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    Yesterday, 08:03 PM
    I had Draftsight on another computer and found it ok though less capable than a version of Turbocad given away as a free CD with PCWorld back in '99....
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    03-20-2019, 08:58 PM
    Baz replied to a thread I need to get a metric tatooo in General
    When they should be per pint, right?
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    03-10-2019, 04:19 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Axe factory in Maine 1964 in General
    So is that building still there to see in streetview? I guess that the lineshaft was originally water powered but I don't see an obvious building...
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    03-07-2019, 06:52 PM
    All home made but by an engineer who was trying hard with bits and no budget. Things like the screw cutting dial show he knew what he was doing...
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    03-02-2019, 06:49 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Anchoring portable generator in General
    To void the angle grinder attack make the attach point in the bottom middle in a box so you just drop it down on it and it clicks shut. The 'key'...
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    03-02-2019, 04:23 AM
    The headstock photos are a dead giveaway. It is a version of the Grizzly G9249, Warco BH600, Chester Craftsman all sold around the world for 30 years...
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    02-28-2019, 01:22 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Screw and Glue, or just Screw in General
    A brittle epoxy alone on bendy metal will be prone to a crack suddenly letting the whole thing go. Fixings alone in a vibrating or repeatedly varying...
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    02-28-2019, 01:12 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Brass versus Aluminum in General
    Aluminium wasn't discovered until 1825 and not readily available for a hundred years after that. For many things Al will do but brass is harder,...
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    02-26-2019, 08:21 AM
    Baz replied to a thread Strip Door Curtains?? in General
    Yes, just use old curtains. There is always someone throwing out old curtains. Find a high street shop that makes curtains and ask them if they fit...
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    02-24-2019, 04:51 PM
    The bend is there to hold onto the wool fibres. File cards are made from the carding used for sorting out sheep's wool prior to spinning. Some...
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    02-23-2019, 07:38 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Shop heater help needed in General
    Back on topic. How high is the room? You could still store stuff up there if you just hung the cable reels downwards or at least put the nails in...
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    02-23-2019, 06:54 PM
    Interesting to see your price quotes. At last something in the UK is actually cheaper than in the USA. I think a full cable bundle tv,net,landline is...
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    02-19-2019, 06:01 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Valentines day treasures in General
    When the EMP bomb goes off, is there an easy way of engraving a log scale?
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    02-19-2019, 05:58 PM
    Baz replied to a thread File Organization & Storage? in General
    Befriend an electrical contractor and/or scavenge skips for bits of plastic conduit, pipe etc. Or roll up stiffer paper into tubes 6-8 inches long....
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    02-18-2019, 06:13 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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    02-17-2019, 03:42 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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    02-17-2019, 02:48 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, 06:10 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, 08:35 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, 07:59 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, 05:31 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, 07:53 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, 07:36 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, 07:31 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, 06:25 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, 01:59 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, 08:17 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, 01:55 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, 08:49 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, 08:22 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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