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    02-19-2018, 10:27 AM
    DR replied to a thread Hydroforming In The Home Shop in General
    One basic about the process....the forming pad is non compressible. It acts is like an incompressible hydraulic fluid, the containment vessel's...
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    02-18-2018, 03:38 PM
    Thanks for the replies, good to know things seem to be going well with Acorn. BTW: I notice the ad at the top of this forum page still shows Acorn...
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    02-16-2018, 06:43 PM
    Just before Christmas I tried to order an Acorn to beat the price increase mentioned on here. 2 emails and a couple phone calls with no word back...
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    02-15-2018, 11:15 AM
    Where could you get a workable one for less? Cleaned up it could be a nice indexing center setup for a grinder or light milling. It'll never be...
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    02-12-2018, 06:41 PM
    DR replied to a thread Radius on TC Cutting Edge? in General
    A micro radius used to put on some tools so coatings would adhere, they apparently wouldn't stick to a sharp corner. I leave a sharp corner. ...
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    02-12-2018, 12:16 PM
    DR replied to a thread My new Sheldon! in General
    The lathe pictured in appearance is like the military surplus Sheldon I had years ago with the same cabinet. I assume mine was a modification of the...
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    02-11-2018, 01:44 PM
    DR replied to a thread Moving on up, to the east side in General
    If you're comfortable with used I suggest a used lathe like linked to in post #5. For $3500 you can get a pretty serious "real" lathe. Usually...
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    02-11-2018, 12:15 PM
    DR replied to a thread Tapping 3" Deep in Mic-6 in General
    Take a 1/2" coupling nut, turn down and thread about half the outside length to 5/8-18 thread. On the new aluminum part drill and tap one end for...
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    02-10-2018, 02:34 PM
    Ferrari's can be expensive to put back on the road after long term "storage". A guy I know bought a 1981 Dino. On about his first outing merging...
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    02-10-2018, 08:54 AM
    The pricing of large chucks seems to be inversely proportional to diameter. The bigger they are the cheaper the price. In my experience this one...
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    02-10-2018, 08:36 AM
    I have a couple Kurt handles that have been cut off a little more than half original length. Those are okay for most light machining. Only one full...
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    02-08-2018, 11:50 AM
    $112.... for an obviously abused and poorly cared for vise with holes all over and maybe only one hard jaw. Looks like the bed may have divots,...
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    02-07-2018, 06:54 PM
    That may be okay for casual home shop use. Not something you'd want to use in production tapping or in difficult materials where you're concerned...
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    02-07-2018, 10:47 AM
    if you really want to get the best tap drill size you need a chart that bases drill sizes on length of engagement and thread class. With a 32...
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    02-06-2018, 11:44 AM
    DR replied to a thread OT: 1099-K From PayPal? in General
    Is there a business opportunity for a startup that could purposely spread false information about individuals? Information that could invalidate ...
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    02-06-2018, 09:02 AM
    DR replied to a thread OT: 1099-K From PayPal? in General
    The IRS and local taxing authorities are certainly interested in untaxed sales that are facilitated by Craigslist. It would not surprise me at all...
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    02-06-2018, 01:06 AM
    DR replied to a thread OT: 1099-K From PayPal? in General
    Yeah, CL may not do it, but the IRS may well force them to do it. My former neighbor was a senior auditor for the IRS. He told stories of all...
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    02-05-2018, 08:41 PM
    DR replied to a thread OT: 1099-K From PayPal? in General
    I've wondered if Craigslist will be doing something like this. It's beginning to be an irritation with so many people becoming regular sellers on...
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    02-05-2018, 02:01 PM
    DR replied to a thread Tip: Parting tool point in General
    Usually the problem is the cutoff blade is too thin. My old book published by the American Screw Machine Assoc has a chart on recommended blade...
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    02-05-2018, 01:49 PM
    DR replied to a thread O-Ring advice needed in General
    I see you're in Kirkland. There's an O-ring seller up in Lynnwood who has been helpful to me (I don't recall the name of the outfit though). ...
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    02-04-2018, 03:17 PM
    It's like most things.........the concept may be good. The application of the concept may not be so good. If this was a Starrett or Mititoyo I'd...
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    02-04-2018, 03:13 PM
    NEW motor........? As in brand new or new to you, as in used? I see some motors are now classified as compressor duty. Not sure if that means el...
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    02-02-2018, 01:19 PM
    DR replied to a thread Stories for the wife in General
    Here's the solution my wife and I came up with regarding money. Almost from the time we got married decades ago we've had separate bank accounts. ...
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    01-30-2018, 11:19 AM
    DR replied to a thread Holding down thin slabs on mill in General
    Where appropriate I use a 3M double sided tape made for the purpose. It's precision thickness, .008" I recall. For delicate parts you have to be...
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    01-26-2018, 01:32 PM
    DR replied to a thread OT, computer related.. in General
    Yeah, contact Century Link.......hah Last summer we didn't realize the phone service of our three way package (internet, tv, phone) was not...
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    01-26-2018, 04:35 AM
    DR replied to a thread OT, computer related.. in General
    Dan, what you're saying about iPads may be right. The initial responses to this thread emphasize mornings as a poor time to stream. But, the...
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    01-25-2018, 09:19 PM
    DR started a thread OT, computer related.. in General
    When I go to MSNBC.com with my laptop or desktop the streaming of news clips is not continuous. After a minute or so I get the spinning thingy,...
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    01-24-2018, 09:02 PM
    DR replied to a thread 3 jaw lathe chuck jaws in General
    Given a choice I would not even consider a chuck with two sets of jaws. Two piece jaws only for me. Back in the day USA made chucks with two...
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    01-23-2018, 02:48 PM
    Accurately sharpening a 1/8" drill can be a challenge without a fairly expensive drill grinder. Even a relatively expensive grinder may not be able...
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    01-21-2018, 01:48 AM
    Any fiberglass boat builders in your area? If so, they might be able to give you guidance.
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