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    I used to make them from fiberglass rod. Got the...

    I used to make them from fiberglass rod. Got the rod from a hobby shop. They're made for kites. I never did like the nylon alignent tools.
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    I used to make them from fiberglass rod. Got the...

    I used to make them from fiberglass rod. Got the rod from a hobby shop. They're made for kites. I never did like the nylon alignent tools.
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    I used to make them from fiberglass rod. Got the...

    I used to make them from fiberglass rod. Got the rod from a hobby shop. They're made for kites. I never did like the nylon alignent tools.
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    I don't know if they still do this, but one HD I...

    I don't know if they still do this, but one HD I took apart had a ferro fluid seal on it. I found that out the hard way, getting it on myself.

    At any rate, I doubt you'd find a single hard drive...
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    Just read this the other day- abrasive jet.

    Just read this the other day- abrasive jet.
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    Jim, I'll see your Dumont and raise you a Grundig...

    Jim, I'll see your Dumont and raise you a Grundig console stereo with Dual turntable. I'll throw in a 5Y3, a 3S4, and a 12DQ6. Maybe even a 17BF11. Ok, I'll add a 3BN6 and a 3BH2, a pile of 2 and 5...
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    I know that in many cases, the problem is with...

    I know that in many cases, the problem is with the charger, not the battery pack. I have at least two that seem to short charge the packs. If I hook them up to a power supply and dial in an...
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    There was a picture I saw some time ago of a...

    There was a picture I saw some time ago of a field full of 8 ft fluorescent tubes standing upright in the ground under the high voltage power lines- looked pretty neat, all lit up with no electrical...
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    There was a picture I saw some time ago of a...

    There was a picture I saw some time ago of a field full of 8 ft fluorescent tubes standing upright in the ground under the high voltage power lines- looked pretty neat, all lit up with no electrical...
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    I have to plead ignorance regarding this drill...

    I have to plead ignorance regarding this drill head, but is there an alternative way of powering it, instead of using batteries?
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    Most useless tool- in my case this is a tap and...

    Most useless tool- in my case this is a tap and die set. This set has not been useful EVER. Not one part of it is any good. You can't cut threads with any of the dies, and you can't tap holes with...
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    I thought this topic was going to be about ABEC...

    I thought this topic was going to be about ABEC ratings. Have you seen the spindle quality bearings on roller blades? I wonder how trustworthy the ratings are for import bearings-

    I had some...
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    For what it's worth- I've had some luck using...

    For what it's worth- I've had some luck using brake clean to prep the pvc before using pvc cememt. Probably not as good as the right prep, but it was better than no prep. Also, the time factor seems...
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    Hmm. A megawatt. The dog was probably knocked...

    Hmm. A megawatt. The dog was probably knocked unconcious when the speaker cone launched out and struck it. Then it burned to death from the intense heat.
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    If you're looking for a real nightmare, you could...

    If you're looking for a real nightmare, you could try biscuit joinery. Square 'em off real good, slather on a coating of cookie mix, align the ends together, then bake awhile. Test the squish-out...
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    A few months back I was in some kind of strange...

    A few months back I was in some kind of strange mood one night, and decided to watch tee vee. I sat in the chair, re-discovered the remote, thought about it for a while until the buttons made sense,...
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    Just for argument's sake, let's assume you can...

    Just for argument's sake, let's assume you can hook up your motor directly to the breaker panel, maybe 5 ft of wire tops, and heavy gauge. We'll assume that your line from the pole is heavy duty, and...
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    Higher voltage, lower amperage, vs lower voltage,...

    Higher voltage, lower amperage, vs lower voltage, higher amperage- in either case, the power draw could be the same, and that is what you pay for.

    If you were running a 1 horse motor at full...
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    I'll be shot for suggesting this, but here goes...

    I'll be shot for suggesting this, but here goes anyway- there's a straightforward way to cut a toothed belt and re-attach the ends with perfect tooth spacing. If this belt is turned tooth side out...
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    Haha. Used to be that a religious program...

    Haha. Used to be that a religious program broadcast by satelite was immediately followed by playboy. We set up a system at a church and they were so happy to be able to tune in their program. Once...
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    Just an idea- make the contra piston hollow and...

    Just an idea- make the contra piston hollow and make a tight press fit insert to cap the hollow. This end goes towards the piston in the engine. Then chuck a bolt and turn the threads off for a short...
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    -a bomb if it let go- check out some of the...

    -a bomb if it let go- check out some of the pictures of failed flywheels. A typical failure mode for a steel flywheel (from memory again) is to break up into roughly three chunks, each going at some...
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    -a bomb if it let go- check out some of the...

    -a bomb if it let go- check out some of the pictures of failed flywheels. A typical failure mode for a steel flywheel (from memory again) is to break up into roughly three chunks, each going at some...
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    I don't know of any equations, but some theory...

    I don't know of any equations, but some theory has it that the ideal flywheel should have a fat hub and be smoothly tapered towards the rim, which is rounded. We're looking at a discus shape here....
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    I don't know of any equations, but some theory...

    I don't know of any equations, but some theory has it that the ideal flywheel should have a fat hub and be smoothly tapered towards the rim, which is rounded. We're looking at a discus shape here....
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