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    Yesterday, 02:01 PM
    Willy replied to a thread How ill-conceived is this? in General
    I think most of these will end up in a garage sale or just out on the curb real soon. After kneeling down for a couple of hours splitting wood that...
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    Yesterday, 08:49 AM
    A rough grained ceramic rod works if you have one, I've also used a round diamond grit embedded sharpening tool that I have several of in the shop...
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    09-19-2017, 09:18 PM
    You are for the most part correct Paul, as rule the shank portion should be much softer than the cutting length of the drill and the insert should...
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    09-19-2017, 08:34 PM
    Just wondering if the carbide jaw inserts are a contributing factor? Carbide jaws in my experience while great for negating wear will get very slick...
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    09-18-2017, 10:43 PM
    Willy replied to a thread I am effed up in General
    This has been my experience as well. Sure I don't have a problem with an old country doc who has seen everything in his office over the last fifty...
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    09-18-2017, 06:29 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Best cordless tool brand in General
    Yup, I love the Milwaukee M18 brushless tools that I have, very impressive! Next on my list will be the new 2nd generation M18 high torque 1/2"...
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    09-18-2017, 06:12 PM
    Willy replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Pete, I do a lot of welding, stick, oxy/fuel, wire feed but I've never tig welded anything until today. I used an old machine, Jasc Paint Shop Pro 9,...
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    09-18-2017, 03:26 PM
    Willy replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    There fixed it for you, now get back to work and spin that puppy in the chuck! :)
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    09-18-2017, 06:05 AM
    Not sure why you are having trouble obtaining 5/16 drill bits as every set I have includes 5/16 as mentioned. Also as mentioned screw machine or...
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    09-17-2017, 11:45 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Best cordless tool brand in General
    Might as well ask what the best brand of engine oil is. LOL But yes I don't think one can go too far wrong with any of the major brands. Lets face...
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    09-14-2017, 11:16 AM
    The free engineering and consulting biz is faced paced and ruthless, if you don't step in immediately someone else, or heaven forbid another forum,...
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    09-14-2017, 11:00 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Oroville Dam disaster in General
    I'm far from being able to say that I am qualified to say what constitutes a proper repair to the spillway. However it is an engineering marvel given...
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    09-14-2017, 12:33 AM
    The OP posed this question on the 8th, looks like he last returned to check for replies on the 10th. Since no replies came in regarding his question...
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    09-13-2017, 09:12 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Hurricaines and the US in General
    That "US Navy" map has a pretty rich background. LOL Had to check it out just in case the sister-in-law decides she has to move up here with us.:)...
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    09-11-2017, 04:42 PM
    Willy replied to a thread OT- Pressure Washer ? in General
    At a former job we often times needed to use a pressure washer in remote areas on the fly. The pump was a good quality one (CAT brand) and although...
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    09-10-2017, 01:19 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Cute in General
    Don't forget, to add to the burden we all carry in the great white north, both physically and financially, we also have two official languages! :)
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    09-09-2017, 11:17 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Cute in General
    I could not agree more Paul, very well said. Like you, I too appreciate an accurate title/subject description. But I come here not only to learn but...
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    09-09-2017, 10:53 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Cute in General
    Yeah but try fixing your domestic car without one. Besides looks like the parent is assexual.
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    09-08-2017, 11:14 PM
    Willy replied to a thread OT; Steel gas cans in General
    I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Explosafe types of metal gas cans, the ones filled with an aluminum mesh that quenches any flame that tries to...
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    09-05-2017, 07:30 PM
    Spare yourself the time and effort of a major cleanup and reorganization. Of course everyone is different but speaking from my own personal...
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    09-05-2017, 12:16 AM
    That would be the Thompson- Nicola Regional District. Have they said how long before you are allowed to go in? Is there currently any fire activity...
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    09-03-2017, 11:44 AM
    I purchased a similar unit about five or six years ago much like this one. I think it was less than $200 CND at the time including DHL 5 day shipping...
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    09-01-2017, 02:49 PM
    Looks like I've been doing it wrong, thanks for the heads up....or is that heads down? :)
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    09-01-2017, 02:04 PM
    Looks like he's probably running dual shield wire which is very prevalent in heavy fab work. I thought at first that he might have some slag...
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    08-30-2017, 06:02 PM
    Glad you got it looked after properly Brian. This is only one of the reasons I go for regular eye exams every two years. Most folks tell me they...
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    08-29-2017, 10:09 PM
    Willy replied to a thread The Death March of Retail? in General
    No, online shopping. No online after sales service though.:(
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    08-29-2017, 06:46 PM
    Yup, 5/8-11 is pretty much the standard thread size here. My trusty old Walter is M14 x 2 and although accessories are not quite as easily found at...
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    08-28-2017, 12:52 PM
    Sounds like you are getting fuel enough to run the engine at high speed so fuel, compression and ignition are all functional. If the engine only...
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    08-25-2017, 04:04 PM
    Willy replied to a thread OT: 2-cycle oil questions. in General
    I think your dealer has been misled or at least is misleading his customers, as I find it hard to believe that Echo has it's own refinery. I'm sure...
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    08-24-2017, 06:32 PM
    Pinhole projection comes to mind.
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