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  1. jaguar36

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    OT Need advice regarding home water softeners/tankless water heaters

    I put in a Bosch gas tankless about ten years ago. It's certainly saved us money, although I did the install myself. If you have to hire a plumber I bet it still pays for itself, although then it would be because they last much longer than tank type. It's a bit of a mixed bag. Never running...
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    OT SR-71 LA Speed Check

    Hah, I saw one this weekend too! We must be getting invaded! (Actually I was at the Mcguire AFB air show)
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    New shop building. 3 phase or single phase option?

    Depends on alot of things like how long you plan on being there, how big a shop it is, what your long term plans are and so on. I'd spring for the 3 Phase though as then you won't ever have to worry about it again. when you want a new machine or to upgrade or whatever. $50k does seem...
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    Best engineering screw ups

    Aren’t those LED lights that shouldn’t ever need to be changed though?
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    Need advice on milling a 1-1/4" wide x 8" long slot into 1/2" mild steel plate.

    I'm no expert, but I would guess the plasma causes the iron to react with the nitrogen in the air and form Iron Nitride which is super hard (in the low 70s) while oxygen would just form iron oxide in the mid 50s.
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    Need advice on milling a 1-1/4" wide x 8" long slot into 1/2" mild steel plate.

    Have some place like SendCutSend with the right tools do it for you. Won't cost you much more than the raw materials.
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    Sexual harassment in the workplace

    I imagine its related, probably planning on throwing links out later.
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    Show your push sticks.

    Hold up, I think that picture is missing something.. like all the blood and gashes.
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    Are we losing expertise and institutional knowledge?

    Were they match punched on site? Did they have portable punches back then? I can’t imagine it would be easy to have the holes lineup if they were punched at the mill. Musta been a hefty bit of kit to punch a 1” hole through a couple layers of thick steel in the pre-hydraulic days.
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    odies oil shelf life

    It's the latest trendy wood finish. Mix of linseed (and/or Tung oil) and wax. From their website: "Food Safe, Solvent Free, Non-toxic Wood Finish and Stabilizer. Easy to Use. Waterproofs. Lustrous Sheen In One Coat. It is also the perfect finish for leather, concrete, plastic, vinyl and...
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    odies oil shelf life

    Whelp, that was a disaster. Tried filling a stoplossbag with Tried and True finish last night. The nozzle is just way too small on it. Could only use a tiny funnel and it took forever to fill. Worst part was that to pour the finish slowly enough it would just run down the edge of the can...
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    odies oil shelf life

    Not suprising, $60 for a quart of linseed oil and some wax leaves alot of money left over for marketing. Odie’s seem particularly proficient at marketing.
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    odies oil shelf life

    I just ordered a couple of these StopLossBags to try and save these finishes. Supposed to work pretty well, maybe in a year I'll remeber to update this thread! If you've got a welder filling it with Argon seems like a no brainer. I will say I don't understand the recent popularity of these...
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    Well crap - I am ordering a SawStop tomorrow. (Mildly graphic pictures)

    I went down to the Felder showroom a couple years ago when I was looking for a new saw and they seemed like they were really great for doing big stuff, 4x8 sheets and wide slabs. They seemed pretty terrible for smaller stuff like ripping small strips off of narrower boards. The big slider...
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    Well crap - I am ordering a SawStop tomorrow. (Mildly graphic pictures)

    Woodworking is a hobby for me, and my shop is small so keep that in mind. However I use a tracksaw to break down sheetgoods. I have a Festool STM-1800 that makes it super easy to go up to a stack of plywood, lift one up without breaking my back and then break it down into more manageable...
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    Well crap - I am ordering a SawStop tomorrow. (Mildly graphic pictures)

    The guard on the sawstop is quite a bit better than those old ones. It has a dust collection port which helps tremendously with getting the dust the blade kicks up. It also has some anti-kickback fingers to prevent that from happening. It's got a separate wire guard part so if you flip up the...
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    Are we losing expertise and institutional knowledge?

    Speaking of lost knowledge, how did they drill the holes for all of those rivets? Did they have massive mag drills back in the day? I work in a 100+ year old factory and there must be more than a million lie 1" rivets holding it together. I assume they must have been match drilled onsite.
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    I want a mill...which one to get?

    Used once, only on plastic. Light surface rust.