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    Today, 01:38 PM
    A fairly stout cloth bag with a drawstring would be a lot easier. Not as easy as the plastic or non magnetic tube idea but a lot less bother than...
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    Yesterday, 11:47 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread Buying goods From Britian in General
    This post seems to have been forgotten amongst all the hand wringing over postage rates. What about the rivets in that link loose nut?
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    04-16-2018, 03:37 PM
    That's a great plan. Thanks for the item list. Sadly such a project is down around #24. But I promise to post it when it happens. JCByrd24, good...
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    04-16-2018, 12:14 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Game: What do you see? in General
    I think you're still leaving us in the dark. Define what "belongs" or "does not belong". As in don't belong with a B'port or don't belong in a...
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    04-16-2018, 12:03 PM
    Whenever I come up with something like this I find that a quick web search is the key. You need to know the physical sizes of the number series...
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    04-15-2018, 01:41 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Treating polished brass in General
    Paste wax is actually no tougher than candle wax. So it's not at all durable and I found it only ever had moderate anti tarnishing qualities at...
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    04-15-2018, 01:34 PM
    Now that's interesting.... So as it is a paste I take it that it doesn't really dry? I could see just a little of that being applied and spread...
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    04-15-2018, 01:29 PM
    I think I'd want it the other way around. For me the primary reason for needing to break down the chuck for cleaning is swarf that enters into the...
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    04-15-2018, 01:18 PM
    This is positively a fantastic new toy ! ! ! ! I've got the same issue with my own lathe. Like yours it is a belt driven headstock and at any but...
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    04-15-2018, 01:01 PM
    Back when the SAE ratings on motor oils changed from G to higher letters there was a lot of hullabaloo about oil in the motorcycle magazines because...
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    04-13-2018, 11:23 AM
    Oh, it most certainly was. Still is for that matter. I've yet to really effectively wrap my head around the whole carbide tooling thing. I won't...
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    04-12-2018, 01:38 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Drill Press Questions in General
    3PLB, you're in quite the mood today, ain't ya! This is the second thread reply in under a minute where you've made me laugh! :D
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    04-12-2018, 01:35 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Boring off center. in General
    Machine shop version of the China Syndrome? :D My money is on the worn boring head. I'm assuming you are locking the screws of the head for each...
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    04-12-2018, 01:29 PM
    As in it won't restrict humidity changes in the wood. It IS poor for that aspect. But cured linseed does shed rain water and will protect from...
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    04-12-2018, 11:54 AM
    Someone previously sure did mess up those jaws. At least part of it looks more like the piece jumped ship during turning and snapped a piece out of...
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    04-12-2018, 11:41 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread Drill Press Questions in General
    When posts about Rockwell machines have come up a few time in my own history on this forum it was not uncommon to find that the same design of head...
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    04-12-2018, 11:29 AM
    The raw can build up a film if it's applied in the right conditions. Those being lots of warmth and sunlight. The boiling or modern driers just...
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    04-11-2018, 06:53 PM
    I dunno.... I think the mismatched screws needs further attention.... But at least he used slot head screws to keep it period correct....:D I...
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    04-11-2018, 06:50 PM
    ER is nice if the engagement length is longer or at least nearly as long as the collet. But they won't hold short parts. That's where 5C or similar...
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    04-11-2018, 12:09 PM
    I sure wouldn't be in any hurry to sell the stuff either. If you do much machining you're going to end up with SOME sort of mill in due time. And...
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    04-11-2018, 11:42 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread Parting stainless tube??? in General
    The wood mandrel was a pretty good idea. But I think this one is the winner. It'll take a bit of time to make such a mandrel but if given enough...
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    04-11-2018, 11:28 AM
    Everyone here has been really helpful with formulae to calculate things. But if you look around on the web, or in the Machinery Handbook, you'll...
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    04-10-2018, 12:47 AM
    So this small size beader doesn't rotate. I'm a bit surprised that the rollers can turn the tube well enough to form the bead. Even polished well...
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    04-09-2018, 06:57 PM
    The inner beading former would need to be pretty darn small on the smaller sizes. I'm thinking of some of the tubes I've seen that are around 3/16"...
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    04-09-2018, 11:32 AM
    The issue with piezo ignition would be the pressure in the cylinder when pushed up to TDC. By the time you squeeze the piezo hard enough to get the...
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    04-08-2018, 08:56 PM
    I thought you wanted small components that would fit neatly in a fairly compact base box. None of these plans sounds all that small or simple to me.
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    04-08-2018, 12:46 AM
    I posted the RCXEL unit in the very first reply along with the nominal current consumption at 8K rpm. With that you can figure out how long any...
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    04-08-2018, 12:29 AM
    An 18 volt pack is considered fully discharged when it's down around 15 volts. So this won't work. It'll run down lower than 15 volts almost right...
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    04-07-2018, 03:51 PM
    I know that there are CDI setups for model airplane engines. And they are pretty small. Here's one typical example that uses a Hall effect sensor. ...
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    04-07-2018, 01:20 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread High friction material in General
    It would certainly not be a good thing to use for lining vise jaws of any sort for metal working. The pressure needed even with a liner of that sort...
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