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    Done! Just never thought about it.

    Done!

    Just never thought about it.
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    Hightstown, NJ. For those in the know Exit 8.

    Hightstown, NJ. For those in the know Exit 8.
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    I bought a Darex after a hand sharpened 47/64...

    I bought a Darex after a hand sharpened 47/64 drill cut oversize and scraped 6 clutch assemblies that were to be reamed and had many man hours in them already. Most of the time I would do the dull...
  4. I have had 2 Geka hydraulic iron workers. I...

    I have had 2 Geka hydraulic iron workers. I added a couple of useful accessories. Add a length of Unistrut channel out the side of the punch with the top level with the bottom die. Make a plate...
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    Home Depot has started selling only tap bolts. A...

    Home Depot has started selling only tap bolts. A tap bolt is fully threaded no matter how long it is. So they figure they can cover everything with less part numbers. Idiots. I used to hate Lowes...
  6. Beautiful work there, and very nice write up. ...

    Beautiful work there, and very nice write up.

    It really makes me smile when I see how much work it is to make a part like that, and then realize that it is a simple task on my mechanically simply...
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    On Monday afternoon I ordered a part from...

    On Monday afternoon I ordered a part from McMaster Carr and I knew I would get it some time on Tuesday. What surprised me was I as I was getting in my car on Tuesday at 6:30 AM a minivan pulled up...
  8. I’ve thought about building one for our 2 story...

    I’ve thought about building one for our 2 story Bi-level. My thinking is to cut a nice hole in the hardwood floor of the second floor. Then build a telescopic lift with a clear plexiglass box. When...
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    Wire nuts at 120 or 240. Use a good brand....

    Wire nuts at 120 or 240. Use a good brand. Wirenuts have a conical square wire coil in them. In the genuine WireNut brand the plastic housing is molded with clearance around the wire coil so it can...
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    Manufacturer used what was on the shelf to get it...

    Manufacturer used what was on the shelf to get it out the door!
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    I have a Bosun’s Chair arrange with a pair of...

    I have a Bosun’s Chair arrange with a pair of ascenders and foot loops I use to climb the mast on my sailboat. Back in my younger days I shinnied up the mast on a 20’ sailboat with a 25’ mast to...
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    I recently needed to remove about 1/8” thick iron...

    I recently needed to remove about 1/8” thick iron scaling from 4” pipes. We dosed the piping with citric in hot water over night and very little was removed. So we put some of the scale in jars with...
  13. I never cared for the design of a Scotchman, but...

    I never cared for the design of a Scotchman, but I have owned a couple different Gekas which I really liked. The small Gekas had a rocking beam for the punch which would wear to an oval. Salesman...
  14. Here’s what you do on a drill press. VFD with...

    Here’s what you do on a drill press. VFD with foot switch and 3 position toggle switch. Middle position is off. Position one spindle runs normal direction for drilling. Position 2 it runs in reverse,...
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    I would have to say the bigger problem is the...

    I would have to say the bigger problem is the wrong kind of drill bit. A ship or pole auger would reduce the torque a lot. I’ve drilled through telephone poles at the top using a hand brace while...
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    I am all over our shop guys about not leaving any...

    I am all over our shop guys about not leaving any sharp edges. We build wastewater plants and a cut at a job site can kill you. One of our contractors cut himself on one of our jobs. Three days later...
  17. Motors are large inductors. Opening the circuit...

    Motors are large inductors. Opening the circuit to a motor causes a high voltage surge due to the collapsing magnetic field. This high voltage can easily blow out the power transistors on the output...
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    I build small waste treatment plants that run...

    I build small waste treatment plants that run 24/7/365 on single phase power. 7 or 8 VFDs on each one to run 3 Phase pumps and blowers. We did this because getting 3 phase for 5 Kw of actual load is...
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    Just a thought for you guys. I used to own a sign...

    Just a thought for you guys. I used to own a sign crane. These are light duty truck mounted cranes that are often electric running off batteries. Typically about 4,000 lb max capacity up close, but a...
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    If I was into this I’d set up my CNC mill for...

    If I was into this I’d set up my CNC mill for threading using the 4th axis which can stop right up against the bolt head, and cut the hex in the same operation.
  21. Before the internet there was a company selling a...

    Before the internet there was a company selling a non-hazardous 100% effective roach killer in the magazine classified. For $2 you got two blocks of wood marked A and B. The very clear instructions...
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    I would use tube, for the same strength it will...

    I would use tube, for the same strength it will lighter, or stronger for the same weight, your choice. Channel bending failure mode is quite abrupt and you potentially drop something. Tube tends to...
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    Toothpaste has an abrasive but not pumice....

    Toothpaste has an abrasive but not pumice. Stauffer Chemical used to make it and I wired the big ovens they used in the process.
  24. Your go to for O-ring information is the Parker...

    Your go to for O-ring information is the Parker O-Ring manual. It will tell you how make virtually every kind of O-ring gland imagineable.
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    One plant I have been working at has a female...

    One plant I have been working at has a female operator who was pregnant. Her husband was an oprator there too. I said to her “I know what that kids first word will be. Poop!”
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