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    By far the easiest thing to implement would be to...

    By far the easiest thing to implement would be to keep your parts slightly warmer than ambient. My buddy has a Bridgeport in an unheated barn in Western Washington near Puget Sound (salt water) and...
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    When HSS cutters get dull, they often fracture....

    When HSS cutters get dull, they often fracture. Carbon cutters just get dull. This is true for everything from bandsaw blades to threading dies.

    metalmagpie
  3. My wife was once in the Peace Corps in West...

    My wife was once in the Peace Corps in West Africa. Coincidentally, she and I recently returned from an overland trip from Cape Town to Nairobi. I applaud your efforts! I suggest that this could be...
  4. Does the motor have nine wires in its junction...

    Does the motor have nine wires in its junction box? If so, if 4-5-6 are wired together, it's a 230 volt motor. If not, it's a 460 volt motor.

    No?
  5. Seems to me you need a soft start box for your...

    Seems to me you need a soft start box for your compressor.
  6. I cut and pasted Forrest's post thinking I'd...

    I cut and pasted Forrest's post thinking I'd really read it when I had time. Well, time passed. Recently, however, I was on a hot dusty bus going across an empty African desert, and I had quite a bit...
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    I have hated Google search ever since they...

    I have hated Google search ever since they stopped making AND the default; i.e. if they didn't find a result with *all* the search terms they returned NOTHING. Now they "helpfully" push something at...
  8. What state do you live in?

    What state do you live in?
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    Turn some steel shaft to nice fit in the holes...

    Turn some steel shaft to nice fit in the holes and part off thicker then the
    sheet metal, leave tit on parted off piece if it has one. Fit plug into hole and
    back up with heavy flat piece of steel...
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    Measure the OD of your 47t gear and post it. Then...

    Measure the OD of your 47t gear and post it. Then someone with a different sized Nardini can measure theirs. Point is to find out if you can use a 40t gear from any Nardini or just a 1640.
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    Weld an ironworker slug, dimple out. Then weld...

    Weld an ironworker slug, dimple out. Then weld the dimple and sand flat.
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    CalG, I can't seem to PM you, but I would be...

    CalG, I can't seem to PM you, but I would be interested in your balancing stand.

    metalmagpie
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    My article on balancing grinding wheels...

    My article on balancing grinding wheels
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    I wear Lee carpenter jeans and keep my phone in...

    I wear Lee carpenter jeans and keep my phone in the side (leg) pocket. And my phone is in a case.

    metalmagpie
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    Um, weld it with aluminum wire?

    Um, weld it with aluminum wire?
  16. Price it from Alzmetall. Then fit your own...

    Price it from Alzmetall. Then fit your own adaptation.
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    I recently found an old planer table. Going to...

    I recently found an old planer table. Going to make it into a 36x80" tee slot welding table.

    metalmagpie
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    Wheel covers on bench grinders are like vises on...

    Wheel covers on bench grinders are like vises on shapers. Don't buy the machine if the parts are missing.

    metalmagpie
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    Use it or lose it.

    Use it or lose it.
  20. egg cartons?

    egg cartons?
  21. If it were my problem, I would boil the parts in...

    If it were my problem, I would boil the parts in a strong solution of lye combined with mechanical agitation to make sure all sides are exposed, then pressure wash.

    I don't care if you powder coat...
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    Why is it hard to go up? If I post something on...

    Why is it hard to go up? If I post something on CL and get 10 emails in an hour, if I care about it I'll pull the ad, wait a month and post it again at a higher price.

    metalmagpie
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    Gee, small flat rate boxes are 1-5/8" inside....

    Gee, small flat rate boxes are 1-5/8" inside. Sure you need 2" on every edge?
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    The big deal when cutting 4-6" round stock is you...

    The big deal when cutting 4-6" round stock is you have to use a coarse blade. I keep a good quality 4 TPI blade around and use it to cut heavy stock.

    metalmagpie
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    The thing that has killed several ebay purchases...

    The thing that has killed several ebay purchases BY me recently is that they started charging Washington State sales tax (about 10%) in addition to everything else. I just can't get my mind around...
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