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    06-03-2018, 05:34 PM
    Duffy replied to a thread A cute "mini-Bullard" in General
    Where these units once called vertical boring machines? Seems to me that the Washington navy yard had one for relining seriously large cannon-16"...
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    05-20-2018, 10:58 PM
    Since you are determined, and with good reason, here is how I suggest that you bleach your wax:- Melt the wax in a large container such that you have...
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    05-20-2018, 06:36 PM
    Beeswax can be bleached using hydrogen peroxide. I would assume that candle wax would also bleach. HOWEVER candle wax is not just parafin wax. A...
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    05-16-2018, 03:45 PM
    Duffy replied to a thread OT What type of adhesive? in General
    I would suggest sodium silicate, (water glass,) from your local lapidary supply. After it sets up, run a bead of silicone caulking around the edge of...
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    05-01-2018, 05:46 PM
    Seems like a dumb question but not really. I have a Craftex mill/drill, the one with a 4 1/2" column. I also have two grandsons who use my shop. When...
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    04-28-2018, 04:55 PM
    To quote Jack Benny, WELLLLL! On what seemed like the 77th attempt, with the blades installed, The fan speeds range from about 270-420 rpm in five...
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    04-27-2018, 12:38 PM
    Duffy replied to a thread CBN Grinding Wheels in General
    I have one that is slightly used. It is only about 1/4" thick and wide. I believe it was used on an automatic bandsaw sharpener in a commercial saw...
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    04-25-2018, 06:13 PM
    My grandson and I tried just about everything, even opening and checking the rotary switch! I finally hung the unit, minus blades, from the ceiling...
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    04-25-2018, 12:54 PM
    Something that perhaps is forgotten. Back in the day when gas masks were common, the military provided a kit labelled "Anti-dim." It basically...
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    04-25-2018, 12:48 PM
    I opened the control box and it turns out that the "transformer" is really a coil with five taps. I guess that Jerry's number 2 option is correct....
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    04-25-2018, 10:25 AM
    Alistair, this may sound silly, but the dishwasher works REALLY WELL.
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    04-25-2018, 10:21 AM
    My daughter has bought a ceiling fan that has a small problem:- it is too fast. The color and design are perfect, so changing is not in the cards. I...
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    04-24-2018, 05:28 PM
    Now for some REAL Heresy! Find a cabinet making shop with a wide belt drum sander. Pay the nice man a few bucks and the job is SAFELY done. You...
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    03-21-2018, 12:29 PM
    Duffy started a thread Old Tool Catalogue in General
    I ran across this catalog in the back of my book case and thought that some of you might find it interesting. It was given to me by a retired...
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