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    Yesterday, 06:53 PM
    I didn't catch whether this is a flat belt drive or v belt on v pulleys. If the latter the effective dia is not the outer nor the inner but some way...
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    07-14-2019, 06:16 PM
    I was becoming impressed until I saw you are just a kid. I used to wonder about 'old' folk, my mother, seeming to have difficulty with bending,...
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    07-14-2019, 05:12 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Getting ready for the big move in General
    map for when the GPS suddenly dies or you find the coordinates lead you to the wrong side of a 6 lane highway. Sandwiches. Champagne (to be left at...
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    07-13-2019, 06:37 PM
    Baz replied to a thread The Color Red - Outdoors in General
    You dismissed ruby but what about glass? Check if there are some old stained glass church windows that include red, modern stained glass tends to be...
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    07-10-2019, 05:03 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Why 68 Deg. for inspection in General
    Don't know about the mechanical dimensions but I have specified loads of electrical equipment at a reference temperature of 25C. We used this on the...
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    07-10-2019, 12:22 PM
    Baz replied to a thread OT- Plastic Question in General
    Not sure about the USA but in the UK milk comes in HDPE No 2 plastic bottles of a non-transparent colour which is good for years storing oil, brick...
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    07-07-2019, 04:35 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Comfort Tools, not really OT in General
    Ah yes, my B&D drill bought about 50 years ago and in almost weekly use for the last 30 with a wire cup brush in place of chuck with low overhang...
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    07-06-2019, 07:27 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Comfort Tools, not really OT in General
    I used to think something 30 years old was old. As we age our possessions age with us without us realising. So now I have things and sometimes I...
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    07-03-2019, 08:10 AM
    Baz replied to a thread Shop Towels or Rags ? in General
    One day at the track I took over driving a loco and the controls were hot so I called out for a rag. Someone handed me what he was using to clean...
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    07-02-2019, 05:57 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Shop Towels or Rags ? in General
    At least two grades of loo roll, kitchen towel roll, commercial paper towels, unused paper napkins from the church tea as they get chucked not put...
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    07-02-2019, 08:46 AM
    Baz replied to a thread Storage Idea in General
    For a moment in post 11 it seemed Jerry was talking about the system I've seen in rural Australia of 25kv single wire, I mean single wire no return...
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    06-30-2019, 03:02 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Paypal is making me CRAZY in General
    Short code message is probably just the latest politically correct name for text messages like the way your side of the pond changes the description...
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    06-30-2019, 02:42 PM
    Baz replied to a thread A useful painting tool in General
    Is this blue cloth not paper you are using? I've not seen that in the uk for a couple of decades. We used to get the box of blue rags which was the...
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    06-27-2019, 06:24 PM
    Trailer? my Ford Fiesta doesn't have any provision at all.
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    06-27-2019, 08:52 AM
    Baz replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    1/ How about a couple of spanner flats filed on the rod. 2/ Temporary sticking out bit welded on so it holds in the wood vice without turning. 3/...
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    06-26-2019, 06:39 PM
    Some time after I passed 40 years on the planet and was working in a very open plan 'office' with a lab area at one end I discovered that early in...
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    06-23-2019, 05:51 PM
    If that cross bracing is steel you definitely need to wrap it as the wind movement will fret the tarp in no time. You 24x60 shed is significantly...
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    06-18-2019, 05:17 PM
    It is easy to get carried away with fancy systems. Air bearings and universal tool rests are the QCTP of the grinder world. Nice to have but they...
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    06-17-2019, 05:52 PM
    Have you noticed, fallen for, the requests from Yahoo, Facebook, ebay etc to provide your phone number "to protect your account". Register for a new...
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    06-17-2019, 05:34 PM
    We didn't touch old fashioned gas or tig etc and went straight to neutron beam welding......
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    06-16-2019, 06:30 PM
    Sorry to be sceptical but it lets you balance a few 3 in lumps of metal on a 1 in shelf like 3 inch planks of wood haven't been invented yet?
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    06-14-2019, 08:35 AM
    Baz replied to a thread Been to an auction today in General
    Is the horizon that flat in all directions? Even my front lawn has a bigger slope.
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    06-13-2019, 06:47 PM
    The ones I have a problem with are the bits of 3/4 in lead pipe in a blind hole in the granite wall with a residual rusted off iron spike as remains...
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    06-12-2019, 05:00 AM
    Baz replied to a thread Large End Mill for Bridgeport in General
    I remember 625 is the speed for 5/8 (that's .625 inch) :)
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    06-08-2019, 07:21 PM
    Baz replied to a thread mixing concrete in General
    Since the items are really small you can improvise a vibrating table by putting the base on top of your petrol lawnmower. :o The fibres available to...
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    06-08-2019, 06:57 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Keeping Brass Clean? in General
    Does the whole piece need to be electrical contact? perhaps you could plate only the contact area using a resist to make a decorative or at least...
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    06-07-2019, 01:04 PM
    In the uk the cable co is rolling out modem based phones instead of twisted pair. It is assumed that if your modem or cable dies you have a mobile...
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    06-05-2019, 07:37 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Math. I love numbers :) in General
    At school I got on ok with maths and disliked latin. In 40 years as an engineer I have rarely used more complicated maths than I knew at 12 years old...
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    06-05-2019, 05:58 PM
    Baz replied to a thread O/T: Ebay and its subs. in General
    In the UK, before Internet, apart from local newspapers which wouldn't know what a lathe was there was "Exchange & Mart" weekly, 90% cars, with a...
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    06-05-2019, 05:45 PM
    You lost me on this bit Bob. Some other combinations listed by Cleeve were mentioned. Can someone say what they are please? I think that taking a...
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