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    10-18-2018, 06:38 PM
    darryl replied to a thread General in General
    I like Dans idea- you get a better wrap of the chain around the sprockets- especially the drive sprocket.
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    10-14-2018, 10:21 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Magnesium in General
    I still have a piece of magnesium. Many years ago we were at a river party and I was bored. I knew I had this piece of mag in the truck, and also had...
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    10-13-2018, 11:19 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Looking for a mini lathe in General
    Now I'm wondering if music321 has made a choice- and I'm also wondering what major players have had to be considered in his own situation. Overall...
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    10-10-2018, 11:37 PM
    As far as home made goes, I really like my converted 1/4 inch diameter broken carbide end mill. As suggested, give it a slight angle and the cutting...
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    10-10-2018, 11:23 PM
    Just a little aside- I once made an expanding shoe clutch for a die grinder. The expanding part was on the output side. You could hold the output...
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    10-10-2018, 11:09 PM
    darryl replied to a thread scrapyards in General
    That stuff might be good for----rebar. The guy with the gun- probably shooting rats that try to make off with the rebar. :)
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    10-08-2018, 06:42 PM
    Two kinds, electronic or 'brute force iron cored'. Either way it's too much work to get them apart to the point where you could do anything with...
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    10-06-2018, 04:26 PM
    I gather the OD is not critical either. I'd just hole saw or cut out a slightly larger disc than required, mount and face one side, doing the recess...
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    10-03-2018, 05:35 PM
    I'm still in the dial caliper camp. I have a few digitals, but always reach for the dials. One of my digitals is drunken- it varies by about 3 thou...
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    10-03-2018, 05:13 PM
    darryl replied to a thread OT-somewhat- digital VOM in General
    Just to address one concern- if you have not used a 'scope before, I'd suggest to avoid the scope meters. It seems to me that you'd have to interpret...
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    10-03-2018, 02:38 AM
    darryl replied to a thread OT-somewhat- digital VOM in General
    Something to consider- ...
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    10-03-2018, 02:11 AM
    darryl replied to a thread OT-somewhat- digital VOM in General
    Having a collection of meters is something that seems to happen to those who use them. I have my share- one is an HB Elima, model Elavi 3, analog...
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    10-02-2018, 09:57 PM
    darryl replied to a thread OT-somewhat- digital VOM in General
    I'd also like to say that a lot of test leads are too stiff, even with relatively expensive meters. This isn't a deal breaker, since you can simply...
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    10-02-2018, 09:40 PM
    darryl replied to a thread OT-somewhat- digital VOM in General
    Pretty sure I'll catch flack for saying this, but here goes anyway- I would have to say that for most people looking for a meter, anything more than...
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    10-02-2018, 04:39 PM
    Yes this is an old post (and I didn't notice at first either) but I did have a thought about how to bring the dials back to life. If you use...
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    10-02-2018, 12:38 AM
    Interesting.
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    10-01-2018, 09:54 PM
    I read sometime back in this forum that you need to learn to trust your machine- this in regards to approaching the wanted diameter quickly (not...
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    10-01-2018, 08:42 PM
    A recent project has me using some copper coated welding rod to make some custom hooks from. Nothing to do with welding, though a wire will be...
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    10-01-2018, 06:51 PM
    darryl replied to a thread home laser cutting in General
    Not looking very promising. I see those desktop laser machines anywhere from $300 to $1000, none of which make any claim to be able to cut steel, and...
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    10-01-2018, 12:44 AM
    darryl started a thread home laser cutting in General
    It seems the need is arising for me to be able to laser cut materials at home- including steel and stainless steel, pc board materials, sheet of all...
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    09-30-2018, 12:10 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Remember When........... in General
    754, I did in fact spend time in Kelowna, mostly in Penticton though. Would have been in '68 and '69. We would park right on the beach and stay for...
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    09-29-2018, 06:30 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Question on inductor cores in General
    Agreed- ferrite and powdered iron cores are useless at 60 hz. The microwave oven transformers (the older kind, heavy) are probably the way to go. You...
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    09-28-2018, 10:09 PM
    darryl replied to a thread High speed drill press in General
    What kind of work is this thing going to be doing? Unless I missed something, it seems that you will need a downfeed of some kind for the router, or...
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    09-28-2018, 05:08 PM
    darryl replied to a thread High speed drill press in General
    The dragon has reared its ugly head- you could have only a 10 watt motor, but if you have play and flex, you will break bits. I think that's the...
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    09-28-2018, 04:35 PM
    Vice grips?
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    09-27-2018, 01:33 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Remember When........... in General
    I remember coffee being 5 cents a cup- and my dad reluctantly raising the price from 10 cents to 12 cents when the cost of coffee beans went up yet...
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    09-24-2018, 02:05 AM
    I like that idea of multiple pieces of square or rectangular tubing. Maybe use 2x4 tubing, 5 pcs would get you 20 inches of width. One length of...
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    09-23-2018, 11:45 PM
    Whatever you do for a stand- be aware that when you bolt the lathe to it, you may have to use shims. There's no guarantee that the lathe feet or the...
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    09-23-2018, 10:16 PM
    I once bought some aluminum from a metal supplier that cost me about 100$- that same quantity would have been about 30$ locally at the time. I think...
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    09-23-2018, 10:02 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Looking for a mini lathe in General
    With dead-sharp tooling, optimum relief angles, and full control of the various plays, you can do excellent work on a small lathe. You will need to...
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