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    I am surprised to read the comments about Brother...

    I am surprised to read the comments about Brother ink jet printers. For the features I wanted, like wide paper path, copying, scan, and fax, I felt I could not afford a laser. I went through a series...
  2. I did not work in machine shops; I worked as a TV...

    I did not work in machine shops; I worked as a TV engineer. I designed and built TV stations. I kept them running with scheduled and emergency maintenance. Spent many a night on a 16 or 18 hour day...
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    Ahhh, first post about shop heaters. Summer is...

    Ahhh, first post about shop heaters. Summer is over.

    If it is 30 years old, I would not have bothered moving it. Do get a good CO2 detector if you decide to use it. Heaven only knows how much...
  4. I have never used one, so what is the point? Is...

    I have never used one, so what is the point? Is it just that a shaper would just be a lot slower than a milling machine? But then, can't a shaper be started and left to finish the job while the...
  5. I admit that I do not know the official name for...

    I admit that I do not know the official name for this style. But it is what I was calling the 3-in-1 style as it operates very much like those common, imported machines. Of course, the one in the...
  6. Local parts houses are not, strictly speaking,...

    Local parts houses are not, strictly speaking, "retail". Many don't even want to talk to the general public. Frankly, I think they are shooting themselves in the foot, probably both feet at the same...
  7. Future Project Musings: Brake Design for Shop Press

    While swimming laps I often think about things beyond how many ceiling tiles I swim past or the magnificent oak growing outside the pool doors. Since I recently had to bend some small aluminum covers...
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    Killjoy!

    Killjoy!
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    OoOooK! I do understand. Have fun.

    OoOooK! I do understand. Have fun.
  10. ACs and dehumidifiers use the same principle. The...

    ACs and dehumidifiers use the same principle. The AC must be sized properly to control the humidity. If it is too much oversized, it will only run for a little time and that is not enough to bring...
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    A terminal block would need to be properly...

    A terminal block would need to be properly mounted. They should never be laying around loose. I seriously doubt that there is any provision for mounting one in that connection box. Perhaps in other...
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    Looks like a good trick.

    Looks like a good trick.
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    U. N. C. L. E.? Ha, I couldn't remember so I...

    U. N. C. L. E.?

    Ha, I couldn't remember so I looked it up.
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    Where do you get them? Hollywood hires them...

    Where do you get them?

    Hollywood hires them from the actors' union hiring hall.

    In the real world, all too many people are willing to do anything for money. But you asked where can they be...
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    Nah! He has a neighbor lady who sunbathes...

    Nah! He has a neighbor lady who sunbathes al-a-natural.
  16. My grandfather, on my mother's side, was, among...

    My grandfather, on my mother's side, was, among other things, a carpenter. I have only a very few of his tools but I treasure them. He had a post mounted, hand crank, grinding wheel that I wish I...
  17. Great! I'm glad it's up and running again. In a...

    Great! I'm glad it's up and running again. In a long career with a good amount of electronic repair work, I don't know how many times that a good cleaning fixed the problem.

    Aside: You do know...
  18. That looks great. I think I have seen this photo...

    That looks great. I think I have seen this photo before.

    The only thing that seems to be missing is easily settable, depth stops. I find that a easy to adjust depth stop makes a drill press about...
  19. I may have to buy some jeans and rapidly age them...

    I may have to buy some jeans and rapidly age them so I can cut them up into small rags for drilling.
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    I would agree that there is a line and it should...

    I would agree that there is a line and it should not be crossed. But you can still use just the idea to advantage.

    I once worked at a place which had a community refrigerator, as many companies...
  21. And the size of the hole is another important...

    And the size of the hole is another important factor. A 1/4" hole is one thing. A 3" hole is quite another. And then, there would be sizes like 1/16", 1/64", and smaller. Somewhere around 1/2" or so,...
  22. Nothing wrong with that. I know that a lot of us...

    Nothing wrong with that. I know that a lot of us are on both forums.
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    The numbers make perfect sense. It is divided...

    The numbers make perfect sense. It is divided into 8 and 12 divisions. Some of the marks are shared by both of those and others are only for one. Eight divisions give you 2, 4, and 8 flutes. Twelve...
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    That looks nifty. I am not sure what it would be...

    That looks nifty. I am not sure what it would be used for, but it looks nice. It would run something up and down, cycling back and forth continuously. A bucket in a well?

    Another mechanical way...
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    Wow! I think my knowledge of metal alloys just...

    Wow! I think my knowledge of metal alloys just doubled.

    Thanks for posting.
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