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  1. Sure, match viscosity using your chart. But...

    Sure, match viscosity using your chart. But nobody has suggested what oil is safe for brass. I looked into this once and wound up using Mobil SHC640 which I ordered from zoro. It is safe for brass.
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  2. Might want to engage the services of an editor,...

    Might want to engage the services of an editor, michiganbuck. Just sayin'.

    metalmagpie
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    The part has now been scraped top and bottom flat...

    The part has now been scraped top and bottom flat and parallel well within 0.0001". No way to know now if the bottom dished or not.

    I am pleased that I at least was able to figure out it was a...
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    I did not hear from the OP. Still have the parts....

    I did not hear from the OP. Still have the parts. Whoever said the back of the rack is curved to closely fit the DP column was right. In addition, the DP base has a bevel machined into it. The bottom...
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    My dad was in the Air Force during WWII. After...

    My dad was in the Air Force during WWII. After the war, he navigated on overseas flights until instrumentation improved to the point nobody needed navigators anymore. Then he went to work at Boeing...
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    I may have a solution for you. I bought 2 old...

    I may have a solution for you. I bought 2 old Orbit 14" benchtop drill presses. I intended to restore them both and pass them on to club members. After doing one, however, I decided against doing the...
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    Wheel was a 46H alundum. I didn't bother to...

    Wheel was a 46H alundum.

    I didn't bother to measure the error, just scraped it out.

    You guys are a tough crowd!

    metalmagpie
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    I'm thinking it must have been heat. I don't have...

    I'm thinking it must have been heat. I don't have my flood coolant working yet.

    My thinking goes like this: anywhere except on the ends, the heat being put into the part by the wheel makes the...
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    why did my surface grinder do this?

    I've started scraping in my shop as a prelim to Rich King's class in Olympia in August. I still have the chunk of cast iron I got from a previous class to make 1-2-3 blocks out of. I scraped the...
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    You want the leftmost of the 3 wiring diagrams. ...

    You want the leftmost of the 3 wiring diagrams.

    1 to 6
    2 to 4
    3 to 5

    It looks like your wires are all labeled, so it should be easy.

    metalmagpie
  11. How much is that worth? I'd say about twenty...

    How much is that worth? I'd say about twenty bucks a ton.
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    You can buy HSS cutoff blades that are hollow...

    You can buy HSS cutoff blades that are hollow ground on top so they, too, make a chip that is narrower than the cut. That's all I buy.

    metalmagpie
  13. My Whitney shear is like a pair of scissors. ...

    My Whitney shear is like a pair of scissors.

    http://www.nwnative.us/Grant/shop articles/24x70/whitneyNo38.jpg

    And Bob Benoit has died. Another Bob is running the business, now in Kent.
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  14. Bryan, I have a Whitney hand shear, use it all...

    Bryan, I have a Whitney hand shear, use it all the time. I like it because I can cut a straight line with it. I have had a couple of Beverlys too and don't recommend them. Their claim to fame is...
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    I for one have no idea what you're selling. Is it...

    I for one have no idea what you're selling. Is it heat shrink, like in electronics?
  16. flat shelf-like thing with vertical pins such...

    flat shelf-like thing with vertical pins such that the holders sit on the shelf curved side out, restrained by the pin
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    I recommend you think long and hard before you...

    I recommend you think long and hard before you cut up a vintage railroad whistle. I had a 4" Lunkenheimer 3-tone whistle for awhile. It had a couple of dings and I thought about trying to work them...
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    granite angle question

    I came into possession of a Brown & Sharpe granite angle plate some years ago. This is what it looks like, although this is not a picture of my stone:
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  19. I live a bit north of Seatac Airport and will be...

    I live a bit north of Seatac Airport and will be driving south past it to the class. Happy to provide rides if anyone needs one. May need mask :-(

    metalmagpie
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    Belay that last. Maritools sent me a wrench along...

    Belay that last. Maritools sent me a wrench along with the ER32 collet set I bought. Impressed with that vendor..
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    If you can find one, cut down an elm tree. Buck...

    If you can find one, cut down an elm tree. Buck it up and cut out a fatty crotch elbow. Now try splitting that sucker.
  22. Sure, use solder which sells for $10/pound. Much...

    Sure, use solder which sells for $10/pound. Much better than lead fishing sinkers which sell for like $2/pound. Metallurgically similar.

    I have been using split shot sinkers all my life for this...
  23. Lap your nuts.

    Lap your nuts.
  24. When you rebuild a Jacobs chuck, the first thing...

    When you rebuild a Jacobs chuck, the first thing you do is to press off the outer sleeve. At the end, of course, you press it back on. If you make a mistake and don't press it on quite far enough,...
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    Hell, I can identify that part. It's an old...

    Hell, I can identify that part. It's an old blacksmith's leg vise.
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