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  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, MISSION, & ADVERTISING INFO (Please Read The 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: An Unusual Project Rick_B, Feb 11, 2016 at 1:32 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: Question On Shipping Inexpensive Items ? John Hasler, Feb 11, 2016 at 4:05 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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      Latest: Baldor Motor No Tags Ulma Doctor, Feb 10, 2016 at 11:01 PM
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    4. 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: Enco 92030 Lathe Help COPE 19, Feb 8, 2016 at 6:20 AM
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    5. 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: Econemy Thread Wire's Bill Gruby, Feb 11, 2016 at 8:12 AM
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    6. DRAWING, LAYOUT & CAD

      Discuss the layout and design of projects in this forum.
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      Latest: What Do You Use To Draw/design Projects? TOOLMASTER, Feb 10, 2016 at 10:00 PM
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    7. 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: Emco Concept Mill 55 Problems Squeak911, Feb 11, 2016 at 11:59 AM
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    8. TOOL JUNKIES - TOOLS & TOOLING

      Do you live to buy tools? Then this is your forum!
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      Latest: "proper" Way To Store Drills In An Index (?) High-Side, Feb 11, 2016 at 12:10 PM
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    9. MACHINE ACCESSORIES

      Ask about rotary tables, dividing heads, indexers, vises and the like in this forum.
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      Latest: Wohlhaupter Boring Head Arbor mmcmdl, Feb 9, 2016 at 1:25 AM
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    10. HOBBY SHOWS & OTHER EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

      Post hobby, machinery, crafts and other shows and related events in this forum.
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      Latest: Cabin Fever 2016 mmcmdl, Feb 1, 2016
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    11. 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.... FOMOGO, Feb 9, 2016 at 9:09 AM
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    12. 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: Bedroom Machine Shop Build wildo, Feb 8, 2016 at 1:37 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: New One. atunguyd, Feb 8, 2016 at 12:02 AM
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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: Atlas 10f - Qc42 Lathe wa5cab, Feb 11, 2016 at 3:45 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: Vn No 10 Mill On Ebay Manderioli, Feb 11, 2016 at 11:23 AM
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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: New Mill... Broken Gib centech, Feb 11, 2016 at 1:35 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: Need Help For Damaged Logan CluelessNewB, Feb 10, 2016 at 8:50 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: Help Needed: Clausing 111 Power Crossfeed Key. 34_40, Feb 8, 2016 at 6:02 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: Success And Setbacks On The Cm 12x37 barkoguru, Feb 11, 2016 at 3:56 PM
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    8. BURKE-US MACHINE TOOL & BARKER MACHINES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Burke-US Machine Tool & Barker machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Recently Purchased Milltite Mill alloy, Feb 10, 2016 at 1:43 PM
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    9. PRECISION-MATTHEWS

      Discuss any issues dealing with Precision-Matthew machines in this forum.
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      Latest: What Resolution On Dro Scales For A Pm-932? ycroosh, Feb 11, 2016 at 3:56 PM
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    10. BOXFORD, MYFORD, DENFORD VICEROY, EMCO & UNIMAT MACHINES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Boxford, Denford, Myford, Enco & Unimat machines in this forum.
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    11. GRIZZLY INDUSTRIAL INC.

      Discuss any issues dealing with Grizzly Industrial machines in this forum.
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      Latest: New G0759 Owner - New Guy Questions wrmiller, Feb 11, 2016 at 1:38 PM
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    12. SHERLINE, TAIG & SIEG MINI-MACHINES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Sherline, Taig & Sieg mini-machines in this forum.
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    13. JET, ENCO & RONG FU IMPORTS

      Discuss any issues dealing with JET, ENCO & RONG FU machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Enco 9x20 Won't Run In Reverse ferlum, Feb 11, 2016 at 12:32 PM
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    14. SCHAUBLIN, DECKEL, MIKRON, SMART & BROWN, POLAMCO, & MISAL

      Discuss any issues dealing with Schaublin, Deckel, Mikron, Smart & Brown, Polamco Misal and other similar European machines here
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      Latest: Bought A Schaublin 135 rcflier, Feb 6, 2016 at 12:50 PM
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    15. TORMACH, MONARCH & STANDARD-MODERN MACHINES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Tormach, Monarch, and Standard-Modern machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Id This Monarch mdevers, Feb 7, 2016 at 9:08 PM
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    16. TREE, SMART & BROWN, WELLS-INDEX & B&S MACHINES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Wells-Index, Tree, Rivett & B&S machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Rivet Lathe Collets Glenn Brooks, Jan 6, 2016
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    17. CHARTER OAK AUTOMATION & LITTLE MACHINE SHOP PRODUCTS

      This is the place to discuss any issues with Charter Oak CNC Mills & Little Machine Shop machines.
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      Latest: Recent Changes At Charter Oak coolidge, Feb 6, 2016 at 10:14 PM
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    18. HARDINGE, GORTON, RUSNOK & BENCHMASTER

      Discuss any issues dealing with Hardinge, Gorton, Rusnok & Benchmaster machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Hardinge lathe type ? mmcmdl, Feb 8, 2016 at 11:04 PM
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    19. OTHER BRANDS OF MACHINERY

      Discuss any issues dealing with brands of machines not covered by the other forums.
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      Latest: The Denbigh Mill drom68, Feb 3, 2016
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    1. MINI-LATHE & MINI-MILL INFORMATION

      Whether it is a 7x10, 9x12, or 11x26, discuss any issues on mini-lathes and mini-mill counterparts in this forum.
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      Latest: Stiffening A Mini Lathe Bed petcnc, Feb 10, 2016 at 10:50 AM
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    2. DRILL PRESSES & SHOP PRESSES

      Discuss issues relating to drill presses and shop presses in this forum.
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      Latest: My Shop Press. kvt, Feb 5, 2016 at 8:29 PM
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    3. HORIZONTAL SAWS & BANDSAWS

      We all have a horizontal saw (4x6) or band saw in our shops. Here is the place to discuss these tools.
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      Latest: Home Made Band Saw + Modifications cathead, Feb 6, 2016 at 11:07 AM
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    4. TOOL GRINDERS & SURFACE GRINDERS

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      Latest: Newby Needs Opinions JimDawson, Feb 8, 2016 at 7:19 PM
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    5. 3 IN 1 MACHINES

      Combination Mill/Drill/Turn with these machines
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    6. 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: Morey No. 3 Turret Lathe: Buy, Or Not? T Bredehoft, Feb 11, 2016 at 9:09 AM
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  4. Resources for Hobby-Machinists

    Resources for Hobby-Machinists
    1. MENTORS -- PLEASE SIGN UP HERE TO HELP OTHERS!

      H-M is all about HELPING OTHERS. If you are willing to MENTOR someone less experienced in your area, please sign up here!
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      Latest: Please read: Mentors-- sign up here! jalexl, Feb 9, 2016 at 2:11 PM
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    2. DISCOUNT CODES -- ENCO, HF & OTHERS

      Visit this SubForum to save money on your purchases!
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      Latest: Online Metals 20% Off Thru Feb 16 2016 royesses, Feb 11, 2016 at 3:25 PM
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    3. GREAT DEALS ON CRAIGSLIST, EBAY, ETC.

      Found a great deal on CRAIGSLIST, EBAY or someplace else? Please post it here!
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      Latest: Index Milling Machine Public Surplus Uc Berkley mxr662, Feb 10, 2016 at 11:04 PM
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    4. CAN I BORROW A BOOK?

      A forum for loaning, selling and discussing your old machining-related books.
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      Latest: Recommended books Steve Shannon, Feb 8, 2016 at 11:54 PM
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    5. MACHINE PICKUPS & RIGGERS AVAILABLE & NEEDED

      Request help or offer transport for picking up and/or moving machinery not local to you.
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    6. MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES

      Anything that doesn't fit into the above categories should be post here.
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  5. 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: New Home For Bandsaw JR49, Feb 11, 2016 at 11:45 AM
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    2. GUNSMITHING & FIREARMS

      Show us your gunsmithing & firearm projects and accessories here. Discuss any topics regarding gunsmithing here.
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      Latest: Ar15 Lower: Jumping In n3480h, Feb 11, 2016 at 10:54 AM
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    3. SHOP-MADE TOOLING

      Did you make some tooling for the machines in your shop? Show it off here.
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      Latest: Another mini chuck key... dlane, Feb 11, 2016 at 1:07 AM
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    4. 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 kvt, Feb 9, 2016 at 5:12 PM
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    5. MOTORCYCLES & BICYCLES

      Did you do a project on a motorcycle or bicycle? Show it off here.
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      Latest: Motorcycle Parts bonneblktrk, Feb 8, 2016 at 9:07 PM
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    6. PROJECT PLANS & DRAWINGS

      Have you made a drawing for a project? Please share it with the rest of us here.
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    7. WELDING & CASTING

      Whether Mig, Tig, Acetylene, Brazing, discuss all aspects of welding techniques and projects in this forum. Also for discussions of sand and other casting techniques for making machine and project castings.
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      Latest: Rod Storage? W6PUG, Feb 8, 2016 at 2:43 PM
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    8. CLOCKS & HOROLOGY

      Did you build a clock or work on another horology project? Show it off here.
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      Latest: Clock WMello, Feb 7, 2016 at 4:58 PM
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    9. TRACTORS, KNIVES, WOODWORKING

      Show off projects that don't fit into the other categories above here, including woodworking projects by our members.
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      Latest: Reclaimed Wood Toolbox, Mostly ch2co, Feb 11, 2016 at 2:23 PM
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    10. CLASSIC CARS, PLANES, TRAINS, HELICOPTERS & ROCKETS

      Did you do a project on a classic car, plane, train, helicopter or rocket? Show it off here. How did you do it?
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      Latest: Show us your big old classic Trucks furpo, Feb 7, 2016 at 9:29 AM
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  6. Members' Area

    Services for our members.
    1. H-M GROUPS YOU MAY WANT TO JOIN

      These are social groups of members who have something in common. You may want to join. Check them out.
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      Latest: Want To Be Part Of This. Uglydog, Feb 7, 2016 at 10:21 AM
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    2. 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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      Latest: My Site mmcmdl, Feb 1, 2016
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    3. 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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      Latest: Sayings toolroom, Feb 4, 2016
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    4. SITE SUPPORTERS

      We gratefully acknowledge the donations of these people to keep this site running.
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      Latest: Nothing To Hide On This Site... Nels, Feb 10, 2016 at 8:52 AM
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    5. SUGGESTION BOX

      Hobby-Machinist is a great site, BUT there are ALWAYS ways to make it better. we want to hear YOUR suggestions.
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      Latest: Request For A Sub-forum The Liberal Arts Garage, Feb 8, 2016 at 10:32 PM
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    6. 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: Why ? ch2co, Feb 11, 2016 at 2:27 PM
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    7. 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 Download Of Video BRIAN, Feb 7, 2016 at 12:51 AM
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    8. THE PRAYER CHAPEL (Offer Prayers For Those In Need!)

      This site is not just a site, it is a community of friends. This forum is not about machining or related topics, but for members to ask for and send prayers and special intentions, or those close to you who you feel could use some prayers (or positive thoughts). This is non-denominational. Everyone just needs a hand sometimes. Let's give it to them.
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      Latest: Prayers For My Wife Sandy Billh50, Feb 1, 2016
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  7. Buying & Selling

    Active members buy and sell here.
    1. WANTED

      This forum is for members who need items, either machines, tooling or other accessories. This forum is not for commercial ads or ventures.
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      Latest: Wtb: Bed Clamp Plate For Sb 13" Steady Rest Rick_B, Feb 10, 2016 at 3:04 PM
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    2. SERVICES

      If you need a machinist to make a part, or do overflow work, please post it here.
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      Latest: South Texas Mill Work Needed jneidig, Jan 25, 2016
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    3. Latest: 2 Lathes And A Milling Machine tcraig, Feb 11, 2016 at 3:54 PM
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    4. THE TRADING POST

      This is the place to TRADE machinery and tools you cannot use for ones you can. No cash in here please.
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      Latest: F E Reed 14" Working Lathe LucknowKen, Feb 11, 2016 at 3:09 PM
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