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    Yesterday, 03:59 PM
    The most likely reason Amazon won't ship air rifles or pellets to MA is that the state AG has a reputation for going about threatening on-line...
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    05-14-2018, 07:50 AM
    While this is not something I'd try myself, it would be fascinating to see someone try it. I'd think a small table top sized proof of concept unit...
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    05-13-2018, 08:55 AM
    This is one line of castable stuff. Lots of versions available for almost any application. I've not dealt with this stuff in many years, but this was...
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    05-09-2018, 10:01 PM
    alanganes replied to a thread OT: Ice Cream story! in General
    Holy cow BF, you are from this area? Small world. The Kimballs in Westford is now a huge operation. It's not the little farm stand ice cream...
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    05-07-2018, 08:39 PM
    One of my sons is a CPA and until recently worked as an auditor who went into lots of mid-sized tech companies to look over and help advise on their...
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    05-05-2018, 05:38 PM
    This is the issue with back up pumps. The vast majority of they time the sit, submerged in water and not running. So dirt, silt, assorted crud, and...
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    05-03-2018, 01:20 PM
    As I understand things, that is exactly the idea. The surface of the grains on the stone are so flat and even with one-another that unless they...
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    04-22-2018, 07:27 PM
    There are some photos of a Pollard Geophone in the link below that may give you an idea of the scale of the pickups and such. What is shown here...
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    04-21-2018, 08:15 AM
    alanganes replied to a thread thread measuring in General
    Yeah, another vote for wires if you have only occasional need to measure threads. For me the vast majority of the time I get by just fine by cutting...
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    04-18-2018, 08:09 PM
    I have a KO Lee B860 T&C grinder with a load of attachments for doing almost anything you can do with that machine. I have only begun to learn how to...
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    04-16-2018, 07:04 PM
    alanganes replied to a thread Arduino OLED Tacho BR2J in General
    Nice, I REALLY like the display. Very cool. If you are not stuck on an optical pickup, these parts are specifically designed to read gear teeth...
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    04-15-2018, 02:30 PM
    Ya know, I was just saying to my wife the other day "Honey, what do you think I should do with all those old rubber excavator tracks we have?" :)...
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    04-11-2018, 06:43 PM
    You may be surprised at how quickly your "league" will rise to the point where you'll find uses for stuff like that. And thanks for the additional...
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    04-11-2018, 05:50 PM
    Way back when I started getting interested in this stuff and there was very little of what we now call the Web, I stumbled on a short article in an...
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    04-10-2018, 10:42 PM
    You are correct, they are not for the lathe, but things like that indexing head are pretty versatile and not necessarily machine specific. They can...
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    04-10-2018, 10:25 PM
    If you look back through the photos the OP posted in post #17, the sixth or seventh one down sure looks to be some sort of dividing head or fixture....
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    04-09-2018, 07:25 PM
    alanganes replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Sounds like you may need your sights dialed in. Way better to do that at a range with a good backstop that is large enough to see where the shots are...
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    04-08-2018, 07:04 AM
    This photo belongs on one of those "You only had ONE JOB!" websites. Both maddening and hilarious. It's amusing that they clearly had the entire...
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    04-07-2018, 03:49 PM
    It is some sort super accurate dividing head gizmo. But I agree, the cool factor makes this you-suck worthy all by itself. I still want the details...
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    04-07-2018, 10:50 AM
    I hope you will be posting on how this thing operates and is used once you get it all cleaned up and working.
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    04-06-2018, 07:19 PM
    You flip the 1 degree block opposite way on the 3 degree block, such that it "subtracts" one degree from the slope. Do the same with the 1 and the 3...
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    04-02-2018, 09:01 PM
    How about the air powered "line conveyors" like those made by Exair for moving bulk materials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fV7tyF24Qo ...
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    04-02-2018, 06:58 AM
    alanganes replied to a thread mechanical mic boom in General
    I don't think I've seen mic booms like that but it sounds like you are describing a larger version of those goosneck flex indicator holders like...
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    04-01-2018, 11:10 PM
    alanganes replied to a thread Can't find a post in General
    As the OP who asked the question, I'm thinking that was the one. I got sent out of state on a work trip right after that discussion so hae not...
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    03-27-2018, 09:20 PM
    alanganes replied to a thread homemade dykem in General
    Interesting, I was not aware of refillable brush pens. Guess I don't get out very much. It will be interesting to see how this works out. Please keep...
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    03-22-2018, 08:19 PM
    Other than a few layovers in a couple of airports there, I've never been to Texas. But in the time it takes you guys to reach the city limit, we can...
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    03-22-2018, 04:53 PM
    While Kennedys are clearly not the Cadillac of toolboxes, they are serviceable and extra nice when someone is nice enough to give you a couple of...
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    03-21-2018, 09:12 PM
    Nicely done, and looks to work just fine. The captive wrench on my lathes work the opposite way, it's engaged on the nut all of the time and you...
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    03-14-2018, 10:22 PM
    I put it on the back of my old SB mill. I can't say I've missed the 3/4" of Y travel, really. I put a small stop block on the knee ways to prevent...
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    03-14-2018, 05:55 PM
    An entire summer to do all of this stuff! So many possibilities!!!
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