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    Quote Originally Posted by Doozer View Post
    Math.

    -Doozer


    I think for a lot of folks that's a very good answer.


    This one deserves a big HOORAH!
    *** I always wanted a welding stinger that looked like the north end of a south bound chicken. Often my welds look like somebody pointed the wrong end of a chicken at the joint and squeezed until something came out. Might as well look the part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doozer View Post
    Math.

    -Doozer
    My 10th grade Geometry teacher was exhibiting signs of stress. She started telling us the book was “wrong” and teaching her own theorems. It went on for quite a few weeks but then the smart girls in class told the school admin and they scheduled “Visitors” to audit a class. We never saw her again. She was placed in a MH facility for a while but never returned to teaching.

    We had to go to summer school and I remember clearly saying to my parents...”Why do I have to go to summer school? I’m never gonna use Geometry for anything anyway.”
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    9X49 Birmingham Mill, Reid Model 2C Grinder, 13x40 ENCO GH Lathe, 6X18 Craftsman lathe, Sherline CNC mill, Eastwood TIG200 AC/DC and lots of stuff from 30+ years in the trade. Now I boil oil

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    Blast cabinet. I have stripped brass model trains, blasted manifolds, and used every media under the sun. I have used this thing countless times.


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    Have you use walnut shells ever? I hear things but would like to see pictures and hear actual experience.
    Andy

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    3 corner scraper made from triangular file .
    Hollow grind the flat faces, then sharpen the piss out of the corners , on sandpaper.
    Be very careful wiping the grit off.. I used paper and it cut thru and into my finger very easily.

    Now the odd time I have a problem fitting bushings. By measuring it should slide in , often it starts and sticks, sometimes it's just a bump, wart or scratch in the bore. . When you wiggle the shaft or pin in, it burnished the high spot and it's visible. In that case I use the scraper and shave off the high spot ., it works quite well, sometimes takes a few tries.
    Quicker than adjusting a reamer to start cleaning it out.

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    A medical type scalpel and box of blades. Seems I always need a super sharp small blade for stuff. Great for splinters

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    I've used plastic media, steel grit, bottle glass, aluminum oxide, baking soda, but not walnut shells. Soda is one of my favorites. I have stripped plastic at low pressure for a friend who is a model train nut, or foamer as I believe they call them in that circle. I stripped some of the thin brass passenger car Korean models for him and some of his friends also. No warpage, and a beautiful clean finish for paint. I went to dinner one time with him and his model train club friends. What a great bunch of guys they were.

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