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    06-12-2018, 05:18 PM
    mklotz replied to a thread Angle blocks - which style? in General
    The error equation for a sine bar looks like... dangle = dstack/(L*cos(angle)) where: dangle = error in angle dstack = error in stack L =...
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    06-09-2018, 11:49 AM
    I'd like to see an explanation of why the machine is called a "brake". "Break" might make some sense, interpreting the fold line in the sheet metal...
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    05-24-2018, 06:20 PM
    mklotz replied to a thread Interesting Picture in General
    I think you nailed it. See the first picture on this page... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4th_Armoured_Brigade_(Australia)
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    05-17-2018, 10:14 AM
    mklotz replied to a thread clock winding ratchet in General
    You can speed this process a bit by using the law of cosines to calculate the length of the required chord and using that value as your first...
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    04-18-2018, 10:01 AM
    mklotz replied to a thread How to double a thread size in General
    But you're making the assumption that doubling the screw diameter is the right thing to do when doubling the scale of a model engine. Having...
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    04-16-2018, 12:40 PM
    mklotz replied to a thread How to double a thread size in General
    Hardware store fasteners, especially nuts, are going to look grossly out of scale on most engine models. The rules I use for scaling fasteners...
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