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    Today, 07:55 PM
    How about tying the trusses into the car hoist? Brian
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    Today, 12:13 PM
    1. I have never seen one with a pilot. 2. Do you see a square on the end? That isn't for chucking into a drill chuck. Brian
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    Yesterday, 02:41 PM
    Whatever you do don't use it under power. Brian
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    02-11-2016, 05:01 PM
    The cap that I put in is brand new and starts the compressor fine but I am just wondering if the smaller size of the new cap means anything. I'd hate...
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    02-11-2016, 04:28 PM
    bborr01 replied to a thread Suitcase welder help in General
    Thanks for the explanation. Brian
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    02-11-2016, 03:57 PM
    Update: I installed the new capacitor and my compressor starts fine now. The new capacitor was a little smaller, about an inch shorter and a little...
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    02-11-2016, 03:35 PM
    Machining is funny that way. Sometimes splitting gnat hairs is the difference between a good outcome and a fair outcome. Your choice. Brian
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    02-11-2016, 02:55 PM
    The picture in the bottom illustration on the right shows what the reasoning is for setting the compound on 30 degrees. if you set it at 29 or 29.5...
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    02-11-2016, 11:54 AM
    One other thing that I would like to mention regarding cutting threads. The proper way to cut threads is to cut them to size with your lathe tool...
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    02-11-2016, 11:50 AM
    I'm always open to new ideas as my signatures line says, open eyes, open ears, open mind. But I have been cutting threads for 35 years or so and...
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    02-11-2016, 11:10 AM
    We had on average about 10 full time lathe hands and they all set their compounds to 30 degrees. We built most of the equipment in a 2.2 million...
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    02-11-2016, 11:07 AM
    I trust my compound to give me 30 degrees when I set it to 30 degrees. Brian
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    02-10-2016, 10:32 PM
    bborr01 replied to a thread Suitcase welder help in General
    I'm not sure what you mean when you say CV or CC. I assume you mean constant voltage and constant current. My tig is definetly not constant current....
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    02-10-2016, 10:26 PM
    I've never really tried to calculate how deep a thread needs to be. All that matters is that when you are finished cutting the thread that it is the...
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    02-10-2016, 10:19 PM
    When I asked the old boy that was teaching me how to cut threads if I should set the compound to 29 or 29.5 degrees he asked me if I was planning on...
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    02-10-2016, 11:56 AM
    I have been cutting threads on a lathe for about 35 years and always set the compound to 30 degrees. I asked the journeyman that was training me if I...
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    02-10-2016, 10:16 AM
    bborr01 replied to a thread Suitcase welder help in General
    I have a Miller suitcase welder/wire feeder that is rated at 500 amps. These were the original suitcase welders before the inverter technology made...
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    02-09-2016, 09:10 AM
    That table may look pretty crappy but if it were mine I would very likely leave it as it. Take a file and knock off the high spots and put a vise on...
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    02-09-2016, 09:03 AM
    Andy, You can cut them with an end mill. Just take a small cut of maybe .100" each pass until you have cut through the entire thickness. Then...
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    02-09-2016, 08:47 AM
    bborr01 replied to a thread Supid dewalt drill chuck in General
    I have several DeWalt drills and as long as I tighten the chuck tight enough I never have a problem with the chuck loosening up when I let off the...
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    02-08-2016, 02:57 PM
    bborr01 replied to a thread OT- Flip Phones? in General
    Please don't misinterpret my post as me not liking to use a phone for a phone. Probably about 90% of the communicating that I do on my smartphone is...
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    02-08-2016, 02:29 PM
    Have you considered having the end plates water jetted? Brian
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    02-08-2016, 01:31 PM
    bborr01 replied to a thread OT- Flip Phones? in General
    I was in the same camp until about 5 years ago when I got my first smart phone. Now I wouldn't want to be without it. It is my: phone, flashlight,...
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    02-06-2016, 09:23 PM
    Russ, If you ever decide to use a magnetic chuck on a milling machine, make sure to take a video. I want to watch it. Thanks, Brian
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    02-06-2016, 07:57 PM
    Brian, Your design reminds me a lot of the model airplane engines I used to mess with back in the 60's and 70's. Cox was the most popular around...
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    02-04-2016, 02:17 PM
    For quick convenient storing of files, thumb drives are what I use. For backup, I have a portable hard drive. Both thumb drives and portable hard...
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    02-04-2016, 11:22 AM
    bborr01 replied to a thread Trip to Dan Diego/Carlsbad in General
    There is a retired carrier in Corpus Christi, Tx too. My wife and I toured it about 10 years ago. It even has an Imax theater on board. Brian
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    02-03-2016, 10:54 PM
    Different brand. I can't remember the brand name but it was commercial grade like the one you got. It was a real nice piece of equipment. It moved...
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    02-03-2016, 04:40 PM
    Looks like I found the problem. I decided to pull the capacitors out of their enclosure and get them tested or find a way to test them myself. When I...
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    02-03-2016, 02:09 PM
    bborr01 replied to a thread Lithium batteries in General
    I think the DeWalt tools have what is called regenerative braking. When the tool brakes it is putting a small charge into the battery as it stops. ...
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