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    08-16-2017, 12:39 PM
    RWO replied to a thread OT? Brass plating Caswell in General
    This might help: You can also start a new thread on that board about your question. Many commercial...
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    08-09-2017, 02:24 PM
    RWO replied to a thread 3 phase convertor options in General
    You can get a 3hp VFD that will run on 230v single-phase for about $350. It should run your lathe adequately as is since 3 hp is usually plenty for...
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    08-09-2017, 02:01 PM
    I have never used it, but they advertise a lot and it sounds like what you want : RWO
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    08-07-2017, 01:11 PM
    Don't need no stinkin jack-hammer, just a few friends with rhythm: RWO
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    07-28-2017, 01:20 PM
    VW is not going to sell diesels in the USA in the foreseeable future according to one of the auto websites I read last week. Probably just as...
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    07-25-2017, 01:02 PM
    If the bearing bores are warped or misaligned or otherwise screwed up, they can be easily fixed by boring them true but oversized and installing...
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    07-21-2017, 01:07 PM
    I used to be a hobby bread baker and experimented with sourdough. This recipe worked pretty well:...
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    07-16-2017, 12:45 PM
    RWO replied to a thread How To Prep Aluminum For Paint in General
    The best surface prep. is abrasive blasting with fresh Alox grit to give the surface some mechanical tooth. Then follow with an epoxy paint like...
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    07-11-2017, 01:27 PM
    In the old days, floats were made from cork. Might be easier to get the right buoyancy by adding or subtracting weight. Alcohol doesn't bother it...
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    07-08-2017, 12:33 PM
    My favorites: Surface grinder -Norton 5SG ( blue) They last far longer between dressings. Darex M5 drill sharpener: CBN on metal wheels. Never need...
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    07-06-2017, 01:38 PM
    RWO replied to a thread OT Browser Problems in General
    Win 10 has a built-in browser called Edge which I have been using for about 18 mo. Zero problems. RWO
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    07-03-2017, 01:14 PM
    Better get started. I can't imagine there is a market for such an adapter. I have never seen a female Jacobs taper in anything but a drill chuck....
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    07-02-2017, 11:17 AM
    RWO replied to a thread Hollow Forging ----- ? in General
    It's also a process used to make gun barrels. The hollow blank has a solid metal mandrel inserted into it and the hammer forging machine compresses...
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    06-30-2017, 01:04 PM
    The fuel jet has to upstream of the throttle valve. Otherwise you get full intake vacuum on the jet when trying to idle the engine. This will flood...
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    06-29-2017, 01:03 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Old 1989 Ford A/C Lines? in General
    How about these:,1989,f-250,7.5l+460cid+v8,1124301,heat+&+air+conditioning,a/c+refrigerant+hose,6900 RWO
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    06-29-2017, 12:55 PM
    +1 for Zenni. Used then for years with complete satisfaction. I saw a video of their production process somewhere recently and was amazed. RWO
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    06-29-2017, 12:40 PM
    If you really have hundreds of end mills, you really need a proper cabinet. One of these should do nicely:...
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    06-26-2017, 01:22 PM
    The commercial plastic guns are usually molded from glass-filled nylon. I have never tried to machine it, but I agree with tool guy that acetal is...
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    06-26-2017, 01:07 PM
    Any of you old enough to remember "Poly Packs"? Great stuff for the electronics hobbyist. RWO
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    06-21-2017, 02:48 PM
    Back when R12 was used in cars, the outer jacket of the hoses was usually perforated to keep them from ballooning. When the EPA got involved and...
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    06-18-2017, 01:06 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Cleaning A/C drain line? in General
    For attic mounted units, the water heater is usually nearby. Put a female garden hose connector on the condensate line vent pipe if you have one,( if...
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    06-13-2017, 02:40 PM
    1/2" OD mild steel tubing of the appropriate bore size will work fine for either caliber liner. Glue them together with Loctite 609. Thread the...
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    06-06-2017, 01:24 PM
    RWO replied to a thread toxic stainless in General
    All you chemophobes out there better get rid of your stainless cookware( you know, the good stuff) and by all means discard all those heirloom cast...
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    06-03-2017, 01:04 PM
    RWO replied to a thread albrecht keyless chuck stuck in General
    Rather than ruin it, send it to Albrecht. They can fix it properly. RWO
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    05-26-2017, 01:36 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Compact R8 drill chuck in General
    Albrecht makes a 1/2" chuck with various integral shanks. R8 is available. It's about as compact as that type chuck can get if R8 is required and...
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