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    09-12-2017, 10:31 PM
    alanganes replied to a thread QC hydraulic fitting ID? in General
    Got it. Thanks guys.
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    09-12-2017, 09:21 AM
    alanganes replied to a thread QC hydraulic fitting ID? in General
    Just curious, when you refer to these as "conduit punches" is that a reference to the fact that they punch holes in sizes specific to conduit...
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    09-12-2017, 07:29 AM
    alanganes replied to a thread QC hydraulic fitting ID? in General
    So looking at the McMaster website, they have a thing you can print out for actual size outlines of some of these fittings for comparison. Using that...
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    09-11-2017, 08:56 PM
    alanganes replied to a thread QC hydraulic fitting ID? in General
    Thanks for this and to the other replies. I have used these at work and they are super handy when you need one. I've been passively looking for...
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    09-11-2017, 08:42 PM
    alanganes replied to a thread Workshop Projects. in General
    Wow, that's like a museum grade clean up. Nicely done. The last old vice I got (used from CL) got the grease washed off it and went straight to the...
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    09-10-2017, 11:17 PM
    alanganes replied to a thread QC hydraulic fitting ID? in General
    Agreed, I'm pretty sure this was an add-on. Looking around on line I see a few types of couples that are close, but it's difficult as the...
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    09-10-2017, 08:17 PM
    I picked up this Greenlee hydraulic punch driver and punches this weekend in a CL buy for 60 bucks. Thought it was a pretty good deal, works...
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    09-10-2017, 07:51 PM
    alanganes replied to a thread Spindle design - seals in General
    Not super cheap, but there are still copies around, apparently: https://www.amazon.com/Departure-Handbook-24th-Bearing-Catalog/dp/B000UVC54I
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    09-08-2017, 08:14 AM
    alanganes replied to a thread Blender shot craps,,, in General
    Now that is awesome, AK. Great feeling when you can make something fun out of what was otherwise trash. It's almost more fun than making something...
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    09-04-2017, 07:18 AM
    alanganes replied to a thread sten mk II in Gunsmithing
    Are you building a real-deal open bolt, full auto Sten? I've always admired how utilitarian these things are. I had a friend who built one from one...
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    09-03-2017, 04:40 PM
    alanganes started a thread Micro-tool gloat... in General
    Not quite an epic tool gloat like we see here at times, but I did score these two true tenth reading 2" digital indicators the other day. They are...
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    09-01-2017, 10:29 AM
    alanganes replied to a thread Nibblers vs shears in General
    I have only used a nibbler once or twice and not for very long at that. It worked great but was a "brand name" (I don't recall which) that worked...
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    08-20-2017, 09:25 PM
    Well if you can get close just using the burner now, you should be able to get higher if you can slow the heat loss with some sort of insulated...
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    08-20-2017, 01:04 PM
    alanganes replied to a thread Acetal lead nut in General
    Any chance you could make a small matching section of 1/2-10 lead screw that you could notch or use as a lap to open up the nut? It would not...
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    08-20-2017, 09:55 AM
    I have sold a fair bit of sttuff on CL the past few years and this is pretty much my method and I've had similar experience. Even when I post stuuf...
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    08-13-2017, 12:36 PM
    I'm enjoying the discussion. I am in no way intending this to be an "I hate tools from " as I am of similar mind to GNM109, I use what does the job I...
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    08-13-2017, 09:41 AM
    I can see this conceptually, but can't quite picture where the poor seals would be. The vanes on the rotor of an air vane motor pretty much seal by...
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    08-12-2017, 07:43 PM
    I have the typical home shop mix of air tools, some are decent quality, most are lower end tools. I've had most of them for over 10 years and all...
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    08-07-2017, 09:03 PM
    alanganes replied to a thread Any engravers here?? in General
    I don't think he'll be getting near any fine firearms with an engraving tool anytime soon. Not sure what he has in the way of artistic talent and...
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    08-07-2017, 06:36 AM
    alanganes replied to a thread Any engravers here?? in General
    Thanks, I'd seen that. It looks to be one of the go-to manuals out there. I'll have that on order this week. Thanks again, Al
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    08-06-2017, 02:54 PM
    That is one of those "why didn't I think of that" things that seems so obvious once you see it.
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    08-06-2017, 08:46 AM
    alanganes started a thread Any engravers here?? in General
    It seems to me we have a member or two around here that do some hand engraving, but I'm not 100% sure. One of my sons is sort of interested in...
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    08-05-2017, 05:03 PM
    alanganes replied to a thread Auto reverse mechanism in General
    Well, this jumped out at me when I image googled "mangle gears" to see what you meant by the use of the term "mangle" and while it does not use...
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    08-04-2017, 09:43 PM
    It's being worked on, I'm actually surprised that such things are not out already. The technology certainly exists and is pretty inexpensive. I've...
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    08-03-2017, 10:19 PM
    Years ago I worked for a short while at a place that sold and serviced restaurant kitchen equipment. They took a lot of stuff in trade and that stuff...
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    08-03-2017, 09:26 PM
    I picked this one up in the sidebar watching the one Dan originally posted. Military training film genre, but I think equally interesting to us...
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    07-31-2017, 09:33 PM
    alanganes replied to a thread Carbide gloat in General
    Wow, that is a really nice job benefit. Nobody would hire me to do work like that! Congratulations on the interesting new job and the nice collection...
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    07-30-2017, 08:30 AM
    I managed to get the old one reattached well enough to work for the moment, but it does need to be replaced as the fix is temporary at best. I ended...
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    07-28-2017, 03:36 PM
    For these particular lamps, that is NOT required. That's not true for all LED replacements from what I've read. But these can be installed with...
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    07-27-2017, 09:25 PM
    So just to revisit this a bit, I ordered two 6 packs of the 4-footers that Paul A. linked above. They arrived last week just in time for me to get...
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