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    Yesterday, 05:20 PM
    After the fact, buff with very fine scotchbrite. This often works very well. If prior to having been sprayed, use flattening agent, as mentioned.
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    Yesterday, 12:48 AM
    Regardless of how stupid or brilliant the entirety of population might be, would that not still be true?
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    01-11-2018, 09:58 PM
    You are probably correct. Perhaps they should be writing at no higher than a kindergarten or first grade level so as not to confuse too many...
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    01-11-2018, 05:57 PM
    Hoses say made in USA, and the tip says made in Mexico, but the set only says assembled in Mexico and not where the parts are made.
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    01-10-2018, 10:41 PM
    AK, don't fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way. Just waiting for someone or something to show you the way. ...Thought I'd something...
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    01-07-2018, 01:46 AM
    Joel replied to a thread cold snap in General
    No they didn't. People ignorant of, or uninterested in some simple observable facts did. It wasn't however, a fact that was particularly significant...
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    01-04-2018, 06:21 PM
    Joel replied to a thread Tip for letter stamp spacing. in General
    Good tip. This works fine with quality stamps, but the cheap ones are not at a consistent height or particularly centered, and often are not...
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    01-04-2018, 03:04 AM
    I don't work with iron pipe enough to have done any real analysis, but I have had much better luck since I started taking off the burr/slightly...
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    01-02-2018, 12:02 AM
    I have always used Berryman's Chem Dip. Works great, just don't leave any rubber or plastic parts on during the dip....
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    01-01-2018, 07:07 PM
    Probably a long shot in your case, but who knows- Rotate the motor by hand and see if it comes from inside. If it is a little chatter/vibration...
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    12-29-2017, 01:17 AM
    Joel replied to a thread That computer issue... again in General
    Does the problem still occur when you boot in safe mode? Pretty much every squirrely problem like this I have had, ended up being the motherboard.
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    12-23-2017, 02:44 PM
    Joel replied to a thread Model Compressor---Maybe in General
    Pay it no mind Brian - he seems to not know how to act around polite and quasi-normal people. He also uses the 'roll-eyes' emoticon more than every...
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    12-22-2017, 05:08 PM
    DA with 60 grit. I have a heavy duty electric one dedicated to metal use (VERY worthwhile). You will still need to hit any divots with a wire brush,...
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    12-19-2017, 02:45 PM
    Joel replied to a thread opti visor plus light? in General
    I have optivisors, a clone, 2 different desk magnifiers and some other stuff. BUT, 90% of the time I use cheap generic $3 reading glasses. I have...
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    12-16-2017, 10:13 PM
    Joel replied to a thread Welders all setup in new shop in General
    If you have any pets, be very careful they can never get into any bait. It apparently tastes great and they seek it out, but it seriously f**ks them...
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    12-15-2017, 02:51 PM
    At the end there are some credits that appear to be in Italian. I didn't search for long, but it appears likely to have been filmed in the National...
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    12-12-2017, 06:14 PM
    Joel replied to a thread Shop air system in General
    Why not put a few air reels on the ceiling with the hose drop a bit past the shelving? I have extension cords and a task light on ceiling mounted...
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    12-12-2017, 03:01 AM
    Fine steel wool dipped in mineral spirits. If you already hit it with an abrasive, you will probably want to sand it lightly (dry) with fine paper...
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    12-07-2017, 09:34 PM
    Agreed - Top Cote is super handy to have on hand. It is very versatile and a can or bottle lasts a long time.
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    12-07-2017, 02:57 AM
    Joel replied to a thread Acra or Grizzly mill? in General
    While I too believe the Acra is probably the better machine, there is a lot of value in the Grizzly. For typical usage, I am confident either would...
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    12-04-2017, 04:58 PM
    Joel replied to a thread Jig or fixture to hold ? in General
    I have a piece of bar that fits my t-slots (it really doesn't have to fit all that tightly) that I occasionally use for locating parts. Push the part...
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    11-29-2017, 01:52 AM
    Well, FWIW, neither of those automatically updated for me, and none of those settings had been nor have been changed by the vendors. AVG did recheck...
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    11-28-2017, 11:39 PM
    I think I probably have Lynn. :) But, in the case of AVG, it took a bit of looking to reduce the annoyance. I poked around online and found a link...
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    11-28-2017, 04:31 PM
    What do you suggest (free options)? I have been using AVG for several years without incident. I have tried a couple of others but find the AVG...
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    11-21-2017, 04:09 AM
    I have lead, brass and every other sort of hammer, but almost always use a dead blow as the preferred hammer. It's really NBD, they probably say...
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    11-18-2017, 09:07 PM
    Joel replied to a thread Coveralls or shop coats? in General
    WTF are you thinking JoeLee? Please take that picture down and change it to a link with a warning and description. No, I am not squeamish and...
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    11-17-2017, 03:20 PM
    Joel replied to a thread Babbitt question in General
    Most likely you are thinking of Charles Babbage and the 'Difference Engine' he designed.
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    11-15-2017, 05:48 PM
    Joel replied to a thread 4x8' Shop Bench Idea in General
    Shorter units (however many) would give you a whole lot more flexibility in very many ways, with essentially no disadvantages.
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    11-14-2017, 02:23 AM
    Joel replied to a thread Water resisting with Caulking in General
    Relax a bit there Jer. :p Yes, clean surface, good and solid substrate, no remnants of caulk to get in the way. It is more often than not, a...
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    11-14-2017, 12:09 AM
    Joel replied to a thread Water resisting with Caulking in General
    Well of course you do Jerry, as that is what you do best... :) In many circumstances, I can lay a beautiful bead without ever touching it, but...
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