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    Yesterday, 12:15 PM
    KJ1I replied to a thread Threading angle in General
    As briefly touched in one of the posts - not every lathe and compound is marked the same. While 29.5* is a common set angle on many lathes, it could...
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    Yesterday, 10:42 AM
    As to transporting it whole - most state's DOT have a max height regulation of 13 ft 6 in. You'd need a permit to exceed that or risk a ticket,...
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    Yesterday, 10:31 AM
    KJ1I replied to a thread 4x6 Metal Bandsaw Mods in General
    I buy bearings from VBX. Both from their website and via Amazon. I think they have an eBay store as well, but I'm not positive. Amazon Prime gets...
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    Yesterday, 09:50 AM
    KJ1I replied to a thread OT: Tea Supplier in General
    Both my wife and I enjoy Earl Grey. I usually get 250g of Upton's Extra Bergamot and 250g of Upton's Supreme Earl Grey (made with TGFOP Assam) and...
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    Yesterday, 08:55 AM
    KJ1I replied to a thread Woodruff keys in General
    The standard practice in ANSI B17.2-1967 (R2008) for Woodruff keys. And the ANSI standard measures the depth of the keyway from the side edge of the...
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    Yesterday, 08:19 AM
    You may be noticing a trend here. Please do two things if you are new to casting - be aware, be very aware, of safety. Molten metal in any form...
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    Yesterday, 08:00 AM
    Well, yes, 60/40 or 70/30 would work, but it is still preferred to use one of the various "low temp" metals (Cerrosafe, etc.). When using solder, or...
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    07-26-2014, 10:12 PM
    Since on one else mentioned it (without having to look elsewhere), the cutter used for threading has a tip angle of 60 degrees. The 29.5* (or 28 or...
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    07-26-2014, 09:54 PM
    KJ1I replied to a thread chucing tapered brass? in Gunsmithing
    I'd kind of combine both methods. Turn a mandril to snugly fit the case mouth and long enough to reach the case head. I'd turn a short stub to fit...
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    07-26-2014, 05:15 PM
    KJ1I replied to a thread 4x6 Metal Bandsaw Mods in General
    It's not double the price, I could buy FOUR HF saws for $600. So for a few dollars in parts and a few hours of my hobby time, I get a saw that...
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    07-26-2014, 12:28 PM
    KJ1I replied to a thread Woodruff keys in General
    Keith's reply made me think of one more possibility - is the mating slot cut to the correct depth? Remember, it takes two to tango.
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    07-26-2014, 12:22 PM
    KJ1I replied to a thread 4x6 Metal Bandsaw Mods in General
    I'm not sure if I need to replace my bearings (yet), but which bearings did you get? And I found a YouTube with the adjustable stop and its on my...
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    07-26-2014, 11:55 AM
    KJ1I replied to a thread Woodruff keys in General
    {emphasis added} Did you check the size of your keys against the ANSI Standard? You mentioned Machinery's Handbook. Table 8 on page 2478 (29th...
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    07-25-2014, 08:30 PM
    KJ1I replied to a thread Counter sink question in General
    Glad to hear you got the job done! Just remember, without pictures, it didn't happen. That's why I haven't completed any of my projects yet - some...
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    07-24-2014, 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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    07-24-2014, 03:05 PM
    KJ1I replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    Thanks :( One more project for the list. ;)
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    07-24-2014, 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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    07-24-2014, 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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    07-24-2014, 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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    07-24-2014, 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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