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    That idea sure saves a lot of time and material....

    That idea sure saves a lot of time and material.
    Bill D.
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    That makes sense that using the dovetail I can...

    That makes sense that using the dovetail I can slide it back out of the way. Now I have to figure out the dovetail angle and find an endmill to match. The main ways are oddball I think 70 degrees. ...
  3. First commercial electric passsenger planec

    No cord, unlike the John Deere electric tractor.
    Bill D.

    First commercial electric plane takes flight in Canada - Times of India
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    San Francisco is well known for it's high...

    San Francisco is well known for it's high humdity, normally in the summer, when it gets to 100% humidity and we call it fog.
    California has a lot of humidity on the coast. Coast Redwood trees need...
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    That picture shows the exposed wire kind of...

    That picture shows the exposed wire kind of defeats the purpose of the conduit. There is probably 2-3 feet of exposed unprotected wire right at the height it would be easy to touch with a hand if...
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    Mounting a rear toolpost, Harrison M300

    I have a spare BXA toolpost I would like to mount on my Harrison m300 lathe. Some folks make a fancy dovetail adapter so no holes are drilled in the cross slide. Is there any reason not to just...
  7. I understand that not all of them had removable...

    I understand that not all of them had removable arbors so be careful. I bet if the washer is drilled with two 1/4" holes the arbor unscrews. Why else would they bother to drill the holes?
    Bill D
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    It looks like it has a threading dial. If it...

    It looks like it has a threading dial. If it has a metric leadscrew check to see if there is a stack of gears on the bottom of the threading dial. You have to move them around so the correct gear...
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    In the USA conduit pipe and fittinf are the same...

    In the USA conduit pipe and fittinf are the same a s water pipe. The only difference is the threads are straight and not tapered. This means the joints never get fully tight and are not leak proof...
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    If all the cars and trucks were converted to self...

    If all the cars and trucks were converted to self driving and were killing people at the rate of 50 per day, in the usa, would the lawyers all cheer and say that is half the rate of death. No need...
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    Maybe China will take a leaf from trumps plan and...

    Maybe China will take a leaf from trumps plan and insist the USA have a national health plan before they let the USA do business with China.
    Bill D
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    Only if it is a three phase motor. Bill D

    Only if it is a three phase motor.
    Bill D
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    I thought this was him hiring his daughter to...

    I thought this was him hiring his daughter to package the stuff he makes? Is S corp strictly a IRS thing or is that term used in other countries as well?
    Bill D.
  14. 7.5 hp is well within a 50 amp service. The amp...

    7.5 hp is well within a 50 amp service. The amp draw at 50hz will be a little greater and the rpm a little lower. Not enough that you will notice. I would use 40 amps as a rough guess for FLA at...
  15. I have heard of screw slots being aligned so they...

    I have heard of screw slots being aligned so they all point the same way. Such as electrical cover plate screws so the slots are vertical as"clocking".
    Spark plugs can be clocked so the gap faces...
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    I do not think that there is enough interest for...

    I do not think that there is enough interest for a sub forum about subs. Call it the sub-sub forum or would it be the submarine sub forum?
    I do remember the diving bell ride at Playland in San...
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    Kaiser had a idea to build a giant conveyor belt...

    Kaiser had a idea to build a giant conveyor belt dumping into San Francisco bay. He would quarry rock from the hills around and sell the power generated as it filled in all of the bay with rock and...
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    Back to the topic I like the electric tower crane...

    Back to the topic I like the electric tower crane that stacks concrete blocks to store energy. After more thought it could be built at the bottom of a tall canyon. Or simply build an electric...
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    The dust collector itself will transmit...

    The dust collector itself will transmit vibrations into the building structure. It should be hung on springs or thick rubber pads to reduce transmission into the supporting structure. Obviously...
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    Or drill the hole then dovetail it out so the...

    Or drill the hole then dovetail it out so the lead is caught under the dovetail.
    Bil lD
  21. I put a oil bath air cleaner on mine. I would no...

    I put a oil bath air cleaner on mine. I would no idea if it was backfiring oil into the filter. My theory was it was large to help muffle intake noise and any oil carried through would keep the top...
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    have to say that I bet seeing that lathe being...

    have to say that I bet seeing that lathe being moved around up in the air was like poetry in motion.
    Bill D
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    How about another research sub like the NR1? ...

    How about another research sub like the NR1? they could even leave on the training wheels
    Bill D

    American submarine NR-1 - Wikipedia
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    Are there ever any smart injuries? Bill D

    Are there ever any smart injuries?
    Bill D
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    Do not use a razor blade to scrape off those...

    Do not use a razor blade to scrape off those lotto tickets.
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