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    09-27-2016, 08:03 AM
    CCWKen replied to a thread OT-Mirror Plating? in General
    Yeah, the chemicals alone will cost $75 or more but you'll have left over chemicals to play with. :) None of the silver salts are cheap and the...
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    09-27-2016, 07:48 AM
    I'll just stick with plain old diesel. It has built-in cleaning and antirust agents and is thin enough to work into threads. Works for me and there's...
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    09-23-2016, 02:05 PM
    If you haven't been hacked by now, you're probably ok. The breach occurred two years ago. They're just now releasing the info. :cool:
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    09-22-2016, 01:50 PM
    Nothing new about new products with a virus. I remember (maybe 15-20+ years ago) when the digital picture frames came out. Many had a built-in virus....
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    09-22-2016, 01:19 PM
    Have a look at these bearings. Appear to be the correct size but I didn't check all the specs. This one has .080" backface radius....
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    09-22-2016, 12:40 PM
    I wasn't expecting it to be an exact match. I was simply showing that some bearings have a smaller "backface" radius. Must be someone among all you...
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    09-22-2016, 11:48 AM
    I haven't crossed it yet but just reading the characters off the bearing are as follows: JAPAN MN NTN 4T-L44643 They appear to be 1" bore....
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    09-21-2016, 02:22 PM
    Then stay away from Cub Cadets too. :cool: And if you buy anything with a Kohler engine, you better stock up on case gaskets. You'll be changing...
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    09-21-2016, 01:49 PM
    If you're that worried about it, replace the bearings with a different number. I know they make them with a smaller radius because I just pulled the...
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    09-21-2016, 01:22 PM
    CCWKen replied to a thread Bending drill rod in General
    The problem is getting the rod red hot with propane. It will but it will take a while to soak it. I make my own D-rings for a flail mower all the...
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    09-19-2016, 08:43 AM
    Funny reading this after just reading the thread about a Chinese company copying a wood mill. :) Plenty of examples on YouTube for building a...
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    09-19-2016, 08:02 AM
    Unless the tires are serially numbered, which I doubt, there's probably that much difference between brand new tires of the same line. Besides, the...
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    09-13-2016, 06:29 PM
    CCWKen replied to a thread Automotive Vee belt problem in General
    Try reading post #25.
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    09-13-2016, 07:17 AM
    CCWKen replied to a thread Automotive Vee belt problem in General
    No more needs to said on topic so I'll just voice my opinion. As a restorer of fine antique automobiles, I take exception to the term "T-Bucket" for...
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    09-12-2016, 08:44 AM
    CCWKen replied to a thread O/T: My testicals hurt. in General
    Unless you've been riding a motorcycle for hours or have a lot of seat time in a tractor, you better get it checked out soon. Pain in the "walnut"...
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    08-31-2016, 12:23 PM
    CCWKen replied to a thread Chrome Stripping ????? in General
    The cost may be lost opportunity. The loss is my investment to develop the process along with the cost of chemicals, equipment and testing. So that...
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    08-31-2016, 11:14 AM
    CCWKen replied to a thread Chrome Stripping ????? in General
    I've pretty much retired from the antique/classic car restoration business. I have one project left to complete then I'm done. A bought with RA has...
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    08-31-2016, 08:45 AM
    CCWKen replied to a thread Chrome Stripping ????? in General
    You're comparing apples and mushrooms. Just a different process, that's all. I could easily change my process and use smaller wire too. Mine is...
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    08-30-2016, 06:49 PM
    CCWKen replied to a thread Chrome Stripping ????? in General
    The "metal pale" is a strip of sheet metal I formed into a circle then spot welded a connection tab to it. (Tab shown in the upper left.) There's...
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    08-30-2016, 01:11 PM
    That's what I asked in Post #1. From what I can tell from my limited research, nearly ALL new radiator fans are BLDC motors. This explains why:...
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    08-30-2016, 12:38 PM
    CCWKen replied to a thread What dissolves Wite-Out in General
    You might try this: http://www.google.com/patents/US4292090
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    08-30-2016, 11:31 AM
    CCWKen replied to a thread Chrome Stripping ????? in General
    The chemicals are proprietary. I was using a battery charger in the image above. If I recall, set to 12v and drawing about 25A on its meter. The...
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    08-30-2016, 10:46 AM
    Probably just a typo. "NT" carries IR air tools and other major brand electric tools but they also have their share of ching-chang junk in the...
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    08-30-2016, 09:59 AM
    CCWKen replied to a thread Chrome Stripping ????? in General
    I can tell you never stripped chrome. :rolleyes: If you have all day to do it you can use thin wire. It takes some heavy current otherwise. I used...
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    08-30-2016, 08:45 AM
    Thanks for the information and suggestions. Looks like I may have found an alternative fan. Not the CFM flow I wanted on top end but at least it's...
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    08-29-2016, 09:38 AM
    The world is full of temperature control methods but I was looking for a PWM controller that would handle about 10A for an 8-10" 12v radiator fan so...
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    08-26-2016, 11:15 PM
    Thanks for info. The two meters are on the same phase off the power poles but two separate transformers. Out here in the sticks, it's one meter - one...
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    08-26-2016, 08:15 AM
    I'm guessing the power line networking adapters will only work up to the transformer? I have two meters on the property. One down in front for the...
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    08-21-2016, 09:18 AM
    Now I have to go back and watch a few again. I typically turn the sound off on crafting/building videos. Either the music is raunchy and too loud or...
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    08-15-2016, 04:07 PM
    Here's another one but I think this one was posted before. Not as bad as the OP. Skip to about the 3:00 mark for the action. Dumb asses in the shop...
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