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    I know it's off-topic to the OP's request for a...

    I know it's off-topic to the OP's request for a simple portable iron, but the best irons IMO for varied work are the Metcal (now OKI) irons. The original models using the "STTC" tips are the best. ...
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    And having friends as business...

    And having friends as business "partners"....Count on at least 75% ending badly.
  3. Cobble together two sturdy 4'+ long skids that a...

    Cobble together two sturdy 4'+ long skids that a pallet jack will get underneath from the end (I make them out of southern-yellow pine 2x6 pieces nailed and glued with construction adhesive), bolt...
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    How are you "checking" that is is (or is not)...

    How are you "checking" that is is (or is not) communicating with the controller. After setting the TNC Server program transfer parameters, (seems I also had to set the ME/FE setting on the control...
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    Around here, you must have a lot size with...

    Around here, you must have a lot size with identified suitable soil area to replicate the drain-field of any installed system. And there is a 2/3 acre minimum lot size. If you have perkable soil,...
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    Warning: Info guaranteed for amount paid. >Not...

    Warning: Info guaranteed for amount paid.
    >Not sure if the 145 can be drip fed (aka "blockwise transfer" in HH-speak), see below chart where "blockwise transfer" is not checked.
    >The 2500 has the...
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    I've always thought, in general, the Ryobi...

    I've always thought, in general, the Ryobi products are good product based on the price point and audience. They are much cheaper than the "professional" tools, and I've never had any issues with...
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    Manufacturers obviously don't like the...

    Manufacturers obviously don't like the business-model of buying a corded tool and keeping it for virtually a lifetime...the battery operated tools alleviate this on several fronts, and they have more...
  9. Thread: Contact cleaning

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    When I used to work for the big computer company...

    When I used to work for the big computer company in the materials/failure analysis lab, at one point they had a really big problem with glass-encapsulated reed-relays and we went thru all sort of...
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    Seems it takes quite a while and a lot of...

    Seems it takes quite a while and a lot of experience to realize and understand "what you DON'T know", and some people never do because that is not their personality. After lots of experience, my...
  11. Source for 200 Quantity each of Three Different Size Standard HSS Twist Drills

    We're working on a project requiring 200 pieces each of standard jobbers length HSS uncoated drill bits in 3/32, #45 and #55, uncoated, HSS, 118 degree drill bits. These need to be quality...
  12. Thread: CNC for optics

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    In addition to others' comments, using...

    In addition to others' comments, using metallographic equipment for polishing any size of flat glass is an exercise in futility. The equipment works for small samples, where the flatness is not...
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    The laminations do look loose in some of your...

    The laminations do look loose in some of your photos. As a previous poster mentioned you also might try slathering with loctite or other appropriate adhesive, and clamping/bolting together. I guess...
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    I think what most people find objectionable, and...

    I think what most people find objectionable, and tiresome both on this forum and in discourse in general today, is injecting politics, bias and anti-USA rhetoric in completely unrelated technical or...
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    My favorite lamps, on machines or work-benches...

    My favorite lamps, on machines or work-benches are simple spring-arm tension articulating lamps; inexpensive, one-handed easily and infinitely adjustable to the task at hand, long reach, mounting...
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    I guess the z-axis board was the one that was...

    I guess the z-axis board was the one that was smoking also? I have the two manuals for those bosch z-15 boards (PDF) if you would like me to send them PM me or provide an email. The manuals have...
  17. The metal stamping company probably misunderstood...

    The metal stamping company probably misunderstood your question (although some "stamping" companies may not do "coined" type features). Seems those could be easily coined/stamped with a hardened...
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    Get a fairly fine-toothed horizontal milling...

    Get a fairly fine-toothed horizontal milling cutter not too bigger in diameter than you need (for slot depth, arbor hub and part gripping considerations), and width of slot needed, and an arbor to...
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    Quite a number of years ago, I had some big...

    Quite a number of years ago, I had some big mirrors (28" dia) made at Galaxy Optics (good folks). The owner designed and had made the big vacuum coating chamber they use. They now only coat...
  20. Same, mid-80's HLVH has one of the (115 volt)...

    Same, mid-80's HLVH has one of the (115 volt) control transformer legs (don't know if that's technically termed "neutral" or 0v, etc) tied to ground, along with the second wire (#8) going to the...
  21. I didn't read but a couple, but it is amusing how...

    I didn't read but a couple, but it is amusing how people complain about people wasting their time, and then read and write two pages of jabs and posts about how someone is wasting their time ...
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    That's a nice looking, well equipped lathe, and...

    That's a nice looking, well equipped lathe, and good deal.
  23. Po-Man's Comparator Using Titan Centering Projector and Mill DRO

    I've been fiddling with tiny parts recently and finally had to obtain a way to measure them. I don't have room for a comparator, and don't even prefer to have a toolmaker's microscope taking up bench...
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    Yep, most everthing made from high-temp...

    Yep, most everthing made from high-temp refractory ceramics is done in the green state (whether cast, machined, pressed, punched, molded, etc). In addition to being almost impossible to work with...
  25. Doesn't take much time (30 minutes, once a year...

    Doesn't take much time (30 minutes, once a year or so), and primarily it stops the paint from chipping and delaminating further .
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