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    Today, 12:17 AM
    danlb replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Flashback 3 weeks: In order to answer a question about my "set true" stye chuck I took it off the lathe and promptly dropped it on the concrete. ...
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    Today, 12:02 AM
    VPT posted a thread about his use of the cherry picker for drywall. I saw the pictures not that long ago, but they are gone from the thread. Dan
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    Yesterday, 11:58 PM
    Nicely done. Is that a thread mic in the last one?
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    Yesterday, 11:56 PM
    I used to work as a tech in the switching system at the phone company, so here's the straight info... Short and simple; The number you see is...
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    Yesterday, 04:58 PM
    danlb replied to a thread O.T: What's a cubit? in General
    With a little ingenuity and a water hose, the drain of your hot water heater can become the intake from your well water source. :)
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    Yesterday, 03:09 PM
    danlb replied to a thread New from Arkansas... in General
    Nice looking shop. I don't think mine has ever been that clean / uncluttered. Two notes; 1) The diamond plate on the front of the drill/mill...
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    Yesterday, 01:59 AM
    One of the things I picked up from working in my own shop was the value of some things. In my opinion, the value of parts to the seller seldom...
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    07-14-2018, 07:08 PM
    I have the 9x20 too. More important than the 4 bolt compound mount is to simply adjust all the gibs to eliminate unnecessary play. I found the...
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    07-14-2018, 01:03 PM
    Which model of motion sensor light switch did you find that used a neutral? That's what BBORR1 needs. That's in interesting point about the LED...
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    07-14-2018, 12:55 AM
    The reason that the LEDs light up when they should not on a "smart switch" like a motion detector is that the "smarts" are designed to be powered by...
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    07-13-2018, 12:35 AM
    I take it that the same LED bulb has been installed for a year or more, correct? It sounds like the old switch was failing due to a borderline...
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    07-09-2018, 12:57 AM
    danlb replied to a thread Lets start with Hello in General
    Shims are just thin pieces of metal. You can buy "shim stock" from tool suppliers and you cut it to size as needed. Some people just buy a...
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    07-08-2018, 07:36 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Lets start with Hello in General
    Many possible causes, from wear to faulty construction to swarf in the ways to misalignment. In general, you need to ensure the quill is aligned...
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    07-07-2018, 12:52 AM
    danlb replied to a thread Opinions on Compressor in General
    Does anyone go with the parallel compressor route? It seems that two 5 cfm units feeding the same line should be able to do 10 cfm if they both use...
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    07-06-2018, 09:43 PM
    I used to just keep track of the bidders, and if the winning bid was from out of country I'd void the sale (for cause) and contact the next person. ...
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    07-06-2018, 05:05 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Lets start with Hello in General
    I have not, but looked into it. Popular mechanics had a good article about how to do it properly something like 70 years ago. Their design was...
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    07-06-2018, 01:51 AM
    An agricultural scientist goes into a shop. He asks: "Hey, you got any of that inhibitor of 3-phosphoshikimate-carboxyvinyl transferase? ...
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    07-05-2018, 10:45 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Line boring a vice. in General
    Rich, he called it a "cross slide vise", which sounds like what I bought from harbor freight to use on my drill press. They still sell them (...
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    07-05-2018, 08:55 PM
    Glad to have been of help. You picked the easiest part to remove from the mill, so the pictures were the hard part! LOL Dan
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    07-05-2018, 03:38 PM
    It's funny how we are worried about the new tariffs, yet the Canada, England, much of the EU and China have charged import duties for decades. A...
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    07-04-2018, 11:48 PM
    For those who are unfamiliar with the anti siphon mechanism, it's a simple thing that keeps the chemicals on our lawns from being sucked back into...
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    07-04-2018, 09:27 PM
    Yep, there are dozens of ways to make a device that will fire cartridge. Only a certain subset are legal in many jurisdictions. I seem to recall...
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    07-04-2018, 09:23 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Lets start with Hello in General
    Nicely done. What tools do you have besides the mill?
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    07-04-2018, 04:09 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Lets start with Hello in General
    The spanner is the two pin wrench? I found one on youtube at 2 minutes, 16 seconds in. https://youtu.be/V_jN7ucrLmI?t=136 He used a spade bit...
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    07-04-2018, 03:45 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Lets start with Hello in General
    Welcome to the group FordFanatic1988. I've had an F150 (1992). I replaced it with a small car for daily driving when my wife's knees got to the...
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    07-04-2018, 02:51 PM
    Mine uses a similar mechanism. The knob presses down on a metal sleave (transmission sleave per their manual) that rides on the keyed shaft. The...
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    07-02-2018, 03:05 PM
    Why did the chicken cross the Möbius strip? To get to the other… eh? Hang on…
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    07-02-2018, 03:46 AM
    danlb replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Before I retired, I spent 30 years as a professional debugger. I found and fixed hardware and software bugs. Today that skill came in handy. My...
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    07-01-2018, 12:00 AM
    Q How do you get 3 respectable society matrons to say "Crap" at the same time? A Get a 4th one to yell out "Bingo!" ( ADOS... Good one Miner)
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    06-30-2018, 10:33 AM
    It appears the new one is an electric moped. Is it still do intended to do well in trials ?
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