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  1. Go to the Home page of the board, and scroll down...

    Go to the Home page of the board, and scroll down to the bottom, then click on "advertise"

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    While I agree that the Lucas systems were a bit...

    While I agree that the Lucas systems were a bit of a (bad) joke, the 50 watt rating on the Zener diode only affects how much excess voltage could be dumped through the diode without burning it out....
  3. Thread: Helicoil taps

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    If you think about it, the final thread form and...

    If you think about it, the final thread form and size dictates the wire form and size, and so all "helicoils" with a particular internal thread would have to have the same external thread.
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    You feelin' OK, donie?

    You feelin' OK, donie?
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    I have an old Reid grinder, but I am keeping my...

    I have an old Reid grinder, but I am keeping my door...
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    I'd call that piece a "nut".

    I'd call that piece a "nut".
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    Threadlockers | Nylon Patches | Industrial Tool...

    Threadlockers | Nylon Patches | Industrial Tool And Supply - AFT Fastener & Industrial Supply
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    OK, but...what language Rosetta Stone would...

    OK, but...what language Rosetta Stone would apply? :crazy:
  9. Right, so everybody could complain about a zombie...

    Right, so everybody could complain about a zombie thread...
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    The main reason it's hard to read the stuff on...

    The main reason it's hard to read the stuff on black hi-fi components, is hat they don't use white for the lettering! They use various shades of brown or grey, some of them so close to the black...
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    Let's see it!

    Let's see it!
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    I use WS-5050 for a small machine, and my first...

    I use WS-5050 for a small machine, and my first gallon lasted me 10 years. (sump is only 3 gallon).

    I didn't see any negative effects from having coolant that old.
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    I have 3 or 4 aftermarket adapters for my old...

    I have 3 or 4 aftermarket adapters for my old DeWalt 18V tools, and as far as I can tell, they work great. I've had them for about a year , I think.

    One possible concern is that I think the...
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    Who is "viola"?

    Who is "viola"?
  15. I think he and the others are the same AI...

    I think he and the others are the same AI platform, programmed to spew hateful retorts to anything that remotely disagrees with his (it's) trolling.
  16. there are no pictures here

    there are no pictures here
  17. 315377 Troll..troll...troll...

    315377

    Troll..troll...troll...
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    Hey, it looks like someone has hacked Thermite's...

    Hey, it looks like someone has hacked Thermite's account.

    Obviously, this short post (above) couldn't have been by the real Thermite.....
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    Depending on the size of the cable etc. you may...

    Depending on the size of the cable etc. you may be able to do it with a pipe cutter. just replace the pointy blades with rounded ones.
  20. Set the handle up in your mill vise so that a...

    Set the handle up in your mill vise so that a straight rod added:[held in a drill chuck on the mill] passes through the existing hole, centered on the hole both top and bottom.

    Install the shaft...
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    I sell a lot of stuff on ebay, and I buy quite a...

    I sell a lot of stuff on ebay, and I buy quite a lot of stuff online, The vast majority of it gets shipped via USPS.

    I keep hearing the stories of doom and gloom, but I have had exactly 2 problems...
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    Another possibility: I assume you are turning...

    Another possibility:

    I assume you are turning the spindle by hand, by grabbing the chuck?

    You may not be as consistent in the forces you put on the chuck when revolving it backwards, as you are...
  23. Pretty much anything of the right size, that is...

    Pretty much anything of the right size, that is strong enough not to collapse, will work.
  24. Here are a few photos showing the arrangement,...

    Here are a few photos showing the arrangement, with the table tilted backward off of the ways:

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    The pulley:
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    Nice. Hey, we pronounce it "Arkansaw", nor...

    Nice.

    Hey, we pronounce it "Arkansaw", nor Arkansas.

    And I would bet that he lost his lathes, not "lathers"....

    But I enjoyed it nonetheless.
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