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    Today, 08:40 PM
    I went into KMS today and looked at their CA offerings. There were several brands, only one of which was in a light-proof container. I think that was...
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    Today, 07:48 PM
    darryl replied to a thread radios in a shop in General
    I do like to have some 'aural background' in the shop. Nobody but me, so it doesn't bother anyone. I don't need it loud, but I do want to hear it....
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    Today, 07:25 PM
    darryl started a thread cable sheath in General
    I bought some 'spring sash rod' today. This is basically a flexible curtain rod, which you slightly stretch across a doorway or whatever to hang a...
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    Today, 12:51 AM
    Man with no watch no need watch tell time. Electricity 101 say use load of known resistance with known voltage to set current level.
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    Today, 12:46 AM
    I use a fair amount of CA in my various hobbies, and I've had this 10 oz bottle for 2 or 3 years now. Just this past fall it started thickening up,...
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    Yesterday, 03:30 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Cutting an Oxygene tank in General
    So- how did it go? Jim? Jim, are you still with us? :)
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    Yesterday, 03:24 AM
    Those are something the guy picked up at a flea market hoping to find a use for them one day. I'm with dstebner (post #9) on this one. Far as I...
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    01-19-2019, 08:51 PM
    darryl replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    What do today? I finally got my 'vent panel' in place of the basement window where the spray booth will be. Got some sliding gates in place to block...
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    01-17-2019, 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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