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    Yesterday, 10:19 AM
    They make money by scamming you and folks like you that reply to them. You really need to watch out for emails that appear to be from places you...
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    Yesterday, 09:07 AM
    My furry friend was bitten during a cat fight. The resulting infection just about killed him despite a fairly early visit to a vet. And the...
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    06-15-2019, 07:36 PM
    I did miss that. Saw "diameter" and the rest didn't stick.
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    06-15-2019, 12:21 AM
    Assuming that the gear is on the same shaft as the lever it would be radius to radius..... So 18:1. In actuality it'll be a bit more than 18:1...
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    06-14-2019, 02:56 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread OT: Oil Mixup for mower in General
    On my B&S vertical shaft engine it is in fact a drain plug. And yeah, it takes the square 3/8 drive direct off an extension. When I change mine I...
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    06-14-2019, 02:48 PM
    Likely special clause in the contract so the AF could use all prior MT tooling. Being a special contract the company might well have not bothered to...
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    06-14-2019, 02:44 PM
    Brain is asking about the negative pressure in a rather specific application. Namely the use of a one way valve to maintain negative pressure in a...
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    06-14-2019, 02:03 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread OT: Oil Mixup for mower in General
    Dunc, my mower has a B&S engine and I ran into the same issue with trying to find out the oil and how much. Start at the B&S "Find your Operator's...
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    06-14-2019, 01:36 PM
    I approached it using a different calculation but it still came back with .150mm pitch. So that's the right number. Do you have the whole set of...
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    06-14-2019, 02:22 AM
    So perhaps someone made a new main shaft with an MT3 taper for the same reasons you were considering it?
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    06-13-2019, 12:21 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    The synthetic stuff I mix with water and it is still clear might be a good fit for your needs for drilling and general milling. I apply it a touch...
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    06-13-2019, 11:14 AM
    A nice way to confirm a few landmark studs is to run a rare earth magnet vertically along the suspected stud like and find a drywall screw or nail...
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    06-13-2019, 11:04 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    No, I haven't bothered with finding any of the other things around. I use a pretty basic set of four cutting lubes. Tap Magic for ferrous and alloy...
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    06-13-2019, 02:00 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    I had a pleasant afternoon getting to better know my shaper. Solved a couple of cutter shaping issues and ground a shear cutting tool that leaves a...
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    06-13-2019, 01:54 AM
    BCRider added 2 photo(s) to album BCRider's Shop Tools and Projects
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    06-12-2019, 02:33 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread machining iso 40 tapers. in General
    I'd blue or felt pen the taper then lightly place the chuck onto it and twist to rub away at the contact zones. That'll rapidly tell you if the...
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    06-12-2019, 02:26 PM
    When I've found that the knurls feel like holding a cheeze grater I've just given them a bit of a rub with fine emery cloth or silicon carbide paper....
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    06-12-2019, 01:31 PM
    I went back and looked at the hammer handle again. And I have to agree with Yondering. The knurl looks well formed on the end farthest from the...
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    06-12-2019, 11:19 AM
    Chances are good then that you used too much pressure on the aluminium. It's easy to do. Any time I've had an ugly knurl it was from too much...
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    06-12-2019, 11:02 AM
    This is one of those situations where we need the data when we're a beginner. But after some time doing different jobs we get a feel for what looks...
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    06-12-2019, 02:36 AM
    I'm not a human calculator. I'd rather look at the chart on SFM values for materials and then at the SFM vs diameter chart next to it and skip the...
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    06-11-2019, 05:14 PM
    DOH!.... JCB is right. For .0005 for .001 movement you need to be set to 30 off the spindle axis (so compound sitting closer to parallel than to...
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    06-11-2019, 03:33 PM
    Yep, for the same reason. It's also why when threading and we set the compound to 29 that it's hard to figure the final total depth of cut unless...
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    06-11-2019, 01:45 PM
    A bit of probing with a small wire with a "L" bend to find out how deep the hole is before you hit the ball or spring. If it's a one way I guess the...
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    06-11-2019, 01:36 PM
    What's wrong with hand feeding? From all the threads about knurling I've read I get roughly the same percentage of success as anyone. Yet I've...
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    06-11-2019, 01:22 PM
    Do the work in stages. That reduces the whippiness. Start out with only removing metal from that rear portion plus a bit more and leave the rest of...
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    06-11-2019, 12:43 PM
    This is also a job where a lot of us like to use a flycutter. The cutting tip can then be either HSS or some manner of carbide. They tend to be...
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    06-11-2019, 12:32 PM
    Sid, I also want to complement you on the quality of your work. That's one FINE looking bit of kit ! ! And yeah, it would be great to hear and see...
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    06-10-2019, 01:30 PM
    That is just as slick as snot ! ! ! ! I love the look and the practicality. And yeah, I bet that hose wasn't cheap. But over time it has likely...
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