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by thunderskunk
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What kind of tap set???
Replies: 31
Views: 2280

Re: What kind of tap set???

I was young and dumb and bought “the most expensive tap and die set at the dollar store” as they say. I figured if I’m going to buy cheap taps, I’d better have every single one. Probably $200 from a car parts store. Every one of those was scrap. I couldn’t chase threads in soft materials with the da...
by thunderskunk
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: CMM chassis for great DIY cnc build: $300
Replies: 9
Views: 2939

Re: CMM chassis for great DIY cnc build: $300

My local place for that is Rock of Ages, a golden standard when it comes to granite plates and resurfacing. If they can relap it, I might come out on top, but for a full regrind it’ll cost as much as a new plate minus the material. If I had a use for the threaded bushings it would be worth it. I’m s...
by thunderskunk
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: CMM chassis for great DIY cnc build: $300
Replies: 9
Views: 2939

Re: CMM chassis for great DIY cnc build: $300

It’s now scrap, last call. Can’t get cheaper than “free.”
by thunderskunk
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What have we learned?
Replies: 1
Views: 1492

Re: What have we learned?

Someone had an idea where they stole the core code of Facebook and made a registry of locomotives and owners. Somewhere to dump all the pictures you could and basic info.
by thunderskunk
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: What happened to Don Cossitt?
Replies: 2
Views: 1408

Re: What happened to Don Cossitt?

I’m still wondering which is worse; knowing the government controls propaganda or having no clue who’s pulling the strings.
by thunderskunk
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: CMM chassis for great DIY cnc build: $300
Replies: 9
Views: 2939

Re: CMM chassis for great DIY cnc build: $300

Mike Walsh wrote:Be one heck of a 3d printer too.
I’m a terrible salesman, but I gotta believe it’d be overkill for 3D printing.
by thunderskunk
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: CMM chassis for great DIY cnc build: $300
Replies: 9
Views: 2939

Re: CMM chassis for great DIY cnc build: $300

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by thunderskunk
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: CMM chassis for great DIY cnc build: $300
Replies: 9
Views: 2939

CMM chassis for great DIY cnc build: $300

Hey gents, What you have here is a fine piece of metrology history: this was an old Mitutoyo manual CMM with semi-automatic functions. Super weird design. I thought I was going to restore it, but I bought a Renishaw Equator that’s not from the Cold War era. As a bonus, it actually functions. Anyways...
by thunderskunk
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IMTS 2020 Canceled
Replies: 1
Views: 1083

Re: IMTS 2020 Canceled

They advertise in all the trade magazines, and I wondered if they would be greedy enough to actually have 130,000 individuals NOT at the required distance, and some Trumpies refusing to wear masks! What does whether you do or don’t like Trump have to do with wearing a mask? It was the right decisio...
by thunderskunk
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: 3 in 1 Machine - How Do You Move This 507 lb Machine?
Replies: 32
Views: 16601

3 in 1 Machine - How Do You Move This 507 lb Machine?

I really hope the OP figured this out; 6 years is a long time to do all your machining in the prone from the floor.
by thunderskunk
Thu May 28, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Paint help
Replies: 27
Views: 9837

Re: Paint help

Greg, I’ve decided to stay away from All Rustoleum paint. I’ve found that it chips badly at the slightest impact with any metal object. Frustrating how easily it chips, and how big the flakes are that pop off the surface. No more for me! Alternatantly, when I refinished my Ottaway, couple years ago...