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    Quote Originally Posted by true temper View Post
    Ditcher cuts 28 wide today I was getting 18 or so a minute.
    Quoting feeds and speeds eh? Must be a machinist!

    Quote Originally Posted by PStechPaul View Post
    I wonder if somehow my machine's IP address has been flagged as malicious somehow? Sometimes when I use www.dogpile.com I get a captcha challenge that seems to indicate a blocked IP address.

    OK - it works with Google Chrome on my PC. Any ideas why Firefox and Edge have problems?
    It's unlikely that your IP is blocked. Mostly that's done for email servers. It's not impossible but I'd expect you to get no reply at all if it were the case. If another browser works, that would indicate this isn't the problem.

    You can try an in-private tab in Edge or Firefox (Ctrl-P) and see if that works. It stops it sending any cookies or login information you have stored. If that helps, you can try deleting cookies and temporary internet files in Edge and/or Firefox. It's possible to reset them completely too if necessary.
    There's a final possibility that comes to mind but it's more technical. Your computer uses DNS servers to turn web addresses into numbers - a little like a phone book. If your ISP is interfering with that to inject advertising into mistyped addresses (or is just bad) that can cause you to go to the wrong site. I believe that Chrome uses Google's DNS servers (so they know where you've been) so wouldn't be affected - although this may be out of date info. If this is the case, you can reconfigure your computer to use something like OpenDNS or Google's free DNS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RB211 View Post
    Been turning model engineering drawings from the 1930s into modern 3D cad.
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    Interesting dimensioning on the original: radii are given, but centers are not always. Left as an exercise for the reader to infer the centers from other dimensions, or by eye while machining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PStechPaul View Post
    The roofing project is almost finished. We installed the hip ridge caps on one side, and it requires 17 shingles. One bundle of ridge caps has 30 shingles, and I need 34. So I had to buy another bundle from Home Depot, for $55, and they told me they could not accept a return of a partial bundle for credit. This project's cost is really adding up, and although these "architectural" shingles look pretty good, I won't buy them again. I would have used the cheaper 3-tab shingles, but they didn't come in the light gray I wanted to match the original roofs.
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    "Boston method" capping as far as I know is usually cut shingle tabs nailed down..... at least that is what the roofer I worked with long ago did. Maybe the architectural shingles do not work well that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Engelhardt View Post
    Interesting dimensioning on the original: radii are given, but centers are not always. Left as an exercise for the reader to infer the centers from other dimensions, or by eye while machining.
    That's the most time consuming thing is deciphering the dimensions. Through concepts in geometry proofing, it eventually works out to being enough information. Still makes me want to take the neck of the designer and shake it violently. How hard is it to just include some critical dimensions rather than discovering them?

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    The "open private window" option worked for 84 lumber. It is actually Ctrl-Shift-P. Thanks Jerry.

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    Finished up a mini decorative wine stopper rack for the house today.


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    Turned a screw with a flange. Replacement set screw for the tapered gib in my Deckel.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PStechPaul View Post
    The "open private window" option worked for 84 lumber. It is actually Ctrl-Shift-P. Thanks Jerry.
    No problem. It's Gareth though You're right about the ctrl-shift, sorry. Odd how you do something so automatically you forget the details - no, not for porn ;-p in-private is also useful for logging into one service as two different users. You may be able to clear temporary files and cookies to get it to work without in-private mode...if it causes enough of a problem to worry about.

    Decided it was time to sort my grinder out. One of the extraction ports is bust - the side I use, obviously - so it makes quite a mess. Swapped the port to the other side, took the green wheel off (that I don't use very often) and replaced it with a wire wheel. Had to make up a spacer to move the wheel further out along the shaft - so it didn't hit the guard (as much - they splay somewhat). Then needed to make up essentially a glorified washer so that the wire wheel was properly clamped by the existing arbor.
    Nothing too complicated but was pleased to hit the 18mm bore to only 0.02mm oversize...twice

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdedmon91 View Post
    Finished up a mini decorative wine stopper rack for the house today.


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    In this country not raduising corners is a sin...

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    Finally finished the porch roof project today, except for a bit of trim, caulking, and painting:









    At one point, the coiled air hose kinked, so I attempted to repair it (as I had done once before). I pushed the hose over the barbed end of the connector, which kept pushing into the threaded housing. It was difficult to get enough force without damaging the hose. I even tried heating it but that didn't seem to help. It held for a little while, but soon blew off:



    [rant] Now for a little rant... I purchased the shingles and other roofing materials at Home Depot. I bought the more expensive Timberline HD shingles mostly because I could get them in the Fox Hollow Gray color which matched the original shingles. I thought I could do both hips with one bundle of hip/ridge caps, but they only cover 20 feet and I needed 24 feet. So I had 7 sheets (out of 10) left over, and these cost $55 per bundle. I asked an associate at the store but he said they could not accept a partial package for credit. I submitted a question about that on the website, but it was rejected for "not meeting guidelines". I got an answer from GAF, but they said I had to take it up with the distributor. I also posted a message on the HD Facebook page but got only an automated response. I called the HD customer care line, 1-800-HOMEDEPOT, and after about 20 minutes talked to someone who contacted the local HD manager, who said nothing could be done. So, I told her I was planning to purchase a $1000 shed and other items, but they just lost me as a customer, and I'll go to Lowes or 84 Lumber in the future. I only wanted maybe $25 back for the partial bundle, and I would think anyone else using those shingles would be happy to be able to purchase a partial package if their project didn't have an even multiple of 20 feet. [/rant]

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