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  1. Ah,how I miss the joys of owning my own...

    Ah,how I miss the joys of owning my own business!....Not really.
    Hang in there, as long as the benefits exceed the aggravation it's all worthwhile.
  2. I have seen a few copies of the B&S heads,most...

    I have seen a few copies of the B&S heads,most have mfg ids.
    I have a Rockford h-mill with what I believe to be the original DH.It does not have any mfg name on it.It's quite possible that other...
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    Joe,ever since I'v been in Jacksonville the...

    Joe,ever since I'v been in Jacksonville the FEC/CSX RR yard on the southside has a concrete rr tie facility so they must still be using them somewhere.I guess it's still in operation.
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    A little late but those PIV pulleys are matched...

    A little late but those PIV pulleys are matched pairs and should have timing marks to line up when assembling.We used to have quite a few of them to service/o'haul but most new stuff is VFD/servo...
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    I bought one of the HF 7 drawer boxes(as Stephan...

    I bought one of the HF 7 drawer boxes(as Stephan Canada linked) on sale for $150.I use it for my personal cutting tools and drill chucks.I have looked at a lot of boxes over the years and this is the...
  6. We have an Eaton/Weatherhead crimper that was...

    We have an Eaton/Weatherhead crimper that was given to us when we bought a stock assortment some years ago.We also were able to buy the fittings & hose at distributor prices.

    I'm sure if you keep...
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    Its intent and its actual use may not be the...

    Its intent and its actual use may not be the same.It is a gang tool holder using two tools.Gang tool holders probably were invented right after the lathe.

    The user can use it to combine any two...
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    Same problem here.When I started taking Repatha...

    Same problem here.When I started taking Repatha shots the pharmacy sent me a box of 100 McKESSON spot bandages #16-4822.They are about 1" dia and stick really well.Perfect for small nicks.
  9. Is the idler shaft machined out of the cap or is...

    Is the idler shaft machined out of the cap or is it a pressed in hardened piece?Pretty much agree with Hu except I would clean up the small groove and insert a bronze washer pinned with bronze pins...
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    If it's for steps one of the tool holders is...

    If it's for steps one of the tool holders is wrong.For steps , facing or turning , they should be the same hand. For facing opposite sides the tools would be opposite hand as shown.
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    I occasionally grind rubber and polyurethane...

    I occasionally grind rubber and polyurethane rolls with a TP grinder using a 36Grit induced porosity wheel (or also known as a "bubble wheel").Also made a wheel guard that has a vac cleaner hose...
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    What you propose will work fine but as SAG180...

    What you propose will work fine but as SAG180 said make sure both 5hps are the same rpm as the 10hp or else it won't work.Actually the 2 5's may handle an overload better than the 10 as the heat...
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    As carbidebob said if your demand is low enough...

    As carbidebob said if your demand is low enough you can run it on a 5hp by using a drive pulley half the diameter hence half the speed,same pressure.
    Most small recip compressor pumps have at least...
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    I have made a lot of thread inserts out of grade...

    I have made a lot of thread inserts out of grade 8 bolts sometimes gr5 or 8.8 metric.
    Works well just Loctited in place.Making your own allows a choice of grip length.
    You may have some porosity in...
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    I have roughed out polyurethane with a carbide...

    I have roughed out polyurethane with a carbide tooth saw blade in a tp grinder then finished up by grinding with an induced porosity wheel 36gt.The finish is very smooth.

    Nylon cuts way better...
  16. Thread: Fly Cutting

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    I don't know what the designer of the R8 spindle...

    I don't know what the designer of the R8 spindle had in mind about the screw but is obviously not a driving key.I think it is only to stop the collet from spinning while tightening the draw bar till...
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    It's not to complicated , you are not looking at...

    It's not to complicated , you are not looking at the simple fact that if you apply the same magnetic force to a 1' dia rotor pole as to a 2' dia rotor pole the 2' rotor will have aprox. twice the...
  18. One problem to watch out for is that labels...

    One problem to watch out for is that labels printed on thermal image printers will fade rather quickly when exposed to fluorescent light.
    When we set up our inventory control system we printed the...
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    You may know this ,but maintain the sharp edges...

    You may know this ,but maintain the sharp edges on the spool segments to help stop trash ingress which causes sticking;don't radius the edges.
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    I wouldn't make the compound end to fit a tool...

    I wouldn't make the compound end to fit a tool holder,it just adds more spring,bolting to cross slide or compound is the way to go.
    For a balanced bar just make it tee shaped.Before you weld the...
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    I have several Narex B & Facing heads I could cut...

    I have several Narex B & Facing heads I could cut them with.However a lot of hard to hold parts I can always find a drop to make a light press mandrel and do them in one of the lathes.Really quick...
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    That's what this tech told me.At first I thought...

    That's what this tech told me.At first I thought he was just playing dumb,however after further conversations I realized that he wasn't playing !
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    I did some more head scratching & investigating...

    I did some more head scratching & investigating and came up with the most likely cause of failure.I found one of the actuators that had some plastic deformation on the flats on one side.It was ready...
  24. With inflation, if he can just hold on for...

    With inflation, if he can just hold on for another 10 years it will seem like a steal!
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    Growing up in central Florida,just about every...

    Growing up in central Florida,just about every guy had a gun and many carried them to school in their vehicles.Ditto on pocket knives.
    Don't remember any one pulling a knife or gun on anyone after a...
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