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Re: Why One Gun or Three Guns is a Bad Idea for SHTF

November 29, 2015, 1:32 am

Mississippi Waffle House waitress Julia Brightwell was killed with a bullet to the head after asking a customer not to smoke. Read more »

My Hyster s50e is leaking tranny fluid also. It appears to be coming out of...

November 28, 2015, 7:03 pm

It looks to be coming out of starter. Looks like its from starter factory seam. Not sure if this is even possible Read more »

Test time

November 27, 2015, 11:04 pm

I got the Invar/NiLo CF42 TIG filler today (Thanks Dan !) in the mail , now I need to learn how to use it . I have an old standpipe faucet body that got frozen and cracked a couple of winters ba... Read more »

Re: The twin towers of the WTC, were constructed with caesium-137 contamina...

November 27, 2015, 8:23 pm

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 In article So the bottom line message here is that you're bat shit crazy and have a list of people whom you hate. FOAD, troll! Colonel Bleep -... Read more »

Transporting an electric charge using moving oil

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November 27, 2015, 10:00 am

Hi folks, This is a question for people with electrical knowledge, especially in the field of electrostatics. It's also spontaneous. I'm not sure if I'm going t o build anything yet. A few years... Read more »

what type of oil seals are used in the Clausing 1300 vari-drive?

November 26, 2015, 6:39 pm

This is a nice 1974 Clausing model 1300 (13x36) lathe I've had since 1985. Over the past 18 months the vari-drive handle has been getting harder to turn and the RPM change slower to respond. Have bee... Read more »

Lathe Chuck 3 jaw with L 00 mounting

November 25, 2015, 9:25 pm

Anyone have an idea for a source (cheap and most likely Chinese or Taiwanese) for a 6 3 jaw Chuck? Must have the L 00 mounting system for a Clausing lathe Read more »

Homemade metal saw

November 24, 2015, 4:19 pm

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OT: Fancy Schmancy Coffee Maker

November 24, 2015, 1:38 pm

I'm not too particular about my coffee except I do like not having too many grounds in the cup. My wife on the other hand is into all that fancy stuff. We've had a Jura coffee maker for many ye... Read more »

There is no limits to sexual perversions

November 22, 2015, 12:37 am

Seals nowadays began raping penguins, including male penguins. I am not sure if the seals can even tell the difference between male and female penguins. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0evs5MRtD8... Read more »

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Need advise about buying Millrite mill

There is local guy selling his Millrite mill for $1300. I haven't seen it but he is saying it's tight. Any word of advise? What should I check when I'll get a chance to see the machine? I posted li... Read more »


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 »


Blacken Stainless Steel Patina Darken Metal Finishes

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I've tried some retail store cold bluing products on cold & hot rolled steel parts, and have seen the sketchy results which weren't impressive. I was looking for a cold method to darken a small st... Read more »


Need to open a DIEBOLD SAFE

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I'm getting a DIEBOLD FILE SAFE that is about 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide, double doors. Its locked and there's no combination so I'm probably giong to have to drill the door to get into the combin... Read more »


Carriage play on Atlas Lathe

Hi all, I just ordered in a new Phase II quick change toolholder. Man I had no idea what I was missing. I was working last night and just loved it. However after setting it up I was checking my 10 At... Read more »


Camera mount thread

OK. Is it 1/4 20 SAE or 1/4 20 Whitworth? Thanks Karl Read more »


WaterJet machining rates

Ready to cut some 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick alluminum plates. Any ballpark numbers for pricing - in terms of $$$ per inch cut ? There will be many openings cut, so the waterjet will have to stop/go about... Read more »


What do gear cutter numbers mean?

Folks; Sorry for pestering you but... Reading a gear cutter chart, it says a number 6 cutter will cut from 17 to 20. Does that mean 17 to 20 teeth per inch or gears needing 17 to 20 teeth no matter ... Read more »


aluminum solder?

What 'zacky is in aluminum solder? Will it only work on Aluminum only or will it solder other materials? Is it a strong bond? LB, messingschlager Read more »


Brazing history

In reading some stuff on early automotive history, there was some discussion of late 19th century bicycle history. It mentioned that the steel tube frames were brazed in 1880s and 1890s. I know that ... Read more »