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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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    06-04-2019, 06:53 PM
    Is the USA understanding that an Intern is an unpaid graduate as in UK? Some of the previous posts have mentioned school kids, undergraduates, and...
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    06-01-2019, 06:14 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Little Free Libraries in General
    Free public libraries are fine for people who live in town. Villages - not so much. When I first moved to the city I was lucky enough to be 5 minutes...
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    05-31-2019, 05:43 AM
    Baz replied to a thread Making Colchester lathes in General
    This is a home shop level process for making sand cores you can see on some youtube videos. Sodium silicate ('waterglass' oldtime kitchen product...
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    05-30-2019, 08:25 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Door Lock in General
    How about going BIG. Like a lock designed for a castle with a key weighing 2lb. Or a strange one where the mechanism is at the end of a long long...
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    05-28-2019, 07:22 AM
    Things change as 'civilisation' reaches out. Some years ago I heard a documentary about the Donner Party. A few months later I found myself on...
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    05-23-2019, 08:45 AM
    Baz replied to a thread Is Blacksmith Stuff OT? in General
    Hardly few and far, one in my village, one in the next, passed signs for two on the way to work. First two genuine ones who are also farriers and two...
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    05-22-2019, 09:25 AM
    +1 I'm really disappointed when someone gets pushed out of a club. I didn't find any of his posts offensive or rude that I can remember. I've found...
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    05-21-2019, 08:33 AM
    Baz replied to a thread Ebay English Wheel in General
    The magazine design I mentioned above was August 2014 - how time flies. It only used a 2in square frame for about 20 in throat.
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    05-20-2019, 04:50 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Ebay English Wheel in General
    there was a design for one in Engineering in Miniature two or three years ago that could convert to swager and plannisher. I think it was based on...
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    05-19-2019, 05:51 PM
    Not today..........keep an eye o the list of donors to your Senator's next election fund.
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    05-19-2019, 05:43 PM
    They've been advertised all over the place for decades. The people making wall paper strippers had to find another use, or perhaps the steam cleaner...
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    05-18-2019, 05:14 PM
    Baz replied to a thread What did you eat today? in General
    Never heard of these Ebelskiver things before but thanks for giving me an idea for my sister's birthday presents.
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    05-17-2019, 07:03 AM
    Baz replied to a thread What did you eat today? in General
    lunch will be 2 extra sausages I BBQ'd yesterday and managed to stop myself from eating, plus owing to the picture above reminding me a 2 day old...
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    05-17-2019, 06:33 AM
    Yesterday primed a bit of new facia but it didn't go off in time for undercoat. Today it's raining. Drat. While taking it down I dropped a countess...
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    05-16-2019, 06:59 PM
    It used not to be time related but now with interstitial adverts that might have changed. I recall a figure of 1KGBP per million views being...
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    05-16-2019, 06:24 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Weigh Mill Head in General
    I think there will be some backlash in the downfeed screw so as you lower the head the handle will have a little loose point as you go from tension...
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