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    Today, 05:24 PM
    I type just like this on my phone when I forget my glasses. Translation: "Seems to me that soft jaws would be in order for this job. Part them...
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    Today, 05:21 PM
    I use Gimp too. Works under Windows and Linux. While it CAN be complex, it can also be easy to use. For instance, it is menu driven so if you...
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    Today, 03:03 PM
    And if you really want to part the disc from a 3 inch round... You can do it with a HSS blade or a carbide insert on a holder. Make the stickout...
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    Today, 02:55 PM
    The easiest way is to rough cut the disks from 1/4 inch plate with a saw, then mount the rough cut blanks on the lathe to clean up the edges and make...
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    Today, 02:29 PM
    danlb replied to a thread TIG Hacker !! in Home Shop Welding
    The duty cycle is indeed important, as is understanding what the duty cycle is and how it impacts your welding. Duty cycle makes a difference even...
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    Today, 12:32 PM
    On another forum, we had a thread titled "Silly newbie tricks" in a sub forum dedicated to flashaholics who wanted to machine their own flashlights. ...
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    Today, 11:20 AM
    For research to be valid, the results should be reproducible and witnessed. Try it again, with someone else this time. I phrased my statement...
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    Today, 10:49 AM
    According to my research, MIG is not the favorite for bike frames simply because it's harder to get small welds that you know are good. With MIG,...
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    Today, 12:07 AM
    Given the OPs' question " So, who's good as a replacement?" and this response; I think the answer may well be "Any name brand chuck should...
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    Yesterday, 10:28 PM
    I thought that a 4 jaw independent was the hardest design to screw up. We are talking independent, right? I'm curious about the "reliable...
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    10-21-2017, 02:10 AM
    Paul's suggestion of using the double breakers has merit. If your panel currently has 10 breakers you can usually increase it to 16, 18 or...
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    10-21-2017, 01:37 AM
    Not much of a mystery. Sheet steel in 16 ga is twice the thickness of a 22ga. 20 ga is only about 20% thicker than 22 ga. It makes sense to...
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    10-20-2017, 01:11 AM
    danlb replied to a thread OT- Bandwidth Usage in General
    Unfortunately, the legal system appears to allow stupidity such as redefining common phrases to mean something totally different as long as you...
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    10-20-2017, 12:45 AM
    danlb replied to a thread Boring hole tapered in General
    Thanks for starting the thread Lew. I've not done a lot of machining recently due to several things. It seems I forget alot when I don't play...
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    10-19-2017, 10:25 PM
    Verizon bought Yahoo and Flickr. Verizon likes pushing premium services via "click to continue" mechanisms. Today we ran into it on a new phone...
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    10-19-2017, 09:33 PM
    danlb replied to a thread APKT 1003 vs 11T308 in General
    The APKT is an ANSI designation for an 85 degree parallelogram. See http://www.carbidedepot.com/formulas-insert-d.htm for explanation of each...
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    10-19-2017, 05:48 PM
    The easiest way to handle it is to get the frame number from the faceplate of the motor. Then look that up online to find the motor shaft and...
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    10-19-2017, 05:33 PM
    Well done! Wish I could work on pieces that size without bending or losing them. :) Dan
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    10-19-2017, 04:12 PM
    danlb replied to a thread OT: WPA2 broken in General
    When they come out with security fixes for widely publicized hack they will often publish the fact. Then it's just a matter of logging into the...
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    10-19-2017, 01:01 AM
    They make stir climbers for moving safes upstairs. Maybe you can rent one of those? Dan
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    10-18-2017, 11:25 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Boring hole tapered in General
    I'd be interested in the answer. That's a long shaft for being so slender. Wonder if it has something to do with BUE combined with that long...
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    10-18-2017, 09:26 PM
    Thanks for the advice Flylo. Is the "push forklift" the same as a pallet jack?
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    10-18-2017, 08:23 PM
    The web page for 33686 says shipping weight is 749.36 lb. The manual for the machine says that the machine itself is about 660#. Dan
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    10-18-2017, 02:53 PM
    I had that thought too. To clarify, if you are moving a 300# lump of steel and manage to get a hand trapped, you may be there a long time waiting...
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    10-18-2017, 02:43 PM
    I have to agree that .025 DOC is rather light for that lathe size. My 7x12 will do that deep without problems. :) But back on topic... You...
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    10-18-2017, 12:01 AM
    danlb replied to a thread OT: WPA2 broken in General
    They (AT&T) definitely can update your cable router. Based on my experience, the Cisco router will require manual intervention to get it upgraded....
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    10-17-2017, 10:55 PM
    danlb replied to a thread OT: WPA2 broken in General
    #1, there's a difference between safe and secure. #2, We thought it was secure because we used a cryptographic encryption that prevented...
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    10-17-2017, 05:55 PM
    danlb replied to a thread OT: WPA2 broken in General
    Strange ugly of phrase, and probably invalid. If nothing else, I have to evaluate all of my network equipment and do SOMETHING with each wireless...
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    10-17-2017, 03:02 PM
    The term HF mill drill covers machines from 78 pounds to a 660 lb unit. There have been several models sold over the years that fall within that...
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    10-17-2017, 12:55 PM
    danlb replied to a thread OT- Bandwidth Usage in General
    Several points to keep in mind... 1) your 4G feed may have terms of use that prohibit it. Sounds like that's not an issue for you. 2) Figure...
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