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    12-15-2014, 11:28 PM
    Ok, how about someone explain the acid sharpening method. I have heard about this for years and I have heard many suggest it but so far I have never...
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    12-11-2014, 11:22 PM
    Just a note about the discount coupons, HF clearly says they CAN NOT be used for tool boxes! Nor can they be used for tool carts, air compressors,...
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    12-11-2014, 07:19 AM
    What about a mirror surface?
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    12-07-2014, 07:14 AM
    No it's somewhat different than the Griz version, which has several differences that appear to be unique to that particular company, but except for...
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    11-27-2014, 09:05 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Drills: Proper Terminology in General
    Working around the mines since the early 70's (finally retired, yea!!!!) it was the norm for ALL bar stock from small rod to large bars to be called...
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    11-27-2014, 06:06 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Drills: Proper Terminology in General
    I have found to my dismay that my carbide "drills" do indeed quite quickly become drill "bits" if I am not very careful with them!
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    11-21-2014, 07:55 PM
    radkins replied to a thread El Cheapo DRO in General
    That's quite a bit different situation than working within a possible error of .004" over 6" (+/-.002")!
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    11-21-2014, 04:32 PM
    radkins replied to a thread El Cheapo DRO in General
    Actually they state the accuracy as no better than +/- .002 per 6" and I have never been able to achieve even that from the one I bought a couple of...
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    11-14-2014, 03:23 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Air compressor "upgrade" in General
    Folks what we have here is blatant SPAM!!!!!!!!!!! First post with nothing to add but a link to his crappy web site!
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    11-12-2014, 10:14 AM
    Those guns are great tools to say the least, for the price anyway! They have become somewhat of a "must have" item to the hotrod crowd and have...
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    10-19-2014, 08:05 PM
    My neighbor came by wanting me to check out his 2001 Ford Escape (V6) that has an odd intermittent low level sound like one of the warning chimes but...
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    10-16-2014, 03:09 PM
    This stuff will cure out ok but it usually takes about 24 hours for the stickiness to go away, we always tried to do 'glass work on cars/trucks one...
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    10-16-2014, 12:00 PM
    This stuff is really temperature sensitive, the resins sold for auto body and general use are very unreliable below 70 deg, at 60 deg (for these...
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    10-16-2014, 08:44 AM
    Without a doubt temperature is the problem here! Yes you should apply some heat, a heat lamp or other heat source will in all probability solve your...
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    10-16-2014, 08:08 AM
    Temperature and old hardeners are BY FAR the biggest cause of fiberglass layup failure but everyone wants to blame the resin????? Believe what...
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    10-16-2014, 06:47 AM
    The resin itself will last many years, I have been using some resin that was stored in a 1 qt glass jar over 15 years ago and it's still good, it's...
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    10-13-2014, 07:33 AM
    Good timing, I am sitting here reading this with a VERY sore thumb and a blackened thumbnail from smacking it with a hammer while trying to remove a...
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    10-12-2014, 08:56 AM
    radkins replied to a thread Painting new channel iron in General
    Yep that's my problem, I have a needle scaler and small sandblaster for average (for me) size parts but in this case we are talking about several...
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    10-11-2014, 05:41 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Painting new channel iron in General
    This is new clean metal with no rusting, just the light grey surface and light scaling that paint seems to dislike so much.
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    10-11-2014, 04:16 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Painting new channel iron in General
    Ok you guys have me really thinking about the SW primer and there are two SW dealers close by, an auto paint dealer (a NAPA store) and one that deals...
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    10-11-2014, 10:47 AM
    radkins replied to a thread Painting new channel iron in General
    Mill scale is the toughest problem when it comes to painting, old paint and rust can be a real PITA but I will take both over having to deal with...
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    10-11-2014, 07:51 AM
    I have rather extensive experience with automotive finishes, I have in fact been painting cars/trucks and equipment for over 35 years so I am no...
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    10-09-2014, 03:12 PM
    radkins replied to a thread OT: More email scams in General
    Actually that makes sense but I wouldn't have thought of it, it would make for a filter of sorts because someone gullible enough to fall for the...
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    10-08-2014, 08:06 AM
    radkins replied to a thread OT: More email scams in General
    You definitely can speak their lingo! Most of these scams are so obvious because of the way they are worded that I fail to see how any of them...
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    10-07-2014, 01:49 PM
    radkins replied to a thread OT: More email scams in General
    No tell them you will fax them some Iraqi Dinar! Lol!
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    10-05-2014, 08:40 PM
    After experiencing dismal results back when I first tried rust bluing (the problem turned out to be the metal I was working with) I have since been...
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    10-04-2014, 11:05 AM
    Yep you're right, page 436 of the big catalog has that identical error. The comical part of that is it's on the "Introduction to lathe chucks" page...
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    10-03-2014, 07:00 AM
    Well put indeed! I was one who fell for the BS that Bush&company spewed, all the WMD and the mythical capabilities to produce WMD. I remember saying...
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    09-29-2014, 08:52 PM
    Weapons grade bearings means all they are good for is cutting them open and using the balls for slingshot ammo, geezz don'cha know nuthin?
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    09-29-2014, 04:06 PM
    Chinese and bearings should not be allowed in the same sentence! Not too long ago I bought, or started to buy, a set of wheel bearings for a pick-up...
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