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  1. Thread: Ox's Shop '08

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    Sounds like an opportunity to me!

    Sounds like an opportunity to me!
  2. Thread: Led shop lights

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    Philips daylight bulbs from HD to fit suspended...

    Philips daylight bulbs from HD to fit suspended incandescent ceiling fixtures with reflectors. Took some getting used to, but the energy savings are worth it (at $.20/kWh!) and photography is much...
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    We're all different, but as someone who lost my...

    We're all different, but as someone who lost my most significant other 20 odd years ago, at that stage of grief, she was most of what I was thinking and talking about. So my answer is an unqualified...
  4. All good feedback, Newbea. Lacking more...

    All good feedback, Newbea.

    Lacking more specific knowledge of your situation I'll make a few assumptions and estimates.

    A crude way to estimate PV output is to multiply average hours of full...
  5. An error in my previous post. (Now past the edit...

    An error in my previous post. (Now past the edit cutoff.)



    Should read "if it's for remote."
  6. 90 kW is a very large array for a single offgrid...

    90 kW is a very large array for a single offgrid user.

    What JST and others have said, politely, I'll say bluntly, having installed and used these things for over 40 years. You don't understand...
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    My belly laugh for the day...

    My belly laugh for the day...
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    Damn. Is that all? What a POS.

    Damn. Is that all? What a POS.
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    Yes, obvious to us because we've heard it for 30...

    Yes, obvious to us because we've heard it for 30 or more years. Hard to know sometimes when you've only read it.

    Take Fanuc, for instance.;)
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    We have ...a winner? :D

    We have ...a winner? :D
  11. Thank you for that link. Found a couple things in...

    Thank you for that link. Found a couple things in there I don't have.
  12. Ah, yes, the magic liquid. Turns to a solid. ...

    Ah, yes, the magic liquid. Turns to a solid.

    RH is lower in NE in the winter, on a seasonal basis. But it only takes a few days in the wet to make rust. He's in Boston, it rains plenty there in...
  13. another opinion.... There's no way to...

    another opinion....

    There's no way to adequately protect your machines from rust with plastic and dessicant and magic liquid. Outdoor relative humidity in the next few months in New England will...
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    The conundrum is that larger spindle bore =...

    The conundrum is that larger spindle bore = larger spindle bearings = lower spindle speeds and a small lathe is ideal for small parts machined at high speeds.

    But if ya gotta have one, a Wade 98...
  15. Looks like it has quite a bit of life left in it....

    Looks like it has quite a bit of life left in it.

    Keep sharpening it till it hasn't enough material left to punch the holes you need to punch.

    Perhaps this is too simple an answer?
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    And I just received 50 levels from them... They...

    And I just received 50 levels from them... They have been very busy.
  17. Google turned up this company ...

    Google turned up this company , still making lab presses.
  18. Thanks! Ditto that on time spent....

    Thanks! Ditto that on time spent....
  19. Thread: Ingo on this

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    Not enough information... Is this machine...

    Not enough information...

    Is this machine originally a CNC converted to manual?
  20. True, that. Using the...

    True, that.



    Using the rope-around-the-shaft method would get you started making chips. (Remembering to wind the rope around the shaft the same way every time is the most difficult thing about...
  21. I'm curious as to your cleaning methods and...

    I'm curious as to your cleaning methods and equipment. It always seems that cleaning represents a significant portion of the time required on a rebuild project like this.
  22. My 2 cents... Use the 5 hp Dayton motor as an...

    My 2 cents...

    Use the 5 hp Dayton motor as an rpc. Lots of options for starting them. Simplest is wrap a pull cord around the shaft, give it a tug and switch the single phase on. It'll come up to...
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    You're being diplomatic here. Good on you. I...

    You're being diplomatic here. Good on you. I won't be, though.

    If you breathe this, you will have negative consequences. It ain't good for you.

    Kudos to the OP for seeking a central unit.
  24. Or just look around for another monitor. ...

    Or just look around for another monitor.

    Figuring out which generic modern flatscreen would work and installing that is going to be way cheaper and easier than a retrofit. That said, if you do...
  25. I think you're too quick to dismiss molding. ...

    I think you're too quick to dismiss molding.

    The two close tolerance features could be machined after molding. Another handling problem, for sure, but that's right up your alley.

    Some time with...
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