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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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  2. HELP REGISTERING ON H-M, SITE HISTORY, FAQS, HOW TO SUPPORT THE SITE

    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. ABOUT THE HOBBY-MACHINIST, INC.

      Read about our mission, our history, or tax-exempt status
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    2. PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR SITE - THESE PEOPLE DID!

      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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    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: fusion 360 TomS, Mar 24, 2017 at 12:44 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: Smoked my 8520 Mill motor today CRAP! Catcam, Mar 24, 2017 at 3:30 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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      Latest: 3-jaw chucks: Who makes what? mksj, Mar 23, 2017 at 11:49 AM
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  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: Strange old lathe, any thoughts? Ulma Doctor, Mar 24, 2017 at 12:47 AM
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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: Gorgeous old R-53 Drilling Machine Bob Korves, Mar 23, 2017 at 9:54 PM
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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: Ellis 100H saw bearings Hal H, Mar 21, 2017 at 11:14 PM
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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: Extra Fan For Sieg X2 Ken from ontario, Mar 22, 2017 at 6:15 PM
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    6. SHAPERS & THEIR USES

      General discussion of shapers and their uses in this forum
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      Latest: South Bend shaper buggsy, Mar 24, 2017 at 3:59 AM
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    7. TOOL GRINDERS & SURFACE GRINDERS

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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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    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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    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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    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: Bridgeport Model "dro Display" Questions Rustrp, Mar 23, 2017 at 8:16 PM
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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: Millrite MVN - Question - Collet holder Bob Korves, Mar 23, 2017 at 7:43 PM
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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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    14. CINCINNATI LATHE & TOOL CO.

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      Latest: Cincinnati lathe info needed help! Evanmetal99, Mar 21, 2017 at 12:56 PM
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    15. CINCINNATI MILLING MACHINE HEAVY IRON

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      Latest: 2ML Toolmaker's Head Tramming Eremius, Mar 21, 2017 at 11:39 AM
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    16. CLAUSING-COLCHESTER & BANTAM

      Discuss any issues dealing with Clausing machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Can anyone id this Clausing? markba633csi, Mar 23, 2017 at 10:44 PM
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    17. DALTON LATHES

      Discuss Dalton lathes here
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    18. DECKEL AND DECKEL TYPE MILLS

      Dismiss Deckel and Deckel-type Mills Here!
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      Latest: Hey I'm also Deckeled... rcflier, Feb 26, 2017
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    19. DIAMOND MACHINE TOOL CO.

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      Latest: Diamond B12 Mill on CL Nogoingback, Mar 10, 2017
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    20. DOALL SAWS

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    21. ENCO & RONG FU IMPORTS

      Discuss any issues dealing with JET, ENCO & RONG FU machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Dayton 2AC40A (RF-31?) mikey, Mar 22, 2017 at 7:54 PM
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    22. GORTON MACHINE CORPORATION

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    23. GRAZIANO LATHES

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

      Discuss any issues dealing with Grizzly Industrial machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Tabletop mill or small knee mill on stand markba633csi, Mar 23, 2017 at 8:31 PM
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    25. 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: Question about Harbor Freight parts situation BGHansen, Mar 23, 2017 at 12:20 PM
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    26. HARDINGE LATHES & MILLING MACHINES

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    27. HENDEY MACHINE CO.

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    28. HERCUS LATHES

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    29. JET LATHES, MILLS, SAWS, ETC.

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    30. JOHANNSON MILLS

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    31. K.O. LEE GRINDERS

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    32. KEARNEY AND TRECKER

      Discuss Kearney and Trecker machinery here
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    33. LAGUN MILLS & LATHES

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    34. R.K. LEBLOND MACHINE TOOL CO.

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    35. LINLEY BROTHERS JIG BORERS

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

      Discuss Lodge & Shipley equipment here
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      Latest: L&S Lathe greenhornet-1, Mar 23, 2017 at 11:00 PM
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    37. LOGAN ENGINEERING CO. & LOGAN WARDS

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      Latest: One more question on my 1937 eeler1, Mar 23, 2017 at 12:28 AM
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    38. MONARCH MACHINE TOOL CO.

      Discuss any issues dealing with Tormach, Monarch, and Standard-Modern machines in this forum.
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    39. POWERMATIC MACHINE CO.

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

      Discuss any issues dealing with Precision-Matthew machines in this forum.
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      Latest: pm932m owners how are yours working out ??? darkzero, Mar 24, 2017 at 3:21 AM
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    41. RIVETT LATHES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Rivett machines in this forum.
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    42. ROCKWELL & DELTA & AAMCO MANUFACTURING CO.

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      Latest: Delta Rockwell 11" change gears Bob Korves, Mar 23, 2017 at 9:35 PM
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    43. RUSNOK TOOL WORKS

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    44. SENECA FALLS LATHES

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      Latest: Seneca Falls Star #20 Lathe animal12, Feb 18, 2017
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    45. SHARP LATHES & MILLS

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      Latest: SHarp 1440G lathe Ken Mach, Jan 11, 2016
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    46. 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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      Latest: Bought A Schaublin 135 Old Squier, Mar 14, 2017
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    47. SHELDON LATHES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Sheldon, Logan & Rockwell machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Sheldon lathe steady rest BobSchu, Mar 22, 2017 at 7:05 PM
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    48. SHERLINE, TAIG, TITAN & SIEG MINI-MACHINES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Sherline, Taig & Sieg mini-machines in this forum.
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    50. SMART & BROWN

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    51. 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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    52. SOUTH BEND LATHE WORKS

      Discuss any issues dealing with Southbend lathes, drill presses, mills, etc. in this forum.
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      Latest: Bed & Bore Mill gets a machine addition! silverhawk, Mar 23, 2017 at 11:52 PM
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    53. STANDARD MODERN LATHES INC.

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    54. TORMACH CNC

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

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

      Discuss any issues dealing with Van Norman & Cincinnati heavy iron in this forum.
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    57. Latest: Buffalo # 18 Drill press welderr, Mar 18, 2017 at 12:29 PM
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    58. WARNER-SWASEY

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

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    60. WELLS-INDEX CORP.

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      Latest: Index Model 645 Mill ScrapMetal, Mar 22, 2017 at 8:06 PM
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    61. VARIOUS OTHER BRANDS OF MACHINERY

      Discuss any issues dealing with brands of machines not covered by the other forums.
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      Latest: Now That's A Mill Table markba633csi, Mar 23, 2017 at 11:40 PM
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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 markba633csi, Mar 17, 2017
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    3. CAN YOU LOAN ME A TOOL?

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      Latest: Gear Cutters For Loan Reeltor, Mar 23, 2017 at 5:21 PM
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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 woochucker, Mar 22, 2017 at 4:57 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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    6. HOBBY SHOWS & OTHER EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

      Post hobby, machinery, crafts and other shows and related events in this forum.
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      Latest: Northwest Machine Tool Expo timmyisme22, Mar 23, 2017 at 3:36 AM
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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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      Latest: Any mentors in Hudson Valley NY/Western CT? Threadkiller, Mar 22, 2017 at 12:14 PM
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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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    10. MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES

      Anything that doesn't fit into the above categories should be post here.
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    11. PLACE CRAIGSLIST ADS HERE

      Found a great deal on CRAIGSLIST? Please post it here!
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      Latest: Hardinge HLV near Lexington, KY for $5500 ghostdncr, Mar 24, 2017 at 3:26 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: Check out this eBay listing! jpooch00, Mar 23, 2017 at 7:19 AM
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    13. PLACE OTHER AUCTION SITE LISTINGS HERE

      Place ads other than Ebay or Craigslist Here
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      Latest: Gilroy Ca. Auction dlane, Mar 23, 2017 at 5:24 PM
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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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    3. CLOCKS & HOROLOGY

      Did you build a clock or work on another horology project? Show it off here.
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      Latest: Atmos Bellows Work? tq60, Mar 17, 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: Model Cannon dlane, Mar 23, 2017 at 11:27 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: Another buggy Silverbullet, Mar 24, 2017 at 12:13 AM
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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: Washita oilstone care ? Tozguy, Mar 23, 2017 at 6:47 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, Mar 22, 2017 at 3:42 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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    11. PLANES & HELICOPTERS

      Did you do a project on a classic car, plane, train, helicopter or rocket? Show it off here. How did you do it?
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      Latest: Plane Resurrection on Netflix T. J., Mar 17, 2017
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    12. PROJECT PLANS & DRAWINGS

      Have you made a drawing for a project? Please share it with the rest of us here.
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    13. SHOP-MADE TOOLING

      Did you make some tooling for the machines in your shop? Show it off here.
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      Latest: G0765 2" Collet Chuck Build Mach89, Mar 24, 2017 at 3:38 AM
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    14. RC MODELS

      For those who make parts for their RC Models.
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    15. RC ROBOTICS & AUTONOMOUS ROBOTS

      Discuss RC robotics and autonomous robots here.
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    16. STEAM ENGINES - LIVE STEAM

      For those who love the smell of coal smoke, and cinders in your hair.
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      Latest: Corliss Steam Engine MonkMan, Mar 9, 2017
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    17. STATIONARY & LIVE STEAM ENGINES

      Did you build a stationary or live steam engine? Show it off here, and show us how you built it?
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      Latest: Five Cylinder Radial With Ohc BRIAN, Mar 18, 2017 at 2:49 PM
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    18. STIRLING ENGINES

      Discuss Stirling engines here!
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    19. TRACTION & TROLLEY FANS

      This forum is for those who like to work on and operate vintage trolley and similar vehicles.
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    20. TRACTORS & FARM MACHINES

      Show off projects that don't fit into the other categories above here, including woodworking projects by our members.
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      Latest: Building an Aligator rwm, Feb 4, 2017
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    21. WELDING & CASTING

      Whether Mig, Tig, Acetylene, Brazing, discuss all aspects of welding techniques and projects in this forum. Also for discussions of sand and other casting techniques for making machine and project castings.
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      Latest: Millermatic 200 w/SKP-35 Spool Size Ironken, Mar 23, 2017 at 9:26 PM
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    22. WOODWORKING PROJECTS

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    1. A CHRISTMAS GIFTING THREAD!

      This is a Christmas gifting Thread for giving gifts to those who need them. Rules: An Item offered is for those who need it. Value of the item is open to the gifter. All gifting is in open forum, no pm's unless to give personal info, shipping and Paypal info. No requesting or asking for specific items. Please receive 1 gift only, Give as much as you want.
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    2. BUILDING A HOME SHOP ON YOUR PROPERTY

      This is long time coming. Have you built or are you building a home shop? Let us see how you did it!!
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      Latest: Here's my humble assembly: moosehorn, Mar 15, 2017
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    3. MEMBERS' WEB SITE LINKS (Post Your Site Link Here)

      Members of Hobby-Machinist, list your personal (non-commercial) web site in this area so that others can visit your site.
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      Latest: Among Other Things.. Boris Ludwig, Nov 3, 2016
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    4. OUR SHOPS AND THE SPACES WE WORK IN (Shop Photos)

      Where do you do your machining work? No, don't just tell us, SHOW us!
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      Latest: What's the best shop idea ? Sewdude, Mar 23, 2017 at 9:26 PM
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    5. REGIONAL MEMBER GROUPS (You May Want To Join These!)

      These are social groups of members who have something in common. You may want to join. Check them out.
      Latest: Kayak Skeg attempt Whyemier, Mar 23, 2017 at 12:41 PM
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    6. SITE HELP & ISSUES- FOR REGISTERED MEMBERS WHO CAN LOGON

      If you are a registered member who can log on with a site issue -get help for in this forum We will also post site announcements here.
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      Latest: How to post in classifieds? Prazi for sale darkzero, Mar 22, 2017 at 11:09 PM
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    7. THE MEMBERS' HANGOUT (OFF-TOPIC Discussions)

      Post all off-off-topic discussions here. Please, NO POLITICS, and please be gentle! Otherwise, discuss whatever you like.
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      Latest: Today's Joke savarin, Mar 24, 2017 at 1:50 AM
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    8. THE PRACTICE FORUM (Practice Your Posting Here)

      Here is a place where you can practice posting messages or photos or anything else without limits.
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      Latest: ag test AGCB97, Mar 14, 2017
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    9. THE PRAYER CHAPEL (Offer Prayers For Those In Need!)

      This site is not just a site, it is a community of friends. This forum is not about machining or related topics, but for members to ask for and send prayers and special intentions, or those close to you who you feel could use some prayers (or positive thoughts). This is non-denominational. Everyone just needs a hand sometimes. Let's give it to them.
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      Latest: I'm Praying For A Miracle royesses, Feb 6, 2017
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    10. USER GROUP PROMOTIONS (Watch Your Group Advance As You Participate )

      Postings of member group promotions will be kept here. You can watch your group advance.
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      Latest: Redbean promoted to Newbies (2-30 Posts) Management, Mar 23, 2017 at 10:20 PM
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  5. Buying & Selling

    Anyone may buy, only Premium Subscribers may sell here.
    1. WANTED

      This forum is for members who need items, either machines, tooling or other accessories. This forum is not for commercial ads or ventures.
      Latest: Clausing 8520,8530 parts Ibboatin28, Mar 23, 2017 at 12:53 PM
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    2. SERVICES WANTED / OFFERED

      If you need a machinist to make a part, or do overflow work, please post it here.
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    3. THE TRADING POST

      This is the place to TRADE machinery and tools you cannot use for ones you can, or give them away for Free. No sales in here please.
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      Latest: Face plates gonzo, Mar 18, 2017 at 1:39 PM
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    4. MACHINIST JOBS WE HEAR ABOUT

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      Latest: Nc- Tool Making And Cnc Machinist Nels, Nov 28, 2016
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