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    A neighbor gave me a low-miles but seriously...

    A neighbor gave me a low-miles but seriously filthy Husky pancake compressor - 2.5 SCFM at 90psi, so worth fixing (even though I have several compressors).
    It wouldn't output air, so after a scrub...
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    Yes! Now it the time to learn to cut threads. ...

    Yes! Now it the time to learn to cut threads.
    It is really not hard at all and is a piece of cake once you get the hang of it, which you quickly will.
    All you need for tooling is a HSS blank, a...
  3. Agreed, tools also are much cheaper. In the...

    Agreed, tools also are much cheaper.

    In the Fry's ad today: 25cf Whirlpool french door refrigerator with water dispenser - $1,299.
    The example given earlier was a $700 fridge in 1975. Adjusted...
  4. That old refrigerator cost a lot more overall if...

    That old refrigerator cost a lot more overall if one includes the electricity required to make it functional. There are other factors as well.
    Also, appliances used to be overbuilt, and this is...
  5. Thread: CNC Shaper

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    George has it - it is in MEW:...

    George has it - it is in MEW:
    https://www.model-engineer.co.uk/editorial/page.asp?p=250
  6. Should probably change the crankcase oil and...

    Should probably change the crankcase oil and coolant.



    Yes, I am kidding. 99% of the people here know better, 99% of the general population wouldn't get it...



    First thought was a lack of...
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    Go open the tube of white hardener, squeeze out a...

    Go open the tube of white hardener, squeeze out a small dollop, smear it out and give that a whiff. It is a unique smell.
    I don't mind it, but out of the many hundreds of chemicals I have used, it...
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    Cheap Chinese scissors knurling tool results -...

    Cheap Chinese scissors knurling tool results - 30" of it per part (!), and I did a LOT of them (was doing all of the mfg of my own product at the time).
    One pass on 1 1/4" dia DOM tube, they had to...
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    I have considered using 2 long, lag eye-bolts (2...

    I have considered using 2 long, lag eye-bolts (2 so can't be unscrewed) with cable running through both, but where I am I just haven't felt any threat.
    If you stop the ability for a quick 'snatch...
  10. Thread: AMC Marlin

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    Hey now! ...

    Hey now!

    http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=3148&d=1527876714

    1970 Mark Donohue Javelin SST - 360 with 400 lbs of torque, yet super smooth and reliable, ice cold A/C,...
  11. Consider taking the opportunity to switch to...

    Consider taking the opportunity to switch to Quicken.
    Cheap, complete, easy to set up and use. My last upgrade was in 2006 (for less than $30) and am still happily using that version.
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    It may have been just that easy, so thanks. The...

    It may have been just that easy, so thanks.
    The laminations are bolted together and I had checked the top bolts. BUT, the bottom bolts were loose enough to where I got roughly a full turn on them....
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    OT: Transformer Buzz

    I have several of these Trip Lite Smart1300LCDT UPS power supplies:
    https://www.tripplite.com/support/smart1300lcdt

    Most of them got dropped and beat senseless by UPS in shipping. All but one...
  14. This lacks all credibility. lynnl has repeatedly...

    This lacks all credibility. lynnl has repeatedly demonstrated obvious intelligence and clearly has an exceptional command of the English language.
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    A marine electrician friend of mine dips the wire...

    A marine electrician friend of mine dips the wire end in dielectric grease before inserting into the terminal.
    He has told me that you have to be careful soldering connectors in applications...
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    How else would one properly hang their offal for...

    How else would one properly hang their offal for smoking?
    Stock goes in the pot however, and viscera can just go in the bin.
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    Dan's post reminds me of the first time I climbed...

    Dan's post reminds me of the first time I climbed a 2,000' communication/tv tower. Standing at the base, my buddy (an old hand who managed the tower company) said "don't pay any mind to the height -...
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    Their loss, and more metal for the rest of us...

    Their loss, and more metal for the rest of us 'sane' people! :D
    I have a practical way of looking at things capable of accomplishing useful tasks, *beyond* just 'evoking feelings', which can be done...
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    That is speculative investing, not appreciation...

    That is speculative investing, not appreciation of (and independently monetarily valuing) art itself.
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    I find it interesting that a painting can be...

    I find it interesting that a painting can be deemed worth 50 million dollars (which makes no sense to me in itself), but a copy so perfect as to be indistinguishable without specialized equipment, is...
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    Sorry to hear that Dennis. It is rough to lose a...

    Sorry to hear that Dennis. It is rough to lose a great friend. :(
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    I don't recall ever seeing a custom welding cart...

    I don't recall ever seeing a custom welding cart with a place for a fire extinguisher. Excellent idea - I hope you started a trend.
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    All of my bow saws were too flexy and never had...

    All of my bow saws were too flexy and never had enough blade tension.
    An easy project from some years back:

    http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=4538&d=1548882812

    It...
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    Use a tap guide block. Put a healthy chamfer...

    Use a tap guide block.

    Put a healthy chamfer on the drilled hole.
    Drill a hole that fits the tap in a block of aluminum.
    Make an adapter for the drill to fit the tap (slip fit would be much...
  25. Thread: “Bin@way a lot:

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    An interesting, complex and often discussed...

    An interesting, complex and often discussed subject.
    I have no idea how representative California's school system might be, but I do know that the cost of living there is crazy compared to anywhere...
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