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    I am a home shop machinist , I am not sure if the...

    I am a home shop machinist , I am not sure if the angle of the spotting drill akes a difference. I use spotting drills to start a center hole and then switch to jobber drills. If a part needs center...
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    I had a job that required thinning washers to...

    I had a job that required thinning washers to .032 . I hot hide glued them onto a 10" round piece of MDF .
    MDF is very flat. The MDF was bolted to a face plate. I applied the glue and let it cool...
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    You do not to fill the miter gauge slot. Makes no...

    You do not to fill the miter gauge slot. Makes no difference if the gap is .015 or .125 . I would probably install a piece of FRP ( fiberglass resilent panel). Used for wall panels , back splashes...
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    I have used the same straight edge as you since...

    I have used the same straight edge as you since 1962. Inthe field this is the best way to rip sheets of plywood. Another carpenter said i am too slow, he snapped a chalk line and claimed he was...
  5. Thread: OT Lead Pipe

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    I think the pipes are lead , not an alloy. I...

    I think the pipes are lead , not an alloy. I bought an old house in 1967 that had lead waste lines.
    I replaced the kitchen sink waste line with copper after renovating.
    I melted down the lead for...
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    I was asked to build a number of display boxes on...

    I was asked to build a number of display boxes on casters from oak plywood. I needed to crosscut 63 sheets to various widths. A panel saw would be the tool I need for this. I went to the local box...
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    My grandfather turned a good amount of copper and...

    My grandfather turned a good amount of copper and he used straight flute drills. At first I thought they were reamers. He also used milk instead of a cutting oil.
    Not sure if these drills are...
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    I watched a blacksmith/ farrier clean his files...

    I watched a blacksmith/ farrier clean his files when I was a boy. He cut a scrap piece of hickory to a 45° angle. He used the sharp end to remove most of the slag. Stubborn areas were cleaned with a...
  9. I had a similar problem withan R-8 spindle. I...

    I had a similar problem withan R-8 spindle. I first cleaned the quill with a grease and gunk remover which I do not recall the name right now. Then cleaned all the R-8 holders. I sprayed " Slip-It "...
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    Check out Proxon X Y tables. A tool post holder...

    Check out Proxon X Y tables. A tool post holder could be clamped to the T-slots in the table.
    The table is about 2-3/4" wide and 7+ " long. If I recall it is under $75.00.
    You can clamp a tool...
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    I misunderstood your post. If you needed to...

    I misunderstood your post. If you needed to install flush bolts in a door then routing out the edge and then installing a dutchman would be another way to go. I do not know of a machine that will do...
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    For your use making pallets, only pneumatic will...

    For your use making pallets, only pneumatic will do. I am a retired carpenter and have used electric, and gas powered ( paslode) and pneumatic.The electric was used for driving small brad nails into...
  13. If you can add a jack pulley then it can be...

    If you can add a jack pulley then it can be adjusted . How is the belt removed? A shorter belt may work.
  14. I made two gasket cutters from an empty soup can...

    I made two gasket cutters from an empty soup can and a 1 lb. coffee can. I removed the bottom of each can with a battery operated can opener that removes the lid with no sharp edges or burrs. It is...
  15. If the MT adapter on the chuck looks and feels...

    If the MT adapter on the chuck looks and feels smooth then the internal taper on the "spindle" may be at fault. Read Thermites post carefully, the only thing I can add is it is possible to make a MT...
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    I believe you are referring to a Porter Cable...

    I believe you are referring to a Porter Cable mortising machine. I probably mortised at least 400+ doors for locks and also for door closers that are mortised in the head of doors. The machine has a...
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    I have re-roofed several homes that had tin...

    I have re-roofed several homes that had tin flashing in the valleys. Possible a roofing supply house may have what you need.
    mike
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    I would check with a structural engineer. He may...

    I would check with a structural engineer. He may suggest a 4" thick reinforced slab.
    The 280 sq. ft. x 6" slab with the I beams sounds substancial. An engineer can put your mind at rest with his ...
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    I used to use hydrocloric acid for pickeling...

    I used to use hydrocloric acid for pickeling parts prior to hard soldering. One day I left the tray uncovered with parts under the acid. The only metal nearby were bandsaw blades hanging on a wall....
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    I have dies for wood threads that make the...

    I have dies for wood threads that make the standard 1/2" , 3/4", 1" and 1-1/2" threads. My dies were purchased in 1963 . I used the 1-1/2" die a lot for making vice threads for laminated wood...
  21. Your rear tires have water and antifreeze or...

    Your rear tires have water and antifreeze or calcium chloride for traction. You also may have wheel weights on the front tires to keep the tractor from lifting when a plow or disc is employed with 3...
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    I used to do a similar thing often to install...

    I used to do a similar thing often to install hardware on drawers where the heads had to be countersunk.
    I bored the hole from the outside of the drawer front. Then installed a Fuller countersink...
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    I am a retired carpenter and your description is...

    I am a retired carpenter and your description is how I was taught. I only had to adjust a framing square twice in almost 60 years. To check the square the long side is placed against a saw table edge...
  24. Hot hide glue. Spread the glue on the doors and...

    Hot hide glue. Spread the glue on the doors and it will dry in a few minutes. When the glue is cool lay the aluminum on the door. Heat the metal with a heat gun and used a laminate roller to finish....
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    I had to transport 5 pieces of 4" PVC pipe for a...

    I had to transport 5 pieces of 4" PVC pipe for a well. These are 20'-0" lengths. I tied a loop over the mirror bracket and a another loop on the back of the pickup box where the hole for a ladder...
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