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STAND YOUR GROUND goes to jail


August 24, 2019, 3:42 pm

Michael Drejka, Who Invoked 'Stand Your Ground' Defense In Shooting Of Unarmed Man, Guilty Of Manslaughter - August 24, 2019 -- https://abcnews.go.com/US/michael-drejka-told-police-shooting-victim-... Read more »

Jeff Davis NOT Natural-Born Confederate, got it?


August 23, 2019, 9:12 pm

Remember Jeff Davis? Many say forget it NBC News - Feb 23, 2008 ? http://www.nbcnews.com/id/23311136/ns/us_news-life/t/remember-jef f-davis-many-say-forget-it/#.XWBULxopDmo Read more »

Mystery metal grains? Cobalt?


August 21, 2019, 11:53 pm

Found a few lbs of it in an induction furnace that I bought for $30... Picture: https://www.machinerymoverschicago.com/tmp/mystery-metal.jpg These are oxidized metal grains. The oxidation col... Read more »

Slicing Stainless Rod


August 19, 2019, 11:16 pm

Periodically I make a part that requires sections of 1.5inch stainless rod. They need to be consistently sized and the cut needs to decently perpendicular. It doesn't need to be aerospace accur... Read more »

Schrader valves


August 17, 2019, 1:47 pm

I need to find schrader valves for a project. Straight, nickel plated. Are these valves normally brass? Would silver solder be appropriate for handling 175-200 psi air? thanks gary Read more »

Fox Poll-67% Say Ban Assault Rifles


August 16, 2019, 9:44 pm

90% want NRA background checks. Explain that. Read more »

New Bandsaw - (NEW new)


August 14, 2019, 10:09 pm

I got suckered in by some SPAM from Grizzly and ordered a G0621X variable speed vertical wood/metal bandsaw. Of course it seems to only come with a wood blade, and I will probably only ever use ... Read more »

PING Jim Wilkins


August 11, 2019, 12:52 pm

shaft OHC motor and a set of massive worm gears . What is the overall reduction in your drive train , and do you think 6 horses is enough ? More to the point , what is considered a good feet-per-... Read more »

Induction bending


August 10, 2019, 10:18 pm

https://redd.it/coktsb Regards, Boris Mohar Got Knock? - see: Viatrack Printed Circuit Designs (among other things) http://www.viatrack.ca void _-void-_ in the obvious place Read more »

Memory Check


August 10, 2019, 6:06 pm

clatter so I've got it apart for a bearing replacement - the back end bearing has just a trace of roughness . BUT while I was in there I wanted to check the centrifugal start switch . And I'm pre... Read more »

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Aluminum bronze flux?

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- Should any flux be used with aluminum bronze? Borax or other glassy slags as usually used with copper alloys, or none (the aluminum oxide layer, if any, protecting it)? I presume degassing doesn'... Read more »

Filling 5/8 holes with stick

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Hi; I need to fill 3 holes that are 5/8 dia in 1/4 mild steel. I only have a stick welder. I will need to re-drill through the area to correct the hole locations. What has worked best for you (using ... Read more »

Santoprene vs Norprene

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Can anyone give me a quick run down on applications where Santoprene would be used over Norprene or the other way around. Terry Read more »

Hardinge HLVH Metric Threading Transposing Gears for sale

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Hello- we just listed some Hardinge HLVH metric transposing gears for sale on e-bay. The item number is 7538786589 if anyone is interested. These are hard to find, this set is new in case anyone is ... Read more »

IronWood IW-1010 from Smithy

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Super Shop and modified it to cut stone. I got the grant! Yay! We (Teri and I) not only took delivery today but horsed the damn thing over a curb to the sidewalk so the condominium association can re... Read more »

Help Jet 13 X 40 Lathe spindle oil leak

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I have a older Jet 13 X 40 belt driven lathe the leaks oil out the rear spi ndle. The lathe has a tumbler feed select not the newer lever select. Looking at the parts list I don?t see any seal... Read more »

Broom Handle Thread Specs?

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Does anybody know the dimensions for a broom handle thread? I had no luck with Google. I need to make a clamp with extension handle for the flush kit for my outboard. The outboard is too old to ha... Read more »

Adding a pressure gage to your 20 Ton HF bottle jack

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Some time ago I put up a webpage about making a Poor Man's Hydraulic Press, as many of you know. Today I have added a page that describes how to add a pressure gage to the jack for those who nee... Read more »

"Lucy" Steam Engine Plans

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Anyone have a link to the Lucy steam engine plans? This simple engine is made our of Lucite plactic, with a brass cylinder... I had the link at one point, but seem to have lost it. A search on Googl... Read more »

Snap-Flo vs Loc-Line

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Is there much of a difference in the quality of Snap-Flo versus Loc-Line brand jointed coolant hose and accessories? The Snap-Flo stuff seems to be less expensive. Does it suffer in ruggedness etc. c... Read more »

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