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    11-14-2018, 03:56 PM
    Precisely, especially when those items are located a long way from where the OP lives. It has little relevance. His assertion was likely an...
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    11-13-2018, 11:12 AM
    I think that everyone's opinion, including mine, as to what the lathe is worth, is going to be somewhat skewed due to their particular geographic...
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    11-13-2018, 10:50 AM
    Willy replied to a thread 4 x 6 band saw question in General
    I have been meaning to duplicate a setup similar to this for some time as they do work very well. The ones I have seen in use derive their...
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    11-12-2018, 10:04 PM
    Willy replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    See, proof right there that eating cake on the couch is a whole lot better for you than peddling your ass off on a bicycle into a head wind. I know...
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    11-12-2018, 05:09 PM
    754, Just for sh*ts and giggles I did a quick look for some home shop sized machines using three different popular online classified sources to see...
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    11-12-2018, 04:38 PM
    Yes, totally agree. Also as mentioned this machine looks very lightly used and well looked after plus it has some additional tooling that looks...
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    11-09-2018, 09:32 PM
    As has been mentioned by several posters already the use of a battery charger/maintainer is probably the best choice in my experience. Other then...
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    11-09-2018, 09:09 PM
    When you say braided line, you don't mean braided SS do you? Kind of overkill for routine gasoline and diesel fuel lines. I have always gotten my...
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    11-08-2018, 01:12 AM
    Willy replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Dan, nice bit of fabrication on the Jeep snowplow frame. Not much time left till show, or should I say, snow time. Don't suppose you have the luxury...
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    11-07-2018, 10:19 PM
    Willy replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Pass a safety inspection? Heck I'm surprised it got passed a pothole in the road without loosing one of the rear axles. This is the trailing arm...
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    11-06-2018, 01:10 PM
    Congratulations Sid to both you and your daughter. It is indeed a noble cause although sometimes under appreciated. What's the flip...
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    11-04-2018, 07:55 PM
    Yeah I remember the chocolate ones. I remember the liquid inside made my tummy warm as a kid so my brother and I thought it must be the good stuff....
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    11-04-2018, 07:45 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Burnishing in General
    I tried using a cheap roller bearing a while back just as a proof of concept project. I needed to achieve a nice finish on a piece and for the life...
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    11-03-2018, 06:21 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Compressor acting up. in General
    When this happens it means that the one-way check valve is leaking. This should not be confused with a failure mode to the unloader valve. This check...
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    11-03-2018, 12:37 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Compressor acting up. in General
    It sounds like you need to replace the pressure switch/unloader valve. When the compressor kicks out due to having reached the required pressure the...
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    11-02-2018, 02:59 PM
    You're a brave man 754, not only for drinking that swill but also for admitting it.:) Ha Ha Ha There is actually a site for the...
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    11-01-2018, 08:17 PM
    The old bait and switch game in all it's glory. You did well to send it back. By accepting it the flogging will only continue. Have you received...
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    11-01-2018, 05:32 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Diesel Fuel In The Shop? in General
    Paul I doubt very much that you have anything to gain by using diesel instead of kerosene or mineral spirits. It would be cheaper if you use a lot...
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    11-01-2018, 05:11 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Diesel Fuel In The Shop? in General
    The additives in engine oil do not cause any issues with brass or bronze parts. I believe what you are thinking of are the extreme pressure...
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    10-31-2018, 11:45 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Diesel Fuel In The Shop? in General
    A lot of confusion exists as to what type of oils are responsible for the phenomena of self-heating and thus spontaneous combustion given the right...
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    10-31-2018, 09:18 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Diesel Fuel In The Shop? in General
    I thought that more than a bit odd as well.:confused:
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    10-31-2018, 08:44 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Diesel Fuel In The Shop? in General
    Petroleum based fluids and oils are not generally considered to be a spontaneous combustion hazard. It is the animal and plant based fluids that...
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    10-31-2018, 08:29 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Diesel Fuel In The Shop? in General
    Although much safer than gasoline insomuch as volatile fumes are concerned I can guarantee she won't like the smell. Also anything that has been in...
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    10-31-2018, 01:34 AM
    When told the reason for daylight saving time the old Indian said… ‘Only a white man would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a...
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    10-30-2018, 12:07 PM
    Yes the ads were very annoying and intrusive. I have been running an ad-on with Firefox called uBlock Origin and have not seen an ad on YouTube...
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    10-29-2018, 04:23 PM
    Willy replied to a thread KBC Tools in General
    They have seven branches in Canada and the US. Three in Canada and the other four in the US. They have their headquarters in Sterling Heights...
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    10-29-2018, 01:48 PM
    Willy replied to a thread KBC Tools in General
    As with any large company, sometimes things fall between the cracks and the customer is left wondering what went wrong. I think we've all had issues...
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    10-29-2018, 12:01 PM
    But did you notice that he also mentioned this has changed? Those days are over. Now he did mention no problems at all at -15, but he's in Can. ...
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    10-28-2018, 01:49 PM
    I believe the other impact he used was the 3/8" drive 12 volt model rated at 250 ft.lbs. Sometimes it's hard to to move on but time should not be...
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