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    Today, 07:13 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Valentines day treasures in General
    Interesting to hear how early some of you Americans got calculators. My physics master (who knew pi to 100 decimal places and in the holidays was in...
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    Yesterday, 04:42 PM
    Baz replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Sounds old fashioned but a cold chisel would have been suitable for this sort of non precision job and got below the sand at least to start it off....
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    Yesterday, 03:48 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Valentines day treasures in General
    Interesting that one of the posts above implied he might not know how to use a slide rule. Hadn't occurred to me before but there must be a cut-off...
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    02-16-2019, 07:10 PM
    Our well locked down company laptops are still on W7 so don't know the idiosyncrasies of W10. What gets me is the lack of user testing of so many...
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    02-15-2019, 09:35 AM
    Baz replied to a thread Speaking of indicator crystals in General
    I had assumed you would be doming by heating and pressing over a former. I'd suggest trying a vacuum holding the sheet over a tube end and then...
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    02-15-2019, 08:59 AM
    Baz replied to a thread Milling Vise Size? in General
    Unless you are planning on making youtube videos, in which case an 8 inch Kurt is mandatory, you might be better off with two identical smaller...
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    02-14-2019, 06:31 PM
    I watch all videos with the sound off, just a quick burst if it is not obvious what is going on. Don't your computers have a mute button?
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    02-14-2019, 08:53 AM
    Isn't the rounding a side effect of the punch process. They are obviously repair pieces for brackets with oblong holes in them. Probably custom made...
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    02-14-2019, 08:36 AM
    2x3 is a standard paving slab size if you can find an old one not the new thin as we can possibly make them ones. Also you don't need it to cover the...
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    02-13-2019, 08:31 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Need help/advice please in General
    Before you spend money you need to check the taper in the mill quill. Bridgeports are usually R8. Then you need to identify the taper in the chuck...
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    02-12-2019, 07:25 PM
    It's the Naval definition, like it or lump it. Yachts are civilian toys so don't apply. If you want to nit pick about exceptions you are probably a...
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    02-11-2019, 02:59 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Grinder mod in General
    Seems a great idea, especially if you have a number of old chisels to restore. Does the geometry work such that the position of the veritas for the...
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    02-11-2019, 09:17 AM
    A ship has a mast, a boat doesn't. There is a similar problem in the air. Every now and then a Russian Bear long range reconnaissance aircraft...
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    02-10-2019, 02:55 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Smart phone apps in General
    What do I do with a terminal emulator program when my iphone doesn't even have an RS232 port? If I'd been allowed on the design team I'd have put a...
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    02-07-2019, 09:49 AM
    I think the small holes are not a functional part of the end use and they don't have any of the built in thickening or spot facing land you would...
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    02-07-2019, 09:22 AM
    Baz replied to a thread Shop Spring Cleaning in General
    or recycle them into something useful. I got real excited when my neighbour offered me his son's old weights thinking I'd got a few nice CI...
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    02-07-2019, 09:17 AM
    Baz replied to a thread Shop Spring Cleaning in General
    Looks like a nice bench except for those dinky little feet. Like a weightlifter wearing stilettos. I'd say the main thing is to make sure you are...
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    02-07-2019, 08:47 AM
    Does it do two at a time or somehow need two spindexes or was that just easier that making a tailstock? I guess the last as the cost would be...
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    02-05-2019, 08:14 PM
    The Banksy that the OP started with raises a couple of problems. The fact that is was capable of self destruction was never mentioned to the...
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    02-05-2019, 07:35 PM
    Baz replied to a thread New work bench for the garage in General
    Just did a quick check on those slides - in the uk 136 fro the 10 pair pack. That's typical of the mark-up we get crossing the pond. I wonder if...
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    02-05-2019, 09:15 AM
    Baz replied to a thread New work bench for the garage in General
    Interesting. I take it you are waiting for a nice plank to turn up to front the woodvice and keep sawdust out of the top drawers. I think the light...
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    02-04-2019, 07:47 PM
    'agree strongly' to use a marketing survey phrase. Anyway this thread has made me really curious who it was got ignored in the beginning, though I...
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    02-04-2019, 06:49 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Cleaning buffing wheels ??? in General
    I gave my last file card to a ballroom dancer friend. They use them to scuff the leather soles of their dance shoes to retain grip.
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    02-01-2019, 04:01 PM
    In my first job as an electronics engineer after graduation I was surprised that a miniscule number of the 1500 employees (development not...
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    01-25-2019, 01:18 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Handy Oily Rag Applicator in General
    Seriously? 9 minutes to stuff a rag in a can? And he's a woodworker so shouldn't be using oil anyway. Should be using a tin of beeswax and keeping...
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    01-25-2019, 10:56 AM
    The EU has brought in limits on domestic vacs I think because they were getting pointlessly powerful so the greenies complained about the energy...
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    01-24-2019, 09:46 AM
    That puts a heavy and annoying plug/socket near the tool that gets snagged on things......
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    01-24-2019, 09:34 AM
    Baz replied to a thread Atlas 12 vs Heavy 10 in General
    It's nice to have 2 lathes but nicer to have one really nice lathe. If you can afford to have both then you can afford to sell both and get a $2000...
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    01-23-2019, 06:11 PM
    Baz replied to a thread helix how to,,,,,,,,,, in General
    A/ You don't need sprockets or gears. The rotation is on one direction so just use wooden discs with a bit of wire wrapped round one a couple of...
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    01-23-2019, 05:54 PM
    Take the belt off the motor and try it. That will eliminate the thick oil question. It may be a capacitor that is in the circuit to provide soft...
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