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Actual Metalworking Project in Use


October 20, 2014, 12:29 pm

These are pics of the sail line reel I built a couple years ago and a recent fishing trip to the west end of Christmas Bay, Brazoria County, Texas. I dragged the piece of aluminum I built it out o... Read more »

How to change 240v 3ph plug to 240v single ph plug


October 19, 2014, 6:43 pm

Have three phase 240 volt in my shop. Need to change plug to 240v single phase Read more »

Fw:Threats and Things... Bad Guys Rolling on Android


October 19, 2014, 5:30 pm

Threats and Things... Bad Guys Rolling on Android http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/mobile-security/328400-mobile-threat-monday-thousands-of-fake-apps-impersonate-facebook-twitter-and-more ... brows... Read more »

Bayonet Based Bulbs?


October 19, 2014, 5:18 pm

Does the word bayonet as used in describing things like bayonet based light bulbs or push and turn electrical connectors have its origin in the way some bayonets attached to rifles? That's all I... Read more »

Lockheed fusion reactor

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October 17, 2014, 4:31 pm

Does anyone know anything about this? Normally I'd just turn the page, but this is the Skunk Works they're talking about. Apparently it broke in four or five news sources yesterday, including Avia... Read more »

Do I have any hope of selling those huge CNC machines

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October 17, 2014, 11:34 am

This is the latest adventure. I bought two Cat 50 CNC machines: https://www.proxibid.com/asp/LotDetail.asp?ahid=4007&aid=85295&lid=21786688&rfpb=0#Top https://www.proxibid.com/asp/LotD... Read more »

Re: CC guns allowed despite universitty massacre threat


October 17, 2014, 10:30 am

On Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:05:33 -0400, Jim Wilkins So what you're saying is Democrats should just give in to politics by threats and intimidation. So right wing nutjobs threaten the lives of libera... Read more »

OT Dishwasher repair help


October 17, 2014, 8:55 am

I have a dishwasher model number du930pwss0. It will not turn on. There is power to the dishwasher. I measured power on both sides of the door switch. There is 120 volts on both the brown and bla... Read more »

Re: Treachery of the Left once again discovered


October 17, 2014, 2:12 am

Dozens? That would have been in violation of the rules at that time. I beleive the 7(AM)-7(FM)-7(TV) rule was still in place. -- Anyone wanting to run for any political office in the US shoul... Read more »

Re: The people that say the A bomb should not have been dropped on Japan, ...


October 17, 2014, 2:09 am

Send them all to Africa, to tell Ebola to behave. -- Anyone wanting to run for any political office in the US should have to have a DD214, and a honorable discharge. Read more »

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Blast furnace parts, Natural gas, Kiln igniter


I am attempting to repair a gas-fired kiln that is used to fire the shell moulds at a bronze foundry. The fire clay nozzles cracked and caused heat to destroy the ignition transformers. The problem i... Read more »

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Looking for miniature hex head bolts/cap screws


I'm looking for a source for stainless steel hex head bolts or cap screws in sizes down around 00-90 or M1 (1 mm). Small Parts stops at 0-80. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks for your help! ... Read more »

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Warping when Hardening and Tempering


Follow up to some previous inquiries I made recently and more questions. The tool is a 3/4 x 1/8 x 2 long piece of W-1 water hardening tool steel. It's bevelled along one of the long sides like a sh... Read more »

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The secret of a neat fillet weld?


Hi all, I've been using a stick welder for occasional hobby projects for about 9 years now (the welder is a Cytringan Bantam 180 amp oil-cooled unit). I've mastered butt welds and can achieve an ev... Read more »

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Angle Iron/Aluminum


I am working on a project that will require me to create a ledge the turns down at a 90 degree angle. It has to be as resistant as possible to oxidation(ie:sweaty hands), and also as dark as possible... Read more »

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Chinese mini-lathe factory pictures etc.

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If you are curious how chinese manufactures build the mini-lathes and mini-mills that are sold by grizzly and harbor frieght etc, here is a nice picture tour of a modern chinese manufacturing plant t... Read more »

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Oak Signature Coolant


We have always run Valenites VNT 800 in our turning and machining centers and have real good results. ( tool life, sump life, etc. ) As far as price and being able to get it shipped to the shop for ... Read more »

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Lincoln invertor Welder for sale CC/CV 350AMP


I wish I could use this, but I don't have 3 phase. I bought it thinking it was a plasma cutter and was buying it for a friend(it was listed that way on ebay,the guy was not a welder and he got it wit... Read more »

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jigs and fixtures


I've finished reading Joe Martin's book, Tabletop Machining, and also The Mini Power Tool Handbook, by Taylor and Bullock. Now I'd like to read a book about how one designs jigs and fixtures in metal... Read more »

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Easily cutting .75mm camera lens threads on an inch lathe


Sorry for the long subject line folks, Anyway, it seems that camera lens threads are all, or mostly all, .75mm pitch. Cutting metric threads on an inch lathe is of course a hassle. 34 TPI would... Read more »