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    06-21-2017, 01:17 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Got a new tool for me! in General
    The proof will be in the pudding- will it cut cleanly- . I'm leery of the claims of 18 ga and 40 inch. Chances are it will not do both at the same...
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    06-21-2017, 01:10 AM
    There are a few ways sensors can be used- if it's in series with the gauge, then the gauge would drop to zero if the wire is pulled. An NTC sensor...
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    06-21-2017, 12:20 AM
    I realize that the type of resist is somewhat critical. I wondered whether high heat paint would work well enough- seems like it might, to me anyway....
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    06-20-2017, 04:10 AM
    Bellingahmsters way seems about the best to me, short of having a cnc milling machine with a rotating vibrating diamond pointed milling cutter to...
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    06-19-2017, 09:55 PM
    Many portable fridges use ammonia. There does seem to be a danger to that especially because with the constant motion and vibration, you'd think the...
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    06-18-2017, 04:26 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Sheet metal roller(?) in General
    .075- that must have taken some force to make those bends by hand. The typical 3 in 1 sheet metal machine won't have the guts to make the 90 degree...
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    06-18-2017, 02:24 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Hss 18% in General
    Thanks everyone for the links- there's some good reading in there. I learn something every day- Just a few minutes ago I cut off a section of one...
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    06-18-2017, 04:45 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Hss 18% in General
    I'm getting the impression that it would be good for turning pvc and brass, maybe aluminum- and just less so for steel. Holding a sharper edge longer...
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    06-17-2017, 08:04 PM
    darryl started a thread Hss 18% in General
    Got a couple planer blades today for near zero. On the side of them it says HSS 18%. I wonder what that really means? From what I've read the 18%...
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    06-14-2017, 02:36 AM
    Let me know if I'm just being an idiot here- but I'm trying to grasp the concept of what actually happens when matter increases in temperature. There...
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    06-14-2017, 02:15 AM
    Try going from dark ale to pale ale or amber ale. Let us know if mass still increases with time :)
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    06-12-2017, 01:42 AM
    If the ratings are realistic, then the slower motor will have more torque to reach the same power level. If that lets you use a larger pulley on the...
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    06-12-2017, 12:55 AM
    According to the one link that CalM posted, aluminum has twice the capacity to absorb heat as does steel, with silicon about in the middle between...
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    06-11-2017, 09:48 PM
    So there is a difference- you can't just calculate based on weight, though off-hand it would seem that you could. From what I've just been reading,...
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    06-11-2017, 03:51 PM
    While we're at it- here's a question that came into mind a few days ago- how does the heat storage ability of a material relate to its mass? Going...
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    06-08-2017, 02:11 AM
    If you add extra turns to the primary as myself and others have suggested, then you will be running the transformer a little cooler than normal. No...
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    06-07-2017, 01:51 AM
    darryl replied to a thread 20 ton MECHANICAL PRESS in General
    I bought what seemed to be a pretty standard bottle jack to use for my press. In order to use it upside down I added a tank made from a 1 lb propane...
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    06-06-2017, 03:22 AM
    I don't think the threads in the plastic are strong enough for the locknut idea- plus there probably isn't room for two nuts, and it wouldn't look...
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    06-06-2017, 03:09 AM
    darryl replied to a thread toxic stainless in General
    I realize this is similar to the other thread, but not derived from it. I'm just a bit surprised to see this level of concern over stainless steel-...
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    06-06-2017, 02:35 AM
    darryl started a thread toxic stainless in General
    Was thinking earlier about this stainless welding wire I have- 308 or 308L- wondering how 'food un-safe' it might be. I've never had a problem...
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    06-05-2017, 09:57 PM
    I love reading those manuals when they don't get the English right. I'd be more upset about a non-entertaining manual than about the way the scale...
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    06-05-2017, 08:52 PM
    Income tax- now my $25 is down to $12 :(
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    06-04-2017, 07:59 PM
    That part always makes me wonder about the efficiency, or the efficacy of using an inverter- the 100 amp + current draw. Even a small vacuum might be...
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    06-04-2017, 05:25 PM
    Here's something to think about- I just saw an ad for an inverter, 2000 watt it says on the case. Further in the spec is says 'Mark 2000 watts, but...
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    06-04-2017, 05:15 PM
    I've never seen stainless rebar, but that doesn't mean its not out there. I avoid machining regular rebar, so I'd doubly avoid machining stainless...
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    06-04-2017, 05:08 PM
    A vacuum cleaner is one of those motorized items that draws high continuous power, and actually begins to use less power when it's full or the filter...
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    06-03-2017, 01:16 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Verticalised 4x6 bandsaw in General
    Nice job. Thanks for reminding me- I have materials on hand to make a vertical bandsaw- just haven't gotten around to it yet. I have the 4x6 and...
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    06-02-2017, 02:29 AM
    I would chuck the part then turn just enough off the od to true it up. Then turn the part over and true up the rest. Remove the part and roll it on a...
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    06-01-2017, 09:29 PM
    When I was installing the large satellite dishes I'd dig the hole wider at the bottom than at the top. The result was a footing that wouldn't tilt...
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    06-01-2017, 08:33 PM
    He should make up, or have made, a metal frame which can be embedded in the concrete. This doesn't have to be expensive. Mounting lugs can be bolted...
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