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    Today, 01:42 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Pipe thread tapping depth? in General
    I always use my personal standard of having 3-4 full threads proud of the juncture. Whether I'm using a tap or die I match the assembly to my...
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    Yesterday, 01:39 PM
    This will work, a popsicle stick comes to mind. A small file as you mentioned would also serve well. I would be inclined to use a very narrow HSS...
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    02-19-2018, 02:24 PM
    No plans, but do you have a rental outlet nearby that handles a similar model? An hours rental of one would give the guys in the shop all of the...
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    02-18-2018, 07:40 PM
    Just finished reading an article about hydroforming in one of the trade publications I receive. After reading the article my curiosity had me looking...
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    02-18-2018, 01:29 PM
    Longer engine life nowadays is a culmination of a large number of factors. Greatly improved engine management practices, the use of new metallurgy...
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    02-17-2018, 06:02 PM
    Willy replied to a thread New addition to the shop in General
    Sid it looks nice enough to do double duty on the the patio out back next to the barbie. Enough drawers for appies, cocktails and cutlery.:)
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    02-17-2018, 05:51 PM
    Willy replied to a thread New addition to the shop in General
    Thanks Mark. It doesn't look so nice today. We've had so much snow this winter that it's hard finding the cattle. LOL Another bout of old man...
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    02-17-2018, 05:06 PM
    Willy replied to a thread New addition to the shop in General
    No I realize it's much too large for every day use. However as you say it's good for items that you would normally place in cabinets yet still...
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    02-17-2018, 04:17 PM
    Willy replied to a thread New addition to the shop in General
    Damn that is nice. I wonder how it will be for moving around when full. But then again it's not something you'd roll out onto the driveway everyday,...
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    02-17-2018, 02:29 PM
    Willy replied to a thread New addition to the shop in General
    The imgur link isn't working for me Sid, all I get is a gallery of some weird looking critters and a caption that reads: Zoinks! You've taken a...
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    02-17-2018, 01:42 PM
    Glad you're okay Mark and that all is well. Definitely not your imagination. I didn't think that area was seismically active and yet you have felt 3...
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    02-16-2018, 02:58 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Cobalt Drill Bits.. in General
    Lista makes some dandy storage systems. http://www.listaintl.com/cabinets-storage/storage-accessories/drawer-accessories
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    02-16-2018, 12:13 PM
    You know, activities like outdoor work. But yes, AC here too in the house and in the larger/newer portion of the shop. The AC can be almost as...
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    02-16-2018, 12:01 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Cobalt Drill Bits.. in General
    Although I do have a very good selection of cobalt drills the vast majority of my drilling needs are very capably met by the use of my Viking Drill...
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    02-16-2018, 02:48 AM
    Thanks for the updates, some really cool stuff going on there, inspirational if you will. Glad you were able to divert the young lads attention...
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    02-16-2018, 02:33 AM
    How do you function outside? Or is that not an option?:)
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    02-15-2018, 01:00 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Cobalt Drill Bits.. in General
    I remember doing a search for Drill Hog's physical address before just to see what kind of manufacturing presence they had in the US since they do...
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    02-15-2018, 01:58 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Cobalt Drill Bits.. in General
    Yes indeed they are a bit unforgiving to an unstable drilling setup. As long as the feed is positive and rigid they do give good service. The smaller...
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    02-14-2018, 06:53 PM
    I read Sid's post and thought he drank at shows.:) Looking foreword to the build Brian!
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    02-13-2018, 03:56 PM
    I think this trend is almost a universal one now, especially once you get above the mom and pop size companies. Hard to build moral and work ethic in...
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    02-13-2018, 03:41 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Half Dead Centers in General
    Most dollar type stores stock them as well, usually in ten packs and you won't have to wait a month for them to arrive.
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    02-13-2018, 12:12 AM
    If'n Bubba can do it I'm sure that Brian is more than up to the task.:) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fhv-50f7q0
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    02-12-2018, 07:44 PM
    I'm not sure which model of Sun distributor tester you have ,but it may have a bearing on responses given here. My experience with the the Sun...
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    02-11-2018, 05:15 PM
    My pockets aren't that deep. That's when the zip wheel comes out to play. LOL
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    02-11-2018, 03:06 PM
    Good advice! So far it hasn't been required to do that with my ISCAR grooving and parting tools.
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    02-10-2018, 07:56 PM
    Here's another I've dealt with in the past that I've had good experiences with, also not too far from your location. Accusize Industrial Tools In...
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    02-10-2018, 05:05 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Selling stuff... in General
    It's amazing how many times I've had the want or need of a second lathe. It doesn't owe you anything and you've probably got it dialed into where you...
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    02-09-2018, 09:36 PM
    Heck I'd be happy with the TR-6 in there never mind the Morgan parked in front of the Cobra, a Plus 8 I think. But yeah what a find!
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    02-09-2018, 08:38 PM
    Willy replied to a thread RIP, Dan Gurney in General
    Wow, yes I'd almost forgotten about the bubble, thanks for the reminder. At 6'4" Dan Gurney was a tall man, I think every GT40 that he drove, right...
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    02-08-2018, 10:00 PM
    This what I've always tried to do as well whenever possible. Still not impossible to break into given time and determination, but a heck of lot...
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