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beryllium copper

April 21, 2019, 12:05 am

I have some BeCu strip [ 1 x .020 ] that I would like to make into a loop to check the co-planerness of a chiwan 4x6. Can BeCu be soldered [soft or hard], brazed, silfos or whatever? Open to othe... Read more »

Taper Lock Timing Pulley

April 14, 2019, 8:13 pm

I was just getting ready to put a machine back in service, but I had changed the diameter of the end of the Y axis ball screw. I thought about making a splits sleeve to go between the old taper ... Read more »

1939/40 Harley trans questions

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April 13, 2019, 4:50 pm

It was oh so well fitted in the '39 tranny case ... the main clutch gear/thrust bearing race . Had a perfect fit , rolled smoothly , everything was going oh so well . But then I found a 1940 tran... Read more »

New Zealand Bans Assault Weapons !! - BBC

April 11, 2019, 5:30 pm

New Zealand's parliament has voted to ban military-style semi-automatic weapons following the Christchurch attacks. BBC News-Apr 10, 2019 -- https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47878042 Read more »

TIG, metal cutting, pneumaforming

April 9, 2019, 10:34 pm

If nothing else, watch the first minute of This Old Tony's video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGsFdudG7Ho Fascinating new techniques we all need to learn. -- I have noticed even people who cl... Read more »

TIG brazing

April 9, 2019, 2:51 pm

Miller has a useful, short article on TIG brazing with silicon bronze up on their website: http://tinyurl.com/y6xhcxa4 It's worth knowing about. -- Ed Huntress Read more »

Tucker Carlson Has Just 16 Advertizers Left !! BWAAA HA HA HAAA !!

April 5, 2019, 8:20 pm

Prior to December 2018, Tucker Carlson Tonight averaged 36 different commercials during the hour-long program, not counting promo spots for other Fox News programming. These days, that number is down... Read more »

Recycling 6061 - Thought chain

March 25, 2019, 4:45 pm

Ok.. I've studied on this for a while. Everybody says (exaggeration) you can't cast 6061 it has to be wrought. If you try to cast it you get large crystals and poorly structured metal. One ar... Read more »

millermatic 175

March 22, 2019, 12:11 pm

machine will run for three minutes then shuts down for five minutes with the machine under no load,is there a thermo switch on the board that could be bad? Read more »


March 22, 2019, 12:16 am

https://www.auctiondeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemID=25&acctID=12869 Starting bid $500. I don't have the space or time for it, but seems like somebody could ebay it off and make a decent profi... Read more »

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a note on trav-a-dial repairs

rating: 5

thanks to the good offices of one of the NG denizens, I acquired a couple of sick trav-a-dials. both were sticky. hee is a quick summary of an overhaul procedure: 1.submerge up to dial in rubbin... Read more »

Lathemaster lathes

rating: 5

Does this company sell a higher grade of Chinese lathe than the usual run of the mill Chinese machinery? Read more »

chainsaw backpressure

rating: 5

Can a 2 cycle chainsaw motor run without backpressure? Im too cheep to go buy a new muffler & if it needs backpressure can I just put a restrictor plate with holes in it? Read more »

sealing a blast cabinet

rating: 5

I bought the Harbor Freight red benchtop blast cabinet for $49 at their Friday sale. I set it up and tried it out, and it leaked glass beads all over my garage floor. Really slippery! I need to ... Read more »

Shooting nails into concrete

rating: 5

I am confused as to what happens when concrete nails are shot into concrete with nail shooting guns. Why don't the nails get bent? Where does the concrete that is displaced from the hole, go? Why wou... Read more »

Voltage drop with mixed wire gauges

rating: 5

I tried reading through the Google newsgroup archives to see if maybe this question had been asked and answered already, but as soon as I got to an old post by Altavoz it became too painful to contin... Read more »

Gorton mill tooling conversion

rating: 5

It's been a while since I was on here, so hello to all again. After a bit of a discussion last week, I picked up a Gorton 8D Superspeed milling machine for beer tokens ( about $US40.00, YMMV! ) on eb... Read more »

Logan Lathe Model 200

rating: 5

Found a nice little Logan Model 200 10x24 Lathe at an estate sale last weekend. No quick change but 3 and 4 jaw chucks, little wear on the ways. A bit of a grunt to get it out of the basement where... Read more »

Who can make this lead screw for me?

rating: 5

I'm in search of a replacement lead screw for a Clausing 6300 lathe that I'm rebuilding. This one is usable...just barely. It is severely worn and SHOULD be replaced. Clausing Service Center has on... Read more »

Quietest Hydraulic pump/motor

rating: 5

Guys, I'm mostly a pneumatics man, with enough hydraulics knowledge to cobble up working stuff, but not a good feel for everything that's out there. Can any of you tell me what's the quietest hydra... Read more »

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