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    What kind of airplane? Who manufactured the...

    What kind of airplane? Who manufactured the wheel?
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    They make small heating pads for pets. You might...

    They make small heating pads for pets. You might even build a small dog house to contain the heat better.

    The infrared lamps work well. I've got a greenhouse with them. Two thermostatically...
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    Where did you find a four-cylinder flathead...

    Where did you find a four-cylinder flathead airplane engine?

    I've never had a problem with an ordinary 7/8" deep socket (Proto, Challenger, etc.) on Continentals & Lycomings.

    There are locking...
  4. Have you ever tried Bondic? Bondic | Build,...

    Have you ever tried Bondic?

    Bondic | Build, Bond, and Fix Virtually Anything!
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    There was really no reason to even mention the...

    There was really no reason to even mention the brand, nor the fact that it was of Chinese origin. It just makes you look bad.
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    Send drawings to China, get 1000 parts back in a...

    Send drawings to China, get 1000 parts back in a week.
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    I think a lot of people in your situation end up...

    I think a lot of people in your situation end up buying what they can find that is reasonably priced in their local area. If you find a lathe locally that is for sale, see if they will let you try...
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    Welcome aboard, Seth! I also have a 747, but I...

    Welcome aboard, Seth!

    I also have a 747, but I don't know what the problem could be. I would suggest moving all the levers, it may have the power downfeed engaged.

    At least Index is still in...
  9. Is that anything like Rearden Metal? Sorry...

    Is that anything like Rearden Metal?

    Sorry...
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    Ever see something go wrong in a shop that sends...

    Ever see something go wrong in a shop that sends parts flying across the shop? If that flying debris hits a pressurized PVC line, it can shatter as well.
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    The main air supply line should be sloped...

    The main air supply line should be sloped slightly, with a vertical down line at the end with a drain valve. TEE fittings in the supply line should come out of the top before going downward to the...
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    Secure the upper parts of the lathe securely to...

    Secure the upper parts of the lathe securely to each side of your trailer. Each strap should attach to the lathe separately. In the photos above, the top of the lathe is NOT secured. There is a...
  13. Could be worse, you could be a welder working...

    Could be worse, you could be a welder working alone and spending all day in the dark.
  14. Order them individually, or call them and ask for...

    Order them individually, or call them and ask for better packaging.
  15. They probably wish they had better training!

    They probably wish they had better training!
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    Ah! You're absolutely right! Brain fart. I...

    Ah! You're absolutely right! Brain fart. I meant to say 37° vs 45° for many other fittings.
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    I have wondered about flare fittings being 82° &...

    I have wondered about flare fittings being 82° & 90°. 82° is used on airplanes that use aluminum tubing. I don't KNOW the reason, but it sounds reasonable that the 82° flare would be less likely to...
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    Banggood.com

    Banggood.com
  19. Not what you're asking for, but how about a ball...

    Not what you're asking for, but how about a ball screw actuator?

    It would help to know what you're planning to use it for.
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    The oilfield is most certainly NOT dead. It is...

    The oilfield is most certainly NOT dead. It is slowing for several reasons: lack of pipelines, too much oil being produced, etc. However, the shale wells being drilled these days have a very rapid...
  21. WHAT??? 28 houses per acre??? That's less than...

    WHAT??? 28 houses per acre??? That's less than 1600 square feet per lot, or 40' x 40'. That's crazy!
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    Sure! Here's a part I made on a rotary table...

    Sure!

    Here's a part I made on a rotary table that was just a little too large to do on my lathe.

    Notice the groove around the outside that was also cut on the mill.

    267453
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    I haven't done any serious photography for years,...

    I haven't done any serious photography for years, but I have scanned a lot of negatives and slides with a trusty Epson photo scanner at 3200 DPI. Nowadays, as others have stated, they have much...
  24. Leave the machine on all the time.

    Leave the machine on all the time.
  25. Is this round tubing or square?

    Is this round tubing or square?
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