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    Today, 02:26 AM
    I like my dial caliper enough that I recently bought another one. The digitals stay in their boxes. Of course I use micrometers also- verniers.
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    08-31-2014, 01:11 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Cutting a curve in General
    I've gotten braver with hole saws for making partial circles like that. Because of the offset cutting forces, the cutter needs to be rigidly mounted...
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    08-29-2014, 08:52 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Free electricity? in General
    It's so big- you'd be shocked!
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    08-29-2014, 08:50 PM
    darryl replied to a thread harnessing lightning in General
    Well I must confess- I happened to meet Curly and Moe in the bar late one night, after they'd consumed about eight pints each. Larry and my other...
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    08-29-2014, 02:20 AM
    darryl replied to a thread harnessing lightning in General
    A high voltage pulse entering a capacitor bank will be snubbed as the capacitor absorbs a charge. If the high voltage persists long enough, the...
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    08-29-2014, 01:52 AM
    I like the carbide set- the hss ones I could do without. I have some like those and mine are useless.
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    08-27-2014, 11:07 PM
    What Alan said. I've used a hacksaw blade with a hook ground into it to pull the slots clean. Then because that raises a burr on the comm segments, I...
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    08-27-2014, 02:39 AM
    darryl started a thread harnessing lightning in General
    Ok, so first the metalworking part of this- I read some time ago about shooting the end of a wire on a roll into a charged part of the sky to...
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    08-26-2014, 11:51 PM
    I once made a few oddballs like that for gifts. One was a bent bolt- two parts of the bolt were at right angles, and turning one turned the other as...
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    08-26-2014, 11:41 PM
    If the water is abrasive, then I'm assuming it's being recycled without being well filtered. If the tank is sealed, I'm also assuming that you allow...
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    08-22-2014, 02:02 AM
    darryl replied to a thread We have it EASY--- in General
    You said it, Alistair. How can it be that millions of people who would be peaceful are led by the very few that would be warmongers. What was that...
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    08-21-2014, 12:18 AM
    I appreciate the discussion. I did have some kind of dovetail system in mind- possibly a V where the tool holder would nest and be forced into...
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    08-19-2014, 01:26 AM
    Just was milling a gearbox and realized I was cranking the head up and then down each time I changed a tool- drill chuck, end mill holder, fly...
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    08-18-2014, 10:37 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Optimum settings in General
    Highly likely it was 6061 T6- originally the donor piece came from a semi-trailer construction and maintenance shop. My friend worked there and came...
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    08-18-2014, 10:23 PM
    Sure you can do it, but there are some ramifications. If one motor is loaded just a bit more than the other, the voltage across it will drop and so...
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    08-18-2014, 01:11 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Optimum settings in General
    7 thou gave a chip that didn't tend to clog the bore. 6 thou gave a different chip, and so did 8 thou. Both of these tended to wrap around the bar...
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    08-17-2014, 04:27 PM
    darryl started a thread Optimum settings in General
    No question here, just an observation. Was machining a bearing bore in aluminum flat bar, and through trial and error found that 7 thou was the...
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    08-17-2014, 04:20 PM
    Has anybody mentioned magneto bearings- that might do what you want. Just a thought.
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    08-17-2014, 04:15 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Aluminum "grease" in General
    The strip of nylon is a good idea, especially since it's easy to come by in the form of banding, and is already about the right width. A visit to any...
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    08-17-2014, 02:47 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Sources for good files? in General
    If you doubt the wisdom of buying a good file, for whatever 'premium' it might command in price, then buy a chinese made one and be prepared to learn...
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    08-17-2014, 02:37 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Rockwell Spindle Bearings in General
    If it's resistance to the spindle turning that's causing the motor to drop out, then the preload is way, way too much. Bearing damage is imminent....
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    08-15-2014, 03:21 AM
    darryl replied to a thread I wet my pants. in General
    I was looking for the picture too- :)
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    08-15-2014, 12:09 AM
    I have a mill/drill and two drill presses. If I had to lose one drill press now, I'd miss it.
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    08-14-2014, 09:29 PM
    Styrofoam. Thought I'd put this word first so you can skip the topic if it sounds like it's going to be stupid. I potentially have a project in...
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    08-13-2014, 12:43 AM
    As I'm modestly equipping my new shop- I think I'll get one of those surface plates that were farmed out (or out on the farm)- the 12 foot by 4 foot...
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    08-12-2014, 08:42 PM
    Over the years I've learned that people appreciate things in different ways, value things differently. All of it is valid, even if they aren't shared...
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    08-12-2014, 12:50 AM
    This stuff turns into powder when turned. I made a mistake when cutting the thing to length and had to cut off another eighth or so- the ring that...
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    08-11-2014, 03:00 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Machinist backache in General
    Have not done much lathe work lately, but yesterday and the night before I spent about 3-4 hours in front of it. I have the rubber mat, and it helps,...
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    08-11-2014, 01:45 AM
    The cap could be leaky or have a residual charge, as stated. Either way, the Fluke or any meter will have a problem reading it correctly. What I...
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    08-11-2014, 01:24 AM
    darryl replied to a thread ac/dc resistance in General
    The basic power supply will show the highest output voltage when no current is being drawn, and that voltage will drop and continue to drop as higher...
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