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    04-24-2018, 04:48 AM
    strokersix replied to a thread Cutting plastic gears.. in General
    The main reason nylon "walks for days" is moisture absorption. Neat (no glass or other filler) nylon is a great choice for gears but you have to...
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    03-26-2018, 10:11 AM
    I will bet there is some circuitry and an encoder under that motor end cap. Some electric power steering units use "brushless dc" motors. ...
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    03-07-2018, 10:42 AM
    Wow! 10ga by 4 inch diameter is pretty serious. Maybe you could retrofit an acme screw so you don't need hydraulics.
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    03-07-2018, 08:07 AM
    http://www.boltscience.com/ Above website has some really good practical information about bolted joints. If you want to go a little deeper,...
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    03-06-2018, 07:25 AM
    A big reason for these from a design perspective is the indicator directly shows tension compared to a torque wrench which is subject to friction and...
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    02-27-2018, 10:01 PM
    strokersix replied to a thread Sharpening Countersinks in General
    Make a cam for your tap grinding fixture.
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    02-26-2018, 10:09 AM
    strokersix replied to a thread Plastic Welding HDPE in General
    Polyethlylene of low molecular weight (LDPE milk jugs) will melt easily. PE with ultra high molecular weight (UHMWPE) will burn before it melts and...
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    02-23-2018, 10:22 AM
    I think leaving the table off to one side squeezes lube out of the ways on that side thereby increasing wear over time. Significant or not, I'm sure...
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    02-21-2018, 10:16 AM
    Be sure to use some lubricant when cutting your aluminum. wd40 is what I use for milling, drilling turning. I use wax for sawing and sanding. ...
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    02-12-2018, 11:30 AM
    strokersix replied to a thread My new Sheldon! in General
    I'm not convinced on the fiber gears being sacrificial "fuse" in the system. Pretty sure they are strong enough to break gears downstream. I...
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    02-10-2018, 12:09 PM
    Reading this with interest. I have a plain old shopvac with plastic hose under my 12 inch disc grinder used mostly with steel but sometimes aluminum...
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    02-07-2018, 09:34 AM
    strokersix replied to a thread Question About Magnets in General
    I'm no sparky but I had a motor guy explain to me once that permanent magnets can "yield" if you push them too hard. Context was permanent magnet...
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    02-07-2018, 09:30 AM
    I bought a Grizzly version about 30 years ago. Good blades, better stand and a couple minor tweaks is all I've done to it since. We all know these...
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