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    Yesterday, 11:08 PM
    I've wondered whether it's possible to improve the process by adding a 'metal treatment' of the appropriate kind to the foam part before the molten...
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    Yesterday, 04:05 AM
    darryl replied to a thread What did you eat today? in General
    Had mexican pokee today- watched someone else reject it because they're allergic to guacamole. Shame, it was good.
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    Yesterday, 01:21 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Laser rust removal - Wow! in General
    Well, that made me smile. I want one too-
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    Yesterday, 01:17 AM
    Nice to see someone doing the lost foam thing. Result looks good.
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    05-24-2019, 04:55 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Is Blacksmith Stuff OT? in General
    Well there you go. Since the person is the machine, the food related topics must also be related. I do know that if I don't machine up some food I...
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    05-24-2019, 04:48 PM
    When I worked in the appliance repair industry, one of my jobs was fixing microwave ovens. A few of the models had electronic power supplies, and...
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    05-23-2019, 10:04 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Is Blacksmith Stuff OT? in General
    Blacksmithing is metal working, so it fits with making stuff out of metal. But it is not machining- you need to use a machine in order to qualify as...
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    05-23-2019, 06:39 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Machining brainpower in General
    If I have a lot to do on any particular day, I can start at 8 am, but I'm a night owl so I'm usually still up until 1 or 2 am. Often enough I'll go...
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    05-22-2019, 03:21 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Belly Button Lint in General
    Put some baking soda into the set screw, then blow out the excess. Put some CA on a hex wrench then poke that into the set screw. Once that cures you...
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    05-22-2019, 02:32 AM
    It's nice to have a close-fitting backplate, but not to the point where you have friction. My 3 jaw with it's closely fitted backplate is...
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    05-22-2019, 02:09 AM
    darryl replied to a thread filing machines in General
    I expect those files would have to be straight, as well as being sharp- many of the flat files I have are not actually flat, and I suspect this has...
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    05-21-2019, 04:58 PM
    darryl started a thread filing machines in General
    Been looking at a few of these. Most are single-ended, as in the file is held at one end only. I did see one which held both ends of the file- much...
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    05-20-2019, 04:06 PM
    We built our own when we were kids. We had a mountain side to work with, so the slope was built-in and it was steep. Clothes line and pulleys- not...
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    05-18-2019, 03:48 AM
    Got a wire harness made up to run some led lights- temporarily hooked up and tested. About 70 ft of wire in total including 6 drops, it's a 40 ft...
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    05-17-2019, 07:45 PM
    darryl replied to a thread What did you eat today? in General
    Breakfast today was scrambled eggs and pea soup. Ruining my dinner right now with a milkshake.
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    05-16-2019, 10:41 PM
    Explored thrift stores- picked up some plate glass squares suitable for making surface plates :) And I picked up some stainless trays that will fit...
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    05-16-2019, 01:10 AM
    I recall seeing different weights of silicone fluid at a hobby supplier. Maybe something thick enough there-
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    05-15-2019, 07:15 PM
    darryl replied to a thread What did you eat today? in General
    Tried some clam chowder this morning, opted out. The grilled turkey and cheese sandwich was great. Ice cream for lunch, tuna sandwich coming up for...
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    05-14-2019, 08:27 PM
    darryl replied to a thread airless resin mixingq in General
    Degassing on a shallow plate seems like a good idea. It would require a wide enough pot, and that's going to mean more air to remove. Pump down would...
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    05-14-2019, 02:08 AM
    Or use a socket head bolt with a spacer if needed, then make a lever which can press over the head. The splines will give the lever some grip, and...
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    05-14-2019, 02:00 AM
    I'd have to say wallpaper scissors. I didn't realize when I bought them that they would become my favorite scissors. Pretty sure I have another pair,...
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    05-13-2019, 04:28 PM
    darryl replied to a thread What did you eat today? in General
    Had a bowl of clam chowder for breakfast today. Last time I had it, it was more like stew- which is fine, it still tasted good. The time before that...
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    05-13-2019, 04:19 PM
    darryl replied to a thread airless resin mixingq in General
    Some of my applications will require a 'water clear' resin (which usually would be a 2 to 1 mix and have a longer working and setting time) and...
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    05-12-2019, 11:37 PM
    darryl started a thread airless resin mixingq in General
    This is a question, not a solution- I'm wondering if anybody has done anything like mixing resins in a vacuum. It would seem that it would be a good...
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    05-10-2019, 08:29 PM
    I just ignore what I don't want to participate in- but I found that thread interesting. I eat, I age, I have my own health issues, I have lost...
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    05-08-2019, 09:33 PM
    I've sometimes wondered if a filler should be about as hard to sand as the surrounding metal in order to prevent a 'gouging action' from happening...
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    05-07-2019, 12:13 AM
    Can't trust that day. Sometimes it just turns out that way. And it can't guarantee that she'll still be there with you that evening.
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    05-07-2019, 12:10 AM
    I stand corrected about the film. I'm starting to get a recollection of an article I read about this- probably model airplane news, or one of those...
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    05-07-2019, 12:01 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Delrin for Bushings ? in General
    How do some of the wood compare to acetal, etc? Iron wood, lignum, and others were used as bushings.
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    05-06-2019, 11:50 PM
    darryl replied to a thread a fairly wide cut in General
    I wouldn't have expected cast iron to come off in needles like that- but why shouldn't they- With that kind of speed and the square cut it's more...
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