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  1. The Friendly Machinist ForumŽ Introductions & Welcomes Threads / Posts  Last Post

    New members, introduce yourself below and be welcomed to the forum! You ARE welcome at Hobby-Machinist!

    1. Please check this area FIRST to read the rules and policies of this site! You will be deemed to have agreed to these rules if you register.

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    2. Please introduce yourself in the "INTRODUCTION THREAD" in this forum!

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  2. General Machining Forums Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Discuss general machining issues, machine accessories, powering up your machines, CNC operation, scraping & restoration & metrology in the forums below.

    1. This forum is for beginners and newbies to learn the skills they need to begin in hobby-machining.

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      1. Bill Gruby,
      2. PurpLev

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

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    3. 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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      1. Bill Gruby,
      2. PurpLev

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    4. 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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      1. Bill Gruby,
      2. PurpLev

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    5. This is our electrical section for discussions of power options for your machines & home shop.

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      1. Bill Gruby,
      2. PurpLev

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    6. If you have or want CNC in your home shop, this is the forum for you!

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      1. jumps4,
      2. Bill Gruby,
      3. PurpLev

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      1. CNC CODING FILES

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    7. Learn methods of restoring a machine to new or better performance through precision scraping of ways in this forum!

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      1. Bill Gruby,
      2. PurpLev

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    8. 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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      1. Sandro,
      2. Ray C,
      3. Bill Gruby,
      4. PurpLev

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    9. Do you live to buy tools? Then this is your forum!

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    10. Post hobby, machinery, crafts and other shows and related events in this forum.

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      1. Bill Gruby,
      2. PurpLev

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  3. Specific Manufacturer Forums Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Discuss a particular manufacture of machine, show off restorations and maintenance procedures in the forums below. PHOTOS encouraged!

    1. Discuss any issues dealing with Southbend lathes, drill presses, mills, etc. in this forum.

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    2. Discuss any issues dealing with Atlas & Atlas-Clausing lathes, drill presses, mills, etc. in this forum.

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      1. PurpLev,
      2. wa5cab

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    3. Discuss any issues dealing with Van Norman & Cincinnati heavy iron in this forum.

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      1. franklynb,
      2. Cal Haines

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    4. Discuss any issues dealing with Bridgeport and B'port Clones in this forum.

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      1. franklynb

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    5. Discuss any issues dealing with Sheldon, Logan & Rockwell machines in this forum.

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      1. rdhem2,
      2. wa5cab

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    6. Discuss any issues dealing with Clausing and Leblond machines in this forum.

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      1. PurpLev,
      2. wa5cab

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    7. Discuss any issues dealing with antique or vintage machines or other types of machines not covered by the other forums.

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      1. george wilson

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  4. Projects Forums Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Show off all your completed machining projects and work in progress in the forums below.

    1. 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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    2. Did you make some tooling for the machines in your shop? Show it off here.

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      1. Sandro,
      2. george wilson

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    3. Did you build a stationary or live steam engine? Show it off here, and show us how you built it?

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      1. terrywerm

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    4. Have you made a drawing for a project? Please share it with the rest of us here.

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    Services for our members.

    1. Get help for any site problems in this forum (check out the stickies). We will also post site announcements here.

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    2. Post all off-off-topic discussions here. Please, NO POLITICS, and please be gentle! Otherwise, discuss whatever you like.

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    3. Here is a place where you can practice posting messages or photos or anything else without limits.

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