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    12-14-2018, 06:02 AM
    I've carried a folding cutter in my pocket for a couple years now- it's been the handiest thing. I did have a light that was the same- but I gave it...
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    12-13-2018, 03:43 AM
    darryl replied to a thread squirrel cage blower in General
    Thanks JT- I'm on the right track now.
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    12-13-2018, 01:56 AM
    darryl started a thread squirrel cage blower in General
    I have a rotor I'd like to use in a custom fan unit. This thing was originally an upright thing with air coming in from the back side and exiting on...
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    12-13-2018, 12:15 AM
    I dunno. I'm thinking that if you're going to do a bushing and a mating pin, you might as well just use a ball bearing. The pin can be just a bolt,...
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    12-11-2018, 03:54 AM
    darryl started a thread the nevada triangle in General
    Was just watching a vid on this, and at least one of the figures was staggering- 2000 odd planes lost within that region in 60 years. That apparently...
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    12-10-2018, 01:14 AM
    Use a soldering copper- I'd agree. I've made up a couple of electric ones now- chunk of copper, wrapped with fiberglass cloth using furnace cement,...
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    12-10-2018, 12:26 AM
    I'm thinking the ideal way to release a drawer would be to have a pull at each side underneath each drawer. That way you have to use two hands to...
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    12-08-2018, 12:20 AM
    If you have a lid, you can't use that space for anything. I'd say don't use a lid, go all drawers. Full extension ball bearing slides are nice.
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    12-06-2018, 09:21 PM
    I second the idea of a metal collar for the nylon worm. They are usually a press fit, but I've seen lots of them with a pin through the hub and...
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    12-06-2018, 12:57 AM
    Sounds good to me. An extra step, the machining part, but the result would be better.
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    12-05-2018, 10:19 PM
    Set screws at 90 to each other, one pair near the top, one pair near the bottom. Done this a few times. This is a set it and forget it type of thing....
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    12-05-2018, 08:32 PM
    I remember cinnamon toothpicks. And sen-sen.
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    12-05-2018, 03:34 AM
    The idea certainly has merit- some countries have been using radiative cooling for some time already- I think Israel is one. It is not a new concept,...
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    11-30-2018, 10:46 PM
    darryl replied to a thread well still kicking in General
    Good luck with your recovery Alistair, and good to see you post again. And hope you can get into your shop again soon- even if you don't do anything...
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    11-30-2018, 10:39 PM
    I had an interesting one the other day. Some time ago I set up a fan for a built-in gas fireplace. They didn't want to spring for the OEM fan, so I...
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    11-30-2018, 10:26 PM
    No need to overtighten a morse taper. I've never had a problem. I use a rubber hammer to loosen the tooling- my particular method involves turning...
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    11-30-2018, 04:38 AM
    I have the round column, and it now has a guide bar attachment to keep the alignment. Works well, and I find that I seldom use the ability to rotate...
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    11-29-2018, 10:27 PM
    I watched the proximity fuse amplifier production process. Found that interesting. Printed circuit boards and miniature tube technology, lots of...
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    11-29-2018, 09:38 PM
    darryl replied to a thread OT-Gluing Glass Crystal in General
    I just read that canada balsam mixed 50-50 with xylene has the same refractive index as glass.
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    11-29-2018, 01:51 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Care of hand files in General
    I think dry is the operative word. Eliminate the source instead of constantly protecting against the enemy which is moisture. You have a...
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    11-28-2018, 08:47 PM
    Perfectly round discs can be made on pretty much any table saw. I use a 1/4 inch diameter pivot rod and a 'sled', which is usually a piece of 1/4...
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    11-26-2018, 11:40 PM
    darryl started a thread diamond blocks in General
    Suppose you could have a huge chunk of solidified carbon, say 2 or 3 ft long, maybe a foot thick, maybe 2 feet wide. It would be the densest form of...
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    11-26-2018, 03:30 AM
    darryl replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Today I warmed the paint, placed the parts on a paddle to carry them, heated them, then got prepared to open the outside door. Quickly got everything...
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    11-25-2018, 08:27 PM
    Makes me wonder- since Jupiter is mostly hydrogen (over 86%) and helium (over 13%) there's only .1% left of other materials- and these are mostly...
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    11-25-2018, 01:09 AM
    darryl replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Today I prepped some sheet steel brackets- cut out from sheet, flatten, debur, set up jig for hole location, drill, debur, drill again, debur again....
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    11-25-2018, 12:48 AM
    darryl replied to a thread OT- Heat Pump ? in General
    All the more reason to have a ground loop in there somewhere.
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    11-22-2018, 02:46 AM
    I'd be doing what Rich suggested in post #22, more or less. An option is to turn the brass rod OD, face it, then scribe a well centered line across...
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    11-21-2018, 04:24 AM
    The heat. Without it I wouldn't spend any time in the shop, so I wouldn't get to use any of the machines. I'm glad my shop is the basement of the...
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    11-20-2018, 10:13 PM
    I have the first one, and just recently finished building something akin to the third one. I also have a 3-in-one shear, brake, roll- which besides...
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    11-20-2018, 03:31 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Harbor Freight 20 Ton Press in General
    -Darryl, your press has 58 inches up and down but only 10.5 between sides ? How wide across the beams that hold the table ?- 14.5 inches...
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