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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 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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    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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    3. 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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    4. CONVERTING A MACHINE TO CNC

      For discussions of converting manual machines to computer numeric control (CNC)
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      Latest: Interesting CNC controller Bob Korves, Sep 16, 2017
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    5. DRAWING, LAYOUT & CAD

      Discuss the layout and design of projects in this forum.
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      Latest: simple 2d program 4gsr, Sep 23, 2017 at 10:37 PM
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    6. 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: another rpc question. Ulma Doctor, Sep 24, 2017 at 11:29 AM
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    7. MACHINE ACCESSORIES (Tables, Vises, Indexers)

      Ask about rotary tables, dividing heads, indexers, vises and the like in this forum.
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      Latest: Zeiss dividing head Ulma Doctor, Sep 25, 2017 at 8:30 PM
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    8. 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: South Bend 9a Restoration (pic Heavy) wildo, Sep 25, 2017 at 3:33 PM
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    9. 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: Federal .0001 indicater waynecuefix, Sep 26, 2017 at 2:49 AM
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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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: Help ID this QCTP please terrywerm, Sep 25, 2017 at 9:54 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: The beast of Syracuse- Mulliner Enlund lathe Eddyde, Sep 26, 2017 at 8:40 AM
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    2. ASIAN LATHES & MILLS

      General discussions & questions on asian-made lathes & mills.
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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: Shop made, homemade drill press. GoceKU, Sep 25, 2017 at 2:40 PM
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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: Bandsaw gear oil survey firestopper, Sep 17, 2017
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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: Shaper vise C-Bag, Sep 25, 2017 at 11:20 PM
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    7. 3D PRINTERS

      Discuss the use and operation of 3D Printers in the home shop in this forum
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      Latest: Just Showing Off My Printer cs900, Sep 18, 2017
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    8. 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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    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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      Latest: My New To Me 6-12 Deluxe. NCjeeper, Aug 16, 2017
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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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      Latest: Advice on Emco Maximat V10 -P extropic, Sep 21, 2017 at 3:32 PM
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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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      Latest: Mill Rite On Portland OR CL richl, Aug 28, 2017
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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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    14. CINCINNATI LATHE & TOOL CO.

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      Latest: New Hydrashift Owner Plum Creek, Apr 13, 2017
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    15. CLAUSING-COLCHESTER & BANTAM

      Discuss any issues dealing with Clausing machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Colchester 13x 36 Round Head Oil Change Eddyde, Sep 25, 2017 at 9:08 AM
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    16. DALTON LATHES

      Discuss Dalton lathes here
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    17. DECKEL AND DECKEL TYPE MILLS

      Dismiss Deckel and Deckel-type Mills Here!
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      Latest: My new old Deckel FP1 Silverbullet, Aug 18, 2017
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    18. DIAMOND MACHINE TOOL CO.

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      Latest: Diamond B12 Realistic Expectations? Chainsaw Driver, Sep 21, 2017 at 9:22 PM
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    19. DOALL SAWS

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    20. ENCO & RONG FU IMPORTS

      Discuss any issues dealing with JET, ENCO & RONG FU machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Power requirement for RF30/31 yendor, Sep 23, 2017 at 8:01 AM
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    21. GORTON MACHINE CORPORATION

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      Latest: Gorton 9J came home to roost. 4gsr, Jul 20, 2017
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    22. GRAZIANO LATHES

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      Latest: A Little Info Silverbullet, Jan 3, 2017
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    23. GRIZZLY INDUSTRIAL INC.

      Discuss any issues dealing with Grizzly Industrial machines in this forum.
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      Latest: G4003G,,,,,chuck lock?? epanzella, Sep 24, 2017 at 10:37 PM
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    24. 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: HF Band saw fix and mod markba633csi, Sep 20, 2017 at 12:07 PM
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    25. HARDINGE LATHES & MILLING MACHINES

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    26. HENDEY MACHINE CO.

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      Latest: NOS 16" Hendey Glenn Brooks, Sep 10, 2017
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    27. HERCUS LATHES

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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: Went and looked at a lathe Chuck K, Sep 20, 2017 at 8:28 PM
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    34. LINLEY BROTHERS JIG BORERS

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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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    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 Tailstock MattM, Sep 5, 2017
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    38. POWERMATIC MACHINE CO.

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      Latest: Powermatic/burke Millrite westerner, Sep 17, 2017
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    39. PRECISION-MATTHEWS

      Discuss any issues dealing with Precision-Matthew machines in this forum.
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      Latest: New Pm 1030v Lathe Z2V, Sep 26, 2017 at 12:57 AM
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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. RUSNOK TOOL WORKS

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    42. SENECA FALLS LATHES

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

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

      Discuss any issues dealing with Sheldon, Logan & Rockwell machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Saving a lathe abunai, Sep 26, 2017 at 4:26 AM
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    46. SHERLINE, TAIG, TITAN & SIEG MINI-MACHINES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Sherline, Taig & Sieg mini-machines in this forum.
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    48. SMART & BROWN

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    49. SMITHY, SHOPMASTER, GRIZZLY & OTHER 3-IN-1 MACHINES

      Combination Mill/Drill/Turn with these machines
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      Latest: Smithy Machines ttabbal, Aug 11, 2017
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    50. SOUTH BEND LATHE WORKS

      Discuss any issues dealing with Southbend lathes, drill presses, mills, etc. in this forum.
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      Latest: Turned my first threads today! toolman_ar, Sep 25, 2017 at 8:44 PM
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    51. STANDARD MODERN LATHES INC.

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    52. TORMACH CNC

      Discus Tormach Personal CNC Machines Here!
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      Latest: Tormach Pathpilot rowbare, Aug 24, 2017
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    53. TREE TOOL AND DIE WORKS

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

      Discuss any issues dealing with Van Norman & Cincinnati heavy iron in this forum.
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      Latest: What size arbor is best??? markba633csi, Sep 25, 2017 at 10:36 PM
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    55. WARNER-SWASEY

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

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    57. WELLS-INDEX CORP.

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      Latest: Index Model 645 Mill T. J., Sep 25, 2017 at 11:38 PM
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    58. VARIOUS OTHER BRANDS OF MACHINERY

      Discuss any issues dealing with brands of machines not covered by the other forums.
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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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    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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      Latest: Half Nut Repair Groundhog, Sep 13, 2017
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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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    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: Harry J. Epstein Co. markba633csi, Aug 12, 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: Big Iron FS Rockford Tool Room Metal Lathe - $1200 richl, Sep 25, 2017 at 12:32 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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      Latest: What does mmcmdl have listed on Ebay now ? mmcmdl, Sep 25, 2017 at 9:05 PM
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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: Hurco selling off demo machines aliva, Sep 21, 2017 at 3:50 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: How to install self steering gear tweinke, Sep 25, 2017 at 7:21 PM
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    2. CLASSIC CARS & TRUCKS

      For those who make parts for classic cars!
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      Latest: MESSERSCHMITT TG-500 extropic, Aug 8, 2017
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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: Clock tweinke, Sep 24, 2017 at 10:24 PM
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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: Barrel fluting killswitch505, Sep 19, 2017
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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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    7. KNIFEMAKING

      Show us your knifemaking projects and accessories here. Discuss any topics regarding knifemaking here.
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    8. MODERATOR PROJECTS

      Projects and More Projects as done by the Moderator Team (only)
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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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      Latest: Honda Express Noped Build wrmiller, Sep 14, 2017
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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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      Latest: My Friends Shop Next Door grumpygator, Sep 25, 2017 at 6:34 PM
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    12. PROJECT PLANS & DRAWINGS

      Have you made a drawing for a project? Please share it with the rest of us here.
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      Latest: Pump Oil Can Prints Silverbullet, Aug 26, 2017
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    13. SHOP-MADE TOOLING

      Did you make some tooling for the machines in your shop? Show it off here.
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