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Storage Unit locks, using one "at home"?


November 22, 2017, 4:30 am

I have been closing out the storage units. One down, one to go. When done, I'm going to have two of the Cylinder Locks which are rather specialized. As I paid good money for these, I'm wonderin... Read more »

Drilling Boring Small Straight Holes


November 21, 2017, 7:54 pm

I've decided I need some sizes of tool holders for the Hurco KMB1, that just do not seem to exist. I've looked at various options and employ several of them, but what I really need is solid one ... Read more »

Re: Voting is a privilege, not a right


November 21, 2017, 3:52 pm

On Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:18:31 -0800, Gunner Asch Not that I remember, but we do have cites for other related BS fantasies about your family, like this one. the family has been clairvoyant for many... Read more »

Does this VIDEO depict a bad 3 phase motor?


November 21, 2017, 2:32 am

I sold a supposedly rebuilt 3 phase 10 hp motor to a customer. The customer contacted me and is claiming that the motor is defective, citing vibration and noise. I asked him to make a video. As a... Read more »

US moon landing FAKED? Photo of astronaut's visor 'PROVES NASA staged Apoll...


November 19, 2017, 1:42 am

A shock photo appears to show a man walking around the 'moon' without a space suit during the US's Apollo 17 mission - adding more fuel to the conspiracy that the whole thing was faked. America ... Read more »

Propane tanks - 5 gallon - recomended sources?

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November 18, 2017, 4:42 pm

Decided I need a new/second tank - standard five gallon one each. Any comments, recommendations on where is a good source. There is the Blue Rhino stand at Safeway, but what is consensus? -- ... Read more »

Tool Setter Materials


November 16, 2017, 6:50 pm

I've decided I need to make some electrical tool height setters for my machines with a fairly small foot print. I've figure out my design so they will have a lot of over travel and good repeatab... Read more »

Newsgroup member makes it onto TV


November 15, 2017, 3:50 pm

Ok, which of you Hillary bashers signed the release to allow your interview to be shown on Kimmel's show? https://youtu.be/oMupq6zB1Tc Read more »

OT: Digitizing Tablet


November 14, 2017, 11:17 pm

Anybody get the inside scoop on a poor man's digitizing tablet? I could get by with a smallish one, by adding indexing marks and combining files, but a bigger one would be better. Ideally 36, but... Read more »

Matching up Two Cheap Spin Indexers


November 13, 2017, 7:44 pm

I've got a project that needs to be indexed to drill a bunch of holes. Its 3D part of course so part of the initial machining is to leave it mountable. I have an idea worked out, but it has to ... Read more »

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Dyna Mechtronics Bench Top Mill

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Hi, I'm looking to buy a used bench top CNC milling machine. I want to do some light machining and some engraving. There is a machine for sale locally, a DM 2200. I'm not familiar with the DYNA 22... Read more »

Rockwell 11 Spindle Bearings

rating: 5

My new lathe has double tapered timken roller bearings on the front of the spindle. It had set for a while so I figured the grease probably dried and hardened so I unscrewed the fitting and withdrew... Read more »

vacuum for blast cabinet?

rating: 5

I am looking for options to create negative pressure for a blast cabinet, and the option is either: shop vac which I heard does not last very long, buy a vaccuum made by eastwood or tp tools meant f... Read more »

bending sheet metal into a cylinder

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Hi, I have a 16 x 48 piece of 304 Stainless Steel 1/8 perforated sheet metal, about 1/16 (.065) thick. I want to bend it into a 15 diameter x 16 high cylinder. Is this something that can be done (... Read more »

iso 30, r8, morse

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I am contemplating buying a mill-drill I don't need. The new ones I have found in an acceptable price range have iso 30, r8, or morse in different sizes. What is the difference in use? Thanks in adva... Read more »

Any vintage Toledo scale fans here?

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Awl -- The old floor-standing platform scales, 24 face, usually on wheels. I have a 75# model (31-0851 FB, S/N 728 249), that I'm modifying (longer throat), and I'm looking at a 125# and 2,000# c... Read more »

Crocus cloth?

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I must have been in 10 different hardware stores this last week trying to scare up one sheet of crocus cloth. Even at the place where I got a sheet a few months back, all I get is wuzzat? The Ace c... Read more »

Reversing leadscrew on small lathe

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I have a small lathe, similar to this one at Harbor Freight ( http://tinyurl.com/yy03 ) except that mine was purchased from Enco. Anyway, I would like to be able to machine LH threads but this machin... Read more »

disassembling Bridgeport or Kondia PowerMill - how hard to remove head and ...

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I'm looking at potentially getting one of these machines and in order to move it into my shop, I'm going to need to remove the head/ram and the cross-table so that I can get it through a doorway 35 x... Read more »

Mosler safe combination

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Won a Mosler combination safe on ebay and am wondering about something: is it possible to change the combination on such a safe? This is a safe that opens with a key AND combination dial. Also, is i... Read more »

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