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    03-23-2017, 06:49 PM
    Use the motors for a DIY Segway: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUQqnqz1j9I
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    03-20-2017, 08:09 PM
    jdunmyer replied to a thread Band Saw rescue in General
    Something that helps remove rust from flat surfaces is a razor-blade scraper, the type that uses single-edge blades. Scrapes the rust off; I often...
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    03-20-2017, 09:11 AM
    Brian, Although it does help the output to rotate the panels during the day, most folks don't feel it's worthwhile. It IS worth it to change the...
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    03-04-2017, 12:57 PM
    Brian, You can trust RV Solar Electric, they're long-time RV'ers themselves. See: http://www.rvsolarelectric.com/ AM Solar is another outfit...
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    03-03-2017, 03:56 PM
    My statement above about using an MPPT controller with 3 panels will give you the equivalent of 4 panels' output is based on "12 volt" (actually 18...
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    03-02-2017, 09:07 AM
    There are MPPT controllers that use an input voltage that's much higher than the (nominal) 12-volt output, I'm thinking I've seen units that take in...
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    03-01-2017, 07:06 PM
    jdunmyer replied to a thread Knight Foundry in General
    Bob, Thanks for the heads-up on this, I sent a check today. <<Jim>>
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    03-01-2017, 06:49 PM
    You want an MPPT charge controller. I'd shop folks who advertise in the RV magazines, but that's just me.
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    02-22-2017, 07:05 PM
    Back in the 60's, I had a summer job pumping gas at a Texaco station. They had a product called "Super Motor Detergent", or SMD. As this station was...
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    02-13-2017, 07:54 PM
    I think it was JC Hannum who described his height setter a few years back, I've made several for me and my friends: A piece of square stock, 3/8"...
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    02-07-2017, 06:59 PM
    jdunmyer replied to a thread Centering stock in 4-jaw in General
    FWIW: I'm not going to do the searching, but JC Hannum described this method of centering stock in a 4-jaw chuck several years ago, right in this...
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    01-19-2017, 07:18 PM
    My 50-year old Craftsman saber saw quit today and I'm thinking of just replacing it rather than fool around trying to repair. It's had some fairly...
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    01-19-2017, 07:09 PM
    I bought chains for my ElecTrak from http://www.tirechain.com. They seem to have chains for about any size tire; using their charts, I got a set that...
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    01-10-2017, 04:09 PM
    I tried that electric actuator that a friend gave me and it does work. Next, I have to test its lifting capability, it needs to lift about 75#. If...
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    01-09-2017, 06:46 PM
    Arcane, I didn't have a suitable electric actuator, but I do now. A friend was visiting and told me that he had one laying around that came from a...
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    01-09-2017, 01:53 PM
    I'm working on a pneumatic lifter for the snow blade on my ElecTrak garden tractor. Pretty much all components have come from the scrapyard: a 2" X ...
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    01-07-2017, 01:42 PM
    Wombat2go wrote: I presently still use the original lantern holder! The tiresome part of using that is when i have to change back and forth to...
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    01-03-2017, 07:04 PM
    jdunmyer replied to a thread Identify these tool bits! in General
    My 1933 Atlas 9" lathe came with a couple of cigar boxes of "stuff", including tool bits, most very short. As I knew nothing about lathes, I too...
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    01-03-2017, 06:55 PM
    jdunmyer replied to a thread LeBlond lathe help in General
    More info, please: what size is the lathe, and can you scan that manual page and post it here? I have a Regal, 19" X 54", about 1949 vintage,...
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    01-03-2017, 01:40 PM
    BigMike, After looking at the HF welder, I wouldn't buy it either, just because I'd want to weld aluminum. Regarding quality, I've had mixed...
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    01-03-2017, 01:35 PM
    Nothing's wrong with using the Trav a Dial, but: I probably had the lathe for at least 20 years before getting the TaD, so was used to using the...
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    01-03-2017, 09:12 AM
    rws, I'm with you: can't imagine running the B'Port w/o DROs, but have little use for one on the lathe. When setting up for threading, I always...
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    01-02-2017, 07:09 PM
    The fella I bought my lathe from had installed a combination carriage stop/indicator holder, with the latter being a 2" travel type. I almost never...
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    01-02-2017, 06:57 PM
    BigMike, What is your opinion based on? Do you have direct experience or...???
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