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    No all virtual classes at this point. Don’t know...

    No all virtual classes at this point. Don’t know whether regular school will reopen yet. At work he stays in our area and we eat lunch in the car. We both wear N95 masks all the time as lots of...
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    So I read the whole thread and picked up a couple...

    So I read the whole thread and picked up a couple of useful tips. However my focus with 3D modeling has been on manufacturing complex machines or systems with at least 500 unique parts, thousands in...
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    My new assistant and chauffeur

    My 16 year old grandson was just hired by my employer as my paid ($15 an hour) assistant for the summer, and possibly into the school year. He is working his ass off to get ahead with college. He...
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    So a 3/8-16 socket head cap screw may have a...

    So a 3/8-16 socket head cap screw may have a tensile strength of 180,000 psi and 6061-T6 is maybe 40,000 psi. So to develope full screw strength you’d need a thread depth of 180,000/40,000 x 3/8” =...
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    Side by side with stems linked is easier. I’ve...

    Side by side with stems linked is easier. I’ve used 8” valves that worked way.
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    Well you couldn't see the design flaw until I...

    Well you couldn't see the design flaw until I took the boat apart. Boats with bad keels seem attracted to me. I had a Hunter 27 that the yard called me when they were pitting it in the water the...
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    Virtually all the industrial vacuums use blowers...

    Virtually all the industrial vacuums use blowers made by Ametek Lamb. You can get ones that are multi-stage and draw 15 amps, the most power you are likely to find. I have built a number of shop...
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    So the 26’ sailboat is a 1984 Etap 26 that I paid...

    So the 26’ sailboat is a 1984 Etap 26 that I paid $6500 for about 10 years ago. Found out that the boat had a serious keel problem due to an obvious design flaw. So I pulled it out for repairs. A...
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    A followup to losing my job and finding a new...

    A followup to losing my job and finding a new one. The job I lost involved lots of travel that took me away from home. I have one daughter and a grandson that just turned 16 and his sperm donor has...
  10. They are tracing Covid 19 in wastewater because...

    They are tracing Covid 19 in wastewater because it gives an indication of infection rates even when no other testing is being done. This gives an early warning so steps can be taken before it gets...
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    I just got dental insurance with my new job for...

    I just got dental insurance with my new job for the first time and visited the dentist before I had the insurance card though I was covered. Need to pay my bill and talk to him about a grinder. He...
  12. At work I am an expert in everything I do,...

    At work I am an expert in everything I do, because I go to the trouble to learn it. At home everyone else is right and I am idiot. My wife says I live in my own little world. My psychiatrist...
  13. Actually the SpaceX Dragon capsule is the safest...

    Actually the SpaceX Dragon capsule is the safest ever launched by NASA due to having a TESTED abort system that can work from launch to orbit. Oh and they got the first stage booster back! Cancel the...
  14. The shop manager at my last job made one. It...

    The shop manager at my last job made one. It turned out so bad I tossed it in the garbage because it wasn't even square to the table, held the tap poorly and by my estimation cost us at least $1000...
  15. I've done this lots of times for metal 6" wide or...

    I've done this lots of times for metal 6" wide or less using nothing more than a large hammer and wide open bench vise jaws or a quick V block of some bars welded parallel on a plate. Should take...
  16. Most KB controls have a MaxSpd trimpot that lets...

    Most KB controls have a MaxSpd trimpot that lets you set the maximum output voltage to what you want. The over voltage you see is normal. The purpose of the resistor is for IR compensation (motor...
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    I used to work for a company that built junk. ...

    I used to work for a company that built junk. When I saw what we were shipping to customers I was determined to do better. We had an order for six machines. First one left just as I was hired....
  18. I visited an old Nike missle command bunker....

    I visited an old Nike missle command bunker. Every piece of machinery in the bunker was mounted to a 1 foot thick block of cement sitting on springs. I suspect that would work here.

    The problem...
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    I have already convinced my boss to let me build...

    I have already convinced my boss to let me build a new PLC based control package for the drill machine. I had already gotten the cycle time down from 3 minutes to 1 minute and the new controls will...
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    Fun with Chinese Automation

    So I started a new job where my predecessor convinced the boss to buy some chinese automation because it was so cheap. He is gone and I get to make it work. First machine is a 2 axis CNC drill with...
  21. Everyone gave you lots of good advice and you...

    Everyone gave you lots of good advice and you want someone else's efforts for free? So yeah we got off track.
  22. That motor was fine for a pick & place operation...

    That motor was fine for a pick & place operation over that big a space but probably never required accuracy more than say 0.100" on location. I am getting ready to build a pick&place a little...
  23. Your urine passes through the center of your...

    Your urine passes through the center of your prostate. So when they remove it they have to reattach the urethra back to your bladder and scar tissue can potentially block it. They pressure test the...
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    I have had my Phonak blue tooth hearing aids for...

    I have had my Phonak blue tooth hearing aids for about a year. The first thing I noticed when I put them in was that I whistle through my teeth when talking. My wife constantly complained about...
  25. You are right about the liability. I lost my job...

    You are right about the liability. I lost my job and it cost me $15K to clear my name when someone got hurt ON A COPY of the machine I built!
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