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removing metal "plugs" in solvent cans

April 22, 2017, 10:48 pm

Is there some farmer's trick to remove those cut this out metal plugs that's pressed into steel solvent cans for shipping WITHOUT deforming the rest of the lip of the can? I normally just stab w... Read more »

Re: Steel spring wire thickness to turn a crank?

April 22, 2017, 10:35 pm

http://www.plantengineering.com/single-article/relationship-of-torque-and-shaft-size/97eb6b3f6b32adcdd181341ebbdc3224.html Read more »

Diet Soda BS

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April 21, 2017, 8:36 pm

Im tired of my tax money being wasted on junk science like this lie that claims diet soda increases risk of stroke and dementia. http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/20/health/diet-sodas-stroke-dementia-stud... Read more »


April 20, 2017, 5:29 am

I am research student I need any one interest in casting of copper base all oy or high copper alloy with chrome in different ratios (0.46 - 5)% chrome and copper base alloy with aluminum in diffe... Read more »

Spiral Milling Vs Drilling

April 18, 2017, 8:10 pm

I do a lot of spiral milling instead of drilling on my little high speed (RPM) mills. There are a couple reasons. One is it allows for fewer tool changes. I can point vent, dump vent, rough ca... Read more »

Im back, problem finally solved

April 18, 2017, 4:24 pm

As you all probably know, Ive been dealing with buffoons making fun of me for years. I finally put a stop... full stop to it. I apologize to the group for letting it go on so long but after tod... Read more »

Re: Basic CNC router recomendations.

April 18, 2017, 8:08 am

pyotr filipivich;3898785 Wrote: you are awsome,good luck for you.i am sure you can find the one. i am stanger of CNC so can offer less help. best wishes,again. -----------------------------------... Read more »

Found in fortune cookie file -- it seems appropriate

April 18, 2017, 2:38 am

Found in fortune cookie file -- it seems appropriate: ====================================================================== Every group has a couple of experts. And every group has at least one ... Read more »

Making My Bandsaw Bigger ... or

April 17, 2017, 11:33 pm

This is how I converted by 4x6 bandsaw into a 4x8 bandsaw. The little El Cheapo Harbor Freight band saw is huge amount of help in the shop, but it was built and setup wrong. The fixed jaw was mou... Read more »

OT: Easter Joke

April 17, 2017, 12:33 am

The light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing and stopped at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection. The ta... Read more »

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Aluminum pony kegs -- how thick? rating: 5

Anybody know how thick the metal is on the sides of an aluminum pony keg? Ted Edwards, didn't you make a buoy out of one of these? A guy wants me to weld some parts to a pony, would like some id... Read more »

Got a look inside the TIG 200 welder rating: 5

I was fortunate to get a look inside the new Lincoln TIG 200. I was very impressed by the workmanship and the appearance of the components. There is a circuit board that is so large it covers virt... Read more »

Need a tap for a Sturmey Archer thread rating: 5

I am having trouble finding a 13/32 x 26tpi tap. This is the thread size for a Sturmey Archer rear axle. Anyone know if these are available in the USA? Lewis. ***** Read more »

How do you drill a flat bottom hole? rating: 5

I have to drill a 37/64 flat bottom hole in the end of a 2 1/2 long piece of 1 1/16AF hex bar that is chucked in the lathe, to a depth of 0.600 +0,-1/64 and then thread it 5/8-18. (I'll be makin... Read more »

Dan-Mig update rating: 5

I swapped tanks today at the local welding supply (PraxAir) and got a tank of 25/75 per the suggestions of the welders here. As I mentioned some time ago, I managed to scrounge an old Dan-Mig mig wel... Read more »

How many hours of RUNNING between compressor oil changes? rating: 5

I have a Curtis compressor with a 5 HP head, splash lubricated. I installed an hour meter that measures actual motor run hours. My question is, is there some guideline for oil changes based on motor ... Read more »

how to minimize vibration in a bench grinder? rating: 5

I have a woodworking friend who's bought a good grinder for sharpening turning tools. She's mounted it on a regular metal post-style grinder base, but it vibrates a lot. Is there a better base that... Read more »

Zinc oxide ointment for scraping markup rating: 5

Wondering if anyone has tried zinc oxide ointment from a pharmacy as a markup medium for scraping? I'm also thinking glycerin plus pigment (lampblack?). This would be thick and non-drying, but all... Read more »

How to set up for cutting extractor relief cuts on barrel breech? rating: 5

I have a Rockwell 21-100 mill with a head that rotates side to side. The head on it's side will run into the table before I get the barrel in the vise on the table high enough to get the spindle para... Read more »

Power Downfeed Assembly for a Cincinnati Royal 18" Drill Press rating: 5

I need a power downfeed assmebly for a Cincinnati Royal 18 Drill Press. If anyone knows where one might be please let me know. Thanks, Steve Read more »

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