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    12-11-2018, 07:28 AM
    rzbill replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    It goes by state. Some have inspections, some don't. Some have a one time inspection upon the vehicle entering legal residence in the state and...
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    11-23-2018, 08:19 PM
    My memory agrees with both of the above which would put the "futile" reference as the Borg during Next Gen in the 80s? and "useless" in the very...
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    11-23-2018, 08:03 PM
    rzbill replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I bought an argon tank. This is probably a non-event for many but I have had the rest of the kit needed for TIG welding for more years than I care...
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    11-20-2018, 10:21 PM
    No it does not, the vertical pivot axis is adjustable for friction via compression of a large belleville washer. There is a specification for how...
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    11-20-2018, 09:45 PM
    Castering nose wheel. Steer with the brakes. The saw horse under the tail was just a safety blanket. Without the wings, it was possible to push the...
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    11-20-2018, 09:08 PM
    Technically, its not in the shop anymore. Finished it 7 years ago and it has been a great value.
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    11-19-2018, 06:24 AM
    rzbill replied to a thread Who was he? in General
    Raging deals on that site. $69 for a new Atlas 10F-12 half nut set. I just bought that directly from Clausing for $36.09 Based on that (plus a...
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    11-13-2018, 08:00 PM
    rzbill replied to a thread Making gears in General
    Maybe...... Note the original idea is with ABS which is an amorphous styrenic resin. This means it does NOT have a sharp melting point. It simply...
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    11-12-2018, 06:17 AM
    rzbill replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Had to work Sat because I have some international folks here installing machinery. They want to work Saturday to get done and get home of course. An...
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    11-07-2018, 07:38 AM
    I learned paper drafting in high school. In engineering school, I took a drawing class as an elective because it should have been easy-peasey. ...
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    11-05-2018, 09:44 PM
    My son is in the Navy and well on the way to full term. Good luck to your daughter!
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    11-05-2018, 09:18 PM
    A thought from an outside observer (since I have no direct experience with sanders of this type): If the tracking abnormality occurs when turning...
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    11-04-2018, 08:52 AM
    rzbill replied to a thread worm gear animation in General
    My original comment about the system "The design is not an improvement in every aspect" was pretty much a precursor to the discussion of the last few...
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    11-02-2018, 07:41 AM
    rzbill replied to a thread worm gear animation in General
    Like lynnl said, it will depend on the application. The design is not an improvement in every aspect. Some, not all. So application becomes...
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    10-31-2018, 07:43 AM
    Time keeping indeed.... Some years ago, I was standing atop Edinborough Castle listening to a longwinded story about how on a once a day basis the...
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    10-29-2018, 06:16 AM
    rzbill replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I cut the dovetails on the cross slide of my Atlas QC10. Now they are straight, smooth and I can tighten the gibs a lot more than when the dovetails...
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    10-24-2018, 07:14 AM
    Are they simply following the rules noted above about threading into softer metals?? Well, they are known for being heavy so maybe many parts...
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    10-20-2018, 07:37 AM
    Wow. Considering that a wheeled Taylorcraft has barely power enough to fly, shipping cargo in a float mounted one is utterly amazing. They must...
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    10-16-2018, 09:58 PM
    Yes, I tend to agree with the shareholder issue being a problem. I have worked for companies with the 'hydra' of a board. Ugh. Some years ago, I...
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    10-11-2018, 07:41 AM
    rzbill replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    Acrylic is comparitively hard for a thermoplastic. One could use 3 pieces of tape on the bottom to form a tripod a few thousanths thick in order...
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    09-27-2018, 07:52 AM
    rzbill replied to a thread OT- Forced to use Ethanol? in General
    In regards to 'have to use'. Quite simple. Availability of higher grades. Not everywhere and my motor really preffered 96. I know the compression...
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    09-26-2018, 10:43 PM
    rzbill replied to a thread OT- Forced to use Ethanol? in General
    Sorry, not buying that. I am well aware of piston engine history and combustion physics. My '73 beemer is 9:1 and it ran fine on the 92 octane "low...
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    09-26-2018, 07:37 AM
    rzbill replied to a thread OT- Forced to use Ethanol? in General
    I learned about alcohol in propane tanks a few years ago,after dealing with a frozen pressure reducing valve and the resultant loss of heat in the...
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Flying, Motorcycling, Gardening, Astronomy, messing with lathe and mill
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