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    Today, 01:54 AM
    Options- I could always make the central bend using a rounded top die, then push that straight with a slightly convex top die. That would avoid a...
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    Today, 12:06 AM
    The 'W' bend- I'll have to remember that. It will work with my existing benders. Thanks for all the input, guys.
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    Yesterday, 11:30 PM
    KJ does have an extensive selection- the others don't. I've bought from Lee Valley before, and their prices were reasonable- Princess Auto has a very...
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    Yesterday, 09:05 PM
    Been looking for a supplier within my province, bc. I would have thought I could find one in Vancouver, but no luck so far. Here's something I...
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    10-29-2014, 02:58 AM
    I think my first thread was a left hand when I made a new lead screw for the cross slide. It was no good from the start- about the only thing I...
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    10-29-2014, 02:40 AM
    My dad had a late '40s or so International truck when I was the tender age of three. I used to use the starter with the truck in gear to get 'er...
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    10-28-2014, 07:53 PM
    Given that the size of the battery roughly determines how much active area there is to produce current, a battery of 2 6v ones would be roughly twice...
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    10-28-2014, 07:24 PM
    darryl replied to a thread This shape in General
    Your initial idea sound good to me- the only 'extra' you would need is a rotary fixturing device of some kind. An ordinary end mill should do.
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    10-28-2014, 06:51 PM
    darryl started a thread motor brushes in General
    This would probably be more related to hobby stuff, but for what it's worth- Needed some brushes recently for a rotary contactor, for which I...
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    10-27-2014, 09:41 PM
    Heh, the FJ40 Land Cruiser. Yep, I've hand-cranked mine, but more often than not I'd push start it.
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    10-27-2014, 02:20 AM
    I will have to look at those again- perhaps they will do what I need.
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    10-26-2014, 11:36 PM
    This problem has bitten me so often now that it's time to come up with something. Two things are needed- one, to be able to put two 90 deg bends...
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    10-26-2014, 11:17 PM
    darryl replied to a thread drill organization in General
    I've built things like these 'lay down' slots or compartments. Usually it's a drawer bottom with slots sawn into it, then dividers placed. Two things...
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    10-26-2014, 04:19 PM
    Not rarely used, but not used that often- the TP grinder. Sometimes I need to reduce the diameter of a hardened shaft to make it fit a bearing or...
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    10-26-2014, 01:21 AM
    If you make a diesel injection pump out of a pressure washer pump, now that would impress me. --Doozer Hmm- you could use the existing swash...
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    10-25-2014, 06:46 PM
    Maybe this has been discussed before, I don't know. The title suggested itself as soon as I got past pressure wash- Anyway, it doesn't seem to me...
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    10-23-2014, 10:50 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Electrical Question? in General
    And unless this has already been covered, if you were to simply replace the old outlets with new ones, you'd have the hole for the ground pin and not...
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    10-20-2014, 04:21 AM
    darryl replied to a thread lube question in General
    True enough. It could well be that the lifetime required would only be in the tens of hours. Rpm- fast in this case would be about 2 rpm. So here...
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    10-20-2014, 04:06 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Seated working at machine in General
    Yup. There was a similar 'chair' years ago where your knees rested on a padded board. It was kind of a cross between kneeling and sitting, so it put...
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    10-20-2014, 01:27 AM
    darryl replied to a thread lube question in General
    The springy wire was easy and low profile. I also wanted multiple contact points, which would have meant more than one brush per deck. There are 12...
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    10-20-2014, 01:21 AM
    I've made a few TP grinders, one takes 1/8 inch shaft tools, one takes 1/4 inch shank tools. For another I custom made the spindle to take the 3 inch...
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    10-20-2014, 01:02 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Seated working at machine in General
    Decades ago we bought a restaurant to run as a family business. Originally it had a long bar with milkshake machines, etc- sort of a common theme...
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    10-19-2014, 10:24 PM
    darryl started a thread lube question in General
    Have just finished making all the parts for a rotary contactor, and now it's time for assembly. This is a stack of copper rings, which each have a...
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    10-19-2014, 04:33 PM
    Canabidiol I think is the full name for it- a cannabis derivative. It doesn't get you high, just as hemp won't get you high. The uses for this plant...
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    10-19-2014, 04:08 PM
    I have to agree with Brian on the stick-out. But it's adjustable so you can keep it as short as a set-up will allow. I'd be leery of having that much...
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    10-19-2014, 03:57 PM
    We have an old table saw at work- the boss was contemplating getting rid of it. My thoughts at the time were that the table structures surrounding it...
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    10-19-2014, 03:40 PM
    A friend was diagnosed with a prostate malfunction- don't recall exactly but they were not saying cancer directly. At any rate the drugs he was...
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    10-19-2014, 03:00 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Turned Bolts? in General
    I've seen bolts like that on outboard motors. Same size thread, various lengths.
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    10-17-2014, 04:01 AM
    My experience with polyester resin is that it will last a few years easily if not stored in the heat. Hardener not so much so. An hour or more in...
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    10-17-2014, 02:42 AM
    I've seen a few stupid stunts by officers. Not too long ago one cop 'blasted' out into traffic while putting his lights on- sped past a couple cars...
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