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    Yesterday, 02:39 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread What did you eat today? in General
    But it could be used to make Poffertjes!
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    05-17-2019, 12:58 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread What did you eat today? in General
    Guilty as charged. Grandparents were dutch immigrants on both sides, and my wife's parents as well.
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    05-17-2019, 12:05 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread What did you eat today? in General
    Next time try making some Stamppot Boerenkool with your potatoes and kale. Probably much, much better tasting than your creation. Add some smoked...
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    05-16-2019, 06:49 AM
    Non-Newtonian fluid of some sort?
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    05-15-2019, 12:29 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread What did you eat today? in General
    Waste of a kitchen for what you're posting here. Be better to just put a toaster oven in your office.
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    05-14-2019, 12:33 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Started cleaning my bearings last night, no real success. I could get some of the surface grease off, but after a couple hours anything deeper still...
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    05-10-2019, 09:11 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Thanks guys, I'll be sure to give that a try first.
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    05-10-2019, 05:29 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Managed to pull the bearings from my Ames headstock this afternoon. I was waffling back and forth on whether to pull them, and had been advised to be...
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    05-08-2019, 07:36 AM
    Tom S replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    If only it was that easy fellows....
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    05-07-2019, 10:10 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I made a zero-based budget. Over the couple of years I have been working on improving my financial knowledge and improving my financial situation....
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    04-30-2019, 09:59 PM
    I'd be worried about the suction loss you would see with all the bends and reductions in that design. The reduction in pipe size as you move away...
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    04-27-2019, 07:34 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread What did you eat today? in General
    Reverse sear for the win! Especially on a charcoal kettle - one side with low indirect heat to slowly bring up the internal temp, the opposite side...
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    04-20-2019, 10:38 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    That sounds like an Ames of Chicopee. The one I am working on is a BC Ames No. 3. Very similar names, but different companies.
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    04-19-2019, 04:56 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I've been working for the past couple weeks on getting that Ames lathe I bought cleaned up and ready for paint. So far I've disassembled,...
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    04-15-2019, 10:15 AM
    Sounds like some members of the PRC are much, much, much more equal than others.....
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    04-14-2019, 08:51 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Accountants running the company? Costs money to redesign, plus it might cut into the parts sales. Never mind the fact that it's the kind of nonsense...
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    04-12-2019, 04:54 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    Right, but this includes areas of the bed that would not be ground. You can see it to the left and right of the nameplate in my picture, this area...
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    04-12-2019, 03:59 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    Decided to give the bed and tailstock a coat of paint while I have everything in pieces. Stipped the bed this afternoon. I was hoping to find...
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    04-11-2019, 03:58 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread OT- Cleaning Evaporator Coil in General
    Not your BBQ grade stuff. You need to look for R290, then you would have to check if your valves and coils are sized to use it efficiently. Please...
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    04-11-2019, 03:18 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread OT- Cleaning Evaporator Coil in General
    R-12 was phased out around '96 if I remember correctly. Hope that it never leaks and needs a recharge, R-12 is hard to find and expensive.
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    04-11-2019, 03:12 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread OT- Cleaning Evaporator Coil in General
    Evaporator fins are made from Aluminum sheet, not galvanized steel sheet. Have been for many years. Some manufactures have moved over completely to...
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    04-10-2019, 12:07 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    Alright, going to throw one more wrench into the works here. I took a look again, and it appears to me that the threaded spindle has no register -...
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    04-08-2019, 09:27 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    Alright, measured up the spindle nose thread this evening, looks to be 2 1/4-6. From a quick google search I think that was the threading for a SB...
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    04-08-2019, 09:02 PM
    I'm going to throw a plug out there for a company called Decal Connection. They've got a great reputation among builders of fishing rods, and are...
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    04-04-2019, 10:07 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    Thanks for the notes about spindle height. I'm 6'3, so bringing it up to a good height will save my back in the end. The bench it came with looks...
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    04-02-2019, 10:08 AM
    Tom S replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    You know what? I had the exact same thought and then promptly forgot to measure them. I'll check when I'm able to.
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    04-01-2019, 10:08 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    I think we're talking about the same thing. The cross slide has a shoe that keys into a slot in the bottom of it, and the shoe should register...
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    04-01-2019, 09:18 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    Ok, picked it up tonight and started to clean it up. Can't find the serial number on the bed yet. It's been repainted at some point, I think it...
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    03-31-2019, 09:50 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    That's a good tip with the screwdrivers, I've got one set aside to properly hollow grind for this lathe. Looking forward to getting it moved in...
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    03-30-2019, 10:11 AM
    Tom S replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    Well, I found a nice bench lathe locally and after taking a look yesterday decided to move ahead with it. It's an Ames No. 3, comes with the original...
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