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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: Shopping for a Shop toolman_ar, Jun 23, 2017 at 1:11 PM
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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: New to Helicoils and need help MozamPete, Jun 23, 2017 at 9:11 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 at 4:20 PM
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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 in the garage? countryguy, Jun 23, 2017 at 12:10 AM
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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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    Latest: Want Local File Functionality In Fusion360? Groundhog, Jun 19, 2017 at 4:18 PM
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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 tuning for a Marathon motor Jim Nunn, Jun 23, 2017 at 2:44 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: More AXA Tool Blocks On Order woochucker, Jun 22, 2017 at 9:20 PM
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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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    Latest: Ways to measure holes center to center? BGHansen, Jun 23, 2017 at 8:30 AM
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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: Advice Please eric.grulke.79, Jun 23, 2017 at 1:13 PM
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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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    Latest: Evapo-Rust works! Dave Paine, Jun 23, 2017 at 8:43 AM
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