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    Today, 12:02 PM
    Sharp tools and tiny "nibble" cuts may be best..... unless you are taking off a LOT of material, in which case a tool that cuts only on the left...
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    Today, 11:40 AM
    How big in diameter? Thin and aluminum is gonna be a problem no matter what. OD turning puts (with most tool grinds) a good deal of radial...
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    Today, 11:09 AM
    No. but you damn sure can sew up the hole in the sow's ear purse...... Which seems to be the deal here. Good work and good save on the machine. ...
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    Today, 10:57 AM
    Unless the generator has (as they all do) a breaker on the output..... The point is good, even so. Inverter generators are sometimes made to be...
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    Today, 10:51 AM
    The bale lifter, if you look at the video, does not really "push out" the bale. It more-or less flops the bale onto a platform. Unless the bale...
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    Today, 12:17 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Lathe leaking oil in General
    Many labyrinth seals are not direction sensitive. Probaby MOST are not. Yhey just use "slingers" which throw off dirt and swarf on one end, and oil...
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    Yesterday, 08:29 PM
    Those products vary in what is in them. Here is a selection of relatively common ones: CLR "brand" is now Lactic acid Lime away is sulfamidic...
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    Yesterday, 08:06 PM
    Instead of a gearbox, since the lift and the "top move" would go at roughly the same speed (+-), you could do a deal like a mower deck belt, instead....
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    Yesterday, 06:29 PM
    Phosphoric is the ONE "industrial" acid that I have NEVER seen rust any steel around it. Hydrochloric is horrible for that. Sulfuric is not...
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    Yesterday, 04:08 PM
    That's always a good idea. MUCH simpler. The only good reason for two is that if one fails, you still have partial power at least. Not an...
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    Yesterday, 01:29 PM
    That is a reason for derating to less than 2x power when synching 2 generators, as mentioned.
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    Yesterday, 12:45 PM
    Nice. More flexible than one might think..... I am a little surprised that those pieces do not get any more finishing..... I would think the...
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    Yesterday, 12:42 PM
    Here is an idea of what I mean. Might make the corner radius larger, and space the chain teeth a bit farther apart. (not to scale)
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    Yesterday, 10:50 AM
    Using the chain to drive a turntable is going to depend on how fast you grab bales. You just want the bale to turn 90 deg, one time, and preferably...
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    Yesterday, 01:27 AM
    Can you make each bale push the previous one around a turn with just a guide rail? I think I have seen such a thing. The rail would be cut short...
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    Yesterday, 12:58 AM
    Not sure it would matter.... depends on the number of cylinders. If the number is suitable, then a power stroke can be arranged to occur at each...
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    09-19-2018, 10:38 PM
    Once they ARE synched, there is a sizeable force that keeps them synched... if one tries to drift slow, the other powers it faster, while if it...
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    09-19-2018, 03:33 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Building a model Drag-Saw in General
    If this video is any indication, yours cuts about as fast (in-scale) as a full size unit.... saw speed is similar and teeth are similar scale. ...
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    09-19-2018, 03:22 PM
    Drill press milling is just not a good plan with most DPs. The use for X-Y tables is for positioning, not milling. If you line up the work you...
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    09-19-2018, 03:16 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Am refinishing the front door, and was using a half-sheet sander (in straight line mode) when it acted like something was loose. Sure enough, the...
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    09-19-2018, 10:57 AM
    Never used the jointed extensions, but I have and use the ones with a thinner flexible shank and a fatter cutting end. They work nicely, and turn...
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    09-19-2018, 12:03 AM
    It may be moot. If there is flooding, there may be outlets and electric appliances under water, etc, and you will not WANT electricity to be on.....
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    09-18-2018, 11:55 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Shop Layout in General
    Absolutely storage is required.... at least 150% of what you think you need..... I have 3 sets of open shelves, one of which is for stock, others...
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    09-18-2018, 11:40 PM
    This is the crap that happens when folks use standard connectors for a different purpose. We have no clue if they are even using the same PINS as...
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    09-18-2018, 08:47 PM
    Nope..... napalm, as far as I can see. Jellied really hard, but still napalm. Actually, some of the napalm is the furniture. New furniture is...
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    09-18-2018, 06:53 PM
    I also have not had the problem for quite a while now. I HAVE had a can or two that would not spray even with a new nozzle, but that's all. The...
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    09-18-2018, 06:47 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Building a model Drag-Saw in General
    Mass decreases as the 3rd power of the dimensions.......
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    09-18-2018, 06:43 PM
    Hopefully we can stop it with this answer..... New houses with the i-beam joists apparently give about 3 minutes before the floors collapse from a...
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    09-18-2018, 06:29 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Shop Layout in General
    The silicate works best on a floor that has never had any oil, dirt, etc stop up the pores. That's probably the reason for the "new concrete" idea....
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    09-18-2018, 06:22 PM
    To be fair about the twist issue, if left uncorrected, twist WILL lead to wear patterns that screw up lathe operation, and cannot be corrected...
    194 replies | 8214 view(s)
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