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  1. Solution: Cardboard.

    Solution: Cardboard.
  2. Any pictures of custom built computer cases ?

    I've seen all the new cases I need to see. Made from punched out sheet and folded just right. Nothing I like and nothing I could duplicate.
    This is the style I will duplicate.

    Fujitsu Siemens...
  3. Did the clips break off / split in half? I...

    Did the clips break off / split in half? I replace mine with a disk drive actuator magnet. Some elegant machining/design can make the
    magnet idea look good. Right now mine just look like a little...
  4. Thread: O.T.CBD oil

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    I went to a Walmart last week for the very first...

    I went to a Walmart last week for the very first time. It was in a building that used to be Pier 1 Imports. That Pier 1 place had interesting
    stuff, food, beverages. Seeing this post ... I think...
  5. I remember those pipes with hardwood bowls and...

    I remember those pipes with hardwood bowls and plastic mouth pieces (or Delrin, not sure).
    The mouth piece comes out of the bowl piece with a pop sound.

    I would make the bowl burning chamber out...
  6. The tar and whatever other residues inside the...

    The tar and whatever other residues inside the pipe will eventually spill into the thread and might give you disassembly problems.

    JB Weld works for me once in a while. Usually it doesn't hold and...
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    I do what you do but have an alternate way of...

    I do what you do but have an alternate way of holding the thread screw. I cut a disk and thread a hole in the center. Screw the thread from the back and hold with a nut.
    That way I don't have to...
  8. I had a Phase-a-Matic once. It there was no...

    I had a Phase-a-Matic once. It there was no balance capacitor(s) inside. Just a run cap of small value. I returned it.
    The idler motor was built by Baldor and the rotor was lightened to spin up easy...
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    You sure you can't fix what you already have....

    You sure you can't fix what you already have. I've taken apart Hardinge contacts and they always work better when cleaned.
    New ones are a rip. Example, surplus used $35. Brand new $350.
  10. Use anything that will keep the adjustment thread...

    Use anything that will keep the adjustment thread from stripping or rusting. Mine came with a light grease. The color was white.
  11. Don't some connect a capacitor from L1 or L2 to...

    Don't some connect a capacitor from L1 or L2 to the third phase input of the VFD. Not perfect 3 phase. So.
  12. Spring when cutting .001 to .005 on some soft 304...

    Spring when cutting .001 to .005 on some soft 304 SS?

    I think I need to get new belts. The instructions say to run through the entire speed range. I never do that. I rarely use high speed...
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    I met a guy who complained that he didn't make...

    I met a guy who complained that he didn't make enough so that was why he would hang out at the flea market on weekends, open his van doors and sell
    whatever he could like stuff he stole from his...
  14. tool movement from right to left, then left to right, what happened?

    Put a 1/2" bar in the collet and take a light cut going from left to right. Carriage or compound.
    Now go back the other way. Slight hills get lopped off as seen with magnification.
    The movement is...
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    Lower the C.O.G. as much as possible. Use a drop...

    Lower the C.O.G. as much as possible. Use a drop trailer.
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    I use collet block chucks. Traver is just an...

    I use collet block chucks. Traver is just an example. Don't expect made in USA. Taiwan is the best you can hope for...
    You can do 60, 90, 120 degrees. Modifications or copying the base and make new...
  17. I would use a rectangular tubing on one side a...

    I would use a rectangular tubing on one side a then machine a solid square bar. It can be cut down to fit the square hole as tight as you want. Make it out of aluminum.
    If the solid square piece is...
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    Forget about using WD-40. Get a gallon of Kool...

    Forget about using WD-40. Get a gallon of Kool Mist and mix it with water. Then get a Kool Mist mister that uses compressed air to spray your work.
    You won't see any rust due to the Kool Mist...
  19. Thread: PAM-300 problem

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    Fee, Fii, Foo, Fum. I smell the burnt resistor...

    Fee, Fii, Foo, Fum. I smell the burnt resistor migrating into a new value. Check if the resistor is still the same value. And don't cook it again.
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    I regret not buy a welding iron for plastic. It...

    I regret not buy a welding iron for plastic. It was hot air or something and you weld pieces together like for metal.
    Not exactly what you are doing but with skill the joints would look good.
  21. Happened to me. The 11pm news last summer stated...

    Happened to me. The 11pm news last summer stated that to avoid a covid attack on you, don't risk it for a smog check certification, Which means driving to a station and
    getting a test. Just carry...
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    It is the exact opposite of safety. So the...

    It is the exact opposite of safety. So the decision is to risk a tool coming off a holder or getting a crappy finish.

    I think that when you loosen setscrews from front to back to get the chatter...
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    I sometimes use a 2x4 and press it gently to a...

    I sometimes use a 2x4 and press it gently to a piece of metal that might vibrate. Like if it was in a vice and the ends were not as stable as the middle section.
    Works pretty good in a situation...
  24. If you are driving a vehicle that isn't...

    If you are driving a vehicle that isn't registered properly be sure to have some groceries in the front seat spread all over.
    When stopped the cop will see all the groceries and realize you made a...
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    I keep drawings of almost everything I make. But...

    I keep drawings of almost everything I make. But I am modest. I only have it by my side a couple nights while watching the news at night.
    A neat drawing is made by pencil and ruler and the page goes...
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