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A long serendipitous tractor story


October 24, 2014, 2:06 pm

Back in 1996 my wife and I bought the acreage on Whidbey Island that we now live on. Soon after the purchase a guy at work saw that a Gibson tractor was for sale for $400.00 and it came with a plow... Read more »

Printing decals with alps


October 24, 2014, 1:32 pm

I am looking for someone that can print in white. I have my own graphics but I need to print on clear water slide paper with a white underlay so they will show up on dark surfaces. Can you perform th... Read more »

meta working will change


October 24, 2014, 10:30 am

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ot, Quality of aftermarket parts (and other questions)


October 24, 2014, 8:40 am

I have a bone stock 1990 mustang that I have had for over 20 years. It runs great other than I have some oil leaks that are hard to diagnose. Due to h e limites space and my desire for a clean sho... Read more »

Tractor Tales


October 23, 2014, 5:47 pm

The patient will live ! I've been working on his thing all week , today I fired it up and checked out the transmission . Motor runs but needs plugs and the correct type of ignition coil , trans... Read more »

Arduino and Windows Update


October 23, 2014, 3:16 pm

Hi, I know there are several people here that work with Arduino microcontrollers. Just a heads up to a potential headache. === Windows Update drivers bricking USB serial chips beloved of hardware... Read more »

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October 22, 2014, 12:25 am

Hello : i'm a professional hacker and i have for all goods good fresh live 100% : I'm Seller for: CC . CVV . US . UK . CA . EURO . AU . Italian . Japan . France . WU Transfer . Ship . Track 1&2 . ... Read more »

Skunk Works Reveals Compact Fusion Reactor Details


October 21, 2014, 9:21 pm

We have been seeing little detail-free teasers that Lockheed-Martin's Skunk Works had come up with a new approach to hydrogen fusion. The article came in the 15 October 2014 issue of Aviation Wee... Read more »

Anybody know Victor flowmeters?


October 21, 2014, 7:19 pm

The flowmeter I'm curious about, the HRV2380, has inside it a device called a cartridge. This is apparently the problem with my meter. The cartridge has a sintered metal filter in one end and the o... Read more »

stainless steel questions


October 21, 2014, 3:05 pm

1948 Pontiac All the trim is supposed to be stainless, not chrome. Does this mean that the tarnish and rust can simply be polished out as opposed to expensive re-plating? I thought stainless is not... 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 »