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  1. Really nice shop space, baseboard or not :). Lots...

    Really nice shop space, baseboard or not :). Lots of windows = lots of light. Yay!
  2. And what sort of bags are being used? Paper?...

    And what sort of bags are being used? Paper? Cloth? Burlap? Woven plastic?
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    It's a hand wheel closer, not a lever closer. ...

    It's a hand wheel closer, not a lever closer.

    And BTW, RSB (red stripe) collets are the more precise version of SB collets, also with longer noses. Sweet collets. Nice starter set.
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    Posters can't delete after the editing period is...

    Posters can't delete after the editing period is over, 24hrs after posting, IIRC. But....no need to delete - just start another thread in the appropriate forum with a more descriptive title.
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    If you have the patience to level the soil under...

    If you have the patience to level the soil under the slab, then flood it and wait for it to drain and dry, that'll be the best compacted base possible. Plate compactors are an improvement over...
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    I'll take 50 inserts. Sending pm.

    I'll take 50 inserts. Sending pm.
  7. My nephew's partner was one of those engineers,...

    My nephew's partner was one of those engineers, working on the main liquid oxygen tank. Their motto at the time was "Failure is not an option." I pointed out, jokingly, that it was pretty much a...
  8. Thread: Wade 8a #407

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    I'm interested in any tailstock pts that are...

    I'm interested in any tailstock pts that are available. Sending pm.
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    My guess on the mystery tool was a radius...

    My guess on the mystery tool was a radius attachment for a lathe. But that doesn't seem quite right.

    A brand (is that a logo on the side of the top slide?) would be helpful - it looks of '40s and...
  10. I realize Don's already bought a jack, but the AC...

    I realize Don's already bought a jack, but the AC line has some long reach, hi lift models: DK13HL 29" max height that will get under a 4x4 for $625, or the DH20HLQ for $750, 31.5 max height. Seems...
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    If it's for sale. May just be an...

    If it's for sale.

    May just be an attraction-getter.
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    Linleys had a smaller spindle than the...

    Linleys had a smaller spindle than the Bridgeport, with collets of about 1/2" max capacity. See the Linley accessories at Tony's UK site.

    Compare them to pic 3, which are R8 collets and fit the...
  13. Oh well, you have enough strength to type :) ...

    Oh well, you have enough strength to type :)

    The steady rest is indeed for a Takisawa TSL series, but maybe a moot point if Da' girl is willing to adapt it. (Hope I haven't queered that deal.)
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  14. Your steadyrest is for a Takisawa TSL series....

    Your steadyrest is for a Takisawa TSL series. (Confidence level about 95%) If you'd like to be 100% sure, post some measurements and I'll compare it to mine.
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    The safety feature is just the removable tip,...

    The safety feature is just the removable tip, 1/8" pipe thread, straight maybe. Easily replaceable.
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    Microscopic examination of the face of the knob...

    Microscopic examination of the face of the knob could be informative.

    Lacking someone who knows, gonna be real hard to tell how they made it without taking that stud out. I'd have at it with a...
  17. Manny's was an honest reply. Yours? "The...

    Manny's was an honest reply. Yours?

    "The commie" . Insult.

    "Hates our troops". You're distracted. No problem, that's the point of the "thanks for your service" meme, to distract from what the...
  18. Vietnam all over again. Didn't learn a damn thing...

    Vietnam all over again. Didn't learn a damn thing from their involvement with the mujahadeen, either.
  19. Grid tie solar is regulated at the state level...

    Grid tie solar is regulated at the state level and regs are very different from state to state. I did not address your situation specifically because I do not know Mass. rules. I can tell you...
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    Ah, that explains a lot. The lightbulb goes on!!...

    Ah, that explains a lot. The lightbulb goes on!! :D

    You want to make a pattern using a tool held in a flycutter body. Doable, with a toolbit sharpened more like a grooving tool than a flycutter....
  21. Yup, air sealing is really important....

    Yup, air sealing is really important. Rockwool/Roxul better than filterglas for the DIYer, for sure.



    Yes, one does need backup for the coldest weather.



    Perfect backup for a heat pump.
  22. The OP might have scruples, or just want a stable...

    The OP might have scruples, or just want a stable working environment. Anyway, he's looking for a job, if ya got one, pm him.
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    Or use a regulator just for the blowgun. A...

    Or use a regulator just for the blowgun.

    A more focussed stream of air can do the same work at lower pressure. Doesn't meet Osha standards, but I like a short piece of copper tubing about .090" ID...
  24. Maybe I'm misunderstanding you, but really? All...

    Maybe I'm misunderstanding you, but really? All people jailed on drug charges should be killed?

    You might be surprised how many people do weed on a regular basis. You prob know a few of them, just...
  25. Your heating load would be considerably reduced...

    Your heating load would be considerably reduced with heat pumps. COP (Coefficient of performance) for a heat pump is about 2.5, meaning a heat pump will use about 40% of the electricity of straight...
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