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    Today, 09:44 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Keyway Broach Set in General
    The tonnage mostly comes from the daylight, when folks call for a certain tonnage. The smaller ones are not usually physically big enough to fit the...
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    Yesterday, 11:24 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Went to an engine show in Pinckneyville Ill. Lots of steam tractors, a 110 HP Case, and many more fired up and running saws, etc. Didn't buy any...
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    Yesterday, 11:17 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Keyway Broach Set in General
    It ain't the tonnage, it's the daylight. Had a 2 or 3 ton Japanese press that had only a tad more daylight than the 1 ton Jet (or some such) press...
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    Yesterday, 12:40 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Keyway Broach Set in General
    I have a set of Dumont, and they work well. Some thinner shims sound like a plan, the first pass is often a bear with the Dumont shims. Yes,...
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    Yesterday, 12:33 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Combating machine rust in General
    If they have a fan only mode, then turn that on at the end of the day of work, and for a while starting up. That ought to prevent most of the...
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    08-17-2018, 11:13 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Combating machine rust in General
    Well YOU are certainly never wrong.... we have your word for it, and you are always right, so we must believe you. In any case.... forgetting...
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    08-17-2018, 09:17 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Combating machine rust in General
    The things we see here that are called swamp coolers do put water into the cooled air stream as a spray. Used outside, mostly, and barely work...
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    08-17-2018, 01:06 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Combating machine rust in General
    Well, as a datapoint, my shop is in the basement. I set the dehumidifier to 60%, because at 55% it will never shut off. I DO NOT HAVE A RUST...
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    08-16-2018, 11:11 PM
    I would suggest that the temperature is the issue. The aluminum will contract more as it cools than steel, and conversely expand more when it is...
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    08-16-2018, 10:03 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Combating machine rust in General
    Ok... A swamp cooler sprays water into the air that is blown over the area to be cooled. So you are essentially running a low-tech crummy version...
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    08-16-2018, 09:48 PM
    This is best taken first looking at the plate as a heatsink. That will establish how many watts it can dissipate at 250F, and therefore how many...
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    08-16-2018, 03:26 PM
    Bad switch may be a result of the other problems. Switch either connects or does not connect the motor, it does not generally affect the start...
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    08-16-2018, 11:59 AM
    Totally normal wear for any knee mill, if the knee is cranked a lot . If the thing is used for a single operation, the knee might hardly ever get...
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    08-16-2018, 12:45 AM
    This sounds like the problem that was brought up a while back.... driving solvent out of retainer patches on bolts. Those are just areas of plastic...
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    08-16-2018, 12:41 AM
    Aftermarket for one of ours were cheapish and came from Estonia.
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    08-15-2018, 11:01 PM
    The reservoir and wick should be enough. but soak it, and fill the reservoir. Sometimes they just soak the wick, but extra is fine iif it does...
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    08-15-2018, 10:52 PM
    And don't for get the OTHER set of closed minds...... the "we tried that and it didn't work" crowd. Most of the time, the "trial" of the method...
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    08-15-2018, 10:40 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread insulation/sound barrier? in General
    If you stuff enough in there, then it has less value, it start to be a sound transmission medium. BUT... YES THE FIBERGLAS OR ROCKWOOL DOES THE...
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    08-15-2018, 07:22 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread OT SR-71 ground speed in General
    The aircraft stayed at high speed for fairly long times... it had supersonic cruise, so there was lots of time for heat to "soak in".
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    08-15-2018, 07:06 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread insulation/sound barrier? in General
    The gray foam pieces are similar to other porous materials in absorbing sound. When glued to a wall, they lose effectiveness at wavelengths longer...
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    08-15-2018, 03:27 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread 3 in 1 differences in General
    https://www.mcmaster.com/#shim-stock/=1e64u5a
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    08-15-2018, 02:57 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread insulation/sound barrier? in General
    And that is A GOOD IDEA which works well. Recording studios use what used to be called "gobos", movable sound absorbers. Worked for a while in a...
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    08-15-2018, 02:32 PM
    I suppose you will probably find out the answer to that......... But not just yet........ you'll have to wait a bit.
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    08-15-2018, 12:50 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread insulation/sound barrier? in General
    Notice that the better the barrier material, the less difference the insulation makes. The peak is with double stud single layer, showing 10dB...
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    08-15-2018, 11:58 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread insulation/sound barrier? in General
    First, it is NOT A SOUND BARRIER. It ABSORBS sound, to a degree. "Sound" is a form of air movement, and pressure changes in air. The insulation...
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    08-15-2018, 11:33 AM
    He could have gotten it directly from your post, which directly and plainly admits what he asserted. Or from basic physics of energy conservation. ...
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    08-15-2018, 10:57 AM
    Good points, not new, may or may not be a deal killer. ONE thing I challenge.... the "not a fuel" idea. What do you consider is the definition...
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    08-15-2018, 10:41 AM
    Not the lens.... but the coating, which gets damaged and cloudy, so it needs to be removed.
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    08-15-2018, 10:37 AM
    It appears that the technologists (and I admit to being one of them, and having done these things) are working busily on things pretty much on a...
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    08-15-2018, 08:31 AM
    If you work with any heavier material, say 3/8", it will do shearing, bending and punching holes for you. Way faster than other tools. But less...
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