THE MAIN DISCUSSION SECTION

In this category are the main topics of machining, along with the General Forum, Questions and Answers, Drawing and Layout, Electrical, and other major issues.

All About Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems

All manner of Hydraulics question, answers and projects.
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GENERAL HOME MACHINE SHOP DISCUSSIONS

This is an all-purpose general shop related discussion forum, like the ones found on other forums. There are no subforums or partitions here. It's an open machining forum. You can talk about anything that strikes you, but politics and religion. If you have specific comments, questions, or information on machine brands, please try to put them in the specific forums.
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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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ALL ABOUT MAKING GEARS & HOBBING

This forum is all about making gears and hobbing.
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ABOUT METAL FINISHING, SANDBLASTING & COATING

Interested in metal finishing. sandblasting, anodizing, plating, painting, powder coat or just polishing? Let's discuss finishing touches to the metal here.
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ALL ABOUT 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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ALL ABOUT ELECTRICAL ISSUES

This is our electrical section for discussions of power options for your machines & home shop. If you want to know about wiring, motors, VFDs and other devices, this is the place to ask.
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ALL ABOUT MACHINE ACCESSORIES

Ask about rotary tables, dividing heads, indexers, vises and the like in this forum.
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ALL ABOUT 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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ALL ABOUT 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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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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ALL ABOUT 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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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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