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    Tapped threads aren’t that great. They aren’t...

    Tapped threads aren’t that great. They aren’t awful by any any stretch but they are not as strong as threaded inserts in my experience.

    Add to that the fact that the insert increases the size...
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    I wouldn’t use epoxy becuase then they are...

    I wouldn’t use epoxy becuase then they are reliant upon the epoxy. I use the E-Z Lok brand.

    For the underside of a table I would use these and use the appropriate driver.
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    My preference would be heavy gauge wood screws. ...

    My preference would be heavy gauge wood screws. Wood screws have a better thread profile for gripping than bolts.

    Outside of that I would use threaded inserts, I use them routinely. Where are...
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    Im too busy to do any cold calling right now and...

    Im too busy to do any cold calling right now and haven’t needed to for a few years. Like most things, use your best judgement for what will work best for your situation.

    My point is that your job...
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    It’s very useful to have a basic understanding of...

    It’s very useful to have a basic understanding of business finance so that you can practice good decision making with how you invest your money.

    Outside of that, good to have an understanding of...
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    Downtime is expensive, I have spare capacitors...

    Downtime is expensive, I have spare capacitors for all of the single phase motors in my shop. Throwing out good parts just because they are cheap is a great way to never learn how to diagnose the...
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    No kidding, Mike. Great, so keep stock of every...

    No kidding, Mike. Great, so keep stock of every capacitor in your shop and just throw them away when they might be bad rather than finding the actual problem. Seems like that might get more...
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    So, how do you know your known good one is good...

    So, how do you know your known good one is good if you can’t test it?
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    My meter tests for capacitance, I don’t know what...

    My meter tests for capacitance, I don’t know what it’s measuring to provide the capacitance number but it provided one.
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    They can be tested for capacitance. I do this...

    They can be tested for capacitance. I do this now with a multi meter rather than replacing parts at random.
  11. My googling was failing me on this one, normally...

    My googling was failing me on this one, normally I just search online.
  12. Yeah, been driving to that conclusion. Was worth...

    Yeah, been driving to that conclusion. Was worth a trip down the rabbet hole just to see if this was feasible.
  13. This was my plan got the router, I may go that...

    This was my plan got the router, I may go that direction still and separate off the tenoning work.
  14. The millbury tenoner is a neat idea. That would...

    The millbury tenoner is a neat idea. That would probably do 95% of the tenoning that I do and one can install a coping head which would speed up shoji making.

    Now....to find and restore one...
  15. Thanks gents, much to think about.

    Thanks gents, much to think about.
  16. Understood, I'll avoid ISO30 for tooling of this...

    Understood, I'll avoid ISO30 for tooling of this size. A little more research provides that HSK 63 (as you note) is the current standard for these levels of tooling and MT5 was at one point used by...
  17. Thanks Brian, appreciate the info. A point, so...

    Thanks Brian, appreciate the info.

    A point, so that you don't think I'm completely off the deep end a danger to myself that should be locked away from my own tools :D Both Hofmann and Martin have...
  18. Thanks, gents!

    Thanks, gents!
  19. ISO30 Spindle limitations - Cutter Size

    What are the practical limitations for cutter diameter for an ISO30 Spindle? I'm looking at an HSD 915 spindle which has an ISO30 Taper, and see that I can buy a 30mm spindle for this taper.
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  20. 5hp, no question. More horsepower provided...

    5hp, no question.

    More horsepower provided very little downside outside of the need to use a different size for leads.

    In industrial applications there is a tendency toward more HP even if the...
  21. Convex is sure to gap at the ends. Flat or...

    Convex is sure to gap at the ends. Flat or concave.

    I spring anything important, and it’s working well I have nice tight joints.

    I use a ton of clamps.
  22. Hah! Good point, so swapping end for end or...

    Hah! Good point, so swapping end for end or moving them around would reveal a matching s-curve. Anything is possible especially as they become flat and minor inconsistencies reveal themselves.
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  23. Three surfaces must agree with one another to...

    Three surfaces must agree with one another to know if they are straight. So technically what you can do is joint two 6’ long boards, compare them to one another for flatness and when the straight...
  24. Probably best to have both, but mills capable of...

    Probably best to have both, but mills capable of cutting stainless or cast iron in the CNC world are pretty far outside of my budget at the moment so I'll stick with manual for now.

    Ideal for me...
  25. Mills are very versatile, I've never really felt...

    Mills are very versatile, I've never really felt the need to buy a drill press for that reason even though if I had the space I'd probably add one.

    For the mill, I suggest a boring/facing head,...
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