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    01-28-2017, 01:55 PM
    When I was about 14 there was a small machine shop up the road. My buddies and I were building a home-made go kart and needed an adapter made for the...
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    01-25-2017, 05:43 PM
    When you turn up the cutter leave it slightly oversize and cut a 1 degree backward taper from the end. After you harden the cutter grind the top flat...
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    01-07-2017, 03:55 PM
    "And never the twain shall meet." (Rudyard Kipling) As far as a fatuous statement don't talk to die hard modelers. Have at it gentlemen. gbritnell
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    01-07-2017, 02:26 PM
    John, I hate for these threads to get into a I said-he said debate. Actually I never said or implied that CNC wasn't for me, on the contrary I said...
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    01-07-2017, 11:57 AM
    I just caught up to this thread and after reading John's overview of the process it had me intrigued so I actually read every post in the thread. ...
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    01-04-2017, 05:15 PM
    Ghee whiz Gentlemen, I didn't sell all my 'stuff', just the welder. I guess when the doc tells you your cholesterol is high and you should cut back...
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    01-02-2017, 09:48 AM
    I got my PM about 4 years ago. I was told at release from the hospital to 1. Don't use electric welding equipment so I sold my TIG welder, 2. Don't...
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    12-28-2016, 11:24 AM
    gbritnell replied to a thread Cam profile mania in General
    A hit and miss engine is a very rudimentary internal combustion engine. It came in sizes ranging from a couple of horsepower to upwards of 100 or...
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    12-27-2016, 09:30 AM
    gbritnell replied to a thread Cam profile mania in General
    You're correct. Reed valves open by the negative pressure in the crankcase of the 2 cycle engine but aren't made for quite the same purpose. The reed...
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    12-26-2016, 08:14 PM
    gbritnell replied to a thread Cam profile mania in General
    In support of what Brian it trying to say these are hit and miss engines with atmospheric intake valves. I have never in my life seen an old farm...
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    12-23-2016, 09:04 AM
    May the coming year find you and your family safe, healthy and free from need. Have a Happy, Blessed Christmas and wonderful New Year. ...
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    11-22-2016, 08:38 AM
    gbritnell started a thread Scale Hardware? in General
    I used to buy really small stainless hex head bolts down to .8 mm. from a supplier called Scale Hardware. They also had taps, washers and nuts in...
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39 yr. retired metal patternmaker for the Ford Motor Co.
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Strongsville, Ohio
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Machining, model engine building, motorcycles, photography, art
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retired metal patternmaker

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