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  1. opensourcefan

    Machinery Handbook

    Thriftbooks has a few I think. That's where I got my oldie for 10 bucks. https://www.thriftbooks.com/browse/?b.search=Machinery%27s%20Handbook#b.s=mostPopular-desc&b.p=1&b.pp=50&b.oos
  2. opensourcefan

    Other Shipping Resources

    If anyone has any knowledge or experience with shipping companies that will ship cross country lets start a place to share them. Recent experience has shown great difficulty in getting a simple pallet shipped to BC from ONT. You'd think in 2024 this would be easier but doesn't seem so. Would...
  3. opensourcefan

    Free Lathes in Nelson BC

    Details from posting; Three Lathes and a Vertical Band Saw available for free. Pick up in Nelson at Silver King Campus. If interested, please Call (250) 354-3212 first to arrange a time for pickup. Items are as is and where is Lathe Colchestter No.6 10010 121676 Lathe Colchestter 430X 110...
  4. opensourcefan

    Free Lathes in Nelson BC

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-other-business-industrial/nelson/lathes-assorted/1686767185
  5. opensourcefan

    Metal Metal Heat Treating Experience

    Re Fire Bricks, I suppose these CDN Tire ones wouldn't be the best since they're not insulated? https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/fire-brick-9-x-4-5-x-1-25-in-0642720p.0642720.html These are insulated though, just a little more expensive and requires shipping...
  6. opensourcefan

    Metal Metal Heat Treating Experience

    MAP or will a simple propane into a make shift brick oven work?
  7. opensourcefan

    Metal Metal Heat Treating Experience

    I want to dive into the world of heat treating metals. I've never heat treated anything on purpose however I have worked with products made of all kinds of exotic metals capable of all sorts of crazy feats. I would like to treat some basic steels and tool steels small small sizes and be able to...
  8. opensourcefan

    IT'S TOO BIGGGGG!

    Gave it a good run today and noticed immediately that my vibrations have moved more into the depths of the mill vs on the top of the table with my little 2" vise. It's BIG but it's working. I can actually hold some collet blocks now too! Yay for me!
  9. opensourcefan

    WTB - Bench Mill

    Yep, I have a bunch of MT3 tooling, would rather not change and don't want to use an adapter.
  10. opensourcefan

    WTB - Bench Mill

    Need something with more substantial in all regards compared to my mini 4x16. Preferably 110v but single phase 220 okay as well. 6" ish Y travel, 16"+ X travel Min 1000w motor Variable or multi speed Prefer MT3 but R8 is fine as well Fwd and reverse Vintage or recent. I've been looking at...
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