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    Today, 02:25 AM
    I think you're on the right track with a solder pot. I read through some of your links and it seems that most of the information is there. The molten...
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    Yesterday, 08:27 PM
    darryl replied to a thread OT waterproofing canvas in General
    I believe the military used to use the gasoline/paraffin method. They had some rather large heavy canvas tents and I'm sure they would not have used...
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    Yesterday, 02:57 PM
    'All the ABS sensors were either ripped off or bent backwards.' Poor design regardless of the use of the vehicle. Why are they exposed to the...
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    Yesterday, 02:43 PM
    darryl replied to a thread "Weak link" in General
    Obviously a lead screw has to remain in sync with the gearing, so an adjustable slip clutch would not be preferred- but otherwise I'd consider that....
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    Yesterday, 02:34 PM
    darryl replied to a thread OT-Safety quiz. in General
    Um- well, there's no coffee cup on the table. How you supposed to work without the caffeine fix?
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    09-24-2016, 11:18 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Boring chatter in General
    Don't forget that adding damping material can help also. Could be some lead, could be some window sealant strip, could simply be some bare copper...
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    09-21-2016, 03:01 AM
    I have to suggest that some amount of mismatch is going to be ok and possibly beneficial if it results in some relative motion between gears such...
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    09-21-2016, 02:54 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Chinese Stainless? in General
    Well- I hope that isn't hardened rust. :)
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    09-21-2016, 02:52 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Time for an update in General
    What everyone else has said- good to see you on a positive upswing. Just a thought here- from what you're saying it seems like you have reverted...
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    09-21-2016, 02:18 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Stupidity is expensive in General
    I'm reminded of the fact that when you tighten a fastener, the more you tighten the less strength is available to handle the load. Tighten to the...
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    09-21-2016, 02:09 AM
    The Land Cruiser has tapered wheel bearings. The procedure here according to the manual is to tighten the nut until the play is gone, then back up...
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    09-18-2016, 11:17 PM
    darryl replied to a thread 7 x 14 Mini Lathe? in General
    Go with the bigger chuck if the capacity is still there without the jaws hitting the ways-
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    09-18-2016, 05:08 PM
    Interesting- all my mdf tops have been very durable. But there is also something sold called ranger board that is often passed off as mdf- that's...
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    09-18-2016, 03:05 PM
    The legs should be dadoed so the 2x6s can rest on a lip. Quite often I see where the horizontals are just screwed to the side of the legs, and this...
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    09-17-2016, 02:29 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Belts and pulleys in General
    That is true, but not much of a factor. One factor that could be important is the ratio between pulleys, as much for speeds as for the vibration...
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    09-16-2016, 09:28 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Belts and pulleys in General
    I'm a fan of link belts after trying one and finding it smooth running- better than the v-belt it replaced. Now I'm using them on several machines in...
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    09-16-2016, 03:43 AM
    There have been times when I thought to drive around in various neighborhoods with a remote and be able to activate tvs and garage doors, etc. A bit...
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    09-14-2016, 08:30 PM
    I've been through this at work more than once. I ended up with a Starrett, but I found while looking that some tapes were good with the in-out...
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    09-07-2016, 02:57 AM
    Interesting to note that when adjusting the position of brushes, a point is reached where the motor turns the slowest for a given voltage. At the...
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    09-07-2016, 02:03 AM
    Well I played chemist tonite and mixed up some tonic. All I could find was 20% muriatic so I mixed it one part acid to 1.5 parts peroxide. Made a...
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    09-06-2016, 11:01 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Tool Gloat, except that ... in General
    I'll give you three sandwiches, a pickle, and a slice of cheese-
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    09-05-2016, 01:29 AM
    Imagine the anguish I'd be going through if my bottle of ca had a tip clogging problem- it's a 10 oz bottle. The tip doesn't clog. I think the...
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    09-04-2016, 05:59 PM
    Most of what I do is a one-off, and seldom more than a few sq in. I could design it, do the artwork, then etch and drill in an evening, so it's much...
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    09-04-2016, 04:31 PM
    Been doing some pcb drawing and etching. Someone suggested that permanent markers don't make a very good resist, though I've had reasonable luck with...
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    09-02-2016, 02:57 AM
    Interesting to read a bit about the barrier wall- one idea has the two part wall built with the gyproc layers on the inside. Separated by a space and...
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    08-31-2016, 11:56 PM
    darryl started a thread Which cnc machine in General
    Maybe this has been shown before, but it's the first I've seen it- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6g9eTP5H1Q
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    08-31-2016, 12:17 AM
    If the motor has just two wires and is brushless, then the entire electronics package is included within the motor. Goes without saying I suppose,...
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    08-29-2016, 11:39 PM
    You could probably run it on as low as 8 volts or so without the electronics in the fan motor caring. Instead of pwm alone, convert that to a dc...
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    08-29-2016, 11:19 PM
    And transmission through the structure- in the case of the air compressor this means some soft shoes of some kind, dampers. There must be something...
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    08-28-2016, 10:10 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Need a few ideas, O.T. in General
    An idea that just occurred to me- perhaps a banana seat on a lift. You can lower it all the way and then either sit or be up on your knees while...
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