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Happy Thanksgiving


November 26, 2020, 10:51 pm

I'm thankful for you guys. I am self taught for a lot of things, but the help of colleagues is always useful. I'm thankful for people who make me smile about little things. The other day I pos... Read more »

OT I am having COVID19, Ask me Anything!


November 24, 2020, 10:16 pm

I am on the 8th day of COVID19. Want to reconnect to the old friends here. Ask me anything! My symptoms were a fever, then a mild stomach flu and more fever. Right now nothing is going on, I am si... Read more »

Every eligible voter had a voter ID card in the 1960s


November 23, 2020, 1:04 am

There wasn't any voter fraud. If you didn't have a valid voter ID card, you didn't get to vote. Guess which communist sympathizing party and quasi-legal advocacy/activist organization is responsi... Read more »

reveal zones plastic deformation steel structure


November 15, 2020, 10:14 pm

Is polish and coat with a hard brittle varnish the answer to this question? I've made a square-cornered U of RHS100x50by8thk (4x2by5/16thk.). 45degree mitres full-pen'd for the two corners. About... Read more »

Compressive strength 3/4" black steel (gas pipe)


November 14, 2020, 10:04 pm

Wanting legs for a winch base to pull concrete post bases from soil i have seen a polish fellow make one, he was using square steel tube about 1-1/4 tube about, thanks to trump and covid none is loc... Read more »

SNAG - How Is Your Cut 50


November 6, 2020, 9:47 pm

I'm curious if your unit has arrived yet and if you have tested it out. My Cut60 arrived yesterday (dual voltage). I didn't have a spare 240V plug handy so I decided to try it on 120V. Wow. It ... Read more »

Milling wood saw blade steel


November 4, 2020, 12:41 pm

I'm trying to design a sharpening jig for my bandsaw mill blades that uses a hand-held Dremel as a cam-guided router. I think I know how to make the positioning fixture, and mill a cam to guide a... Read more »

Cheap drill press turned into cordless drill holder.


November 3, 2020, 8:29 pm

FWIW... https://www.flickr.com/photos/27532210@N04/ The trigger is held by a small plastic ratcheting clamp that came with a quick clamp kit. Seems to work well. Can get very low speed with the p... Read more »

ProSumer Compressor


November 2, 2020, 10:35 pm

I've been running an 80 gallon prosumer grade 3.5hp compressor in the shop for a while. Its up to the job, but bigger would be better. I'm not going to tell you the brand because when I went al... Read more »

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 »

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Info Please: Whitney #6 Horizontal

rating: 5

While keeping my eyes open for a mill, I came across a someone who is selling two milling machines. A large milling machine which is a W.H. Nichols And Sons, Horizontal milling machine #5-1-2078 whic... 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 »

What kind of lathe has V-flat ways rails with 80 degree V angle? - Photo

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In What kind of lathe has V-flat ways rails with 80 degree V angle? posted on 14 June 2013 to RCM, I asked if anybody could identify a steady rest with 80-degree included angle Vee-flat ways. I no... Read more »

lathe chuck runout

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I just got the first 3 jaw chuck for my lathe. I was using a 4 jaw for the last two years. It just got tiring trying to true up the work and not mar it in the process. I never did get too good a... Read more »

Calibrate a flowmeter?

rating: 5

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 »

Lubrication for a Clausing VS13 lathe

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I have a nice Clausing-colchester vari-speed 13 lathe that has weeped out a bit of lubricant over the past several years, and has reached the point of needing to add some more. The manual recommend... Read more »

Millermatic 250MP Technical Manual

rating: 5

I have a friends Millermatic 250MP that I am trying to repair. Local Miller said that the Microprocessor Board is bad, obsolete... I have the Operators Manual: https://www.millerwelds.com/files/ow... 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 »

Replace battery in Harbor Freight "solar" powered welding helmet

rating: 5

Yes, the solar powered welding helmet does have two coin cell up the procedure for replacing them a year or so ago, and I didnt' save the page then. I googled for it, but came up empty handed. Did ... Read more »

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