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Worthington 331751 brazing rod tube


July 30, 2016, 7:20 pm

I haven't seen any absurd claims from Wieber lately, like 264mph motorcycle rides or kicking lightbulbs out of fixtures on 8' high ceilings. Is he back in hospital? Read more »

Re-working pry bar


July 30, 2016, 6:05 pm

I just lost a molding bar that was a perfect tool. It was shaped exactly right for prying off molding without beating it up. I can't find its exact replacement (they're all too blunt), but I'm ... Read more »

Robotool CVM1 assistance


July 30, 2016, 5:53 pm

I recently added a Robotool CVM1 mill to the shop. There is no documentati on. While the mill itself is operational and can be programmed from its ke ypad, I am unable to load G-code from an exte... Read more »

Re: four cylinder saw


July 29, 2016, 6:29 pm

Ed Huntress posted for all of us... I heard the fart from here! -- Tekkie Read more »

Re: No wonder the Demos are going nutz.


July 29, 2016, 5:26 pm

Gunner Asch on Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:54:53 -0700 typed in rec.crafts.metalworking the following: more like a short putt. -- pyotr filipivich With Age comes Wisdom. Although more often, Age t... Read more »

Torsion Bar Design


July 29, 2016, 1:45 pm

In the wheel suspension of a car, the spring motion is provided by a torsio n bar fastened to the arm on which the wheel is mounted. The torque in the torsion bar is created by the 2500 N force ac... Read more »

Re: Snopes Caught Lying About Lack Of American Flags At Democratic Conventi...


July 29, 2016, 1:02 am

Sounds like a job for HUAC. Paging Joe McCarthy, Paging Joe McCarthy. Best Regards Tom. Read more »

O.T. No brakes on John Deere 2550


July 28, 2016, 1:52 pm

My dad has a JD 2550. I helped him replace the hydraulic fluid and filter. We were having trouble installing the filter canister on right, (it kept bl owing off when starting the tractor). There w... Read more »

Trumpites: Sniveling, Lying, Lazy Racists Who Are Afraid of Gainful Employm...


July 28, 2016, 3:49 am

Republicans are very frustrated because the media just keeps making it seem like both the party and their candidate are racist. Twelve years ago, the GOP seemed on its way toward broadening it... Read more »

Re: Is wood stronger than metal per weight?


July 27, 2016, 6:44 pm

Look for discussions on homebuilt wooden airplanes. Read more »

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Trade Hardinge 8c Speed Collet chuck in D1-6 for D1-4 rating: 5

I bought some tooling the other day and got three Hardinge collet chucks, a D1-4 in 5C, a D1-6 in both 5C and 8C. I can use the D1-4 and got a nice set of apparently new Royal 5C's and a set of Ha... Read more »

information cat. # ws-46-p rating: 5

Looking for info on this machine features and accessories Read more »

Please help identify a 9" steady and follow rest ? rating: 5

Hello all, I had the fortune of cleaning out some last remnants of a home machinists estate, and ended up with a surplus steady and follow rest in very good condition. Unfortunately they do not fit ... Read more »

Use of DC Motor for small lathe rating: 5

I was given a treadmill recently that I took apart for the DC motor, which I had heard could be used for a small lathe with variable speed control (better than belt switching). I want to use it on my... Read more »

Important Weight Question about ANGLE IRON rating: 5

Hey guys. I'm getting ready to remove my rear bumper on my camper and attach angle irons directly to the I-Beam frame in order to haul my golf cart on the rear of the camper. I got the idea from a fe... Read more »

tida and takisawa lathes rating: 5

Hi, Does anyone have any experience and informed opinion on the Takisawa TAL460 and TIDA TD6B centre lathes? Mainly Im interested in knowing any weaknesses and general ease of use things before I go... Read more »

is there a 1-ton pickup with a real PTO? rating: 5

Having just sold my boom truck primarily for insurance reasons, I'm now looking to buy a truck I can insure. Meaning, a 1-ton or less, e.g. F350. I'm considering a hydraulic tiltback trailer, but I'm... Read more »

Glassblowing torch design? rating: 5

I'm interested in experimenting a bit with scientific glassblowing. The glass in question is Pyrex. I've made a start with an oxyacetylene torch equipped with a heating tip and the whole clamped in... Read more »

Paralleling phase converters? rating: 5

I have read here that some folks use more than one phase converter in their shops and just turn on more converters as the load increases. Are these rotary converters connected in parallel? If so, is ... Read more »

Costco/"Worksmith" 115 drill bit sets saga rating: 5

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Awl -- Some Qs came up some time ago regarding these drill sets, with most comments being pretty favorable (including my own), esp considering the price: $20-39, TiN coated, etc. 135 deg point (ab... Read more »

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