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Remington 9 mm recall

July 28, 2014, 9:37 pm

Read the comments after the piece on the Remington. http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/25/breaking-remintgon-r51-9mm-pistol-update/ By Mark Keefe, American Rifleman There is a reason why American Rifl... Read more »

If I already asked, fergeddabout it

July 28, 2014, 7:35 pm

What's a banlist? I have been trying to follow up, and have snipped to the bone, and still get a banlist. I'm on aioe.org Steve Read more »

Re: Couldnt be better stated...

July 28, 2014, 6:09 pm

On Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:38:02 -0700, Gunner Asch =========================== http://tinyurl.com/mn7rszd It appears our Ministry of Public Enlightenment is to be privately owned and operated. htt... Read more »

Where does my $4 a gallon go ?

July 28, 2014, 5:04 pm

Look for Dubai Miracle Garden in the usual places. Except amdx, who will have to have someone translate. Read more »

Too bad Iggy missed this one

July 28, 2014, 4:47 pm

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OT: Commercial truck automatic transmission shifting

July 28, 2014, 3:32 pm

Hi all - I know this is a bit off topic for metalworking (or maybe I'm trying to avoid a catastrophic failure that would require metalworking?) but this group seems to know something about every... Read more »

Gun drilling without a gun drill...

July 27, 2014, 8:43 pm

Not easy... .3125 through 7 of 304SS on the lathe with a 12 extension drill with about 3 of flutes. This gave me .2 of nudging it along before unlocking the tailstock and pulling the whole thing b... Read more »

Any easy way to delaminate a big transformer

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July 26, 2014, 3:04 pm

I have a couple of water cooled low voltage high current transformers like these: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-d3-kmBU-WmY/U9P6monb8gI/AAAAAAAADgw/eRozQsNsWAA/w479-h638-no/20140726_131901.jpg... Read more »

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 »

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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 »


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 »


3-D prototyping printer?

I remember seeing a web page describing a process that deposited (sprayed?) material (plastic?) to build up a CAD design so that in the end you have a 3-D prototype of your design. Basically, a CN... Read more »