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    Today, 02:26 AM
    I would use a seal. You should be able to find a rod seal easily enough at that size. It would be a lip seal, not an O-ring. I get stuff like this at...
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    Yesterday, 10:08 PM
    darryl replied to a thread casting plastic nuts in General
    I was doing something similar to the EvanNut thing before Evan began posting about it. He did take it a few steps further and gave instructions on...
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    Yesterday, 04:09 AM
    darryl replied to a thread casting plastic nuts in General
    I have done that. I find that regular mold release agent works pretty well. Maybe I'll do a test with ptfe spray, then mold release agent. I'll often...
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    Yesterday, 03:24 AM
    darryl started a thread casting plastic nuts in General
    I'm about to cast some epoxy around an acme rolled thread rod for a mechanism I'm building. The plan is to apply mold release to the rod, then...
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    07-17-2014, 02:06 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Copper Pipe Soldering Woes in General
    I did some copper pipe changes nearly 20 years ago now- moved the washing machine, etc- used 'radio-tv' solder, resin flux, sandpaper and a fresh...
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    07-16-2014, 11:51 PM
    I don't consider anything electronic these days to be free from corruption. You might buy a digital watch, but really you have no idea if it is...
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    07-16-2014, 11:23 PM
    darryl replied to a thread OT: Fuel oil compression in General
    Another way to think of these lines is that they act somewhat like tuned ports. Sure it's liquid fuel, high pressure, small diameter ID, etc, but...
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    07-15-2014, 09:59 PM
    Been without internet or phone service for several days- back now. Somebody's truck was a tad too high and ripped my line down. It's too low still,...
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    07-11-2014, 01:44 AM
    This thought has occurred to me a few times now. Yesterday I was on the verge of needing to grind a shaft to a slightly smaller diameter for part of...
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    07-10-2014, 11:30 PM
    'have seen plenty of those carts but never anything in them'- Ya gotta see 'em before they get near a river :)
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    07-10-2014, 09:01 PM
    darryl replied to a thread OT: Stupid Government Regs in General
    Bought one of those no spill gas containers when down south- once we got to the point where we weren't going to need it, we tried to empty it into...
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    07-09-2014, 01:01 AM
    Here's another 2 cents worth- at work we have a little electric water heater right under the sink. Looks to be about the size of a 20 lb propane...
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    07-09-2014, 12:46 AM
    Looks good. I don't suppose you'd want to hear another idea about how to make one- Suppose you were to use an angle vise, clamp a scrap into it,...
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    07-06-2014, 04:42 PM
    Hmm- would you even want to know if you've been flying in one that's been hauled out of a river and refurbished? But I have a better idea- a couple...
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    07-06-2014, 04:35 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Linked V belts in General
    Some people don't like them, and many do. I've had basically a very positive experience with them- they do ride higher in the pulley and that can...
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    07-06-2014, 04:27 PM
    In a somewhat lapse moment at the mill I had my hand on the workpiece and a trepanning cutter mounted. I think I was cutting out a 6 inch disc- at...
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    07-04-2014, 03:14 AM
    Another idea is to create a bevel gear drive from the X axis so a shaft can stick straight up. This shaft would normally not stick up above the table...
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    07-04-2014, 01:39 AM
    Spiralling in at 1/2 inch per revolution- on my mill with .1 inch feed per turn of the dial, that would mean a 5 to 1 reduction ratio between the...
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    07-03-2014, 02:50 AM
    There is certainly enough to know about chain saw use and falling that a comprehensive instructional course would make sense. Learning on the job...
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    07-03-2014, 12:26 AM
    If you happen to be passing through Bozeman, Montana, take in the dinosaur museum. Rarely can I spend more than an hour in these various places, but...
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    07-03-2014, 12:15 AM
    Is the tree still a widow-maker if the guy on the chainsaw is only 13? One of my grade seven classmates took the big bite when a tree barber-chaired...
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    07-03-2014, 12:01 AM
    I gave up on electronics work because it no longer paid to do it. I started working as a cabinet maker, and while it's not all peaches and cream, I...
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    07-02-2014, 11:44 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Gear purchase in General
    It irks me too. I understand that it takes time and materials to ship something, but the price has gone too high. UPS is one that I'll never use-...
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    07-01-2014, 11:00 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Devcon Cure Time ?????? in General
    So now it's a day and a half later- did the stuff cure?
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    06-30-2014, 10:04 PM
    darryl replied to a thread more gear stuff in General
    Maybe it is UHMW- I'm going to use it anyway.
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    06-30-2014, 08:27 PM
    darryl started a thread more gear stuff in General
    Getting prepared to cut a pinion today, and wouldn't you know it- the acetal rod stock I was going to cut the blank from is too small in diameter for...
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    06-30-2014, 05:24 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Devcon Cure Time ?????? in General
    Even at 45F, 5 min epoxy will cure. Just takes longer, maybe 20 minutes. If mixed properly, that means that you have stirred it up for a couple of...
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    06-30-2014, 12:42 AM
    darryl replied to a thread molded gear teeth in General
    Geneva mechanism- that's what I was trying to remember. I looked at that, and it would seem that it needs more of a positive lock before releasing...
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    06-29-2014, 10:25 PM
    darryl replied to a thread molded gear teeth in General
    Well I used my setup to mold some teeth using epoxy putty. Basically I made a hub, then pushed some putty onto it, then rolled it around the test...
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    06-29-2014, 08:40 PM
    darryl replied to a thread molded gear teeth in General
    one tooth- ok. I presume you mean a kind of intermittent mechanism which advances by some fixed amount as the tooth comes around- can't remember the...
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