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Is that a sister city of Bakersville, CA?


November 27, 2014, 8:59 pm

Maybe a Rec.Crafts.Metalworking member lurking in Elizabeth Vale, AU. ;-) http://goo.gl/sRBtH8 Read more »

Locking small Nylon nuts


November 27, 2014, 6:10 pm

I have a small project that would best use 3/16 inch dia nylon screws and nuts. If I used steel screws and nuts I would use NYLOC nuts. So what the locking eqivelant in nylon nuts or isn't there... Read more »

Re: St. Louis Bomb Plot Fails Because of Maxed Out EBT Card


November 27, 2014, 5:08 pm

Damn, we need to increase benefits. Maybe let them draw on next months' a little early. No wonder a poor oppressed mad bomber can't get ahead in Michelle's mean America. Read more »

Cutting fluid?


November 27, 2014, 4:57 pm

Those of you who actually do metalwork what kind of coolant do you use? Hav e a self-contained system on my lathe and have been using a water based(Tri -cool?) and have not been happy with the rust... Read more »

Re: 49 percent think White House had IRS target conservatives


November 27, 2014, 8:05 am

On Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:43:14 -0800, Gunner Asch It would be odd if it were true. Here are some of the members: John McCain (R) - Ranking Member Ron Johnson (R) Rob Portman (R) Rand Paul (R) Ke... Read more »

Indiana yard sale that might be of interest...


November 26, 2014, 5:43 am

Indiana - Lafayette / West Lafayette http://tippecanoe.craigslist.org/gms/4773693687.html Gunner At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child, miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfi... Read more »

Homemade backhoe advice


November 25, 2014, 3:23 pm

Hi all, I'm based in Wales (UK. I was hoping for some advice before I started attempting to build my own towable backhoe. I recently bought plans from a web site online and the frame seems easy enoug... Read more »

Circular saw blade for cutting aluminum?

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November 25, 2014, 3:11 pm

As suggested long ago, a carbide tipped saw blade cuts neatly through aluminum. But the ~40 teeth stock blade on my miter saw throws aluminum chips everywhere. I've tried some modifications to ca... Read more »

Re: DeWalt 10" aluminum oxide cutoff wheels?


November 25, 2014, 3:07 pm

Making stuff like this is fun if you don't have to do it every day for someone else. A sampling of my home metalwork got me a job at Segway. Read more »

Enco Free Shipping site wide, Truck too ends, 11/27/14


November 25, 2014, 2:09 pm

Let's Talk Turkey! Enjoy Free Shipping Sitewide! Free Shipping Sitewide! Truck shipments too! Simply enter promo code: THANKS prior to checkout! -- Leon Fisk Grand Rapids MI/Zone 5b Remove no... Read more »

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Variable Capacitors used in a phase converter


On eBay I noticed a Vacuum Variable Capacitor rated at 20-1000pf 10kV 50A http://cgi.ebay.com/VACUUM-Variable-CAPACITOR-20-1000-pF-10kV-50A-Ideal_W0QQitemZ9726554594QQcategoryZ1502QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewIte... Read more »

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value of my miller spot welder?


I have a Miller spot welder, model WT1515 and need some idea of it's value to sell. It's 110 volts, has a separate spot time control box, 12 inch arms w/tips. The welder is in good-vg condition. Than... Read more »

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Machining HDPE question


I need to machine some HDPE to hold a bunch of specialized tooling for automation cell at work. I need a 1.5D x 1.1 DP hole about 36 times. I bought a 1 1/2 and 1 3/8 spade drill like the one you w... Read more »

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Homemade brake


I wanted to make a homemade brake for bending small sheet metal things. (I have a press). I think that the concept is straightforward, however, I would like to know if there is any sort of a table th... Read more »

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Anybody need a Clausing drill head lift mechanism?


I have the mechanism from a table model that we converted to a floor model. Anybody need it? Read more »

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Two videos of one of my IC-engines I built

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Hi! About 4 years ago, I have built this stationary 4 stroke with 87 ccm. It was my second IC-engine I've built. With todays modern technology like video and YouTube (Nick, wake up!) I was able .... Read more »

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klixon thermal protectors "scarcer than hens teeth", even HARDER ...


need one, can't find, no hits, dead ends, 'contact the distributor', inquiries sent, distributors don't reply, must want to sell 'only in multiples of hundreds or better', can find no 'these guys a... Read more »

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Ammco Brake Shoe Abrasive Belts - Need a supplier


I have a model #880 Ammco brake shoe grinder and need to find a supplier of the abrasive belts. I have contacted Ammco and the parts person did not have any information on the product at all. I hav... Read more »

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Homemade Resistance Soldering Unit

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I tried posting this earlier, but I got an error message when I went to post it. So, I am not sure the first message went anywhere. If this is a double post, I apologize. I am attempting to build a r... Read more »

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Friday yard sale score


Wasn't really even out doing yard sales today as I figured there wouldn't be many on a holiday weekend. But stopped at one on the way in to see a customer, and scored a Cardinal Model 140 Speed Vis... Read more »