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    Today, 12:54 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread Ot retirement in General
    Harold, I only recently discovered your web site and You Tube videos. And I'd like to add my own thanks for "job well done" to the others you have...
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    Today, 12:50 AM
    Stop buying those cheap 13 piece sets and buy a proper index full of drills from 1/16 to 1/2 in 1/64" steps. If the sets you've been buying don't...
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    09-17-2017, 01:07 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread Best cordless tool brand in General
    Ryobi isn't the best. But I'd call it a good middle of the road performer for most of their tools. But what I REALLY REALLY like about them is...
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    09-14-2017, 03:26 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Tuesday's Haul in General
    I heartily concur ! ! ! ! ! Your "suckage" is truly cosmic in proportion! ! ! ! ! But it's a great deal that you managed to salvage two more...
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    09-13-2017, 07:29 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Band Saw Riser Block in General
    That's good to read GNM. I have to admit that my post was not based on personal experience but as I mentioned reports and reviews in magazines from...
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    09-13-2017, 07:21 PM
    Alastair, if you look at the video again and in particular at the lathes themselves I suspect you'll agree with me that they were shop built by the...
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    09-13-2017, 12:24 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Band Saw Riser Block in General
    As someone that also does wood working and uses a large bandsaw with deep cutting ability I can say that all the concerns you posted are valid. The...
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    09-13-2017, 12:05 PM
    I watched a second similar video where the maker used a Jacobs style chuck. The work was notably slower due to needing to stop the turning and use...
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    09-12-2017, 08:48 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Back to Steam-- in General
    That suggests that you aren't using the right stuff then. Or that it's died of neglect or some other malady. I found that while it doesn't form...
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    09-12-2017, 05:42 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Back to Steam-- in General
    And from all the comments it's clear that we love seeing your posts. So you used an oxy-acetylene setup? That's odd because it should have been...
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    09-12-2017, 05:31 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Workshop Projects. in General
    It wasn't really the length of the video. It's the "value per viewing minute". I'll happily watch an hour long video if it's got lots of good...
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    09-12-2017, 04:56 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Band Saw Riser Block in General
    There's more to it than just the block. The upper blade guide rod will need to be replaced with a longer rod as well. And the existing blade guards...
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    09-12-2017, 01:57 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Back to Steam-- in General
    The use of the 3D to figure out all the process steps is freaking BRILLIANT! I know you've shown us the same thing before but I guess it really hit...
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    09-12-2017, 01:39 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Workshop Projects. in General
    That's a fine vise and a fine restoration job. For future videos though either bypass the wire wheel and similar work or at least speed up the...
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    09-06-2017, 12:58 PM
    Aren't all HOME shop users inherently cheap? So there's no way we'll just toss something without some reviewing of the issues. I'd check for...
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    09-06-2017, 12:51 PM
    Nothing to suggest for color. Just having a good laugh at the postings. I'm pretty sure a lot of the wives are not reading these posts. Either...
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    09-06-2017, 12:49 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Back to Steam-- in General
    Oh..... yeah, turning that much brass or bronze into chips would certainly affect my Scottish half too.... I'd assumed "casting" from the kit...
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    09-05-2017, 01:57 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    Mars, that is a lovely job! I really like the range of adjustments that are built in to allow it to be used later for a wider variety of pieces. ...
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    09-05-2017, 01:47 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Back to Steam-- in General
    Silver solder of "weldments" would certainly be an option. But I do like the approach that Brian is trying with the idea of modifying the parts to...
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    08-31-2017, 11:48 AM
    If you're trying to use HSM as your image host you need to read the sticky thread. It's a bit cumbersome but it does work.
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    08-30-2017, 07:10 PM
    I'm reminded of a story I read about the 1895 Paris exposition. One of the displays on technology and engineering was a massive 3 foot tall I beam...
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    08-24-2017, 05:32 PM
    I'm pretty sure that an outfit named Darex made a fancy looking drill bit grinder/sharpener. Possibly good for end mills as well.
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    08-23-2017, 05:16 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread My New Shop. in General
    If you have not seen it yet check out the links to some good books on general shaper use and with chapters on shaping the tooling. It's all in the...
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    08-23-2017, 01:08 PM
    .... visions of BF sheared to look like a show poodle..... :D And just to fuel the paranoia because JCH reminded me of what can happen I give you...
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    08-23-2017, 01:02 PM
    It all depends on if you become part or all of the path of conduction. For example if the plug of a tool and extension cord should fall into the...
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    08-22-2017, 10:06 PM
    Bluechips knows what he spea....er..... types. Great advice that may not be caught from reading the books on shaper use what with all the concern...
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    08-22-2017, 07:55 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread OT - painting wood in General
    Good point. It doesn't need to be the same enamel. As long as the product you use raises the grain so you can sand off the "fuzzies" and lumps in...
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    08-22-2017, 07:47 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread My New Shop. in General
    Send me the dry cleaning bill for the keyboard to "Igotcha@giggles.net".... :D On the topic of the Logan. I've seen way too many posts here on...
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    08-22-2017, 05:31 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread OT - painting wood in General
    I third the idea of polyurethane enamel or any other good enamel if you want a color instead of a clear varnish. Plan on two coats for what you're...
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    08-22-2017, 05:21 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread My New Shop. in General
    As someone that has always gotten a lot of joy and pride out of building up each of my shops in the new houses over the years I gotta say you did a...
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