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    Today, 03:37 AM
    darryl started a thread diy soldering tip in General
    No pics, just a description of todays project. I needed a specialty soldering tip to heat all six pins at once on some dual potentiometers to align...
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    Today, 02:52 AM
    darryl replied to a thread OT: Skill Saw in General
    Just the look of the word 'saw' suggests to me that it's a black and dekker, or an actual skill saw, not a sharp. Sharp makes copiers, even lathes,...
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    Today, 02:45 AM
    darryl replied to a thread ot: battery booster in General
    I bet if you shorted one of these through an ammeter, it could potentially put out 1000 amps for a short time. Running a motor with it, there will be...
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    Yesterday, 01:52 AM
    She Who Must Be Obeyed- wifey in most cases. And yes I tend to agree- if the dog doesn't want to be there, some changes should be made. But maybe the...
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    02-18-2018, 11:40 PM
    darryl replied to a thread flea market find in General
    I did find some positive responses to the thing, along with the many negative responses. Looking at it scientifically, sure it's possible for the...
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    02-18-2018, 08:38 PM
    darryl replied to a thread flea market find in General
    Yes it could be that way- I haven't followed the circuit path very well. The literature I've read on the net seems to suggest that there is 30 volts...
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    02-18-2018, 08:13 PM
    darryl replied to a thread flea market find in General
    Bert, this thing is a bit of a joke. It doesn't warrant doing anything with, especially now that I've discovered that it doesn't even charge the...
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    02-18-2018, 07:57 PM
    darryl replied to a thread flea market find in General
    The instructions say don't leave it plugged into the car- now I know why. It doesn't receive a charge from the car, but there is a load on the...
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    02-18-2018, 06:12 PM
    darryl started a thread flea market find in General
    Haven't been around the circuit lately, but yesterday I picked up something called Mighty Jump. It's a battery pack with interface to a cigarette...
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    02-16-2018, 04:43 AM
    You're looking for a ducted fan as made for RC. I think even a smaller one will provide significant boost - something in the 500 watt range would be...
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    02-16-2018, 04:05 AM
    As long as the system can flow decently- you'll get a more efficient cooling while requiring only a small pump. This seems like an ideal application...
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    02-14-2018, 04:41 AM
    I wonder if anyone knows what metallurgy is in these bits. Aside from the carbide tip, the shank and body must be made of some pretty decent steel in...
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    02-12-2018, 10:36 PM
    That lathe has rods for ways, so the only way to make the carriage more rigid is to support it on the bed. I think the bottom of the carriage should...
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    02-07-2018, 10:59 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Question About Magnets in General
    Did an experiment with a Neo magnet one day. Stuck it to a steel strip, the heated the strip with a torch. A few moments pass, the magnet falls right...
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    02-07-2018, 02:41 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Fixing a POS 4x6 bandsaw in General
    I jammed the blade on our bandsaw at work today cutting some stainless rod. At first it seemed like the blade just stopped while the wheels kept...
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    02-06-2018, 02:37 AM
    Seems to me a guy named Arp- Halton Arp if memory serves- did some studies on weather. I could be wrong- I'm going to look that up now. He was...
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    02-06-2018, 02:31 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Will this hold that ? in General
    I think the legs themselves would be ok, but I don't trust the 1/4 inch bolts holding it all together. I've snapped some bolts like that using just a...
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    02-06-2018, 01:40 AM
    A drop from 10v with no load to 9.8 while charging suggests that there's a regulator in the wall wart, probably a switching power supply. If it's the...
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    02-04-2018, 09:45 PM
    I don't know what your readout has for a power supply, but if there's a TO-220 regulator in there it could well be intermittent now. I always check...
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    02-04-2018, 09:29 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Will this hold that ? in General
    That mill looks to be about 450-500 lbs. You will be ok with that stand for now, but I'd put a better one on the burner. I know that a robust stand...
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    02-04-2018, 03:56 AM
    The oilcan- I needed a way to dispense baking soda by the pinch, so a small stainless pot or dish was going to be about the right size. I used two of...
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    02-04-2018, 03:26 AM
    I like the tapered mount idea. You could make it so the motor in use automatically plugs in when you seat the tool of choice into the holder.
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    02-04-2018, 02:30 AM
    checked it out, interesting. Basic numbers are there- I was hoping for more of a description to go along with it all. But good.
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    02-01-2018, 03:54 AM
    Well I'm way off base on the shuttle computers. Now I'm trying to think of what it was that flew that used multiple 486s- I'm sure I read that...
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    01-31-2018, 02:12 AM
    Teaching it 'no' I've been thinking lately about the processing power required to make sense of something like this. A child learns this early on,...
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    01-30-2018, 02:59 AM
    Maybe what they need to do is put a robot in the passenger seat for a few months. Let it learn, react- essentially you train it to drive, just as you...
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    01-29-2018, 11:51 PM
    Considering the circumstances, I think I'd set up some forms and pour concrete about 6 inches wide and maybe a foot or so high. Paint the perimeter...
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    01-27-2018, 11:19 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Bad steel ? in General
    No wonder aircraft grade parts are so expensive- the testing that every part has to go through is time consuming, but it does serve to weed out...
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    01-24-2018, 10:49 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Dead start cap in General
    I just replaced a start cap on our belt sander yesterday. It looked pristine, didn't smell like leakage, no rupture of the vent etc. Got a new one...
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    01-22-2018, 02:12 AM
    I think that's the best way, taking off turns. A little tedious maybe, but it adds no loss at all with nothing else required at all. You can always...
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