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    03-03-2015, 10:19 AM
    Acetal is a great material for gears and probably ok for the bore as a bearing material too. Cut one from acetal or perhaps use the friction melting...
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    02-24-2015, 02:07 PM
    strokersix replied to a thread How I anodize in General
    Cast aluminum will darken nicely if you run it through your dishwasher on hot pots-n-pans cycle. Discovered this by accident while working on an...
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    02-13-2015, 02:13 PM
    strokersix replied to a thread A good day at school in General
    gas pump
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    02-12-2015, 03:33 PM
    strokersix replied to a thread Broken Bolts in General
    As stated above, a problem with the cold heading process or, more likely material out of spec (elongation %) and unable to form into shape without...
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    01-27-2015, 03:23 PM
    A tip for cutting aluminum on the band saw: I use a block of candle wax in front of the cut so the blade has fresh wax on it every time around. ...
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    01-22-2015, 12:16 PM
    Agree with a couple previous posts. Just buy however many boring heads you need and leave them set to size. It will also allow you to fine tune if...
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    01-10-2015, 03:24 PM
    strokersix replied to a thread trepanning stainless in General
    aviation snips then finish the rough edge to your liking
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    01-09-2015, 04:53 PM
    strokersix replied to a thread Gear pump in General
    You may want to consider setting the shaft spacing AFTER you make the gears to minimize backlash/leakage past the teeth.
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    12-09-2014, 05:09 PM
    strokersix replied to a thread Homemade tap in General
    You might be able to modify a 12.9 grade fastener into a tap for brass. Cut flutes then add radial relief behind the cutting edges freehand on the...
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