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    Yesterday, 08:35 AM
    vpt replied to a thread weldingweb forum? in Home Shop Welding
    Russia did it.
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    Yesterday, 08:31 AM
    vpt replied to a thread Brian does Ridders flame eater in General
    How about a phenolic piston? Has everything needed t be a piston and machinable. https://www.nationwideplastics.net/plastics/phenolic/
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    02-21-2018, 12:50 AM
    vpt replied to a thread Pipe thread tapping depth? in General
    I always stop about half way, test fit, go a bit further, test, repeat. Always seems to be quite far up on the tap. I have ran into different...
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    02-20-2018, 10:28 AM
    vpt replied to a thread OT: Skill Saw in General
    Clumsy bastard.
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    02-20-2018, 10:21 AM
    vpt replied to a thread Brian does Ridders flame eater in General
    Guess I should pay more attention, its been on every rendering and blueprint posted. :rolleyes: Besides following the plans is there a reason not...
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    02-20-2018, 08:28 AM
    vpt replied to a thread Brian does Ridders flame eater in General
    Is that divot in the flywheel for balancing?
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    02-20-2018, 08:20 AM
    Also the trailers with air bags, if one blows the trailer drops to the ground? Or one blows while you are trying to lift something, trailer is inop....
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    02-19-2018, 08:08 AM
    vpt replied to a thread Hydroforming In The Home Shop in General
    That was kind of reverse though. Actually you give me an idea! Can rubber balls be crammed into a tank and then squeezed to take dents out? Hmmmm
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    02-18-2018, 08:08 PM
    vpt replied to a thread Hydroforming In The Home Shop in General
    Thats pretty cool! Thanks for sharing this! Hopefully I can remember this when I need it.
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    02-18-2018, 07:50 PM
    vpt replied to a thread Brian does Ridders flame eater in General
    Plunging stainless with a cutoff tool isn't fun. More curiosity, did you use HSS or a carbide? Sorry for all the questions all the time. I love...
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    02-18-2018, 10:16 AM
    vpt replied to a thread Mill spindle bearing oil wick in General
    Thanks for the info! I have the feeling it will always bother me if I don't just tear down the head and set the wick just right. I guess to it...
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    02-18-2018, 10:11 AM
    vpt replied to a thread Mill spindle bearing oil wick in General
    Looking at oilers, I always wanted one of those push oilers. Reading last night guys talk about the expensive purpose built pump oilers much like a...
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    02-18-2018, 10:05 AM
    vpt replied to a thread Brian does Ridders flame eater in General
    Is there a reason the cylinder has to be stainless or is it just what the plans call for? From the videos I remember seeing heat seams to be the...
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    02-17-2018, 11:55 AM
    vpt replied to a thread Mill spindle bearing oil wick in General
    Previous owner (Pugs on here) installed them along with the vfd so the motor has good air flow even when ran at low rpm's.
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    02-17-2018, 11:02 AM
    vpt replied to a thread Mill spindle bearing oil wick in General
    It is a bit confusing. I personally haven't pumped any grease into the machine yet because I know if it is wrong it can gum up the works. I haven't...
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    02-16-2018, 09:27 PM
    vpt replied to a thread Mill spindle bearing oil wick in General
    Just looking at the casting I can see the grease fitting is at or right near the top of the back gear. Then the ball oiler on the side of the head is...
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    02-16-2018, 07:45 PM
    vpt replied to a thread Mill spindle bearing oil wick in General
    I have the oil and grease chart for my Lagun, it calls for grease for the bull gear/back gear and to be pumped in while engaged and running. It is...
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    02-16-2018, 06:16 PM
    vpt replied to a thread Mill spindle bearing oil wick in General
    Do the back gears need routine greasing even if never used? Thats another one that bothers me. I remember trying to see down the hole, but...
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    02-16-2018, 10:28 AM
    So quite some time ago I accidentally pulled the bearing oil cup with wick out of my Lagun head. The oil cup was plastic and cracked so I made up a...
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    02-16-2018, 08:14 AM
    Same here and I DO have AC in the shop! :D
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    02-15-2018, 08:35 PM
    vpt replied to a thread Brian does Ridders flame eater in General
    These engines have always interested me and is one I would like to build myself some day. Does running a cleaner fuel help with the soot? A video...
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    02-15-2018, 08:30 PM
    I am useless when it gets above 75
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    02-14-2018, 08:39 PM
    vpt replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Bored some holes in 2.5" .125 square tubes with the lagun to press in some roller bearing deals. I went a little over size on the first hole so it...
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    02-14-2018, 10:24 AM
    That is pretty low! Not sure how long ago (only feels like a year) they were around $35-50 per bulb. If I can hold out for another year they should...
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    02-14-2018, 09:58 AM
    Yes that .9 of a year is laughable! I am not sure the two bulbs I replaced even made the .9 of a year. All while I believe Edison's first light bulb...
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    02-13-2018, 07:40 PM
    vpt replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    They were all here when I moved in. :D
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    02-13-2018, 07:26 PM
    Changing some light bulbs that burnt out in the wife's bathroom. Not what I expected when I dropped one and it broke.
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    02-13-2018, 10:07 AM
    vpt replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Just a quick street sign bracket.
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    02-12-2018, 10:12 AM
    vpt replied to a thread Moving on up, to the east side in General
    You gotta set it up differently. Tell them there may be some money left somewhere to be found and likewise the mill/lathe could be left somewhere to...
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    02-10-2018, 10:08 AM
    vpt replied to a thread Plasma cutter? in General
    My hypertherm has been in the shop three times. But it works again for now and cuts metal most of the time. Luckily everything has been under...
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