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    Either shim the moving jaw at the top or make new...

    Either shim the moving jaw at the top or make new jaws that are milled 1° out of plumb. I had similar problems with two vices that I made. I at first milled aluminum jaws to see if the 1° tilt helped...
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    Dust collection

    I have two DC's in the wood shop and a ceiling mount air scrubber. Air scrubber removes fine dust that will hang in the air if not collected. 1 HP horizontal single bag DC is under outfeed table....
  3. Shake the can once in a while. I had problems...

    Shake the can once in a while. I had problems with the blue that was solved by shaking the can. I generally use red because it seems to me that red goes on evenly as opposed to blue.
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    I stopped using google 1 year ago. Been using...

    I stopped using google 1 year ago. Been using DuckDuckGo since with excellent results.
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    I have sheet lead scraps that I removed from...

    I have sheet lead scraps that I removed from drywall with a lead backing. This is used on walls and ceilings in X-ray rooms. I cut the sheets with shears into strips 1" wide. Placed one strip across...
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    I have used Boesheild on Cabinet saws screws ,...

    I have used Boesheild on Cabinet saws screws , planer chains and sprockets and other tools that need a dry lubrication that does not attract fine dust. I'm satisfied with it and been using it for...
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    With the info given I come up with a total of 61...

    With the info given I come up with a total of 61 yards of concrete. This is the footing and slab only. Concrete slurry in block walls I do not know. Guessing that 61 yards may cost $100.00 a yard in...
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    I was cleaning grease off a wrench with gasoline...

    I was cleaning grease off a wrench with gasoline in a shallow pan. The cat drank some of the gas , ran around the shop twice and keeled over. My wife asked me if the cat died, I told her no, just ran...
  9. Use a Fernco coupling. You have to remove a...

    Use a Fernco coupling. You have to remove a section between hubs. First wear a face shield and heavy gloves. Tap the area that is cracked with a hammer. If you happen to have a bricklayers hammer or...
  10. I use a burnisher or steel when honing is needed....

    I use a burnisher or steel when honing is needed. The inexpensive tool that you draw thru the Y that holds carbide hones.Will sharpen any blade including serrated ones. Never tried it on scissors....
  11. I had problems where the part sometimes slipped...

    I had problems where the part sometimes slipped in the jaws of a shop made vice. I noticed when I tightened the movable jaw there was a gap at the top of about .004 . I removed the steel jaws and...
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    Agree, although kerosene works on 6061 aluminum...

    Agree, although kerosene works on 6061 aluminum too
  13. I have not had custom router bits made, but have...

    I have not had custom router bits made, but have used Ridge Carbide for all sharpening such as saw blades ,router and shaper cutters, jointer and planer blades etc. I do know that they make custom...
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    Is it possible to change the collet to 5/8"...

    Is it possible to change the collet to 5/8" ,close to 16mm. If so then any number of milling cutters can be used.
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    I've made several shop made tools. First was a...

    I've made several shop made tools. First was a treadle lathe from a Roy Underhill book. Worked very well til I got old and converted the lathe to electric. Still use it occasionally today. Next was a...
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    I removed ball oilers with a drywall screw....

    I removed ball oilers with a drywall screw. Replaced the cup oilers from McMaster Carr. I had ordered imperial size oilers at first, needed metric to install without reaming. The cup oilers are...
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    I would install 2" blue foam panels inside. I...

    I would install 2" blue foam panels inside. I have seen this done but never installed foam like that.
    Installers placed a 2" x 1/16" thick square metal plate with a 3" pin sticking out of the...
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    Try a different MT holder. I have a neighbor...

    Try a different MT holder. I have a neighbor whose son-in-law bought a used mill for precision drilling.
    He had a MT#3 holder and a chuck that came with it. I could see the holder was shop made. I...
  19. Have you tried using your DP without the clock...

    Have you tried using your DP without the clock spring? I broke mine in an old Rockwell about 10 years ago.
    I was going to replace it, had the part # and item#. In the mean time I needed to use the...
  20. drill bit stand

    I have two stands similar to the McMaster ones. No idea where I got them , probably as old as me (75). I also made a similar stand from a scrap piece of PVC 2" thick, 3-1/2" wide and 8" long. I used...
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    I have the Irwin/Hanson set that has taps and...

    I have the Irwin/Hanson set that has taps and dies both metric and imperial. Probably bought the set 10+ years ago from Amazon for $99.00. I am well satisfied with the set. I use the imperial mostly....
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    I had a neighbor ask me for a job when he lost...

    I had a neighbor ask me for a job when he lost his job . I am not a machinist, home shop only but often ran work for construction companies. He was a vice president of a small software firm and no...
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    How did you install the chuck after it came loose...

    How did you install the chuck after it came loose the first time? Most of the time I have opened the jaws all the way, pressed the Morse taper in by pressing chuck against the table. Then for good...
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    Sheffield Pottery has what you want. I bought a 2...

    Sheffield Pottery has what you want. I bought a 2 or 3 gallon container that I believe will stand up to 3000 °. They also sell the bricks.

    mike
  25. Recently I had to bore holes in a 3-1/4" copper...

    Recently I had to bore holes in a 3-1/4" copper boiler for a 3/4 scale locomotive. I made two V blocks from plywood and bolted 1" square CRS to the ends of the V blocks. This gave me a place to clamp...
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