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    Today, 02:54 AM
    darryl started a thread OT- memory foam in General
    I volunteered to help load a moving van last night. I ended up with a memory foam mattress. Not knowing what to do with it, I tore my bed apart and...
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    Today, 02:32 AM
    darryl replied to a thread O.T. electrical question. in General
    Well, how about this then- the room to be heated gets the solar panel energy directly. Make an 'electric energy disperser'- which would be a heat...
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    Yesterday, 09:52 PM
    darryl replied to a thread O.T. electrical question. in General
    I'm thinking that your duct is a normal size, whatever that might be. Can you access it still? If so, you could possibly install a length of 2 inch...
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    Yesterday, 09:36 PM
    Thanks Mark. I've been doing some looking, and found a spec that says 190 volts open circuit. Obviously, dropping that to 30 or so with the lamp lit...
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    Yesterday, 07:51 PM
    We moved our woodshop into a commercial space several years ago, and became part of the final cleanup crew so we could get moved in. There had been a...
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    Yesterday, 12:02 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Protecting threads in General
    A light oil, perhaps- then maybe a plastic sleeve of some kind-
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    11-20-2014, 12:00 AM
    Ah, but finding it in a book, then faking that you knew it already- that's intelligence :)
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    11-19-2014, 11:50 PM
    Some pretty good reading there- thanks Paul. I've decided to go ahead and build the .12 ohm load resistor. Gathering parts, I have a base (piece...
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    11-19-2014, 04:13 AM
    Though it was somewhat painful, I watched all ten videos detailing the finishing of the hands. I personally simply could not engage in such...
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    11-18-2014, 11:30 PM
    Good info, fellas. But I was asking more about the testing than the usage. I'll give another example- suppose I have a nicad in my hands, rated at...
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    11-18-2014, 02:52 AM
    darryl replied to a thread New cars, more moaning!!! in General
    If the tailpipe sticks out, they probably don't count that either :)
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    11-18-2014, 02:47 AM
    I have a few deep cycle and marine batteries kicking around, and I'd like to be able to apply a load to gauge their usefulness. I have some stainless...
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    11-17-2014, 12:43 AM
    darryl replied to a thread final pics of my new bender in General
    Thanks for the kind words. Two of the bends were indeed made at the ends of the jaws- the whole reason for the open-ended design. The lower jaw is...
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    11-16-2014, 05:34 PM
    darryl replied to a thread final pics of my new bender in General
    Here you go. Two custom brackets. imagehosting
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    11-16-2014, 04:35 PM
    I tend to view this forum as a place where 'like-minded' people gather to share the hobby, their creations, ideas- ask questions and learn stuff- and...
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    11-16-2014, 04:15 PM
    Maybe it's a heironymus (sp?) box.
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    11-16-2014, 04:04 PM
    darryl replied to a thread final pics of my new bender in General
    I don't have a need for 'a lot of bent parts' per se- what I do have a need for is to be able to make up a part when the need arises. This need has...
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    11-15-2014, 11:13 PM
    Making your own tap- I've done this exact process and one thing I discovered was that by carefully deburring the tap slightly, not fully, I was able...
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    11-15-2014, 10:48 PM
    Don't know where you are, but poor battery connections, etc- that's pretty common when temperatures and humidity changes happen seasonally. There's...
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    11-15-2014, 10:41 PM
    darryl replied to a thread final pics of my new bender in General
    I wanted to mention two other things- one, if I was weld-capable, this would have gone together much quicker than it did. As it was I had to be very...
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    11-15-2014, 10:22 PM
    darryl replied to a thread final pics of my new bender in General
    Moveable jaw slides. It's not parallel to the upper jaw, but tighter at the tips by a small amount. I'm hoping it's about the right amount- just as I...
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    11-15-2014, 10:06 PM
    darryl replied to a thread OT: Combustion chambers in General
    The hemi is named for the shape of the combustion area- it's used obviously on 'hemi' engines, but on a lot of smaller engines as well where it's not...
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    11-15-2014, 09:18 PM
    Got this done today and did a few quick test bends. I set the whole thing up on a jury-rigged base just for the sake of taking the pics- in use it...
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    11-14-2014, 03:12 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Faceplate use question... in General
    Years ago I had a shop weld a piece of shaft to the back of a steel disc. I told them I was going to use it as a faceplate to chuck in the 3 jaw, and...
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    11-13-2014, 01:00 AM
    Seems like you only need to lop off the high spots that prevent material on either side of them from coming into contact with a mating piece....
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    11-12-2014, 02:05 AM
    darryl replied to a thread sheet metal brake progress in General
    Whooeee! Having my fun now- got the brace parts cut, everything aligned, holes drilled. Got a stand under it and the parts are assembled. At this...
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    11-11-2014, 08:53 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Aluminum pick up trucks ? in General
    Just my opinion, but notwithstanding the repair problems, I think al is fine in a vehicle. There are places to NOT put it, and that is in high stress...
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    11-11-2014, 05:44 PM
    From what I've seen of the combo machines, you could go with any decently made screw and you'd be making an improvement. I don't think there's any...
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    11-11-2014, 03:37 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Considering a Mill in General
    My gut feeling is that if a machine is heavily built and of some repute quality-wise, it would be worth having. I'd rather have to build some tooling...
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    11-11-2014, 01:48 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Mobile Bandsaw in General
    Very nice! Um- are you open to a trade? I have a 'nice' 4x6 bandsaw-
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