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    Today, 01:08 AM
    Arcane replied to a thread Bench Vise Shootout in General
    A couple of friends of mine had vises that broke during use without all that much force being applied. One had an admittedly cheap vise that looked...
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    09-19-2019, 03:01 AM
    Times two!
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    09-19-2019, 02:59 AM
    Works of art, Jim. Truly beautiful.
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    09-17-2019, 09:06 PM
    Arcane replied to a thread Small motor connection in General
    If I had to make such a connection, I'd use Buchanan splice caps with the accompanying insulating cap. You should use a specific crimper for them,...
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    09-15-2019, 08:46 PM
    Arcane replied to a thread Bearings in gear box. in General
    Connor has stated all the bearings are internal and if all the other non shielded bearings are fine there's no reason to think replacing the bad...
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    09-15-2019, 08:36 PM
    There's also lots of Youtube videos about them but I suspect you've already checked. For their price, using a ready made hoist is kind of a...
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    09-15-2019, 08:19 PM
    Arcane replied to a thread Bearings in gear box. in General
    The only bearings Connor mentions as being rough were the four shielded ones. If there was contamination in the oil that caused the problem, the...
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    09-12-2019, 02:24 AM
    All those pics are clear of watermarks and sharp images for me. Earlier tonight I was looking for pics of a "cathead" and I found one but when I ...
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    09-12-2019, 02:10 AM
    Arcane replied to a thread Removing rust in General
    Agreed. For the cost involved and the results obtained, simple everyday white vinegar is at the top of my list too. Just a couple of weeks ago I used...
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    09-11-2019, 08:50 PM
    I'm also running Firefox ESR 52.9.0 on my decade old computer with Vista. It definitely appears to have a bearing on why I don't see any watermarks...
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    09-11-2019, 08:43 PM
    Like many things, don't forget to account for the hazards of the dust that might come from machining it. It might be quite abrasive and breathing it...
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    09-11-2019, 08:03 PM
    Arcane replied to a thread Help needed in General
    ^This!^ As many others have pointed out, there can be more than one reason for runout to happen and a methodical approach is needed to ensure...
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    09-11-2019, 11:15 AM
    Arcane replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    One of these with the long handle is handy for picking up swarf on the floor that's stringy and clings to a broom but no use whatsoever for...
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    09-10-2019, 10:32 PM
    Arcane replied to a thread Least used machines in General
    At one time I was interested in doing some wood working and I bought a couple of things that I thought I would use, a 12" planer, a 6" jointer, a...
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    09-10-2019, 10:18 PM
    Arcane started a thread Where's Jerry? in General
    Jerry hasn't posted in over 6 weeks (since 07-25-2019). I'm sure there's many of us who are wondering what's up with his sudden absence. Does...
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    09-10-2019, 06:59 PM
    Pics are in focus for me and I can't see any watermark. Edit to add: I either see the pics or absolutely nothing, just a blank space.
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    09-08-2019, 09:34 PM
    Just for S&G I Goggled it and found this site https://www.powerequipmentdirect.com/Guardian-UltraSource-4582/p1264.html It shows a slightly newer...
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    09-05-2019, 09:21 PM
    I did look at the first post and to my eye, it looks like it's a pita to access the screw regardless of what tool you use. The twisted shackle I...
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    09-04-2019, 02:35 PM
    I think I would have just added one of these so the regular clevis was up higher. https://www.treestuff.com/store/catalog.asp?item=756
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    09-04-2019, 05:23 AM
    Arcane replied to a thread What is this tool? in General
    We used to use them on line hardware back when I was a young Lineman and the only name i ever heard them called was an "alligator wrench". They only...
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    09-03-2019, 08:37 PM
    Nope! Chaining the tie in back of the tires and backing out is the safe way.
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    09-02-2019, 04:38 PM
    Canola? These paddles look like you'd be swathing rice! :D Seriously, I really hope the weather smartens up for all farmers.
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    09-01-2019, 05:06 PM
    Arcane replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Yes, danlb. I'm another who is very happy you weren't more seriously hurt than you were! That could have been waaay worse!
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    09-01-2019, 12:30 PM
    Arcane replied to a thread OT: Jessi Combs Accident in General
    My father felt the same way and he was an authentic cowboy. He worked on ranches "busting broncs" and riding herd and competed in rodeos to earn...
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    08-30-2019, 08:06 PM
    Arcane replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I started to do a bit of repair work to my back deck. It's small at about 6 1/2 feet square and only three steps up and I thought all I would need to...
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    08-28-2019, 11:08 PM
    Arcane replied to a thread Heavy duty die holder in General
    That's very nice die holder!
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    08-28-2019, 05:12 AM
    Arcane replied to a thread Hose fittings in General
    QSIMDO, I'm sure I'm not the only one who is wondering why it has to be one piece. Any particular reason?
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    08-26-2019, 01:19 AM
    Arcane replied to a thread Computer Help in General
    I've gotten that "Microsoft warning" a couple of times...maybe a little more... :D I've used Sandoxie for a very long time now and it isolates my...
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    08-25-2019, 02:08 AM
    Arcane replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Today I celebrated my 68 birthday! :) I went out to a friend's acreage and returned their two dogs to them that I babysat for half a week while...
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    08-24-2019, 01:44 AM
    I bet it will work great! Sometimes "good enough for the girls I go with" is ok too! :D
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