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    07-11-2014, 05:06 PM
    Running a plywood blade backwards is a great way to cut plexiglass. FYI.
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    07-09-2014, 04:47 PM
    A ducted fan like is used on model jets would be best. The duct part is a venturi that speeds up the airflow a lot.
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    07-09-2014, 04:40 PM
    I use one of those tiny (3.2oz?) bottles to a gallon of gas. No worries. I use 89 octane in the string trimmer, lawnmower, etc. (2 and 4 cycle). The...
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    05-10-2014, 08:07 PM
    bdarin replied to a thread Brass hammer in Third Hand
    I made one with a steel handle. Brazed it to the brass part. Not real pretty but works great.
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    05-10-2014, 05:20 PM
    bdarin replied to a thread Help remembering passwords in General
    I use UPM...Universal Password Manager...on my android phone. It requires a password to get into it, so you're going to have to remember ONE...
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    05-08-2014, 06:27 PM
    bdarin replied to a thread Reducing a diameter in General
    Thanks for the heads-up, TGTool. I ordered the improved box tool plans. Should save me a lot of design and trial-and-error time.
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    05-08-2014, 04:24 PM
    bdarin replied to a thread Reducing a diameter in General
    The hollow end mill idea sounds interesting....I'll try one out of drill rod. As usual, I'll spend more time making special tools to make parts than...
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    05-07-2014, 03:50 PM
    bdarin replied to a thread How much grease? in General
    Fill the cups, top off as needed.
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    05-07-2014, 03:28 PM
    bdarin replied to a thread How much grease? in General
    Lotta different greases out there, all of them gooey. Only needs to go where metal touches metal (and moves), like gears and bearing surfaces. Thick...
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    05-07-2014, 03:11 PM
    bdarin replied to a thread Reducing a diameter in General
    Thanks for all the help, guys. I've been doing this HSM thing for 15 years and this is the first I've heard of a box tool. Never too late to learn...
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    05-06-2014, 05:13 PM
    bdarin replied to a thread Reducing a diameter in General
    Putting a small round piece (2" long) into the end of a 2" long x 1/2" dia. round piece. All steel. I like the box tool idea. Never seen that before!...
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    05-06-2014, 05:04 PM
    bdarin replied to a thread Reducing a diameter in General
    Tried the drill rod idea, but I can't seem to get silver solder to stick to it. Attaching it to a hole in a larger diameter piece. I suppose JB Weld...
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    05-06-2014, 04:26 PM
    bdarin started a thread Reducing a diameter in General
    I need to reduce the diameter of a 3/16" steel rod to .0860" (#44 drill size). Prolly won't work in the 10" lathe. Any ideas on doing this without...
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    05-03-2014, 11:32 AM
    Simple Green is an excellent cleaner/degreaser. Works great on guns and other gooey things, cleans off with hot water, is biodegradeable and smells...
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    05-03-2014, 11:24 AM
    bdarin replied to a thread Internal threading help in General
    J Tiers' drawing is exactly what I did to solve the same exact problem. Worked just fine.
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