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  1. There may certainly be something out there I am...

    There may certainly be something out there I am not aware of but the only "chip breaker" end mills I have seen are ones with a notch cut in the flute to split the chip.
  2. I have used a hand held router on AL quite a bit...

    I have used a hand held router on AL quite a bit over the years. One tip I can give is always pay attention to the direction of your feed. If you get carried away and ignore climb feed vs...
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    These are the kind of people who hoard toilet...

    These are the kind of people who hoard toilet paper.
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    There is a process for deburring complex cross...

    There is a process for deburring complex cross drill channels that I have not tried personally but I hear they are very successful. An abrasive slurry is pumped through the channels.
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    I have built four or five log splitters in my...

    I have built four or five log splitters in my time and I think you might be over thinking this. If you are going to add slick strips then I agree UHMW would be a good choice. However if this splitter...
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    I have been fighting this battle for over fifty...

    I have been fighting this battle for over fifty years. Tried everything imaginable and suggested. I have never had any luck repairing glued joints on sanding belts.
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    I own a '99 ford F250 Super Duty that has the...

    I own a '99 ford F250 Super Duty that has the Triton engine that likes to spit spark plugs. After paying to have two of them repaired and a third plug blown I started to do some research. I think...
  8. I ran into this same situation some years back...

    I ran into this same situation some years back with some parts that I didn't know which ones had been hardened. I used one of those automatic punches as a poor mans hardness tester. I assumed the...
  9. I wanted to add one to my 6 in horizontal belt...

    I wanted to add one to my 6 in horizontal belt sander which creates a ton of dust. I could not find one either so I used a floor nozzle from a wet and dry shop vac. I screwed it to the back just...
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    I know here in VA the power company will not come...

    I know here in VA the power company will not come in and cut a tree even if it is imminent that it will fall on the lines. I guess they figure it may or may not cause a power outage and it is cheaper...
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    Thanks ChipSplitter

    Thanks ChipSplitter
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    Question about steel numbering system

    I was doing some research on a steel supplier and came up with this and I have a question about one of the statements:
    If the first digit is a one (1) in this designation it indicates a carbon...
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    My neighbor had a water problem in his basement....

    My neighbor had a water problem in his basement. Digging a trench all the way around the house just seemed like too big a job. He had so much water pressure under the basement slab that after a few...
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    I use an HSS parting blade and get good results....

    I use an HSS parting blade and get good results. When I first started out I used hand feeding thinking I would have more "control" over the cut. I found this to be the exact opposite. If the tool is...
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    Not long ago I had to make up some pipes with...

    Not long ago I had to make up some pipes with three mitered joints in them. They were not as big as yours but they were 2". I tried pre-cutting the miters and just couldn't get them to fit good...
  16. Before you sink a lot of money in tooling, you...

    Before you sink a lot of money in tooling, you have to consider if you will need it in the future. Sounds like this may be a one time screw up. It may be more cost effective to anneal and then harden...
  17. As street said ..replace like for like. It has...

    As street said ..replace like for like. It has lasted all these years so I would think of it as maintenance rather then redesign.
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    As a hobbyist, the OP has some advantages to...

    As a hobbyist, the OP has some advantages to keeping stock on hand. You will probably not need a lot of exotic metals. Also you do not have a customer who is requesting a particular metal that you...
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    Here in Virginia they will not sell you anything...

    Here in Virginia they will not sell you anything if you don't have a license. I do have a license (class 11 and class 111) so I do a lot of straw purchasing for friends that just want a filter and...
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    You will never be happy with one of those cheap...

    You will never be happy with one of those cheap "combo" mill/lathes. Get a real mill (Bridgeport) or even a knock off. Even a dovetail column mill/drill would be better then one of those combo...
  21. Gee Scottl. Did I harsh your mellow? He didn't...

    Gee Scottl. Did I harsh your mellow? He didn't say anything about covid-19. He was asking if there was a way to make it easier to breath through a (what I assume) is a shop respirator
  22. What about using a cpap machine. I use one on my...

    What about using a cpap machine. I use one on my boat and when I go camping and it uses a small battery pack which lasts at least three nights. It already has all the doohickies that sense when it...
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    Ti is a bitch to machine. Hard as woodpecker...

    Ti is a bitch to machine. Hard as woodpecker lips. My boss brought me a Ti rotor from a centrifuge and wanted me to bore it out and mount it on a walnut stand . His idea was to put a nice clock...
  24. That sounds really wonky. Might want to take a...

    That sounds really wonky. Might want to take a different approach.
  25. My wife likes to cook with pepper that is quite...

    My wife likes to cook with pepper that is quite course. She puts some corns in her garlic press and crushes them. Works great.
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