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  1. The market rules, right? Build yer own, then. Now...

    The market rules, right? Build yer own, then. Now you know how people who want eleectric cars used to feel.



    By the same token, you're connected to my utility's grid that's 100% renewable.

    ...
  2. Force? Lots of encouragements, certainly, but...

    Force? Lots of encouragements, certainly, but force?



    By the calculations here. Not everyone is connected to a coal-fired grid.

    But just for the sake of the discussion, let's take that as a...
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    Sizes on the TG75s?

    Sizes on the TG75s?
  4. I agree with your reasoning, with one significant...

    I agree with your reasoning, with one significant change: it's possible to increase population and reduce consumption. Given that population control is a nonstarter (can you imagine trying to foist...
  5. A hand operated press brake (Diacro 1624 for...

    A hand operated press brake (Diacro 1624 for instance) would be ideal for that part. 2 bends with a simple linear V shaped punch and die (no tool steel needed) would do it. Bending tolerances, with...
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    For an idea about what's involved in bringing one...

    For an idea about what's involved in bringing one of these back to life see Steve Watkins thread on his 72".
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    Very crumbly, with occasional hard spots. A...

    Very crumbly, with occasional hard spots. A threaded insert might work better.
  8. I don't know enough to say if lack of lube is...

    I don't know enough to say if lack of lube is causing your problems or not, but the long term health of the machine is at risk.
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    Glad to hear it!

    Glad to hear it!
  10. Yes, I meant that a torn belt resulted in...

    Yes, I meant that a torn belt resulted in repeatability problems. Tensioning a timing/cog belt properly is quite an exercise, esp if you take the mfgers recommendations seriously.

    Seems to me if...
  11. You mention that the x axis belt is tearing. I've...

    You mention that the x axis belt is tearing. I've known that to cause inconsistent angular spindle position on a lathe. Or are you having problems with the y axis, too?
  12. Too much is not good for you, for sure, and it...

    Too much is not good for you, for sure, and it takes a slightly different welding technique to get through it, but this is one of those urban legends, like aluminum and Alzheimer's, that persist....
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    Chuck jaws are hardened and ground, so I expect...

    Chuck jaws are hardened and ground, so I expect the scroll to be, though I've never tested one. Wouldn't make much sense to put them against a softer scroll.
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    The lathe work makes a scroll, but isn't a higher...

    The lathe work makes a scroll, but isn't a higher degree of precision required for a scroll chuck? Is grinding required?
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    Intriguing metal forming project. If using the...

    Intriguing metal forming project.

    If using the halfround gutter, it'll need to be shrunk (or corrugated or crimped, as you note) from the inside of the gutter all the way around the bottom to the...
  16. Maybe cosine error in DTI readings?

    Maybe cosine error in DTI readings?
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    1999 JD 4500 40hp here. Yanmar 3 cylinder diesel,...

    1999 JD 4500 40hp here. Yanmar 3 cylinder diesel, most reliable thing about it. Very reliable starter below 10 deg F, so long as the block heater is used.
  18. Mine, too, but the motor jumps around a lot this...

    Mine, too, but the motor jumps around a lot this way.

    FWIW, a small machinery mount (threaded stud with softish foot) through an extension to the motor mounting plate and bearing on the side...
  19. Yeah, except the only 24/7/365 "sole source"...

    Yeah, except the only 24/7/365 "sole source" isn't on this planet. Literally.



    Built my first solar building in 1972, bought my first PV panel in 1974, put up my first wind turbine in 1979. ...
  20. I read the post. Your assumptions still determine...

    I read the post. Your assumptions still determine the outcome. Smart people with time and funding have studied this problem, done the math and come to researched conclusions, not napkin scribbles and...
  21. At the risk of detouring Rimcanyon's thread, Andy...

    At the risk of detouring Rimcanyon's thread, Andy Fitzgibbon, (member here) runs www.wade8a.com which includes a registry. The lathe on the first page looks a lot like yours.

    Congrats!
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    Quote function corrected for clarity. ...

    Quote function corrected for clarity.





    I was being sarcastic.

    You just won the prize. It's going into the basement through a walkin door. Scott's first post. You get the broken record...
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    And a mil can be a million, depending on context.

    And a mil can be a million, depending on context.
  24. Well, yeah, true. Though I think what the poster...

    Well, yeah, true. Though I think what the poster meant was that he didn't find inspectors to be helpful.

    For reference:



    In previous work, I've had inspectors ask me for "loans" and require ...
  25. The answer is mostly determined by your...

    The answer is mostly determined by your assumptions.

    Briefly, not all power plants are "fuel" plants. You ignore hydro, solar and wind. (Except to throw the hoax word around, which is poisoning...
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