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    08-18-2018, 11:35 PM
    Bought a 7mm borescope with 15’ of cord to see inside 10’ long 8mm membrane tubes. $12 with free shipping on Ebay. Worked great even under water and...
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    08-17-2018, 03:01 PM
    garyhlucas replied to a thread 4 jaw chuck in General
    Then you have to consider whether the part you are indicating in is actually round! If it isn’t that will drive you nucking futs.
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    08-14-2018, 09:27 PM
    Hydrogen is NOT a fuel! It is an energy storage method, just like a battery is not a fuel. Fuels already have energy in them that can be released....
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    08-10-2018, 12:48 PM
    I’m not a city person but go to NYC occasionally. The bubble show was absolutely amazing. Worked in Seattle and heard someone disparaging the subway....
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    08-10-2018, 12:33 PM
    garyhlucas replied to a thread Variac in General
    Paul, Are you sure about your Variac power explanation? Because it is a transformer not a chopper drive. So as it reduces the voltage it be able to...
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    08-08-2018, 10:43 PM
    You guys are just playing. I’ve done this on 10” sch80 pipe and we aren’t talking a couple of bucks worth of pipe saved! Closer to several hundred...
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    08-07-2018, 07:29 PM
    garyhlucas replied to a thread Mill Vise Accuracy in General
    I took a chance on a Kurt D8 on Ebay completely disassembled. Parts didn't look bad in the pictures, couldn't see anything missing. 185 lbs of vise...
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    08-06-2018, 12:48 PM
    garyhlucas replied to a thread Speaking of rotors... in General
    Explosive welding is one way. They use strips cut from sheets explosive welded on Navy ships so an aluminum super structure can be welded to a steel...
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    08-05-2018, 10:57 AM
    You still need the center pulley as when one driven pulley is engaged the other is powered in the opposite direction. You need the center pulley to...
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    08-03-2018, 01:24 PM
    My dad’s garage had a second level. The walk up stairs had a pivot at the top and a large concrete counterweight along the wall behind the oil fired...
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    08-02-2018, 11:27 PM
    Brian, I think you have it wrong. The belt does not change direction and the idler is to allow the driven side to slow down to a stop before the...
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    07-30-2018, 01:58 PM
    I suspect this is a WAY more complicated issue than simply measuring pressure. I think that the size and shape of the measuring point has way more...
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    07-27-2018, 01:38 PM
    It would nice if you could get the click style chucks with carbide jaw inserts like Dewalt supplies on their heavy duty 1/2” battery drills. I have...
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    07-27-2018, 01:33 PM
    Id try Nylatron, MDS filled Nylon. It is used for the slide pads on nearly all telescopic cranes and is also cast to make the large pulleys at the...
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    07-24-2018, 07:51 AM
    The motor is good because it runs. Single phase motors have no definite direction. The capacitor provides phase shift that sets a direction. Setting...
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    07-18-2018, 09:43 PM
    I have been hacking up a sensor system based on an Arduino and it has been kicking my ass on the programming end as I have never used an Arduino or...
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    07-18-2018, 09:29 PM
    A small caution. If the motor you got was rated for one direction it may have the brush rigging slightly rotated for optimum performance in one...
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    07-15-2018, 05:13 PM
    garyhlucas replied to a thread Drag knife experience? in General
    My design allows the blade to slide in the holder to change the offset but I need a starting point. 3mm sounds like a lot. I hope someone else...
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    07-15-2018, 12:11 PM
    garyhlucas replied to a thread Drag knife experience? in General
    I modeled up a drag knife in SolidWorks. It only has one machined part of low tolerance. The rest of the parts are purchased at low cost. Blade is an...
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    07-14-2018, 09:17 PM
    I used to drill vibratory plow blades for a friend on an Arboga geared head drill press with power feed. 1-1/4” hole through 1-1/2” abrasion...
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    07-13-2018, 01:34 PM
    garyhlucas replied to a thread Turn to scrap, OUCH !! in General
    The material used for crane pulleys is Nylatron, Molybdenum Disulfide filled Nylon. It is cast to size not extruded like many other materials.
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    07-08-2018, 10:09 AM
    garyhlucas replied to a thread Cast iron plate in General
    I bought a 24” square one at the junk yard for $98. It was hand scraped and once I got the crud and light rust off it was surprisingly flat. Setting...
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    07-08-2018, 09:58 AM
    garyhlucas replied to a thread look at this in General
    Must not have a vertical bandsaw because a lot of machining time could be eliminated by sawing out the shape. Might have reduced how much metal was...
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    07-07-2018, 11:24 AM
    While some stainless steels are magnetic they are weakly so. Compare a carbon steel target to the barrel. Stainless will be much less attracted to...
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    07-04-2018, 12:23 PM
    You are correct about the wire size and this is a very expensive way to get the power. One possibility if you can find a pair of 120/240x480 volt...
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    07-02-2018, 10:08 PM
    Something else that no one has brought up yet. I design machines using SolidWorks and McMaster has become just about the best source for 3d models of...
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    07-02-2018, 09:54 PM
    My grandson and I saw a turtle crossing the road last week and trying to be funny he said “so why did the turtle cross the road?” The first thing I...
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    06-29-2018, 02:38 PM
    I think that McMaster keeps to their business plan and being in a race to the bottom as an OEM supplier of huge quantities is not part of it. The...
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    06-28-2018, 08:17 PM
    Amazing that a company over 100 years old made such a smooth transition to the internet when so many others have done such a poor job. Anybody...
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    06-28-2018, 07:09 PM
    Yeah I am a bit spoiled. Nice little industrial hardware store just down the street. Has pretty much everything and when I call an order in its...
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