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  1. My original plan for a house with a separate shop...

    My original plan for a house with a separate shop building was going to include a covered walkway so I didn't have to get wet going from shop to house in the rain.

    And for a brief few moments on...
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    I'm quickly learning that whenever I try to dream...

    I'm quickly learning that whenever I try to dream up a solution for such things I'm better to look online and see what is already out there. Looking up "220v remote switch" then "220v 30a remote...
  3. I had a similar problem but for the somewhat...

    I had a similar problem but for the somewhat lighter wood working machines. Only way into the basement was down the stairs in the middle of the house. I put in basement door to replace one of the...
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    Glad I was able to help you ease your concerns...

    Glad I was able to help you ease your concerns over occasional used of an electric heater.

    How does the duty cycle for that heater in your shop work out? More or less the same as I described for...
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    The 4800w unit I was talking about in my earlier...

    The 4800w unit I was talking about in my earlier post is pretty much a copy of yours. But blue and with only the one power setting. So obviously I totally agree with your recomendation.... :D And...
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    The complete units are so cheap why bother? Are...

    The complete units are so cheap why bother? Are you after something pretty specific?
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    Lake, your ideas are sound. "Heat rises" is only...

    Lake, your ideas are sound. "Heat rises" is only true in most liquids and gases that expand and become less dense. In solids the primary heat transfer is via conduction which occurs equally in all...
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    If you don't leave the heat on to at least some...

    If you don't leave the heat on to at least some minimum value all the time then it WILL take some time to warm up. All that mass of machinery will act like ice cubes in a drink and cool the air off...
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    I've still got my old butcher block style holder...

    I've still got my old butcher block style holder from the old house shop over by the lathe. It only holds 4 files now but that's all I need generally on the lathe. It is a great way to get it done....
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    If the clamp won't be in the way I think that's a...

    If the clamp won't be in the way I think that's a great idea. Depends on the item and cuts needed I guess. And also assuming a nice sturdy piece of plate for rigidity.

    But how would that be...
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    Ken the side facing to the right is somewhat...

    Ken the side facing to the right is somewhat hollowed and down in the hollow a bit off center is the slot which runs vertically.

    Yeah just clamping it down to the table with a strap clamp and some...
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    Different methods for different people of course....

    Different methods for different people of course. And there's more than one road to Rome and all that.

    In my case it's not a waste of premium space because I had already scheduled the two drawers...
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    He mentioned a 1911 grip safety and milling out a...

    He mentioned a 1911 grip safety and milling out a groove on the inside of a curve a little deeper. There's only two flat surfaces on that thing and to use a keyway cutter means having to have flat...
  14. Thread: enco 92010?

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    Cameron, I actually did pick up on that. But it...

    Cameron, I actually did pick up on that. But it was also a good excuse to toss out those steps that I'd been pondering for some time. And to be fair to your original idea I hope I don't ever have...
  15. Thread: OT - Epoxy

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    You're both right. I've used JB as well. The...

    You're both right. I've used JB as well. The issue is that it's thick as snot when you're mixing it or trying to make it spread. But it's a longer sort of cure and on an upside down hole it'll...
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    Found THIS ONE...

    Found THIS ONE . But it might be a bit too small at just 1" wide jaws that open 1 3/16" even for what you're thinking. Cute little thing though....

    I suspect that something like THIS BIGGER ONE...
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    That's a new one on me. And explains why my good...

    That's a new one on me. And explains why my good "steel files" seem a bit lazy when I file brass.

    Here are two of the drawers of my metal shop which are directly across from the big vise where...
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    Whatever you do NOT let them rub or kiss up...

    Whatever you do NOT let them rub or kiss up against each other any more than you would allow fine knives to just rub together.

    Keep the old worn files for testing hardness. A new file skated...
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    Yeah, he's working at a level that's an order of...

    Yeah, he's working at a level that's an order of magnitude tighter than we common folk....
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    This is going to be amazing when it's all...

    This is going to be amazing when it's all together. The trick is to get over the fear of making it messy by actually using it.... :D

    As we found in the opening pages this is a pretty small lathe....
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    Yep, pretty impressive. Air hockey technology...

    Yep, pretty impressive. Air hockey technology leads to super accuracy :)

    The method for making the lathe bed had me saying "amazing...." in my head too.
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    I'm thinking that once bent that then it would...

    I'm thinking that once bent that then it would need a special cutter to cut to length. So likely easier to shear off strip stock since anyplace fabbing items out of sheet and thin plate like this...
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    A great story with a lot of laughs.... but really...

    A great story with a lot of laughs.... but really YOU are the brave one. Other than sweeping the floor i'd be mortally fearful of finding the good stuff gone away or stuff being so misplaced that it...
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    Time for a total go over of the setup. But as a...

    Time for a total go over of the setup. But as a first step open things up and check all the connectors and connections.

    It would not surprise me that it wasn't the cold at all and moving it...
  25. Thread: enco 92010?

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    Just one way but if I ran across such a thing I...

    Just one way but if I ran across such a thing I think I'd go something like this....


    Using a good magnifying setup make up a single tooth form cutter to use in a shaft so it looks a bit like a...
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