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  1. My suggestion: Make a mandrel to mount the discs...

    My suggestion: Make a mandrel to mount the discs in a cordless drill and spin against a slack belt on a 1 x 30 belt sander. Use a 600 grit Zirconia belt and then strop the same way with a leather...
  2. Although these are meant for interfacing to an...

    Although these are meant for interfacing to an ADC one of the Differential Output, Differential Input circuits might give you some ideas.

    http://www.ti.com/lit/an/sloa098/sloa098.pdf
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    Lehman's (the Amish store) has some thin nitrided...

    Lehman's (the Amish store) has some thin nitrided cast iron pans that are smooth surfaced.
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    Best Material for Router Base Plate?

    I need to make some special base plates for routers. I need opinions on the best material to do so. In the past I have used every thing from PVC sheet to even in some rushed cases plywood and an old...
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    It seems the solution to overgrowth that fuels...

    It seems the solution to overgrowth that fuels fire is already proven.

    Goats!


    4 to Watch: Meet the Sure-Footed Grazing Service Goats Who Help Defend the Reagan Library - NBC Southern...
  6. CCRAKBA Declares Democrats Have "Hidden Agenda Behind Impeachment"

    How impeachment relates to this thread.

    According to Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, part of the motivation for removing Trump is his success...
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    Was that just a very poor attempt at word humor...

    Was that just a very poor attempt at word humor or are you one of those jerks who try to blame modern Germans for the sins of the Third Reich?

    In either case severely out of line and an...
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    I have a couple sockets I bought from Autozone...

    I have a couple sockets I bought from Autozone several years ago when I needed them in a hurry for something I was doing several times a week. I was using them with an impact wrench hoping they would...
  9. Exactly what I've been saying for years. We could...

    Exactly what I've been saying for years. We could repeal all gun control laws passed since the Gun Control Act of 1968 and see a drastic reduction in "crime guns" if straw purcasers and traffickers...
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    I wouldn't even consider it. Vibration and...

    I wouldn't even consider it. Vibration and precision don't coexist well. Years ago I worked at a company that did in-house surface mount assembly with a sophisticated pick and place machine. All work...
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    Sorry to hear about your firing. In my...

    Sorry to hear about your firing.

    In my experience when companies are run by "mismanagers" EVERYTHING becomes about politics and "kissing up".

    These situations happen in every work sector and...
  12. SBR = Short Barreled Rifle (barrel length under...

    SBR = Short Barreled Rifle (barrel length under sixteen inches).
    NFA = National Firearms Act (of 1934)

    Under the NFA machine guns and "any other weapon" such as short barreled rifles and...
  13. There is one narrow exception where IMO stop and...

    There is one narrow exception where IMO stop and frisk does not violate the 4th Amendment. If a person convicted of a crime is on parole or probation they are still under the jurisdiction of the...
  14. If you think a 20 inch barrel is loud you should...

    If you think a 20 inch barrel is loud you should hear what an SBR sounds like. One day at the range two guys at nearby benches were shooting NFA registered SBRs. These usually have a barrel ranging...
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    According to Democrat mythology, but not...

    According to Democrat mythology, but not according to official U.S. Treasury figures.


    The Myth of the Clinton Surplus

    DEAN: Clinton, Gingrich and the balanced budget myth - Washington Times
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    Ha! Guess what Verizon uses TODAY as backup power...

    Ha! Guess what Verizon uses TODAY as backup power for legacy phone lines converted to fiber?

    12 D cells in a box with a switch. They call it a "PowerReserve" device. They use it instead of the...
  17. IMO the only practical way to repair such an item...

    IMO the only practical way to repair such an item (rather than make a new one) would be to EDM matching hex shaped recesses in both pieces (so the fracture mates) and use a piece of a high grade...
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    One thing I'm surprised we haven't heard from yet...

    One thing I'm surprised we haven't heard from yet (in this forum thread) is surprised and disappointed California solar cell owners who thought their rooftop cells and inverters would provide power...
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    That's probably a result of owners habitually...

    That's probably a result of owners habitually using too much of the range before charging, likely aggravated by repeat fast charging. Under those circumstances 5 years isn't that bad.

    It seems...
  20. Sticky: The RINOs probably hope for a return of business...

    The RINOs probably hope for a return of business as usual, but ........

    Trump has led the way and showed that it is possible for populists (a movement of the people, by the people and for the...
  21. I had problems trying to install Solid Edge on my...

    I had problems trying to install Solid Edge on my Win 7 system so until something better comes along I will use LibreCAD for 2D and I've also downloaded and installed FreeCAD for small 3D stuff. Both...
  22. Sticky: Careful, sir. I'm sure there are many who would...

    Careful, sir. I'm sure there are many who would want to "Ban thermite permanently" (or others) so it is best not to go down that road. IMO the new moderator is a huge improvement and does not try to...
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    My guess would be that at one time there were...

    My guess would be that at one time there were guide plates for each size rod that went into the "X" shaped part and were retained by the setscrew. The guide plates help to insure that the die starts...
  24. It appears you are correct. "Due to the...

    It appears you are correct.

    "Due to the potential for critical issues on these older operating systems, Solid Edge 2020 could be the last Solid Edge release that installs on Windows 7 or Windows...
  25. Unfortunately it requires Windows 10 Professional...

    Unfortunately it requires Windows 10 Professional and for various reasons I have no intention of "upgrading". That leaves me with the choice of either one of the open source packages or paying for...
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