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  1. Sounds like a faulty flame sensor. Does it lock...

    Sounds like a faulty flame sensor. Does it lock out?
  2. Plenty of DC3s are still flying. DC3s are still...

    Plenty of DC3s are still flying. DC3s are still very safe.

    Lots of twin Otters and Beavers still fly today as well.

    What is lacking is the mechanical expertise to keep older technology...
  3. Just because it is flat when you weld it doesn't...

    Just because it is flat when you weld it doesn't mean it will stay flat if you can anneal it (obvious statement) but you may find you have to machine a fair bit off to get it flat after.

    If it is...
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    Wait to see what happens to the price once Amazon...

    Wait to see what happens to the price once Amazon squeezes everyone else out.

    Try to support the little guy as much as reasonably possible.
  5. There is a real problem finding people who want...

    There is a real problem finding people who want to work for $15 in a dirty old job shop. General machinists are on the bottom and do not make anywhere near what plumbers, electricians and HVAC...
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    TGTool or for anyone else who built one... How...

    TGTool or for anyone else who built one...

    How much use does it get? Forgive my ignorance but is Quorn that much better than a Deckel or clone single lip grinder? Or are they essentially of the...
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    I like cats. Who wants to trade recipes?

    I like cats. Who wants to trade recipes?
  8. Thread: Hardening.

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    Agreed. If you can get your flame setup right it...

    Agreed. If you can get your flame setup right it should help avoid most of the oxidization.
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    Is this thread for real? Seems to be a bit far...

    Is this thread for real? Seems to be a bit far away from April fool's.
  10. Thread: oil.

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    I've been using bacon grease in my shop for a few...

    I've been using bacon grease in my shop for a few years now. It works great. I don't seem to have problems with mould (I do package it up in small jars and keep unused new stuff in the fridge until...
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    I have a 1970 VW Bettle that does not have an oil...

    I have a 1970 VW Bettle that does not have an oil filter (screen). If you think I'm going to pour anything but detergent 15W40 Rotella in it I've got news for you.

    Not having enough zinc is a lot...
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    60 year old manager: "We can't find any good...

    60 year old manager:

    "We can't find any good tradesmen. Just can't. Nobody left to hire. Where are all the tradesmen?????".

    5 minutes later.

    "I'm not hiring any kids. They are too...
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    Tom - I'm pretty close to you. I know a home...

    Tom - I'm pretty close to you. I know a home shop guy that could grind your spindle if you want it done. PM me. I don't know how much you are in a hurry but if you can wait a bit I maybe able to...
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    4140HT will last a long time before you will wear...

    4140HT will last a long time before you will wear it out in a home shop.

    Production shop - different story.
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    Mathematics is just another language. It happens...

    Mathematics is just another language. It happens to have the benefit of being universally understood.

    Fundamentally mathematics, like other languages, really has no purpose unless you can use it...
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    If you want the best buy a Heidenhain or...

    If you want the best buy a Heidenhain or Mitutoyo.

    The cheap DRO PROs line I'm pretty sure is just a rebadged Shenzhen DRO that I installed on my mill drill. The higher end magnetic scales...
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    You must be Dutch :). I'm half Dutch. My wife...

    You must be Dutch :).

    I'm half Dutch. My wife isn't at all but our entire family (including my 3 young kids) love Boerenkool. Kale is just going in the garden now.
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    I like all the mechanical inventions stated. ...

    I like all the mechanical inventions stated.

    But I think what the automotive industry did that is even more important is Total Quality Management and the Toyota Production System.

    No other...
  19. As the article states tapered rollers can fail...

    As the article states tapered rollers can fail due to not enough preload.

    When it comes to machine tools and loaded spindles that require rigidity - most often there is not enough preload on the...
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    When I turned 16 many years ago I put my first...

    When I turned 16 many years ago I put my first car on the road after spending the entire summer (and all my working wages) on fixing it up.

    On a winter day on my way home from school I hit ice. I...
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    What does it matter? In fact why does his age...

    What does it matter? In fact why does his age even come into the conversation? Because young people aren't allowed to have shops? And if it is the case (and I have absolutely no clue if it is true...
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    Regarding some of the responses to this thread -...

    Regarding some of the responses to this thread - I'm really shocked. Here you have a young guy who obviously works hard and keeps out of trouble and people still complain.

    No wonder people...
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    I had a X2 milling machine and sold it for the...

    I had a X2 milling machine and sold it for the larger Rong Fu mill drill. It was one of the best decisions I ever made.

    A lot of folks really hate the round column mill drill, but my newer Rong...
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    At this point I would ditch the iGaging scales...

    At this point I would ditch the iGaging scales and go for an inexpensive glass scale DRO.

    iGaging is making boatloads of markup on their Chinese sourced scales. Skip the middleman and buy direct...
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    Just an update - Andy did just email me and...

    Just an update -

    Andy did just email me and said he is working out the hosting issues.

    Use this site: http://MLAToolbox.com
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