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    Yesterday, 02:34 PM
    What would be more dangerous about looking at the sun on the day of the eclipse, than any other day? It happens all the time on sunny days! Is it...
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    08-10-2017, 02:30 PM
    Sorry to hear of your beloved brother's passing!
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    08-03-2017, 12:06 PM
    Very nice! Thanks for all the pictures. What size holes does it punch?
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    07-29-2017, 03:34 PM
    mikem replied to a thread Home made rod bender in General
    That one is cute but it doesn't have the big bearing that the other one you drew up has! Thanks for posting this! I have a Harbor Freight bender...
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    07-29-2017, 11:52 AM
    mikem replied to a thread Home made rod bender in General
    Thanks for the info! I was thinking about adding a ring with stops for controlled bends but I will have to be check it out for clearance with the...
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    07-28-2017, 02:35 PM
    mikem replied to a thread Home made rod bender in General
    What is the purpose of the pivot point being cantilevered so far off the base plate? That weld would have a lot of stress on a small cross section...
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    07-22-2017, 11:44 PM
    My Bridgeport was moved by a towing company on a flat bed truck. He put a strap low on the machine and we put 1/2 inch black pipes under the base to...
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    07-22-2017, 11:33 PM
    mikem replied to a thread ** Tools Behind the Lathe ** in General
    I reached across my tool cart to try to catch a falling fluorescent tube this morning and got too close to a 3/4 2F milling cutter standing on end...
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    07-22-2017, 05:36 PM
    mikem replied to a thread Home made rod bender in General
    Very nice. Did you use 3" angle iron for the base? Looks wider?
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    07-22-2017, 07:53 AM
    mikem replied to a thread Lead water pipe replacement in General
    The lead pipe at my neighboring business (from what I recall) was about an inch and a quarter in diameter and had a center hole through the middle...
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    07-21-2017, 11:01 AM
    mikem replied to a thread Home made rod bender in General
    I found some parts for my bender project at a local company that makes hydraulic cylinders. The 1.5 inch diameter is a popular size for the shafting...
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    07-20-2017, 06:53 PM
    mikem replied to a thread Lead water pipe replacement in General
    In our town, the individual water customer pays the repair. They are not required to replace the lead lines......just that the neighboring business...
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    07-20-2017, 04:48 PM
    mikem replied to a thread Lead water pipe replacement in General
    Some local service lines are lead here in Nebraska. Ours is copper. The neighboring business had a lead line and they dug a hole by the building...
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    07-17-2017, 05:10 PM
    mikem replied to a thread Lift table? in General
    If I leave something on it overnight, it will be all the way down by morning. I will double check out the relief valve.....
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    07-17-2017, 10:24 AM
    mikem replied to a thread Lift table? in General
    My HF table cylinder slowly leaks down and the table sinks over time. Anyone have this problem and a possible fix?
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    07-09-2017, 07:40 PM
    I love it! What is the part taken from that allows angles and height adjustment?
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    07-09-2017, 07:33 PM
    Paul A.--very nice and right on the point of what I was hoping to do! Thanks! Glug----the milling head needs to be squared up with the mower...
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    07-07-2017, 06:09 PM
    There are times that I would like to drill an off center/axis hole in a piece that is mounted in lathe chuck without removing and re-chucking it back...
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    06-29-2017, 04:49 PM
    Think of everything now that could possibly come up at the new shop and decide how you and he will handle it. Once you are in the middle of a big...
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    06-29-2017, 04:04 PM
    It is a personal touch...that I like when other guys add it but I don't always follow--
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    06-03-2017, 03:16 PM
    mikem replied to a thread albrecht keyless chuck stuck in General
    Take a piece of .5" aluminum scrap and drill a hole the same size as the chuck body through it, then cut it into halves and then clamp onto the chuck...
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    06-02-2017, 06:27 PM
    mikem replied to a thread Power Hacksaw. in General
    I like the look of it! Nice design.
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    06-02-2017, 06:11 PM
    mikem replied to a thread Verticalised 4x6 bandsaw in General
    I have been thinking about doing a conversion just like this. Thanks for posting....... I love it!
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