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    Yesterday, 01:08 PM
    I would look closely at that deal - typically the fine print will say that transfers will start accruing interest immediately, same as getting cash...
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    01-14-2019, 12:18 PM
    rkepler replied to a thread OT diy stitches. in General
    Looks like that might work as well as Crazy Glue for closing up cuts.
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    01-13-2019, 01:56 PM
    I wrote a response that said that these were OD jaws, but when looking for a nice image with a description it said that these were ID jaws. Anyway,...
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    01-12-2019, 07:53 PM
    It's worth a try (sorry for the crappy drawing, not to scale, do not dimension from drawing):
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    01-12-2019, 01:23 PM
    I have an older 5" 6 jaw Buck - a 2561. The more common is the later 2562. I'm looking for an inside jaw set for the 2561.
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    01-11-2019, 03:17 PM
    I think that was mostly a limitation of the spindle bearings and not any of the gearing. I recall that Harry Bloom wanted more oomph from his...
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    01-11-2019, 03:06 PM
    I'm still fighting the effects of early retirement after 40 years of straight work. If I'm not 'working' I feel like I'm cheating or something, so I...
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    01-09-2019, 02:55 PM
    rkepler replied to a thread Plastic Air Lines in General
    The RapidAir line is pex-al-pex - outer layer of pex, aluminum, inner layer of pex. The aluminum stabilizes the pex over a pretty wide temperature...
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    01-08-2019, 02:25 PM
    I'm not really sure there's an upper limit, and they might be relative to the rating agency (usually one of the big 3?). I know I've seen higher...
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    12-16-2018, 02:31 PM
    rkepler replied to a thread Large Nut Defastening. in General
    Still out there, see "slugging wrench". Last summer I had to shift a 3" nut on a 2" 8tpi thread, an hour or so with a sledge and slugging wrench and...
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    12-14-2018, 11:21 PM
    rkepler replied to a thread Worm Gear Oils in General
    All of us? What the heck else would you use in your locomotive?
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    12-14-2018, 02:00 PM
    rkepler replied to a thread Worm Gear Oils in General
    So far as I know all of the 'cylinder' oils are appropriate for mixed gearing including bronze. I use Mobil 600W Super Cylinder oil for that purpose...
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    12-06-2018, 12:28 PM
    rkepler replied to a thread Atlas Shaper Gib Issues in General
    Use that one for practice, putting the scratched side on the static side of the gib.
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    12-04-2018, 12:49 PM
    rkepler replied to a thread Atlas Shaper Gib Issues in General
    The original was from a low carbon flat stock. Get some PG low carbon stock from McMaster - $8.45 for a 12" chunk of 1/8 x 1/2 (pretty sure that's...
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    12-01-2018, 12:50 PM
    rkepler replied to a thread Atlas Shaper Gib Issues in General
    Except for the other damage I'd agree. When I replaced that sort of gib on my Atlas lathe I used PG stock as I could get it but I suspect decently...
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    12-01-2018, 12:36 PM
    Strong statement: Until you get to the yield point on an endmill all cutting will have the same wear given the same circumstances (coolant, material,...
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    11-16-2018, 03:53 PM
    I have a Milwaukee M18 battery operated leaf blower, and a relatively small backyard (1/4 acre or thereabouts) and I can get one trip around to blow...
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