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    I, too, just acquired a Reid 2-B that's missing...

    I, too, just acquired a Reid 2-B that's missing it's auto cross-feed mechanism. The original thread above is pretty ancient, but Glenn, if you're still around, I'd love to discuss 2-B grinders and...
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    Nope, I'll have to make up a bar to lift the head...

    Nope, I'll have to make up a bar to lift the head next time I convert to horizontal.
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    Refrigerant air driers run to keep the heat...

    Refrigerant air driers run to keep the heat exchanger/condensing chamber chilled. The refrigerant pump may cycle off if you're not running air through it, but will cycle back on when it starts to...
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    I run a seismic test lab and use similar 6061 T6...

    I run a seismic test lab and use similar 6061 T6 plates as sacrificial adapter - drilled and counterbored to match my servo-hydraulic shake table mounting pattern, then drilled/tapped and threaded...
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    Folks having problems with voltage difference and...

    Folks having problems with voltage difference and cable or equipment failure is often because they used shielded cable and grounded both ends in different buildings. Small voltage potential between...
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    Glad to see another Dufour on the west coast! ...

    Glad to see another Dufour on the west coast! I've got a Dufour 61 universal. Looks pretty similar, but has a "parking attachment" for the vertical head (extension of the vertical ways) that slides...
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    My Miller helmet gave up after a couple years...

    My Miller helmet gave up after a couple years (6-7?). It has a solar panel on the front. I left it in the sun for a day and it's worked for another 2 years... still working.
  8. Try the purple degreasers available at most...

    Try the purple degreasers available at most autoparts stores. IThey can be hard on aluminum, some paints, skin and respitory tract, but I haven't found it to negatively affect polymerics or rubber...
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    Bad steering tie rod ball joint or possibly...

    Bad steering tie rod ball joint or possibly failed suspension bushing. Jack the front of the car up so the wheels are off the ground and block safely. Grab the sides of one front tire and attempt...
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    JB Weld or other high temp epoxy. Anything...

    JB Weld or other high temp epoxy. Anything "squishy" (RTV or similar) won't help support the gasket.
    I filled a crater (coolant cavitation, corrosion or casting flaw... never did figure it out, but...
  11. I've found that WD40 isn't a good penetrating oil...

    I've found that WD40 isn't a good penetrating oil for freeing rusted/stuck fits. Get some Kroil, Liquid Wrench or similar and keep soaking it for a few days. Heat will definitely help.
  12. It depends what the part is going to be used in...

    It depends what the part is going to be used in (end product). The RoHS directive only applies to electrical and electronic devices. The original ROHS directive referred to the WEEE directive for...
  13. Dufour 61 universal mill - overarm bar needed

    I'm in the process of upgrading my milling capability with the recent purchase of a Dufour 61 universal. It needs a good going-through to clean out oil passages, but appears to be a nice solid...
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    Overarm bar for Dufour 61 wanted

    I recently picked up a Dufour 61 universal mill which was unfortunately missing one of it's overarm support bars: 2.755" diameter (just a hair under 70mm)x 40" long with 30" rack in Module 2...
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    I like to use HSS ground as a vertical shear tool...

    I like to use HSS ground as a vertical shear tool (google it) for finishing iffy material to size. It does a great job of taking off half to one thou and leaving a beautiful finish - chips come off...
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    Look into 3M VHB (double sided tape). They have...

    Look into 3M VHB (double sided tape). They have verstions specifically for low surface energy plastics like HDPE. You can get it without any "foam" layer in between - if I recall correctly, the...
  17. I spent the better part of a year testing...

    I spent the better part of a year testing brushless DC fans - similar to a hobby outrunner except had all the commutating electronics in it as well making it susceptible to DC electrolysis. Many...
  18. Before I got to "carpet tape" I had a vision of...

    Before I got to "carpet tape" I had a vision of 20 to 40 discs spinning at 1000 rpm getting getting pushed out of the stack and all taking off across the shop floor, spitting floor paint and leaving...
  19. Wife said no, but for good reason... just as I...

    Wife said no, but for good reason... just as I was making plans with the seller to go look at/retrieve it we found out we were awarded a WA historic barn preservation grant to fix up our old barn. ...
  20. Hi Long Tom, Did you get the lathe? I see the...

    Hi Long Tom,
    Did you get the lathe? I see the ad disappeared a couple days ago (thankfully... now I can stop thinking I need to go get it!)
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    Seems to me the effort could have been put into a...

    Seems to me the effort could have been put into a clamping fixture to hold the shaft straight throughout the rack machining process, then straighten afterwards supporting on then ends, pressing in...
  22. I second Lanocote for stainless fasteners in...

    I second Lanocote for stainless fasteners in aluminum threads. I used it everywhere when I wrenched on boats for a living, and when refitting my sailboat prior to 2 years / 10k miles across the...
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    I just made a replacement stylus for my indicator...

    I just made a replacement stylus for my indicator that was m1.7 x 0.35 (really close to .062" 72tpi). I initially tried single pointing but couldn't see what I was doing well enough without a...
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    Did people have longer legs and shorter torsos...

    Did people have longer legs and shorter torsos prior to the 60's? Both their clothing waistlines are well above their elbows! Quite a contrast to Mr. Saggy-pants and Miss Trampstamp-show-off...
  25. Thanks all for the information. Now that I've...

    Thanks all for the information. Now that I've got it reassembled and up-and-running, I've had a chance to think and look at it more closely. I've realized the cranks aren't anything special... the...
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