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    Yesterday, 07:36 PM
    rohart replied to a thread New uses for old Pliers in General
    Looks great. With a limit adjusting screw you could do the gentle crimp with precision. Well, you did say you wanted to ease up ?
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    01-12-2019, 02:08 PM
    rohart replied to a thread Shop inside the house in General
    I bring more chips into bed from being lodged in my hair than from my shoes. And no, I don't change shoes - just wipe them on a mat and then on wood...
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    01-11-2019, 08:39 PM
    rohart replied to a thread Shop inside the house in General
    My shop shares an attached single garage with my motorcycles - the door is a straight ten feet into the kitchen. I have lathe, mill, drill,...
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    01-11-2019, 08:28 PM
    You don't say why you are interested, but I assume it's a lot to do with the noise. My Colchester Bantam with straight cut gears wails like a...
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    01-11-2019, 08:18 PM
    rohart replied to a thread Shortening MT-3 arbor in General
    I use a Colchester Bantam with an MT3 tailstock. Like you, when I have a taper with the tang fitted, it hits eject when 1 3/8" of tailstock are still...
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    01-05-2019, 05:36 PM
    1) On this side of the pond too headlamps are adjusted too high. Whenever I get my car back from the annual test, they've been adjusted up. Increase...
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    01-03-2019, 07:19 PM
    I can't think of anything that is less likely to degrade with low use than a wire wound resistor, especially some bit of new-fangled solid state...
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    01-03-2019, 02:38 PM
    What's wrong with winding your own resistor out of standard nichrome resistance wire. If you can't source a spool of the stuff, go to an electrics...
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    12-31-2018, 05:23 PM
    rohart replied to a thread New Skinner Special chuck in General
    Nuisance - I'd have bid if I'd known about it and what it was. I've been thinking about an an independent 3-jaw for a while.
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    12-26-2018, 10:53 AM
    Following on from Paul saying it runs in the engineering family, I'm no fan of Scott Adams' politics but I do like his Dilbert creation. Dilbert...
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    12-25-2018, 02:52 PM
    Yes - I plead guilty to a bit of all this. I can let stuff go better now I'm older. Massive row with my 25yr daughter today - I didn't want her to...
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    12-20-2018, 10:29 PM
    rohart replied to a thread Site problem in General
    I'm on Android and I can't replicate your problem. I have no extra apps. Are you sure you have no apps that add-on to your browser ? Oh, and you...
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    12-14-2018, 08:52 PM
    rohart replied to a thread making vice jaws. in General
    Coarse files for aircraft alloy with curved single serrations would work. But why not just carve the serrations in the various pieces of work you...
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    12-05-2018, 06:56 PM
    The wisdom over here is that Xylitol is lethal... to dogs. Apart from some statistical evidence, a woman cooked some brownies, sweetening with...
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    12-02-2018, 05:27 PM
    I find myself agreeing with Jerry and Doc, so long as they see themselves on roughly the same side of the argument. When I find a new forum I like...
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    11-28-2018, 01:54 PM
    rohart replied to a thread Warping steel when milling? in General
    OK, then, MattiJ, I'll bite. Tell us more about spheroidizing annealling.
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    11-28-2018, 12:52 PM
    rohart replied to a thread well still kicking in General
    Hope you can stay well, Alistair. Now stagger out and enjoy some bracing weather up the Clyde !
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    11-20-2018, 11:59 PM
    If I could use steel, I'd bore out rod so I could cut washers without the tabs. Then, since I like small scale precision welding, I'd weld in a...
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    11-15-2018, 06:55 PM
    Very nice work - and would be especially useful for a four jaw. I like a key that is loose enough to fall out if you let it go - no chance of...
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    11-13-2018, 06:55 PM
    rohart replied to a thread does silicon steel go 'bad' in General
    I once spent some time making miniature solenoids - to take DC from the rails to operate uncoupling on model railways. The best - highest...
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    11-13-2018, 06:22 PM
    rohart replied to a thread Making gears in General
    Now you can cut gears, you can use the same technique to make a worm that fits your spur gears. Mount the worm at the small angle needed to make it...
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    11-02-2018, 11:44 AM
    rohart replied to a thread worm gear animation in General
    You'd make it by using the spur as a hob. You'd have to angle the spur teeth, but then the hob would impart the change of profile while cutting. ...
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    11-01-2018, 08:41 PM
    They don't work together. Now chocolate and port - that works.
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    11-01-2018, 05:51 PM
    I run a Centec 2A mill with the quick release X-feed latch. I had a minor crash, and after refitting my feed motor I find that the latch won't...
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    10-30-2018, 07:49 PM
    Same advantage, different direction. Just the ratios of the distances to the fulcrum as Jim said.
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    10-28-2018, 07:48 PM
    rohart replied to a thread question in General
    I never let my Win OS or browser choose where downloads go. I always use my own named folders, and always on drive D:. That way I know what I need...
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