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    Today, 02:48 AM
    Look into the RC industry- there are some pretty small section drive belts that are passing 2 hp and more, and at pretty high speeds. I think you...
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    Today, 02:27 AM
    darryl replied to a thread OT: Lightning strike nearby in General
    When I lived in Highlands (in what is now Zimbabwe) lightning would strike the ground rod on the pole in front of our house. That was 50 ft from the...
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    Today, 12:04 AM
    darryl replied to a thread OT: Lightning strike nearby in General
    Now we're getting somewhere. Tie that mattress into a grid of supercaps and you can store a months worth of electricity for every strike. I'm...
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    Yesterday, 12:18 AM
    Having the 'dam' on one end of the hole made it a clean and easy process. The first three I did had no dam. None of the holes ran over, but the fill...
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    07-17-2018, 09:48 PM
    The holes are all drilled. The procedure I'm using now works well and is fast enough to suit me. Tiny centering spacers made from wire insulation are...
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    07-17-2018, 05:23 PM
    Interesting stuff about enamelling- thanks for that link Noitoen. I did find some wire to rob of insulation, so I began inserting it a tad into...
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    07-17-2018, 03:14 PM
    These are aluminum discs to which an led will be attached, so there will be some heat developed- but not more than you could hold in your hand. The...
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    07-17-2018, 03:25 AM
    I don't really have any issue here, but I thought I'd pose this anyway. I'm aiming to secure a wire in a through hole in some 1/4 thick aluminum. The...
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    07-15-2018, 02:50 AM
    I've had pretty good luck drilling larger holes with commonly available hole saws. Gone through lots of steel with holes up to about two inches with...
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    07-14-2018, 05:21 PM
    JT has dealt with this now, but something I was told years ago was that wood used for concrete forms absorbs a certain amount of cement. This helps...
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    07-12-2018, 02:50 AM
    Probably on vacation in BC and happened to get into some BC bud. That stuff's made for Canadians, the rest of you should take it easy on that stuff.
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    07-12-2018, 02:35 AM
    What about cooking it? Has anybody ever done this? There must be something which could replace water and remain within the pores, eventually becoming...
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    07-10-2018, 02:01 AM
    I've never seen a cordless tool with anything other than a PM motor. Such motors will have a maximum rpm depending on voltage, and will reach that...
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    07-10-2018, 01:33 AM
    darryl replied to a thread OT: Why 98.6? in General
    Oh, yeah that's right, it was Keith, not the Buckinghams. Just think how it would sound if the number was, say, 100. 'Hey, 100, it's good to have you...
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    07-09-2018, 08:19 PM
    darryl replied to a thread OT: Why 98.6? in General
    Why 98.6? Because if it wasn't, the Buckinghams hit song wouldn't have had the same ring to it. :)
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    07-09-2018, 01:29 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Cast iron plate in General
    Being cast iron it can be drilled and tapped. That would allow you to mount things to it, like those linear rails. Might make a nice solid base for a...
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    07-09-2018, 12:18 AM
    darryl replied to a thread identify grinding wheel in General
    Toolpost grinder, yes. I can easily fit one of these to mine. Hmm-
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    07-08-2018, 09:54 PM
    OT = old tequila. Every old fart has to down a shot of this on their birthday- or you won't be allowed to post here anymore. Now where did I put that...
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    07-08-2018, 09:47 PM
    darryl replied to a thread identify grinding wheel in General
    Maybe that's it. If they were to fit an angle grinder there would have to be a special adapter as these need to mount on a 3/8 diameter shaft. ...
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    07-08-2018, 04:54 PM
    darryl replied to a thread identify grinding wheel in General
    I stated everything that was on the wheel. There is no other info. I can assume it's an aluminum oxide, 46 grit. Looks right- I'm just not used...
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    07-08-2018, 01:11 AM
    I'll hoist a shot of southern comfort in your honor, Brian. Cheers
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    07-08-2018, 12:58 AM
    darryl replied to a thread identify grinding wheel in General
    Well I've searched for awhile and nothing comes up that matches these. I can have all I want for 37 cents each, but I'd have to have something in...
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    07-07-2018, 03:48 PM
    darryl started a thread identify grinding wheel in General
    I found these black grinding wheels, they are 2.5 diameter, 3/4 wide, with a 3/8 hole. On one side it says Pacific Mos 14,520, on the other...
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    06-30-2018, 02:34 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Cannon help in General
    I'm kind of favoring the welding thing- a copper pipe could be inserted to touch the ball, that's the ground. Then a steel rod insulated simply with...
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    06-21-2018, 12:06 PM
    I'm using something called Fiberlease, which is PVA. I have tried spraying it in the past, but not with the best of results. Maybe time to explore...
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    06-21-2018, 12:17 AM
    Yeah, I'd be leery of milling away more than a surface thickness. You'd be lucky if it didn't warp- Here's another idea. Maybe nobody will like...
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    06-20-2018, 09:05 PM
    Well, the coating works, but it's sure not very durable. I tried polishing up a section of it and it just destroyed it. Then the base coat peeled up...
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    06-20-2018, 04:50 PM
    Hydrophobic, yes. For some reason I had hygroscopic on my brain. That's the exact opposite I think- I just read the instructions on the box- it...
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    06-20-2018, 03:10 PM
    I've seen some of those videos showing how a coating repels water so strongly that virtually no liquid will remain on it. I have one of the kits but...
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    06-18-2018, 07:49 PM
    I think a CD ignition for model use would probably be an excellent choice. You can only hope that the high voltage side of things would be well...
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