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Re: Quantum radar will expose stealth aircraft


April 24, 2018, 2:42 pm

On Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:17:46 +0200, Juergen Nieveler The University of Waterloo is literally just around the corner from me, and is well knownfor spawning very successful startups from it's rese... Read more »

Some of these MAY require the expertise of a machinist


April 23, 2018, 12:43 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTUsl4D6QP4&index=227&list=WL Best of Mechanical Problems Compilation (Jan 2018) -- I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined and that we can... Read more »

Granite countertop edges


April 20, 2018, 4:40 am

My granite counter top in the kitchen has about a 1/16 radius edge. Big mistake! now the edge has a number of little chips out of it. I wonder if there is a way to fix without removing it and ... Read more »

Check Valve Plastic Valve


April 19, 2018, 7:11 pm

On Tuesday when I was putting my compressor back together the check valve leaked noticeably. After several attempts to clean and polish the faces to mate I gave up and dropped an O-ring into the... Read more »

Paletized bench tools


April 18, 2018, 3:54 pm

I have a beautiful workbench top in my garage. I face glued 20 2x4s and sent the slab through the planer then sanded and gave it 5 coats of urathane. I mounted my 6 bench grinder, my 4 Colombia... Read more »

Not so obsolete machines


April 18, 2018, 7:37 am

There was talk a while ago about how the old cam driven screw machines were obsolete and CNC had replaced them. Here is a company using them for second operations and making money at it. https:/... Read more »

Re: Swiss to Debate Restrictive Gun Laws in 2018

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April 18, 2018, 12:33 am

As long as somebody is answering the idiot, let's also mention that concealed carry permits are very rare (you have to demonstrate a need and pass a multi-part written test, plus a handling test); ... Read more »

Compressor Grenaded Internally


April 16, 2018, 9:29 pm

I haven't taken it apart to see exactly what the problem is, but its four years old. A full year out of warranty. An hour or so ago it started making an awful racket. It sounded suspiciously l... Read more »

US v Import Bolt Strengths


April 16, 2018, 7:12 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPAbUZABcu0&index=178&list=WL I found this rather interesting. Is dat a Yooper accent? -- I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined and that ... Read more »

Advice on where to visit


April 16, 2018, 2:37 pm

Some of you may remember that I promised to get my Dodge motorhome on the road by spring. Well spring is here and a mans word is his bond! I had to give up on getting that dumb sob to rebuild the ... Read more »

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Phase II collet index instructions

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I was given a phase II collet indexer does anyone have a manual? Read more »

Help, Karle metal spinning lathes & Info

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Hello All, First I would like to introduce myself to the group. I am a silversmith and blacksmith an a novice machinist. I have been trying to find any info. on Karle Spin Shop lathes with an odd/ear... Read more »

Lathe Spindle Bore

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Hi Everyone, I'm sure this is a dumb question, but what exactly is meant by the Spindle Bore size when describing a metalworking lathe? If a lathe has a 1 spindle bore does that imply that there is s... Read more »

How to increase the current carrying capacity of Titanium Anodizing Racks

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Hi, We are a new anodizing rack manufacturer. Some of my customers want to use titanium anodizing racks but they still want the high current carrying capacity of aluminum racks. How can we make such ... Read more »

Straightening bent windmill vanes

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I have an old windmill whose vanes are bent up and creased and with bullet holes- some fairly minor but some with some pretty big bends and creases. Sorry, don't know the metal gauge but its fairly ... Read more »

porta band saw + cutting oil

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Are any sort of cutting oils acceptable for use with a porta band saw (milwaukee in this case)? I'm mostly interested in cutting mild steel with the least amount of heat. I'm worried about oils eithe... Read more »

Canedy Otto forge blower repair

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I have finally decided to set up my old forge. I have a Canedy Otto Manufacturing, Model H Western King hand crank blower that came with this shop built forge. The blower seemed pretty stiff to tur... Read more »

Volstro speed increaser

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I bought this speed increaser at auction. You can see the picture here: http://goo.gl/6VPlgX It has a straight 3/4 shank. What I was hoping, is to be able to use it in my Bridgeport Intera... Read more »

Magnetic Chucks Revisited

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A little while back there was interest in the miniature magnetic chuck shown on youtube http://www.youtube.com/user/tryally#p/u/30/avUkGTNqUtk. This chuck used three sets of triple stack... Read more »

The Millrite gets a new X-Axis power feed

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My US Burke Millrite model MVI vertical mill (resembles a Bridgeport, but 2/3 the size) came with a X-Axis power feed, an Asong AS-250. This unit never really worked correctly, and kept on blowing... Read more »

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