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    Yesterday, 07:05 PM
    Those big granite plates would make nice thermal masses behind a wood stove. And BONUS- no need to calibrate :)
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    Yesterday, 05:52 PM
    JR, you answered your own question in your first post. But it certainly doesn't end there. Nobody yet has mentioned tempering. I think that's an...
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    Yesterday, 05:27 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Basic breaker panel anatomy in General
    Another thing to consider is the level of current you're expecting to use from the outlet. You may need to be using a thicker gauge of wire- in which...
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    11-14-2018, 11:02 PM
    I wonder if fortnights per furlong would be appropriate for snail races?
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    11-14-2018, 09:32 PM
    darryl replied to a thread does silicon steel go 'bad' in General
    Ah, rust- yes. And apparently loss of atoms. All materials are evaporating as we speak.
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    11-14-2018, 03:36 AM
    darryl replied to a thread does silicon steel go 'bad' in General
    It's interesting that steels have been made that are able to handle about 50% higher flux density than ordinary silicon steel. That's good in itself,...
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    11-13-2018, 02:40 AM
    Wondered about this a few times- does silicon steel, transformer and motor laminations, go bad? What has to happen to it before it loses its ideal...
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    11-13-2018, 12:43 AM
    Pretty hot water, I'd assume. Probably just boiled and used immediately- most plastics need that much and more to become 're-moldable'. Perhaps...
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    11-12-2018, 10:48 PM
    darryl replied to a thread 4 x 6 band saw question in General
    I did have in mind to run them using a small motor- one per brush. I do a fair amount of cutting pvc, which makes an electrostatically charged swarf....
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    11-12-2018, 06:44 PM
    darryl replied to a thread 4 x 6 band saw question in General
    As far as mods that I have NOT done, but would like to try- I've thought about putting two rotating brushes against the blade, above the lower guide...
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    11-12-2018, 06:26 PM
    darryl replied to a thread New Machinist tooling in General
    24 x 36- so you won't be able to get much in there :) Seriously, once you have some machines in there and a benchtop or two, you'll be looking at how...
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    11-11-2018, 02:08 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Rusted end mills in General
    I think i would just try using them. Sure, clean them up but don't go overboard. The cutting action will tend to clean them up more, and if they cut...
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    11-10-2018, 07:54 PM
    One of my teachers in high school was into the audio/video thing, besides teaching social studies and a few other things. He told us how they had...
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    11-09-2018, 08:01 PM
    I was going to suggest something from the electric rc field. But I also like the idea of a jumper cable run to a battery that's kept inside. Be aware...
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    11-08-2018, 03:52 AM
    darryl replied to a thread New Machinist tooling in General
    A snap gauge is nice to have- lets you very quickly check the diameter of a drill bit, or various wires, or the thickness of sheet materials. I'm not...
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    11-07-2018, 11:21 PM
    darryl replied to a thread New Machinist tooling in General
    There's stuff on your list that I'd never use, or never needed. And I know there's stuff that isn't on the list that you will find you need- I can't...
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    11-07-2018, 10:57 PM
    darryl replied to a thread New Machinist tooling in General
    Captain, that's quite a list. I'm going to assume that you are willing to gather together a fairly extensive collection of measuring instruments and...
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    11-07-2018, 03:38 AM
    Carbon can take many forms, graphite is one, diamond is another. It's likely that some form of it would be optimum with steel. Depending on load and...
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    11-06-2018, 03:38 AM
    I'd be keeping a zirconia belt on it. You're paying extra for those, but I've found them to be well-made. Nothing like having a nicely running belt...
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    11-04-2018, 11:28 PM
    Slow to come up to speed- sounds typical of sleeve bearings with old oil and motors without start caps. I've repaired some like this, and while it...
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    11-04-2018, 11:08 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Burnishing in General
    Maybe not in your home shop- and certainly not in mine- thread rolling. I just watched a vid showing this. Huge machine rolling what looks to be...
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    11-04-2018, 06:10 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Unknown Lathe in General
    It almost appears that the lead screw bearings are part of a cartridge which slides in from the front. Look under the front edge of the carriage for...
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    11-04-2018, 01:53 AM
    If you have to do a retaining wall, why not just build the walls full height and make that the shed. Add a door and windows as desired, and take...
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    11-03-2018, 11:55 PM
    How many of those rollers are crowned?
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    11-03-2018, 10:16 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Burnishing in General
    Thanks for all the replies. Couple of things- as I mentioned I'll often take a file to the surface I've just machined to knock down the high spots. I...
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    11-03-2018, 07:07 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Unknown Lathe in General
    That's a serious looking piece of cast iron.
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    11-03-2018, 03:05 AM
    darryl started a thread Burnishing in General
    I wonder- has anybody here burnished a turned surface to further prepare it for use? Perhaps you turn a shaft to about a thou or two large, then you...
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    11-01-2018, 04:12 AM
    darryl replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    I'd have to be pretty careful with a mirror- I might just catch a glimpse of myself. At my age I can't handle too many more shocks-
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    10-31-2018, 11:19 PM
    darryl replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Metalworking content to come later, but today I made 4 round plywood discs on the table saw using a pivot point technique. This makes perfectly round...
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    10-31-2018, 02:45 AM
    It is a simple ratio, as Jim Williams suggested. But you have to null out the difference in the weight of the lever on either side of the balance...
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