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Heavy Metal Fun


May 24, 2016, 2:21 pm

http://tinyurl.com/93jyahq Top Gear drives a Marauder. It gets more and more fun toward the end, so be careful sipping coffee during the video, please. -- Self-development is a higher duty than ... Read more »

Night Vision Scope Camera


May 24, 2016, 11:01 am

So far the most economical option I have found for cheap night vision would be to use an automotive backup camera with monitor, Amazon has them for $30 range with free shipping. The camera's sho... Read more »

Re: More sailboats are up,.


May 24, 2016, 10:43 am

On Tue, 24 May 2016 04:06:29 -0700, Gunner Asch Re-posting Craigslist ads? What are you trying to be, some sort of god of unprofitable time-wasting hobbies? Are you allergic to earning a decent l... Read more »

Need suggestions on how to charge for this job

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May 23, 2016, 10:35 pm

The owner of a factory where I've been doing steady work for a couple of ye ars has asked me to travel to another factory he owns. He will pay all trav el-related expenses. The first trip, to eval... Read more »

How cool is this?


May 23, 2016, 11:55 am

https://www.diggerlandusa.com/diggerlandxl/ I know for some of you, this will be no big deal, but for those of us who never get to play with such stuff...well, maybe I'm going to have my birthday pa... Read more »

Very Scary Scare Last Night


May 23, 2016, 11:21 am

So I got up to take a leak last night, and there's this mysterious red dot at the base of my dining room window which overlooks a lake. Could it be the laser from Wieber's sniper scope shining up f... Read more »

deep hole drilling in Plexi ?


May 20, 2016, 6:56 pm

Hello, all, I just got a job to do some deep hole drilling in Plexiglas. This needs a bunch of 0.6mm holes 20mm deep! That is 33 X diameter, which sounds difficult. I expect to peck drill it,... Read more »

deep hole drilling in Plexi


May 20, 2016, 6:41 pm

Hello, all, I have a job coming up where I need to drill really deep holes in Plexiglas. The thing is 20 mm deep, and they want holes of 0.6mm, 0.8mm and up. I expect a peck drilling cycle wil... Read more »

Ruggedized laptop review


May 19, 2016, 7:06 pm

Well, just in case anybody is interested, I got the laptop from Gunner. Mixup in where FedEx holds packages in my area. Damn, this thing looks like it would stop a small caliber pistol round. VE... Read more »

Yesterday Evening


May 18, 2016, 2:56 pm

I spent all of yesterday evening culling down at the local glory hole. It was a Great Cull lol. Read more »

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hydraulic motors vs PTO rating: 5

A friend has a shiny new Kubota 4400 tractor, and we were planning to get a 3-ph PTO generator for it. But reading further, the Kubota PTO itself is just a hydraulic motor. [So are the drive wheels, ... Read more »

Adhesive Recommendation; Metal to Mylar? rating: 5

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I am planning to build light reflectors to hang over my aquariums. I plan to bend sheet metal into the proper (sort of) parabolic shape and then glue mirrored mylar to the surface. I don't know w... Read more »

Vesuvius rating: 5

I bought a kit from Cole's power models called The Vesuvius. It consists of castings and plans to build a steam engine for a bicycle. I've now completed the engine, installed it, and been testing it.... Read more »

Wilton vise "Lifetime Warranty"....what it really means. rating: 5

I broke the main cast iron frame of my Wilton C-3 vise the other day. In shopping for a replacement, I noticed on the Wilton Tool website that this vise has a Lifetime Warranty. I called Wilton to ge... Read more »

bending angle by notching to bake round corner. rating: 5

Anybody still have this info still? Read more »

How to use an old Rockwell hardness tester rating: 5

Hi All, I've gotten a Rockwell hardness tester without instructions. It seems to be so simple but I'm having trouble figuring out how to use it. From what I've found in web searches it seems that ... Read more »

moving wells index mill with forklift rating: 5

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I will be moving a Wells Index model 847 mill (vertical, Bridgeport type knee mill) in the next several days. The move is pretty straight forward. Basically it will consist of pulling it out of one g... Read more »

Load Cell Scale rating: 5

I got an AD7730 IC (load cell analog to digital converter) and connected to an Arduino microcontroller and a load cell. The AD7730 chip is only on a solderless breadboard right now, but I'm gettin... Read more »

Does molten copper stick to steel or cast iron rating: 5

I wanted to melt copper and cast an ingot. My question is, can I melt it in an iron tray and cast into a cast iron pot? Or will copper dissolve/stick to iron? Read more »

Info reqd. : SAM mig welder by Control Systems, Ontario, Canada rating: 5

Hi, A friend of mine has one of the above and is trying to track down info. and/or spares. Just wondering if anyone knows anything about Control Systems of Ontario Canada or the SAM (Semi-Automatic ... Read more »

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