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    1. SITE RULES & POLICIES (Please Read The Rules BEFORE You Register!)

      Please read the rules and policies of this site! You agree to follow these rules when you register. We do enforce these rules rather closely.
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    This section contains a special support forum accessible by guests, the history of the site, frequently-asked questions, and how to support The Hobby-Machinist
    1. POST HERE IF YOU CANNOT REGISTER OR CANNOT LOG ON!

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      We gratefully acknowledge the donations of these people to keep this site running.
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    1. GENERAL DISCUSSIONS

      This is an all-purpose general discussion forum, like the ones found on other forums. You can talk about anything that strikes you, but politics and religion. If you have specific comments, please try to put them in the specific forums.
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    2. 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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    3. 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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      Latest: G-code assistance JimDawson, Feb 23, 2017 at 12:43 AM
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    4. CONVERTING A MACHINE TO CNC

      For discussions of converting manual machines to computer numeric control (CNC)
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    5. DRAWING, LAYOUT & CAD

      Discuss the layout and design of projects in this forum.
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      Latest: HELP!!! What type of drawing set up Billh50, Feb 23, 2017 at 7:09 AM
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    6. ELECTRICAL ISSUES - POWER YOUR MACHINES & SHOP

      This is our electrical section for discussions of power options for your machines & home shop.
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      Latest: And another drum switch question Ulma Doctor, Feb 23, 2017 at 12:07 AM
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    7. MACHINE ACCESSORIES (Tables, Vises, Indexers)

      Ask about rotary tables, dividing heads, indexers, vises and the like in this forum.
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    8. 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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      Latest: How to restore black markings on dials and tools Hidyn, Feb 22, 2017 at 7:38 PM
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    9. 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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      Latest: Gebruder Weyersberg Micrometer ch2co, Feb 23, 2017 at 9:38 AM
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    10. 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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      Latest: What kind of mill do I need/want/afford? Uglydog, Feb 23, 2017 at 10:56 AM
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    11. 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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      Latest: Gloves in the shop Highsider, Feb 7, 2017
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    12. 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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      Latest: What would you say this is? Billh50, Feb 23, 2017 at 10:35 AM
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  3. GENERAL TYPES OF METALWORKING MACHINES

    This section is for discussing different types of metalworking machines rather than specific manufacturers, which is the next section.
    1. ANTIQUE & VINTAGE MACHINERY

      Discuss any issues dealing with antique or vintage machines or other types of machines not covered by the other forums.
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      Latest: Help finding belts for a old lathe Silverbullet, Feb 22, 2017 at 1:12 PM
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    2. ASIAN LATHES & MILLS

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

      Discuss issues relating to drill presses and shop presses in this forum.
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      Latest: Stolen Drill Press Tray Idea coherent, Feb 17, 2017 at 10:32 AM
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    4. 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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      Latest: My Hydraulic Feed Billh50, Jan 31, 2017
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    5. 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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      Latest: More torque MozamPete, Feb 23, 2017 at 8:30 AM
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    6. SHAPERS & THEIR USES

      General discussion of shapers and their uses in this forum
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      Latest: Carbide Tools With Shaper The artfull-codger, Feb 22, 2017 at 5:59 PM
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    7. TOOL GRINDERS & SURFACE GRINDERS

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      Latest: Lathe Knife Tool and Boring Tool Sharpening kvt, Feb 21, 2017 at 6:37 PM
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    8. 3D PRINTERS

      Discuss the use and operation of 3D Printers in the home shop in this forum
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      Latest: Educate Me In 3d Printing Eremius, Jan 31, 2017
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    9. WATCHMAKER'S & CLOCKMAKER'S LATHES

      Discuss any issues dealing with watch & clockmaker's machines in this forum.
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  4. SPECIFIC MANUFACTURERS (Alphabetized)

    For discussions of specific manufacturers, and their machines. If you need help with a particular machine, parts, manuals, or other assistance, this is the place. Some forums contain sub-forums which are a "knowledge base" containing documentation you will find useful.
    1. ACER LATHES

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    2. ADCOCK-SHIPLEY MILLS

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    3. ATLAS, CRAFTSMAN & AA

      Discuss any issues dealing with Atlas & Atlas-Clausing lathes, drill presses, mills, etc. in this forum.
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      Latest: severe chatter issues T Bredehoft, Feb 23, 2017 at 9:32 AM
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    4. AMERICAN TOOL WORKS

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    5. BENCHMASTER MFG. CO.

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    6. BOLEY, MOORE, DERBYSHIRE, LEVIN, MOSELY, AMERICAN WATCH, BERGEON

      Watchmaker's Lathes
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    7. BOLTON LATHES

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    8. BOYAR-SCHULTZ CORP.

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    9. BOXFORD, MYFORD, DENFORD VICEROY, EMCO & UNIMAT MACHINES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Boxford, Denford, Myford, Enco & Unimat machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Boxford lathe moving Rich Carlstedt, Jan 29, 2017
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    10. BRIDGEPORT MACHINES INC. & B'PORT CLONES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Bridgeport and B'port Clones in this forum.
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      Latest: DRO -- Educate Me Please mmprestine, Feb 23, 2017 at 10:53 AM
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    11. BROWN & SHARPE MFG. CO.

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    12. BURKE-US MACHINE TOOL & BARKER MACHINES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Burke-US Machine Tool & Barker machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Wanted, Turret. woodtickgreg, Jan 5, 2017
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    13. CHARTER OAK AUTOMATION MACHINES

      This is the place to discuss any issues with Charter Oak CNC Mills & Little Machine Shop machines.
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      Latest: Carriage lock mod LMS lathe higgite, Feb 22, 2017 at 5:21 PM
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    14. CINCINNATI LATHE & TOOL CO.

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      Latest: New Hydrashift Owner Plum Creek, Feb 12, 2017
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    15. CLAUSING-COLCHESTER & BANTAM

      Discuss any issues dealing with Clausing machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Clausing 111/4800 spindle upgrade wa5cab, Feb 22, 2017 at 12:00 PM
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    16. DALTON LATHES

      Discuss Dalton lathes here
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      Latest: Dalton B4 Restoration RandyM, Feb 23, 2017 at 8:16 AM
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    17. DECKEL AND DECKEL TYPE MILLS

      Dismiss Deckel and Deckel-type Mills Here!
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      Latest: My new old Deckel FP1 British Steel, Feb 5, 2017
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    18. DIAMOND MACHINE TOOL CO.

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      Latest: My Diamond M-22 Mill markba633csi, Nov 30, 2016
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    19. DOALL SAWS

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    20. ENCO & RONG FU IMPORTS

      Discuss any issues dealing with JET, ENCO & RONG FU machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Clone of enco compact8 motor question (newbie) Aususer, Feb 19, 2017 at 5:35 AM
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    21. GORTON MACHINE CORPORATION

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      Latest: Gorton 687-1 Graduating Machine kd4gij, Jun 18, 2016
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    22. GRAZIANO LATHES

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      Latest: A Little Info Silverbullet, Jan 3, 2017
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    23. GRIZZLY INDUSTRIAL INC.

      Discuss any issues dealing with Grizzly Industrial machines in this forum.
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      Latest: 5C Chuck vs 5C Lever Style Collet Closer jjtgrinder, Feb 22, 2017 at 12:49 PM
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    24. HARBOR FREIGHT, CENTRAL MACHINERY & BUSY BEE

      Discuss any issues dealing with Harbor Freight, Central Machinery, and Busy Bee machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Hf8x12 Chip Hacket, Feb 23, 2017 at 10:45 AM
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    25. HARDINGE LATHES & MILLING MACHINES

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    26. HENDEY MACHINE CO.

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    27. HERCUS LATHES

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    28. JET LATHES, MILLS, SAWS, ETC.

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    29. JOHANNSON MILLS

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    30. K.O. LEE GRINDERS

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    31. KEARNEY AND TRECKER

      Discuss Kearney and Trecker machinery here
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      Latest: Milwaukee Model H Mill ewkearns, Jan 6, 2017
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    32. LAGUN MILLS & LATHES

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      Latest: Lagun Ftv-1 bjornsh67, Sep 6, 2016
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    33. R.K. LEBLOND MACHINE TOOL CO.

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      Latest: Follower rest ID Ski, Nov 24, 2016
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    34. LINLEY BROTHERS JIG BORERS

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      Latest: A Little Info... Nels, May 30, 2016
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    35. LODGE & SHIPLEY

      Discuss Lodge & Shipley equipment here
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      Latest: Lodge & Shipley 4gsr, Jul 13, 2016
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    36. LOGAN ENGINEERING CO. & LOGAN WARDS

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    37. MONARCH MACHINE TOOL CO.

      Discuss any issues dealing with Tormach, Monarch, and Standard-Modern machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Sticky Bearings? TORQUIN, Feb 13, 2017
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    38. POWERMATIC MACHINE CO.

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      Latest: Need A Turret woodtickgreg, Jan 5, 2017
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    39. PRECISION-MATTHEWS

      Discuss any issues dealing with Precision-Matthew machines in this forum.
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    40. RIVETT LATHES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Rivett machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Cl Listing For Rivett Lathe LucknowKen, Dec 26, 2016
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    41. ROCKWELL & DELTA & AAMCO MANUFACTURING CO.

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      Latest: Change gears - pressure angle RWL, Feb 19, 2017 at 11:12 AM
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    42. RUSNOK TOOL WORKS

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      Latest: New to me Rusnok Matthew Gregory, Feb 1, 2017
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    43. SENECA FALLS LATHES

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      Latest: Seneca Falls Star #20 Lathe animal12, Feb 18, 2017 at 10:34 PM
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    44. SHARP LATHES & MILLS

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      Latest: SHarp 1440G lathe Ken Mach, Jan 11, 2016
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    45. SCHAUBLIN, MIKRON, POLAMCO, & MISAL

      Discuss any issues dealing with Schaublin, Deckel, Mikron, Smart & Brown, Polamco Misal and other similar European machines here
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    46. SHELDON LATHES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Sheldon, Logan & Rockwell machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Stelling Crossfeed Dial On eBay Nogoingback, Feb 22, 2017 at 12:38 AM
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    47. SHERLINE, TAIG, TITAN & SIEG MINI-MACHINES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Sherline, Taig & Sieg mini-machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Sherline Company And Parts Ben Nevis, Feb 8, 2017
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    48. Latest: A Little Info Nels, May 27, 2016
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    49. SMART & BROWN

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    50. SMITHY, SHOPMASTER, GRIZZLY & OTHER 3-IN-1 MACHINES

      Combination Mill/Drill/Turn with these machines
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      Latest: Moving A 3 In 1 Machine Superburban, Nov 27, 2016
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    51. SOUTH BEND LATHE WORKS

      Discuss any issues dealing with Southbend lathes, drill presses, mills, etc. in this forum.
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      Latest: threading problems Reeltor, Feb 22, 2017 at 2:49 PM
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    52. TORMACH CNC

      Discus Tormach Personal CNC Machines Here!
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    53. TREE TOOL AND DIE WORKS

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      Latest: Anyone Familiar With Tree 2uvrc? 4gsr, Apr 10, 2016
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    54. VAN NORMAN MILLS & LATHES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Van Norman & Cincinnati heavy iron in this forum.
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      Latest: VN 22L r.vial, Feb 3, 2017
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    55. WARNER-SWASEY

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      Latest: Warner Swasey No. 2 ! Cadillac STS, Oct 1, 2016
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    56. WEILER LATHES

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    57. WELLS-INDEX CORP.

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      Latest: Index Model 645 Mill 4gsr, Feb 11, 2017
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    58. VARIOUS OTHER BRANDS OF MACHINERY

      Discuss any issues dealing with brands of machines not covered by the other forums.
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    1. CALL-A-FRIEND

      No, it isn't the million dollar answer. It's a list of people who are willing to have you call them on the telephone to get help with your machining problems. PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER. DO THIS IN PM TO THE PERSON WHO CONTACTS YOU!
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      Latest: Ct. Area Help Line CPL_Guimonster, Jan 23, 2017
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    2. CAN I BORROW A BOOK?

      A forum for loaning, selling and discussing your old machining-related books.
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      Latest: Shop Class as Soulcraft The Liberal Arts Garage, Feb 22, 2017 at 11:07 AM
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    3. CAN YOU LOAN ME A TOOL?

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    4. CAN YOU MAKE SOMETHING FOR ME?

      You need a part or some tooling. You can't or don't want to make it. Maybe someone here can do it for you.
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      Latest: Need a Dial Made or Just scribed and marked Billh50, Feb 20, 2017 at 4:04 PM
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    5. CAN YOU HELP ME FIND SOMETHING?

      Are you looking for a part for your machine? A particular accessory? Ask in this forum.
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      Latest: Heavy 10 Saddle Lock Randall Marx, Feb 17, 2017 at 12:35 PM
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    6. HOBBY SHOWS & OTHER EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

      Post hobby, machinery, crafts and other shows and related events in this forum.
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      Latest: No Nemes Events Nels, Nov 28, 2016
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    7. MACHINE PICKUPS & RIGGERS AVAILABLE & NEEDED

      Request help or offer transport for picking up and/or moving machinery not local to you.
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    8. MENTORS & APPRENTICES -- SIGN UP HERE TO GIVE HELP OR RECEIVE HELP!

      H-M is all about HELPING OTHERS. If you are willing to MENTOR someone less experienced in your area, please sign up here!
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    9. METALS EXCHANGE

      Want to exchange some brass for steel? Some steel for delrin? Do it here! NO SALES OR CASH HERE PLEASE! SALES ONLY IN THE CLASSIFIED SECTION PLEASE.
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      Latest: 3/16" A36 Flat Bar intjonmiller, Aug 18, 2016
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    10. MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES

      Anything that doesn't fit into the above categories should be post here.
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      Latest: Supply house , metal TomS, Feb 11, 2017
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    11. PLACE CRAIGSLIST ADS HERE

      Found a great deal on CRAIGSLIST? Please post it here!
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      Latest: manual milling machine mike silvia, Feb 22, 2017 at 6:33 AM
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    12. PLACE EBAY ADS HERE

      Place EBAY ads of interest to hobby-machinists in this forum!
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      Latest: Benchtop Slotting or Planer? francist, Feb 11, 2017
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    13. PLACE OTHER AUCTION SITE LISTINGS HERE

      Place ads other than Ebay or Craigslist Here
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      Latest: Wells-Index 847 mill Groundhog, Jan 28, 2017
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    14. WEB DEALS, COUPONS & DISCOUNT CODES

      Visit this forum to save money on your purchases!
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    1. BOATS & WATER CRAFT

      For those who make parts for their boats and water craft.
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    2. CLASSIC CARS & TRUCKS

      For those who make parts for classic cars!
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      Latest: MY MESSERSCHMITTS rwm, Feb 21, 2017 at 8:34 PM
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    3. CLOCKS & HOROLOGY

      Did you build a clock or work on another horology project? Show it off here.
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      Latest: Another Tool For Atmos Work tq60, Jan 9, 2017
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    4. GUNSMITHING & FIREARMS

      Show us your gunsmithing & firearm projects and accessories here. Discuss any topics regarding gunsmithing here.
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      Latest: Any Muzzle Loader Buiders Here ?? Norseman C.B., Feb 19, 2017 at 11:51 PM
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    5. INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES

      Discuss internal combustion engines here!
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    6. MEMBERS PROJECTS - POST YOUR PROJECTS HERE!

      Members, post your projects here! Over 10 projects, and you will get your own sub-forum, over 20 and you will get your own forum!
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      Latest: Mini mill belt conversion kit Hukshawn, Feb 21, 2017 at 10:55 PM
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    7. KNIFEMAKING

      Show us your knifemaking projects and accessories here. Discuss any topics regarding knifemaking here.
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      Latest: Project Newbie cs900, Feb 21, 2017 at 9:10 AM
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    8. MODERATOR PROJECTS

      Projects and More Projects as done by the Moderator Team (only)
      Latest: Building a Pulse EDM machine mark_f, Feb 22, 2017 at 9:06 PM
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    9. MOTORCYCLES & BICYCLES

      Did you do a project on a motorcycle or bicycle? Show it off here.
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    10. PROJECT OF THE DAY --- WHAT DID YOU DO IN YOUR SHOP TODAY?

      What project did you work on in your shop today? Please post it here!
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    1. A CHRISTMAS GIFTING THREAD!

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