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    07-22-2017, 05:52 PM
    You're absolutely correct, IMO. It will take just one lapse of attention and you will be wound up in your work. That said, if you can't resist...
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    07-04-2017, 05:28 PM
    It would be interesting to hear how many of the folks whose pictures have not been ransomed do NOT use an ad-blocker on their browser. I have the...
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    06-29-2017, 10:07 AM
    mklotz replied to a thread Tap Storage Tip in General
    For me, the handiest arrangement is to use one of these... http://www.penntoolco.com/tap-and-drill-stands/ to hold the tap, tap drill and...
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    06-23-2017, 04:38 PM
    mklotz replied to a thread OT: Odd Metric Weight; WHY? in General
    3.125 mg = 0.000100474 troy oz. which is close enough to 0.0001 for my taste. Are you forgetting that there are only 12 troy ounces in a troy...
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    06-23-2017, 02:18 PM
    mklotz replied to a thread OT: Odd Metric Weight; WHY? in General
    It's not a "nice" number in troy ounces or grains either. Can it be that the active ingredient is very potent and thus requires dispensing in less...
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    06-12-2017, 10:07 AM
    The amount of time you put into making one will be worth a lot more than $30. These things are easily available commercially. This model... ...
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    06-11-2017, 11:57 AM
    mklotz replied to a thread best way to clean tools in General
    My successful Evaporust experiment, with pictures... http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/praise-evaporust-52469
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    06-05-2017, 11:38 PM
    Living in California is a real trial for those of us who have something resembling common sense. I desperately want to take one of their...
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    05-16-2017, 12:37 PM
    Wikipedia has a good explanation, including diagrams, of the many forms of the trochoid... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trochoid including the...
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    05-10-2017, 04:02 PM
    mklotz replied to a thread Metric Epiphany in General
    Two stones are a "tod" or a "quarter" or one fourth of a hundredweight. (Yes, an Imperial hundredweight weighs 112 lbs.) Makes as much sense as a...
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    05-10-2017, 11:10 AM
    mklotz replied to a thread Metric Epiphany in General
    Did you ever measure the true dimensions of a 2 by 4? The diameter of a 1/2-13 bolt?
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    05-10-2017, 10:21 AM
    mklotz replied to a thread Metric Epiphany in General
    The wonderful thing about the inferial system is that you can add dumb units to it anytime you wish. The current popular trends include... ...
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    04-29-2017, 10:31 AM
    mklotz replied to a thread 15MM Tap......Drill Size in General
    Having worked on the LEM AGS system for a number of years, I can safely say that we got to the moon in spite of our inferial measurement system, not...
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    04-28-2017, 04:39 PM
    mklotz replied to a thread 15MM Tap......Drill Size in General
    Dan, Some of us are comfortable with math, some aren't. If you like your shop papered with cheat sheets, go for it. A chart will never be...
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    04-28-2017, 01:53 PM
    mklotz replied to a thread 15MM Tap......Drill Size in General
    Who needs charts when you can memorize a simple equation that can be calculated on a four function calculator? TD = tap drill diameter (mm) MD =...
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