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    04-19-2018, 10:47 PM
    I was thinking of using the machinable wax for "Lost Wax" casting. I called the factory and was told that it was a vegetable wax and therefore not...
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    04-19-2018, 08:32 AM
    A speaker magnet on a stick. The "store bought" ones put the magnet at an angle so you do not have to be straight above area you are "sweeping". ...
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    04-18-2018, 09:55 AM
    Usually my "coolest machine" is the one I am using at the moment. But when I have guests in the shop it is the metal cutting shaper made from the...
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    04-15-2018, 07:38 PM
    Stepside replied to a thread Treating polished brass in General
    Thanks for all the suggestions. She will order some Renaissance wax tonight. It is her project and she has fairly high standards for the finished...
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    04-14-2018, 08:02 PM
    The "Little Woman" purchased a lighting sconce that came out of a movie theater. It is Brass with some polished areas. She has done a nice job of...
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    04-10-2018, 07:59 PM
    Stepside started a thread A Delrin Question in General
    A simple question. Does Delrin change size with a temperature change? If so, ideas of the shrink available from putting the part in the freezer? ...
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    03-30-2018, 04:00 PM
    The rest of the story: After being informed that the shafting I was tapping was Aquamet 19, (Spec sheet says it is a modified Type 304 Stainless...
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    03-28-2018, 07:14 PM
    Stepside replied to a thread Woodruff Key question in General
    In the next few days I will make a sample using the technique put forth by Illinoyance. thanks for the tip. Pete
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    03-28-2018, 04:50 PM
    Stepside replied to a thread Woodruff Key question in General
    Arcane You might be on to something. I touched off on the shaft and raised the table the depth in the handbook. Pete
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    03-28-2018, 12:07 PM
    Stepside replied to a thread Woodruff Key question in General
    The key size and the cutter match. The fit is excellent except for being too tall. All numbers from Machinery's Handbook. My question was "are the...
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    03-28-2018, 08:56 AM
    Stepside replied to a thread Woodruff Key question in General
    Tight is not the issue. They fit snug or better width wise in both the shaft and the mating part, The issue is/was height and I wondered if that was...
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    03-27-2018, 07:31 PM
    Stepside started a thread Woodruff Key question in General
    Are Woodruff keys made tall allow for final fitting? I have one of the kits with 10 keys of each of a dozen sizes. Might be sub-standard quality. ...
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    03-24-2018, 01:05 PM
    Lakeside Thanks for the information. Mystery Metal is no fun. BTW I used my larger lathe to drill with, not your Drill Press. Pete
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    03-23-2018, 10:53 PM
    The task is some 1/2-20 threads in some Stainless of unknown heritage. I know it was a propeller shaft from a 5 litre hydroplane. I also know it is...
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    03-20-2018, 12:30 PM
    Gents The reason George is not answering back is because he is ot buying a larger hat. Seems he got a "swelled head" from all the nice...
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    02-21-2018, 11:35 AM
    I used CAD to draw the two holes to size and in the relative positions. If you do it in one plunge , it will leave you with a portion of the groove...
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    02-17-2018, 07:32 PM
    Panic stop for a 16 year old might include a clutch at some point. If the stop hadn't killed the transmission, the weight of the shift knob would...
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    02-17-2018, 07:25 PM
    Stepside replied to a thread New addition to the shop in General
    Sid You could label the drawers with the letters of the alphabet, You are two drawers short so gang up the X,Y and Z. A= Anvils, B= Broaches, C=...
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    02-17-2018, 02:17 PM
    Back when T-10 four speed transmissions meant you had the "Boss" car in the student parking lot one of my students made a "custom billet" shift knob....
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    02-14-2018, 03:44 PM
    Stepside replied to a thread Quick question mandrels in General
    I have "played around" with the Woods Metal. I think it would work, especially if you quenched it in ice water right after the pour. The quenching...
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    02-06-2018, 03:56 PM
    I have 1) A South Bend 9-10K exploded parts list. Sent from the factory Aug 5, 1976. There is some other related material as well. ...
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    02-05-2018, 10:21 PM
    Stepside replied to a thread O-Ring advice needed in General
    Forestgnome The Hydro runs a 305 Cubic Inch Chevrolet. One of these days I will drive over and see it. Boats, Planes, Horses and a Mistress are...
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    02-05-2018, 02:32 PM
    Stepside replied to a thread O-Ring advice needed in General
    nc5a I like your idea. I will try to persuade the "customer". The deformation would be a issue when removing and replacing the cover. Also a...
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    02-05-2018, 12:37 PM
    I have a Roll-In saw. When I bought it new 20 years ago I was using cutting oil on steel. All of the sudden it started to cut crooked and made a...
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    02-05-2018, 11:18 AM
    Stepside started a thread O-Ring advice needed in General
    I am working on a small project for a friend. It is a set of covers for inspection holes in a limited hydroplane hull. The covers are 6 inches in...
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    01-30-2018, 08:26 AM
    Just finishing up the turret for a Sherline. The plans are good, only a couple of E'mails to clarify. If you like small parts do the Sherline turret...
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    01-29-2018, 09:37 PM
    MSC sells a 1/8 inch diameter foam cord. I have used it on 24 x 36 inch panel with a wood router. We made a loop of the cord that was close to as...
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