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    Yesterday, 09:59 AM
    Here's mine Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    02-17-2019, 03:05 PM
    Electrolitic capacitors freeze and their value goes way down. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    02-14-2019, 11:33 PM
    If you want lots of damping, I can point you at some precision machine techniques. Basic idea is nested tubes. You wrap the inner one with rubber,...
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    02-14-2019, 11:31 PM
    Rectangular tubing would give you what you want. Concrete has the major disadvantage of a different coefficient of thermal expansion than cast...
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    02-11-2019, 06:31 PM
    Diamond works for both IF you run them slow enough. If you see sparks, you are too fast to be grinding steel on diamond. The diamond/carbon will...
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    02-10-2019, 05:26 PM
    Clamping a long extrusion across a wheel would let you sweep it back and forth across the other one to detect mistakes alignment. If your wheels...
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    02-06-2019, 03:42 PM
    shampine1 replied to a thread Shop Spring Cleaning in General
    Dude! I thought I had a lot crammed iny container! My tricks: Rockwell mill (small) Put cabinets right and left of the mill Hang stuff from the...
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    02-06-2019, 03:37 PM
    I have the square type and love it! They fit better in terminal strips IMHO. The multi-nest type tends to leave your crimped sleeve stuck in its...
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    02-01-2019, 09:40 AM
    As a full boogie engineer, I find a fair number of my colleages are a bit bemused that I have a machine/welding/electronics/3d printing shop at home,...
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    01-31-2019, 10:15 AM
    I had to remove cat fur from my wife's laptop fan regularly. Finally convinced her she needed a Surface; no fan! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A...
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    01-31-2019, 10:12 AM
    Sounds like prime cosplay stuff! If you are going to wear it for that, you probably DO want to make some valves to ensure you get air circulation...
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    01-31-2019, 10:08 AM
    I can confirm that granite countertops are NOT surface plate flat. The supplier that sold me a square one for work made sure I understood that, as...
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    01-27-2019, 12:25 AM
    shampine1 replied to a thread Rochester, NY Area Help in General
    Sorry, I'm too far away to be useful; Houston. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    01-26-2019, 11:20 PM
    I scored a facing head on that auction site... who could resist the Copper control ring! I tried it out tonight. It works! ...
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    01-23-2019, 10:23 PM
    Love my Rockwell! But, thin on the ground. Atlas mills have similar abilities. If you have space, a b port is much easier to get. Sent from...
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    01-22-2019, 09:55 PM
    Flat thread rolling dies? https://rollingtools.biz/en/flat-thread-rolling-dies/ Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    01-22-2019, 10:17 AM
    shampine1 replied to a thread Metal Selection in General
    I agree, 17-4 machines a lot better than 316 type stuff. Much less gummy. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    01-22-2019, 10:16 AM
    shampine1 replied to a thread Level your lathe! in General
    Yep, moving along on the tube amp! Having two people in my shop is a bit of a challenge. With stuff on both sides it's a bit submarine-esque. ...
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    01-22-2019, 10:04 AM
    shampine1 replied to a thread helix how to,,,,,,,,,, in General
    Another trick is to mount your stock so the top of the helix is parallel to a machine axis. Then you can take a short pass on that axis, pull up,...
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    01-21-2019, 11:37 PM
    shampine1 replied to a thread Level your lathe! in General
    Omg! Reminded me of the whiteboard cartoon with the Bridgeport on the ceiling after New Years :-) Thanks for the smile! Btw, one reason nothing...
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    01-21-2019, 11:12 AM
    shampine1 replied to a thread Level your lathe! in General
    Nothing bolted at home, 100% bolted at work. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    01-20-2019, 04:53 PM
    Bet those are cutters for a fancy wood planer head. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    01-19-2019, 02:20 PM
    Do you know about coining the seat with a spare ball? If not, try it on the existing valve body before you make another one! Sent from my...
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    01-17-2019, 04:25 PM
    shampine1 replied to a thread VFD question in General
    TECO does have larger single phase to three phase drives. I've used a three horse (if I remember correctly), but I fed it 220. Sent from my...
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    01-15-2019, 07:57 PM
    I've done hard turning with a CBN tipped insert too;(literally) burning chips, mirror finish! Great fun ;-) Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using...
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    01-13-2019, 02:20 PM
    shampine1 replied to a thread museums in General
    From the Ford Museum. The lathe is a Maudslay from 1816! That guy was the cutting edge back then. Super cool giant steam engine. My bvb wife and...
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    01-12-2019, 03:02 PM
    Chuck removal wedges are surprisingly handy. They are a matched pair of tapered wedges with a slot in the middle. You can use the for separating...
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    01-09-2019, 09:58 PM
    shampine1 started a thread Tinker's Guild in General
    Are there any/ a lot of you that are also on the Tinker's Guild site? Fans of the Whiteboard, the only comic where you might see a Bridgeport...
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    01-07-2019, 11:53 PM
    That white masonite stuff works as a dry erase board and doesnt need painting... I have a few panels in my shop. Dont tape or float; that away...
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    01-07-2019, 11:41 PM
    shampine1 replied to a thread McMaster Cut Me Off in General
    The split shipping thing is certainly my experience too. It comes from their warehousing system. They have a few giant automated warehouses, and...
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