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    04-13-2015, 05:47 PM
    The one that looks like a handle could be a radius dresser for a grinding wheel.
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    04-09-2015, 10:42 AM
    Sid, Nice work. In reference to practicality, who cares? It was good exercise, craftsmanship, mechanical device, and a great display piece. It'll...
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    04-07-2015, 02:46 PM
    What is used for rings? A very close fit? Is it a constant blow by system with some compression loss engineered into it? Just curiosity on my part.
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    04-05-2015, 12:51 PM
    Speedy metals sell 1 1/2" O-1 for 2.55 per in. A 12" length for 26.10 Add shipping. You can buy by the inch. should get you to the...
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    04-01-2015, 03:32 PM
    I saw this being done while on a field trip in grade school. Don't even know where this was done as I was not aware of our destination. It was an old...
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    03-28-2015, 05:14 PM
    krutch replied to a thread layout problem in General
    What Tiers said. Myself, I would layout dye the .036" material, stand it up against an angle plate and use my height gage to find (scribe) the...
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    03-27-2015, 03:16 PM
    Thanks guys, I'll try both methods. I noticed, after posting the thread and the next day, that the zero buttons (all rubber type BTW) seem to be...
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    03-24-2015, 04:09 PM
    krutch replied to a thread Repairing a DRO in General
    I had a similar problem as the OP with a Newal DRO and had to replace the power pack. I did and it worked but I never was confident of the axis...
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    03-24-2015, 03:59 PM
    I have an Acu-Rite V300 that has developed a problem with responding to button pushing. The axis zero is achieved by pushing the particular button...
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    03-24-2015, 03:33 PM
    Boat anchor!
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    03-18-2015, 05:43 PM
    krutch replied to a thread Tough machine! in General
    Washer AND router! I was surprised it lasted that long. With a handful of shot it would be a fine shot peening tool. Or shrapnel flinger! Now I know...
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    03-03-2015, 05:25 PM
    krutch replied to a thread Sand in engine. in General
    A friend of mine many years ago dropped his bike on a sand road and it sucked sand down the throat killing it instantly. He lucked out because no...
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    03-03-2015, 05:01 PM
    krutch replied to a thread E-Clip insertion tool in General
    I suppose a tool made just for e-clips would be nice, but I never have had or used one. The clips may be difficult to install at times but with...
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    03-03-2015, 04:54 PM
    I read somewhere that an unpublished manuscript by the great Seuss has been found. And it includes some number of naked sisters in the story. Wonder...
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    03-03-2015, 04:46 PM
    krutch replied to a thread We've been screwed! in General
    OK, this particular dummy does not know what a Robertson screw is. And I didn't see the clutch drive mentioned. Learn me, people. Never mind, I...
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    02-22-2015, 11:53 AM
    krutch replied to a thread What is thisw mill? in General
    High Quality Tools may have parts which might fit that machine. They supply BP and clone parts for many different machines. Their phone is 216 944...
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    02-19-2015, 01:30 PM
    Just my opinion but Putin is flexing his muscles and showing the west has no balls. Hitler did the same kind of pushing and no one tried to oppose...
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    02-17-2015, 01:56 PM
    Imagination during set ups is what make the machining trade fascinating. Hours of set up for minutes of machining is not unusual. I once had some...
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    02-15-2015, 12:23 PM
    krutch replied to a thread OT Do you vaccine? in General
    I was told not to get the flu vaccine after getting an aftermarket liver. I am on immune suppressant drugs for the remainder of my life. I have...
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    02-12-2015, 02:05 PM
    krutch replied to a thread Rotary Broaching in General
    You may well be right there Doc. It has been a while since I did that job and I have yet to use the RB I have and so don't remember all the details...
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    02-10-2015, 02:01 PM
    krutch replied to a thread Cognitive ability in General
    The ability to be a useful peg in the wheel of life.
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    02-10-2015, 01:53 PM
    krutch replied to a thread Rotary Broaching in General
    When I used one at a place I once worked, I ran it at around 100 rpm cutting hex in steel. If you feel that is too slow after you have tried a few...
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    02-05-2015, 01:50 PM
    Yeah, I love 4x4s'. What most people don't seem to know is they get stuck too. I had a 80 F150 with a snow plow and it got stuck too often. The plow...
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mentally confused & prone to wandering
somewhere in downstate chicago-tax-us-to-death
Harleys Watching the girls, from a safe distance of course. Fixing stuff.
Self-unemployed machinist, not quite retired.



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