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    04-09-2019, 06:34 PM
    Rotate/Albert? It has been a long time! PM has an active for sale section. I don't recall there being a bias against small machines there, but...
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    03-26-2019, 02:01 PM
    Joel replied to a thread Bernay update and running. in General
    Well that has finished up rather nicely Sid! Bead blasting can make for a nice contrast. A matte finish via Scotchbrite sometimes looks quite nice...
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    03-22-2019, 02:31 AM
    Joel replied to a thread The "craigslist find" thread. in General
    The list says there are 2 lathes and 2 mills, plus a LOT of other good stuff. It all looks lightly used, very well cared for and nicely tooled up....
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    03-18-2019, 05:27 PM
    Joel replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    A neighbor gave me a low-miles but seriously filthy Husky pancake compressor - 2.5 SCFM at 90psi, so worth fixing (even though I have several...
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    03-17-2019, 03:36 PM
    Joel replied to a thread DIY drill chuck extender in General
    Yes! Now it the time to learn to cut threads. It is really not hard at all and is a piece of cake once you get the hang of it, which you quickly...
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    03-17-2019, 01:59 PM
    Agreed, tools also are much cheaper. In the Fry's ad today: 25cf Whirlpool french door refrigerator with water dispenser - $1,299. The example...
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    03-16-2019, 04:13 AM
    That old refrigerator cost a lot more overall if one includes the electricity required to make it functional. There are other factors as well. Also,...
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    03-15-2019, 04:24 PM
    Joel replied to a thread CNC Shaper in General
    George has it - it is in MEW:
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    03-14-2019, 10:22 PM
    Should probably change the crankcase oil and coolant. Yes, I am kidding. 99% of the people here know better, 99% of the general population...
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    03-14-2019, 10:08 PM
    Joel replied to a thread hazards of using epoxy in General
    Go open the tube of white hardener, squeeze out a small dollop, smear it out and give that a whiff. It is a unique smell. I don't mind it, but out...
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    03-14-2019, 01:47 AM
    Joel replied to a thread Knurling - how to? in General
    Cheap Chinese scissors knurling tool results - 30" of it per part (!), and I did a LOT of them (was doing all of the mfg of my own product at the...
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    03-14-2019, 01:25 AM
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    03-01-2019, 04:31 PM
    Joel replied to a thread Anchoring portable generator in General
    I have considered using 2 long, lag eye-bolts (2 so can't be unscrewed) with cable running through both, but where I am I just haven't felt any...
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    02-22-2019, 02:06 PM
    Joel replied to a thread AMC Marlin in General
    Hey now! 1970 Mark Donohue Javelin SST - 360 with 400 lbs of torque, yet super smooth and reliable, ice cold A/C, 2.02 intakes, 10:1, forged...
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    02-21-2019, 02:56 PM
    Consider taking the opportunity to switch to Quicken. Cheap, complete, easy to set up and use. My last upgrade was in 2006 (for less than $30) and...
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    02-17-2019, 12:36 AM
    Joel replied to a thread OT: Transformer Buzz in General
    It may have been just that easy, so thanks. The laminations are bolted together and I had checked the top bolts. BUT, the bottom bolts were loose...
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    02-16-2019, 09:11 PM
    Joel started a thread OT: Transformer Buzz in General
    I have several of these Trip Lite Smart1300LCDT UPS power supplies: Most of them got dropped and...
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    02-15-2019, 02:47 PM
    This lacks all credibility. lynnl has repeatedly demonstrated obvious intelligence and clearly has an exceptional command of the English language.
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    02-07-2019, 04:23 PM
    A marine electrician friend of mine dips the wire end in dielectric grease before inserting into the terminal. He has told me that you have to be...
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    02-07-2019, 04:17 PM
    Joel replied to a thread Shop Spring Cleaning in General
    How else would one properly hang their offal for smoking? Stock goes in the pot however, and viscera can just go in the bin.
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    02-06-2019, 05:36 PM
    Dan's post reminds me of the first time I climbed a 2,000' communication/tv tower. Standing at the base, my buddy (an old hand who managed the tower...
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    02-05-2019, 04:19 PM
    Their loss, and more metal for the rest of us 'sane' people! :D I have a practical way of looking at things capable of accomplishing useful tasks,...
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    02-05-2019, 03:34 PM
    That is speculative investing, not appreciation of (and independently monetarily valuing) art itself.
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    02-05-2019, 03:28 PM
    I find it interesting that a painting can be deemed worth 50 million dollars (which makes no sense to me in itself), but a copy so perfect as to be...
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    02-01-2019, 02:27 AM
    Joel replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Sorry to hear that Dennis. It is rough to lose a great friend. :(
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    02-01-2019, 02:23 AM
    I don't recall ever seeing a custom welding cart with a place for a fire extinguisher. Excellent idea - I hope you started a trend.
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    01-30-2019, 04:30 PM
    Joel replied to a thread Folding Utility Knives & Saws in General
    All of my bow saws were too flexy and never had enough blade tension. An easy project from some years back: It uses an 18" blade, works...
    14 replies | 1292 view(s)
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