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    1. SITE RULES & POLICIES (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. HELP REGISTERING ON H-M, SITE HISTORY, FAQS, HOW TO SUPPORT THE SITE

    This section contains a special support forum accessible by guests, the history of the site, frequently-asked questions, and how to support The Hobby-Machinist
    1. ABOUT THE HOBBY-MACHINIST, INC.

      Read about our mission, our history, or tax-exempt status
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    2. PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR SITE - THESE PEOPLE DID!

      We gratefully acknowledge the donations of these people to keep this site running.
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    1. GENERAL DISCUSSIONS

      This is an all-purpose general discussion forum, like the ones found on other forums. You can talk about anything that strikes you, but politics and religion. If you have specific comments, please try to put them in the specific forums.
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    2. A 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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    3. GOOFS & BLUNDERS YOU SHOULD AVOID!

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    4. 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: Some Ideas for Ease of Use spumco, Apr 28, 2017 at 5:13 PM
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    5. CONVERTING A MACHINE TO CNC

      For discussions of converting manual machines to computer numeric control (CNC)
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      Latest: Cost to make a HF lathe cnc? DAT510, Apr 14, 2017
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    6. DRAWING, LAYOUT & CAD

      Discuss the layout and design of projects in this forum.
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      Latest: ISKN Slate playfulplans, Apr 23, 2017 at 12:32 PM
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    7. 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: Battery reverse polarity? RandyWilson, Apr 28, 2017 at 4:54 PM
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    8. MACHINE ACCESSORIES (Tables, Vises, Indexers)

      Ask about rotary tables, dividing heads, indexers, vises and the like in this forum.
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    9. 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: Is This Worth Restoring? Tony Wells, Apr 28, 2017 at 9:09 PM
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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: Your Favorite Micrometer? kd4gij, Apr 28, 2017 at 8:56 PM
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    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. TOOL JUNKIES - TOOLS & TOOLING (Love Tools? This Is Your Forum)

      Do you live to buy tools? Then this is your forum!
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      Latest: Large-ish bore dividing head wildo, Apr 28, 2017 at 6:53 PM
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  3. GENERAL TYPES OF METALWORKING MACHINES

    This section is for discussing different types of metalworking machines rather than specific manufacturers, which is the next section.
    1. ANTIQUE & VINTAGE 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: The LeBlond Gets a companion. vulturetransport, Apr 27, 2017 at 11:18 PM
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    2. ASIAN LATHES & MILLS

      General discussions & questions on asian-made lathes & mills.
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    3. DRILL PRESSES & SHOP PRESSES

      Discuss issues relating to drill presses and shop presses in this forum.
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    4. 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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    5. 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: Need Help Proxxon PD 400/E QuyND, Apr 28, 2017 at 7:28 AM
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    6. SHAPERS & THEIR USES

      General discussion of shapers and their uses in this forum
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      Latest: Atlas 7b tweeks Sblack, Apr 26, 2017 at 12:34 PM
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    7. TOOL GRINDERS & SURFACE GRINDERS

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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: 3D Printers Rick O'Shay, Mar 19, 2017
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    9. WATCHMAKER'S & CLOCKMAKER'S LATHES

      Discuss any issues dealing with watch & clockmaker's machines in this forum.
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  4. SPECIFIC MANUFACTURERS (Alphabetized)

    For discussions of specific manufacturers, and their machines. If you need help with a particular machine, parts, manuals, or other assistance, this is the place. Some forums contain sub-forums which are a "knowledge base" containing documentation you will find useful.
    1. ACER LATHES

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    2. ADCOCK-SHIPLEY MILLS

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    3. ATLAS, CRAFTSMAN & AA

      Discuss any issues dealing with Atlas & Atlas-Clausing lathes, drill presses, mills, etc. in this forum.
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    4. AMERICAN TOOL WORKS

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    5. BENCHMASTER MFG. CO.

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    6. BOLEY, MOORE, DERBYSHIRE, LEVIN, MOSELY, AMERICAN WATCH, BERGEON

      Watchmaker's Lathes
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    7. BOLTON LATHES

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      Latest: Bolton Lathes fwwbronco, Apr 23, 2017 at 12:50 PM
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    8. BOYAR-SCHULTZ CORP.

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    9. 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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      Latest: Myford carriage stop Ernienoatrainz, Apr 20, 2017
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    10. BRIDGEPORT MACHINES INC. & B'PORT CLONES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Bridgeport and B'port Clones in this forum.
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    11. BROWN & SHARPE MFG. CO.

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      Latest: Omniversal Mill rivettlathe, Apr 28, 2017 at 12:26 AM
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    12. BURKE-US MACHINE TOOL & BARKER MACHINES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Burke-US Machine Tool & Barker machines in this forum.
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    13. CHARTER OAK AUTOMATION MACHINES

      This is the place to discuss any issues with Charter Oak CNC Mills & Little Machine Shop machines.
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      Latest: New 12z Owner Here tlmartin84, Apr 21, 2017
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    14. CINCINNATI LATHE & TOOL CO.

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      Latest: New Hydrashift Owner Plum Creek, Apr 13, 2017
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    15. CINCINNATI MILLING MACHINE HEAVY IRON

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    16. CLAUSING-COLCHESTER & BANTAM

      Discuss any issues dealing with Clausing machines in this forum.
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      Latest: New Clausing 6913 mksj, Apr 28, 2017 at 8:29 PM
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    17. DALTON LATHES

      Discuss Dalton lathes here
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      Latest: Dalton B4 Restoration Glenn Brooks, Apr 4, 2017
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    18. DECKEL AND DECKEL TYPE MILLS

      Dismiss Deckel and Deckel-type Mills Here!
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      Latest: Hey I'm also Deckeled... rcflier, Feb 26, 2017
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    19. DIAMOND MACHINE TOOL CO.

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      Latest: Diamond Machine Model 22? markba633csi, Apr 17, 2017
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    20. DOALL SAWS

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    21. ENCO & RONG FU IMPORTS

      Discuss any issues dealing with JET, ENCO & RONG FU machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Dayton 2AC40A (RF-31?) neilking, Apr 26, 2017 at 7:15 PM
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    22. GORTON MACHINE CORPORATION

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    23. GRAZIANO LATHES

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      Latest: A Little Info Silverbullet, Jan 3, 2017
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    24. GRIZZLY INDUSTRIAL INC.

      Discuss any issues dealing with Grizzly Industrial machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Grizzly Lathes with The Prez Splat, Apr 28, 2017 at 7:43 PM
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    25. 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: Question about Harbor Freight parts situation bfd, Apr 27, 2017 at 1:54 AM
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    26. HENDEY MACHINE CO.

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      Latest: An Older Guy I Go To Church Has An Old Hendley Joe0121, Apr 23, 2017 at 9:31 PM
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    27. HERCUS LATHES

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    28. JET LATHES, MILLS, SAWS, ETC.

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      Latest: Extended Jet Lathe Back Splash DAT510, Apr 26, 2017 at 5:33 PM
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    29. JOHANNSON MILLS

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      Latest: Johannson Mills Ibboatin28, Feb 25, 2017
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    30. K.O. LEE GRINDERS

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    31. KEARNEY AND TRECKER

      Discuss Kearney and Trecker machinery here
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      Latest: 3K clutch not disengaging ja_cain, Mar 19, 2017
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    32. LAGUN MILLS & LATHES

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    33. R.K. LEBLOND MACHINE TOOL CO.

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      Latest: Junkyard find Finster, Apr 23, 2017 at 2:09 PM
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    34. LINLEY BROTHERS JIG BORERS

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      Latest: Linley Jig Bore Tinmuk, Apr 2, 2017
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    35. LODGE & SHIPLEY

      Discuss Lodge & Shipley equipment here
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      Latest: L&S Lathe markba633csi, Mar 25, 2017
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    36. MONARCH MACHINE TOOL CO.

      Discuss any issues dealing with Tormach, Monarch, and Standard-Modern machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Anybody here have a Model K? NCjeeper, Apr 28, 2017 at 2:53 AM
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    37. POWERMATIC MACHINE CO.

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      Latest: Need A Turret woodtickgreg, Jan 5, 2017
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    38. PRECISION-MATTHEWS

      Discuss any issues dealing with Precision-Matthew machines in this forum.
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    39. RIVETT LATHES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Rivett machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Rivet Lathe Collets Nogoingback, Mar 28, 2017
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    40. ROCKWELL & DELTA & AAMCO MANUFACTURING CO.

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    41. RUSNOK TOOL WORKS

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      Latest: Splines Silverbullet, Mar 27, 2017
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    42. SENECA FALLS LATHES

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      Latest: Seneca Falls Star #20 Lathe animal12, Feb 18, 2017
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    43. SHARP LATHES & MILLS

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      Latest: SHarp 1440G lathe Ken Mach, Jan 11, 2016
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    44. SCHAUBLIN, MIKRON, 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: Mikron 132 Tinmuk, Apr 2, 2017
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    45. SHELDON LATHES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Sheldon, Logan & Rockwell machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Repair Of My 15" Sheldon Lathe 4gsr, Apr 18, 2017
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    46. SHERLINE, TAIG, TITAN & SIEG MINI-MACHINES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Sherline, Taig & Sieg mini-machines in this forum.
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    47. Latest: A Little Info Nels, May 27, 2016
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    48. SMART & BROWN

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    49. SMITHY, SHOPMASTER, GRIZZLY & OTHER 3-IN-1 MACHINES

      Combination Mill/Drill/Turn with these machines
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      Latest: Smithy 409 Mill Pjblues, Apr 23, 2017 at 8:04 AM
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    50. SOUTH BEND LATHE WORKS

      Discuss any issues dealing with Southbend lathes, drill presses, mills, etc. in this forum.
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      Latest: 14 1/2 or 13? Pros and cons versus Silverbullet, Apr 28, 2017 at 5:02 PM
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    51. STANDARD MODERN LATHES INC.

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      Latest: Utilathe headstock disassembly Paxx, Apr 3, 2017
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    52. TORMACH CNC

      Discus Tormach Personal CNC Machines Here!
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    53. TREE TOOL AND DIE WORKS

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      Latest: Anyone Familiar With Tree 2uvrc? 4gsr, Apr 10, 2016
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    54. VAN NORMAN MILLS & LATHES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Van Norman & Cincinnati heavy iron in this forum.
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    55. WARNER-SWASEY

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      Latest: Warner Swasey No. 2 ! Cadillac STS, Oct 1, 2016
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    56. WEILER LATHES

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    57. WELLS-INDEX CORP.

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      Latest: Index Model 645 Mill FOMOGO, Apr 25, 2017 at 11:32 PM
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    58. VARIOUS OTHER BRANDS OF MACHINERY

      Discuss any issues dealing with brands of machines not covered by the other forums.
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      Latest: Olivetti T6 Drill Machine Nogoingback, Apr 25, 2017 at 2:34 PM
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    1. CALL-A-FRIEND

      No, it isn't the million dollar answer. It's a list of people who are willing to have you call them on the telephone to get help with your machining problems. PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER. DO THIS IN PM TO THE PERSON WHO CONTACTS YOU!
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      Latest: Ct. Area Help Line CPL_Guimonster, Jan 23, 2017
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    2. CAN I BORROW A BOOK?

      A forum for loaning, selling and discussing your old machining-related books.
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    3. CAN YOU LOAN ME A TOOL?

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      Latest: Need a MT2 Reamer Silverbullet, Mar 25, 2017
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    4. CAN YOU MAKE SOMETHING FOR ME?

      You need a part or some tooling. You can't or don't want to make it. Maybe someone here can do it for you.
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    5. CAN YOU HELP ME FIND SOMETHING?

      Are you looking for a part for your machine? A particular accessory? Ask in this forum.
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      Latest: Myford VMF mill Clogs, Apr 28, 2017 at 5:44 AM
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    6. HOBBY SHOWS & OTHER EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

      Post hobby, machinery, crafts and other shows and related events in this forum.
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      Latest: North American Model Engine Expo Sleddog, Apr 24, 2017 at 8:24 PM
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    7. 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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    8. MENTORS & APPRENTICES -- SIGN UP HERE TO GIVE HELP OR RECEIVE HELP!

      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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    9. METALS EXCHANGE

      Want to exchange some brass for steel? Some steel for delrin? Do it here! NO SALES OR CASH HERE PLEASE! SALES ONLY IN THE CLASSIFIED SECTION PLEASE.
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      Latest: 3/16" A36 Flat Bar intjonmiller, Aug 18, 2016
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    10. MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES

      Anything that doesn't fit into the above categories should be post here.
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      Latest: Any Machinists Apps You Like? darkzero, Apr 13, 2017
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    11. PLACE CRAIGSLIST ADS HERE

      Found a great deal on CRAIGSLIST? Please post it here!
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      Latest: Apparently almost new Rivet lathe westsailpat, Apr 28, 2017 at 11:39 AM
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    12. PLACE EBAY ADS HERE

      Place EBAY ads of interest to hobby-machinists in this forum!
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    13. PLACE OTHER AUCTION SITE LISTINGS HERE

      Place ads other than Ebay or Craigslist Here
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      Latest: Die Filers on CL - St. George Utah area Silverbullet, Apr 22, 2017 at 4:30 PM
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    14. WEB DEALS, COUPONS & DISCOUNT CODES

      Visit this forum to save money on your purchases!
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      Latest: Zoro 25% off through 3/30/17 BFHammer, Mar 29, 2017
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    1. BOATS & WATER CRAFT

      For those who make parts for their boats and water craft.
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      Latest: Home Away From Home westsailpat, Apr 11, 2017
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    2. CLASSIC CARS & TRUCKS

      For those who make parts for classic cars!
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      Latest: Mopar Disc Brakes dlane, Apr 21, 2017
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    3. CLOCKS & HOROLOGY

      Did you build a clock or work on another horology project? Show it off here.
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    4. GUNSMITHING & FIREARMS

      Show us your gunsmithing & firearm projects and accessories here. Discuss any topics regarding gunsmithing here.
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      Latest: ruger m77 question Silverbullet, Apr 28, 2017 at 2:51 PM
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    5. INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES

      Discuss internal combustion engines here!
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      Latest: Getting Started MontanaAardvark, Mar 31, 2017
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    6. MEMBERS PROJECTS - POST YOUR PROJECTS HERE!

      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: Custom Bicycle rwm, Apr 28, 2017 at 9:10 PM
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    7. KNIFEMAKING

      Show us your knifemaking projects and accessories here. Discuss any topics regarding knifemaking here.
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      Latest: Grinding Bevels using a Mill? FanMan, Apr 4, 2017
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    8. MODERATOR PROJECTS

      Projects and More Projects as done by the Moderator Team (only)
      Latest: Building a Pulse EDM machine mark_f, Apr 26, 2017 at 8:35 PM
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    9. MOTORCYCLES & BICYCLES

      Did you do a project on a motorcycle or bicycle? Show it off here.
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    10. PROJECT OF THE DAY --- WHAT DID YOU DO IN YOUR SHOP TODAY?

      What project did you work on in your shop today? Please post it here!
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    11. PLANES & HELICOPTERS

      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: My Friends Shop Next Door grumpygator, Apr 28, 2017 at 8:27 PM
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    12. PROJECT PLANS & DRAWINGS

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