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    The link between aluminum and Alzheimers was...

    The link between aluminum and Alzheimers was debunked years ago. Totally. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a believable source.

    metalmagpie
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    From the Armstrong shaper tool catalog: 39 ...

    From the Armstrong shaper tool catalog:

    39 3/8 x 7/8 x 5-1/2
    40 1/2 × 1 × 6
    401 5/8 x 1-1/4 x 8-1/2
    41 3/4 x 1-1/2 x 10
    42 1-1/8 x 1-3/4 x 13
    43 1-3/8 × 2 x 16
    ... et cetera
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    Back in '15 I paid almost $70 for a #40, which...

    Back in '15 I paid almost $70 for a #40, which was the right size for a 13" Sheldon shaper. I'd expect a #41 to be more.

    If you could use a #40 let me know.

    metalmagpie
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    Hmm. Blast cabinet power. Goes presumably to...

    Hmm. Blast cabinet power. Goes presumably to lighting and vacuum motor. So take out the light bulb and see if the gfci trips. If not, disconnect the vac motor and repeat. If neither stops the trip,...
  5. Just remembered I have a friend who owns an old...

    Just remembered I have a friend who owns an old gear hobber. Can someone please point me to a reference where I can learn how to pick a hob to cut these particular gears?
  6. Traveling without access to my library. I was...

    Traveling without access to my library. I was thinking straight gears because they can be cut in a home shop. Is there any straightforward way to make helical spur gears in a home shop without a...
  7. bandsaw gearbox gears need to have helix angle?

    Old Rockwell Delta 20-365 vertical bandsaw with 2-speed gearbox. Gears are bad, don't know how. These 4 gears have a small helix angle, maybe 8 degrees. My old Walker Turner gears also had a helix...
  8. Fix it. Here's how I did...

    Fix it.

    Here's how I did

    metalmagpie
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    The way to avoid this is to prewarp the handrail...

    The way to avoid this is to prewarp the handrail tube before welding. Put a hydraulic jack above the weld zone. Take a piece of very strong stock about two or three feet long and center it on the...
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    There's a pretty useful machinist's calculator ...

    There's a pretty useful machinist's calculator out there. Makes a good gift.
  11. Rust always wins

    Rust always wins
  12. How hard can it be to make a little sheet metal...

    How hard can it be to make a little sheet metal circle, cut some strips of metal and fold them to 90 degrees lengthwise and pop rivet them to the circle? You don't have to make a propeller. Something...
  13. Thanks, KMoffett. I was able to copy those parts....

    Thanks, KMoffett. I was able to copy those parts. Here's a pic.

    metalmagpie

    http://nwnative.us/Grant/images/temp/tableGuide.jpg
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    I know a guy who used to be a wholesale...

    I know a guy who used to be a wholesale distributor supplying goods to head shops all across the nation. He used to buy small pipes in 55 gallon drums from India. He still has some of his catalogs...
  15. Hey, thank you, KMoffett! Just what I was looking...

    Hey, thank you, KMoffett! Just what I was looking for.

    If you don't mind, let me pick your brain a little. In your first image are seen two socket head cap screws holding the guide down to the...
  16. table guides / protractor gauges for Di-Acro no. 1 sheet metal notcher?

    I have a no. 1 Di-Acro sheet metal notcher. Like every one I've ever seen it is missing the two guides that are fastened to the notcher table. Many companies make 4 ton 6" notchers but there are...
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    YES - stolen tools are bad. NO - a registry on...

    YES - stolen tools are bad.

    NO - a registry on this forum is not a good idea.

    metalmagpie
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    Jon, I think all those square inserts fit your...

    Jon, I think all those square inserts fit your Sandvik toolholders. Maybe bundle them?

    metalmagpie
  19. When I got an ultrasonic cleaner a few years ago...

    When I got an ultrasonic cleaner a few years ago I cleaned all my old slips and hand stones. I was astonished at how clean they came out! What had looked like a nasty gray stone might have turned...
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    Sending you a PM about the 3 jaw 10" chuck. ...

    Sending you a PM about the 3 jaw 10" chuck.

    metalmagpie
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    There have GOT to be machine repair facilities in...

    There have GOT to be machine repair facilities in Southern California, with all the aerospace industry there!

    Winter or not, I-10 should be wide open.

    metalmagpie
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    Airplane "skin" is riveted on. The aluminum is...

    Airplane "skin" is riveted on. The aluminum is countersunk and a rivet of the appropriate taper is then used. The result is strong and flush and doesn't at all look welded.

    So I suggest tapered...
  23. I'm in my shop alone a lot. Most days, in fact....

    I'm in my shop alone a lot. Most days, in fact. Years ago some of us started a local metalworking club. Through that, I met some people who are now my best friends. I email with them a lot, visit...
  24. Packard Precision was another '80s-era importer...

    Packard Precision was another '80s-era importer of Taiwanese machines. Others include Foremost, Orbit, and Union Tool. There were many more. I am a fan of the old Taiwanese drill presses, especially...
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    Fair nuff. Just melt a small piece of lead in...

    Fair nuff. Just melt a small piece of lead in place of the now politically incorrect fishing sinker.
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