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    Today, 03:13 AM
    Here's one in the electronics department, on the entertainment side. WonderBar radios- push a button and the dial would start turning as it found the...
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    Yesterday, 08:01 PM
    Would it be too difficult to roll and weld the ring before cutting out any shapes? I'm assuming that the cutting is done on a flat table and the...
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    04-17-2019, 10:11 PM
    I enjoyed that too. I found the surface grinder interesting, with the horizontal wheel-
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    04-17-2019, 09:46 PM
    Sometimes it's better to let them stew in their own doings- it's usually evident that some young boys or whatever have gotten themselves into a...
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    04-15-2019, 03:41 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Smooth soled shoes for shop in General
    Yes, the tiny little slivers are a pain. In my shop there is seldom any large chips, but there sure are a lot of drillings. What is most unpleasant...
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    04-13-2019, 10:05 PM
    'properly lubed, etc' - I've often wondered how well a film of lube stays in place, if it does at all if there's a steady pressure against the parts....
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    04-13-2019, 07:55 PM
    Just use it and marvel at how well it works.
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    04-13-2019, 04:41 PM
    Runout vs play- and/or out of round rolling elements- I used the word runout, perhaps incorrectly, to suggest anything that makes the spindle 'bounce...
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    04-13-2019, 02:52 AM
    It certainly gets interesting when you're sneaking up on the last few tenths. It's nice when your lathe is capable of it. I wonder about spindle...
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    04-11-2019, 03:45 AM
    darryl replied to a thread My Lathe is Cutting a Taper in General
    Using a level on the work pieces- comes to mind that you can manually rotate the spindle while the bar is mounted, and then see if there's any...
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    04-10-2019, 09:38 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    One of my 'chucks' is a large steel disc which came from a large speaker magnetic structure. It had a 2-1/2 inch or maybe it was a 3 inch- voice...
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    04-10-2019, 02:56 AM
    darryl replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Today I went and found some mirror polished stainless to continue my experiments. Repaired a bass drum, imbibed a beer which found me sticking around...
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    04-10-2019, 02:33 AM
    darryl replied to a thread CNC Machined Boat Propeller in General
    It would seem to me that a prop cast into what is the final configuration without any machining required would be the most rugged. You don't...
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    04-10-2019, 02:20 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Some Hydraulic Questions in General
    Interesting- how many rpm would you lose from a synchronous motor at full load, and what is the optimal rpm when you factor in loading and efficiency...
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    04-09-2019, 07:55 PM
    darryl replied to a thread rear mount cutoff tool in General
    Without the added spring and mechanism, my lathe is like anyone elses. The saddle will lift off the rear way, but by only the amount of play you get...
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    04-08-2019, 11:44 PM
    darryl replied to a thread rear mount cutoff tool in General
    It's my mod. The usual thing is to have is a tab of sorts underneath the rear way to keep the carriage from lifting off. I added a spring-loaded...
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    04-08-2019, 07:06 PM
    darryl replied to a thread rear mount cutoff tool in General
    I looked through a lot of images, but didn't find the type of tool I was looking for. Most were carriage-mounted rear tool posts, whereas I'm looking...
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    04-08-2019, 06:44 PM
    darryl replied to a thread machining a reflector in General
    The leds I'm using in this project have a fairly wide dispersion, at a guess I'd say 140 degrees, something like that. In my case, with such a small...
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    04-07-2019, 11:00 PM
    darryl started a thread rear mount cutoff tool in General
    I wonder what you all have made to serve this purpose? What I'd like to do is make a lever operated cutoff tool which can be mounted on the rear way...
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    04-07-2019, 10:02 PM
    It would be interesting to see that top set up on end supports and then weighted to see how much it would flex at the center. You could reach down...
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    04-07-2019, 09:26 PM
    darryl replied to a thread machining a reflector in General
    I'll keep that in mind as well. I'm well into the project now, with all the reflectors made, the body and heatsink ready, the colored plastic...
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    04-07-2019, 08:39 PM
    Here's an idea- you can make a pair of shelves as a tandem unit. Start with an upside down U shape, made of flat bar probably- each leg has a wheel...
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    04-07-2019, 03:59 AM
    Good as the top could be after re-surfacing, it would still benefit from a stiffening framework. You said it wasn't stiff enough for some of the work...
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    04-06-2019, 09:18 PM
    darryl replied to a thread machining a reflector in General
    I read up on it and the general consensus is that it's the cats meow for final polishing.
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    04-06-2019, 09:16 PM
    I usually crack the first bolt, then tighten it back up, then do the same to the rest of them. Then I'll crack each one again by some small amount,...
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    04-06-2019, 09:11 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Powering up an old VCR. in General
    I would just plug it in and wait 15 seconds or so, then unplug it. For the next few minutes you can check to see if there's any smoke smell. If not,...
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    04-06-2019, 02:19 AM
    darryl replied to a thread machining a reflector in General
    Good idea Paul- I'll remember that. It would have to be very small to have a focal length of 3/16, which is about what I'm dealing with. Elf, is...
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    04-05-2019, 05:37 PM
    darryl replied to a thread machining a reflector in General
    Just an update- no pics yet. I ended up using stainless sheet strips instead of copper, and pressing the shape with the cleanest steel ball I had of...
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    04-05-2019, 03:21 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Need ideas for a drag setup in General
    Just another idea- start with a flat rubber belt which can't stretch. Put it around two discs and space them such that a third disc can press in and...
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    04-04-2019, 10:20 PM
    I think I would start by turning the top upside down if possible, which should change the 'error' into a crown instead of a sag. This should reduce...
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