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  1. During the process with a hand drill how do you...

    During the process with a hand drill how do you keep the hole from getting that triangle shaped pattern?

    I have done stepping like that with a drill press and had not much choice in speeds. The...
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    [QUOTE=jim rozen;3427321] That must be tough...

    That must be tough when running on a limited supply...
  3. Who uses the electronic Biesemeyer Blade Finder?

    The Blade Finder is a small box with a connection to a transducer.
    The transducer is located on piece of metal that moves.
    A table saw can have two Blade Finders, one for height and one for angle....
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    The real bottom line is if you are willing to...

    The real bottom line is if you are willing to bypass any controls on the lathe and wire the lathe motor directly to the VFD.

    You can connect a second 5hp idler to the RPC when starting the lathe....
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    You can buy a generic hand wheel and make changes...

    You can buy a generic hand wheel and make changes to the bore.

    You're lucky to have lasted this long especially with the word "Jet" in the title. Normally a thread with the mention of a import...
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    The labels for L1, L2 are for the AC line side....

    The labels for L1, L2 are for the AC line side.
    The T1, T2, T3 are for the target machine motor.

    The RPC will pass L1, L2 to T1, T2. The T3 comes from your idler.
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    Perhaps the hand wheel has exotic chrome plating....

    Perhaps the hand wheel has exotic chrome plating.

    I made a hand wheel out of solid 304. A pile of work.

    At least you have three options, make , buy used, or bend.
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    Have you seen those batteries that are the same...

    Have you seen those batteries that are the same dimension as the iPod. The battery is connected underneath the iPod and sits behind. Reminds of a skydiver and a student strapped together. I bought...
  9. Your old pressure switch should work. My...

    Your old pressure switch should work.

    My original pressure switch was bouncing around at turn off making my compressor motor do the two-step and three-step.
    So I bought three SMC switches at...
  10. I started using this digital pressure switch with...

    I started using this digital pressure switch with a VFD. It just needs 12-24V which my VFD can provide. The mechanical pressure switch and contactor are gone.
    Festo is another brand that does the...
  11. If you want to go in a straight line then use a...

    If you want to go in a straight line then use a straight edge as a guide for your torch hand.

    Use a auto-darkening helmet.

    The TigPen will make it necessary to learn another movement on top of...
  12. Inspect all connections for corrosion and loose...

    Inspect all connections for corrosion and loose fitting wires. Kirchhoff is the reason why.
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    The technique with paper and glue is also used in...

    The technique with paper and glue is also used in wood turning.
    A solid piece of wood is screwed to a face plate and the wood piece is turned so that a profile of a bowl is made.
    The piece is...
  14. The way a chef sharpens a knife is by running it...

    The way a chef sharpens a knife is by running it across a steel rod. I would rather keep the blade stationary and run the rod across the blade like on a wood scraper.

    Anyway, I tried running a...
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    Internal part that was out-sourced by miller. The...

    Internal part that was out-sourced by miller. The color of the water got brown from the rust. I think the logic was that since I should be replacing the water in the cooler every 6 months it wouldn't...
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    Have used a 20A breaker with a 5Hp rpc for years.

    Have used a 20A breaker with a 5Hp rpc for years.
  17. I looked at the edge of some pocket knife blades...

    I looked at the edge of some pocket knife blades with a inspection microscope and didn't care too much about the quality of the sharpening job.

    The angle from the horizontal to the grind of the...
  18. The magnetic starter idea can be part of a safety...

    The magnetic starter idea can be part of a safety campaign as it goes for other tools. If the power is interrupted from a tool and then re-applied it can be dangerous to have a motor start. So the...
  19. I used a slightly over-rated breaker that I use...

    I used a slightly over-rated breaker that I use as a on/off switch. The breaker is operated by rotating a square bar that connects to a door interlock handle. When the black knob is turned clockwise...
  20. A mill that old has had a lot of opportunity to...

    A mill that old has had a lot of opportunity to have had the bearings replaced in the motor. If the replacements are sealed and don't have metal shields with holes then your efforts will be for...
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    Nice way to get a somewhat nice looking name...

    Nice way to get a somewhat nice looking name plate for a cabinet door.
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    Worked out a solution for myself by drawing a...

    Worked out a solution for myself by drawing a picture of a UNF thread specification and did a few sine and cosine operations. The number for D matches the machinery handbook.

    With a known pitch...
  23. What is a good technique for sharpening curved edge blades ?

    I can get a wood chisel razor sharp so that it cuts the little hairs on the back of a hand. The blade is straight and there is enough straight edge behind the edge so that the blade can be easily...
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    You have some species of wood similar to what...

    You have some species of wood similar to what looks like ash. But the wood is probably from China.
    What might be considered a junk piece of wood on one continent is a prize on another continent.
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    Today the NPR news program says that gas prices...

    Today the NPR news program says that gas prices are going to sky-rocket.
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