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04-12-2014 04:21 PM

Show me your CNC machine! - 82 replies

Do you own or use a CNC machine?Are you building one? Or have you built one? Here’s your chance to show it off! Here’s the one I’m building This will be a 4-axis machine X,Y,Z and a rotary A axis.Trying my best to afford an automatic tool changing spindle, but, we’ll see how that goes.Currently, I’m assemb...

12-20-2012 04:01 PM

Sharpening Lathe Tools - 30 replies

I’ve been turning ever since High School shop class. (1978) I’ve always enjoyed it, but I seem to only get to do it when a project calls for turned elements. I’ve had the same Sears Craftsman turning tools for the last 30+ years and they are admittedly in rough shape.(Yes, I know there are better tools, but, the budget and t...

12-23-2011 01:31 AM

The 3-quart "Gallon" of Milk -- the hidden inflation in this economy. - 51 replies

My wife asked me to pick up a new vacumm cleaner belt at the Target during my lunch break today.Being one of the last few days before Christmas, the crowd was just nuts. Anyways, while I was waiting in line to check out with my single item, I noticed the lady behind me loading her groceries onto the conveyor. She had the oddest milk container...

12-15-2011 11:41 PM

Options for the Pulse Page - 12 replies

I was just thinking that it might be nice to have some kind of radio button to select which categories to show on the pulse page. I find myself wading past lots of new projects to find forum topics I am interested in. I much prefer to look at projects away from the pulse page where I can see a thumbnail of the project to decide if I am inter...

11-02-2011 10:29 PM

Egg Whites as a Sealer - 17 replies

When I built my first violin, the book I was following made a big deal about the finish. How the finish affects the sound quality and how modern finishes can diminish the tone of a violin. There were several cited sources for old-timey recipes for varnish, but what surprised me most was it called for egg whites to be used as a sealer coat prior ...

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