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    Today, 05:25 PM
    Hello George, That is great info that the wall thickness does not have a bearing in the operation of the whistle. I have some thin walled brass...
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    Today, 03:21 PM
    I have just read the article about making a whistle for compressed air. The question is what wall thickness does it require for the whistle and could...
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    02-15-2018, 11:03 PM
    Hey Doc, In doing research on a TIG watercooled setup I found lots of guys that were doing it use a Procon water pump in the GPM that is needed...
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    02-11-2018, 12:45 PM
    gaston replied to a thread Plasma cutter? in General
    the hypertherm is a professional machine. If your business depends on it, its cheap at any price. BUT it your a hobbiest and its a "toy," any of the...
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    02-10-2018, 02:50 PM
    Brian, Before you fill the holes what about locating pins in the same place as the holes to let it all stay in place as you setup the part and...
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    02-10-2018, 02:27 PM
    Mr Fixit replied to a thread Plasma cutter? in General
    Hypertherm has been my tool for a few years and it works fantastic! the only problem is I got mine used and Hypertherm does not make the consumables...
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    02-05-2018, 04:25 PM
    Mr Fixit replied to a thread Will this hold that ? in General
    01-7700, I have one of those for a band saw and when the foot collapsed the saw fell over and did some damage, I say BE VERY CAREFUL with it and...
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    02-04-2018, 01:36 AM
    Another safety factor to the pit in the floor idea that must be considered is that gas is heavier than air and many other oxygen starving chemicals...
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    02-02-2018, 08:15 PM
    Hey 3Phase lightbulb, I saw a shop a few years ago that had a trailer hitch type of receiver on the bench, and the grinders were hanging on the...
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    02-02-2018, 08:04 PM
    Hey JD, I have a shop that is just over 800 sq ft and I can fit multiple cars inside, but I am working with smaller (Morris Minor) cars. The...
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    01-23-2018, 06:28 PM
    Mr Fixit replied to a thread Shop Air Filtration in General
    Hey 3PL, I made a vac system for my blast cabinet from a 5gal canister vac, cut out the bottom and put a second metal 5gal can below that I put a...
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    01-22-2018, 10:26 PM
    Good advice on the wheels being outside or as far as possible to the outside for stability. I plan on looking at this idea and maybe even building a...
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    01-21-2018, 10:53 PM
    J Tiers, That sounds like a really nice feature for a movable piece of equipment. I would be interested in more information, or a manufacturer of...
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    01-21-2018, 03:34 PM
    I have made a square socket (1/4" plate) that fits the end of the ram with a set screw to hold it and the round punch or other object in place. This...
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    01-21-2018, 03:29 PM
    Hey Group, I got a second used SEARS Craftsman tool box for the shop that has the tooling for the mill in it now, instead of a a bench that was a...
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    01-17-2018, 10:43 PM
    Mr Fixit replied to a thread English Wheel Adjuster? in General
    Hi Denny, The English wheels made by DIY folks have often had square tubes for the lower anvil, this would keep things from turning too. What...
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    01-11-2018, 09:06 PM
    Mr Fixit replied to a thread Sand Blasting in General
    3 Phase Lightbulb, I have the HF bench top one that is older with the top as the access. I built a frame to hold glass instead of the plastic...
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    12-30-2017, 02:18 PM
    You are a grain of sand to the IRS when it comes to this size of donation and pricing it out, unless you are well off and make lots of cash your fine...
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    12-23-2017, 06:33 PM
    Hi bobw53, That may be the fix. stop trying to use the drain line under pressure from the tank to the outside. Terrific, then I wouldn't need to...
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    12-23-2017, 06:20 PM
    OK, I don't have the best ability to explain things sometimes and I get a bit wordy. What I want to do is tee the drain of the air dryer into the...
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    12-23-2017, 04:20 PM
    Hi Group, I have a remote air tank only and now a new (used) refrigerated air dryer in the upstairs of my shop. I have a 1/2" copper drain line...
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    12-23-2017, 03:54 PM
    Mr Fixit replied to a thread She flies again! in General
    Hey Flylo, Do have the opportunity to be in contact with the fellows that bought the plane? Any chance for you to ever fly in it or ride in it? ...
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    12-23-2017, 03:34 PM
    Mr Fixit replied to a thread Arbor Press Platen Ideas? in General
    Hey gzig5, I have a import press that came without a bolster also. All I had was 3/4"x 6" flat stock and I just cut it to size as a square, cut...
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    12-05-2017, 07:18 PM
    I have 2 plasma cutters a cut50 and a 1980's century 20 the cut 50 will cut 1/2 easy but makes "angry noises and scares the hell out fo anyone in my...
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    12-04-2017, 07:06 PM
    gaston replied to a thread Where to buy gears? in General
    you can have what you want made here http://www.mooregear.com/gearracks.html or here http://www.rushgears.com/gear-types/rack also here ...
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    11-29-2017, 11:06 PM
    OK guys, If I pull the trigger on the valve, which cylinder is going to do the job best? And what do we figure the press tonnage would be with...
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    11-29-2017, 05:26 PM
    gaston replied to a thread Upgrading shop lights in General
    I replaced all my 4' bulbs with led bulbs direct wired ( got then from amazon prime 24 bulbs 177.00 ) about . got rid of the buzzing and flicker of...
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    11-27-2017, 10:50 PM
    Mr Fixit replied to a thread Pedestal Mounted Vise in General
    My brother has a 6" large vise on a 6" piece of pipe (not sure if it is filled) welded to a 3' x 3' piece of plate steel for you to stand on and...
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    11-26-2017, 01:02 AM
    Mr Fixit replied to a thread HVAC Thermostat in General
    3 Phase Lightbulb, I'm no expert on "T" stats, but the auto setting is a feature on older stats that has the fan come on only in the call for...
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