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    Today, 06:14 PM
    I just discovered I have a multitool! It was sitting on a shelve and I found it while I was looking for something else. It's an ESP brand as shown...
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    02-18-2019, 11:49 AM
    It looks like it's made from flat strip off a roll either by running it through length ways through rollers and cut to length as needed or as...
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    02-17-2019, 02:16 PM
    Years ago I bought one that looks identical to the one in the ad. So far I've never needed to use the indexing plates for any of what I've done ...
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    02-16-2019, 10:48 AM
    Arcane replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Today (technically yesterday but I haven't been to sleep yet) I went to buy a US quart of Rust Check and some fuel treatment from my friend who runs...
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    02-15-2019, 03:37 PM
    Arcane replied to a thread Milling Vise Size? in General
    I have two mill vises, a 4" and a 6". I use the 4" one the most and switch to the 6" when I need more opening than the 4" has. I don't think I've...
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    02-15-2019, 03:17 PM
    That's what I did with a 6" 4 jaw scroll chuck I have. I made an adapter to fit the #3MT in my 8" RT with a round section to fit the through hole...
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    02-14-2019, 06:49 PM
    Arcane replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Today I finally got around to fixing a couple of the broken teeth on the back gear of one of my 9" SB lathes. I've tried to grind a tool bit to...
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    02-14-2019, 12:40 PM
    Arcane replied to a thread Swivel eye? in General
    The rigid attachment is a lever arm that prevents it from rolling. It changes nothing about where the center of gravity actually is.
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    02-14-2019, 12:00 PM
    Arcane replied to a thread Swivel eye? in General
    The center of gravity is a fixed point. You can only change it by adding mass and the mass of the metal you talking about adding is insignificant...
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    02-12-2019, 01:25 PM
    Arcane replied to a thread Lathe unloading in General
    From a gentleman named "promacjoe" over at PM..."According to the 1952 South Bend catalog, The crated weight of the standard South Bend 13", 6' bed...
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    02-12-2019, 05:32 AM
    Arcane replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    See my post here. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/threads/78314-Lathe-unloading?p=1222694#post1222694
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    02-12-2019, 05:07 AM
    Arcane replied to a thread Lathe unloading in General
    One of the best ways I've seen to lift a lathe is like this... The one I made to lift my 9" SB lathes has an amply large angle iron on...
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    02-11-2019, 02:44 AM
    While we are on the topic of washers, has anyone ever cut a small recess on the tips their lathe jaws to hold washers? I have one chuck with...
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    02-11-2019, 02:21 AM
    Years ago I did the same for a friend's old International truck with the dual clutch and brake master cylinder. I cheated and stripped down a couple...
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    02-10-2019, 10:21 AM
    That's where a metric tape measure shines. If you have one marked with both imperial and metric it's also a converter from one to the other.
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    02-09-2019, 05:13 PM
    Arcane replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Today I made an arbour for my new set of MADE IN CHINA gear cutters. I wimped out and made it with a 3/4" straight shaft so I can slip it into a...
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    02-07-2019, 11:37 AM
    You had this dentist? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOtMizMQ6oM
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    02-07-2019, 11:32 AM
    Arcane replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Yesterday I went looking for my B&S #7 taper for my dividing head and couldn't find it anywhere and I KNEW I had put it away in a safe place so I...
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    02-07-2019, 10:21 AM
    A few years back I bought one (”bolt cutter style” crimper) for a Christmas present for a friend of mine since he makes up a lot of battery cables...
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    02-06-2019, 08:22 AM
    Arcane replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I have my grinder on a brake drum and to counter the uneven floor in my shop I cut three short lengths of rubber tubing, slit them and slipped them...
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    02-05-2019, 04:02 AM
    Arcane replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I made 1.2 Imperial gallons of delicious beef stew. :)
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    02-04-2019, 09:19 PM
    Arcane replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    What a coincidence! Just a short while back I made the exact same screw for a friend to replace one in a vise he had that wasn't original and was...
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    02-04-2019, 08:56 PM
    Arcane replied to a thread OT Somewhat- Mower Blades in General
    I had to change the blade out on my 19" Lawnboy because it was plugging up all the time in high dense grass in my back yard that it used to sail...
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    02-04-2019, 05:31 AM
    Very ingenious!
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    02-04-2019, 05:09 AM
    I agree. When I got my 9" SB it had the lantern style tool holder and Armstrong tool holders but what a PITA to swap tools and have to fool around...
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    02-03-2019, 02:40 PM
    Arcane replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    That's quite the tank your toilet has. Who knew they could make them so transparent? Thankfully they didn't made the rest of it transparent as well...
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    02-01-2019, 11:08 AM
    Great idea! All in all, probably faster and less dangerous.
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    02-01-2019, 08:54 AM
    Arcane replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Dennis, you have my condolences. I lost my two furry kids awhile back and I know the feeling all too well.
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    02-01-2019, 08:49 AM
    Arcane replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I worked for a full year 1972-1973 in the Yukon at Clinton Creek about 60 miles north of Dawson City and had a 1972 Arctic Cat Lynx with a 292cc...
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    01-31-2019, 09:01 PM
    Arcane replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I'm surprised your drain pipe didn't freeze up. Seen it happen.
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