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    OK, let's see now.... Sliding calipers...

    OK, let's see now....

    Sliding calipers (vernier, dial, digital)- yes
    Micrometers- yes
    Dial gauges- yes
    Test indicator- yes
    Sensitive (.0001"/.001mm) test indicator- yes
    Telescoping gauges-...
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    As to the load on the horizontal beam that the...

    As to the load on the horizontal beam that the top, one way you can address that is to loop the ends of a suitably strong chain around the junctions of the top beam and the uprights, and then hang...
  3. Some days folks are just a tad too literal here...

    Some days folks are just a tad too literal here at HSM. It was pretty clear to me that you were being facetious. I mean to say if that was a true story, people in Iowa are way more screwed up than I...
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    Quite a long time back Evan posted a thing for...

    Quite a long time back Evan posted a thing for doing this that I have found useful on a few occasions. You simply make up a bundle of soft iron wire and twist it together. Put it in any flexible...
  5. Thanks, Mike. I have seen that listing and almost...

    Thanks, Mike. I have seen that listing and almost all of those are selling the VP Racing stuff that I can get at any NAPA parts store or lots of hardware stores in quart and gallon cans. It's the...
  6. Here in the People's Republik of Massachusetts,...

    Here in the People's Republik of Massachusetts, you simply cannot buy non-ethanol gas at a pump. All motor fuel has to be at least 10% ethanol.

    For all of my less frequently used 2-stroke tools...
  7. This proves the old saying about the lathe being...

    This proves the old saying about the lathe being the "King of machine tools because once you have one you can make another lathe and some rotisserie chicken"
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    Not exactly what you describe, but this did get...

    Not exactly what you describe, but this did get me looking at gadgets to sharpen blades. A few interesting varieties in this video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxSqQ8_YsCc
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    I've heard of that, renewing the edge on the side...

    I've heard of that, renewing the edge on the side of a glass but have never actually tried it. After using the twin blade styles of one sort or another I got sick of both how much they were getting...
  10. You earned the rights to some bragging. If you...

    You earned the rights to some bragging. If you ever care to be even more impressed and proud of you daughter than you are right now, look up the stats on what percentage of the US population has...
  11. If you really want to know, download a copy of...

    If you really want to know, download a copy of Daquarta here:

    http://www.daqarta.com

    Quite sophisticated audio analysis software thatís free to use in the basic version and super cheap for a...
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    I wonder how those two tractors match up...

    I wonder how those two tractors match up horsepower-wise. And needless to say, that steam tractor looks to have a significant weight advantage. The guy in the JD tractor might want to be in 4WD mode...
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    I know nothing about the HF business plans, but...

    I know nothing about the HF business plans, but it sort of seems to me that they are looking to fill the niche that Sears stores hardware dept used to fill. Sears stuff was good if not always...
  14. I've not bought any carbide tools out of China...

    I've not bought any carbide tools out of China anytime recently so I can't offer anything there, but as a general principle I can't say that I've ever regretted spending a few extra bucks to get what...
  15. Very true, counting turns does work just fine. I...

    Very true, counting turns does work just fine. I went straight to the tach as when I try to count turns I have to use one hand to turn the motor and that only leaves me 5 fingers to count on. So I...
  16. Grease is typically a bad idea on ways in general...

    Grease is typically a bad idea on ways in general and particularly bad on something like a grinding machine. Grit and crud gets stuck in the grease and just stays there.


    Recall that grease with...
  17. Not to be a wise guy or whatever, But I might...

    Not to be a wise guy or whatever, But I might suggest putting your hands on something to measure the actual speed of your lathe. Reflective laser tachometers are available on amazon and ebay for...
  18. I don't know for certain that the story of the...

    I don't know for certain that the story of the fire i the plant is true, but since I read it on the internet, it must be true. :)

    Anyhow, I don't know that the typical longevity of the wicks was,...
  19. I have a B860 as well. I've looked for a number...

    I have a B860 as well. I've looked for a number of year, poking around forums and such but there seems to be little to no documentation around for it. I read someplace that a lot of that stuff was...
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    Unless by HF "engine hoist" RB means one of...

    Unless by HF "engine hoist" RB means one of these, whick is what comes to my mind when I hear engine hoist:

    https://www.harborfreight.com/1-ton-capacity-foldable-shop-crane-61858.html

    in which...
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    I almost always just pay asking price if it's...

    I almost always just pay asking price if it's anywhere close to what I feel the thing is worth to me. On a few occasions, I've paid more than asking price because the seller was cheating themselves...
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    I like it. Sometimes a dedicated tool is just the...

    I like it. Sometimes a dedicated tool is just the ticket for a recurring job. I keep a small box of "spare" old tools around, screwdrivers, sockets, wrenches, allen keys, etc., for just such...
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    I'd second that you check out the KB DC drives....

    I'd second that you check out the KB DC drives. If the project warrants the effort many of them can be set up with tachometer feedback that will allow the drive to maintain the speed over a very wide...
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    I'm pretty sure that round thing that is coupled...

    I'm pretty sure that round thing that is coupled to the variac is a gearbox/motor, similar to the type used for clocks and things like washing machine timers. In addition to being coupled to turn the...
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    Very nice catch and nice work on a safe move. ...

    Very nice catch and nice work on a safe move.

    I'd bet a few close up photos of the innards of the mystery controls box will get you some pretty informed guesses as to what its purpose might be.
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