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    Since there is only a single sprocket driving the...

    Since there is only a single sprocket driving the duplex chain I'd guess it's a matter of using what is on hand.

    Mike
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    Air compressor. Used for many things, but usually...

    Air compressor. Used for many things, but usually for putting air in the 10 vehicles here.

    Mike
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    I have a nice, precision optical center for my...

    I have a nice, precision optical center for my mill. Never used it....................but, I can envision when I might need it.

    Seldom used:

    - Right angle head for mill
    - BP Shaper/slotter...
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    No. But I do change out the brake fluid because,...

    No. But I do change out the brake fluid because, unlike the differential fluid, it deteriorates over time. I do change automatic transmission fluid because the internal clutches generate debris....
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    Here is a fitting, 1/8P to flared fitting. ...

    Here is a fitting, 1/8P to flared fitting.
    ...
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    In the lathe gearbox I run straight 30W...

    In the lathe gearbox I run straight 30W non-detergent - you don't want impurities suspended; you do want them to sink to the bottom.

    Oh, I add 5-10% moly additive to gearcases, be they automotive...
  7. When you have it apart to clean the chips, why...

    When you have it apart to clean the chips, why not glue a piece of fabric across the slots to stop chip entry?

    Mike
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    He was removing the mineral buildup from water...

    He was removing the mineral buildup from water drying on the blade. Same thing the strop will do. Prevent the water from drying on the blade and you won't have this issue

    Mike
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    I change blades every year or two. Blades don't...

    I change blades every year or two. Blades don't get dulled by human hair. Blades do get dulled by dirt, so you have to use soap and water to get the dirt off your face before you shave. Another cause...
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    When I painted my house I spent 10 days (5...

    When I painted my house I spent 10 days (5 weekends x 2 10 hour days) prepping the job and 1 day spraying with a hi pressure airless sprayer. Best investment for house painting!

    And I used...
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    No, I don't eat steak.

    No, I don't eat steak.
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    No cloth rags allowed in my shop. Paper towels or...

    No cloth rags allowed in my shop. Paper towels or nothing! That was the first safety rule I was taught and I've never forgotten it.

    Mike
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    Sounds like the propellant leaked out. Lots of...

    Sounds like the propellant leaked out. Lots of cans have minute leaks that drain the propellant. If you really want to use the paint you can verify there is no pressure and then puncture the can and...
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    We bought a mag drill just to drill ~40 1" holes...

    We bought a mag drill just to drill ~40 1" holes in 1" steel. Worth the investment (~$1500) to do the job. You find more uses for it.

    Layout the hole pattern and use a center finder to locate...
  15. Certainly there are stronger materials than...

    Certainly there are stronger materials than steel. But, mostly they are not cost effective for home shop use.

    And it depends on what your idea of strength is. Steel is more flexible than granite....
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    Wanted to give it away. Not the first time I've...

    Wanted to give it away. Not the first time I've given stuff away on this site. I was hoping somebody would want it and ask for it.

    If you want it, tell me what you might use it for. Best use (in...
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    Bodine gearmotor

    I have a Bodine gearmotor I need to get rid of.

    Bodine 3205BEPM-W2 130vdc 1/8hp 456rpm w/Minarik controller.

    Where is a good place to list something like this? Craigslist didn't work. It will...
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    You mean these from Harbor Freight: ...

    You mean these from Harbor Freight:

    https://www.harborfreight.com/corner-clamp-with-quick-release-38661.html

    Mike
  19. Are you using a cutting lubricant? Taps cut...

    Are you using a cutting lubricant? Taps cut cleaner and straighter with a good lubricant; especially in aluminum. Tap Magic or WD-40 work well.

    Mike
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    It looks like a $5000 solution in search of a...

    It looks like a $5000 solution in search of a problem........but, I haven't been bothered by drones flying around.

    Mike
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    The video on the site shows how it works. Click...

    The video on the site shows how it works. Click on the tool and then the video.

    Mike
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    You could hang a counterweight (50-100#) off the...

    You could hang a counterweight (50-100#) off the back and measure the movement when you loosen the clamps. Shoot for no movement and call it a day.

    Mike
  23. He's just lifting the shipping container off. No...

    He's just lifting the shipping container off. No problem. I made an extension for my cherry picker for similar light duty lifting.

    Mike
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    BP Shaper/Slotter. But, I better keep it 'cause...

    BP Shaper/Slotter. But, I better keep it 'cause next week I will need it!

    Mike
  25. As the engine is backing out of the house, in the...

    As the engine is backing out of the house, in the next track is a tender marked 4014. The tender on the back of 4014 simply marked UP. Is that piece not yet ready for use? Or is the original for...
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