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  1. Separate motors will allow the bed to be level...

    Separate motors will allow the bed to be level even if the pavement is not. I would consider dc linear actuators fixed to the top or bottom. Worm drive gear trains are self braking.
    I have seen...
  2. So does the cover plate have to be accurately...

    So does the cover plate have to be accurately located? Does it act as bearing for some of the shafts.
    Bill D
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    Paintball gun for bearing freezing

    I see used paintball guns for cheap at yard sales etc. Seems like a cheap way to have CO2 to help cool off bearing shafts to remove or install. probably have to cut down the barrel to get more...
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    A rivet shaver could remove just the head and not...

    A rivet shaver could remove just the head and not touching the tag. Then drill it out. If you drill too deep you can cause a leak.
    Bill D.
  5. Thread: Recession?

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    Gordon see Teachmeplease's post. It explains...

    Gordon see Teachmeplease's post. It explains people may stay with one company because of health benefits and preexisting conditions. Until conrade trump and his minnions are replaced there is a...
  6. Thanks Tyrone, I learned something new today....

    Thanks Tyrone, I learned something new today.
    Bill D
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    SS25/65B 2.5 mod 65 tooth Metric Pitch Spur Gear...

    SS25/65B 2.5 mod 65 tooth Metric Pitch Spur Gear in Steel with Boss

    I thought you said 115 teeth? Now it is 65?
    Bill D
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    I have never made gears and I probably never will...

    I have never made gears and I probably never will so... Is it harder to make a mold so a gear can be cast in plastic or is it easier to make one gear. Seems like making one gear is less work then...
  9. He took the levers and knobs all off after the...

    He took the levers and knobs all off after the photos were taken. It looks like there are some bushings pressed into the cover plate. To me this means the cover plate is accurately pinned in place....
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    The old atlas horizontal milling machine used a...

    The old atlas horizontal milling machine used a zamac(pot metal) drive gear for the table motion. If it crashed into the end limits the gear would strip out as a safety feature.
    Bil lD.
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    Maybe you can buy or make a new gear and press in...

    Maybe you can buy or make a new gear and press in or weld in the center part of the old one. I can not see where this gear fits. Does it have to be metal or would acetal or such be enough. My...
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    Why do they call them packing "peanuts" when they...

    Why do they call them packing "peanuts" when they replaced popcorn and they still look more like popcorn then peanuts? Was it a marketing gimmick to differentiate between the two when the plastic...
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    The post office reduced the size of their flat...

    The post office reduced the size of their flat rate boxes several years ago so a lot of stuff does not fit. A basketball does not fit in their biggest box.
    Bil lD
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    How did you pay? can you cancel payment like with...

    How did you pay? can you cancel payment like with a credit card.
    Search here for Al Babin and kick yourself for not looking here first. Thank your lucky stars it is repairable. If it is a common...
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    Note that most other brands refer to length by...

    Note that most other brands refer to length by distance between centers. This is a much more useful term then SB's bed length. Bed length include the unknown length of the headstock and the...
  16. Cooking oil will go rancid when open to the air. ...

    Cooking oil will go rancid when open to the air. I would suspect in under a week the smell will be noticeable. Bacteria and molds will soon grow in the organic oil.
    Bill D
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    I bet a tesla has a lot of parasitic battery...

    I bet a tesla has a lot of parasitic battery drain when it is parked. They thought the big battery meant there was no need to conserve and everyone parked it to be charged every night. I think they...
  18. I can not imagine not using the arbor support for...

    I can not imagine not using the arbor support for that deep a cut at that diameter. I am sure increased cutting speeds will more then pay back the time to set up the arbor support if you already own...
  19. How deep do you need to bore? making a bar that...

    How deep do you need to bore? making a bar that is supported at both ends can make things stouter and allow deeper cutting.
    Bill D.
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    I have a spray can of olive oil and Garlic made...

    I have a spray can of olive oil and Garlic made by McCormack over 27 years ago. Used some last week it is not rancid.
    Bil lD
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    Cyanide explains that. California still ;has...

    Cyanide explains that. California still ;has problems with cyanide and mercury in rivers and streams from gold processing more then 100 years ago. California was the first to outlaw pollution more...
  22. Maybe it will go away after a night in a trump...

    Maybe it will go away after a night in a trump brand hotel.
    Bill D.
    I did not spend a night in a Holiday Inn Express.
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    I do not really understand why heat treating...

    I do not really understand why heat treating would cause any pollution. Maybe some of the special packing materials get burned off and add heavy metal into the air? Probably much less then a burger...
  24. I understand construction machinery is switching...

    I understand construction machinery is switching to higher pressure since the cylinders are smaller so they can fit more into some special machines. And if it springs a leak less oil is spilled and...
  25. Diesel fuel biocide additives for machine coolants

    Responding to a previous thread I thought my response should start a new thread. Any thoughts or experience on using diesel fuel additives designed to kill bacteria that can grow in diesel fuel? ...
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