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    Yesterday, 09:08 PM
    I'm surprised a ceramic mic frame has never appeared, there are some tough old materials being developed, I saw a ceramic roller bearing once,...
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    Yesterday, 09:04 PM
    I think I'm getting paranoid!, I don't even sleep properly anymore, my new shop door is 1/2" hardox 600, but I chickened out at the 5kv supply, in...
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    Yesterday, 07:11 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Hi guys in General
    Perhaps that's what defined the Big Bang, everything must have happened at once until time came into existence, the filling of the universe could...
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    Yesterday, 06:54 PM
    I'm not sure if I understand the stud question but anyway, a 2x4 over here is a 4x2 in mm, which should be 100 x 50, but if you go buy sawn it is....
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    Yesterday, 06:43 PM
    I'm glad I'm not alone with finger cracks, never thought of superglue, must try that, the buggers are only tiny but they are very sore, I think they...
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    Yesterday, 05:25 PM
    Stuff it in the freezer first Mark
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    Yesterday, 09:12 AM
    boslab replied to a thread Making a set of chuck Jaws in General
    That's what I call proper German engineering, well done, half the rest of us muppets out here can only dream of work like that, self included btw!,...
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    Yesterday, 08:55 AM
    boslab replied to a thread brass or bronze?? in General
    An XRF in a contraption called a X-ray fluorescence spectrometer, it hits target sample with X rays then looks at the characteristic energy spectrum...
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    Yesterday, 08:48 AM
    boslab replied to a thread Hi guys in General
    I suppose there is a vacuum inside atoms, that's strange Mark
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    Yesterday, 02:52 AM
    Take the door off if you can, put a couple of carver heavy duty clamps onto the top of the safe through the door apature to clamp a length of angle...
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    12-20-2014, 10:24 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Hi guys in General
    It always tickled me that oranges and lemons taste molecule is the same one, just one is left handed and one is right handed, I think it was...
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    12-20-2014, 07:39 PM
    boslab replied to a thread A question about "Sweating" in General
    Anvil welding and sweating aren't that dissimilar, in fire welding the same process of clean and flux with borax is used, I have seen sweating done...
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    12-20-2014, 06:23 PM
    I rather liked myfordboys vidio, apart from the heat treatment bit!, quite well done hobo making, gnashing etc, worth a look as generating a worm...
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    12-20-2014, 05:50 PM
    boslab replied to a thread brass or bronze?? in General
    And old fashioned test was to rub the dickens out of it with your thumb, then smell!, if you smell metallic then it's brass, if not it's bronze, I...
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    12-20-2014, 02:47 AM
    I have never used one, can't see the problem myself, mics go up to gigantic, we had 70" and bigger mitutoyo mics in the roll shop in work, they were...
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    12-20-2014, 02:38 AM
    boslab replied to a thread Hi guys in General
    Glad your functioning a bit better, I relate to your comment about stress, I suffer perpetual anxiety myself, strangely the process is damped by the...
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    12-19-2014, 08:23 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Steel SailBoats in Home Shop Welding
    I did a little welding on a pilot boat once, they insisted that the welder be coded ASME 9, I didn't know if I was or not at the time, I was welding...
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    12-19-2014, 08:10 PM
    boslab replied to a thread A humble bench grinder in General
    Nice job, the norton wheels are balanced to less than 5 grams according to the sales rep, we had a batch of "universal" wheels that even when dressed...
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    12-17-2014, 08:11 PM
    I used MEK on a car, methyl ethyl ketone, got the stickers off, warmth as opposed to heat. Local garage uses a hot water jet wash thingy, takes them...
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    12-17-2014, 04:49 PM
    I would keep her myself, looks like it came out of tesla's laboratory or an old Frankenstein film," more current Igor, more current", it wouldn't...
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    12-17-2014, 04:11 PM
    boslab replied to a thread A question about "Sweating" in General
    When they mole the new pipe they will go all the way to the house, 15 foot only takes a minute or two Mark
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    12-17-2014, 04:07 PM
    boslab replied to a thread A Machinist Wraps Presents in General
    I always enjoy the squaring of the circle ceremony of someone trying to wrap a football, it's usually bloody hilarious as it progresses to crumpled...
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    12-16-2014, 11:36 PM
    We will have to agree to disagree, starvation, poverty and fuel poverty are more real in the UK than you would think, the price of fuel aka gas and...
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    12-16-2014, 11:18 PM
    boslab replied to a thread lathe chuck in General
    I tend to just use a 4 jaw these days, too lazy to change them over!, we had a lathe in work who's only chuck was a 6 jaw, it did have a 2 jaw, 3 jaw...
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    12-16-2014, 07:43 AM
    I'm on my second go, bought the parts, plasma cutter, etc but lost the lot including the computer, starting go no 2, I hope I can get a thermal arc...
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    12-15-2014, 08:40 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Digital height gage died in General
    Even if it doesn't work it's still a good clock stand or scribing block if nothing else, if your measuring with slips and clock aka dti you don't...
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    12-15-2014, 08:32 PM
    I was shown once how to mask the flow with correction fluid, the white stuff in a bottle, I've seen it used but never had cause to use it so I would...
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    12-15-2014, 06:28 PM
    I just got a brainfart, a small nut spinner and bang it over the head, then twist it out, might work? Mark
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    12-15-2014, 06:23 PM
    Old ones are about, I've even seen one chucked in a skip, it was a victim of Phillips aka panalytical, it had become old so they would not support it...
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    12-15-2014, 06:13 PM
    boslab replied to a thread RIP Byron Boucher in General
    How it saddens me to hear of his passing, I liked reading his posts, it makes you feel like you know someone even if you have never met and could...
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