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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      Latest: User Guide For Xenforo Nels, Mar 1, 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: Quickly Aligning A Four Jaw Lathe Chuck stupoty, Apr 28, 2015 at 1:20 AM
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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: What Is Your Choice In Air Compressor Lucky 13, Apr 28, 2015 at 12:20 AM
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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: New 2.2 Vfd For My Mill John Hasler, Apr 27, 2015 at 9:52 PM
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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: End Of An Era... hman, Apr 28, 2015 at 12:28 AM
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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: Da 400 Collets? toolman, Apr 27, 2015 at 10:48 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: PM-45M-CNC Setup and Configuration with Mach3 damo green, Apr 27, 2015 at 11:34 PM
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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: Baraboo Gas And Steam Show atwatterkent, Apr 26, 2015 at 7:53 PM
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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: Shopping For Old Dp..which? mattthemuppet, Apr 28, 2015 at 1:56 AM
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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: Dro Z Axis - Quill Or Head? Navy Chief, Apr 27, 2015 at 1:52 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: Shop Lighting Commentary cathead, Apr 24, 2015 at 2:25 PM
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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: Photos Of Old Workshop 100 Years Ago DougD, Apr 27, 2015 at 8:48 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 South Bend 8k- Collet & Dro Recommendations MSD0, Apr 27, 2015 at 11:11 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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    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 Dividing Head Index Assembly Uglydog, Apr 27, 2015 at 4:01 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: Bridgeport Rotary Table Questions? seasicksteve, Apr 26, 2015 at 7:22 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: Logan 200??? Or ??? stupoty, Apr 28, 2015 at 1:27 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: Older Clausing Lathe wa5cab, Apr 27, 2015 at 1:15 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: Dro Jumping Around? unioncreek, Apr 27, 2015 at 4:40 PM
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    8. PRECISION-MATTHEWS

      Discuss any issues dealing with Precision-Matthew machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Taking the CNC Plunge TomS, Apr 28, 2015 at 12:42 AM
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    9. GRIZZLY INDUSTRIAL INC.

      Discuss any issues dealing with Grizzly Industrial machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Cnc Options For The G0704? arizonavideo, Apr 28, 2015 at 12:23 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: Advice On A Jet 16 Mill/drill stupoty, Apr 28, 2015 at 12:52 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: Dalton B4 Restoration mark_f, Apr 27, 2015 at 6:12 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: New Project --- "The Catfish Reaper" Bill Gruby, Apr 27, 2015 at 6:25 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: Chip Containment mattthemuppet, Apr 28, 2015 at 2:12 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: Twin Cylinder Steam Engine Patrick, Apr 26, 2015 at 9:37 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.
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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: Trammels - drawing Kwikfab, Apr 27, 2015 at 12:35 AM
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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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      Latest: How Do I Cancel An Unposted Reply? wa5cab, Apr 28, 2015 at 2:15 AM
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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: I Know My Son's A Machinist Uglydog, Apr 27, 2015 at 9:01 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: Testy caveBob, Apr 21, 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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      Latest: My Blogg jmh8743, Apr 16, 2015
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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: Want To Buy Collet Closer For Clausing 13x36 jmhoying, Apr 27, 2015 at 3:39 PM
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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: Lathe For Sale wa5cab, Apr 28, 2015 at 2:42 AM
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