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    Today, 05:08 AM
    Replacing both caps—start and run—and checking for over-tight belts is probably as far as you can go on that motor, assuming there's no fault like...
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    01-21-2019, 05:57 PM
    Mike Burch replied to a thread radios in a shop in General
    Curiously enough, composers write music in the expectation that someone will actually LISTEN to it, not merely use it as some kind of aural...
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    12-30-2018, 04:38 AM
    I've not read every response to your original post—life's too short—so forgive me if this has already been suggested. AliExpress have VFDs in...
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    12-07-2018, 12:57 AM
    Alas, no! OOS has been around a long time in various guises, but does not seem to have been taken particularly seriously until the last few decades. ...
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    12-05-2018, 05:35 PM
    Apologies, Plunger. I should have been more explanatory. Back in the 1800s, the first telegraphists used the up-and-down or "straight" keys which...
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    12-05-2018, 12:20 AM
    Finally finished all the machining on my home-brew Morse paddles. The base and bridge were milled from mild steel, the pillars and adjusting screws...
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    12-05-2018, 12:08 AM
    Mike Burch added 2 photo(s) to album Morse Paddles
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    12-05-2018, 12:06 AM
    Mike Burch created an album Morse Paddles
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    12-02-2018, 03:36 AM
    Jerry, unfortunately the RF25 does not have an accessible thread at the top of the spindle, just an extension of the splines, so I don't think I can...
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    11-30-2018, 06:22 PM
    Machinery House is really the only possible place in New Zealand from whom to buy new machines of a size for a home workshop. Fortunately, they're...
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    11-10-2018, 06:58 PM
    You can measure the open-circuit voltage of the battery some time after you have run the generator (to allow the voltage time to settle after the...
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    11-09-2018, 04:36 PM
    1. No. Use Anderson connectors, as Jerry advises. 2. Yes, but beware of using too grunty a charger. SLA (Sealed Lead Acid) batteries do not like...
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    11-03-2018, 10:26 PM
    Mike Burch replied to a thread Burnishing in General
    I use a steel on my kitchen knives pretty frequently, and I always wipe the blade clean before using the knife. If you use a piece of white paper...
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    10-31-2018, 08:14 PM
    The seller has replied to a question of identity: "No name. But I think American. Have another very similar which is bockford usa "
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    10-28-2018, 05:09 AM
    The suffix "ZZ" has nothing to do with tolerances or quality. It just means that the bearing has a steel shield on each side. (My local suppliers...
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