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    Criterion makes boring heads that small.

    Criterion makes boring heads that small.
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    I've also done the crimp-and-solder approach as...

    I've also done the crimp-and-solder approach as well, but only with un-insulated terminals. I crimp lightly (to not block the solder), then solder, clean the rosin off the soldered terminal, and...
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    Check them on Amazon as well. The star ratings...

    Check them on Amazon as well. The star ratings indicate that they have a very high failure rate. Start at one star and work up.
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    This is a cold process, and I'm not sure that the...

    This is a cold process, and I'm not sure that the swaged strands actually weld to one another. I've seen NASA reports on this, if I recall. Given the vibration levels involved in rocket launches,...
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    You are correct. That is not a Type B anything. ...

    You are correct. That is not a Type B anything. Here are some. They grip the wire insulation very well.

    Non Insulated Crimp Terminals Supplied Nationwide


    It's a non-B 90 degree flag...
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    I don't need hearing aids quite yet, but I do...

    I don't need hearing aids quite yet, but I do have a relevant war story:

    In the 1980s, I spent a lot of time working on an air traffic control system in Canada, which required me to commute to...
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    I think you are describing a "B" style crimp;...

    I think you are describing a "B" style crimp; they are very good, but require an expensive crimper. Photo?
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    You cannot see the crimp "nugget" from the...

    You cannot see the crimp "nugget" from the outside. Cut a crimped connection in half, cutting right through the center of the crimp indentation, polish the cut surfaces, and inspect. All the...
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    That was the received wisdom in the 1970s, when I...

    That was the received wisdom in the 1970s, when I started greasing lead-acid battery posts after cleaning post and clamp with a steel wire brush - you could see that the mating surfaces were anything...
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    Fractal Engraving Vise

    There is such a thing. Who knew?

    Morphing Fractal Engraving Vise Jaws

    Mantle 1913 patent US 1,059,545

    US1059545A - Device for obtaining intimate contact with, engaging, or clamping bodies...
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    What I find effective is to dip the bare stranded...

    What I find effective is to dip the bare stranded wire strands in water-repellent grease, such as that used for corrosion control on battery terminals, before twisting into a bundle and inserting...
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    Do in two or three pieces that are glued together...

    Do in two or three pieces that are glued together during installation, modeled on an expanding-wedge anchor for masonry.
  13. The spindle should run quiet, but not cool, which...

    The spindle should run quiet, but not cool, which implies that the preload is too weak. It should heat up in operation, stabilizing at 100 to 120 F, not running away with continued operation.
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    Hand fitting is very cheap in India.

    Hand fitting is very cheap in India.
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    I have one of these, bought many years ago, and...

    I have one of these, bought many years ago, and made by Buchanan, the inventor as I recall. Works very well. But not really for installation of in-line barrel splices. Buchanan still makes these,...
  16. Here is the link: Schaeffer 332 Turbo Red...

    Here is the link:

    Schaeffer 332 Turbo Red Cleaner Concentrate | Buy1Oils

    Read the instructions and SDS. It looks like it ought to work (when used hot) for de-oiling that condenser.
  17. Or, more likely, never.

    Or, more likely, never.
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    As you suspect, you should not see any oil...

    As you suspect, you should not see any oil squishing out, so the gibs are either loose and/or worn into boat-hull shape.

    The first time I replaced some gibs on a Clausing 5914, I put the new gibs...
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    This is what I was thinking. People who make...

    This is what I was thinking. People who make boats of wood have worked out the details of using various often oily woods, so I'd ask around in that community. They will also know where to get what...
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    Logan Actuator is still around, and supporting...

    Logan Actuator is still around, and supporting their lathes. What they currently provide is made by Bison.

    There is a reflector:

    [email protected] | Home
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    With OD turning, the cutting point is relatively...

    With OD turning, the cutting point is relatively close to the center of the tool post.

    When boring, the cutting point is fairly distant, especially close to the headstock, and there is much...
  22. One supposes that there will be all manner of...

    One supposes that there will be all manner of procedures, which may or may not be applicable.

    But we have too little information. What exactly caused the four days of downtime? That's where I'd...
  23. What do you mean by "good security"? What are...

    What do you mean by "good security"? What are your main threats? Forcible entry, or people making a copy and sneaking in later? Or what? Are they skilled enough to pick locks, and as a practical...
  24. This may exclude optical DRO scales altogether. ...

    This may exclude optical DRO scales altogether. There are other kinds. (I have an optical scale on my vertical mill, including the quill, but this is for metal mostly, and the big danger is coolant...
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    If you are getting an big arc off the green...

    If you are getting an big arc off the green ground, something may be very wrong. Any idea how much current the green ground is carrying?
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