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    Today, 12:32 AM
    Willy replied to a thread High Pressure Piping in General
    Thanks for bringing us up to speed on the build Dave. I must say that's quite the beast, to say the least. After having a few experiences with...
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    Yesterday, 02:16 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Dissolve Loctite 648? in General
    Thanks for the update. Always nice to see when the actual results match the claim on the bottle.
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    03-01-2015, 11:47 PM
    Thanks for posting the link, I had not seen this technique before used to cut such a large ship. Amazing how clean the cuts were through all of the...
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    03-01-2015, 12:03 PM
    So very true. I recently watched a video depicting what it was like to be a logger on British Columbia's central coast during the thirties and early...
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    03-01-2015, 03:06 AM
    Yes I would assume a high nickel content rod as well. If stainless, my choice would be 309, but to be honest any high chrome or nickel contentent rod...
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    03-01-2015, 02:54 AM
    In their defense notice the workers are careful not to splash water onto the metal thus preserving the butter-soft quality of the product.:)
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    02-28-2015, 10:35 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Dissolve Loctite 648? in General
    The OP stated that heat and physical removal were not options in his particular case. The nitromethane referenced to is sold by Loctite and is...
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    02-27-2015, 11:53 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Dissolve Loctite 648? in General
    Bingo! You guys nailed it perfectly, check the link below. Although unfortunately the price has gone up a bit, at least from this source. ...
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    02-27-2015, 07:30 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Dissolve Loctite 648? in General
    I have used a methylene chloride based paint stripper to dissolve a green Loctite in the past but am unsure of it's effect on the 648. The green...
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    02-27-2015, 09:25 AM
    Bring it back Darryl, like the others have said the brake system warning light is on due to a pressure imbalance in the system when the line was...
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    02-24-2015, 08:58 PM
    Willy replied to a thread hobby lathe and mill in General
    Congratulations David, I'm sure you and your son have created more than just a working steam powered generator. I'm thinking you two have created...
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    02-23-2015, 09:28 PM
    Willy replied to a thread proto tools ??? opinions in General
    OOPS! That screwdriver looks almost like a 6.0L Powerstroke.:)
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    02-23-2015, 09:08 PM
    Willy replied to a thread proto tools ??? opinions in General
    Hopefully I'm not derailing the thread too much here but since we are discussing screwdrivers, who makes a good JIS (Japanese Industry Standard)...
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    02-23-2015, 12:12 PM
    Willy replied to a thread proto tools ??? opinions in General
    Well it looks as though someone else also had concerns with Proto's screwdriver handles being resistant to chemical attack. Check out the You Tube...
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    02-23-2015, 11:29 AM
    Willy replied to a thread OT losing my dad in General
    Sorry to hear of this Darryl. It's been almost eight years since my father passed away and yet I can still see him sitting across the table from me...
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    02-22-2015, 07:04 PM
    Willy replied to a thread proto tools ??? opinions in General
    I really can't add anymore than what Andy just said as all of my Proto tools are older(30-40 years old) as well and they have served me very well....
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    02-22-2015, 05:55 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Shankless Drills in General
    I read the link to the Popular Mechanix article. I don't doubt the author bought it, but the rest of the nation, and for that matter the rest of the...
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    02-22-2015, 05:37 AM
    I think one has to keep things in perspective here. This is not a high tech spot welder, hell it isn't even a low tech spot welder. What it is, is a...
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    02-21-2015, 08:17 PM
    Thanks for posting this Alstair, looks interesting. Very good video as well, clear and to the point. Not easy to put a professional looking video...
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    02-21-2015, 05:19 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Shankless Drills in General
    Sounds like an answer to a question no one asked.:confused:
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    02-21-2015, 12:33 PM
    Yes they are for aluminum. They have a very positive rake angle and are very sharp, I even use them now and then on my sclcr style boring bar for...
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    02-19-2015, 10:18 PM
    Willy replied to a thread W-32 Engine in General
    I believe a big reason that this engine is not an actual runner has to do with scale. With a total cylinder displacement of only 47 cc and 32...
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    02-19-2015, 03:56 PM
    What I find puzzling is that the footage is from inside the the Russian Bear bomber. Do the Russians have a military PR guy that hands out these...
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    02-19-2015, 01:20 PM
    Willy replied to a thread W-32 Engine in General
    Thanks for posting. Incredible craftsmanship and patience. Over 2500 hours of labor, I could never stay focused that long. My hat's off to those...
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    02-18-2015, 01:57 PM
    How's the old saying go? If it flies, floats, or fornicates its usually cheaper to rent.:)
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    02-18-2015, 07:20 AM
    Just thinking out loud here BM. If the screws were that hard to remove and came out that hard chances are the new screws will go in hard as well. ...
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    02-17-2015, 08:45 PM
    What Randy said. Eight different carbs types where used for the 2-40 hp Mercs according to my Mercury shop manual. Manufacturers include Tillotson,...
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    02-16-2015, 10:36 PM
    I like that! Who needs a VFD when you've got a throttle.:)
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    02-16-2015, 01:23 AM
    Is a cold repair an option for closing the hole? As in a threaded and Loctited aluminum plug that could in turn then be drilled to the correct size....
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    02-15-2015, 12:21 AM
    Willy replied to a thread machinist or idiot in General
    I guess a guy can live with a little extra hold on the hair-do, no sense walking around with your do looking too bouffant.:) For a few seconds...
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