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    Today, 11:37 AM
    What material could I use to line a band brake that is used for parking only? The band is around one foot in diameter when mounted. It is 28mm...
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    Today, 07:00 AM
    You always have to pay for your education in one form or another. I personally think that anyone selling high dollar items in small packages on...
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    Yesterday, 05:08 AM
    boslab replied to a thread welding an axe in General
    Anyway back to the axe! I had a thought, when we puddle welded gantry crane rails years ago we put graphite blocks either side to hold the weld in,...
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    Yesterday, 04:51 AM
    boslab replied to a thread Layout question in General
    With three holes your going to end up using trig, like it or not, 3 initial distances and 3 diameters to get 3 centre to centres, at some point your...
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    Yesterday, 04:30 AM
    boslab replied to a thread welding an axe in General
    No I didn't mean to have an actual "murder allowed, or the driver of this vehicle is allowed to murder transgressors" Although it's sounding more...
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    Yesterday, 04:27 AM
    boslab replied to a thread welding an axe in General
    I forgot about that, and it's no good hiding in the toilet I'm told! Mark
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    05-22-2016, 11:54 PM
    I'd use a router with a guide and a template myself, easier than a boring exercise, make a template out of mdf, chopping board, whatever on the lathe...
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    05-22-2016, 11:32 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Dimple Dies in General
    How about a spring stripper punch?, the outer sleeve clamps the plate under spring or rubber pressure then the piercing punch goes through, you could...
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    05-22-2016, 11:21 PM
    boslab replied to a thread welding an axe in General
    We get the same over here, shops put up signs saying "no refunds", I needed one and knew the shop was a pia to take stuff back so I printed out our...
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    05-22-2016, 11:12 PM
    Is that a metric thumb or an imperial thumb, I've always been amused by rule of thumb, there are so many of them, rules that is not thumbs, and are...
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    05-22-2016, 04:32 PM
    boslab replied to a thread welding an axe in General
    And I reckon one of your competitors persuaded him to call on you, but I'm paranoid! mark
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    05-21-2016, 07:29 PM
    It may well have HF start but can you get an arc going scratch start? Mark
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    05-21-2016, 07:27 PM
    boslab replied to a thread welding an axe in General
    I thought axes were forged steel, I didn't think that iron would be a choice? I'd go with a low H2 rod and regrind to shape, if it goes again bin...
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    05-21-2016, 07:17 PM
    An extension to your idea would be to cast 2 ferro concrete pedestals, insert a tree into the top when wet with a screw socket for an eye bolt, bit...
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    05-21-2016, 03:33 PM
    Black Forest replied to a thread Layout question in General
    Do you know the distance from center of A to center of C? And likewise the distance from B center to C center?
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    05-21-2016, 06:28 AM
    Brian how come you can only use a 3/8 square shank? I thought you bought a bigger lathe than your last one.
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    05-20-2016, 03:33 PM
    Well that's cleared that up, I'm wrong, but I now think a cleco will open a barrel lock, electricians will be happy Mark
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    05-20-2016, 11:46 AM
    I have seen alcohol remove nearly every type of paint imaginable. The drivers of the car had consumed the alcohol and then crashed their auto...
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    05-20-2016, 09:31 AM
    With a 4th axis shaft repair becomes doable, nice vidio How about a chamber box thing you can argon flood just an idea, don't know if it would work...
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    05-20-2016, 08:08 AM
    boslab replied to a thread Will Alcohol Remove Paint? in General
    There is a test for paint coatings called a double rub beleive it or not, you count the number of times you rub both ways till you see a stain on the...
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    05-20-2016, 07:59 AM
    Thinking out loud, how about 2 hoses one water jet to fluidise the sand then a second hose to suck the slurry out, we had a pile driving company...
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    05-20-2016, 07:49 AM
    I must admit they are cleco-ish, but closer inspection reveals they are made from a stack of mineral insulated cable glands, I've not yet seen a...
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    05-20-2016, 02:43 AM
    Black Forest replied to a thread Oil seal shock! in General
    I have been trying to find a active flow control valve but am having no luck. Do you have an idea who or where I might look one up online?
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    05-20-2016, 01:19 AM
    Black Forest replied to a thread Oil seal shock! in General
    The flow regulator interests me a lot. Would you explain it a little more. How would the flow regulator give me limited slip without locking up...
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    05-19-2016, 07:33 PM
    boslab replied to a thread OT: Low Cost Borescope in General
    I have a bendy boroscope I use under floors and in cavities, also Chinese, I have been very pleased with it, found quite a few leaky pipes and such,...
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    05-19-2016, 09:48 AM
    I thought a Hork was a bird owned by someone with a speech impediment Mark
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    05-19-2016, 09:39 AM
    It is interesting to be sure, not new, there's even a word for the stuff, mischmetal, but building eutectic structures externally is new Good post...
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    05-18-2016, 12:53 PM
    Black Forest replied to a thread Oil seal shock! in General
    That is exactly what I am going to do. I ordered this valve this morning. I will use a foot pedal to activate the diff_lock when I need it.
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    05-18-2016, 06:34 AM
    Black Forest replied to a thread Oil seal shock! in General
    I have the parts and setup and maintenance manuals. What is a real pain on this mower is some of the parts are metric and some inch. For instance...
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    05-18-2016, 05:07 AM
    boslab replied to a thread air flyboard in General
    No sense of fun, should have worn an ironman suit, that would have got some attention, looks like a fun suicide method to me Mark
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