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    Yesterday, 02:17 PM
    Depending on the owner that could help or hide. A person that doesn't slide their foot would hardly wear the pad at all. Someone that wears muddy...
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    Yesterday, 12:54 PM
    It's too late now but for next time a good rule of thumb for finishing wood in products that will affect how the wood exchanges moisture is that you...
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    Yesterday, 12:42 PM
    If it's hydraulic it won't build up any free play since the hydraulics self compensate for the wear to maintain the same free play the whole way. ...
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    Yesterday, 12:38 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread 12mm square stock, where? in General
    I'd say from what he found the old material to be like that it's quite possible. And I'm thinking that the A2 keystock he found that is rated higher...
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    Yesterday, 12:22 PM
    My 1987 Nissan truck did not have such a port either. Neither did an older Datsun I had which I did rebuild because I took it road racing. ...
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    06-21-2018, 04:18 PM
    There's the big hex sticking out that I assumed was a hydraulic fitting. But it could be the stop block that runs the short movement setup as you're...
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    06-21-2018, 04:14 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread 12mm square stock, where? in General
    But key steel doesn't normally take all the transmitted torque. As a key it's being subjected to shear stress only. But some of the other posts...
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    06-21-2018, 03:48 PM
    That looks pretty nice. But what would you use to move the oil? If you're not really NEEDING something like this I'm thinking that the requirement...
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    06-21-2018, 11:54 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread 12mm square stock, where? in General
    Since this is for power transmission I'm sort of thinking that you want something more durable than key stock. What about talking with a spring...
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    06-21-2018, 11:00 AM
    Just be sure that the bender mounts to the heaviest or best braced thing in the shop. The spot used by the bender and bike stand is the bottom...
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    06-21-2018, 10:45 AM
    My own feeling on something like this is that I want to do as much as I can to try to make the added piece be "one" with the original table. And...
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    06-21-2018, 10:06 AM
    Mr Fluffy, I love the idea of the quick release mounts. And in fact I'm using that same idea to some extent in my shop. There's a spot on the vise...
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    06-20-2018, 01:56 PM
    Keep in mind the sources of backlash. There's play in the actual screw and nut but there's also play in where the lead screws are attached to the...
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    06-19-2018, 01:42 PM
    A minor but annoying issue with using the outboard end of the lathe is that you need to do all the stuff with left hand threads to avoid the torque...
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    06-19-2018, 12:55 PM
    The CDI units for model engines still have a coil in them. With a home made CDI circuit it might be one of the old original model aircraft and boat...
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    06-19-2018, 12:29 PM
    This is quickly turning into the same theme we see when the subject about size of machines comes up in a thread. The truth is that if we're not...
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    06-18-2018, 08:06 PM
    You still got both hands? Never had a close call where something snagged and got mixed up with the bed and could have resulted in tangled limbs or a...
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    06-18-2018, 05:29 PM
    Reverse would be handy for some items. But the tapered spindles for buffing wheels come in both right and left hand threads. So one of each would...
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    06-18-2018, 02:45 PM
    And EXTREMELY valid point..... Any wheel on the lathe has the risk of the parts and your hands being drawn down and then wedging between the bed and...
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    06-18-2018, 01:20 PM
    I'm sure that some have done such a thing for special uses. And another similar application is line boring a cylinder using a long through hole...
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    06-18-2018, 12:25 PM
    A side dish that has become insanely popular among my circle of friend's to go along with the various BBQ'ed proteins is watermelon and mint salad. ...
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    06-18-2018, 12:16 PM
    The idea sounds workable and would be a good tool making project with many lessons coming out of it. If it were myself doing such a thing I would...
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    06-17-2018, 11:27 AM
    With grinding wheels it isn't only the grit size. The style of bond plays a huge part in how easily the grinding wheel cuts. As odd as it sounds...
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    06-16-2018, 08:27 PM
    And that's certainly been my experience. I never thought of it as "glazing" but just that the diamond leaves too smooth a polished finish. Or not...
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    06-15-2018, 06:42 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Hints for cutting 30TPI? in General
    Update time..... Got the other stuff done and found time to try this out. There was a slight brain glitch when I thought that I needed to put the...
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    06-15-2018, 04:55 PM
    The thinnest trace of a smear of grease on the top of that face should avoid any galling. Besides if the nut is hardened, and likely is, then the...
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    06-15-2018, 02:37 PM
    Since stressproof is pretty tough already I was thinking you could get away without any heat treating. That would avoid any issues with distortion...
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    06-15-2018, 02:33 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Buying first lathe in General
    Exactly.... Inserts for normal turning and even get a general purpose thread cutting insert for single point threading. And perhaps even a few of...
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    06-15-2018, 02:28 PM
    I found that a single point diamond WITH A GUIDE and used with the rest to guide the guide is the best way to true up a wheel. Then I rely on the...
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    06-15-2018, 12:40 PM
    The heavy or light passes with the diamond dressers ends up being based on the size of the diamond. That's what I read somewhere a bunch of years...
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