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GENERAL MACHINING DISCUSSIONS (Alphabetized)

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GENERAL SHOP RELATED DISCUSSIONS

This is an all-purpose general shop related 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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854
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12,218
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854
Messages
12,218

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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1,604
Messages
25,638

GOOFS & BLUNDERS YOU SHOULD AVOID!

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36
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964
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36
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964

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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698
Messages
10,822

CONVERTING A MACHINE TO CNC

For discussions of converting manual machines to computer numeric control (CNC)
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24
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163
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24
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163

DRAWING, LAYOUT & CAD

Discuss the layout and design of projects in this forum.
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42
Messages
756
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42
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756

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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1,145
Messages
14,065
Threads
1,145
Messages
14,065

MACHINE ACCESSORIES (Tables, Vises, Indexers)

Ask about rotary tables, dividing heads, indexers, vises and the like in this forum.
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1,286
Messages
13,563
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1,286
Messages
13,563

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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526
Messages
6,746

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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498
Messages
6,434
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498
Messages
6,434

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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8,389
Messages
96,745
Threads
8,389
Messages
96,745

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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79
Messages
1,462
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79
Messages
1,462

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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1,813
Messages
22,255
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1,813
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