sale mjs128, Aug 1, 2015 at 2:53 PM
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