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    Today, 09:13 AM
    I bought my Taig CNC mill from Soigeneris and would do so again. I'd recommend getting the Ethernet Smoothstepper, though, as the USB one seems to...
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    09-19-2018, 02:49 AM
    Puckdropper replied to a thread Shop Layout in General
    Where are you going to put the computer? I initially said "I'm not out there to play, I'm out there to do stuff." I put a computer out there for...
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    09-15-2018, 12:37 AM
    Doing nothing got me caps that are clogged and won't spray. We'll see if flushing the nozzle helps in the long term. (The old "turn it upside down"...
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    09-14-2018, 03:02 PM
    I've taken to popping the cap off after use and running a bit of mineral spirits through it using a pipette. I just started doing it a few days ago,...
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    09-14-2018, 02:50 PM
    Sequel... But I'm half tempted to pronounce NoSQL like "nostril" just to bug people. Minnetonka, MN -- for fun I pronounce it My-Net-own-Kuh. ...
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    09-14-2018, 01:35 PM
    Not long ago, we had a propane explosion nearby. It destroyed the house, damaged several cars outside, and the people in the house were really...
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    08-17-2018, 06:26 AM
    Before? I don't even read them after!
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    08-05-2018, 09:58 PM
    Taig sells ER32 collets in true inch sizes. I don't know about ER11, though.
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    08-04-2018, 11:07 PM
    Puckdropper replied to a thread Form tool questions in General
    They do need a pad--but for other reasons. The mouse pad reserves space for the mouse, so you're much less likely to put something in its way. ...
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    08-04-2018, 11:02 PM
    I find it really convenient some times. My metric set wasn't all that expensive, probably about $20. That might be what makes the final decision...
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    07-29-2018, 06:45 AM
    Puckdropper replied to a thread OT Non Scratch Acrylic in General
    Novus plastic polish fits your general description. It's a whiteish goop that has embedded abrasives in it. I had a model locomotive windshield...
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    07-24-2018, 06:26 AM
    I have an American Beauty resistance soldering probe that looks just like that end. The electrodes are SS, which provides enough resistance to heat...
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    07-17-2018, 11:36 PM
    Puckdropper replied to a thread New from Arkansas... in General
    It was for me too a few years ago. I've somehow learned how to make those smaller pieces of metal and Delrin into useful items--most of the time. ...
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    07-17-2018, 06:55 AM
    One fellow who used to post on rec.woodworking was a huge fan of epoxy thickened with microballoons. I have no idea what they cost, but it might be...
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    07-15-2018, 06:50 PM
    http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/threads/73815-Grinding-Length-of-HSS This thread really helped me. There's pictures in later pages so you can...
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    07-15-2018, 06:41 PM
    They do... if you're wasting money on road-side assistance you just call them and wait...and wait...and wait... Hey, speaking of tire changes. Do...
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    07-14-2018, 10:34 PM
    Now you've got me thinking... With an expanding mandrel I could have something that'd pop into my Taig's headstore bore, take a few twists to tighten...
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    07-14-2018, 10:30 PM
    Puckdropper replied to a thread Drag knife experience? in General
    If you get the DoneK knife, I'd like to hear what you think. My experience with drag knives on the Taig might have been colored by the fact that my...
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    07-14-2018, 10:10 PM
    Puckdropper replied to a thread Drag knife experience? in General
    I have the banggood version, and was not impressed with the holder at all. I could see the blade move easily .010-.020". There was no way to get a...
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    07-13-2018, 04:15 AM
    Puckdropper replied to a thread OT: Crags List !!! in General
    In IE 11, Open the menu bar by pressing the ALT key. Go to Tools > Manage Add-ons (about halfway down). All I show is "Windows Live ID Sign In...
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    07-12-2018, 04:06 PM
    Puckdropper replied to a thread OT: Crags List !!! in General
    Pale Moon (Firefox derivative) failed but my IE worked fine. Windows 7 Pro, IE 11. My IE is totally clean, there's no addons installed. I do not...
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    07-11-2018, 06:47 AM
    Most of us would just use the commercial stuff, but gotta admire a man who knows what he wants and goes out and gets it!
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    07-04-2018, 06:14 PM
    Being two states away is what's scaring me off. If I find one within 2 hours drive like that, I'm gonna at least go look at it. I'll figure out...
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    07-04-2018, 02:31 PM
    Puckdropper replied to a thread Lets start with Hello in General
    //Demonstrate coder's obvious intelligence #include <stdio.h> char _ = {0x37,0x1b,0x15,0x16,0x14,0x63,0x7b}; void main(void) { int __=0; ...
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    06-26-2018, 02:27 AM
    Puckdropper replied to a thread Springs in General
    One tip I saw was to make several springs at one time. Then when you get to the passivation part do them all at one time. If one doesn't turn out...
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