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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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      Latest: Need Advice About Lathe Collets Zathros, Jun 26, 2017 at 4:28 AM
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    3. GOOFS & BLUNDERS YOU SHOULD AVOID!

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      Latest: Oops it's a left hand thread. 4gsr, Jun 17, 2017
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    4. 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: CNC Noob Fixture Plate Question fretsman, Jun 24, 2017 at 6:27 PM
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    5. CONVERTING A MACHINE TO CNC

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

      Discuss the layout and design of projects in this forum.
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    7. 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: Vfd info Lordbeezer, Jun 26, 2017 at 12:49 AM
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    8. MACHINE ACCESSORIES (Tables, Vises, Indexers)

      Ask about rotary tables, dividing heads, indexers, vises and the like in this forum.
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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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: OT Toyota seat air bag sensor Tozguy, Jun 26, 2017 at 5:50 AM
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    12. 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: finger vs flap wheel British Steel, Jun 15, 2017
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    13. 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: Harrison L5 Lathe Laytonnz, Jun 17, 2017
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    2. ASIAN LATHES & MILLS

      General discussions & questions on asian-made lathes & mills.
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      Latest: Precision Bench Brand? SSage, Jun 25, 2017 at 10:21 PM
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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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    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: HF 4x6 - Time to replace? Herbie555, Jun 24, 2017 at 10:56 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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    6. SHAPERS & THEIR USES

      General discussion of shapers and their uses in this forum
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      Latest: Carbide Tools With Shaper Doubleeboy, Jun 6, 2017
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    7. TOOL GRINDERS & SURFACE GRINDERS

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      Latest: Is this worth the $300? expressline99, Jun 26, 2017 at 2:59 AM
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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: 3D Printers Rick O'Shay, Mar 19, 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: Atlas Mill M1-61 drawings wa5cab, Jun 26, 2017 at 2:54 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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      Latest: Bolton Lathes fwwbronco, Apr 23, 2017
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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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    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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    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: New 12z Owner Here tlmartin84, Apr 21, 2017
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    14. CINCINNATI LATHE & TOOL CO.

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      Latest: New Hydrashift Owner Plum Creek, Apr 13, 2017
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    15. CINCINNATI MILLING MACHINE HEAVY IRON

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    16. CLAUSING-COLCHESTER & BANTAM

      Discuss any issues dealing with Clausing machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Repairing worn lathe half nuts Silverbullet, Jun 20, 2017 at 8:34 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 Machine Model 22? markba633csi, Apr 30, 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: X-axis Power Drive Hawkeye, Jun 6, 2017
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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: G4003G Headstock Alignment ddickey, Jun 20, 2017 at 6:50 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: Busy Bee Tools Canada Dabbler, Jun 22, 2017 at 2:17 AM
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    26. HARDINGE LATHES & MILLING MACHINES

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      Latest: DV-59 Incoming or DE Shopsweeper, Jun 18, 2017
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    27. HENDEY MACHINE CO.

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      Latest: An Older Guy I Go To Church Has An Old Hendley fwwbronco, Jun 24, 2017 at 11:42 AM
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    28. HERCUS LATHES

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      Latest: Hercus 260 (south Bend Gs26-075) 4gsr, Apr 4, 2017
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    29. JET LATHES, MILLS, SAWS, ETC.

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      Latest: new jersey BD920W lathe. casca92, Jun 21, 2017 at 11:54 AM
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    30. JOHANNSON MILLS

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      Latest: Johannson Mills Ibboatin28, Feb 25, 2017
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    31. K.O. LEE GRINDERS

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      Latest: K O Lee Grinder Accessories dlane, Jun 25, 2017 at 10:48 AM
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    32. KEARNEY AND TRECKER

      Discuss Kearney and Trecker machinery here
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      Latest: 3K clutch not disengaging ja_cain, Mar 19, 2017
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    33. LAGUN MILLS & LATHES

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      Latest: Need replacement motor milomilo, Jun 21, 2017 at 11:00 PM
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    34. R.K. LEBLOND MACHINE TOOL CO.

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      Latest: Junkyard find dcheff, Apr 29, 2017
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    35. LINLEY BROTHERS JIG BORERS

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      Latest: Linley Jig Bore Dorn, May 14, 2017
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    36. LODGE & SHIPLEY

      Discuss Lodge & Shipley equipment here
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      Latest: L&S Lathe markba633csi, Mar 25, 2017
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    37. LOGAN ENGINEERING CO. & LOGAN WARDS

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      Latest: can anyone identify this model? Nogoingback, Jun 26, 2017 at 3:28 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: Powermatic 143 Bandsaw David VanNorman, Jun 25, 2017 at 10:09 PM
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    40. PRECISION-MATTHEWS

      Discuss any issues dealing with Precision-Matthew machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Installing a PM-1228VF-LB eventually BROCKWOOD, Jun 26, 2017 at 7:26 AM
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    41. RIVETT LATHES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Rivett machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Rivet Lathe Collets depmco, Apr 29, 2017
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    42. ROCKWELL & DELTA & AAMCO MANUFACTURING CO.

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      Latest: Its Finally Up and Running Buffalo20, Jun 6, 2017
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    43. RUSNOK TOOL WORKS

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      Latest: Splines Silverbullet, Mar 27, 2017
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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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    47. SHELDON LATHES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Sheldon, Logan & Rockwell machines in this forum.
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      Latest: OK, NOW WHAT DO I HAVE? dlane, Jun 23, 2017 at 4:05 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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      132
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      Latest: Chip Breaker Inserts on a Sherline mikey, Jun 25, 2017 at 5:19 PM
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    49. Latest: A Little Info Nels, May 27, 2016
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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: Smithy Machines stormtaker, Jun 9, 2017
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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: What do y'all think about this ? kvt, Jun 23, 2017 at 7:58 PM
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    53. STANDARD MODERN LATHES INC.

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      Latest: Standard Modern 1530 markba633csi, May 4, 2017
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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. WARNER-SWASEY

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

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    59. WELLS-INDEX CORP.

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      Latest: Quill/Spindle Assembly Removal Flyrod, Jun 22, 2017 at 10:36 PM
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    60. VARIOUS OTHER BRANDS OF MACHINERY

      Discuss any issues dealing with brands of machines not covered by the other forums.
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      Latest: 16" Von Wyck Machine Tool Co. jkucukov, Jun 18, 2017
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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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    3. CAN YOU LOAN ME A TOOL?

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      Latest: Need a MT2 Reamer Silverbullet, Mar 25, 2017
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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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    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: Metalworking/Machinery Museums hman, Jun 7, 2017
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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: O1 Tool Steel Rods and Bars EmilioG, Jun 8, 2017
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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: Any Machinists Apps You Like? darkzero, Apr 13, 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: WW II Detroit Diesel 6-71 Glenn Brooks, Jun 26, 2017 at 2:38 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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    13. PLACE OTHER AUCTION SITE LISTINGS HERE

      Place ads other than Ebay or Craigslist Here
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    14. WEB DEALS, COUPONS & DISCOUNT CODES

      Visit this forum to save money on your purchases!
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      Latest: Shars 5% discount trick Alan H, Jun 24, 2017 at 9:30 PM
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    1. BOATS & WATER CRAFT

      For those who make parts for their boats and water craft.
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      Latest: Home Away From Home westsailpat, May 27, 2017
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    2. CLASSIC CARS & TRUCKS

      For those who make parts for classic cars!
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      Latest: 66 VW Fastback ecdez, Jun 24, 2017 at 1:39 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: Gear Table [Not a Clock] francist, May 28, 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: Amuse Ourselves For A Moment - What If Old Squier, Jun 26, 2017 at 3:03 AM
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    5. INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES

      Discuss internal combustion engines here!
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      Latest: Getting Started MontanaAardvark, Mar 31, 2017
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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: Heat Treat Furnace Build jbolt, Jun 25, 2017 at 5:33 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: HSS??? T Bredehoft, Jun 7, 2017
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    8. MODERATOR PROJECTS

      Projects and More Projects as done by the Moderator Team (only)
      Latest: Upgrading My South Bend 9" Lathe to large Dials mark_f, Jun 25, 2017 at 1:21 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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    12. PROJECT PLANS & DRAWINGS

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