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    Yesterday, 03:40 PM
    KJ1I replied to a thread Counter sink question in General
    For the countersink to work, especially a single flute, it has to be perpendicular to the hole. If you must do it by hand (and I think in your case...
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    Yesterday, 03:05 PM
    KJ1I replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    Thanks :( One more project for the list. ;)
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    Yesterday, 02:04 PM
    I don't TIG, but I do occasionally use filler rod with the torch. I tried to visualize how I actually hold the filler, but ended up going into the...
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    Yesterday, 01:55 PM
    KJ1I replied to a thread Counter sink question in General
    Single flute countersinks are usually used in softer materials (aluminum and brass). Soft steels use a 3 flute, 6 flute for harder/stainless. Speed...
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    Yesterday, 01:44 PM
    KJ1I replied to a thread Metal Selection in General
    Thank you! Just because the buying public is in love with it doesn't make it better. From my long ago venture into knife making (I never got...
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    Yesterday, 07:57 AM
    Low temp alloys also available here: http://www.rotometals.com/Low-Melting-Fusible-Alloys-s/21.htm If it is actually "low temperature lead", the...
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    07-22-2014, 10:21 PM
    KJ1I replied to a thread 4x6 Metal Bandsaw Mods in General
    Spent a couple of hours working in the shop this evening. While working on other tasks, I fired up the saw and started cutting stock to the required...
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    07-22-2014, 12:11 PM
    KJ1I started a thread OT: Tea Supplier in General
    Another totally off topic - I just finished a light lunch before heading back into the shop. I never developed a taste for coffee, though my...
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    07-22-2014, 11:15 AM
    KJ1I replied to a thread 4x6 Metal Bandsaw Mods in General
    Talk about an appropriate time to resurrect an old thread! Over the weekend, I finally got around to assembling my HF horizontal band saw. Checked...
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    07-20-2014, 10:16 PM
    Gaffers tap is used by the electricians and sound people on movie and theater sets. It's really sticky, but doesn't dry out so that it can be...
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    07-20-2014, 07:21 PM
    90 pound roofing felt (0.100 thick) gaffers tape (high tack, vinyl back)
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    07-19-2014, 08:13 PM
    KJ1I replied to a thread YouTube in General
    I was watching on my tablet and the browser is set to delete history on closing. I looked for it again, but couldn't even remember which of the...
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    07-19-2014, 09:56 AM
    KJ1I started a thread YouTube in General
    Last night, I spent some time perusing YouTube. I have only one thing to say -- Be afraid. Be very afraid. In one, I watched while the...
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    07-19-2014, 08:05 AM
    By the way, WELCOME to the forum! You'll find a lot of helpful guys here (and a couple of ladies as well), plus some good natured kidding. Spend...
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    07-18-2014, 09:31 PM
    http://www.cad2gcode.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/5980.pdf
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    07-18-2014, 06:57 PM
    KJ1I replied to a thread Laser Bore Sighters in Gunsmithing
    The cheap Chinese ones are cr*p. I know, I bought one. I also bought a quality unit (Site Line). It works great. And I only have to go out into...
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    07-17-2014, 07:02 PM
    Maury, I went to the Model Engine Maker forum but couldn't see any pictures. Do you have to be a member to see them? You could host the photos...
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    07-17-2014, 04:52 PM
    KJ1I replied to a thread Need help identifying tool in General
    Martin, First, welcome to the forum! Please be aware that a lot of good natured kidding goes on. I, too, think they look a lot like an...
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    07-17-2014, 04:40 PM
    Errol, Thanks for posting the dates. A couple sound of interest. Too bad I just (yesterday) blew this month's hobby budget on some tooling for...
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    07-15-2014, 11:40 PM
    KJ1I replied to a thread Bad Seized Hinges in General
    At the depot, the young soldier selected a billet and told the clerk to bill it. When he returned to his billet with the billet, he sent off a 50...
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    07-15-2014, 05:54 PM
    KJ1I replied to a thread Electrical wiring in General
    To recap: the ground wires need to all be on their own bus, which must to be connected to the subpanel housing. The neutral wires need to all be on...
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    07-14-2014, 09:41 PM
    KJ1I replied to a thread Electrical wiring in General
    +1 A point I often forget.
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    07-14-2014, 06:30 PM
    KJ1I replied to a thread Electrical wiring in General
    Per NEC 250.32, no ground rod is needed, but ground and neutral must be separated within the subpanel. Plus, local codes can override the NEC. ...
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    07-12-2014, 11:30 AM
    KJ1I started a thread SOT: Trig calculator in General
    Somewhat Off Topic: For a project I was (am) working on, I needed to calculate a number of angles based on the length of a part. I have a math...
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    07-11-2014, 09:58 PM
    Oh the memories. Back in the day, on summer vacation, I worked at The Swift and Co packing plant where my father worked. I was classified as...
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    07-10-2014, 05:34 PM
    With all the discussion on 2 cycle mixes - (I have 3: chain saw(2012), leaf blower(2005), and micro tiller (1998). All run on the recommended 40:1. ...
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    07-09-2014, 10:08 PM
    KJ1I replied to a thread ENCO Free shipping in General
    Duh on me. :(
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    07-09-2014, 06:32 PM
    KJ1I started a thread ENCO Free shipping in General
    Enco is again offering free shipping, but this time it is a little different. "All month long, No minimum, NO EXCLUSIONS. Free shipping applies...
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    07-09-2014, 08:45 AM
    KJ1I replied to a thread gloat? in General
    Might be a gloat, might not. Depends if it takes you 2 hours and $2 in parts or 2000 hours and $2000 in parts to get it running. So I'll say for...
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    07-07-2014, 04:48 PM
    Paul makes some excellent points. I should have expanded my comment and stated that I do exactly as he states: add the washed scrap to a cold pot. ...
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