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    Tapered reamer for coring?

    I shared in the purchase and agreed with John’s rationale on minimum taper as having a lot of merit. However, I was only able to manage to complete a couple on my CueSmith Deluxe. The tool has a righthand spiral, 3 flutes. I had a lot of problems with the flutes digging themselves in and locking...
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    Lannoo linear lathe

    Try this old ebay listing for pics Mac Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Wood pins

    Found this one on fleaBay: No financial interest, just FYI. HIH Mac Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Wood pins

    Live tooling would work better and give cleaner threads than a die. Seems like I have seen 1/2-10 dies somewhere, and if I can dig up that info I’ll share it. I think most woodworking sites sell 1/2-8 though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Something I’ve never seen

    Ah! A penalty. Thanks for the explanation, Bob. Amazing that Caudron came of that pretty deep hole and went on to win. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Something I’ve never seen

    I just watched the Kozoom/Youtube AGIPI 2013 match of Jaspers vs Caudron. In the 12th inning while in a run, still his turn at the table and leading 34-3, Jaspers said something to the referee and sat down. Balls were spotted and Caudron got to break. I’ve never seen this option before. Can...
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    USPS is close to being a third world delivery service now

    Hallelujah! I used their customer service ‘Find My Package’ - and it actually paid off, they found and my Jan 29 package arrived Mar 11. Amazing. Sometimes things actually work out! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    USPS is close to being a third world delivery service now

    Have one, Mich to Ohio, sent Priority, in transit since end of Jan. Lost, presumably. Nice piece of Masur Birch. Shameful. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Very thin plastic sheets?

    Maybe office supplies - page dividers? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Live center question

    If you are using Mach3, (I presume Mach4 would offer the same option.) one option is to leave the piece as it normally would be - no special tailstock- and use the ‘Formulas’ feature to adjust your depth of cut to follow the taper, Dave. I use the inlay’s X center point as X0, Z0 and then enable...
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    DC motor recomendation

    Yes, thanks, Dave. Royce, and indeed one of classiest and for sure smartest guys around. We miss a lot from his passing Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    DC motor recomendation

    Dave, yes, people have, and I do, use steppers in continuous rotation. You set the output not as ‘A’ axis, but spindle. Damn poor with names, but the ‘OB Cues’ guy, VERY strong in motor applications, addressed it a couple years ago. Can provide more detailed explanation if needed. Mac Sent...
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    Deco Cue taper bar for sale

    Just picked up a Cuesmith deluxe, no need for this taper bar system now. All parts are there, to best of my knowledge, just as it was removed in working order from my other lathe. Looking for $500 plus shipping. PM if interested. Thanks, Mac (attached a pic - not sure if I did it right...
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    Bob Strange passed away

    I am very sad to report that the weekend Lansing State Journal had this information: "Robert C. Strange of Delta Township a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away December 2, 2014. Bob was born January 11, 1931 in Oneida Township, Eaton Co., MI to the late Harold...
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    Spindle for inlay work

    I'm in the 'design' phase (OK, day-dreaming mode ...) on building a CNC inlay set up. I've reviewed some of the designs shown in recent threads and have a fair idea of what I need for the basic mechanics of the system. (and thank you to those who contributed expertise) I'm not sure about the...