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  1. How hard did you have to push, were you worried...

    How hard did you have to push, were you worried about tipping it over? it may be time for a fresh o-ring if that is indeed the spring to overcome.
    Bill D
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    he old days of slow flying planes folks painted...

    he old days of slow flying planes folks painted signs on the shop and barn roofs. I wonder if goggle earth will bring back this practice?
    Bill D.
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    Any volunteers for the first one? I remember...

    Any volunteers for the first one?
    I remember an episode of Law and Order where people paid into a service to send their final emails out after they died in the rapture. The guys running the...
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    Maybe you could write your own obit, with photos,...

    Maybe you could write your own obit, with photos, and send it in ahead of time to be edited as needed and confirmed before it is too late for you to correct any typo's.
    Bill D
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    Search...that topic has been covered here. I...

    Search...that topic has been covered here. I know Forrest had some good methods.
  6. Does synthetic oil and grease dry out and turn into varnish

    I understand silicone oil has no vapor pressure so it should never dry out. At least at machine tool gearbox conditions.
    Do the synthetic oils and greases also not dry out over time. Or do they...
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    OT? Bidadoo equipment autions on ebay

    Off Topic? I see ebay auctions on ebay from Bidadoo. This is for heavy equipment like farm tractors. A lot of them do not list the make or model. I can decipher the make from markings in the...
  8. age of truck, gas or diesel, carburetor or fuel...

    age of truck, gas or diesel, carburetor or fuel injection.
    Bill D.
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    When the turned the 120 inch magnet coils for a...

    When the turned the 120 inch magnet coils for a cyclotron at Berkeley they had to flatten the face. So they mounted it to a surplus destroyer? gun mount and rotated it slowly under a bridgeport...
  10. Wonder if that old cable and switch gear we all...

    Wonder if that old cable and switch gear we all have kicking around could help out? Three phase breaker boxes can get expensive fast. Of course it helps if then breakers are a make available in...
  11. Jack hammer tools? Hydralic cylinder work? ...

    Jack hammer tools? Hydralic cylinder work? Since you deal with long holes how about the opposite and work on long rollers. field boring of earth moving equipment hinge pins etc.
    Bill D
  12. Thread: Boeing 737 Max

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    Gee that sounds like a high quality pump for...

    Gee that sounds like a high quality pump for pumping spam around an airplane. I am sure Boeing will jump right on that. Who knew it was lack of spam that caused two plane crashes.
    Bill D
  13. Alcan - Wikipedia...

    Alcan - Wikipedia
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    I like the chuck key holder

    I like the chuck key holder
  15. My understanding is you will never know if the...

    My understanding is you will never know if the lightening rods work or not. They do not catch bolts and lead them to ground. rather they slowly drain off the static charge and send it to ground. ...
  16. I wonder if worn out inserts are something you...

    I wonder if worn out inserts are something you could use to braze into tools. What voltage are hand tools like drills and grinders? 400 volts seems high for corded tools.
    Bill D
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    Why do all the replies assume companies will...

    Why do all the replies assume companies will continue to buy made in China goods and pay the 25% tariff? Like the Chinese they switch to a lower tariff country to buy their no name commodity goods....
  18. Thread: Shaft packing

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    What kind of packing is smooth within 0.01 inch? ...

    What kind of packing is smooth within 0.01 inch? All I know is the rope type packing or solid teflon? which is not that smooth and consistent before compression during installation.
    Bill D
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    I guess I was wrong. It is for 55 degree inserts...

    I guess I was wrong. It is for 55 degree inserts but they claim a 62.5 degree angle. So they mean the pocket side angle relative to the bar axis not the insert angle. I do not understand why they...
  20. Maybe I missed it but how many Hp is the lathe?...

    Maybe I missed it but how many Hp is the lathe?
    Bil lD
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    Why 62.5 degree inserts instead of 60 degrees

    Why do 62.5 degree rhombic inserts exist? I can understand the 60 degree ones for threading but I am not aware of any use for 62.5 degrees. Is there some common flare or groove feature that is 62.5...
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    Is that the threading dial on the top/right of...

    Is that the threading dial on the top/right of the apron? looks very big. I am impressed by the casting that holds up the lead screw on the right hand end.
    Bill D
  23. Switch to gear or chain drive and you need to...

    Switch to gear or chain drive and you need to spray oil onto the gears and gear bearings. Better if the bearings are directly pressure lubed This oil dripping back down has to be sealed off and...
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    Down in southern California that other big...

    Down in southern California that other big utility did not shut down their transmission lines. Started a little fire which has grown,due to the high winds, to 100,000 people under manditory...
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    Most of the time it is just a hole with no other...

    Most of the time it is just a hole with no other features needed. The amount of springback and spacing is some science and some art.
    Bill D.

    Winding a spring
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