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Open Source Business software

July 25, 2014, 3:17 pm

Some time back there was a short thread about job scheduling software. I can't remember if it was JobBoss or 4th Shift. Anyhow there is a white paper out about open source [free] Business Proces... Read more »

Temporary What is it?

July 24, 2014, 11:46 am

While Rob H is taking a sabbatical from his What is it? site, thought I would post a couple of my own rejected submissions. Did not initially plan to soliciting these from others. However if this i... Read more »

Aluminum Welding

July 23, 2014, 6:20 pm

I plan to have someone weld 4 sections of a layout using 6061 aluminum which you can see here.....https://www.flickr.com/photos/18223943@N06/14542109948/ This corner/section https://www.flickr... Read more »

Custom router bit

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July 21, 2014, 4:13 pm

I need to make (or have made) a custom router bit. The groove I need to mak e is a truncated V 15/16 wide at the top, 3/8 wide at the bottom and 1/4 deep. The dimensions aren't super critical, but... Read more »

Found and fixed

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July 21, 2014, 2:49 pm

The problem with my truck was in the ignition lock cylinder . Something inside broke/came loose and wouldn't let it rotate all the way to the start position . Total cost $16.05 and a reschedule... Read more »

best lube for plastic wheels on metal track

July 20, 2014, 11:40 pm

i made garage door with 5/8 wood 4x8, screwed large boket door wheels and used the same track for wheels. i would like to now what would be best for sliding wheel or best lube. Read more »

Any Chevy/GMC techs ?

July 20, 2014, 3:26 pm

My '86 GMC p/u has developed a problem with the ignition switch assembly ... it'll turn on , but win't go past that point to the start position . I'm pretty sure there's an interlock in there t... Read more »

Re: Operation Choke Point Hearing Reveals DOJ Threats And Strong-Arming

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July 19, 2014, 1:32 pm

On Sat, 19 Jul 2014 01:32:43 -0700, Gunner Asch Here in a nutshell we have the reason for the rise of the imperial presidency and increasing presidential over-reach. Don't be fooled by the yad... Read more »

Looking for 24" antique leather belt sheave

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July 18, 2014, 7:34 pm

Everbody, I have an old B. F. Barnes screw-cutting lathe. See this link: http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/imagedetail.aspx?id=7326 The link above shows an ad from 1907 for the 9 inch lathe. My... Read more »

Re: Chevy vehicle question for the motorheads

July 18, 2014, 5:06 pm

Gunner Asch fired this volley in Yep. It's a Chevy Ventura. The rest is history. You (barely) got your money's worth. Lloyd 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


American Antique Watches: Information Sources Indicator

As promised please find underneath generic information sources on American Watches, Railroad Watches, Pocket Watches, 8-Day Watches & Clocks, Military Watches & Clocks, Timers, : Please note that no... Read more »


Semi on topic LVDT

I had to troubleshoot one of these things today. For some that frequent this list it is something they likely have run into or wondered about, expecially if they work in manufacturing. LVDT Linear V... Read more »


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 »


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 »


Battery Rebuilders: Primecell vs MTO?

After reading a number of on-line reviews, I was all set to send a 1.3 Ah 12V DeWalt drill battery pack off to MTO: http://mtobattery.com/store/page2.html when I saw the recent thread praising ... Read more »


Cobalt vs. Carbide End Mills

Hello, What are people's thoughts on carbide vs. M42 cobalt end mils for mild, 1030 and 41xx? I'm using a manual mill for light work - not high speed production CNC work. My mills are all end mills ... Read more »