The Hobby-Machinist

  1. The Friendly Machinist Forum® 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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      Latest: User Guide For Xenforo Nels, Mar 1, 2015 at 7:32 PM
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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: Cad Software. markknx, Mar 3, 2015 at 11:32 PM
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    2. 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: Happy To Help- Santa Monica gt40, Mar 1, 2015 at 8:57 PM
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    3. 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.
      Latest: Low Point On Milled Surface Zoltan, Mar 4, 2015 at 10:10 AM
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    4. MACHINE ACCESSORIES

      Ask about rotary tables, dividing heads, indexers, vises and the like in this forum.
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      Latest: Picked up a couple vices at an estate sale. ebgb68, Mar 3, 2015 at 10:00 PM
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    5. 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: Good video on PPE rock_breaker, Mar 4, 2015 at 1:41 AM
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    6. ELECTRICAL ISSUES - POWERING YOUR MACHINES & SHOP (Phase Converters, VFDS, Wiring)

      This is our electrical section for discussions of power options for your machines & home shop.
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      Latest: Rotary Phase question fast freddie, Mar 3, 2015 at 11:15 PM
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    7. CNC IN THE HOME SHOP -- DISCUSS USING CNC IN YOUR HOME SHOP HERE!

      If you have or want CNC in your home shop, this is the forum for you!
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      Latest: PM-45M-CNC Setup and Configuration with Mach3 Boswell, Mar 3, 2015 at 9:12 PM
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    8. 3D PRINTERS

      Discuss the use and operation of 3D Printers in the home shop in this forum
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      Latest: OpenBeam Kossel Pro compsurge, Feb 20, 2015
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    9. MACHINE RESTORATION & WAY SCRAPING (Rebuilding Old Machines)

      Learn methods of restoring a machine to new or better performance through precision scraping of ways in this forum!
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      Latest: Restoring a New Hand Plane to Accuracy Ulma Doctor, Mar 2, 2015 at 11:04 AM
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    10. 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: Surface plate safe silicone solvent obsolete_aok, Mar 3, 2015 at 8:08 AM
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    11. TOOL JUNKIES - TOOLS & TOOLING

      Do you live to buy tools? Then this is your forum!
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      Latest: Resurfacing Old Milling Vise? george wilson, Mar 4, 2015 at 8:49 AM
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    12. HOBBY SHOWS & OTHER EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

      Post hobby, machinery, crafts and other shows and related events in this forum.
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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: Flat belt drive with some ooomph!! mcostello, Mar 3, 2015 at 11:09 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: Well, looks like I've got an Atlas 10x36! great white, Mar 4, 2015 at 9:27 AM
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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: Van Norman #16 MonumentMan, Feb 19, 2015
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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: Any Experiance/Opinions on RoundTower mill? Nels, Feb 26, 2015 at 7:22 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: Mbfrontier's Logan 200 Rehab MBfrontier, Mar 4, 2015 at 9:15 AM
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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-col. 13x36 Threading Problem MattM, Mar 4, 2015 at 8:54 AM
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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: Harbor Freight mini mill Boot, Mar 2, 2015 at 9:27 AM
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    8. PRECISION-MATTHEWS

      Discuss any issues dealing with Precision-Matthew machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Pm 1340 Set Up Electrical Help tmarks11, Mar 3, 2015 at 8:18 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: G0509g 16x40 Drool Thread coolidge, Mar 4, 2015 at 1:07 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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      Latest: Enco Mill Drill Zx-40 Head Oil Leak Big Bob, Mar 4, 2015 at 2:15 AM
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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: 1948 - Köping S8 hydguy, Mar 3, 2015 at 4:11 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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  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: Home Made T-slot Cutter Gets Work Out cathead, Mar 4, 2015 at 10:04 AM
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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: Home made Fly Cutter darkzero, Mar 4, 2015 at 12:00 AM
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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: I'm making a Halo !! Tony Wells, Mar 4, 2015 at 9:27 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.
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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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      Latest: Tool Plans On Website timvercoe, Mar 2, 2015 at 10:07 PM
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  5. Members' Area

    Services for our members.
    1. NEW MEMBER INTRODUCTIONS & WELCOMES (Please Post Your Introduction Here!)

      Please introduce yourself in this forum. Tell us: a)your experience level; b)machines you own, if any; c)your interests; and d)why you joined the site.
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      Latest: Introduction Of Redchevy79 bpratl, Mar 4, 2015 at 5:14 AM
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    2. 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: Videos darkzero, Mar 4, 2015 at 3:46 AM
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    3. 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: Bob Beckett Bill Gruby, Mar 4, 2015 at 7:16 AM
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    4. 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: Photo Test MBfrontier, Mar 4, 2015 at 4:58 AM
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    5. 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: Please post your personal web sites here! Ulma Doctor, Mar 1, 2015 at 9:56 PM
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    6. 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: Wtb 3c Collets Ed ke6bnl, Mar 4, 2015 at 9:49 AM
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    7. 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: Bearings Bearings Bearings davidh, Mar 4, 2015 at 9:52 AM
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