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    Today, 04:39 PM
    Please note that AE was a physicist and not a philosopher. If he was quoted correctly he was, in my opinion, very wrong. Knowledge lets you do...
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    Yesterday, 08:09 PM
    IMHO... In answer to your question, most home shop CNC systems use dead reckoning. this means that the DRO is not used for positioning. ...
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    06-17-2018, 08:54 PM
    Danlb, maybe you can explain because I can't :) Edit: Danlb, use %7E in your URL instead of the Tilde. Like this: ...
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    06-17-2018, 08:22 PM
    It's probably the name of the file. The tilde is likely to be misinterpreted by your browser. Here's a different hosting site and a second view...
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    06-17-2018, 05:03 PM
    I find that I really like 2011-T3. It's harder than 6061 so it scratches less. It machines very nicely. It welds poorly. I made a...
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    06-17-2018, 12:11 PM
    danlb replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Yeah, I'm envious of all the empty space. That's one of the luxuries you get with a huge house. The down side? More places to put that clutter...
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    06-15-2018, 01:11 PM
    Yondering wrote: "adhesive vinyl stencils for text about the size of what we see on the computer screen" They used to make stencils that you...
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    06-14-2018, 10:54 PM
    An easy way to do swap intake/exhaust is shown on this web page based on a book from 1868. http://507movements.com/mm_395.html The original...
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    06-13-2018, 10:16 PM
    They explain it on the mozilla site. It appears that they abused the Mozilla terms of use.
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    06-11-2018, 12:28 AM
    Different rotary table models have different features. Bigger ones often have a hole with a Morse taper in the middle. I have a smaller one (4...
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    06-10-2018, 02:23 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Belt sander sanding belt in General
    Well done. You'll also find that the arbor press and a 1/4 inch punch and die will extend the useful life of the belt so you won't have to buy...
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    06-10-2018, 02:18 PM
    The transition from wood to metal working is doable. If you are good with a file you can create many intricate shapes. My friend says the big...
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    06-10-2018, 02:04 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Off Topic - Inclinometer in General
    Bob, I have a free app for my andriod phone that does what you want. Set the phone on it's side and it will read the orientation tenths of a...
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    06-10-2018, 01:02 PM
    Welcome to the group. Used properly, that setup will get you within .001 on most things. For every limitation of a machine there is a way to...
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    06-09-2018, 06:50 PM
    The austerity of the passenger car was surprising. Near here is the Niles Canyon Railroad ( http://www.ncry.org/ ) which runs several trains for...
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    06-09-2018, 02:48 PM
    A thicker holder may allow more stick-out with less chatter. This is sometimes helpful when you are trying to reach into a crowded feature. On the...
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    06-09-2018, 01:36 PM
    danlb replied to a thread GFCI with 2 Pole 240-V in General
    That may be problematic with the GFCI. As I understand it, the device wants ALL the current that goes out on L1 and L2 to return via L1, L2 or...
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    06-09-2018, 01:00 PM
    It probably comes from one of the older definitions of "brake". If you look at a flax brake, it's similar in design to a sheet metal brake. brake...
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    06-06-2018, 12:26 AM
    There are thousands of electronic ballasts. There are a multitude of LED tubes. In order to proffer anything more than a guess, it would be best to...
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    06-05-2018, 12:10 PM
    Not going to argue with Jerry. Common sense says that the only ones you will notice are the odd ones like the ones described in the quote. You...
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    06-05-2018, 01:42 AM
    You are making the assumption that all LEDs are directional. They are not. They were directional in the early days of white LEDs. The plastic...
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    06-04-2018, 08:48 PM
    I've only seen those tools shaped like a pipe with horns on the end. I've made several but have never hardened one in order to use it. They were...
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    06-04-2018, 03:29 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Unconventional milling setup in General
    That's a very clever way to do a boring operation on a large, unwieldily part. Thanks for the idea. They don't make a right angle adapter for...
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    06-04-2018, 03:24 PM
    Not sure what you are saying there Jerry. The light that comes off the top 30% of a typical 4 foot fluorescent hits a white surface that reflects...
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    06-04-2018, 12:32 PM
    I measured the light levels at the same spot on the table of my mill with the light tubes in the same fixture. I repeated the test on my workbench. ...
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    06-03-2018, 10:47 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Horrible Fright in General
    Many, many people do retire only with SS and / or pension. My retirement plan was to work 38 years for the phone company and then work another...
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    06-03-2018, 02:45 PM
    I see several Philips "965" models. Some are more energy efficient than others. Some are brighter than the others. Which are you using Dian? ...
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    06-03-2018, 02:33 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Horrible Fright in General
    What I love about english is that statements like that can be interpreted so many ways. To be in the bottom 80% could mean that you have more...
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    06-02-2018, 11:45 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Horrible Fright in General
    Don't be so sure. Some of us don't think it's crude to discuss money. :) Here's the real breakdown; An income of $300K and up puts you in...
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    06-02-2018, 02:34 PM
    danlb replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Did you bend that rim on the bottom picture, or did you weld it? Looks great either way.
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