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  • vpt's Avatar
    Today, 10:19 AM
    vpt replied to a thread My mitutoyo died today. :( in General
    This is the one I have now. There are used ones on ebay for cheaper but it would be hard for me to spend half the price of new and hope the used one...
    17 replies | 486 view(s)
  • jlevie's Avatar
    Today, 10:07 AM
    jlevie replied to a thread Cutting a curve in General
    I've done this a number of times in steel just using a normal boring cutter. The trick is to take shallow cuts and use a slow rate of advance.
    4 replies | 156 view(s)
  • DR's Avatar
    Today, 10:02 AM
    Geez, I knew t was a I'm kinda disappointed I didn't lead the guy on for awhile...
    15 replies | 440 view(s)
  • michigan doug's Avatar
    Today, 10:02 AM
    As you have noted, the instructions are a little vague. The general concensus is to sign your normal signature, just like you would on a check. ...
    12 replies | 851 view(s)
  • A.K. Boomer's Avatar
    Today, 10:00 AM
    A.K. Boomer replied to a thread Free electricity? in General
    Geeze - good info in the second link but the "50 shades of green" ruined it for me,,, to hard to decipher the graph and know who's who, that's...
    8 replies | 386 view(s)
  • Forrest Addy's Avatar
    Today, 09:55 AM
    That Honda replacement engine won't last long if your skid steer is used as intended. Weld up the crank and you repeat the problem when the Honda...
    13 replies | 612 view(s)
  • Glug's Avatar
    Today, 09:41 AM
    Glug started a thread Kinetic art project in General
    I thought this was pretty neat. 804 suspended spheres, driven by a single motor, with a cam and winches. Love the zinc and steel finish on the wooden...
    0 replies | 12 view(s)
  • Dunc's Avatar
    Today, 09:38 AM
    "build a "screamer"... I just use an old whistle. Unsure tho, whose ears get the worst of it.
    15 replies | 440 view(s)
  • michigan doug's Avatar
    Today, 09:37 AM
    michigan doug replied to a thread Free electricity? in General
    The "if ever" payback comment may have been true up until about 4 years ago. The cost of good solar panels is now down to about a dollar a watt,...
    8 replies | 386 view(s)
  • browne92's Avatar
    Today, 09:29 AM
    browne92 replied to a thread Tool identification in General
    The fact that each is ground to a specific angle makes me think they were special purpose countersinks of some sort. But yea, I'm sure you can find...
    9 replies | 521 view(s)
  • Lew Hartswick's Avatar
    Today, 09:25 AM
    Lew Hartswick replied to a thread Cutting a curve in General
    Shure it will. I did the exact same thing on a piece of steel 1.5" thick with a radius of 2" . OF Course I chained drilled the bulk out first nd only...
    4 replies | 156 view(s)
  • Lew Hartswick's Avatar
    Today, 09:18 AM
    These thigs only work fr a real live person on the other end. My biggest complaint is the caned messages. "This is an important message ........." ...
    15 replies | 440 view(s)
  • dian's Avatar
    Today, 09:00 AM
    dian replied to a thread My mitutoyo died today. :( in General
    i have 6 digitals from aldi ($15) and use all of them. very happy. battery life is incredible. if real precision is needed, out come the micrometers.
    17 replies | 486 view(s)
  • A.K. Boomer's Avatar
    Today, 08:59 AM
    I see, yeah much more forgiving with what your doing,,, my only concern with that is this --------- both engines are of specific design, and even...
    13 replies | 612 view(s)
  • garagemark's Avatar
    Today, 08:50 AM
    garagemark replied to a thread Free electricity? in General
    Does adding "green" enhancements to a house do anything for the re-sale value? If it does not, then her new-to-her house may actually be realizing...
    8 replies | 386 view(s)
  • Black_Moons's Avatar
    Today, 08:33 AM
    Iv found the diamond coated burrs work wonders on plastics, although its more of a friction melting cut at times, the high RPM throws strands of...
    7 replies | 347 view(s)
  • Old Hat's Avatar
    Today, 08:16 AM
    Old Hat replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    WoW and double WoW, nice to see some0ne's work who knows how to deep-knurl properly! +1 +1 +1 +1 +1.
    2010 replies | 5144042 view(s)
  • Old Hat's Avatar
    Today, 08:10 AM
    Old Hat replied to a thread Bamboo work surface.... in General
    Silly me, I just assumed it only had one finish surface. The underside is the same high quality finished mirror laminate. Like a good heavy Iron...
    16 replies | 1518 view(s)
  • J Harp's Avatar
    Today, 07:27 AM
    J Harp replied to a thread Part ID Help, SB.... in Third Hand
    Welcome striker9 I will leave the answers to your questions to those who have experience with SB lathes. If you will repost your questions on the...
    2 replies | 49 view(s)
  • bfjou812's Avatar
    Today, 07:22 AM
    Portable canned air horn that I use in my boat seems to work real well............
    15 replies | 440 view(s)
  • Sun God's Avatar
    Today, 07:16 AM
    Great minds think alike; I was thinking the exact same thing the other day. At work we get 60% scam calls or people trying to sell us a great long...
    15 replies | 440 view(s)
  • Black_Moons's Avatar
    Today, 06:58 AM
    If you do sleeve that 1" shaft, Consider maybe turning down an inch at the end of it to 3/4" or similar, maybe taper to 1/2" or something even....
    13 replies | 612 view(s)
  • Black_Moons's Avatar
    Today, 06:49 AM
    Black_Moons replied to a thread AXA or BXA in General
    You'll need BXA if you wanna use 5/8" tooling without cutting the tool holder. that said, you'll need to machine down the bottom of the tool...
    8 replies | 313 view(s)
  • Black_Moons's Avatar
    Today, 06:45 AM
    reply to them "This is the FBI, we are running a trace on this phone call and demand you stay on the line until it is complete and give us your...
    15 replies | 440 view(s)
  • NiftyNev's Avatar
    Today, 06:41 AM
    I've had lots of calls from Microsoft, or rather, scammers claiming they are. Sometimes have a bit of fun with them if I have the time or simply tell...
    15 replies | 440 view(s)
  • Black_Moons's Avatar
    Today, 06:39 AM
    Well, After turning it twice (cough), its now only ever so lightly rubbing (More just a rubbing sound then motion) along 270 degrees (on and off...
    21 replies | 804 view(s)
  • janvanruth's Avatar
    Today, 06:33 AM
    janvanruth replied to a thread off topic US Passport in General
    If your father didnt renounce the dutch nationality when becoming an aussi you have three nationalities!!
    12 replies | 851 view(s)
  • wbleeker's Avatar
    Today, 05:17 AM
    wbleeker replied to a thread off topic US Passport in General
    Ok got the passport took nine days! In answer to some of the posts I didn't renounce citizenship! I was four when my Dutch father became an Aussie,...
    12 replies | 851 view(s)
  • BigBoy1's Avatar
    Today, 04:47 AM
    How about having member/members who know electronics build a "screamer" for the lack of a better word. This device would emit a horrible noise into...
    15 replies | 440 view(s)
  • PStechPaul's Avatar
    Today, 04:27 AM
    Fifteen years of hard use seems like a pretty good lifetime, so it might be good to get another of the same, but keep the old one for replacement...
    17 replies | 486 view(s)
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