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    Yesterday, 02:00 AM
    I believe he said it was 1/2 inch wall, 3 or 3-1/2 inch pipe, about 28 inches long.
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    01-16-2019, 07:04 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Old lathe recognizing in General
    Personally, I'd think that you should put that aside for a time and concentrate on the rest of the lathe. Get the spindle rotating smoothly, with all...
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    01-16-2019, 04:42 AM
    Were they professional machines? :) I'd have to say there is no such thing as a professional machine- that's a word used in advertising to suggest...
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    01-16-2019, 03:53 AM
    Bit of metal stitching should have that good to go-
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    01-15-2019, 03:26 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Rockwell rebuild in General
    Just look up rockwell 11 rebuild and you'll see a multi-part video series.
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    01-14-2019, 03:50 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Shop inside the house in General
    I once made a room air cleaner by enclosing a fan in a vertical column which was surrounded by a bed sheet. The fan drew room air through the sheet,...
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    01-14-2019, 03:24 AM
    Yes it would require some precision tooling and grinding equipment, specialized lapping and honing devices, gear for heat treating- cost you more...
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    01-14-2019, 01:47 AM
    darryl started a thread Rockwell rebuild in General
    Just watched parts of several videos on rebuilding the rockwell 11 lathe. Interesting machinery, solid looking piece of gear, nice eye candy if...
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    01-13-2019, 09:40 PM
    This is not a tutorial, but a question for anyone who might have ever done this. Has anybody actually machined (and heat treated presumably) their...
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    01-13-2019, 04:24 AM
    darryl replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Today- I thought about lathes, deburred some parts I've been making, paid a few bills, went for a walk by the river, found a perfect condition 40 lb...
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    01-13-2019, 04:12 AM
    It becomes a matter of how much of the fuel can be burnt inside the engine instead of passing through to the exhaust, and how much can be burnt...
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    01-13-2019, 03:38 AM
    Those of you with TIG, MIG, spot weld, etc can fairly quickly 'assemble' these drawers, and that's great. Others such as myself can still put them...
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    01-13-2019, 03:31 AM
    I'm quite sure the mission has science behind it- and of course if anything militarily valuable comes up it won't be ignored. It would be somewhat...
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    01-12-2019, 11:28 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Shop inside the house in General
    My shop is in the basement, so there can be some pretty annoying smells in the house. I think the worst was when I was removing parts from an epoxy...
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    01-12-2019, 09:09 PM
    18ga will give you a pretty strong drawer in other words. You can use thinner, but I'd say don't go thinner than 20ga. Probably cost-effective enough...
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    01-11-2019, 06:59 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Get me over the hump in General
    The G9972 looks like it would be a great starter lathe, and it could easily be someones 'workhorse' lathe for years to come. Without spending a lot...
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    01-11-2019, 04:35 AM
    darryl replied to a thread museums in General
    I did do the museum of flight some years ago- and caught the airshow at the same time. We didn't know about the airshow, so that was a bonus. Was...
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    01-09-2019, 11:30 PM
    darryl started a thread museums in General
    Just got back from visiting the Boeing assembly plant in Everett- what a place! Also went to the Evergreen museum in McMinnville- saw the spruce...
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    01-06-2019, 11:18 PM
    I'm sure they'll find Alice. Looking at it from a science aspect, the skill of the Chinese will have enabled them to come up with possibly a...
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    01-06-2019, 07:27 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Lathe interchangeability in General
    Just to clarify (and hopefully not further confuse) the register surfaces on a spindle. There is what is called the 'back register', or 'face...
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    01-06-2019, 01:24 AM
    My opinion- I think to do justice to the idea (controlling fuel pressure) you should use a fuel pressure gauge to supply a feedback signal to the pwm...
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    01-06-2019, 12:51 AM
    When the headlights on my Cruiser started to fail, I replaced them with halogens. The pattern was great, most of the light on the road, some heading...
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    01-05-2019, 12:59 AM
    Amazing- the artistry and the work -
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    01-04-2019, 09:26 PM
    The heat being wasted in this case is caused by the field current, so it's not much compared to the actual output. Still probably 5 to 10 watts. It...
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    01-04-2019, 05:06 AM
    It's certainly possible to replace the resistor with an electronic circuit- a real voltage regulator. The circuit would be no where near as simple as...
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    01-04-2019, 04:41 AM
    Very interesting all this. I wonder what would happen if you applied physical vibration to the cell while the electronic process is operating?...
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    01-04-2019, 03:45 AM
    It's a motor, it's instantly reversible and provides high torque in either direction, and can be capable of very short reversal times. Power...
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    01-03-2019, 07:21 PM
    When I think about this I think of shock absorbers on vehicles- they are subject to continuous pounding and relatively high speeds. The shocks on my...
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    01-03-2019, 07:09 PM
    At work our bent sander uses 6 inch diameter 'pulleys'. I often use them to contour, but they are too large for many of the jobs I'd use them for....
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    01-03-2019, 02:07 AM
    To me it looks exactly like the field current is increased when the headlight is on. When the light is off, if the field current stayed the same,...
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