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New steel I don't recognize

October 8, 2015, 2:59 pm

I got in a hurry on a job, and had to run 10-mi to the scrapyard for some heavy 4 angle, rather than driving the 80-mile round-trip to the only distributor around. It ended up being some 9.8lb/f... Read more »

Re: Millions of brand new..unsold cars...interesting!!

October 8, 2015, 12:30 pm

That job must've really raised your stress level. Read more »

Re: Halcyon 715a Transmision line monitor?

October 8, 2015, 9:46 am

It might analyze and display the signalling on modern phone lines. Read more »

Re: More Proof That slow eddy Is A Complete Fraud

October 6, 2015, 11:26 pm

I just ignore such people and figure that if anyone in my audience can't figure it out then I didn't want 'em anyway. -- Tim Wescott Wescott Design Services http://www.wescottdesign.com Read more »

Side panel latches - 1947 SA 200 Welder

October 6, 2015, 7:57 pm

I have a 1947 Lincoln SA200 welder with intact original sheet metal including the side panels. I bought it many years ago from the original owner who still had the purchase paperwork! The welder wa... Read more »

Peep sight

October 5, 2015, 12:43 pm

Warning-actual metalworking about to be discussed.One of my favorite plinking rifles is an old Remington model 12 pump. The rifle is between 95 and 100 years old but still shoots better than me. My... Read more »

talyvel repair - has anyone ever replaced the pendulum wires?

October 5, 2015, 9:16 am

I have a Talyvel 1 with a broken wire in the sensor unit Has anyone experience in repairing the unit or is there a workshop manual available Any advice would be appreciated Regards Read more »

Small oil-less compressor failure?

October 5, 2015, 3:59 am

Had this small el cheapo compressor for about 10 years, and used it a lot, undersized for the uses I put it to really but easily luggable with only 10 liter tank. It has an electric driven oilless ... Read more »

Russia in Syria

October 4, 2015, 8:10 am

Special for Ig from the motherland... https://www.rt.com/news/317505-air-force-terrorists-raqqa/ Apparently the Russians have flown more sorties in 3 days, and inflicted more damage to ISIS/FSA th... Read more »

Electric Bicycles With High Torque

October 3, 2015, 6:16 pm

When you realize that slow eddy is a liar and a fraud that pretends to be a n expert on every subject this company might interest you if you want to un derstand current(pun intended) electric bike ... Read more »

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Reeves-drive belts for Clausing 5900-series lathes

There has been some traffic on belts for the the Reeves (variable-speed) drive, for which Clausing wants about $100. I bought these belts from Motion Industries (http::/www.motionindustries.com) f... Read more »


"Lucy" Steam Engine Plans

Anyone have a link to the Lucy steam engine plans? This simple engine is made our of Lucite plactic, with a brass cylinder... I had the link at one point, but seem to have lost it. A search on Googl... Read more »


Mitutoyo Quick Vision 200pt CMM measuring machine for sale

New in 1999 and can be tested.. For full spec go to www.mitutoyo.co.uk Machine located in Larkhall which is 20miles south of Glasgow Read more »


Best hold in thin alumium?

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I have a problem holding thin aluminum, about .080, together for a period of 3 - 4 months in an outdoor environment. I have tried drilling and taping with # 8, 10, 12, fine & course thread machin... Read more »


Gold Plating Plastic

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Is there an affordable way to DIY gold plate plastic? Needs to be gold plating, can be stingy, ok to use some kind of base coat or base layer. A little extra work and or creative scrounging is ok... 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 »


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 »


Ebay Scam - Safeharbor Request

I just got the Safeharbor security verification notice. Just for fun, I did a trace to the ip of megabank.com and found it went to Bank Internasional Indonesia in Jakarta. One way to solicit fund... Read more »


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 »


Camera mount thread

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