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    Today, 07:41 PM
    This was the original issue: I have an older Starrett V block that I need to true up. I'm just wondering why I can't duplicate the factory finish...
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    Today, 07:21 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread ot: battery booster in General
    Then there is another voltage drop in the diode pack. That may be up to a volt or better, despite the number of diodes, and their being Schottky. ...
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    Today, 03:53 PM
    ^^^^^^ This. It is far easier than people think it is. Make any size you want. If it is an odd size, you may have to make your own...
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    Today, 03:46 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread diy soldering tip in General
    It's the way the cheezy surplus electronics places did it. Ever tried to remove parts on a 4 layer power electronic board? It's just short of...
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    Today, 01:27 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Buying my first MIG welder in General
    Aluminum welding seems to be the opposite of every other type. I once got a good weld with a spoolgun in class. Pulled the trigger and whipped...
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    Today, 01:23 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread renovating leadscrew nut in General
    Because if the screw is worn, it will just cause lockups 20 thou short of where you want to move to........ when the unworn area hits the nut.
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    Today, 01:21 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread diy soldering tip in General
    Well, I've had to pull processors on prototype units, when the processor got locked by some odd "Atmel feature" and was no longer programmable by our...
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    Today, 12:53 PM
    Yep, I have NO idea what the 5/8" arbor would be for. Sounds like something for a vertical mill, maybe with a little MT2 taper shank.. I have...
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    Today, 12:44 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread diy soldering tip in General
    Those work reasonably well. But they have problems. With the iron tips, you can get right in and pull a processor easily. Even with those...
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    Today, 12:39 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Buying my first MIG welder in General
    Multiple roller pairs could indeed straighten the wire. Done all the time in wire processing machines. it would seem clear that straighter wire...
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    Today, 12:09 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread diy soldering tip in General
    Here is the DIP tool
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    Today, 10:08 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread ot: battery booster in General
    The capacitor, if it is a "supercap" or similar (many farads), would do it, IF it stayed charged. It is apparently already done as the on-board...
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    Today, 10:02 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread diy soldering tip in General
    Why not make it to fit a Weller soldering iron? Then no need for the heater wires and unknown temperature, etc. I have made several, including...
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    Yesterday, 10:30 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread New image hosting in General
    So what was the problem with Imgur? It seems to be working OK so far for me.
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    Yesterday, 12:55 PM
    Only thing I can figure is that the thinner the oil, the better it is for fine stones. The oil might cause the blade to "float" a bit on a fine...
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    Yesterday, 12:49 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Electronics question in General
    The "recording" part makes it more complicated. Do you need that? Or could you just set it by trial and error, etc?
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    Yesterday, 12:40 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread ot: battery booster in General
    OK, I'll take that. But it WAS a diode (diode pack). Those stack plate batteries put out more than I figured they would. Here's another test...
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    Yesterday, 01:59 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread ot: battery booster in General
    Neither the little box, NOR the little cables, will carry the current mentioned. Nor will batteries that are that size supply it. That part of...
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    Yesterday, 01:53 AM
    The dog most likely is not trying to get away, but rather is really wanting to see what is out there, and then come back. Dogs that see squirrels...
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    Yesterday, 01:44 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread flea market find in General
    As said.... If the battery is just discharged, and NOT defective, it will work. If there is a bad connection it may charge the battery, but the...
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    Yesterday, 12:36 AM
    Most folks I know report that the invisible fence actually works. One said their dog didn't care about it, but that dog has really thick heavy fur,...
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    02-18-2018, 11:10 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread flea market find in General
    Surprisingly, that thing might actually work. It takes very little real battery capacity to start a car. If you figure out what it takes in...
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    02-18-2018, 10:50 AM
    The Baldor version has the disk, and the side table.
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    02-18-2018, 10:48 AM
    It's NOT just fit. The finish is important, as well as the materials. With an older car, the somewhat abrasive finish as well as non-optimal...
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    02-18-2018, 10:38 AM
    Not that much, and a lot LESS when slamming on the brakes..... Clutch is either not touched, or pressed to the floor. Halfway is only useful...
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    02-18-2018, 12:19 AM
    Car engines used to be shot at 100,000 miles..... needed a rebore. Now, you can run them 200,000 miles or more and they are still working...
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    02-18-2018, 12:13 AM
    I suppose.... In my case, both feet hit their pedals about the same time....it's totally automatic. You should see what happened when I did that...
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    02-18-2018, 12:05 AM
    That's similar to the unit Baldor makes, the Catalog #602E-MT. What is the belt length and width? Is it a readily available size? Baldor...
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    02-17-2018, 04:05 PM
    ??? Does not a panic stop involve a foot on the clutch also? Maybe not in that case..........
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    02-17-2018, 04:02 PM
    That depends on how you like being boosted out of bed by two very determined feet against your backside (SWMBO works out at the gym). Besides, ...
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