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  1. My interpretation is that you want to change the...

    My interpretation is that you want to change the brazed carbide tool on the left to have a pocket where the carbide currently is. Furthermore you want a gentle radius such as you have on the middle...
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    My inverter rated motor had a wicked whine when I...

    My inverter rated motor had a wicked whine when I first set it up. I thought the bearings were bad. I changed the frequency and it went away. I found that it was dead quiet when I went back to...
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    My laptop keyboard has been slowly dying. Some...

    My laptop keyboard has been slowly dying. Some keys had to be pressed for several seconds to get them to register, and then I'd end up with half a dozen repeats of that character. Delete was one...
  4. I like 3d printers, but as was mentioned you need...

    I like 3d printers, but as was mentioned you need to know the limitations as well as the strong points.

    As for machining hollow parts, what's stopping you? One of the recent Home Shop Machinists...
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    In the statement "I've also had a few relatives...

    In the statement "I've also had a few relatives who were injured in staged accidents where their insurance paid off the con artists." the relatives were the elderly victims of an organized group of...
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    I'm not DATo, but I have a few relatives who fall...

    I'm not DATo, but I have a few relatives who fall into the "white trailer trash" category. Several have sued after seemingly innocent accidents. They all think that they will make millions of...
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    I've seen them in different places. Some have...

    I've seen them in different places. Some have them in the cowling at the base of the windshield (a Cadillac) and others behind the glovebox (two Toyota models).
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    PVC glues up well. You can get a sheet of 1/4...

    PVC glues up well. You can get a sheet of 1/4 inch PVC and cut it to strips, then use low heat to form it into a ring. Several layers and you get any size / thickness you want.
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    That's a bit of a red herring Boomer. Nothing in...

    That's a bit of a red herring Boomer. Nothing in that accident has anything to do with blind folks or electric cars or noise. By your argument the guy should have been alerted by sound of the...
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    I don't have any figures or statistics, but...

    I don't have any figures or statistics, but that's no problem since no one else has posted any. I can attest to my personal experience of driving a hybrid for 17 years. First of all, the problem...
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    With regard to the need to make EVs noisy... I...

    With regard to the need to make EVs noisy... I wonder if anyone has noticed that, at idle, most luxury cars make little or no noise. So are we doing something to ad a bunch of loose valves to that...
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    I've used an electric razor since sometime in my...

    I've used an electric razor since sometime in my early 40's. Before that I'd only shaved twice: once with a safety razor and once with a Norelco rotary. The blade nicked me. The rotary left me...
  13. Thread: Mystery Chuck

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    If it works right, you will love it for...

    If it works right, you will love it for repetitive work. The three extra allen screws allow you to shift the chuck in all directions till you have no runout at a specific diameter. There are many...
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    Infrared cameras that connect to your smartphone...

    Infrared cameras that connect to your smartphone are pretty sophisticated and cheap too. They should spot the cooler ground. Best at night after the sun's been down a while.

    Dan.
  15. Thread: OT-- ACH Payment

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    ACH can be used for processing a check (single...

    ACH can be used for processing a check (single debit only) as well as for direct deposit/debit.

    You can get a quick reference for the ACH process at...
  16. Thread: OT-- ACH Payment

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    If you look up the ACH rules, the idea is that a...

    If you look up the ACH rules, the idea is that a "trusted" company can convert a check to an electronic transaction. They are required to make a copy of the check and keep in available for some...
  17. The bigger machine may have a higher "minimum...

    The bigger machine may have a higher "minimum power" setting. To compensate you might try longer stickout. That will cut a little of the power that gets to the work.

    Dan
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    Like many, I often buy cheap when I only need...

    Like many, I often buy cheap when I only need something for one job. More often than not I still have the tool and use it once in a while decades later. The other day I found the need to use a...
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    I live in earthquake country, and the official...

    I live in earthquake country, and the official advice is to have X amount of water and to rotate it every month.
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    I have a ratcheting screwdriver that I bought...

    I have a ratcheting screwdriver that I bought back in the 70s. I think it's a "Screwball". As the name implies, the big yellow and red handle is sized and shaped about like a handball to fit well...
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    I got the Walabot cell phone stud finder for...

    I got the Walabot cell phone stud finder for father's day. It works, but does not appear to be better than my zircon. It has a bad habit of showing edge of the stud and then going clear until I...
  22. Thread: Quiet compressor

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    I bought the same one, same price. I used it to...

    I bought the same one, same price. I used it to finish off a remodeling job for my mom. I was using it in a basement. It handled the finish nailer well. I even ran the framing nailer a bit. ...
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    I've seen lithium batteries swell in 3 Samsung...

    I've seen lithium batteries swell in 3 Samsung phones (good ones) as well as an LG and an expensive Logitech TV remote. In all cases the device was often left on charge for long periods and the...
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    Cylindrical squares have several uses. Since it...

    Cylindrical squares have several uses. Since it is easily shop made, one use is to provide a reference for a 90 degree angle when no other source is available.

    It can also be used as a...
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    There are cheap cell phones that handle being a...

    There are cheap cell phones that handle being a hotspot quite well. They continue working even when plugged in to charge. The cellular company that you use may not like you using one this way,...
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