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Home degreaser?

March 4, 2015, 6:04 pm

I have a bucket of fasteners that I need to degrease, which may possibly be an ongoing project (we'll see). If I only had a few I'd just use a parts brush and some gaso^h^h^h^h, , I mean, um, ker... Read more »

Movin' on up!

March 4, 2015, 4:06 pm

I'm still a bit amazed that at age 57, I moved halfway around the world to a very small rural agricultural community, and found a good paying job 5 minutes from home! Helped that fitters are scar... Read more »

Clausing drill press followup

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March 4, 2015, 1:06 pm

I went ahead and grabbed the Clausing 15 drill press. It's an olive green 16VT-1 series one with the variable speed belt contraption, and goes from 500 to 4000 RPM as it's the fast version. Seria... Read more »

Re: Too old to be hired?

March 3, 2015, 4:56 pm

Gunner Asch fired this volley in Interesting, and that's been my experience with Ace Hardware (they got a '10'). You've got to have verve to work there, but age has nothing to do with it; and... Read more »

Shear color?

March 3, 2015, 11:33 am

Anyone know what color a Buffalo Forge #19 rod and plate shear was originally? Read more »

aluminium sheet in a ceramics kiln

March 2, 2015, 7:25 am

I want to try to fire ceramic transfers onto sheet metal, aluminium in particular. These normally fire to 600-800 degrees centigrade onto glass and ceramic. Do you think it would work and what would ... Read more »

Blower/filter on a sandblaster

March 1, 2015, 4:20 pm

I have a 48 sandblast cabinet that I only recently put to use (long story). This cabinet has a blower and a filter bag. It is full of fairly fine sandblasting sand. My question is, if I run the... Read more »

Rusty prove it's worth

March 1, 2015, 4:13 pm

That's what I call my little JD tractor because , well , it's rusty . Today it proved it's worth , performing one of the two main tasks I wanted it for - clearing ice/snow from our road and dri... Read more »

Pellet Gun Nitro Pistons.

March 1, 2015, 10:09 am

I see some of the pellet guns with a Nitro Piston. Is this the same kind of thing that some automobiles use to hold up their hatchback and such? The things that lose their strength after a coup... Read more »

Re: Anybody got lengths of RG8x or 58A coax?

March 1, 2015, 7:50 am

Gunner Asch fired this volley in You know it doesn't age gracefully, yes? LLoyd Read more »

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Negative Flow control System

Do i know more about nigative flow control system? my questions are as follows:- 1.What is Nigative Flow control system? 2.How does it works? 3. Is the pressure/flow is awailable when Excavator is st... Read more »


Cold Air Gun Coolant Systems?

Have any of you used the various cold air gun coolant systems and if you have, what are your opinions on the products? http://www.exair.com/spotcooling_products/cg_page.htm http://www.airtxinternatio... Read more »


Value of Cincinnati #2 tool and cutter grinder?

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A company is offering to sell me some Cincinnati #2 tool and cutter grinders. I looked on ebay and I see a lot of dreamers hoping to get a lot of money for them, but no actual sales. This is a litt... Read more »


more on welding - pic of weld

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Ok, after reading the nice posts by you guys, I measured the OC voltage on the high setting on my Century 230 AC welder and found it to be only 40V. I then switched the positive lead to the low ... Read more »


Confused about new mini-lathes

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I want to get a new mini lathe (7-12).I'm totally confused about the specs on all these machines.I know they are all made in Asia,they all look the same except color.I can't figure out why the Gri... Read more »


Tapping fluid suggestions

Hi people, Anyone have a favorite tapping fluid for aluminum and stainless? I am currently using tapmagic but need to order more and would like something thicker and stickier. I looked in the msc cat... Read more »


Tool bit sharpening question

I am ordering some HSS square tool bits, I have a Grizzly 8 bench grinder that came with coarse and med grit aluminum oxide wheels my questions are will these wheels do? if not which should I get? a... 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 »


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 »


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 »