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    I change my background quite often- I like to...

    I change my background quite often- I like to view beautiful things, and the backgrounds can be inspiring. I cycle through my pictures and those from other sources, and enjoy having something nice to...
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    OT- one-button hide desktop

    I've searched with mainly frustration for a way to get my screen clear of icons with either mouse over 'always on top' desktop icon, or a keyboard keystroke. The computer is running XP pro. There is...
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    My dad used one in his construction company, and...

    My dad used one in his construction company, and he kept it for all the years afterwards. I have it now, but have converted it into a sliding head drill press. My friends dad still uses his RAS.
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    Looks like fairly minor stuff to...

    Looks like fairly minor stuff to fix/replace/repair. The threading dial you can do without- you just change the technique you use for threading. The selector lever might be functional inside the...
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    I had a program called hi-split and hi-join, that...

    I had a program called hi-split and hi-join, that seemed to work well for me.
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    One of the first things that came to me was how...

    One of the first things that came to me was how well does that design handle the grindings- other than that I like it.
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    You're asking what's the right video editor-...

    You're asking what's the right video editor- assuming that you're past the point of needing to get the information on the tape transferred to a workable computer file. VCR to computer is probably a...
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    Well, if you love music you could be a friend of...

    Well, if you love music you could be a friend of mine- and unless I missed it, you missed it (HELP! da beatles) I guess you already know, but short of having the manual you may have to reinvent the...
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    Sometimes you just need to ask here. It's common...

    Sometimes you just need to ask here. It's common enough to have a sort of mental block- happens to me lots.

    One of the first parts I made on my 8x18 (9x20 basically) was a cross slide lead screw...
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    I like the iris idea. I also thought of the two...

    I like the iris idea. I also thought of the two panes of glass, but my idea was to use a liquid to fill the space. A black liquid, and the closer the spacing the less liquid would have to be pumped...
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    OT- poor mans electric window

    Meaning a window that you can open or close to light. You can obviously use a curtain, but I want to do it using a more elegant scheme- perhaps a pair of polarized films, one of which you'd rotate....
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    The 'conventional' wisdom gives these...

    The 'conventional' wisdom gives these recommendations- stay with the recommended oil, do not go for 40 weight, and if you do you shouldn't go back to 30 weight afterwards. And don't change to...
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    I would clamp or tack weld two pieces together...

    I would clamp or tack weld two pieces together and drill down between them. What will help is if you can make a bit of a groove along each piece before putting them together. That will help keep the...
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    And here I was thinking about that special arrow-...

    And here I was thinking about that special arrow- I thought it maybe had a cutter on the front of it and it would simply hack through a branch :)

    Good idea- I made one that would shoot a weight...
  15. Thread: Making a pulley

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    My first reaction was why not make them from pvc-...

    My first reaction was why not make them from pvc-

    Several years back I started scrounging left-over sections of pvc pipe, which would come with wall thicknesses from 1/16 to more than an inch. The...
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    One thing about it- making your own you get to...

    One thing about it- making your own you get to pretty much decide how long you want the blades to be. The more robust the machine, the longer of blade it will handle properly. Usually this also means...
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    That's a good one Len. I've done similar, using...

    That's a good one Len. I've done similar, using JB as a bedding agent for steel parts. Never had a problem. In this case it would give essentially perfect alignment because you are not distorting the...
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    Saw through it at the junction and clean off the...

    Saw through it at the junction and clean off the paint where the blades mount. Then use shims as shown in that video at about 12:15 and re-weld it.
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    You'd probably have to be able to cut 10 ga steel...

    You'd probably have to be able to cut 10 ga steel to be able to cut 14 ga stainless.
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    When I got mine (smaller than the pics show) I...

    When I got mine (smaller than the pics show) I did a lot of work to make it work- and it does work well now. I did not damage the shearing edges, so I had half a chance at having a shear that worked...
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    If I'm assuming correctly, the problem is knowing...

    If I'm assuming correctly, the problem is knowing when the cut has gone exactly a half diameter into the side of the material. Setting up gauges is time-consuming and prone to error, especially if...
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    Hmm- interesting- I understood much of that. And...

    Hmm- interesting- I understood much of that. And it kind of shows that even with the converter running properly, if it did drop a phase due to a bad contact or connection, this could be the reason...
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    Ok, I'm not worrying. The thing that gets me is...

    Ok, I'm not worrying. The thing that gets me is that I don't know what blew the fuses in the machine. They could have just gotten old and the new ones will hang in there for years- or there could...
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    3 ph voltages

    Just repaired an edge banding machine that uses 3 ph. Measuring the 3 legs, I got 120 v per leg, referenced to ground, and 240 between any 3 legs. Looks good. Went and bought some special fuses for...
  25. Thread: OT- Volt Meter

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    I once saw a circuit that used 3 or 4 leds to...

    I once saw a circuit that used 3 or 4 leds to show the state of charge. If the top one lit, the battery was right up. If the next one lit, you had 13 volts or more, the next one showed 12.6 volts,...
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