The Hobby-Machinist (Classic View)

  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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      Latest: Advertising Nels, May 15, 2015
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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: Beveling Pipe Chatter Issues pineyfolks, Jun 2, 2015 at 4:02 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: Machining Full-hard Hss kingmt01, Jun 2, 2015 at 4:58 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: Can I Add A Vfd After The Disconnect? bbutcher, Jun 2, 2015 at 11:25 AM
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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: Pass Around george wilson, Jun 2, 2015 at 4:47 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: Wood Machinists box at Costco kingmt01, Jun 2, 2015 at 4:38 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: rung fu clone RF-45 ZX45 cnc conversion jumps4, May 31, 2015 at 4:48 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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      Latest: CNC Workshop 2015 RonGinger, Apr 30, 2015
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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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    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: Finding Center epj, May 30, 2015 at 8:33 AM
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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: Manual Polishing Hazard *link* tertiaryjim, Jun 1, 2015 at 12:44 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: Heating The Shop Holescreek, Jun 1, 2015 at 3:16 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: Just Bought A South Bend 9c a917ndy, Jun 2, 2015 at 4:21 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: Noise Levels During High Speed Operation pdentrem, Jun 2, 2015 at 1:13 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: Cincinnati Royal Drill Press mzayd3, May 22, 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 Atrump Owners Here? toolman, May 31, 2015 at 12:24 AM
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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, May 30, 2015 at 5:43 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 6300 Or 6316 hvontres, May 27, 2015 at 11:35 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: Taig Milling Adapter On A Hf 7 X 10? natoround, May 29, 2015 at 9:42 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 1228-vf-lb Lathe Preparations brav65, Jun 2, 2015 at 4:21 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: Grizzly G0619 Owner WoodNDust, Jun 2, 2015 at 10:37 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 9x20 Up And Running wing98, Jun 1, 2015 at 6:42 PM
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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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    12. MINI-LATHE & MINI-MILL INFORMATION

      Discuss any issues dealing with other mini-lathes & mills for home workshop machinists.
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      Latest: T-nut Size lpeedin, Jun 2, 2015 at 12:04 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: New Radius Turner GarageGuy, Jun 1, 2015 at 9:51 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: Qctp AustinTom, Jun 2, 2015 at 12:09 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: Walking Beam Sidewheel Steamer JPigg55, May 31, 2015 at 11:13 PM
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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: Best Cut Off Wheels And Sawzall Blades? markknx, Jun 2, 2015 at 9:43 AM
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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: For those with no Cad Billh50, May 17, 2015
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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: Potd, Mowing The Yard coolidge, Jun 1, 2015 at 8:00 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 Thread chucky, May 14, 2015
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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: Oxygen Regulator Tony Wells, Jun 2, 2015 at 9:50 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: Xlo Head Forsale And Free Stuff Tony Wells, Jun 2, 2015 at 5:03 PM
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