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    Today, 12:30 PM
    My commercial mower grinds them up so small that I don't need to mess with them. As an added bonus the soil loves the extra humus. Brian
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    Yesterday, 07:25 PM
    It looks like they have the miniature machine shop displayed again. I saw it as a early teenager and it was part of the reason I went into tool and...
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    10-12-2019, 12:54 AM
    bborr01 replied to a thread DIY Fab shop in General
    The concept of a public type shop seems cool but in practice it seems like a pipe dream. After spending 30 years working with a bunch of trained...
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    10-08-2019, 09:21 PM
    Our Arizona neighbors have a guest apartment above their garage that has a pellet stove. We sometimes stay in it when we fly out there and have used...
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    10-08-2019, 09:08 PM
    Up here in Michigan where we grow a lot of cherries they also burn cherry pits in pellet stoves.
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    10-06-2019, 10:00 PM
    bborr01 replied to a thread O. T. 5G Phones in General
    It looks like the 5G is a lot like it was when 3G and 4G were introduced. I remember being in Chicago with a 3 and 4 G phones and finally getting to...
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    10-06-2019, 10:15 AM
    bborr01 started a thread O. T. 5G Phones in General
    I'm in the market for a new phone to replace my Samsung S7 Edge. My Samsung phones have always been pretty good but the S7 has had some problems. I'm...
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    10-02-2019, 01:57 PM
    That's some amazing machining Dave. Thanks for taking the time to record it and share it with us. Brian
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    10-01-2019, 10:25 PM
    Do you have a Bridgeport type head on your milling machine. I had a job recently that was about 8 feet worth of 1/8X2" brass that needed a 1/8"...
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    09-11-2019, 08:54 AM
    I just took a look at the shop made tools thread and all the pics are blurry. If they spent half as much time trying to make their site a better site...
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    09-10-2019, 08:25 AM
    What do you use a 30K generator for? I have a 4K generator that I run our entire house with. No central air but everything else. I wouldn't want to...
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    09-08-2019, 08:18 AM
    I just looked at the Hemingway site at the MK3 grinder info. This came from there: • A new Differential Screw arrangement provides a feed into the...
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    09-06-2019, 09:52 AM
    bborr01 replied to a thread Help needed in General
    Also make sure the jaws are in the right position. Most chucks have numbers that correspond to the numbers on the jaws. Brian
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    09-02-2019, 10:37 AM
    bborr01 replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I use Seafoam to clean crud like that out of carbs. My 4 year old Husqvarna commercial mower was surging and I put Seafoam in it and ran it for about...
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    08-31-2019, 11:00 PM
    bborr01 replied to a thread O.T. Fluke Meter Leads. in General
    I got a package from China today and it was my new leads and alligator clip adapters for my meter. The quality looks plenty good. The new leads...
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    08-30-2019, 10:31 PM
    bborr01 replied to a thread Opinion on mill for sale in General
    You don't need a rigger. You need a wrecker. I had a need to move a 6,500# cnc machining center a few years ago. Too big for my trailer so I started...
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    08-28-2019, 01:03 AM
    I doubt that you would have any problem unless the ways are chrome. Use the edge or corner of a file to see if it is hard anywhere if in doubt. ...
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    08-23-2019, 10:27 PM
    bborr01 replied to a thread O.T. Fluke Meter Leads. in General
    I think if John Deere finds out that you aren't using a JD meter they sue you for some sort of infringement. I talked to a friend of mine today that...
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    08-23-2019, 10:25 PM
    bborr01 replied to a thread O.T. Fluke Meter Leads. in General
    I also saw some probe ends with needle type probes on them called non invasive for poking through wire insulation. Probably going to order a set of...
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    08-23-2019, 09:01 AM
    bborr01 replied to a thread O.T. Fluke Meter Leads. in General
    I checked the leads on my Fluke meter and they aren't the screw on type so I went the cheap route and ordered the ones that PSTechPaul suggested on...
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    08-21-2019, 05:42 PM
    bborr01 replied to a thread O.T. Fluke Meter Leads. in General
    Thanks for the info guys. I will be ordering some new leads in the very near future. I have a pair of cables with alligator clips on both ends but I...
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    08-20-2019, 10:58 PM
    Hello All, I have a question for the electrical/electronics crowd. For many years I have used various meters and currently use a Fluke 88. After...
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    08-15-2019, 10:46 PM
    Edwin, The dirty sludge that may form in the canister will still be on the dirty side of things and it won't end up in the engine. If it gets...
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    08-13-2019, 10:22 AM
    Seems kind of odd that whoever put the tracker in the car didn't take it back out to use on another car. Brian
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    08-07-2019, 11:48 AM
    RV's depreciate a lot when new but I have known people to buy RV's used and clean and repair them and sell them for more than they paid for them even...
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    08-04-2019, 10:41 PM
    bborr01 replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Propane has 80% of the btu's of gasoline so for every 10 hours of run time you get with gasoline you will only get 8 hours of run time on the same...
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    07-31-2019, 11:39 PM
    bborr01 replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    What was your motivation to mount it that way instead of just using it with a compound? Did you buy the lathe without one? Brian
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    07-28-2019, 12:34 AM
    I had a similar problem with our dishwasher a few years ago. The problem ended up being some stuff was plugging a screen under the screen in the...
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    07-28-2019, 12:21 AM
    Did you get any charts with it?
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    07-26-2019, 12:29 PM
    bborr01 replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    I think most of the numbers referring to gauges of steel and wire refer to how many times they have been run through the draw die or rollers. Brian
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