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    Today, 02:45 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Bench Vise Shootout in General
    Further to that idea would be to incorporate a slight angle such that when the beam and movable jaw flex that they become dead on parallel at some...
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    Today, 12:19 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread I made a Repeat O Meter in General
    What's the weather like around your area when you made the meter? The rusty spots I'm seeing are a lot like finger smudges. So I'm thinking it was...
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    Today, 12:02 PM
    I was going to suggest something much the same. But instead of charcoal to just have a cleanup fire for all the old burnable trash around the farm. ...
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    Today, 11:57 AM
    Your front door will look very cultured in that case... :)
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    Today, 11:50 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread Bench Vise Shootout in General
    The peak pressure test was a good one. Maybe not as "laboratory" as some would like but still a decent indicator of power that was able to be...
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    09-20-2019, 03:02 PM
    But it's not just about the time actually used to grind the bit. A commercial shop has to include all the other time needed and related to the full...
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    09-20-2019, 12:55 PM
    The same reason why a lot of tool room gear has also gone away I suspect. Higher wages and specialty skills needed for those that run a tool room...
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    09-20-2019, 12:46 PM
    And good on him. But he's an exception to the rule. Same with outfits like Holland and Holland that are still in business making high end bespoke...
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    09-20-2019, 05:04 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread What are these used for ? in General
    You bin talkin' to our Prime Minister again? I TOLD you that it would lead to nuthin' but problems ! ! ! !
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    09-20-2019, 05:02 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread Tailstock repair. in General
    Years ago when I got my old Myford ML7 it came with the "captured" hand wheel and regular threaded arbor. So while the handle turned the proper way...
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    09-19-2019, 02:22 PM
    The problem for gunsmiths and others that make their living from working on "toys" is that many folks really don't want to spend a lot of money on...
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    09-18-2019, 11:11 AM
    The only way I can think of is with an end mill and a wider slot. Now you COULD make the cuts with a little 1/8" end mill but it would be highly...
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    09-17-2019, 01:57 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread Small motor connection in General
    OK, I'll let you have that one.... :D Some years back I was on a Honda CBX motorcycle rally that was held up in the interior of BC at a resort...
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    09-16-2019, 05:09 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Small motor connection in General
    First off I have to wonder about the idea that 5hp can be called a "small motor" with a straight face.... :D Second I seen my share of machine...
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    09-15-2019, 11:52 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread OT: evil minnions in General
    I gotta admit that you got me there. But from some looking around it would appear that it was never intended to be known. But there appears to have...
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    09-14-2019, 03:20 PM
    Reading back through this I'm also reminded of a couple of extras. First off is that there used to be a little gizmo you could buy that was a...
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    09-14-2019, 03:11 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread OT: evil minnions in General
    In the great movie documentary that appeared a couple of years back it would appear that the little guys have been around since the dawn of time and...
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    09-14-2019, 12:56 PM
    I've read some books that discuss this as a range of options. But I have not seen an actual video on the whole range. At least not one that pulls...
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    09-13-2019, 12:17 PM
    A clever use of the protractor head that comes with the nicer sets. The only downside as mentioned is the small graduations on those protractor...
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    09-13-2019, 12:13 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Turret Lathe Tooling in General
    If you started out with something like a MT2 to MT3 "adapter" that has the MT2 arbor and the MT3 socket I think that would give you the clearance...
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    09-13-2019, 12:00 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread OT - Drone hobby in General
    Hey, Paul, the battery you have shows a lot of signs of abuse of the plastic bag casing. They are not supposed to be swollen like that or dimpled...
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    09-12-2019, 03:02 PM
    Power source ? ! ? :D About a year ago I went looking on YT for sheet metal forming as pertains to cars and planes. I pleasantly blown away at...
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    09-12-2019, 11:06 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread Removing rust in General
    The nice thing about chemically removing the rust is that it only removes the rust. The good metal is not touched. This can lead to some noticeable...
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    09-11-2019, 12:57 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Most used tool in the shop in General
    Bench vise. The only tool I use more often than my big burly bench vise is my own two hands. A close second would be my trusty 4x6 horizontal and...
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    09-11-2019, 12:56 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Neat old engine to model?? in General
    I'd love to hear a video of it running. I'll bet it's a lot like a similar engine I saw at a boat show. The guy had it in a open launch so the...
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    09-11-2019, 12:44 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Least used machines in General
    For me it would be some accessories more than the main machines. So my rotary table. But even then I find I dig it out and use it about once every...
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    09-11-2019, 12:32 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Help needed in General
    Another reason for jaw runout is the type of wear called "bell mouthing". That's when we've used it enough on the very tips to wear down the tips of...
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    09-09-2019, 05:57 PM
    I LIKE THAT ! ! ! ! :D It would be.... er.... I guess we could call it a "bold fashion statement"? :)
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    09-09-2019, 01:09 PM
    That style of bearing is a total oil loss setup anyway. It's just the nature of the beast. Using felts in the setup is one way of metering the oil...
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    09-09-2019, 01:01 PM
    I don't have a grinding room but I do have all my grinders and welding table, where there's a lot of grinding going on, over in one corner as far...
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