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    Yesterday, 01:00 AM
    Thanks for all the replies. Looks like DigiKey is the place. I used to buy locally (Vancouver) but it seems to have become an electronics parts...
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    05-26-2016, 01:49 AM
    It's been awhile since I've done anything in electronics- now I'm finding it hard to get the parts I'm asking for. Who is a good supplier of parts in...
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    05-25-2016, 01:54 AM
    darryl started a thread pin material in General
    Part of my latest project requires some pivot pins, 1/4 inch diameter. I bought what I thought was plain jane steel rod. It looked kind of bright,...
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    05-25-2016, 01:25 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Work Bench Top Questions in General
    I second the idea of two layers of 3/4 mdf. I've built 3 workbenches at work so far- one has a 3/4 inch mdf top with laminate on it, another has a 1...
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    05-23-2016, 02:02 AM
    Now we come to the part about adding catalyst- what quantity depending on the ambient temperature. For simplicity, I gave myself a range of cool to...
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    05-22-2016, 04:43 PM
    darryl replied to a thread NASA's Machine Shop in General
    Glad I was able to 'embiggen' the images :)
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    05-22-2016, 04:36 PM
    The gel coat will fully harden because it's in the mold and not exposed to air. The tacky side, which will be the inside, will bond to the added...
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    05-21-2016, 08:30 PM
    The paste wax is to fill in tiny crevices and basically smooth out the mold (plug). Normally you would not depend on it to act as a mold release....
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    05-21-2016, 01:05 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Round column drill mill in General
    I own and use a round column mill, and my solution was a guide bar set-up. Works well for me, and is much more precise than some kind of keyway fixed...
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    05-18-2016, 12:19 AM
    darryl started a thread metal prep and primer in General
    Latest project has a lot of metal parts, some bare metal, some galvanized. It's all steel. What's the best home shop way to prep this mess for...
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    05-16-2016, 12:54 AM
    Interesting. I'm pushing to get all these 'chops' cut out tonight so I can clean up afterwards and possibly avoid rusting issues.
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    05-16-2016, 12:47 AM
    Anything can be done. Because of the time required to go to each tooth separately, I'd try to save some time by setting up a pivoting holder for the...
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    05-15-2016, 07:12 PM
    Ha. Reinvented - this was just something I threw together on a whim. Was just wondering what proportions would be right is all. And whether I should...
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    05-15-2016, 02:56 PM
    Have a lot of 1-1/2 holes to cut in .1 thick steel. I started using cutting fluid direct from a squirt can, but it was getting pretty smoky in the...
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    05-15-2016, 02:42 PM
    I started a lighting project a few weeks back and I'm using leds. Through trial and error I found one that lent itself well to the project. These are...
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    05-14-2016, 11:35 PM
    darryl replied to a thread 160 ton Farrel lab press in General
    My guess is that thing is barely into its teens. It shouldn't need any parts unless seals have been damaged or left exposed to air and light for some...
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    05-11-2016, 11:01 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Way OT---- length of post in General
    There was a thread on epoxy/granite machine construction which went on for a few years and hundreds of pages. I read quite a bit of that but I don't...
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    05-11-2016, 10:45 PM
    You mention 'disengaging the power feed'. Perhaps you could fabricate a means of disengaging the feed mechanically, or electro-mechanically, using an...
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    05-11-2016, 10:37 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Trying to jion two parts in General
    My first thought was to drill and tap that 'mystery' piece, then use a good epoxy to mount a threaded stud. Figure out how to mount your light to...
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    05-08-2016, 06:20 PM
    Just file across 4 corners then break it across your knee. Right. :) Needed some custom channel, 1-1/2 x 7/8, also some 1-1/2 x 9/16. Works out...
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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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