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Craftsman Club member letter from Sears


September 24, 2017, 5:29 am

It is a little old, but likely coming of age! :-) Seems that Sears is tired of hunting down companies that would make a line of tools for them. Every few years the product line would be changed a... Read more »

Stocking Up On Rent Boys For The Big White Nationalist Rally Next Weekend


September 23, 2017, 9:58 pm

How many do you think we'll need? Last year we were swapping them out too often during beer orgy night. I've never been to one, but they say that at the RNC in Cleveland last year, they too... Read more »

Re: The Gray Man.....


September 22, 2017, 6:38 am

Nice! One piece of kit not mentioned and is important in all phases is a Ball-point pen or better yet a Sharpie. --- This email has been checked for viruses by AVG. http://www.avg.com Read more »

Mounting base for a 3D-printer


September 21, 2017, 3:06 pm

Guys, I hate to mention the topic of wood, but I want to mount a 3D-printer on a flat stable base so I can move it around without disturbing the delicate (poor design) setup. I cannot afford a 24 s... Read more »

If Rightists Want Executions, We Can Start Executing Them Tomorrow On Live ...


September 21, 2017, 1:30 am

Stoning, or lapidation, is a method of capital punishment whereby a group throws stones at a person until they die. No individual among the group can be identified as the one who kills the subj... Read more »

THIS IS NOT AN ANVIL


September 21, 2017, 1:14 am

This is what is known as an anvil shaped object. More accurately a door stop. Seller: shop-and-ship name on shipping account it Kathy Piscopo http://www.ebay.com/itm/Blacksmith-Tinsmith-Forged-St... Read more »

Slitting saw usage ?

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September 19, 2017, 10:57 pm

This video shows a slitting saw mounted in a boring head. Is there a special reason for doing this? The cutting is simular to that of a shaper rather than that of a saw cutting continously. http... Read more »

Just Used Some of That Cute Little Rebar


September 19, 2017, 7:03 pm

I made a new stand for the grinders with a truck wheel filled with concrete as the base. When I went to move the completed base the bottom plug of concrete fell right out of the wheel. Well to ... Read more »

Giant Monument to Kalashnikov, Creator of AK-47, Is Unveiled in Moscow


September 19, 2017, 5:46 pm

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/world/europe/moscow-kalashnikov-statue.h tml MOSCOW ? A towering monument to Lt. Gen. Mikhail T. Kalashnikov, de signer of the AK-47, the Soviet rifle that has b... Read more »

Re: Of interest to some here....Brass vrs steel cased ammo


September 18, 2017, 10:30 pm

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How do I remove the chuck on my Colchester Master /Clausing 13"

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Ok I'm stuck, I want to remove the chuck from my lathe,a Colchester Master Mk 2, Clausing 80000? this has the American taper L0 secured by a large threaded collar. I've read the manual, no help, sear... Read more »

Famco foot press for sale in Oak Park, IL

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Famco #10 Foot Press with factory floor stand for sale. Foot operated punching or bending press with 2.5 ton approximate pressure. No dies included. Used but in good operating condition. 100 OBO, I n... Read more »

How to change belt on old Monkey Wards (Logan) lathe?

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Hello all, My non computer using Uncle has broken the flat belt on his old Logan lathe. We can't figue out how to get a new one put on. Any hints? Thanks. Tom Read more »

Smoking cutting oil

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When I cut steel with HSS end mill I apply some cutting oil with brush while cutting. Oil is smoking but chips are not blue. My speed is at the top range of the right speed for a given cutter dia... Read more »

480 wiring convention

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I've got three 480 volt plasma cutters my son is going to test at work. He asked me to get them all strapped to a pallet and the plugs installed so he can quickly just plug in and see if the machine ... Read more »

A caution about the excellent Castrol purple cleaner

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I bought this stuff because Grant and others said it worked well to remove oils. And it sure does. I suspected that it might be pretty strongly alkaline because of the soapy feel. And I got proof wh... Read more »

Tapering and runout on a SIEG C1 lathe

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Hello all, I have a SIEG C1 Micro Lathe (http://www.axminster.co.uk/product- Axminster-SIEG-Axminster-SIEG-C1-Micro-Lathe-33289.htm), which I bought from Axminster a year ago, although the lathe itse... Read more »

Home thermostat + twisty-tie(metal)

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It's 1:00 AM and I have a twisty-tie bypassing the thermostat. It's a White-Rodgers heat/cool programmable about 10 years old. I can hear the relay clicking but it doesn't always trigger the 2 ye... Read more »

venturi water pump design

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The bottom of my 30,000 gallon fish pond is full of sludge and fish s^&t. I want to try to make a venturi style sump pump. These pumps are extremely simple. They work by using a high pressure water... Read more »

Hardening and Tempering SAE 1045

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Hello all I would like to Harden and temper a tool I made out of 1045 steel. I have all the temperatures and holding times needed, but as for a quenching medium, I have a slight problem. An oil bat... Read more »

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