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    I have used a relatively small light duty bandsaw...

    I have used a relatively small light duty bandsaw (powermatic 14 inch) to saw some relative long heavy timbers 14 ft 6x6 with no trouble. used a set of scaffolding on both sides with short sections...
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    If I remember Taunton Press's Fine Woodworking...

    If I remember Taunton Press's Fine Woodworking Magazine has had articles on dust collection and air fed hood's or masks. Some people will take an old furnace blower, cover the outled with a furnace...
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    Sherri, If you can try to find a machine shop...

    Sherri, If you can try to find a machine shop course at a local junior college, high school, or technical school. Ask where to learn at a local machine shop. Home shop machinist advertises some...
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    Something that might help in the future for the...

    Something that might help in the future for the people who must rebuild. Fine Homebuilding Magazine, by Taunton Press years ago had at articles on what seemed to improve house survival rates with...
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    I think you also have to put some solvent on the...

    I think you also have to put some solvent on the plate such as diesel fuel, paint thinner, honing oil, etc. I'm not sure which would be best.
  6. The old time gunsmiths used a "dog rest" or a...

    The old time gunsmiths used a "dog rest" or a spider rest to hold octagonal stock in a lathe so they could work on the end of the barrel. It was made out of heavy wall pipe with a center machined...
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    The symptoms of heart disease can be very unusual...

    The symptoms of heart disease can be very unusual or diverse. It can be difficult for a doctor to diagnose. That is one reason they rely on tests so much. Basically, if they think there is a...
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    The symptoms of heart disease can be very unusual...

    The symptoms of heart disease can be very unusual or diverse. It can be difficult for a doctor to diagnose. That is one reason they rely on tests so much. Basically, if they think there is a...
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    The symptoms of heart disease can be very unusual...

    The symptoms of heart disease can be very unusual or diverse. It can be difficult for a doctor to diagnose. That is one reason they rely on tests so much. Basically, if they think there is a...
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    The symptoms of heart disease can be very unusual...

    The symptoms of heart disease can be very unusual or diverse. It can be difficult for a doctor to diagnose. That is one reason they rely on tests so much. Basically, if they think there is a...
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    an idea I had was to take 2 pieces of 1/2" plate...

    an idea I had was to take 2 pieces of 1/2" plate drill 4 matching holes (probably 1/4") weld them both to heavy barstock (3" seems good"). Bury the shorter post in concrete 24" or so diameter (plate...
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    Just so you know what is entailed when you get a...

    Just so you know what is entailed when you get a grinder spark or weld spatter in your eye. The emergency room doctor will numb up your eye. He or she will then take a dye and stain the eye looking...
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    [email protected] has the right idea. If you need regular...

    [email protected] has the right idea. If you need regular eyeglasses you can get them with safety lenses and a safety frame without side shields. The optician may give you some grief. I've been doing this...
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    Silicosis is no joke. With a sandblast cabinet...

    Silicosis is no joke. With a sandblast cabinet you will have a great deal of problem with so much dust that you can't see. Use a shop vac or better one of the better dust collection machines. ...
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    The instructor at Southeastern Community college...

    The instructor at Southeastern Community college showed us a trick to clean a single cut file. He took a piece of 1/8"-1/16" aluminum and rubbed it parallel to the teeth while holding the file down...
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    not an expert. I have seen some rope or fabric...

    not an expert. I have seen some rope or fabric herbicide applicagtors which spread the weedkiller by actually rubbing or wiping it on the weed. Supposed to work very well if the weeds are taller...
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    Aniline dyes were some of the first synthetic...

    Aniline dyes were some of the first synthetic dyes and at the time were very popular because they were much more colorfast than the older natural dyes. Unfortunately, aniline dyes were found to be...
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    Does the local community college have a precision...

    Does the local community college have a precision machining course? Do they offer an evening precision machining course? Ask! They might think it is a good idea. Southeastern Community College in...
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    I read an article in a farm newspaper written by...

    I read an article in a farm newspaper written by the boiler inspector who inspected the steam engine which blew its boiler in Medina, Ohio several years ago. The traction engine was in very good...
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    I used muriatic acid, which is commercial or...

    I used muriatic acid, which is commercial or technical grade hydrochloric acid (HCl) in my shop almost 25 years ago to clean rust from a small part. Sealed the bottle carefully. Next time I went...
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    Sorry. I don't know what type of collet they...

    Sorry. I don't know what type of collet they are. There is no name on them. I don't have a digital camera yet. I can give you dimensions and a description. They are short and relatively large...
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    I rescued a group of collets from my uncle's shop...

    I rescued a group of collets from my uncle's shop when his sons were cleaning it out. Some show slight surface rust on the face of the collet not on the machined surfaces.
    DS .275
    DS...
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    I was in Salt Lake City almost 30 years ago. ...

    I was in Salt Lake City almost 30 years ago. There was a DUKW ride at Salt Lake and swimming in Salt Lake was interesting. There might be a surplus dealer who posted "almost unused" surplus machine...
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    Interesting machine. How high will it lift 6000...

    Interesting machine. How high will it lift 6000 lb.? I've been planning on building an A-frame hoist which could telescope up to 12 feet and down to 6 foot 8 inches so it could be used in a standard...
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    Several years ago all of the companies making...

    Several years ago all of the companies making single engine airplanes stopped making them because of liability insurance. They either couldn't get any or it was way too expensive.
    I've been told...
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