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    Yesterday, 10:13 AM
    Hi, Yeah, I would recommend pop rivets with washers on both sides to hold by friction. This is a common method to attach canvas to things. The...
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    07-14-2018, 10:48 PM
    Hi, Many hobbyists seem to think their mill or lathe should be able to produce a finish as good a surface or cylindrical grinder. And maybe, once...
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    07-11-2018, 10:16 AM
    Hi, Yep, grinding a slight angle can cause issues with drift, but so does a flat end. Parting tools often drift a bit no matter what. Final...
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    07-11-2018, 09:55 AM
    Hi, It depends on what you need it to do. Parting tools are either right handed, left handed, or neutral. And with a HSS tool, it's very easy to...
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    07-06-2018, 11:23 AM
    Hi, Last I checked, Taiwan isn't on the tariff list. But China, and, Canada are.
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    07-06-2018, 10:41 AM
    Hi, I've used a number of different brands over the years. They work OK. Just always remember that there is a reason that mechanical digital mics...
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    06-30-2018, 06:05 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread Amish Shed as Workshop! in General
    Hi, I was thinking 3 20A circuits. My current space in a 30x36 garage is a 8x16 walled room. I will be living just a hop, skip, and a jump from...
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    06-30-2018, 03:41 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread Amish Shed as Workshop! in General
    Hi, Wonderfully done! I will be stealing ideas from you. This is what I will need to do shortly I think. I'm 300+ miles away from my shop and will...
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    06-19-2018, 12:42 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread Surface grinder motor? in General
    Hi, Check ebay also to compare prices. Sometimes a bit cheaper, sometimes a bit more. I want 2 of them for my 8x14 lathe and my G0704 mill. But...
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    06-14-2018, 07:00 PM
    Hi, Size might be an issue, but spool valves are common and pretty simple for changing flow directions. Just a thought.
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    06-13-2018, 01:56 PM
    Hi, Gauge blocks are nice, and I have owned a set for 25 years, but you don't really need them to use a sine bar. A quick bit of trig to figure...
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    06-12-2018, 12:14 PM
    Hi, Buy steel, not aluminum. You will have constant trouble with the threaded holes getting their threads pulled. Aluminum is OK for small tooling...
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    06-12-2018, 11:21 AM
    Hi, I lean to the "I've seen worse" crowd" and if it's been working OK so far, there might not be a lot monetary reason to fix it. But if you are...
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    06-12-2018, 10:49 AM
    dalee100 replied to a thread Breakaway mechanism in General
    Hi, Personally, I would trash the mowers you have right now and buy a better made sickle mower, like a New Holland perhaps. Parts and service...
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    06-08-2018, 03:05 PM
    Hi, Yep, it's just fine to lift that machine by it's base like that. Other than maybe a scratch or two in that pristine paint, nothing was damaged...
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    06-04-2018, 11:06 AM
    Hi, A workable solution to a problem. Not every solution to a problem is elegant, in fact few are. All that is needed is 'good enough'. This...
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    06-03-2018, 11:52 AM
    dalee100 replied to a thread A cute "mini-Bullard" in General
    Hi, Nice! Never seen one that small before.
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    06-02-2018, 06:30 PM
    Hi, Ain't no way to give a solid answer. It depends on just how coarse the grit, how much of it, how hard the to be lapped part is, how hard you...
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    06-02-2018, 04:27 PM
    Hi, That's a new one on me too. I can't honestly say I've ever noticed any growth in any of the cast iron I've ever heated, even if some of the...
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    05-31-2018, 10:33 AM
    dalee100 replied to a thread Horrible Fright in General
    Hi, Amazing. I posted a story about my amazement at seeing a Lifetime warranty in HF, (haven't broken the two I've used so far), and we get 4...
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    05-28-2018, 05:58 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    Hi, Nice job on the threading tool. I've done a few oddballs like that over the years. Those little ones really are hard to make. And so easy to...
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    05-25-2018, 07:02 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread Horrible Fright in General
    Hi, These hex wrenches will fit right in with my Central Machinery 8x14 lathe and drill press, digital mic and 4" caliper, plus a few various...
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    05-25-2018, 05:14 PM
    dalee100 started a thread Horrible Fright in General
    Hi, I ran over to then nearest HF store today to get a Bad Lands 2500lbs winch for my Gator 4x4. It was on sale and they get generally good...
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    05-25-2018, 10:40 AM
    Hi, I guess since I've spent my life living in places that have few purchasing options, except for the basic items. So I'm quite used to shopping...
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    05-23-2018, 07:00 PM
    Hi, I think they use a medium carbon steel like 1045 or 1050. Something with some springiness to it. There is a difference between cheap stamped...
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    05-23-2018, 06:41 PM
    dalee100 replied to a thread Digital Radius Caliper in General
    Hi, I've seen the dial gauge type, but never a caliper version. Size limited only by how long a beam you could make. Pretty slick if you need...
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    05-21-2018, 11:15 AM
    Hi, If you have an issue with a tool slipping in its holder, (any type), you have made one or two basic mistakes. First, you didn't tighten the...
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    05-19-2018, 11:00 AM
    Hi, Here is a link to a double end endmill, (disclaimer: yadda yadda), http://www.cdcotools.com/index.php They are quite common to find in the US....
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    05-17-2018, 08:34 PM
    Hi, If it's not generally seen done, there is very often good reasons for that. That said, if you need to move the fluid past the light, save...
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    05-17-2018, 06:48 PM
    Hi, It's really hard to access the inside of the sump most of the time. So a light won't fit. And unless the coolant is moving, the UV can do...
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