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    Yesterday, 08:01 AM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread Spline broach in General
    It sounds like a job for a shaper and dividing head. Make a block the size required for clamp bolt/screw etc. then weld lever to it.
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    06-25-2019, 07:27 AM
    Old mart, would these be L-9 series? L-9 is stronger than grade 8 but is costly and needs washers under the head I believe. McMaster carries some I...
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    06-24-2019, 08:23 AM
    Not long ago there was a company that recycled billboard "tarps" for such use. A friend and I have a total of 4 tractors we keep in a "shed" covered...
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    06-21-2019, 09:12 AM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread Tuning my 10/22 in Gunsmithing
    Should you get a blown-out case, you'll get a face-full of hot, flaming, powder gasses coming right at you! Could you thread the access hole for...
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    06-18-2019, 03:25 PM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread Material for lug nuts in General
    I would suggest checking some "factory" lug nuts for hardness with a file. I would think you don't need HT but it might be better, but tougher to...
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    06-18-2019, 08:38 AM
    If there is a good parts guy at a supplier near you and you get him at a time when he isn't too busy he would probably know what you are looking for...
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    06-17-2019, 02:10 PM
    Those are neat. I like to watch and listen to them run at the different shows and swap meets I go to.
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    06-17-2019, 02:07 PM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread 8 x 32 or 8 x 24 ? in General
    I like fine threads for the reasons others have listed. On a thread that would get a lot of use a courser thread will last longer I believe.
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    06-15-2019, 11:02 AM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread oil. in General
    For years I used Moly D but lately because a friend gave me a few quarts of an unknown thick cutting oil I have been using that as it was free. I...
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    06-14-2019, 01:13 PM
    Good points Galaxie, it's good someone who knows more about the specific lathe has commented on it.
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    06-14-2019, 09:39 AM
    In the box, on the left, I see the idler shaft. A shaft with bearrings, V belt pulley and flat belt cone pulley. The V belt pulley on it is smaller...
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    06-13-2019, 05:50 PM
    I would oil it real good and try it and see what it needs before tearing it down and doing stuff maybe you don''t need to, or going to all the work...
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    06-13-2019, 05:46 PM
    Maybe someone who knows SBs better than me will add. Anyway, on the top left I see the lever that engages and disengages the back gears. That doesn't...
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    06-11-2019, 01:45 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by wdtom44 View Post Sounds like a job for a shaper.... Does not help the guy solve his problem. -D Doozer, You...
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    06-10-2019, 10:58 AM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread Keeping Brass Clean? in General
    BCrider, what you said about finger prints is right on. However it is worse for some people. I used to work in a shop where about half of what we did...
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    06-10-2019, 09:12 AM
    Sounds like a job for a shaper. Good excuse to look for one. As for the end mills, you MAY be able to save them. Try clamping the shank in a small...
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    05-29-2019, 10:04 AM
    Boomer, that's a great bike tale!
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    05-28-2019, 08:55 AM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread Arbor Press ID in General
    If you have a shop I don't think you will go long with finding out uses for it. Bending with V block, pressing things apart and together, making...
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    05-28-2019, 08:48 AM
    I think a lot of people with big egos and more money than brains are into things like this. They need to put in years, gain experience and fitness...
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    05-27-2019, 03:09 PM
    I believe you hammer on the side of the spring you want to get "longer", the other side on an anvil. The anvil would need a curve I guess or you...
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    05-27-2019, 09:59 AM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread Parting off to lenght in General
    Sounds like a good excuse for a surface grinder. Turn end of stock square, part off a little thick, surface grind to thickness.
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    05-25-2019, 10:21 AM
    If they caught the low life that did the damage they should be required to work to pay for the damage to be repaired by outside contractors to put...
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    05-24-2019, 04:56 PM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread Water Pump Jack in General
    I love to see those engines restored and running but even better is when they have something to do. Great job!
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    05-24-2019, 04:52 PM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread This is also sad. in General
    When/if they catch whoever did that maybe they should turn them over to a few veterans.
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    05-24-2019, 09:14 AM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread Belly Button Lint in General
    One thing that may work is to take a punch that will fit inside the hex recess of the head and hit it good with a hammer a few times. This may jar...
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    05-24-2019, 09:00 AM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread A/C in the shop in General
    For a "well insulated 28'x30'" shop I would think a simple window AC would be just fine. Even if you make a special "port" in the side of the...
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    05-22-2019, 09:26 AM
    There are many different types of cable construction all with different degrees of flexibility. A stiff cable, 1x7 or 1x19, ( one strand made up of ...
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    05-22-2019, 08:48 AM
    I am finding out that Fluid Film is pretty good stuff to have around. As for stainless ratchet straps, why not make them? Use an old steel one for...
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    05-17-2019, 09:40 AM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread Rules - Rigid vs flexible? in General
    I only have rigid rules only because I haven't found or needed a flexible so I can't tell you what works best. However the rigid 6" rules I have , a...
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    05-15-2019, 08:58 AM
    There was an article in HSM a couple of years ago about how to make your own 4 tooth gear cutters. I started on it to make some metric transposing...
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