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    darryl replied to a thread Got some nice goodies! in General
    Cut plastic :)
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    02-28-2015, 12:22 AM
    I bought one of those thin rubber mats from Homely Despot recently. It's about 1/16 thick, maybe a tad more, and fairly grippy. My feeling is it will...
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    02-27-2015, 11:20 PM
    darryl replied to a thread pulleys from washers in General
    The cable does a serpentine route under the saw table such that it move left to right at the rear of the table as it also move left to right at the...
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    02-27-2015, 04:40 AM
    darryl started a thread pulleys from washers in General
    Time to do another cable operated fence for a table saw. Needed some pulleys for this, plus for the press project that's afoot. Decided to make the...
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    02-27-2015, 03:11 AM
    Thanks Allan. So it is a brake system warning light- now to see what to do about it.
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    02-27-2015, 02:53 AM
    No parts were changed except one brake line. Supposedly they cleaned everything up- could have damaged or somehow altered the sensor. Brakes work...
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    02-27-2015, 02:47 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Can I powder coat a lathe? in General
    Just my take on it- why risk anything happening to impair the accuracy of a machine tool by heating it to a temperature it hasn't seen since the day...
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    02-27-2015, 02:25 AM
    '94 Astro van- just had some brake work done, new line and adjusting, etc. Now I have a red symbol bottom right on the dash- looks kind of like a...
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    02-27-2015, 01:47 AM
    darryl replied to a thread OT losing my dad in General
    Low-alloy and others- the impact to me of my dads passing has been relatively minor compared to what others have gone through or will go through. I...
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    02-27-2015, 01:37 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Pictures in General
    Yes, I milled only where needed- mating surfaces, jaw faces. It may be a little ghetto, but it does work well with one exception- the moveable jaw...
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    02-27-2015, 01:13 AM
    darryl replied to a thread anyone built a bench shear? in General
    I bought a shear one day, either an 8 inch or 10 inch- don't recall now. I had in mind to modify it so it would work better, which I did and it does....
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    02-27-2015, 01:05 AM
    In general, I'm quite liking the micro vee belts. The ones I'm using have about 10 or so ribs per inch of width- perhaps for a higher power...
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    02-26-2015, 04:02 AM
    I was one of the kids- I tried to tell her how to light it, but she didn't do it right-
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    02-26-2015, 03:02 AM
    Had a babysitter once who tried to light our gas oven. Took awhile to get it lit- gas flowing all the time- suddenly- POOF! She kind of got blown out...
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    02-26-2015, 12:34 AM
    darryl replied to a thread OT losing my dad in General
    Thanks for all the support- I appreciate it greatly. As I first posted this, he was still alive, but fading fast. The decision was made to pull the...
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    02-23-2015, 02:19 AM
    darryl replied to a thread OT losing my dad in General
    Yes I hope they will be together again. I've lost friends and family members, and I suppose you don't really get over it. I tend to remember them...
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    02-23-2015, 01:39 AM
    darryl started a thread OT losing my dad in General
    Got a call today that my dad is in the hospital and now is not expected to make the night. It's not a shock or a tragedy- he's 89 and has been close...
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    02-23-2015, 01:04 AM
    darryl replied to a thread tapping machine pics in General
    No, no before pictures. The base had a few foot pedals, the table had a sort of turntable on it, about 4 inches in diameter and about 8 inches high....
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    02-22-2015, 11:45 PM
    darryl replied to a thread tapping machine pics in General
    I certainly hope I can cover the bulk of my tapping needs with this thing. The column and table assembly is much stronger than needs to be for this...
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    02-22-2015, 11:16 PM
    darryl replied to a thread tapping machine pics in General
    This pic shows the magnetic 'catch' suspending the tapping head assembly, and the next pic shows the assembly released from the catch. ...
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    02-22-2015, 11:14 PM
    darryl started a thread tapping machine pics in General
    Here's a few pix of the tapping machine I started building about 4 years ago. Behold, the DN2000- a converted shoe sewing machine. That's a pretty...
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    02-22-2015, 04:50 AM
    Regarding the transformers- no need to take them apart. The secondary is physically separated from the primary, and can just be cut apart and knocked...
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    02-21-2015, 04:28 AM
    darryl replied to a thread It's alive and ticking! in General
    What if you had an arm that would swing almost in a complete circle- think of a tach or other instrument where the needle goes from almost bottom...
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    02-21-2015, 03:08 AM
    darryl replied to a thread cable attachment in General
    I do like the blind hole and set screw idea, but I'm also leaning towards the blind hole, epoxy filled, and splayed cable ends. Maybe I can insert...
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    02-21-2015, 02:14 AM
    I have four benders now, three are homemade to do jobs that other configurations can't. One will handle up to 1/4 inch thick material, but only up to...
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    02-21-2015, 01:44 AM
    Not to put a damper on things- I like rockets too, and gunpowder, firecrackers, etc- a friend of a friend today blew both his hands off while making...
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    02-21-2015, 01:32 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Pictures in General
    A hand tapper- guess that's pretty much what it is. A friend came over the other night and was looking at it. He suggested something about a motor or...
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    02-20-2015, 03:53 AM
    darryl replied to a thread cable attachment in General
    'If you're going to use the nut as a bearing block it will wear fast and cause a lot of drag. I suggest making a plastic or bronze nut and not using...
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    02-19-2015, 02:36 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Milling a flat plate? in General
    Chips can weld to the cutter and then get wiped around, leaving marks. But your mill could be out of tram, and the cutter may not be as sharp as...
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    02-19-2015, 02:11 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Pictures in General
    Thanks Mike.
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