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    Yesterday, 07:49 PM
    I think a CD ignition for model use would probably be an excellent choice. You can only hope that the high voltage side of things would be well...
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    Yesterday, 02:11 AM
    Pvc is fun to machine. I've probably made 20 garbage bags full of swarf from my various uses of pvc over the years. Aluminum is fun because you can...
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    Yesterday, 02:04 AM
    I wonder how much actual power would have to be used in order to get a good spark? Asking the engine to supply that power kind of rules out anything...
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    06-16-2018, 12:24 AM
    darryl replied to a thread OT generating CO2 on demand in General
    Looked around today- I did find some paintball tanks, but the store doesn't fill them anymore. I did find my welding torch so I also looked for the...
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    06-15-2018, 03:30 AM
    darryl replied to a thread OT generating CO2 on demand in General
    It is to remove oxygen from contact with the plastics surface. There is no catalyzing effect. Propane is heavier than air, perhaps that could work-...
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    06-14-2018, 09:31 PM
    Need to use some CO2 to expel and take the place of air in a plastic casting operation. The idea is to introduce CO2 above a fresh pour of casting...
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    06-11-2018, 05:09 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Belt sander sanding belt in General
    Problem with belts is that they tend to shrink in length :)
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    06-09-2018, 04:06 AM
    You could try adding some strips of that tarry weatherstripping to the plate. That will dampen it. You could also add a steel plate by mounting it on...
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    06-02-2018, 02:57 AM
    I have the motor and base complete, on off sw and speed control mounted, tested- working fine. I'll turn up an interface piece to mount to the motors...
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    06-01-2018, 11:22 PM
    Ok, I did figure it out. The adjustment pot does control the rpm- but over a very small range, which is why I thought it probably had a different...
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    06-01-2018, 06:45 PM
    I'm upgrading my spin casting capability so I can make some custom lenses from clear casting resin. I already have a spin casting table, but at...
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    06-01-2018, 06:26 PM
    darryl replied to a thread water level in General
    It does work. The main reason for using the aluminum tube is to establish a flat over 10 feet, as well as providing level. I used it yesterday to set...
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    05-31-2018, 03:56 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Nash/AMC Ambassador in General
    Our first new car was an Ambassador, 1965.
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    05-31-2018, 03:51 AM
    darryl replied to a thread water level in General
    Well it's a done deal. Nothing to see really- 10 ft section of rectangular aluminum tubing with acrylic end cap/inserts. As I filled I made sure the...
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    05-30-2018, 03:11 AM
    darryl replied to a thread water level in General
    I hadn't considered temperature differences in the fluid- thanks for that. As far as being a closed system, which is what I had in mind, I can't...
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    05-28-2018, 10:55 PM
    darryl replied to a thread water level in General
    I should mention that the tube is going to be used as a backbone for a work surface. It will be propped up on adjustable supports and I will level it...
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    05-28-2018, 10:41 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Horrible Banggood in General
    Ok, duh- now I got it. They're not actually sending a lesser quality part to America and keeping the best of the lot for themselves- hmm
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    05-28-2018, 10:37 PM
    From what I've read on the subject- needle bearings can be packed into the area between inner and outer races, or half the number of needle rollers...
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    05-28-2018, 09:48 PM
    darryl started a thread water level in General
    I've decided to build a water level, since I need one for a project or two. I'm starting with a piece of 2x3 aluminum tubing, 10 feet long. The plan...
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    05-28-2018, 09:05 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Horrible Banggood in General
    I was looking at a Banggood product today, a live center for the tailstock. In the specs it had one that said .01 accuracy, or .001 'for the yankee'-...
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    05-28-2018, 08:59 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Epoxying aluminum in General
    5 minute epoxies are great- for quickly holding parts together that you want to get apart later. In my testing, the five minute stuff is quite weak,...
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    05-28-2018, 02:00 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Horrible Fright in General
    I took a chance and bought one of those JTO chucks, the small ones that open just past 3/16 and no more. I was hoping the key would fit the chuck on...
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    05-23-2018, 10:29 PM
    Agreed with everyone else suggesting that 2000 rpm is too high. I had in mind about 1000 rpm tops, and if you can't get upwards of 800 out of it,...
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    05-23-2018, 10:03 PM
    I've seen lots of damage done by that corrosive 'glue'. For some reason it doesn't always eat the component leads and pc board traces. Maybe it's...
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    05-22-2018, 09:04 PM
    Something called Pliobond was used quite a lot. A bit obscure these days, but something called 'dope' was used too, especially in the hobby field....
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    05-22-2018, 04:35 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Shop Sub Panel Question in General
    While we're on the topic, one thing that's not clear to me- how do you provide proper fusing (a breaker) for 110 that's derived from 220? In the...
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    05-20-2018, 10:22 PM
    So it does have a dual primary, hence you are able to wire it for either 110 or 220 and it will have the full power rating either way.
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    05-20-2018, 10:17 PM
    I would use epoxy for a few reasons, one- I have it, two- it makes a fast repair, three- it won't shrink as it cures, four- it's not going to affect...
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    05-19-2018, 03:16 PM
    darryl replied to a thread cracked set screw in General
    You could try some JB weld. Glue an allen wrench in place and let it sit for 24 hrs. Could be enough strength to hold the setscrew together so it...
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    05-18-2018, 08:41 PM
    Dual input windings, yes. They would normally be put in parallel for 110 vac operation, and in series for 220 vac. One input winding with taps, yes....
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