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    Yesterday, 08:34 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Imgur??? How does it work? in General
    It's fairly to include links in a post once you get used to the general interface. Log in (or click on the stay logged in) It uses javascript,...
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    Yesterday, 05:42 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Imgur??? How does it work? in General
    Once signed in, hover over your username in the upper right for a drop down menu that will give you access to your uploads. Dan
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    Yesterday, 03:46 PM
    The wife bought a "stove top griddle that spanned two electric burners on the stove. She turned it on (too high) and turned around to prepare the...
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    Yesterday, 03:11 PM
    I used my welding helmet. It darkened as expected and never flashed me. (Miller Elite). I realized that I had 3 ghosts, so I took off the front...
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    Yesterday, 12:03 AM
    danlb replied to a thread Mazda's Skyactiv-X engine in General
    My fading memory is that the Wankel was able to get good mileage and good power good reliability in a light package. What it could not do was all of...
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    08-20-2017, 08:15 PM
    danlb replied to a thread qctp in General
    I have an OXA tool post. It is just right for a 7 x12 lathe. The tool holder is low enough for a 3/8 tool shank or a 1/2 inch boring bar. It's...
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    08-19-2017, 06:48 PM
    danlb replied to a thread 3D Printing: Step by Step? in General
    " What I want is to know where I go from this 2D CAD drawing. What do I need? And how do I do it? I would guess that a 3D CAD drawing would be the...
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    08-18-2017, 12:29 AM
    Good for you! Next time you have a need to make a bump on a piece of plastic, melting a bit of wire into it can give you that extra little bump. ...
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    08-16-2017, 04:33 PM
    danlb replied to a thread My Crappy Little Lathe in General
    Puckdropper has an interesting question. I've seen two part molds where each part had 1/2 of the threaded hole. How in the world would it be done...
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    08-15-2017, 09:13 PM
    I don't see how this could possibly be better than a good press fit. If it were, wouldn't we use a triangular broach for all shafts? My...
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    08-15-2017, 01:47 PM
    danlb replied to a thread My Crappy Little Lathe in General
    Unfortunately, that is a decision that a lot of people are making, thanks to the maker movement and YouTube. Example; My buddy has envied my...
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    08-14-2017, 08:37 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Auto reverse mechanism in General
    Looking good Brian.
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    08-14-2017, 07:27 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Electronic circuit question in General
    I added solar powered cooling fans to my small storage shed ( 6 x12 ). The fans are simple muffin fans meant for a computer. The power source is a...
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    08-14-2017, 06:07 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Electronic circuit question in General
    Nice play on the sentence structure. :) Dan
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    08-14-2017, 06:02 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Auto reverse mechanism in General
    Early on, someone mentioned a double toggle. The first toggle is activated while the carriage is still moving and it solidly snaps into position to...
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    08-14-2017, 02:31 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Spin indexer question in General
    Like you, I have cheap stuff and I have good stuff. The cheap stuff is sometimes abused when I want to do things that are not good for the tool. I...
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    08-13-2017, 08:26 PM
    Here in California we don't start counting it as a drought till it hits the second year. We start conserving in the third year. We are currently...
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    08-12-2017, 10:21 PM
    The PM article calls for making an extension that is supported by an arm, like an end mill holder with a long shaft. The arm supports the extension...
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    08-12-2017, 09:45 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Carriage Stop ??? in General
    That's from 2006, shortly after I got the lathe. I cleaned it very well after each use back then. It's a Sieg 7x12 model as sold by Cummins at...
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    08-12-2017, 05:00 PM
    In all fairness, people have been doing it for years. In 1954 Popular Mechanics provided plans that would allow you to do milling safely on a...
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    08-12-2017, 04:37 PM
    You can mill with the Lathe. :) In essence, you can create a flat face on a block of metal by gripping it in the chuck and facing it with...
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    08-12-2017, 01:58 PM
    I was doing something similar with a 4 inch aluminum bar. It was taking quite a while. My buddy took one look at it and said I was using the wrong...
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    08-12-2017, 01:41 PM
    I'm not an expert, and only have the smaller brethren of that saw. But I'm glad to share a few thought in response to your query; What variables...
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    08-12-2017, 01:00 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Carriage Stop ??? in General
    A micrometer stop is dead simple to build. It's even easier on a big lathe where you have lots of room. The micrometer heads can be purchased from...
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    08-11-2017, 01:27 AM
    danlb replied to a thread Fedex.....Ugh.... in General
    It seems to be a small problem that is localized to somewhere in the Independent principality of Sinquefieldia (formerly Missouri in the USA) Out...
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    08-11-2017, 01:21 AM
    How in the world does one come up with "suggestng a bit wider sort of disdain." directly after the OPs post that says : UPDATE Still working great...
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    08-10-2017, 11:01 AM
    danlb replied to a thread Fedex.....Ugh.... in General
    On the positive side (because there is always a positive side if you look for it) the delivery is SO much BETTER than it was years ago. I remember...
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    08-09-2017, 08:22 PM
    It's not obvious, but both of the leaders involved live north of the 38th parallel. Dan
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    08-09-2017, 08:04 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Fedex.....Ugh.... in General
    How very true. Our post office is now trialing a service which sends us a daily email with pictures of the envelopes that we can expect that day. ...
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    08-09-2017, 08:03 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Fedex.....Ugh.... in General
    The best thing you can do is to make it personal. My wife was on a QVC bender for a short time. We got to know the UPS, Fedex and Post office...
    69 replies | 4235 view(s)
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