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    06-11-2018, 01:31 PM
    If you don't have a local control box( start, stop, forward, reverse, speed pot) for your VFD mounted on the lathe headstock you are missing out on...
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    06-05-2018, 01:30 PM
    RWO replied to a thread New tool came today in General
    A cheap import boring head fitted with a dead center and the correct MT shank worked for me. RWO
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    05-31-2018, 02:43 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Surface Finish - Aluminum in General
    How about diamond plate?: https://www.metalsdepot.com/aluminum-products/aluminum-diamond-plate RWO
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    05-30-2018, 12:59 PM
    I think your memory is playing tricks on you due to your advanced age. I should know, I'm 74.:p RWO
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    05-29-2018, 01:23 PM
    The Delco Eye didn't indicate charge level or specific gravity, it indicated electrolye level. http://forums.aaca.org/topic/144834-the-delco-eye/ ...
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    05-28-2018, 01:21 PM
    RWO replied to a thread OT: Sprinkler controller build in General
    The relay is a 12V DC actuated relay that I'm using to turn on/off a 120VAC ~18W inductive load. The relay is rated for up to 10A 250v but since I'm...
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    05-27-2018, 02:49 PM
    RWO replied to a thread OT: Sprinkler controller build in General
    That is why water well pressure tanks have a rubber diaphragm to keep the water separate for the air. One the diaphragm fails, the tank becomes...
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    05-27-2018, 02:42 PM
    RWO replied to a thread OT: Sprinkler controller build in General
    What do you guys think would be good values for an RC snubber to protect the Relay contacts from back EMF when used to energize the 120VAC main water...
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    05-27-2018, 02:20 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Epoxying aluminum in General
    Oxidation is not the problem and you can't remove it anyway. Degrease and roughen up the two faces with very coarse abrasive paper just before you...
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    05-26-2018, 12:31 PM
    RWO replied to a thread E.A Wall carburetor in General
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/30CC-Elmer-Wall-4-cylinder-OHV-Mighty-Mite-gas-engine-instructions-on-CD-ROM/282962827432?hash=item41e1e618a8:g:4FAAAOxykUZTh...
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    05-24-2018, 01:57 PM
    RWO replied to a thread OT: Sprinkler controller build in General
    There is a good bit of argument amongst irrigation people about the master valve. While is does stop all flow when the system is off, it also water...
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    05-24-2018, 01:44 PM
    It is difficult to roll anything to .0005" with uniformity across very much width. That's why it costs more. Aluminum foil is rolled 2 sheets...
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    05-24-2018, 01:12 PM
    RWO replied to a thread New mill decisions in General
    This the correct move. 2 hp is more than enough for a home shop. Start saving for a DRO and you will have a good set-up. RWO
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    05-18-2018, 01:40 PM
    Not my experience at all. I rarely get 2 rings. Been using it for a couple of years and my carrier recommends it. RWO
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    05-15-2018, 01:22 PM
    Bi-metal blades work because the teeth are not affected by the brazing process. Hi carbon blades will have the teeth adjacent to the joint softened...
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    05-14-2018, 12:49 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Oxy-Acet Refurbish in Home Shop Welding
    A universal source for a completely non-toxic, non-corrosive, non-everything, easy to find bubble leak test liquid is kid's toy bubble solution found...
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    05-09-2018, 12:58 PM
    It seems to me that you should investigate 3M lapping film for use on a surface plate or other flat surface. There is a huge variety of grit sizes...
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    05-04-2018, 01:16 PM
    I recently had a 30 yr. old, 1.25 lb. Halon 1211 extinguisher hydro tested and refilled. It cost less than $50. I carry it in my PU truck console. ...
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    05-03-2018, 12:49 PM
    Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta started in 1526 in Italy. RWO
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    04-27-2018, 12:56 PM
    RWO replied to a thread CBN Grinding Wheels in General
    I have wheels just like that on my Darex drill grinder, which is just a bench grinder with accessories. Everything Lee Valley says is true. CBN...
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    04-22-2018, 01:10 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Where to source material in General
    If you are in the lower 48, Mcmaster.com is hard to beat. RWO
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    04-21-2018, 02:59 PM
    RWO replied to a thread thread measuring in General
    One wire works perfectly well and is much easier to do, so why do so many people want to use three?. See for the easy way:...
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    04-21-2018, 02:43 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Shipping suggestions please in General
    If you can crate it, check with a commercial machinery mover. It might not be as expensive as you would think, especially if you are flexible on the...
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    04-18-2018, 01:24 PM
    RWO replied to a thread OT stiriling engines in General
    You can get glass tube here: https://www.mcmaster.com/#glass-tubing/=1cgvfz3 I don't see the need to use such an unforgiving material. I made mine...
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    04-15-2018, 01:29 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Powdered Graphite 4 Jaw Lube ? in General
    My fav chuck lube is this: https://www.skygeek.com/molykote-g-n-metal-assembly-paste.html Does not gather dust and will not sling off when...
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    04-15-2018, 01:06 PM
    Why not this? https://www.amazon.com/air-compressor-oil/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aair%20compressor%20oil RWO
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    04-12-2018, 01:14 PM
    RWO replied to a thread Linseed oil, boiled over raw? in General
    Contrary to popular belief, linseed oil raw or boiled, wet or cured has little resistance to water vapor. Tung oil is far superior as a wood...
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    04-09-2018, 12:50 PM
    The piezo igniters don't work by squeezing the crystal. The finger pressure is compressing a hammer spring which then releases and drives the...
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    04-02-2018, 01:20 PM
    What you are seeing is fairly normal. I have never seen a perfectly straight barrel bore. I recently mounted a new Krieger 22 cal barrel blank in...
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