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    That's the way I was shown to straighten out a...

    That's the way I was shown to straighten out a center. Sometimes in the initial drilling a nub left from facing may force the center drill off and you can see it move back and forth, obviously...
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    Well, there might be a natural limit there. The...

    Well, there might be a natural limit there. The ones making the mods on their guns and then trying them out in the woods may be unwittingly improving the gene pool.

    But on another note. A...
  3. Thread: Shop Made Tools

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    Sticky: What is it specifically about the radius...

    What is it specifically about the radius discrepancy that annoys you? At first glance it seems to me not especially relevant.

    Thinking about different cases. If both pieces have sharp corners...
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    A project i worked on utilized a large indexing...

    A project i worked on utilized a large indexing table and it had a solenoid operated brake. When you initiated an index it would release the brake (disk brake on the motor shaft), run the motor to...
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    Back in the early 70's I was working on the...

    Back in the early 70's I was working on the exhaust system for a car in the shop, Mercedes if I remember. Up on the hoist I'm looking at the bell housing and son of a gun if there isn't a socket...
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    All very nicely done, well thought out and well...

    All very nicely done, well thought out and well explained.
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    The front piece needs to be able to move up and...

    The front piece needs to be able to move up and down at the end where the indicator is. That is, it's essentially tracking just the one foot at the front. Conceptually you could have just had an...
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    It gets only occasional use for a variety of...

    It gets only occasional use for a variety of reasons. One, I don't have enough room in the shop so if I want to use it I have to do some shifting around. Two, it tends to get used if I have a...
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    I've also built one. There's a Yahoo group...

    I've also built one. There's a Yahoo group devoted to the Quorn and some work-alikes. The files and photos sections have a lot of pictures of different builds and various mods or enhancements.
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    Boy, that raises a question I never thought to...

    Boy, that raises a question I never thought to worry about.

    I've got a Quorn and the screw and dial are graduated in thousanths of an inch. I've also got a few metric endmills in the drawer. ...
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    I'm not giving you a hard time. We need to pay...

    I'm not giving you a hard time. We need to pay constant attention to safety issues, but realistically some situations are impossible or impractical so you just have to stay alert.

    It happened...
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    Do you have a pic of how you installed the wheel...

    Do you have a pic of how you installed the wheel guards afterwards? :D

    I guess if the lathe is big enough to swing the guards too ....
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    On a similar grinder I just made up thicker...

    On a similar grinder I just made up thicker washers for the inner side that were a close fit on the shaft. I don't have them here in front of me, but I think they were about 1/2" thick, turned with...
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    I recently got a set of leads at Lowes with...

    I recently got a set of leads at Lowes with crocodile's. I can't remember what I paid but less than $40 I'm pretty sure. Banana plugs fit the other meter.
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    Yeah, that's entirely likely. But it's really...

    Yeah, that's entirely likely. But it's really foisting their own problem off on others.

    So, would they accept this scenario? I've got a dog who takes a dump on my front lawn. Well, I don't...
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    Bet they won't buy me the electric mower so we...

    Bet they won't buy me the electric mower so we can all have more peace, though.
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    This isn't a serious problem but it is annoying. ...

    This isn't a serious problem but it is annoying. I'm currently living in a house with a fenced in back yard. All the neighbor yards are also wood fenced about 6 - 1/2 feet so you can't see adjacent...
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    I heard a story passed on about an old mechanic...

    I heard a story passed on about an old mechanic in Des Moines when I was in college. He was legendary for working on import cars and was reputed to be the only mechanic known who could rebuild a...
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    Stopped by the parts store for a set of...

    Stopped by the parts store for a set of windshield wipers. Nothing extraordinary about that,

    but,

    on the counter were a couple boxes for Digital Inspection Mirror. WTH? I've got a couple...
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    I've been replacing the screen on a door for two...

    I've been replacing the screen on a door for two days. It's the old time wooden door with screen tacked down and trim molding over it. I can't complain since the old screen was on the door when we...
  21. You can verify squareness with a surface plate,...

    You can verify squareness with a surface plate, an indicator and a surface gauge. The easiest way to visualize the process is to imagine the process for a rectangular block. For it to be a...
  22. You might look out for an old Palm Pilot, before...

    You might look out for an old Palm Pilot, before phone. They did a good job of name/address management that could be used for passwords.
  23. Thread: Oldie mike

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    Ya, and what do the Ukrainians call them?

    Ya, and what do the Ukrainians call them?
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    In centerless grinders the workpiece is trapped...

    In centerless grinders the workpiece is trapped between the grinding wheel, a regulating wheel and a work rest. It's possible in some circumstances to get lobed parts. They may measure to tenths...
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    I can't remember if this has been pitched before....

    I can't remember if this has been pitched before. Joe Biden's probably grateful this isn't Sweden

    There is a beautiful deserted island in the middle of nowhere where the following people are...
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