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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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      Latest: Brand New Craftsman Atlas Lathe ddickey, Jul 23, 2017 at 5:38 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: Tool rack on top of the lathe. Bamban, Jul 23, 2017 at 1:39 AM
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    3. GOOFS & BLUNDERS YOU SHOULD AVOID!

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      Latest: Check Your End Mill Before Using 4gsr, Jul 20, 2017 at 8:49 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: Slant-Bed CNC Lathe Build barnbwt, Jul 22, 2017 at 11:03 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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      Latest: Source for gears and belts slow-poke, Jul 18, 2017 at 8:59 PM
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    6. DRAWING, LAYOUT & CAD

      Discuss the layout and design of projects in this forum.
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      Latest: Free Solidworks markso125, Jul 21, 2017 at 10:33 AM
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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: Fincor 2301 dc power supply Lordbeezer, Jul 23, 2017 at 12:36 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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      Latest: Nice scraping work benmychree, Jul 22, 2017 at 6:05 PM
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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: Precision Ground Toolroom Stones Bob Korves, Jul 22, 2017 at 11:18 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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    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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    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: Box of Kwik Switch holders that came with mill brino, Jul 22, 2017 at 8:10 PM
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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: New/old drill press markba633csi, Jul 20, 2017 at 6:35 PM
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    2. ASIAN LATHES & MILLS

      General discussions & questions on asian-made lathes & mills.
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      Latest: Central Machinery 9x20 Tooling gzoerner, Jul 20, 2017 at 11:41 AM
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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: Need a Delta DP 200 drill press pulley dlane, Jul 23, 2017 at 2:55 AM
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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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    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 benmychree, Jul 10, 2017
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    7. TOOL GRINDERS & SURFACE GRINDERS

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      Latest: CBN Grinding Wheels 4gsr, Jul 22, 2017 at 11:41 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/Craftsman Serial Numbers and Bearing Dates wa5cab, Jul 23, 2017 at 2:50 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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      Latest: Omniversal Mill Charles Spencer, May 14, 2017
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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: Burke #4 with vertical head and indexer. Glenn Brooks, Jul 21, 2017 at 11:13 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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      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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      Latest: Cincinnati Lubricants Chipper5783, Jul 20, 2017 at 12:07 AM
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    16. CLAUSING-COLCHESTER & BANTAM

      Discuss any issues dealing with Clausing machines in this forum.
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    17. DALTON LATHES

      Discuss Dalton lathes here
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      Latest: Dalton 6 Glenn Brooks, May 26, 2017
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    18. DECKEL AND DECKEL TYPE MILLS

      Dismiss Deckel and Deckel-type Mills Here!
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      Latest: My new old Deckel FP1 george wilson, Jul 6, 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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      Latest: Gorton 9J came home to roost. 4gsr, Jul 20, 2017 at 7:56 PM
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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: Fine feed issue with new G0722 tweinke, Jul 22, 2017 at 10:12 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: CT129 Accuracy Question CT129guy, Jul 14, 2017
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    26. HENDEY MACHINE CO.

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    27. HERCUS LATHES

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

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    29. JOHANNSON MILLS

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

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      Latest: K O Lee Grinder Accessories rgray, Jun 26, 2017
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    31. KEARNEY AND TRECKER

      Discuss Kearney and Trecker machinery here
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      Latest: Model H vertical head Jason Annen, Jul 8, 2017
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    32. LAGUN MILLS & LATHES

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      Latest: Need replacement motor milomilo, Jun 21, 2017
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    33. R.K. LEBLOND MACHINE TOOL CO.

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

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

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

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      Latest: gear grease wa5cab, Jul 21, 2017 at 5:53 PM
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    37. MONARCH MACHINE TOOL CO.

      Discuss any issues dealing with Tormach, Monarch, and Standard-Modern machines in this forum.
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      Latest: 10EE Problem old_dave, Jul 14, 2017
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    38. POWERMATIC MACHINE CO.

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      Latest: Need A Turret woodtickgreg, Jul 20, 2017 at 6:33 PM
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    39. PRECISION-MATTHEWS

      Discuss any issues dealing with Precision-Matthew machines in this forum.
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      920
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      Latest: New to Me PM 935TV peder.wennberg, Jul 22, 2017 at 8:58 PM
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    40. 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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    41. ROCKWELL & DELTA & AAMCO MANUFACTURING CO.

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      Latest: My Rockwell 14 X 40 Lathe 4gsr, Jul 9, 2017
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    42. RUSNOK TOOL WORKS

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    43. SENECA FALLS LATHES

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

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      Latest: SHarp 1440G lathe Ken Mach, Jan 11, 2016
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    45. 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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    46. SHELDON LATHES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Sheldon, Logan & Rockwell machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Sheldon tail stock dlane, Jul 22, 2017 at 3:39 PM
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    47. SHERLINE, TAIG, TITAN & SIEG MINI-MACHINES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Sherline, Taig & Sieg mini-machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Index-able Boring Bars mikey, Jul 11, 2017
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    48. Latest: A Little Info Nels, May 27, 2016
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    49. SMART & BROWN

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    50. 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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    51. SOUTH BEND LATHE WORKS

      Discuss any issues dealing with Southbend lathes, drill presses, mills, etc. in this forum.
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      12,554
      Latest: Quick change chart rivets ? dlane, Jul 22, 2017 at 3:29 PM
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    52. STANDARD MODERN LATHES INC.

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      Latest: Utilathe headstock disassembly darrin1200, Jul 17, 2017 at 11:52 PM
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    53. TORMACH CNC

      Discus Tormach Personal CNC Machines Here!
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      Latest: Tormach Pathpilot rtp_burnsville, Jul 13, 2017
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    54. TREE TOOL AND DIE WORKS

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

      Discuss any issues dealing with Van Norman & Cincinnati heavy iron in this forum.
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    56. WARNER-SWASEY

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

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    58. WELLS-INDEX CORP.

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      Latest: Index model 745 or model 40 Silverbullet, Jul 22, 2017 at 4:53 PM
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    59. VARIOUS OTHER BRANDS OF MACHINERY

      Discuss any issues dealing with brands of machines not covered by the other forums.
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      Latest: What Is It? Frankenmill Mikebr5, Jul 18, 2017 at 12:44 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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    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: Supply house , metal dlane, Jul 7, 2017
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    11. PLACE CRAIGSLIST ADS HERE

      Found a great deal on CRAIGSLIST? Please post it here!
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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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      Latest: Public School Auction in Pasadena, Texas markba633csi, Jul 18, 2017 at 11:07 AM
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    14. WEB DEALS, COUPONS & DISCOUNT CODES

      Visit this forum to save money on your purchases!
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      Latest: WEN Bench Grinder Stand woochucker, Jul 1, 2017
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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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    3. CLOCKS & HOROLOGY

      Did you build a clock or work on another horology project? Show it off here.
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      Latest: Homemade Clock Tools Rockytime, Jul 7, 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: Show Me Your Bench Rests USMCDOC, Jul 22, 2017 at 10:32 PM
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    5. INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES

      Discuss internal combustion engines here!
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      Latest: Miniature Demon V8 Build 34_40, Jul 15, 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: Shaper Tool : New Grind Cut Test francist, Jul 21, 2017 at 11:07 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: A more decorated flintlock pistol I made george wilson, Jul 17, 2017 at 8:37 AM
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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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      Latest: Put together this cheap tool cart burtonbr, Jul 22, 2017 at 7:51 AM
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    11. PLANES & HELICOPTERS

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