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    Today, 01:31 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Slitting Saw Arbor in General
    It's bad enough if a wood saw clogs the gullets with sawdust. It would be VERY bad if a metal saw were to clog the tooth gullets with curls. So for...
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    Today, 12:26 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread Slitting Saw Arbor in General
    Great video! I've been thinking for some time of doing a new slitting saw arbor. But I like a bit more extension to aid with reaching down past...
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    Yesterday, 02:12 PM
    My original plan for a house with a separate shop building was going to include a covered walkway so I didn't have to get wet going from shop to...
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    Yesterday, 01:24 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Shop heater help needed in General
    I'm quickly learning that whenever I try to dream up a solution for such things I'm better to look online and see what is already out there. Looking...
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    Yesterday, 12:58 PM
    I had a similar problem but for the somewhat lighter wood working machines. Only way into the basement was down the stairs in the middle of the...
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    Yesterday, 03:34 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread Shop heater help needed in General
    Glad I was able to help you ease your concerns over occasional used of an electric heater. How does the duty cycle for that heater in your shop...
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    02-20-2019, 04:52 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Shop heater help needed in General
    The 4800w unit I was talking about in my earlier post is pretty much a copy of yours. But blue and with only the one power setting. So obviously I...
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    02-20-2019, 02:44 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread ultrasonic cleaner. in General
    The complete units are so cheap why bother? Are you after something pretty specific?
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    02-20-2019, 12:28 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Shop heater help needed in General
    Lake, your ideas are sound. "Heat rises" is only true in most liquids and gases that expand and become less dense. In solids the primary heat...
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    02-20-2019, 03:00 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread Shop heater help needed in General
    If you don't leave the heat on to at least some minimum value all the time then it WILL take some time to warm up. All that mass of machinery will...
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    02-19-2019, 11:19 PM
    I've still got my old butcher block style holder from the old house shop over by the lathe. It only holds 4 files now but that's all I need...
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    02-19-2019, 11:01 PM
    If the clamp won't be in the way I think that's a great idea. Depends on the item and cuts needed I guess. And also assuming a nice sturdy piece of...
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    02-19-2019, 10:58 PM
    Ken the side facing to the right is somewhat hollowed and down in the hollow a bit off center is the slot which runs vertically. Yeah just...
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    02-19-2019, 09:10 PM
    Different methods for different people of course. And there's more than one road to Rome and all that. In my case it's not a waste of premium...
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    02-19-2019, 06:37 PM
    He mentioned a 1911 grip safety and milling out a groove on the inside of a curve a little deeper. There's only two flat surfaces on that thing and...
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    02-19-2019, 01:07 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread enco 92010? in General
    Cameron, I actually did pick up on that. But it was also a good excuse to toss out those steps that I'd been pondering for some time. And to be...
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    02-19-2019, 01:02 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread OT - Epoxy in General
    You're both right. I've used JB as well. The issue is that it's thick as snot when you're mixing it or trying to make it spread. But it's a...
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    02-19-2019, 12:53 PM
    Found THIS ONE . But it might be a bit too small at just 1" wide jaws that open 1 3/16" even for what you're thinking. Cute little thing...
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    02-18-2019, 10:56 PM
    That's a new one on me. And explains why my good "steel files" seem a bit lazy when I file brass. Here are two of the drawers of my metal shop...
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    02-18-2019, 10:48 PM
    BCRider added 2 photo(s) to album BCRider's Shop Tools and Projects
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    02-18-2019, 08:27 PM
    Whatever you do NOT let them rub or kiss up against each other any more than you would allow fine knives to just rub together. Keep the old worn...
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    02-18-2019, 08:08 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread air bearing lathe in General
    Yeah, he's working at a level that's an order of magnitude tighter than we common folk....
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    02-18-2019, 01:33 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Old lathe recognizing in General
    This is going to be amazing when it's all together. The trick is to get over the fear of making it messy by actually using it.... :D As we found...
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    02-18-2019, 01:27 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread air bearing lathe in General
    Yep, pretty impressive. Air hockey technology leads to super accuracy :) The method for making the lathe bed had me saying "amazing...." in my...
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    02-18-2019, 01:18 PM
    I'm thinking that once bent that then it would need a special cutter to cut to length. So likely easier to shear off strip stock since anyplace...
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    02-18-2019, 01:14 PM
    A great story with a lot of laughs.... but really YOU are the brave one. Other than sweeping the floor i'd be mortally fearful of finding the good...
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    02-18-2019, 01:10 PM
    Time for a total go over of the setup. But as a first step open things up and check all the connectors and connections. It would not surprise...
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    02-18-2019, 12:49 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread enco 92010? in General
    Just one way but if I ran across such a thing I think I'd go something like this.... Using a good magnifying setup make up a single tooth form...
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    02-18-2019, 12:20 PM
    Up my way some of the angle stock at Home Despot is pretty obviously formed from flat stock in dies and has a smaller but unmistakable radius of a...
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