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OT: Solution to fogged glasses (from mask)


October 28, 2020, 9:43 pm

Has anyone solved the fogged glasses problem? It's making me nuts. I wear progressives, and can't just push them higher up on my face. Scouring the internet (poking around for a half hour or so) hasn... Read more »

HELP! Tough to solve well problem.


October 28, 2020, 5:26 pm

One of my customers has a well problem. The well is 150 feet deep and has never had a pump installed. He had it drilled and then ended up noy building so the well sat for several years unused. H... Read more »

Plasma Cutter


October 27, 2020, 10:17 pm

I'm shopping for one now ... and I'm wondering if the plot arc feature is worth the extra cost . I'm looking at the bottom of the price range , around 200-250 bucks - I'm not going to be using... Read more »

How to shine old barbed wire.


October 25, 2020, 11:55 pm

How can you make old barbed wire shine as much as possible? Read more »

Here's that Borat scene with Ghouliani!


October 23, 2020, 5:31 am

Rudy said he could win an academy award on the bigoted Bernie and Sid morning talk show. Read more »

OT - maybe. How to test remotes?


October 22, 2020, 5:12 pm

Greetings all, a troubleshooting saga. Having finally cleared access, we replaced the ceiling fans in the kitchen and living room. To compound issues, these were on sale at Costco, and sat in th... Read more »

15 mm aluminum rods, useful!


October 19, 2020, 1:31 pm

I have made plenty of dumb stock purchases, but some 1 foot-long 15 mm diameter aluminum rods are being very useful! By chance, they fit my 3D printer spool holder perfectly, with bearings on ha... Read more »

An interesting photo


October 8, 2020, 5:39 am

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Something Like A Utility Knife Blade Only Bigger


October 3, 2020, 11:42 pm

We were working on a tool today using a dozen utility knife blades. It worked, and the blades are cheap, readily available, and generally sharp enough for the job. It would be a better tool if ... Read more »

Grinding Clearance on Refurbed HSS End Mill


October 3, 2020, 6:26 pm

I picked up a few resharpened HSS end mills. I don't use them much, but they were cheap enough that I grabbed them for some odd jobs. Since I mostly CNC I mostly don't use them except mostly fo... Read more »

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Help with lincoln welders

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Hello all. I am looking at purchasing a welder and need some help here. I went to Lowes, they have a Lincoln Pro-Mig 140 for $438. I then went to Home Depot and they have a Lincoln Weld-Pak 3200HD f... Read more »

Presidential workshop

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I think former Yugoslav president and dictator Josip Broz TITO was the only world leader who like to relax and enjoy yourself in metalworking homeshop. He was a metalworker by vocation. http://www.ti... Read more »

How do you adjust for zero on a Fowler Premium dial caliper

rating: 5

I have a fowler premium dial caliper that when closed up, it reads .025 need to adjust pointer to the 12 oclock position when it is closed. Read more »

Calibrate a flowmeter?

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One of my flowmeters needs to be rebuilt. It is a Victor, the kit is available, and I know which part needs replacing. What I don't know is whether the flow gauge itself is made to operate at 25 PS... Read more »

How to operate HYBCO TAP GRINDER 1100

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I have purchased one used Hybco 1100 tap grinder _specially for Right Hand relieving the taps Chamfer _. But it is relieving only Left hand chamfer on the tap. I want Right hand relieve on the chamfe... Read more »

Here's that Borat scene with Ghouliani!

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Rudy said he could win an academy award on the bigoted Bernie and Sid morning talk show. Read more »

Airco welder manual

rating: 5

I have a Erico 300 amp AC Series S Bumblebee model 3ADTS-24 stock number 13 55-0351 serial number 72-634920 welding range 60 to 420 and I'm looking g f or a manual for it...if anyone could help me ... Read more »

Countersinking with a too-fast drill press

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In June 2005, I was having problems because my little 12 Delta variable-speed drill press has a minimum speed of 500 rpm, which was a real problem, especially when countersinking. I had found an in... Read more »

Advice - torsion spring using piano wire?

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I need to replace a broken light duty torsion spring and need some advice. It's broken right at the bend, I may be able to buy a new one but it will have to come from the UK to Australia and I nee... Read more »

precision matthews 10x27 lathe

rating: 5

does anybody have any thoughts on this lathe? im coming from a jet 9x20. just a hobby but need better quality that the jet, the jet has been a good start...thanks tony http://www.machinetoolonline.... Read more »

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