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    08-12-2018, 03:17 PM
    It's funny that they put it the way they did. If the tariff on steel was the issue, there would be almost no increase for a tool holder. They...
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    08-12-2018, 11:52 AM
    danlb replied to a thread Sink the Enterprise in General
    I've often wondered why we can't dilute the fuel with other mater and pace it back in the mines (or general area) that it came from. If we mined...
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    08-11-2018, 11:58 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Sink the Enterprise in General
    That is true. Our current situation is that we have only a few ways to deal with radioactive materials. All of them fall into the categories of...
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    08-11-2018, 11:42 PM
    Well, they were not kidding. A 1/2 inch shank $28.95 MTAN index-able tool holder is going up to $34.00. Just under 25%. I have one of those...
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    08-11-2018, 10:20 PM
    danlb replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Matt makes me feel like a slacker. I repaired the wooden gate where one slat was broken by the gardener slamming it open while I had a box...
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    08-11-2018, 08:53 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Sink the Enterprise in General
    The thing about radioactivity is that water seems to be a decent barrier to prevent nuclear reactions. Something about blocking the radiation? ...
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    08-11-2018, 02:22 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Sink the Enterprise in General
    One of the most uncomfortable flights of my life was from San Diego to San Jose on a southwest flight. As we pulled out of the gate the plane...
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    08-11-2018, 12:47 PM
    Born in Silicon Valley, and have lived much of my life within 60 miles of there. That's not as restrictive as it sounds. I lived in the redwoods...
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    08-11-2018, 01:07 AM
    I had that thought too. Won't a crowned pulley pull the belt onto it? Dan
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    08-10-2018, 05:41 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Mill Vise Accuracy in General
    For someone who picks a fight with anyone who disagrees with him, it's rather hypocritical to use the term "purist" as a slur, as Jerry so often...
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    08-10-2018, 03:53 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Mill Vise Accuracy in General
    Aw, Jerry, you say such sweet things! You even make up words for me so I don't have to. What a guy. One in a million. Maybe even one in a...
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    08-10-2018, 02:22 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Mill Vise Accuracy in General
    Jtiers said "Often about the right angle is fine. Not all machining operations must be accurate to microns or arc-seconds. You do NOT "lose the...
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    08-10-2018, 01:46 PM
    Wow Plunger. That's just terrible! You are pretty skilled. Can you trouble shoot it with help of some of the experts on here? Dan
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    08-10-2018, 12:44 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Mill Vise Accuracy in General
    Your need for a swivel base depends a lot on how much accuracy you need. Take Jerry's example, for instance. He said " Not ONE thing wrong...
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    08-09-2018, 09:41 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Mill Vise Accuracy in General
    They might be, but I don't recall ever using the swivel function in the 10 years that it was on my knee mill. When I changed to a more modern vise...
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    08-09-2018, 02:48 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Mill Vise Accuracy in General
    I don't quite understand. Do you tram the head to match the jaws each time you move the vise, or is that each time you swap out the replaceable jaw...
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    08-08-2018, 11:50 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    Very nicely done. I have 5 dremels... This looks like a good use to dedicate one to. Do you spin the electrodes by hand or using a drill? Dan
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    08-08-2018, 11:37 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Mill Vise Accuracy in General
    Wombat2go.... The jaws and ways of a vice can be used as reference surfaces IF they are square and parallel with the base. They assure that you...
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    08-08-2018, 09:52 PM
    I can't read the plate on the motor. If you can get the model you should be able to find the 220 wiring by googling the model number and "wiring" ...
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    08-08-2018, 12:27 AM
    Looks like a nice, easy to build implementation. Thanks. Dan
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    08-07-2018, 11:09 PM
    I'm mystified by those who want to run Linux because they don't want Win 10 complications, and then end up installing it in an VM. From my point...
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    08-07-2018, 10:21 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Speaking of rotors... in General
    silbronze? Brazed? Dan
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    08-07-2018, 10:04 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Mill Vise Accuracy in General
    The reason that the accuracy .002 is not a deal killer is that you have to align the fixed jaw with the table before use. The parallelism can be a...
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    08-07-2018, 02:39 AM
    They should all have thermal protection, but proper practice is to stop welding as soon as you reach the time limit for the duty cycle for the output...
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    08-06-2018, 02:15 AM
    I suspect there's a good reason for that. No matter what your output is at 100% continuous duty, there will always be higher settings you can do...
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    08-06-2018, 12:47 AM
    I think Jerry is spot on about the need to insulate the box so that dents don't cause a short. Is fishpaper the best choice? A quick check on the...
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    08-06-2018, 12:31 AM
    danlb replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Today I helped a friend mount some large cabinets that he built in the garage of one of his customers. I do this mainly to keep him (75 years old)...
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    08-05-2018, 06:41 PM
    Wow, that's AMAZING. Truly astounding! Did you know that you can get the manual for that machine online? Page 4 has the duty cycle... 20%...
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    08-04-2018, 11:44 PM
    I have to wonder how dangerous it really is too. I worked as a weekend security guard in an asbestos plant in the 1970s. We worked very long...
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    08-04-2018, 11:28 PM
    I have not tried to analize the circuits at all, but I noticed that the board labeled 290-12090/1 has what appears to be a set of chips on the right...
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