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    11-16-2017, 06:55 PM
    That layout is almost identical to the design of the Quorn spindle. Two up front, one at the back preloaded with a spring box. The spindle slides in...
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    11-15-2017, 05:17 PM
    rohart replied to a thread 4x8' Shop Bench Idea in General
    Build your own table with drawers at the top at each end, shelf space beneath the drawers and and knee space in the middle. For most of the table,...
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    11-13-2017, 11:35 PM
    rohart replied to a thread OT: Double slit experiment in General
    I did this as a kid. I remember pulling thin copper wire past its yield limit to get really straight wire to make the two slits. Razor blades for the...
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    11-08-2017, 08:45 PM
    I have the problem that my ISP, which also handles my several email addresses redirected from my domains elsewhere, groups all emails under the first...
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    11-04-2017, 07:29 PM
    This is my knurler in use. I did have a thread about it with several pics, but the thread must have been pre 2010 and it's gone. The screw just...
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    10-30-2017, 04:15 PM
    Tell him to put his car near the street drain and pour the chemicals over the car. Then rinse it off and job done.
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    10-28-2017, 09:30 PM
    rohart replied to a thread painting a heat sink in General
    I would have thought that any coating would act as an insulator. A heatsink has fins to transfer heat to air that is moving past the surface, so we...
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    10-28-2017, 09:19 PM
    rohart replied to a thread building a leather splttir? in General
    When I motorised my bead roller, I used bicycle chain. I took a couple of bike cassettes apart to get the gears. You can run chain with enough slack...
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    10-28-2017, 09:10 PM
    What I do not like is angle shelving brackets. Any weight on them and, as you say, you need more screws. I either scratch build a (rough and ready)...
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    10-25-2017, 08:00 PM
    I agree a good insert holder like Seco should do it, but those things aren't unbreakable. Don't ask. The most important advantage that the insert...
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    10-23-2017, 08:16 PM
    rohart replied to a thread Hand Reaming and Drilling in General
    I have several screwdriver shanks, but no handles. The shanks are mostly from plastic handled drivers whose handles have exploded from age and...
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    10-23-2017, 08:09 PM
    rohart replied to a thread Sir John in General
    It isn't given to many to be so respected. It's been nice knowing you, John, even though it was over the wire. RIP. Condolences to his loved ones,...
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    10-20-2017, 11:40 PM
    In the sixties there was a London estate agent - I think he was called Hotblack Desiato and was Douglas Adams' inspiration - who said it like it was....
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    10-20-2017, 11:37 PM
    I reluctantly come down on BCRider's side. And look at how many welding threads still appear in the general forum even though the welding forum is...
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    10-20-2017, 11:16 PM
    rohart replied to a thread Sir John in General
    Ruddy nuisance, diseases are. Good luck getting through it John, because I guess it's luck you need. You'll have created all the positive thinking...
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    10-18-2017, 08:52 PM
    You should have thrown him into the sheep shearer, turned him upside down and fleeced him ! Don't know if that slang word carries across the pond.
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    10-18-2017, 08:48 PM
    When I was a kid we had a pair of whippets. One summer's day we hear barking from upstairs in my gran's room. Wasps had nested in a rotten corner of...
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    10-03-2017, 04:38 PM
    rohart replied to a thread New and "Improved" web site in General
    George, seeing as IT messed up, can't you pressure them to do what a lot of us seem to want ? By that I mean mainly a colour scheme with black on...
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    09-22-2017, 08:22 PM
    rohart replied to a thread OT: SSD versus hard drive. in General
    Agree with all the comments here. Boot up with an SSD is so fast. As I get near to capacity I keep expecting problems as the SSD starts to rearrange...
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    09-17-2017, 09:10 PM
    Small CFL bulbs take ages to get up to full power, so they're no good for a go in room, switch on, find stuff and leave application. And they...
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