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    08-26-2014, 11:25 AM
    How about not fooling with air pressure ( and it's related problems) and buy an aquarium pump?
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    08-24-2014, 12:14 PM
    DR replied to a thread Stepped clamps for rotary table in General
    What's the problem? Why not just make some? I have a couple sets that came with specific devices, one a 5C indexer. They aren't rocket...
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    08-23-2014, 10:16 PM
    It's a fixture for grinding 29 degree threading bits. Probably from the 1940's.
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    08-19-2014, 05:27 PM
    If the grinding wheel can be tilted it could hollow grind, otherwise I'd say no.
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    08-18-2014, 11:06 PM
    DR replied to a thread Help How to remove bearing in General
    Some bearing houses have pullers, they could do it for you (but those kind of bearing housed are getting rarer). Find a local tool rental outfit,...
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    08-18-2014, 10:58 PM
    The OP has a General dp, that should be a good one, far superior to the cheapo off shore models. I had a similar situation, a top of the line...
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    08-15-2014, 06:58 PM
    DR replied to a thread Oldham coupling in General
    I don't think they vibrate even when way out of alignment. I've seen ones running way out of alignment for an eccentric turning attachment with very...
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    08-14-2014, 06:50 PM
    DR replied to a thread Oldham coupling in General
    The center pieces for Oldham couplings are very inexpensive. IMO, not worth trying to make. I recently needed a new center to replace an old worn...
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    08-14-2014, 06:39 PM
    DR replied to a thread Totally off topic IRS in General
    My assumption is the IRS is attempting to recover money from the ESTATE not the OP. If the OP is an heir to his father's estate then you might as...
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    08-14-2014, 02:50 PM
    DR replied to a thread case hardening in General
    Sometimes if you have a friendly local heat treater they will throw your part in with a bigger batch of case hardening to save you the minimum...
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    08-14-2014, 11:31 AM
    The OP may be doing the right thing in being up front with the various zoning authorities. Still, they can be very arbitrary in their ruling. As...
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    08-14-2014, 11:17 AM
    DR replied to a thread Totally off topic IRS in General
    I'm finding this whole thing fascinating so I hope we'll be kept up on the outcome. The more we learn the less it sounds like a scam. The various...
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    08-14-2014, 11:01 AM
    DR replied to a thread case hardening in General
    I routinely have 12L14 case hardened by a heat treating company. One part is a long adjusting nut with deep 10-32 threads one end and a hex socket...
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    08-13-2014, 11:13 PM
    DR replied to a thread Totally off topic IRS in General
    In a sense he can inherit the debt. I assume the OP is concerned if the debt to the IRS is valid it would take some or all of his inheritance.
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    08-13-2014, 11:38 AM
    Way, way back when my kids were in grade school one of their teachers won a million in the lottery. Both she and her husband quit their jobs, they...
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    08-13-2014, 12:07 AM
    DR replied to a thread Totally off topic IRS in General
    Thinking a bit about this... What if the father defaulted on a debt while he was here. The holder of that debt may have written it off, but it's...
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    08-12-2014, 10:04 PM
    DR replied to a thread Totally off topic IRS in General
    Of late the IRS has been billing children of deceased individuals for over payments of benefits and under payment of taxes. According to the news...
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    08-07-2014, 09:37 PM
    There seems to be a major flaw in the process...... You buy the house FIRST, THEN find out if you can do business out of it. A good many small...
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    08-06-2014, 03:25 PM
    DR replied to a thread Enco 30% discount in General
    Wow, I swore off ENCO years ago. I decided to give this 30% deal a try. Only thing I could think of immediately was a gallon of #2 Mobil way oil. ...
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    08-06-2014, 08:57 AM
    I once got a legal looking letter from Norway telling me I was one of many long lost heirs to an estate of a person who died without a will. All I...
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    07-31-2014, 10:13 PM
    DR replied to a thread Another whatzit thread. in General
    1/4-48? Or, 1/4-28? If the former, sometimes you can identify a part by figuring what industry uses that thread. Like recently, I had a...
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    07-30-2014, 03:59 PM
    Have you thought about a spell checker? I use ieSpell on Internet Explorer
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    07-30-2014, 01:32 PM
    That's an awful poor thread diagram in the OP's post. It doesn't show the nominal diameter of the thread which would be 1/4" in the case of a...
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    07-29-2014, 10:51 AM
    It seems that at about every machine shop auction you'll find a lathe tracer attachment covered in dust back in a corner somewhere. Usually they...
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    07-26-2014, 09:07 AM
    DR replied to a thread Counter sink question in General
    No. I'm speaking of the good (and expensive) Weldon made in USA brand. The literature specifically states not for use in steel. We do use them in...
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    07-25-2014, 01:09 PM
    DR replied to a thread Counter sink question in General
    The "O" flute style, also known as "fish eye" have a much weaker cutting edge. They do work well. Their problem is the somewhat "fragile" cutting...
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    07-24-2014, 02:59 PM
    DR replied to a thread Counter sink question in General
    Those type countersinks are re-sharpened on the outside (I have the fixture). As someone else asked, is that a good quality like an MA Ford brand? ...
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    07-16-2014, 07:45 PM
    If the pyramid is deep those type bends are done with a punch and die. It's hard to tell from the OP's picture how deep it is. I just noticed the...
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    07-15-2014, 08:34 AM
    DR replied to a thread Cross slide lock.. in General
    One of my past machines had this setup from the factory. It's been so long ago, I don't recall interference with tailstock being an issue though. ...
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    07-15-2014, 08:12 AM
    DR replied to a thread Extension cord/plug question in General
    I haven't tried the ferrule method. My first thought was the ferrule might be too large diameter to fit into the wire-hole in the cord end,...
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