The Hobby-Machinist

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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: End Mill Sharpening Attempt derf, Feb 6, 2016 at 11:45 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: Drill Press Clearance Problem Bill Gruby, Feb 7, 2016 at 9:36 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: Dc Motor And Controller Wiring Help Needed jim18655, Feb 7, 2016 at 12:05 AM
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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: New To Me Lathe Prvomajska Tnp 200b Miroslav, Feb 7, 2016 at 4:19 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 toolroom, Feb 7, 2016 at 8:09 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? TommyD, Feb 4, 2016 at 8:33 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: Pictures of things made in Home Shop CNC Metal, Feb 6, 2016 at 5:13 PM
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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: Cheap End Mills BGHansen, Feb 7, 2016 at 9:46 AM
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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: Tom Senior / Maho Vertical Mill Spindle Mod rhynardt, Feb 7, 2016 at 8:27 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 at 9:55 AM
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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.... Billh50, Feb 7, 2016 at 8:32 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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  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. Paul in OKC, Feb 6, 2016 at 10:14 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: Optical Rpm Sensing The Liberal Arts Garage, Feb 6, 2016 at 8:09 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 2mi Made In Uk roverguy, Feb 7, 2016 at 3:53 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: Bridgey J Head T Bolts Measurements? Uglydog, Feb 7, 2016 at 8:46 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: Need Help For Damaged Logan David VanNorman, Feb 6, 2016 at 10:44 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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    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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    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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    9. PRECISION-MATTHEWS

      Discuss any issues dealing with Precision-Matthew machines in this forum.
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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: Grizzly G1004 Vertical Knee Mill By Don Kinzers Nels, Feb 7, 2016 at 9:41 AM
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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 13x36 Lathe ? Plas62, Feb 7, 2016 at 9:19 AM
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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 Murgie, Feb 7, 2016 at 8:51 AM
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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 Dividing Head Disassembly Evanmetal99, Feb 5, 2016 at 8:38 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 at 10:53 AM
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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: Rebuilding The 9x20 Nels, Jan 31, 2016
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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: Baldor Grinder 4gsr, Feb 3, 2016 at 9:26 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: Micke's Vintage Munktell Lathe FOMOGO, Feb 6, 2016 at 8:27 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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    2. DISCOUNT CODES -- ENCO, HF & OTHERS

      Visit this SubForum to save money on your purchases!
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      Latest: Enco 20% Off Today Only alloy, Jan 25, 2016
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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: Excello Knee Mill Seattle Best Offer NCjeeper, Feb 6, 2016 at 4:43 AM
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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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    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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      Latest: Rigging Needed (in Spring) Buffalo Ny Metal, Feb 3, 2016 at 9:41 AM
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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: Renegade Prints (build Has Begun) Bill Gruby, Feb 7, 2016 at 9:19 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: Mark Stratton Book Cavallino, Feb 7, 2016 at 4:49 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: A Simple, Compact Rotary Broach Tony Wells, Feb 6, 2016 at 2:42 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 BRIAN, Feb 7, 2016 at 1:04 AM
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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 2, 2016 at 4:27 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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      Latest: Pump Oil Can Prints Billh50, Feb 7, 2016 at 7:53 AM
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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: First Aluminum Weld Project royesses, Feb 7, 2016 at 2:34 AM
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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: Coming Up With Intermediate Gear Ratios Forty Niner, Feb 4, 2016 at 4:01 AM
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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: Let's See Your Tractors TommyD, Feb 6, 2016 at 7:25 AM
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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: New Post In Grumpy Old Cusses TommyD, Feb 5, 2016 at 5:14 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 at 8:13 AM
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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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    4. SITE SUPPORTERS

      We gratefully acknowledge the donations of these people to keep this site running.
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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: Metal Stock Exchange...? EmilioG, Feb 4, 2016 at 3:36 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: They'll Put Anything In Vending Machines jpfabricator, Feb 7, 2016 at 8:20 AM
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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 at 6:39 AM
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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: Machinist Workshop Article Bill Gruby, Feb 6, 2016 at 7:50 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: Mill Or Drill Tooling I Won't Use . sgisler, Feb 7, 2016 at 9:04 AM
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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: The Trading Store ? EmilioG, Feb 5, 2016 at 5:30 AM
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