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    Yesterday, 06:47 PM
    mikem replied to a thread Shop air system in General
    My HF hose reel has red rubber (Chinese) hose and it is very pliable. Almost too stretchy when I reel it out and in.
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    12-09-2017, 04:42 PM
    When a friend of mine made a bar for tying cargo off in my van, he filled the center of the 2 by 2 metal square tubing with a square oak spindle. It...
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    12-06-2017, 02:53 PM
    mikem replied to a thread Where to buy gears? in General
    Taking the rack out of south bend or atlas seems sacrilegious! Kinda like bumping off grandpa to give his heart to the grand kids!
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    11-21-2017, 09:54 AM
    You don't want to rely on solder to hold a connection together that conducts enough current to get warm or in adverse cases, hot. Solder melts at a...
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    11-16-2017, 06:32 PM
    mikem replied to a thread tool gloat? in General
    They are a really nicely engineered machine. The chuck is self-centering for any bit up to 13/16 and you grind one side of the cutting edge and flip...
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    11-16-2017, 05:08 PM
    mikem started a thread tool gloat? in General
    https://tse4.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.HVH0SdELVRg3Rnn_0kPLHgEsDH&pid=15.1&P=0&w=236&h=158 Mine is similar to the link above. Got a drill bit...
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    11-14-2017, 08:35 PM
    mikem replied to a thread Care Package from Mikem in General
    You can make another arbor for the threaded chuck and keep a center drill in it, ready to go. Two chucks are a handy thing!
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    11-14-2017, 08:32 PM
    mikem replied to a thread Care Package from Mikem in General
    You are welcome! Sometimes, I can't pass up good deals, even if I already have one (or more) and then I find myself wondering why I bought the...
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    11-11-2017, 06:32 PM
    Anyone have a link to a chart or cheat sheet? My manual doesn't cover metric threads. Thanks--Mike.
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    11-11-2017, 06:29 PM
    This is such a tangent for a man of your caliber, Forrest! Quite often you have the best answers to the various questions here.
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    11-11-2017, 06:25 PM
    A Picture says 1000 words! Should have just masked it off, instead of taking it apart....... What does it look like?
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    11-10-2017, 01:00 AM
    mikem replied to a thread Free Machines in General
    Check your private messages... I have a surplus of chucks and other stuff. Thanks--mike.
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    11-01-2017, 12:45 PM
    I like them both! They went out of their way to share and help others, when they didn't have to help. Sometimes, they got into pissing contests and...
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    10-26-2017, 09:14 PM
    +1 on the email list!
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    10-24-2017, 01:03 PM
    I LOVE IT AS IT IS! LEAVE IT ALONE! THIS WORKS SO WELL! DON'T screw IT UP! You need a new project to keep busy :)
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    10-23-2017, 01:44 PM
    mikem replied to a thread Sir John in General
    That is really sad! A lot of really good information went dark with his passing. Luckily for us he did share a lot of it so it isn't all lost! God...
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    10-20-2017, 01:52 PM
    mikem replied to a thread Sir John in General
    I really have learned a lot from reading John's posts over the years on this forum......John--thanks for everything, the good and the crazy!
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