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"Truth isn't Truth" Says Giuliani

August 20, 2018, 6:13 pm

Rudy Giuliani Says 'Truth Isn't Truth' CNBC - August 19, 2018 -- https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/19/rudy-giuliani-truth-is-not-truth-fears-trump-perjury-charge.html Read more »

Re: "Why Nazism Was Socialism and Why Socialism Is Necessarily Totalit...

August 20, 2018, 1:16 am

All modern currency is fiat money. The value is assigned by the culture behind it. Any coin has only the current redemption value and is for all purposes justs its scrap value unless you can trad... Read more »

grease selection

August 18, 2018, 7:35 pm

Ran into a dumb problem. I can't identify a suitable type of grease, and have nothing on hand that's working. I have a device where there is an approximatly 2 diameter ball that's captive in a c... Read more »

Sandia metal, very low wear rate

August 18, 2018, 2:42 am

Larry Jacques mentioned this and it's really interesting. The article mentions skids for cars, but how about piston rings? The possibilities are HUGE, because you can stop thinking about we... Read more »

Group problem solving

August 15, 2018, 2:35 pm

Lets say I have a problem with a lock. For example, I go to see a movie and find a wheel boot lock on my car when I return to it. I want to remove the boot and go home with my car. One solution i... Read more »

Air Compressor Woes - Its Not the Bandaid - Pressure Switch

August 14, 2018, 7:51 pm

A while back the check valve on my main air compressor died. I took it out, took it apart, cleaned it up, and threw an o-ring in it as a temporary seal and repair. Its worked great. On Friday ... Read more »

From Zero (0) to Four (4)

August 8, 2018, 11:46 pm

Well, the weekend before last I got desperate and had my wife pick up the Vulcan Welding Hood. It works pretty good. In the intervening time Lincoln decided to send me a brand new Viking weldin... Read more »

Walmart LED lamps

August 8, 2018, 12:05 pm

I said I would tell Iggy when one of the Walmart LED light bulbs failed An d it happened two days ago. Yesterday I went by Walmart and got a replacem ent. About the same price but noticeably ... Read more »

Hydraulic Press Build

August 7, 2018, 9:57 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=930&v=f2xlAWytx9g I know some folks may not be a fan, but I noticed he made his main uprights out of 1/4 steel plate welded up into a box. I just made ... Read more »


August 5, 2018, 2:31 am

great price , but there's no manual . This is #38946 , probably meant for one of their mills - I'll have to make a couple of alterations to adapt it to my lead screw and make a dial/cover for it ... Read more »

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Problem with Motor Starter

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I just rewired my wood lathe from 440v to 220v three phase. I also rewired the transformer for 220v primary to 115v secondary. I also rewired the coil/ contactor for the new voltages. I also rewired ... Read more »

Flattening silver wire

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I've been making simple stuff for years, hammering away at 16-20 guage silver wire. I've got a neck injury now and every time I pick up the hammer, I set myself back about 2 months in my healing. I ... Read more »

Bridgeport M Head parts needed

rating: 5

I recently acquired a Bridgeport M Head mill that is missing some important parts. I need a motor, quill return spring, quill feed worm, and quill feed worm wheel. Does anyone out there have any part... Read more »

Questions on making reed valve spring steel & copper gaskets?

rating: 5

On the rebuilding antique compressor: Machine reed valves and metallic gaskets. This type of reed valves is anything but simple. Circular pad then goes complete 3/4 around to a two hole tab for fas... Read more »

Condenser fan motor sustitute

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I have a very old carrier condenser. I need a replacement fan motor. The current motor is a 5kcp39bg GE unit with the following specs: RPM = 1100 HP= 1/10 HZ = 60 u = 208-230. A= .75 Rot Cap... Read more »

Hydraulic Pump Arimitsu Britt

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I got a Hydraulic Pump today. Piston type. 3 pistons. Belt driven by 1.5HP Lesson Electric Motor. Manufacturer seems to be Arimitsu Ltd for Britt Tech Corporation. Model 15. But no plausable informat... Read more »

Using JB Weld on a chair?

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Greetings and salutations After a dozen years or so, my desk chair has become hazardous. I didn't know you could crack an eighth inch steel plate, just by sitting on it. But - I managed, someho... Read more »

1,1,1 trichloroethane tapping fluid

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I found a small bottle of 1,1,1 TCE at the dump today (Typewriter* Cleaning Fluid). I've heard that a previous version of Tap Magic used it and that the TCE made it far superior to the current s... Read more »

Best method for straightening arbor shaft?

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I have a Hardinge TM milling machine with a 1 diameter arbor which I believe is slightly bent. I have a decent surface plate and spotting dye so I should be able to determine where exactly the bend i... Read more »

12x32 threads

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Were 12/32 threads fairly common once upon a time. I have an old Model T buzz coil I'm trying to replace the rusty nuts with brass. One post is 10/32 and the other 4 are larger than a 10 and smalle... Read more »

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