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  1. I dropped all the main stream readers a couple...

    I dropped all the main stream readers a couple years ago and went to Thunderbird. It was a little awkward getting used to the changes, but it directly supports all my email. Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail,...
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    Well it finally arrived a day late while the...

    Well it finally arrived a day late while the blades arrived several days early.

    First impressions are good. All the sheet metal is heavier than I expected and much heavier than my wood only...
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    I do have a couple spare small 3 jaws now that...

    I do have a couple spare small 3 jaws now that both of my smaller lathes are setup with pull back 3C adapters. I guess I could bolt one to a right angle plate pretty quickly. Maybe even mount a bar...
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    Its advertised a wood/metal saw. The title says...

    Its advertised a wood/metal saw. The title says 3 phase, but if you read into the description it says it runs on single phase and uses a VFD. Its probably speed controlled with a potentiometer...
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    Saw 22nd Blades 26th Ha!

    Saw 22nd
    Blades 26th

    Ha!
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    Sawzall? Are you talking about a Milwaukee (tm)...

    Sawzall? Are you talking about a Milwaukee (tm) recipro saw or something else?
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    Well, I had hoped to reach a compromise blade to...

    Well, I had hoped to reach a compromise blade to leave on "most" of the time, but I broke down and bought two blades for the new saw. A 5/8 and a 10/14. I looked at buying some coil stock, but I...
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    That's what I have read. I mostly cut 1/2 and...

    That's what I have read. I mostly cut 1/2 and 3/4 6061, so a 4-6 TPI blade would do the trick, but I do cut other things. LOL.
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    New Bandsaw (NEW new)

    I got suckered in by some SPAM from Grizzly and ordered a G0621X variable speed vertical wood/metal bandsaw. Of course it seems to only come with a wood blade, and I will probably only ever use it...
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    I got sucked in by the Grizzly SPAM on the metal...

    I got sucked in by the Grizzly SPAM on the metal and wood bandsaw they were pushing. Of course it comes with a wood blade, and I'll probably only ever cut metal with it, so now to find a 108" M42...
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    What did I machine today? Not a darn thing. I...

    What did I machine today? Not a darn thing. I spent the day chasing materials and redesigning stuff I thought was already designed.
  12. Punch in FFT in the play store on Android. You...

    Punch in FFT in the play store on Android. You may be surprised.
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    Having two lathes can save your bacon some days.

    Having two lathes can save your bacon some days.
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    ROFL. Of course you don't.

    ROFL. Of course you don't.
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    My cheap Sears Craftsman Sawzall clone is over 20...

    My cheap Sears Craftsman Sawzall clone is over 20 years old. Still works. After about 16-17 years the blade clamp broke, and I bought a Milwaukee Super Sawzall. Its a fantastic machine, but I...
  16. Nice.

    Nice.
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    Skate Bearings Big Brother ???

    Perhaps one of the absolute cheapest ball bearings assemblies is the infamous skate bearing. They're cheap enough I buy them atleast a dozen at a time for misc projects, and just have them on hand. ...
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    Those NSK spindles are really popular for...

    Those NSK spindles are really popular for jewelers who do 4 axis milled wax blanks. I've debated putting one on my engraving machine a few times.
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    Sorry, had to go change a couple parts on some of...

    Sorry, had to go change a couple parts on some of the mills.

    If you want I can look up cuts I have saved (as styles in my CAM software) for different machines, but unless you have a machine with...
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    I saw this earlier, but didn't have a chance to...

    I saw this earlier, but didn't have a chance to reply. I feel like 1/8 inch is quite stout, and 1/16 is still pretty good if its not long flute or long reach in the grand scheme of things. I use...
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    Oh, I am very much aware of the hostile...

    Oh, I am very much aware of the hostile environment having grown up here and seen it first hand. When I worked for one of the telephone companies in the 80s I noticed materials testing sites in some...
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    I think a lot of those old porcelain finishes...

    I think a lot of those old porcelain finishes used inorganic pigments that are no longer commonly available or allowed. Its certainly an option, but I am not certain it is a practical option.
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    From what I have been reading an inorganic...

    From what I have been reading an inorganic pigment (such as some of the chemicals mentioned) might work really well for anodized aluminum, but nobody seems to be selling any inorganic pigment for...
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    Brass/aluminum or brass/stainless are already a...

    Brass/aluminum or brass/stainless are already a base part of the plan. Those who would like this done have accepted that gold and silver finish may be best long term solution, but I am hoping for a...
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    Hydrants around here are yellow.

    Hydrants around here are yellow.
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