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    01-17-2019, 03:48 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread Polishing plastics in General
    I use Mother's Plastic Polish for that sort of thing. It actually polishes, unlike toothpaste or other home remedies. Find it at your local auto...
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    01-09-2019, 08:27 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread Cheap DRO in General
    Looks like you got the same manual I did. :) Are you putting this on a lathe? I'd like to put one on my lathe too, the same model I used on the...
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    01-02-2019, 08:42 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread Cheap DRO in General
    I considered going with DRO Pros for mine, but came to the conclusion that the cheaper chinese version I bought on Amazon seems to be the same thing...
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    12-21-2018, 01:13 PM
    You bought a Sony didn't you? ;) I've always hated that about Sony car stereos, lots of unnecessary beeps, flashing, etc. I think there's a way to...
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    12-20-2018, 07:44 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread Key steel selection. in General
    I'd want to keep the keys slightly softer and weaker than the key seats. Not much point in using a high strength hardened key if it's just going to...
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    12-20-2018, 07:42 PM
    Do you make landjeager too? One of my favorite fermented foods, when they're done right. (tip - go easy on the dill, or leave it out completely, it...
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    12-20-2018, 01:22 PM
    I'd skip that one based on the reviews, it sounds like junk. I recently bought this one though, and am very impressed with the sound:...
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    12-18-2018, 09:25 PM
    Many of the other solvents commonly used for cleaning/degreasing ignite just as easily as gasoline. Respect for all of those things is good,...
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    12-18-2018, 05:57 PM
    yep, that's the kind of outside the box thinking that can keep an old car running for a long time. Similar to changing a tank mounted fuel pump;...
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    12-18-2018, 01:06 PM
    You do know the accelerator pump only squirts fuel while the butterflys are opening, right? It's just one small squirt into an area that already...
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    12-17-2018, 02:31 PM
    ;) A good friend of mine did that with his drag car motor, a 454 Chevy. Working too late at night and left the shop rag in the intake when he...
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    12-14-2018, 06:21 PM
    I've always considered that style a light duty tool at best, because it's an inherent weakness in the design that the clamping load at the knurls is...
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    12-13-2018, 03:21 PM
    I have not. It appears to be needlessly complex compared to a simple knurling tool, both in design and use. I think you'd be a lot better off to make...
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    12-12-2018, 05:03 PM
    FYI - a light machine oil called CorrosionX comes in a bottle like that, with an even more sharply pointed cap. That bottle works well for getting...
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    12-11-2018, 05:47 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread the nevada triangle in General
    Pretty sure he meant there's not much population there. Of the human kind that results in lots of air traffic. But you probably knew that too......
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    12-11-2018, 05:42 PM
    That is pretty fascinating.
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    12-10-2018, 01:16 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread An idea and a warning in General
    Thanks QSIMDO! I may have to try those myself.
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    12-07-2018, 09:03 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread An idea and a warning in General
    Is Banggood selling an ER40 collet block, or 5C? I have the 5C block set and at one time was wishing for an ERxx collet block set but ArcEuro was...
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    12-05-2018, 01:27 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread H&G Sprue Holes in Gunsmithing
    Do yours have that stepped taper? Mine look like they were done with a countersink that had the nose stepped down in a grinder. The sprue holes...
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    12-03-2018, 12:41 PM
    It's cause they're down under. Right? :)
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    11-28-2018, 05:27 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread Care of hand files in General
    Since this old thread is about maintaining files, I'm surprised not to see the single most important tip about keeping a file sharp - don't rub it...
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    11-27-2018, 06:11 PM
    Fair enough. It's possible I'm low on patience for those who continually offer advice on things they know nothing about. Sorry for the distraction. ...
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    11-27-2018, 04:07 PM
    "In my mind"? LOL We sure appreciate your contributions on all these things you know so much about.
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    11-26-2018, 06:45 PM
    The part I was referring to was highlighted in bold, go back and look. Please share more of your fascinating expertise on high performance cars.
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    11-26-2018, 03:47 PM
    Sounds like you're super knowledgeable about high performance cars. Please tell us more.
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    11-15-2018, 05:22 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread Black oxide experiment in General
    Much simpler to just recognize that it's a 100:1 ratio instead of some odd numbers that don't matter.
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    11-15-2018, 05:20 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread Black oxide experiment in General
    I use the solution from Allegheny Arsenal. It's a concentrate that you mix with distilled water. They also sell a degreaser and oil in a kit, but I...
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    11-15-2018, 05:09 PM
    I like the idea. I think I'll make one for myself that is similar, except make the arm on the ball end longer for leverage, and keep the spinning...
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    11-15-2018, 12:52 PM
    Yondering replied to a thread Black oxide experiment in General
    I don't know about phosphorous parkerizing, but manganese parkerizing solution is definitely not single use by any means, and is very easy to do at...
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    11-14-2018, 01:05 PM
    If you cut that speed in half and use sharp HSS drills, you shouldn't have any trouble drilling that alloy. Just remember that titanium builds up a...
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