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  • fixerdave's Avatar
    Today, 01:18 AM
    Just an action shot: And the result: Just softwood, nothing special, and I'm using one of the engraving bits it came with. The above,...
    19 replies | 788 view(s)
  • QSIMDO's Avatar
    Today, 01:11 AM
    QSIMDO replied to a thread Precision pins in General
    Spaghetti...I want freakin' spaghetti. Hardened, ground, .105" diameter, couple 2-3 inches long. Call 'em nails for all I care! Someone could...
    22 replies | 1167 view(s)
  • 754's Avatar
    Today, 01:09 AM
    I think eBay is a very broad audience, I am not sure vintage audio stuff is of interest to scammers but there seems to be a lot if paranoia here. ...
    9 replies | 311 view(s)
  • Tundra Twin Track's Avatar
    Today, 12:46 AM
    I use 3/8" 10-14 Bi metal blade for 80% of my cutting,3/8" 6 tooth for thick material.I use DoAll blades and have been very happy,you contact them at...
    1 replies | 37 view(s)
  • Jim Stewart's Avatar
    Today, 12:43 AM
    Well, running it into a dummy load is better than running it at idle, but there's nothing like giving it a real load. When I was testing my new...
    38 replies | 1114 view(s)
  • Willy's Avatar
    Today, 12:23 AM
    Wow, I guess I've been extremely lucky that the carbon brushes in my electric motors haven't chewed up the commutators on the armatures in a nano...
    81 replies | 3953 view(s)
  • danlb's Avatar
    Today, 12:10 AM
    danlb replied to a thread OT: Dual fuel generator in General
    I think I will continue to use run time. It's what the manual specifies. Most of my generator's run time is the 30 minutes every other month...
    38 replies | 1114 view(s)
  • Lew Hartswick's Avatar
    Today, 12:03 AM
    :-) Yes and so is Diamond carbon (also very pure) If you read a bit about the various forms that carbon can exist in you'll soon wonder how you...
    81 replies | 3953 view(s)
  • Sparky_NY's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:48 PM
    Sparky_NY replied to a thread OT: Dual fuel generator in General
    There is a lot of commercial equipment where the recommended service intervals vary according to the severity of the duty. A example would be a...
    38 replies | 1114 view(s)
  • RichR's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:42 PM
    Running the lathe in reverse just means you'll get dragged through it in the opposite direction if you get tangled up in it.
    37 replies | 1676 view(s)
  • PanheadBill's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:40 PM
    Thank you for the welcome Plunger. While I guess some might assume that my question was trolling, it is a real one. I was taught in the distant past...
    32 replies | 1558 view(s)
  • danlb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:29 PM
    danlb replied to a thread OT: Dual fuel generator in General
    Your reply suggests that a gen set running at a steady 3000 watts will need an oil change less time than the same model running at 100 watts with ...
    38 replies | 1114 view(s)
  • xraysur's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:28 PM
    I recently bought a Delta 14 vertical metal/wood bandsaw, model 28-303F, probably made in the mid 1980s. This saw uses step pulleys to give...
    1 replies | 37 view(s)
  • garyhlucas's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:26 PM
    I saw this thread and thought maybe I could learn something about EDM. It occured to me the other day that my homebuilt CNC could maybe make a...
    155 replies | 86658 view(s)
  • danlb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:22 PM
    It seems that the success rate of PEX is dependent on the installation. My mom's "modular home" has PEX and in the last 5 years has had a...
    8 replies | 246 view(s)
  • Mcruff's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:19 PM
    I work at a company that makes PEX (Raupex) in our sister facility beside our auto plant. They freeze test it on a regular basis. Our entire plant is...
    8 replies | 246 view(s)
  • Sparky_NY's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:17 PM
    Sparky_NY replied to a thread OT: Dual fuel generator in General
    Hours alone does not tell you if those hours are a no load, full load, half load etc. KWH give you a glimpse at just how hard the generator has...
    38 replies | 1114 view(s)
  • danlb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:11 PM
    danlb replied to a thread OT: Dual fuel generator in General
    Why do you say that Kwh is better than running hours Sparky? It's my understanding that you track run time because that correlates to how many...
    38 replies | 1114 view(s)
  • garyhlucas's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:00 PM
    Sold off my Nakamichi gear and my Bose 901 Series 6 speakers on Ebay. Got $700 for 30 year old gear that I paid about $2000 for. The speakers I got...
    9 replies | 311 view(s)
  • Willy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:57 PM
    Willy replied to a thread OT: Dual fuel generator in General
    This is where the tach feature comes in handy since HZ. is directly tied to the 3600 rpm engine speed required and it's ability to maintain that...
    38 replies | 1114 view(s)
  • Willy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:47 PM
    Just thinking out loud here and hopefully not meaning to derail Brian's thread. However since the largest portion of friction in the engine is...
    81 replies | 3953 view(s)
  • Sparky_NY's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:17 PM
    Exactly.... I looked over the plans because I have been tempted to build one for a long time. Another advantage of graphite is no corrosion...
    81 replies | 3953 view(s)
  • J Tiers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:06 PM
    Maybe the idea of the graphite piston was for it to be self-lubing without any liquid lube? If so that is a clever idea. I'm not sure that all...
    81 replies | 3953 view(s)
  • Tim Aldrich's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:55 PM
    Yes and no. The best comparison I can offer with my limited knowledge is with old ocean liners (another time consuming interest of mine). Olympic...
    13 replies | 1114 view(s)
  • Sparky_NY's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:50 PM
    Sparky_NY replied to a thread OT: Dual fuel generator in General
    One of those kill-a-watt plug in meters works great for generators, it monitors current, frequency and voltage. RPM of the generator is what...
    38 replies | 1114 view(s)
  • brian Rupnow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:47 PM
    -I oiled everything up because turning this thing over by hand you could feel the "roughness" of bare metal scraping on bare metal. I am sure that...
    81 replies | 3953 view(s)
  • Sparky_NY's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:43 PM
    Its Boyles Law at work. Also, the term Vacuum is used as a absolute when in fact there are degrees of vacuum. Anything below atmospheric...
    81 replies | 3953 view(s)
  • brian Rupnow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:39 PM
    I think you guys are probably right. I just did some googling trying to confirm my concept of consumed oxygen creating the vacuum and couldn't find...
    81 replies | 3953 view(s)
  • Mr Fixit's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:30 PM
    Hi Cuttings, I have not made a whistle yet, but what I've' read and others have said, it does sound different with steam. I would take a guess...
    13 replies | 1114 view(s)
  • Ohio Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:25 PM
    The likely failure failure point of frozen PEX would be the fittings not the PEX itself.
    8 replies | 246 view(s)
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