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  • As some of you know, I have wanted to stop managing H-M for some time. It's a tremendous strain on my personal life. I want to set up my own shop. In September, September 15, to be exact, it will be 8 years that Hobby-Machinist has been in existence.

    I have been training VTCNC to run things here. Dabbler is going to learn too. I feel that they are ready to start taking over the operation. I will be here to help in case they need, but I don't think they will. Tony Wells is and will be here also to consult with. I will be doing backups, upgrades, and installing addons. Other than that, I will not be around. I am leaving this place in good operating condition, and financial condition.
    --Nelson
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GENERAL TYPES OF METALWORKING MACHINES

This section is for discussing different types of metalworking machines rather than specific manufacturers, which is the next section.
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ASIAN LATHES & MILLS

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

Discuss issues relating to drill presses.
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860
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860

SHOP PRESSES

Discuss issues relating to shop presses in this forum.
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22
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276
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22
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276

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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90
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90
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1,162

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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207
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207
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SHAPERS & THEIR USES

General discussion of shapers and their uses in this forum
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62
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774

TOOL GRINDERS & SURFACE GRINDERS

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131
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3D PRINTERS

Discuss the use and operation of 3D Printers in the home shop in this forum
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45
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505
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WATCHMAKER'S & CLOCKMAKER'S LATHES

Discuss any issues dealing with watch & clockmaker's machines in this forum.
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