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    Yesterday, 07:05 PM
    Sorry Mark
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    Yesterday, 06:59 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Chinese vs. German bearings in General
    I suppose the perceived fall of US manufacturing and the rise of Chinese was inevitable, The US, like the UK in the distant past has become a victim...
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    Yesterday, 06:46 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Crazy German regulations! in General
    I think half the cars on British roads are running on pink diesel, during the fuel shortage due to embargoes on the refineries the HM tax office...
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    Yesterday, 06:36 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Which is heavier? in General
    +1, there would be more in 3.5 L, it's all about density, body filler is usually more dense than water I could never get my head round it as a...
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    Yesterday, 02:06 AM
    It is unusual to check a dirty table, +1 on the clock attachment, should be a sub arbour, you may well be measuring how bent the drill bit is or how...
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    09-29-2014, 05:28 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Chinese vs. German bearings in General
    I use SKF or Timken, I think I like Timken the best myself, I really don't know why. Mark
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    09-29-2014, 04:37 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Squareness in General
    I think that's per foot, if metric quoted per meter, at least that's what it says in the British standard handbook Mark
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    09-28-2014, 06:55 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Welding mystery in General
    I've seen a remote control checker that is nothing more than a credit card with some sort of coating, its fluorescent when IR exposed, cheap too,...
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    09-28-2014, 06:48 PM
    I certainly would not underestimate china having seen some, they have been increasing steel production by about 5 million tons a year, every year...
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    09-28-2014, 06:34 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Moved the surface plate. in General
    That is not a surface plate,nor a surface table, it's an emperor size orthopaedic bed, after moving it you should lie on it for a while to straighten...
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    09-28-2014, 06:21 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Anvil Center Crack in General
    It looks remarkably like a chink(no offence, it's the noise it makes)crack, usually when a high silicon cools there is a recrystallisation, the...
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    09-27-2014, 05:16 PM
    boslab replied to a thread 16 gauge steel shet in General
    I agree with the suspicion of the CR statement, HR is softer, CR gets temper rolled, bends with the rolling direction are prone to micro cracks if...
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    09-27-2014, 05:11 PM
    We'll I suppose there are grades of Ali with a definitive specification required by the military, so thier not really lying are they! On the other...
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    09-26-2014, 05:01 PM
    I have heared if they are tapered then cut the opposite direction, at least that what was in the instructions of my as yet unused plasma cutter by...
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    09-26-2014, 12:07 AM
    boslab replied to a thread Welding angle clamp in General
    You can apparently get arc blow due to magnetic effects stick welding, I've been told it can be fixed by wraping one of the leads round the work,...
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    09-25-2014, 11:48 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Heat treat guess in General
    I noticed on the hatter blades reference to austempered the cooling to achieve that is a 2 step job, initial fast quench then hold, bring down after...
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    09-25-2014, 11:18 PM
    It looks like one of them unknowable things, looks like a nice lump of iron, I was going to interject backlash as a one direction reason but it got...
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    09-25-2014, 05:12 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Welding angle clamp in General
    I just use the magnetic ones for tacking, tack check tack etc, cheap and that's the key as all the carver clamps I had are decorating someone else's...
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    09-23-2014, 10:30 PM
    Methinks if only Scottish folk were allowed to vote on independence then it would have been yes, I don't think they realised how many English there...
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    09-23-2014, 10:26 PM
    The cap is normally spaded onto the wires, just swap it with another to try, just a suggestion Mark
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    09-23-2014, 10:22 PM
    There's a lot of "trust me" shirts about, the funniest ones I've seen to date are lawyer, policeman, politician burglar, prostitute would be good...
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    09-23-2014, 10:18 PM
    boslab replied to a thread OT: Bicycles in General
    I'm not up up on bikes, I used to cycle to work about 10 miles each way but got backache, so I modded the seat a bit by stuffing squash balls down...
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    09-23-2014, 10:06 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Heat treat guess in General
    With the brine quench you are causing cracks, you just can't see them, it's a result of the hardening process shrinking the exterior while the inside...
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    09-23-2014, 09:43 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Heat treat guess in General
    We made a couple of trial coils of steel years ago for mowers, they were to be pressed then tunnel treated, culminating in an oil quench as correctly...
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    09-22-2014, 07:38 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Solo. Germany in November in General
    You need German lessons 1. Ein bier 2. Danker You now speak fluent bar! Mark
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    09-22-2014, 07:32 PM
    The architecture of London is interesting too, like St Paul's Cathedral, nice climb up the stairs to the whispering gallery, it does work too!, it's...
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    09-22-2014, 02:41 AM
    I may have this wrong, excuse me if I am, I was told that an axes were at 90 degrees to each other, X vertical Y horizontal on a graph, however...
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    09-20-2014, 06:08 PM
    boslab replied to a thread hydraulic hose press gloat! in General
    The molten metal clothing I had in the steel industry was called MM2, pure wool with cotton reinforcing, I've tested it to about 1400 degrees, so...
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    09-20-2014, 05:57 PM
    I know, the polyethylene sheet is a model of the Swiss alps and the stapler is a hypothetical reference to a cat, it's unusual to find a surrealist...
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    09-19-2014, 10:01 PM
    Reckon you could crimp hydraulic hoses for BF with your butt picking that thing up on a forklift! It would be a crappy welding table anyway! Mark
    21 replies | 2039 view(s)
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