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  1. Carbon can be done with OES, a XRF with a proper...

    Carbon can be done with OES, a XRF with a proper goniometer can do carbon
    However C is normally done with a combustion analyser (LECO)
    Mark
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    Same tooling as kerns also G&L from memory One...

    Same tooling as kerns also G&L from memory
    One of my favourite shop machines, vertical lathe was no2, we had a little 3’ table one in the corner, versatile beast
    Mark
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    You will need a minimum of 5 million public...

    You will need a minimum of 5 million public liability insurance before you can even apply to the highway department, employ registered contractor, pay a survey fee, pay for the easement annually....
  4. Unconventional but I did have some success with a...

    Unconventional but I did have some success with a magnetic pull off test, elcometer was the brand, used for coating thickness but it definately stuck better to thicker ferrous substrate, it’s...
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    Thought it was a fulcrum plate myself, the...

    Thought it was a fulcrum plate myself, the planimeter I had was albrecht, it had a round block with a point.
    Mark
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    Think mine is m16, but a 5/8 was optional, or at...

    Think mine is m16, but a 5/8 was optional, or at least the converter sleeve was but my tool master is the one made In leyon, France
    Mark
  7. Make your own, turn graphite to the dia and clamp...

    Make your own, turn graphite to the dia and clamp into the slot, weld each side
    Fairly common repair, I even did it on one shaft with Belzona epoxy, lasted a few shifts til a replacement was...
  8. Sun tzu, all war is deception would have thought...

    Sun tzu, all war is deception would have thought there was more than enough masks in Australia they could buy up for nose clips, oh wait they already did, seems the nhs over here are missing about a...
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    If your boring an ellipse the axis of the cutter...

    If your boring an ellipse the axis of the cutter isn’t perpendicular to the table or the vise
    Mark
  10. Dry grind swarf extractor, should be a laberynth...

    Dry grind swarf extractor, should be a laberynth spark interception box in front of the fan (bugger to clean out)
    Mark
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    You want a plate roll for that, not a brake, we...

    You want a plate roll for that, not a brake, we used to do hardox 400 and 500 plus a few other SSAB oddities for throat armour for blast furnaces, inside rad was same as roll obviously. I remember...
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    Looks like a spherical centering thing for...

    Looks like a spherical centering thing for mirrors and lenses to me
    Mark
    Couldn’t think of the name, spherometer
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    The table looks like an old “Denbigh” horizontal...

    The table looks like an old “Denbigh” horizontal mill, the top who knows, probably a frankenmill, still useable though,

    Mark
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    If you lack jo blocks/slip gauges, work out the...

    If you lack jo blocks/slip gauges, work out the stack height and turn two buttons, no1 any convenient size, no2 same plus the stack height FOR the centre distance, 10” is good, or look up setting...
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    I used one of these recently, awesome Bevelling...

    I used one of these recently, awesome
    Bevelling tools | Metal processing | Metabo Power Tools
    Bit pricy though
    Mark
  16. The ones I had were just laser printed OHP sheet,...

    The ones I had were just laser printed OHP sheet, clear plastic stuff,
    There were thicker acrylic scribed and inked plates at x10 scale, they were just done my hand on a drawing board, fairly easy...
  17. Boron when added to steel is a grain refiner,...

    Boron when added to steel is a grain refiner, very efficient even in tiny amounts, also combines with carbon and nitrogen to form boron carbonitride, tough stuff helps with crack resistance,
    Mark
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    Government just asked companies like jcb and...

    Government just asked companies like jcb and RRoyce to start making ventilators as the EU has banned the export of medical out of Europe.
    Apparently the total stock is 5000 in the U.K.!, I’ll...
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    I’m not going to argue, however I do know enough...

    I’m not going to argue, however I do know enough to tell you this
    Start taking vitamin D, I’ll let you go find out why, you may be grateful,
    I hope it passes soon, god willing
    Take care and wash...
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    Freeze it out with a water filled chamber?,...

    Freeze it out with a water filled chamber?,
    Lateral thought exercise
    Mark
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    For your next challenge try a 8 BA bolt, just...

    For your next challenge try a 8 BA bolt, just kidding, where I worked the lath had an 80 ton crane over it, mind it was a biggish lathe, but there everything in a steel plant tends to be extreme in...
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    I know the feeling, I’m on plavix for life, 3...

    I know the feeling, I’m on plavix for life, 3 MIs, trouble with blood thinners like that the scar is purple, looks odd.
    Things I’ve found to work, turmeric powder, yes it stings but sucks the water...
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    [QUOTE=michiganbuck;3409841]How To Calculate Gear...

    [QUOTE=michiganbuck;3409841]How To Calculate Gear Ratio - HBReducer

    As correctly pointed out driven / driver (DRIVEN MAD BY THE DRIVER)I did a lot of that in college, make up little rhymes as we...
  24. +1 on extrusion honing, have done hundreds of...

    +1 on extrusion honing, have done hundreds of extrusion dies with the gray wax, comes in different grades but a press will be required as well as a cylinder to hold the wax, we used 50 tons but the...
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    Somthing I’ve been using is dry ptfe spray, seems...

    Somthing I’ve been using is dry ptfe spray, seems to work good on Ali copper and lead, early days yet but the teeth haven’t dropped off the file and pinning is virtually eliminated
    Mark
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