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    08-15-2019, 07:44 PM
    darryl replied to a thread wide format printer in General
    HP is one of the makers that I despise for clogging the product you buy from them with their own 'controls'. After having a bad experience with this,...
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    08-14-2019, 11:12 PM
    darryl started a thread wide format printer in General
    Been making some braces and brackets from flat bar lately, got it all painted up now. That's the only metalworking content in this post. What I'm...
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    08-13-2019, 06:38 PM
    darryl started a thread goose neck in General
    I need to hang a couple lights from an overhead bar, and be able to move them about to some extent. They need to hang about 30 inches lower than the...
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    08-13-2019, 01:24 AM
    darryl replied to a thread More boring tooling... in General
    What I would do with that now is remove the insert and give everything a good clean. Then coat the insert with an anti-friction spray like Top-Cote....
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    08-13-2019, 12:55 AM
    That does raise a good question- can you actually trust that a chuck was properly cleaned and lubed before delivery? I'd be interested to see what...
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    08-10-2019, 11:44 PM
    Many high speed bearings have shields only and no rubber seals. That makes it easy to introduce a drop or so of light oil to 'reactivate' the grease....
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    08-10-2019, 11:21 PM
    Has anyone ever tried to make a high pressure vortex doughnut gun? I'd assume that the doughnut would be quite small, travel very quickly, and carry...
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    08-10-2019, 12:36 AM
    There would likely be some pre-load on the bearings, so that may account for the considerable friction you feel. I think the test in this case is the...
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    08-09-2019, 03:55 AM
    He must have meant 1/2 inch pipe. You could try a sensitive listening device. Have some water running and move the mic around the ground till you...
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    08-04-2019, 03:10 PM
    darryl replied to a thread steel MUSICAL gong in General
    I would suggest hydroforming, and you make two at one time. Two steel discs, round, welded all around for a seal, and with a small input tube welded...
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    07-30-2019, 01:13 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Orbital Sander Repair in General
    If the material needs to be that hard you could sacrifice a hockey puck. They are easy enough to cut on a bandsaw, and you can shape the pieces on a...
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    07-30-2019, 01:06 PM
    darryl replied to a thread It got away on me in General
    I think I learned more about the dangers of inertial storage of energy. Thankfully I have not experimented with overspeeding flywheels. While I would...
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    07-30-2019, 03:00 AM
    darryl started a thread It got away on me in General
    This talk about small engine experiences reminded me of an 'incident' I had one day. This is not engine related, but it does involve a flywheel. ...
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    07-30-2019, 02:13 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Orbital Sander Repair in General
    Looks like urethane to me. Here's a thought- have a look at the variety of bungee cords that stores carry. You might find one that is solid...
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    07-25-2019, 02:57 AM
    Looks like a nice machine.
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    07-25-2019, 01:00 AM
    Some of the bearings found in vacuum cleaners seem to be a step up- don't know if this is really true, but it seems so to me. Router bearings also....
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    07-25-2019, 12:33 AM
    darryl replied to a thread OT? Flying Sub in General
    I primarily see the drone as an optical device, a camera ship. The latest and greatest for me would be the 'video/studio' ship, full camera control...
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    07-21-2019, 05:47 PM
    darryl replied to a thread print your own T-shirts in General
    The T-shirt I'm wearing right now has rather blocky graphics on it, but the coloring is impregnated right into the cloth. The lines are sharp, and...
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    07-21-2019, 02:41 AM
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    07-20-2019, 02:48 AM
    A 4 inch cube- a modern brushless rc motor of that volume can be capable of more than 10 hp. Because of that, it can be run at a fairly slow speed...
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    07-19-2019, 07:09 PM
    darryl started a thread print your own T-shirts in General
    Looking to print my own T-shirts. So far all I can find is 'send us your design and we'll print them for you'. What I want is the machine itself. I...
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    07-18-2019, 01:23 AM
    Post #11- doesn't look like a true cross to me. I think the pins would pass each other as they go through the knuckle. It might be stronger but to me...
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    07-18-2019, 01:13 AM
    If I'm understanding this right, I would think that the on-edge style would be stronger- but would require the holder to be adjustable so you could...
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    07-17-2019, 02:13 AM
    darryl replied to a thread re-wire DC motor in General
    As long as the motor is permanent magnet you can reverse the polarity to reverse the direction of rotation. If it has a wound field, you have to...
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    07-17-2019, 02:00 AM
    I've often thought that in order to properly re-use plastics you would have to melt them in an inert atmosphere and to never exceed a certain...
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    07-13-2019, 07:46 PM
    Here's what you do- build a drum which can have a replaceable soft skin on it, maybe calf skin or goat skin. Back it with a rubber foam so there's...
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    07-13-2019, 03:17 AM
    darryl replied to a thread synchronous motors?? in General
    I've found several that ran at different speeds, but all had the same basic package. Some were 1 rpm, I've had 3 rpm, 4 rpm- the 1 rpm can easily be...
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    07-12-2019, 04:29 PM
    darryl replied to a thread synchronous motors?? in General
    Maybe just buy a timer, one of the old types with a synchronous motor and all the adjustable mechanical stops for on and off times. I see them all...
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    07-11-2019, 08:02 PM
    What's going on- it was 100 degrees in Alaska a few days ago-gonna be chilly in the sahara soon?
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    07-10-2019, 04:32 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Cutting a BIG propane tank? in General
    power wash the interior- what do you do, cut an access hole first? :) Something that large- the key is probably to use CO2 to purge it and to...
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