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    Yesterday, 06:15 PM
    Seastar replied to a thread Grandma's Oxygen Tube in General
    I just spend 5 weeks dragging an oxygen hose behind me. I am recovering from a lung infection and an operation to correct the problem. I am pretty...
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    Yesterday, 09:08 AM
    Seastar replied to a thread Tool blackening. in General
    Very interesting thread. Thanks JR! I will try this the next time I have a suitable part. Since I build a lot of military style guns I invested...
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    Yesterday, 08:34 AM
    Seastar replied to a thread 1" 5 C Collet ??? in General
    Thanks everyone. Now I don't need to hurt myself, again! I threw away the unused one I had in the back of the drawer. Bill
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    04-20-2017, 07:59 AM
    Digikey or Mouser will have those capacitors. I just replaced all the electrolitic capacitors in two old Heathkit tube audio amplifiers to put them...
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    04-18-2017, 07:17 PM
    Seastar replied to a thread Logan 400 chuck removal in General
    Be very careful! The gears are easily broken. Don't ask how I know. I would try the impact wrench with the gears disengaged. I'll bet that works....
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    04-14-2017, 12:56 PM
    Seastar started a thread Drilling cast iron in General
    Here is where I show my ignorance. I bought a 4 axis DRO for my import 6X26 knee mill and started to install it. Drilling and tapping the X scale...
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    04-11-2017, 03:05 PM
    Seastar replied to a thread Introduction for the FNG.. in General
    ------- or has been machined! Bill Welcome!
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    04-11-2017, 02:54 PM
    A magnesium fire starter weighs about an ounce. Carry one attached to your pocket knife, one in your pack and one in a coat pocket and you are "fire...
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    04-11-2017, 11:48 AM
    Seastar replied to a thread How can I make this? HELP! in General
    You can outsource them to China in large quantity for about 10 cents each. Sad but true! Bill
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    04-08-2017, 09:26 AM
    Seastar replied to a thread Soldering in General
    Most solder irons are not repairable. Today, they are so inexpensive it isn't worth while to try to repair. I have always purchased Weller irons...
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    04-07-2017, 10:31 AM
    Back in December I caught some sort of lung infection and started coughing up large quantities of flem. Since I'd fell OK otherwise, no fever or...
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    04-07-2017, 10:03 AM
    I don't look at photobucket links either. Too much trouble/hassle. I have been using image shack for 10 years. I can't say much good about it but...
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    04-04-2017, 01:43 PM
    Seastar replied to a thread Wear resistant steel? in General
    A friend who owns an excavation company gave me some worn out "teeth"from an excavator. I have no idea what they I are but when I used them for...
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    03-04-2017, 12:52 PM
    Seastar replied to a thread Buyer's remorse???? in General
    Just once when I realized that the dial on the knee axis on the Chicom 6x26 mill I bought new had no relation to inches or cm. in fact it has no...
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    03-04-2017, 11:41 AM
    As Mark hints at, the needle valve may have been designed incorrectly to start with. Those kind of things are common in all sorts of machines. If...
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    03-03-2017, 10:09 AM
    Seastar replied to a thread OT: PayPal/Ebay question in General
    By the way, just wait and see how long eBay lasts after Amazon gets their used merchandise site up and running. Bill
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    03-03-2017, 10:00 AM
    Seastar replied to a thread OT: PayPal/Ebay question in General
    Mike Sorry if I insulted you. Not my intention. I really can't figure out the appeal of eBay when almost everyone complaines so much. I mostly...
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    03-02-2017, 10:10 AM
    Absolutely correct. If I wanted maximum recovery I would buy a charge controller. Remember though, a charge controller is a complex electronic...
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    03-02-2017, 09:26 AM
    I have an off the grid cabin on the Canidian border with a 12 battery bank of L16 batteries. It's charged by 6 large solar panels in parallel....
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    03-02-2017, 08:40 AM
    Seastar replied to a thread OT: PayPal/Ebay question in General
    I don't understand why you suckers keep using that stupid flawed system? Bill
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    03-01-2017, 10:14 AM
    Chill Max! I couldn't agree with you more but don't blow a fuse or a blood vessel over it. It won't change anything. The sun will probably come up...
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    02-28-2017, 08:26 AM
    Seastar replied to a thread Mystery Lathe??????? in General
    The little pink attachment with the small rubber tires has me really confused? Maybe it's just a toy lathe for kids? Bill
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    02-28-2017, 08:20 AM
    Seastar replied to a thread New shop equipment? in General
    Maybe an inexpensive 4X6 bandsaw and a drill press. Buy a floor model DP if possible. I think you will find, over time, that the Smithy is very...
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    02-27-2017, 08:59 AM
    I had a similar problem in a 4 jaw. I tapped down the keepers a little from the front and braised the cracks. It's worked for the last 3 years just...
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    02-27-2017, 08:51 AM
    Clever Paul, very clever. I had not seen that one before. Bill
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    02-25-2017, 10:05 AM
    Where I'm based we have a very active helicopter school. They almost always depart and land on the taxiways on on the grass alongside the runways....
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    02-25-2017, 09:53 AM
    I buy from sellers on eBay from time to time. I never buy there if I can find it elsewhere. My rule is don't buy anything over $100. That way the...
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    02-23-2017, 08:52 AM
    Well me for one, because it wasn't a big deal! He wasn't "coming towards them" he landed over them. Pilots know better. Bill
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    02-22-2017, 09:09 PM
    I've landed on lots of taxiways but always on purpose. Usually because the crosswind was so bad on the only runway. Also landed on the grass next to...
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    02-22-2017, 09:45 AM
    The "bugs"Wil probably be harvesting the oil energy from the excess of humans that cause the next collapse. Bill
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Indianapolis, Fort Lauderdale, Babbit MN
Fishing, Flying. Machining, Gunsmithing, Shooting
Retired Electrical Engineer, Entrepreneur


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