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    Yesterday, 08:57 PM
    Pushbutton.
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    Yesterday, 06:30 PM
    I would suggest that you solder a very small capacitor, say something from about 3 to maybe 30 pf to one of those terminals, then add a short length...
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    Yesterday, 01:47 AM
    Spacer missing, spacer in the wrong place-
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    09-17-2014, 02:29 PM
    I've had the same thoughts about making a dispensor. Have not done it, but I really like the idea of the peristaltic pump. You would mostly need to...
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    09-17-2014, 02:13 PM
    In this case it has pitch and roll, corresponding to x and y, and it can spin which corresponds to yaw. 3 axis of motion. It can't move in the z...
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    09-17-2014, 02:09 PM
    darryl replied to a thread 3M sanding belt problem in General
    The most reasonable conclusion that can be drawn from this is that the belts are not as good anymore. If nothing changed mechanically (overnight?)...
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    09-14-2014, 09:50 PM
    darryl replied to a thread router shaft material in General
    The smell was that of epoxy, and the swarf was just powder. You can't see any fibers- back in the day we had arrows that were made this way, though...
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    09-14-2014, 08:39 PM
    darryl started a thread router shaft material in General
    I'd bet virtually all of you would say the shaft is steel. I scrapped one a few years back, and kept the spindle for future use. Today this use came...
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    09-14-2014, 08:25 PM
    darryl replied to a thread best cool pack liquid in General
    Well, that's a good sign- maybe I won't have any rupturing problems at all. We'll see.
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    09-14-2014, 02:29 PM
    darryl replied to a thread best cool pack liquid in General
    So far almost everything I've googled is related to the medical use of cool packs. I suppose that's where the most interest is in the subject, which...
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    09-14-2014, 01:59 PM
    And if you need a left hand drill bit, just buy one from a dollar store and twist it the other way.
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    09-14-2014, 12:36 AM
    darryl replied to a thread best cool pack liquid in General
    I finally found some information relating alcohol/water ratios and freezing temperatures. At 10% alcohol, freezing temp went down to -4C, at 20% it...
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    09-13-2014, 11:49 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Grinding wheel question in General
    I still use the grinder, but not nearly as often as the sanding drum. I've gone through several belts on the drum, but still have one of the original...
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    09-13-2014, 11:20 PM
    darryl replied to a thread best cool pack liquid in General
    That's kind of what I figured- the heat capacity is mostly in the phase change. From what I've read, taking water from boiling to gone (fully...
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    09-13-2014, 08:43 PM
    darryl started a thread best cool pack liquid in General
    Yard sale shopping today, and bought a water container that's about the right size for my cooler. Yes, I could just buy ice, but I want a less messy...
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    09-11-2014, 11:29 PM
    Well, if the levers are locking the shaft, then shouldn't they be turning with it? They don't, so if they are pinching spines together, there should...
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    09-11-2014, 11:23 PM
    The treadmill motors I've played with will go up to about 6k on 100 volts or so DC. I have one on my lathe and it's been great. I seldom run up past...
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    09-11-2014, 11:00 PM
    I'm reminded of the Taig- another small lathe, but with a seemingly huge motor for the size lathe. It's probably 1/3 horse or so, but the point is...
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    09-11-2014, 10:46 PM
    It would seem like there's a thrust bearing on either side of a flange mounted to the shaft, and a fork of sorts that you move left and right to...
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    09-11-2014, 01:41 AM
    My dad owned his own construction company, so I had the use of a hand saw, the brace and bits, a hammer, pliers- not much more and certainly not...
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    09-10-2014, 10:05 PM
    Over the years I've found that I don't really care to work at benches along a wall with my back to the room. I much prefer a bench that has one end...
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    09-10-2014, 09:44 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Panel Labelling in General
    I've played around a bit designing front panels on the computer, making text, background colors, dial markings, etc, then had it printed on photo...
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    09-10-2014, 09:30 PM
    Not really a temporary repair, but an on-the-spot solution to a problem- drove out to a lake with a van load of friends and got a flat tire. Replaced...
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    09-03-2014, 03:10 AM
    Funny thing about solar- the first thing you get when you intercept some of it is heat. Most of the time you're looking for a way to get rid of that...
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    09-03-2014, 02:48 AM
    Many suggest that wood is going to warp on you with changes in humidity, and that can be true. With a proper design I don't think that needs to be an...
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    09-02-2014, 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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