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  1. you bet, all that infrastructure spending is...

    you bet, all that infrastructure spending is REALLY gonna hurt the steel industry.

    if US steel can't figure out how to innovate and make money in this market, it's a sad commentary on American...
  2. Jesus, twist drills just plain suck for thin...

    Jesus, twist drills just plain suck for thin ratio holes, annular cutters, or for really thin stuff, step drills. I wouldn't event try that with twist drills. 1 3/8 in a 1/2", oh yea, annular cutter.
  3. Thread: Cable Saw

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    I'ts not for the Platinum or Palladium, i'ts the...

    I'ts not for the Platinum or Palladium, i'ts the Rhodium that has gone nuts. that WAS the cheaper alternative, but its now 29,000.00 dollars an ounce, yup twenty nine thousand dollars. that's for a...
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    oh, THAT'S why you are asking!:D

    oh, THAT'S why you are asking!:D
  5. if you are hurting because of 25 bucks a roll,...

    if you are hurting because of 25 bucks a roll, you aren't charging enough, by a LOT! :D
  6. isn't there a basic rule of thumb that states the...

    isn't there a basic rule of thumb that states the thing you are trying to locate to X has to be some fraction of said X?

    I.E. if you are trying to locate a "car' to within 1 inch in X,Y,and Z,...
  7. have you tried Atlas Metal Sales? they are in...

    have you tried Atlas Metal Sales? they are in Denver. we get silicon bronze sheet from them, they don't seem to list wrought brass products on the website, just casting ingot, but its worth a call.
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    also, this would be the first time in human...

    also, this would be the first time in human history that government and industry anticipated an upcoming conflict and intelligently prepared for it, that would be quite impressive actually.

    hope...
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    rocket propellant typically doesn't use nitrate...

    rocket propellant typically doesn't use nitrate based formulae, high explosives usually do, but nitric acid is so easily produced, and in such large quantities, for so many different industries, I...
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    anyone see a problem with this? im calling BS. ...

    anyone see a problem with this? im calling BS.

    "reloader powders" are not used in rockets and bombs....or in "shells" . they might be used as propellant in smaller artillery and cannon rounds,...
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    I'll take the rest of the #4 taper drills, and...

    I'll take the rest of the #4 taper drills, and throw in one each of the sanding rolls.

    thanks, PM incoming...
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    Btw, the term “braze welding” is an an egregious...

    Btw, the term “braze welding” is an an egregious abuse of the English language. There is capillary brazing, in which the filler flows like water, and wicks along a closely spaced joint (as in jewelry...
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    if you are just using the hypochlorite solution...

    if you are just using the hypochlorite solution for a wash down, it should be fine if you do a passivating treatment with nitric, phosphoric, or oxalic acid before returning to service. for prolonged...
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    has nothing to do with different alloys...the...

    has nothing to do with different alloys...the oxidizing flame is useful for burning off the graphite in cast iron. pre-heat with a SLIGHTLY O2 rich mix, with no flux, to burn off the graphite, then...
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    those lighters are pretty low energy, and ease of...

    those lighters are pretty low energy, and ease of ignition depends on what the chips are coated with, and their surface area/mass ratio. a coating of coolant residue will retard ignition, as will an...
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    you have by your own statement only run magnesium...

    you have by your own statement only run magnesium "a couple of times"...say no more.


    machining small amount of magnesium isn't "extremely dangerous" by its self, however, but storing any...
  17. . drag out the blue book, look 'em up, and call....

    . drag out the blue book, look 'em up, and call. it doesn't take long, 2 min?
  18. you say you are 32, but refer to the "antique...

    you say you are 32, but refer to the "antique shop window", few under 35 even knows what an antique shop is, they only know what they saw on "cable" back when that still existed. anyone under 25 only...
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    good one, thanks RK. holy crap, that...

    good one, thanks RK.

    holy crap, that tailstock ALONE weighs more than a lot of small lathes I'll bet! that's a monster.(in fig. 4 and 9 of the first link)
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    yes, sounds like a very good idea to send blanks...

    yes, sounds like a very good idea to send blanks out, probably better to get them annealed, not just stress relived.
    just as important though is to get material from a good trusted source.
    order...
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    sounds interesting...care to share a picture(s)?

    sounds interesting...care to share a picture(s)?
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    This is an “in between” option. I haven’t used...

    This is an “in between” option. I haven’t used one, has anyone? Wonder if it’s decent, looks pretty good;
    Baileigh Industrial R-M5 $569.95 Ring Roller, Manual, 30 in. L | Zoro.com
  23. obviously if there are fibers loose the belt is...

    obviously if there are fibers loose the belt is in "condition red". it's a hazard and should be replaced.

    a new belt on a (clapped out?) Delta is still worse than putting lipstick on a pig for...
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    good info marka, that's one crack motor shop you...

    good info marka, that's one crack motor shop you found, care to share where they are?
  25. and that's just an ask, OBO. no idea what the...

    and that's just an ask, OBO. no idea what the seller would take.
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