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  1. Thread: Drone attack

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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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    I have a sharpening set of ceramic triangular...

    I have a sharpening set of ceramic triangular rods. I bought the sharpening package at Sears. Hold the blade vertical and swipe the blade on each of two sticks. The system has a pair of brown rods...
  3. I knew a shrink from a woodworkers club. He...

    I knew a shrink from a woodworkers club. He became manager of a handful of shrinks at some hospital. He told me in all the years he was in the trade that he thought he only helped one person in a...
  4. I tried a abrasive nylon wire wheel brush. All it...

    I tried a abrasive nylon wire wheel brush. All it did was clean the dust off the surface.
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    I use three Bester ceramic stones and a final...

    I use three Bester ceramic stones and a final pass on Japanese water stone. Before the sharpening the stones are soaked in water for a few minutes.
    I find that plain old spit is the best lubricant...
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    metal jewlery weight on skin?

    I was asked at a parts counter about what happens if a person's daughter stops wearing those heavy metal ear rings that are pulling her ear lobes to about a inch longer. Will the skin shrink back if...
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    The only time I physically disconnect power from...

    The only time I physically disconnect power from a control circuit is when I am changing blades on a table saw.
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    It appears that you want a emergency stop switch...

    It appears that you want a emergency stop switch that disables the VFD. A couple of my VFD's have an input for that.

    This example disconnects input power:

    Wiring Example - Hitachi WJ200 Series...
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    No, I'm not sure. And I don't have anything to...

    No, I'm not sure. And I don't have anything to compare it with. I find it pretty slick that the little print "China" is just in the right place so that when the blade starts to move back into a...
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    OT: Kershaw knife edge quality?

    Kershaw Speedsafe knife with black handle. Was given this and I started to look it over. Has a patent message on the blade and right where the blade folds into the handle in real small print "China"....
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    Doesn't your VFD manual explain about 2 and 3...

    Doesn't your VFD manual explain about 2 and 3 wire control.

    VFD 3 wire control - Google Search
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    I broke a tap in a tail stock ram. This part was...

    I broke a tap in a tail stock ram. This part was not going to be easily replaced. A friend suggested I get it EDM'd out.
    Took the ram to a good place and they did the operation in 1-2 hours. I...
  13. Thread: Toolbit Grinding

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    Price difference is $78 to $8. Which is the one...

    Price difference is $78 to $8. Which is the one to buy? They make it easy to choose....
  14. Thread: Old vs New Motors

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    If it was my motor.. Open it up and try to...

    If it was my motor..

    Open it up and try to find the attachment points for the motor leads. Attach new wires. Has to be done with a clear head.
  15. Thanks for inputs. I wanted to silver solder...

    Thanks for inputs.

    I wanted to silver solder some round press-in nuts. The ones with serrated teeth on the diameter. Getting about a 50% success rate with pressing them in a panel and having them...
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    The rotary table is probably worth more than what...

    The rotary table is probably worth more than what it is sitting on.
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    Tell boss to buy a usb to serial converter at the...

    Tell boss to buy a usb to serial converter at the computer store. I use a couple of them myself. The PC with the USB port will have to have the software driver installed.

    One example -

    USB to...
  18. I checked the supply warehouse. The rectangular...

    I checked the supply warehouse. The rectangular silver rod and spooled silver wire are only for copper.
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    A neodymium magnet inside a cup on one side. The...

    A neodymium magnet inside a cup on one side. The movement would always be tight. The cups on both sides are magnetic. Might work for smaller magnets.
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    I'm using them on a 10" grinder. When rotating...

    I'm using them on a 10" grinder. When rotating work the side guards restrict the angle of approach on the wheel. Has never been a real show-stopper.
  21. Thread: lathe DRO Info

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    Your title makes a high value target for...

    Your title makes a high value target for elimination. Because of the word Jet.
  22. The place I was considering buying the silver is...

    The place I was considering buying the silver is a industrial supply for pipes and fittings. I'm going to see exactly what they are selling. I just have seen the blue plastic boxes that the silver...
  23. Like 4-40, 6-32 nuts. Stuff that a tig torch...

    Like 4-40, 6-32 nuts. Stuff that a tig torch would blow through. Not that I have ever experienced this before. :willy_nilly:
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    What good are fruit trees if the squirrels snatch...

    What good are fruit trees if the squirrels snatch everything before anything becomes ripe.

    One nectarine tree was getting the business this year. So I made a pre-emptive strike and picked...
  25. Want to start silver brazing. What are the choices?

    The supply store keeps the bundles of silver solder in the back room due to it's high price. A plastic container of rod is about $80 each. Is there any particular variety that is better/worse. I'm...
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