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  1. Thread: 12" shaper vise

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    Mike was quicker on the trigger, but I agree....

    Mike was quicker on the trigger, but I agree. It's a milling vise. Just not enough beef in the base and moveable jaw. Plus too high, to boot. Big shapers are capable of tremenous force and vises for...
  2. My wife and I are both diabetics. Her's is...

    My wife and I are both diabetics. Her's is gestational and mine a result of heavy steroid medication given during a particularly nasty chemotherapy regimen seven years ago, so in neither of our cases...
  3. What's the matter with the timer shown in the...

    What's the matter with the timer shown in the link?

    ~TW~
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    Congratulations. A successful outcome to a...

    Congratulations. A successful outcome to a problem like that is always satisfying, plus you've gained insight into the use of a penetrate with thoughtfully applied force.

    Now that it's done here...
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    Sometimes short rapid blows will break loose a...

    Sometimes short rapid blows will break loose a part when slow heavy blows won't. An inexpensive .401 shank air hammer fitted with a hammer bit can be effective in some scenarios. Attempt to turn the...
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    Tornado country down in these parts, Stone. When...

    Tornado country down in these parts, Stone. When the sirens go off, just ease under that deck and finish the cold ones.

    ~TW~
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    Don't give up just yet. You may well have a...

    Don't give up just yet. You may well have a material worth significantly more than "scrap" value. It was once common to construct large water tanks from a sheet iron product often called "tank iron"....
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    If the model prefix is actually "313" rather than...

    If the model prefix is actually "313" rather than "311" as indicated by the OP, then according to the Craftsman manufacturers i.d. list, the torch was made by Harris.

    BTW, 31354406 shows up as a...
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    DMF TomB suggested Woodcraft. Here's a a link to...

    DMF TomB suggested Woodcraft. Here's a a link to one of their related sites with an article about tinting shellacs. I found the information about mixing glycol-based colorants with shellac to be...
  10. Another vote for lubricator. ~TW~

    Another vote for lubricator.

    ~TW~
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    John, I'm familiar enough with the innards of...

    John,

    I'm familiar enough with the innards of radial engines to know that the cam ring is a comparatively sophisticated piece of work. I would be interested in seeing how the builder machined that...
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    Me too. ~TW~

    Me too.

    ~TW~
  13. Pickens Hardwoods in Jackson, MS Welcome To...

    Pickens Hardwoods in Jackson, MS


    Welcome To PickensHardwoods.com

    ~TW~
  14. I plan on upgrading to a better air compressor in...

    I plan on upgrading to a better air compressor in the near future and also am concerned about reducing moisture generation in the system. I recently found this reasonably priced option that looks...
  15. Alcoa to buy Firth Rixson

    Coincidentally, it has just been announced that Alcoa is buying Firth Rixson, the operator of a facility at which this video was made.

    Alcoa to Buy Jet-Engine Component Maker Firth Rixson - WSJ
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    Ray, That was indeed a very nice collection....

    Ray,

    That was indeed a very nice collection. The method of display was quite interesting, as well. Appears to have been a case with a a hinged lid of some kind, and maybe constructed of cherry?...
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    Quite a lot of those types throughout society...

    Quite a lot of those types throughout society these days. Civility and grace certainly appear to be in general decline.

    ~TW~
  18. A second on JST's observation. Problems with...

    A second on JST's observation. Problems with electronic ballasts in flourescent light fixtures causing nuisance tripping of GFCI's are not uncommon. And the high intensity ballast the OP mentioned...
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    Vernon, That would be the Meco "Aviator Jet"....

    Vernon,

    That would be the Meco "Aviator Jet". A very fine little torch. Long since out of production, but still desired by panel beaters, aircraft folk, art metal types, and the like....
  20. CatMan, I am around here - NW Rankin County...

    CatMan,

    I am around here - NW Rankin County near the Reservoir. Tried to give the stuff away to a friend with a small dam on his property, but he didn't need it. I'm gonna till as much into the...
  21. Mark, Similar conditions here. Heavy clay and...

    Mark,

    Similar conditions here. Heavy clay and high water table, particularly at this time of year towards the end of our rainy season. When it's wet, this soil is very difficult to work with in...
  22. OT: Alternative for discarding out-of-date bagged concrete mix?

    I've around fifteen bags of Sakrete pre-mixed concrete that have been stored inside for a couple of years, but have begun to hydrate and are not useable. I hate to just throw them in the landfill.
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    As others have said, the sound of a B-36 was...

    As others have said, the sound of a B-36 was unforgettable. A low moan like an unending bass chord played on some organ in the heavens. As a kid in the 1950's I'd lay on my back and stare up into the...
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    From Kurt website @ $56.00 ea. Or if you prefer,...

    From Kurt website @ $56.00 ea. Or if you prefer, there's one on eBay for $70.00...

    Handle Assembly - Kurt Workholding

    ~TW~
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    I'm not electronically savvy enough to judge the...

    I'm not electronically savvy enough to judge the relevance of this, but I've read several accounts of the newer electronic fluorescent ballasts interfering with radios, remote controls, etc.
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