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GENERAL MACHINING DISCUSSIONS (Alphabetized)

  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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    Latest: Oddball Curious Question Tony Wells, Jan 23, 2017 at 11:37 AM
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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: Trouble cutting bearing pockets Tony Wells, Jan 23, 2017 at 11:13 AM
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  3. GOOFS & BLUNDERS YOU SHOULD AVOID!

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    Latest: Goofs & Blunders You Should Avoid. bobshobby, Jan 18, 2017 at 9:31 AM
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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: Any VB Script Experts Out There? TomS, Jan 22, 2017 at 10:57 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: How To Use A Multimeter To Test chips&more, Jan 23, 2017 at 11:50 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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    Latest: T&C Grinder spindexer 12bolts, Jan 23, 2017 at 7:16 AM
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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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    Latest: Buying my first mill talvare, Jan 22, 2017 at 10:05 AM
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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: Quieting gear noise. Hukshawn, Jan 23, 2017 at 11:30 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: Gloves in the shop dulltool17, Jan 1, 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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    Latest: Harbour freight 44991 mill/drill Hukshawn, Jan 23, 2017 at 11:28 AM
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