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  1. I think a YAM lathe may be a copy of a Moriseiki...

    I think a YAM lathe may be a copy of a Moriseiki or a Webb lathe. You may have more luck finding info on them that will apply to your lathe. And I think the Moriseiki is a copy of another make...
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    installing an army type hoist

    How would you install a army type hoist on a existing gantry beam. This is the type of hoist with the trolley integrated as one piece with the hoist. Would you take the wheels off or at least...
  3. Adjustable Current Motor Circuit Protector, how is that used

    I was looking for a motor starter with overloads and I saw a lot of Adjustable Current Motor Circuit Protectors for sale. I do not understand how they work. I understand that that the supply wires...
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    In then old days cast in place babbit. I have...

    In then old days cast in place babbit. I have read of making the nut in acetal with small hole. Cut in half the long way and squeeze it tight to mold the threads in. I think there may be heat...
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    Material for table saw arbor

    I need to make a arbor for my tablesaw to hold the blade. I have some 8620 of a close size I was planning to use. I was not planning to harden it. I will only remove the nut and blade a few times...
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    Here is a link to a real snowblower on tracks. ...

    Here is a link to a real snowblower on tracks. One pass would clear your driveway. Note that it has to have a locomotive or two to push it. It has no traction motors. Of course you have to have...
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    I read here that there are large lakes and...

    I read here that there are large lakes and fountains at the Ford factory in Detroit. These are actually the cooling towers for the engine dyno's.
    Bill D.
  8. No expert but this looks right to me. 10 inch,...

    No expert but this looks right to me. 10 inch, model 4900
    Collets do no use a chuck. They slip directly into the spindle bore or an adapter looking like a chuck with no moving. parts. A draw tube...
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    But.. I have heard that if there is no sign...

    But.. I have heard that if there is no sign outside saying they do not take bills larger then... When they refuse payment in legal currency you can walk away without paying for your meal. I have no...
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    Golfing in Greenland is hard because it is so...

    Golfing in Greenland is hard because it is so easy to lose those little white balls in the snow and ice. I wonder if trump keeps his Golf scores with the same accuracy and consistency that he...
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    When we go eat at a restaurant I pay the bill...

    When we go eat at a restaurant I pay the bill the credit card but I pay the tip in cash. It costs me the same to pay in cash and they do not lose money as they will if I tip by card.
    Would you...
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    Trump might want to take over Greenland. Then he...

    Trump might want to take over Greenland. Then he could show global warming is a fraud. Once Greenland is part of the USA the average temperature in the USA will go down.
    Bill D
  13. Lathe toolpost grinder centerline orrientation

    This is a real simple question about using a toolpost grinder on a lathe to make a taper. Should the grinding wheel contact point be on the centerline similar to a cutting tool or does it not...
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    Fiberglass corrugated roofing sheet screwed to...

    Fiberglass corrugated roofing sheet screwed to plywood. Maybe a chain handle? look at a bank and see how the deal with rolls of coins.
    Bill D.
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    When I worked in a research lab years ago the...

    When I worked in a research lab years ago the custodian told me she was not allowed to touch the top of the lab tables. She cleaned the floor, windows, bathrooms, hallways etc. But anything on the...
  16. Bar should be at least one times dia. in...

    Bar should be at least one times dia. in engagement min. Above this you get no help but an added 25% is good as threads on both side may not be clean.


    For normal bolting up operations I always...
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    I have seen motors held with hose clamps to a...

    I have seen motors held with hose clamps to a channel iron frame. With some rubber strips under the strapping to stop it from slipping. Probably not a good idea above 1 horsepower or so.
    Bill D
  18. Several American makers, I know Walker Turner...

    Several American makers, I know Walker Turner which became delta, made drillpress heads designed to be clamped to a overhead beam. Basically like a floor standing drill press but with the floor...
  19. Could you rethread the shanks? Or take a regular...

    Could you rethread the shanks? Or take a regular drill and thread there shanks from round?
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    For some reason people here laugh at me but I...

    For some reason people here laugh at me but I tell everyone they live in a seismic zone so bolt it down. If you want just finger tight the bolts just enough that it will not fall over in a quake or...
  21. Cinderblock walls, cast concrete roof. Hang...

    Cinderblock walls, cast concrete roof. Hang mineral wool on the inside. the door will need 100% gasketing.
    Bill D
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    A bit off topic but when did they stop tinting...

    A bit off topic but when did they stop tinting sidewalks with lamp black. In the 1950's sidewalks and driveways have a slight gray color. New concrete is just stark white and does not blend even...
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    I just had a new asphalt shingle roof put on my...

    I just had a new asphalt shingle roof put on my house in California. In Califorina the shingles must meet "cool Roof" specs. This means they have to reflect some heat so no black shingles allowed. ...
  24. I saw one nice conversion on a big drill press...

    I saw one nice conversion on a big drill press using a pull spring. Simple vertical mount to a bolted bracket up on top of the head. I have also seen such springs mounted horizontally front to back...
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    I do not see the trucks nose move down so he did...

    I do not see the trucks nose move down so he did not brake check the little car. All the cars stayed in relative formation except the little one who made the mistakes of changing lanes too fast and...
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