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    09-14-2018, 07:37 AM
    SGW replied to a thread Home generator on the cheap in General
    I got along for years with a 5500 watt Homelite generator that I could plug into a 6-circuit transfer switch. It ran the well pump, the boiler, and...
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    09-12-2018, 07:02 AM
    SGW replied to a thread Designing bevel gears in General
    It's been a while since I read Ivan Law's book (Gears and Gear Cutting) but I do remember that he explains how to cut constant-depth bevel gears....
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    09-03-2018, 04:59 PM
    SGW replied to a thread Spindle design - seals in General
    This is a bit late, but there is a good discussion and design of a small high-speed spindle in this book:...
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    08-14-2018, 04:11 PM
    SGW replied to a thread Delrin and threaded inserts in General
    You'll probably need to do a few test holes to get the right diameter hole for the insert.
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    08-01-2018, 07:57 PM
    SGW replied to a thread Form tool questions in General
    I'm not sure this is applicable to this situation, but I'm reminded of the project guideline: "Fast, Cheap, Good. Pick two out of three." You say...
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    08-01-2018, 06:31 AM
    SGW replied to a thread Form tool questions in General
    For hand finishing, I would think along the lines of a molding plane. Clamp the workpiece and arrange to slide your form tool past it, guided by a...
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    07-29-2018, 03:04 PM
    SGW replied to a thread threading question. in General
    If you have a 2mm x 0.4 tap, you could always dril/ tap the extension piece and connect it to the original shaft with a piece of 2mm x 0.4 threaded...
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    07-29-2018, 01:33 PM
    SGW replied to a thread threading question. in General
    I commend your willingness to attempt to screwcut a 2mm x 0,4mm thread, and it is no doubt do-able, but the sane and practical way to do that is with...
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    07-23-2018, 02:51 PM
    I've used a Jacobs drill chuck with a 5/8" straight shank, held in a collet, for about 30 years with no problem. A friend of mine used a chuck with a...
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    07-22-2018, 08:50 PM
    I strongly suspect your mill spindle takes B&S #7. Years ago I had a small 1940s-vintage milling machine built by the Granite State Machine Co. It...
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    07-19-2018, 06:34 AM
    Have you tried Loctite 609? It's advertised as a bearing retainer, I think, hut I've found that it works well as a screw locker that you never, ever,...
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    06-29-2018, 06:36 AM
    SGW replied to a thread Cannon help in General
    I wouldn't add water and freeze. I'm afraid it might crack the cast iron barrel. If it's a signal cannon, the barrel wouldn't need to be designed to...
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    06-29-2018, 06:07 AM
    SGW replied to a thread McMaster Carr is so cool! in General
    I like McMaster because they don't play games with fake sales, specials, or marketing gimmicks. "Here's the item. This is what it costs. Shipping...
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Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. -- Will Rogers
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