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    I think so. Check against the diagram that I sent...

    I think so. Check against the diagram that I sent as well. I've used that to build up two RPC's with good success.

    Note also the suggestions for capacitor size. (If you can read it. LOL.)
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    Your diagram looks good. Potential relay should...

    Your diagram looks good. Potential relay should go between either of the lines L1 and L2 to L3.

    This diagram shows that the rotational direction of the motor will change depending upon whether you...
  3. Reaming after installation should be standard...

    Reaming after installation should be standard procedure. Apparently the guides will shrink a bit in their fit after being pressed in. I used to work on Harley-Davidson cylinder heads and there was a...
  4. I have a Mitutoyo KA 2 axis DRO on my mill. I've...

    I have a Mitutoyo KA 2 axis DRO on my mill. I've had zero problems with it. It's extremely accurate and stable. I can't fault it anywhere. It wasn't cheap, though.

    On the other hand, I tried to...
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    Use key words "using sand to bend tubing". ...

    Use key words "using sand to bend tubing".

    YouTube

    Use key words "using ice to bend tubing".

    YouTube
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    You're a masochist. You can take it. LOL. I was...

    You're a masochist. You can take it. LOL. I was on that site for a brief time prior to 2006. I got into a dust-up over some detail with the owner and that was that.

    Like all of the hobby sites,...
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    I've bent tubing using the sand packing method. I...

    I've bent tubing using the sand packing method. I was doing heavy-wall 7/8" steel tubing for a motor scooter project. The trick is that the sand must be packed very tightly. I capped one end of the...
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    Ranking down there with that site is Chaski....

    Ranking down there with that site is Chaski. Check that one out as well.
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    In the US, the customer here would be in breach...

    In the US, the customer here would be in breach of contract and technically could be sued for the value of the entire contract. I'd not recommend that and a better course as mentioned above would be...
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    I agree that some sympathy would be fine. Having...

    I agree that some sympathy would be fine. Having recently lost two relatives that I dearly loved, I appreciated the sympathy that I was given. I just didn't like hearing "Cheer up.- You'll get over...
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    Well aware of that. :willy_nilly:

    Well aware of that. :willy_nilly:
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    Depending upon the design of your machine, you...

    Depending upon the design of your machine, you might be able to change the balance between penetration and cleaning action. My Miller Syncrowave has a balance control that can vary this function.
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    With the advent of inverter welders, many people...

    With the advent of inverter welders, many people are turning their noses up at the old, transformer machines. They dump the old ones only to discover that they miss the old one for its reliability...
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    Yes, as a matter of fact, I have. One night I...

    Yes, as a matter of fact, I have. One night I watched the Standard Oil refinery burn to the ground in Whiting, Indiana. There were a number of explosions when the storage tanks went up. The next day...
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    Ha. When I was in high school, I had a chemistry...

    Ha. When I was in high school, I had a chemistry class. Apparently, some genius had stored a large glass container on a shelf above a sink that was partially filled with water. In the container were...
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    When I was a rocket engine mechanic at Rocketdyne...

    When I was a rocket engine mechanic at Rocketdyne those many years ago, Helium was used in the engines. The engine operation in those days for things such as valve openings and closings, was timed...
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    So sorry to hear this. He was an interesting...

    So sorry to hear this. He was an interesting person, for sure. It is a reminder that our time here is limited. RIP Adam.
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    Sounds like everywhere I ever worked before I got...

    Sounds like everywhere I ever worked before I got a professional license and went self-employed.
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    The best thing that I did to quiet down my RPCs...

    The best thing that I did to quiet down my RPCs was to use rubber pads under the frame. Although the motors were fairly quiet, the rubber mounts helped to further quiet them down.
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    I bought a NOS Boston Gear 5 hp TECF motor on...

    I bought a NOS Boston Gear 5 hp TECF motor on eBay for my first RPC. It was very noisy when first started. It also squealed from time to time. I ran it for a while and also noticed that it was...
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    I've done that in the past. If you use an H.F....

    I've done that in the past. If you use an H.F. grinder frequently, they will last 3-4 months. When you throw them in the can, make sure to cut off the cable and save it if you ever need one.

    I...
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    It's possibly a rotary cheese converter. In any...

    It's possibly a rotary cheese converter. In any case, its story has been told. That train has left the station. The ship has left port. It's finished, terminado, finis, Ca-Ca, over and out.
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  23. Not inserts but a couple of years back, I bought...

    Not inserts but a couple of years back, I bought what I thought were a dozen LM338K Texas Instruments voltage regulator units from a seller on eBay. The listing said "shipped from US". The price was...
  24. I keep telling you folks that Thermite is really...

    I keep telling you folks that Thermite is really quite cogent and understandable once you learn his basic dialect. From what I've been able to gather, it seems to be a mixture of Nepalese and...
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    This is a typical method of effectively creating...

    This is a typical method of effectively creating a neutral with an isolation transformer. One leg of the transformer secondary is connected to ground. That leg may then be used as a neutral.

    I...
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