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    Today, 03:28 PM
    Can you say "speedbump!"? I knew you could...... :D And here I was hoping for a supplier of skyhooks ! ! ! ! OK, back to seriousness. If it...
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    Today, 03:22 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Logan Lathe Question in General
    They MIGHT be. The picture is rather up close and it's not all that clear. Is the lump in the middle between the screws the arm that moves the...
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    Today, 03:17 PM
    No mention yet of the type of material or the style of the tap. So... ASSUMING it is a standard fluted tap and ASSUMING it is not some harder...
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    Today, 03:08 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Concrete dust in General
    But were you using a Bridgeport for a puck ? ! ? ! :D I know Future brand floor wax does have some form of product that dries to a plastic'y film....
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    Today, 03:06 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Welding near bearings in General
    It sounds like Grimm got the bearing out a few posts back. So that issue is done. Grimm a pretty standard feature on head shells in motorcycles...
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    Today, 02:59 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Concrete dust in General
    I was thinking that the style of tiles shown are harder. The foam ones are nice in front of the bench and machines but would be pretty bad for...
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    Today, 02:46 PM
    For the same reasoning and based on the other replies above about the drywall being a poor load conductor I'd suggest you want a few cripples under...
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    Today, 02:29 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Concrete dust in General
    I think a little pragmatism has to enter into the decision. A lot of the options posted would require that the shop be totally emptied out for the...
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    Yesterday, 02:52 PM
    While you are at it you may want to consider a rope and pulley setup with a sling or net sling for lifting up and lowering bulky items. Things that...
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    Yesterday, 02:48 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Concrete dust in General
    I suspect that would be something that was done back in old drafty factories. Not a wise thing for a home garage work shop. Especially with the...
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    Yesterday, 11:34 AM
    That's a good point.... solvent soaking and a bit of a blast of compressed air can do wonders. And that's a good point about the music strings. A...
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    Yesterday, 11:06 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread Concrete dust in General
    It is the nature of concrete floors to dust off even when they cured in excellent conditions. So what you have may just be normal rather than...
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    09-24-2017, 07:37 PM
    Wood lathes are not made to anywhere near the same degree of attention we see for metal working lathes. So it would not surprise me if the tail...
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    09-24-2017, 07:33 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread machining a "D" profile in General
    For plastic you don't even need a broach. Cut out a keyway using a wood working coping saw then file or chisel it to a good fit on the key that you...
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    09-24-2017, 07:28 PM
    Sadly I have to agree with johnnyd. But I also agree with you to BF. For the ever smaller percentage of folks that do pursue crafts and hobbies...
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    09-24-2017, 07:18 PM
    If you've got height then use it. If a loft will work for you then build it. The only downside I can see is the need for supports that extend down...
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    09-24-2017, 07:07 PM
    I seriously doubt that PCB drills go that small. I can't think of any components that need holes with wire leads that small. Try a music shop for...
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    09-23-2017, 01:58 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Rusty chuck in General
    It's OK. We've all been there. And those that say they haven't are "lyeing".... :D
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    09-23-2017, 01:55 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Power Feed For Mini Mill in General
    It would require some additional circuitry and testing but I think the way to do this instead of a fuse is to use an over current protection module...
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    09-23-2017, 01:36 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Rusty chuck in General
    I have no idea what the active ingredient is in Evaporust. But since all the other methods rely on acids of some sort I'd bet a E-beer that there's...
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    09-23-2017, 01:21 PM
    I would (wood?) imagine that the first metal working lathes were in fact made from wood. Otherwise we have to crack a beer and start doing that...
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    09-23-2017, 01:17 PM
    It's a wood lathe where the need for the tail stock to be right at the proper height is minimal. If it's grossly off and pointing down I'd say it's...
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    09-23-2017, 01:03 PM
    posted in error.... move on, go about your business... nothing to see here.
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    09-23-2017, 12:52 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Rusty chuck in General
    Glug, that was Lyle, not lye. Lyle being Tubalcain's real name..... :D All the products used for rust removal have one thing in common, they are...
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    09-22-2017, 07:53 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Power Feed For Mini Mill in General
    I suppose there's no room left to install a torque limiting friction clutch to act as a fuse? The trouble with the fuse is that it needs to be...
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    09-22-2017, 03:01 PM
    A model flying buddy's real job was selling abrasive wheels and other abrasive products. I recall one conversation about wheels intended for...
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    09-22-2017, 02:55 PM
    Bin dere, done dat.... pretty regular in fact.... :D For the record this sort of "sidetrackitis" can strike us even in an organized shop. In...
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    09-22-2017, 02:15 PM
    I love mine. Use them a lot and I've gotten far more life from them than I ever expected. I use it for buffing off surfaces as well as deburring...
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    09-20-2017, 02:03 PM
    It looked like a basic arbor press to me too. But one of the pictures shows the side mounted toggle link and an upward facing arm at an angle which...
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    09-20-2017, 01:57 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread How ill-conceived is this? in General
    Modifying something like this to act as an arbor press would be about as effective as trying to use a wobbly jaw cheap drill press vise as a milling...
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