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    angle grinder guard types & sizes

    Thanks for the feedback, everybody. I didn't specify that this is home use, so I don't have to worry about OSHA or unions, just trying to be reasonably safe. At this point in the discussion I'm not going to lose sleep over having a 5" guard with 4 1/2" flap disc, but I'm not going to remove...
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    angle grinder guard types & sizes

    I just bought a Milwaukee 4 1/2"-5" angle grinder to upgrade from my old Ryobi. I don't do a whole lot of grinding (probably obvious, since I'm talking about a 5" battery powered grinder), and either guard and disc types have multiplied since I bought the Ryobi, or I was never aware of them in...
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    changing heavy 10 spindle wicks as preventive maintenance?

    I did mean 10L. It was a typo/brainfart.
  4. J

    dating dayton motor?

    This is the kind of thing that will quickly send me down a rabbit hole, but you're right; I just learned that zip codes didn't exist (at least not in their current format) until 1963.
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    dating dayton motor?

    I bet you're right, since it's circled but off by itself with no labeling information. The format is the question, but that's certainly a solid guess.
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    dating dayton motor?

    Ah, that's good information. Just based on the typeface and the logo I would have guessed older, but I see what you're saying.
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    dating dayton motor?

    Is there a way to date a Dayton motor? I've tried to Google and search on here, but couldn't find anything. This is the motor on my '46 SB Heavy 10; I imagine it's not original, but I'm curious as to how old it actually is.
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    changing heavy 10 spindle wicks as preventive maintenance?

    Thank you for clarifying. I went back and looked at the post that I got that from, and it turns out you had posted it and I missed a "not" in the description of the bearing cap and pipe plugs. :) (It was in the thread about somebody thinking their motor hung on a light cut on cast iron when the...
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    changing heavy 10 spindle wicks as preventive maintenance?

    Are you sure that's not backwards? Somebody said in another thread that I read yesterday that the two plugs in the center of the cap means the superfinished spindle and cast iron bearings. There's also a picture in How To Oil An Lathe that says the superfinished spindle has a lubrication...
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    changing heavy 10 spindle wicks as preventive maintenance?

    I've been reading through the forum the last couple of days, and now I'm paranoid about the oiling on my '46 Heavy 10. Should the spindle wicks be replaced as a matter of age? I don't think this lathe has seen a lot of action, but it is now almost 75 years old. I've got the superfinished...
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    right metal thickness for refrigerator defrost/cold diverter pan?

    When I say old, I mean 1947 old. It draws very little power, plus it's cool (in more ways than one). I shouldn't need to say it on this forum, but stuff back then was built to last.
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    right metal thickness for refrigerator defrost/cold diverter pan?

    I have an old fridge in the garage that is missing the pan that sits under the freezer to deflect cold air away from the refrigerator section and also catches water if the freezer happens to start defrosting (it's the piece with the Kelvinator logo in the attached picture). They're pretty...
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    stopping a crack from spreading in plastic?

    Thanks all. I knew I'd get the best answer here, whether it's the answer I wanted or not. I've gotten kind of attached to this truck and have gone to a lot of trouble to keep it in good running shape, so I hate to have this be the breaking point (but if it's going to end up being hundreds of...
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    stopping a crack from spreading in plastic?

    It's an '87 Dodge Dakota. I know some of the Permatex epoxies aren't recommended for plastic, but but the stuff I used was fairly agnostic. I have no idea how it originally cracked, it was up on the top shoulder where the strap wraps around, but I couldn't find an obvious culprit. I assume it...
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    stopping a crack from spreading in plastic?

    I have a plastic (ABS, I assume) fuel tank on my truck that cracked a while back. I could not for the life of me find a replacement tank, so I used some JB Weld gas tank epoxy. It held, but now the crack has spread. If I drill the new end of the crack before putting more epoxy on, will that...
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    do i need to/how can i make this crappy cast aluminum weld better?

    I have a cast aluminum camshaft holder from a motorcycle that had an ear on it snap off. The ear holds the rod for the tachometer output, there's a worm gear at one end that meshes with a gear on the cam that spins the rod to register the engine RPMs. It cracked off pretty cleanly, so I just...
  17. J

    connecting compressor lines without twisting

    I got a union and it worked a treat. After letting my compressor pump up and sit for a few hours I found that I've still got one or more leaks to hunt down, but the union let me make the connection without any gymnastics.
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    connecting compressor lines without twisting

    I had no idea such a thing existed (obviously), but that looks like exactly what I need. Thanks!
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    connecting compressor lines without twisting

    I'm redoing my air compressor connections, and walking through it in my head I'm having trouble seeing an easy way to avoid twisting something. What I'm trying to do is this: compressor outlet valve->lead-in hose->regulator/drain->lead-in hose->hose reel. There are also a couple of street...
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    centering oblong workpiece in four-jaw chuck

    That is exactly what it is. Somebody (not me) snapped off the bolt holding the valve cover down, and then somebody else (me) broke an extractor trying to get it out. Once I did get everything out I needed to put in a helicoil, which is the step of the process I was at when I posted last night...
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