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    Today, 12:15 AM
    firbikrhd1 replied to a thread Lathe support ballast in General
    Mr. Alciatore, My intent wasn't to brag about anything. Regardless of how stringent building codes might be, incompetent inspectors, payoffs,...
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    Yesterday, 04:52 PM
    firbikrhd1 replied to a thread Lathe support ballast in General
    Mr. Tiers, I have great respect for your advice and I am not about to dispute anyone as intelligent as you are. I will say however, that what a...
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    Yesterday, 11:50 AM
    firbikrhd1 replied to a thread Lathe support ballast in General
    At only 2" thick the concrete floor may flex some under the weight of the machine or movement around the machine and adding mass may induce more flex...
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    07-19-2016, 12:21 PM
    firbikrhd1 replied to a thread Oli can * oiler in General
    I think that oiler must be commanding such a high price because there is an oil can collecting cult. Unfortunately most older tools probably don't...
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    07-18-2016, 04:31 PM
    firbikrhd1 replied to a thread Oli can * oiler in General
    If you really want a desirable oiler look at this one. ...
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    06-11-2016, 08:22 PM
    firbikrhd1 replied to a thread Fan for Garage Shop?? in General
    Don't know about your particular situation, but, generally buildings get hotter inside than the outside ambient air is. The exception might be it you...
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    06-03-2016, 01:57 PM
    I've been using Vipre for about 10 years and not had any problems with viruses. It isn't the most expensive or the highest rated, but has been fine...
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    05-31-2016, 02:45 PM
    The worst part of getting older and taking on tasks like cutting down those trees is that you don't do it every day. My dad is 87 and CONSTANTLY...
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    05-23-2016, 03:28 PM
    Just because your body produces something doesn't mean it won't hurt you. Concentration is one issue, among others. Diabetics have increased acetone...
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    05-15-2016, 04:59 PM
    firbikrhd1 replied to a thread today I went horizontal in General
    Fantastic video and machining.
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    05-15-2016, 11:12 AM
    I'm sorry I even started reading this thread, I thought this was supposed to be a site where people interested in machining exchanged information...
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    05-13-2016, 06:44 PM
    firbikrhd1 started a thread Lathe Survey in General
    OK, lots of controversy, and tons of posts about Asian machines vs American iron, what is better, old American vs new import, yada yada yada. That is...
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    05-11-2016, 08:55 PM
    Get rid of the check valves and run both compressors from one cut off switch, using a relay for each if necessary. This will make both compressors...
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    05-11-2016, 08:44 AM
    Answer the phone, ask them to hold on a minute and tell them you'll be right back, set the receiver down and walk away for about 15 minutes.
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    05-08-2016, 06:18 PM
    What Paul say is absolutely correct. We've had several calls lately that had caller ID's such as "Out of Area" or Obamacare. Like Paul, I don;t...
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    05-06-2016, 08:00 PM
    Yeah they are getting harder and harder to find since cell phones became popular and affordable. I still see a few around here and there, but not...
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    05-06-2016, 05:43 PM
    Call from a pay phone and let them call that number back a bunch of times.
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    05-06-2016, 05:39 PM
    firbikrhd1 replied to a thread How does a 2-flute... in General
    So, what you are telling me is that the advertised diameter of an endmill can't be depended upon, is that correct? I can understand how diameter...
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    05-06-2016, 03:02 PM
    firbikrhd1 replied to a thread How does a 2-flute... in General
    No intention of hijacking the threat, but how about three flute end mills for slotting? It seems that they might be superior.
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    05-06-2016, 07:56 AM
    I'm not fond of depending upon a sensor for fluid levels. If the sensor fails the resulting repairs are extensive and expensive. If they had...
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    05-03-2016, 07:57 AM
    firbikrhd1 replied to a thread Way OT- Mice in General
    The key to catching mice in a bucket of water is that there can't be any other water sources nearby. I have a friend with horses and the barn is...
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    05-02-2016, 08:32 AM
    Electric motors are great, except that you need a power source to run them. When they make an electric pickup that will allow me to drive 400 miles...
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    05-01-2016, 01:49 PM
    firbikrhd1 replied to a thread Way OT- Mice in General
    Mice can be a continuing battle, particularly if you live in a rural area. A food source inside makes it worse but isn't a requirement for a mouse...
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    05-01-2016, 08:18 AM
    My 2009 Chevy Silverado also has a dipstick and I check my transmission fluid as well.
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    04-30-2016, 10:11 PM
    I, for one, complain about automatic transmission torque converters not having drain plugs. Not having them makes it far more difficult to do a...
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    04-30-2016, 06:47 PM
    firbikrhd1 replied to a thread Way OT- Mice in General
    If they are taking the bait but not setting off the trap there is an easy solution. AS an example I set traps using peanut butter adn the mice...
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    04-30-2016, 06:43 PM
    I looked at a Toyota pickup about 5 years ago for my cousin because he was considering purchasing it. That truck had no transmission dipstick either....
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    04-30-2016, 08:45 AM
    I've had good luck single pointing near final dimension and finishing with a sharp die.
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    04-29-2016, 10:12 PM
    firbikrhd1 replied to a thread Lubrication Idea in General
    Back when bikers were REALLY tough.
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    04-29-2016, 05:49 PM
    firbikrhd1 replied to a thread Lubrication Idea in General
    If I understand your post what you are thinking about is already being done. Take a look at how the Stihl hybrid "4 Mix" engines work on their...
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