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Collet Chuck


Some of my upcoming projects need some small parts machined on my lathe. The standard 3 and 4 jaw chucks that I have just don’t hold small parts well. The other day I broke down and ordered an inexpensive Chinese collet chuck and a set of 5C collets to go with the chuck. Since there are many different chuck mounting methods for lathes … Continue reading…

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Heat Treating Part III


Finally after a long delay I have gotten back to actually using the heat treating oven. I have actually used the controller described in Part II for a couple of other applications but now it is time to use it for the heat treating oven. Continue reading…

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DIY Machinable Wax


Machinable wax is something that occasionally I could use in my shop but when I look at the price of a piece of it I decide to use another approach. The other day however while browsing the web for information on 3D printers I ran across an article on making machinable wax. Continue reading…

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