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    05-01-2016, 04:02 PM
    Thought about this a few times lately, so here's a proposal. I did some tapping recently with a cordless drill, setting the workpiece on edge and the...
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    04-26-2016, 01:45 AM
    I would think the oak itself would exude a bit of acidity, so it has probably already been oiled. Perhaps apply a bit more oil, let set for awhile,...
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    04-25-2016, 09:18 PM
    If you're not afraid of removing the cover on a breaker panel, then it's good insurance to go in there and simply tighten all the connections. A...
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    04-24-2016, 07:47 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Cutting Fluid Use in General
    I'm a hobbyist, so I tend to use cutting fluid sparingly but more often than I used to. Definitely good for tool life, and that's more cutting on the...
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    04-22-2016, 12:58 AM
    Not only will some pressure resist dents, I suspect that it's there to prevent collapse when the temperature of the toon drops, as it will when it's...
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    04-19-2016, 03:06 AM
    I'll check out the links tomorrow. Going to be a busy few days for me coming up so I'll probably have to set this aside for awhile. Did think of...
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    04-18-2016, 01:46 AM
    These led modules are complete with driver and run directly from 110. They should run directly from a triac- provided the triac will switch reliably...
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    04-17-2016, 11:28 PM
    Something for the electronically minded among us to ponder. Current project is making some lighting stands, complete with control circuits....
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    04-12-2016, 02:57 AM
    This is aluminum.
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    04-11-2016, 01:49 AM
    Job is done now, but I was just wondering how you all make holes in checker plate. A recent job had me making 64 holes at 1-3/8 diameter. I used a...
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    04-05-2016, 10:50 PM
    For me it's been pvc. Years ago I discovered that you can heat form it. There is a pretty good supply of it in the form of cutoffs of drainage,...
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    03-31-2016, 01:47 AM
    darryl replied to a thread OT: Fools errands in General
    When I first started working for an electronics place, they sent me to another shop just down the street for a bag of electrons. I kept a straight...
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    03-30-2016, 12:57 AM
    darryl replied to a thread JB weld and stainless steel in General
    There is such a thing as flexible epoxy, which might actually hold better because it would be able to withstand some flexing. A lot depends on the...
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    03-28-2016, 09:25 PM
    I'd probably try heating and melting the hole shut. Failing that I'd probably try shoe goo, or goop. Failing that- perhaps drill and tap, then insert...
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    03-27-2016, 04:44 PM
    I don't like using a file for this, but it's what I do and it's pretty fast actually. You definitely must use a good file, not some crappy import...
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    03-26-2016, 02:40 AM
    Just because no one else mentioned it, and because the BFH method was brought up- here's my solution. Cut a 28 tpi thread, then clamp the tube in a...
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    03-25-2016, 01:12 AM
    darryl started a thread OT- birthday party in General
    Soon to be 65, and I figured what the hay- I don't normally celebrate birthdays per se, but the opportunity came up to invite some band members to...
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    03-25-2016, 12:31 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Small tap users in General
    I have to agree- the hardware store taps are about the worst mistake you could make. Good taps are a dream to use compared to the 'junk'. My personal...
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    03-22-2016, 01:17 AM
    I can smell that transformer from here. It's bad. No telling if the circuit has fried, but that's a nice heat sink there. Good for mounting a bridge...
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    03-22-2016, 01:06 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Bad Motor or Capacitor? in General
    Two things are typical- start cap goes bad, and start switch contacts go bad. I've never seen the start winding go bad, but I'm sure that does happen...
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    03-18-2016, 02:27 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Waaay OT garden hose in General
    I don't think I'd do that. Proper airline isn't that expensive.
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    03-15-2016, 08:52 PM
    darryl replied to a thread OT- leds again in General
    Message box cleaned up-
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    03-14-2016, 09:03 PM
    darryl replied to a thread OT- leds again in General
    Here's an image of the 40 watt model. Mine is almost identical except the capacitor is on the back.
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    03-14-2016, 08:39 PM
    darryl replied to a thread OT- leds again in General
    The ones I bought are soft white- the ones that I would rather have bought are daylight, at almost three times the price. Look totally the same, but...
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    03-14-2016, 03:33 AM
    darryl replied to a thread OT- leds again in General
    These were under 4$ Canadian and are ready to go. I can't buy parts to make them for that price. The light is quite pleasant and is not irritating at...
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    03-14-2016, 01:16 AM
    darryl replied to a thread OT- leds again in General
    Checked into it further- these modules have leds which are 3 in series per chip. This means it will take about 140 volts to light them up to full...
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    03-14-2016, 12:11 AM
    darryl replied to a thread OT- leds again in General
    I saw a partial spec sheet one time, but I couldn't bring it back again nor find anything using that chip. Yes there could be an inductor in the...
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    03-13-2016, 10:00 PM
    darryl started a thread OT- leds again in General
    Had a need for some led modules driven from 110vac. Last time I looked for these I found some locally in the form of a 'light bulb'. By the time I'm...
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    03-13-2016, 03:23 PM
    Occurs to me that when the magnetic field is generated, the current induced in a work piece flows in the same direction as the windings of the coil....
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    03-12-2016, 12:48 AM
    darryl replied to a thread hydraulic piston slipping in General
    It would seem to me that a sudden happening like this would be caused by a random dirt-type particle that has made it to the seal area. Of course the...
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