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    Yesterday, 06:00 PM
    cameron replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    The simple fact that 3P IS still alive is proof that he doesn't eat any of that semi-food-like crap, he just posts it to annoy us.
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    04-18-2019, 06:13 PM
    Yes, the green paint is a good thing. It's just too bad that the ways, the belt sheaves, and every other part that once moved wasn't painted green.
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    04-16-2019, 07:49 PM
    cameron replied to a thread Bearing Pullers in General
    If the bearing is a cheap one and you've pulled it by the outer race, or with a puller that works on the raceway, replace it. If the bearing is an...
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    04-16-2019, 07:14 PM
    Always follow your builds, Brian. Each one is better than the last.
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    04-16-2019, 04:22 PM
    The stone structure stands, but how much damage was caused by intense heat followed by dousing hot stones with water?
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    04-16-2019, 03:43 PM
    I hadn't considered an inward thrust from the buttresses would be a hazard, but would the buttresses not have been built before the roof structure,...
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    04-16-2019, 01:29 PM
    Brian, Faires "Design of Machine Elements" Defines "feather key" and shows two types, one where the key is fixed in the shaft and the hub slides on...
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    04-16-2019, 11:19 AM
    I knew that sooner or later I was going to have to cut keyways in this crankshaft, and today was the day. These keyways are just a little bit...
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    04-14-2019, 10:28 PM
    cameron replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    From the way people talk about it, I thought game of thrones was a religion channel.
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    04-14-2019, 01:02 PM
    Yes, of course, but if you're using a keyed chuck, you have the key in your other hand ready to use, don't you? And if someone with more delicate...
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    04-14-2019, 12:19 PM
    cameron replied to a thread Precision boring in General
    I've always wondered how much more precise and repeatable the applied depth of cut is on a lathe which uses preloaded ball or roller thrust bearings...
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    04-14-2019, 11:44 AM
    Milling plastic shims is a mug's game. You have to rethink this project. Get a good piece of lignum vitae or forest grown Burma teak (don't use...
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    04-14-2019, 11:09 AM
    One for the drill, one for the collar, and one to tighten? That's three hands! If it takes you three hands for a keyless chuck, I'd like to know...
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    04-13-2019, 04:00 PM
    Reverse by pulling the belt. If you can't do that, use an open-end wrench on the chuck jaws. Or make a spindle crank. Better yet, have a reverse, by...
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    04-12-2019, 10:45 AM
    Have you tried "just putting it back in the same groove" when cutting a fine metric thread on an inch lathe?
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    04-11-2019, 07:29 AM
    cameron replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Don't knock the corn dogs, guys, they are an ecological necessity. All that pink slime has to be digested before it can enter the sewage treatment...
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    04-08-2019, 12:51 PM
    cameron replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    "I have trained myself to notice what I see"- Sherlock Holmes "You can see a lot if you look"- Yogi Berra
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    04-03-2019, 11:53 AM
    There's nothing like the feel of that six cylinder twin cam truck engine inexorably propelling you forward. And it takes so long to do it, you...
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    04-01-2019, 08:56 AM
    And all that wisdom based on experience with one pair of S.U. carbs?
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    03-31-2019, 12:31 PM
    Why on earth would you want to "replace" 2X4 with 4cmX9cm when it has already been "replaced" in Canada, and apparently some other countries with...
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    03-29-2019, 06:16 PM
    Living in the lap of luxury, you are. Seems like you have so much wood you're making oversize 2X4's to get rid of the excess.
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    03-29-2019, 05:44 PM
    A 2X4 IS 1 1/2 X 3 I/2, yes. The national building code is metric. Hence what almost everybody calls a 2X4 is 38X89 in the code. I guess you...
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    03-29-2019, 02:07 PM
    People still use UNC threads and Inch tape measures and we still use 2 x 4's. No we don't. We have to use 38X89's. Says so right in the building...
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    03-29-2019, 01:47 PM
    Just admire the patina that the aluminum has acquired. Life is too short to burnish pontoon boats.
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    03-28-2019, 08:03 PM
    Most of the places around here that once were good sources of fasteners have "rationalized" their stock. Sure, UNC is available, but it's easy to...
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    03-28-2019, 07:12 PM
    Somebody must have used it. A litre is a cubic decimeter.
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    03-25-2019, 11:58 PM
    cameron replied to a thread the Viking Sky rescue in General
    Now come on, Boomer, you can't say that just because they don't get their jollies smashing themselves up on mountain bike rides the way you do.
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    03-25-2019, 10:03 PM
    cameron replied to a thread the Viking Sky rescue in General
    Not flat out wrong. A cable will stretch farther before breaking than a chain, and so store more energy. Generally, the cable's snap-back will be...
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    03-25-2019, 06:11 PM
    So the strawman problem you pose does not exist, since the sources you cite which present that equation give the constant as part of the equation. ...
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    03-25-2019, 02:37 PM
    Bull****, learn some basic physics and lose the 'X'. You're at least 85 years out of date on the way engineering calculations have been done in...
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