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    Ha, you sound just like a guy with the same name...

    Ha, you sound just like a guy with the same name as you over on the HSM site. I used to be on there under a different name and you sound just like him (or her).

    :D
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    On my 7.5 HP RPC, I was told to put the power...

    On my 7.5 HP RPC, I was told to put the power factor capacitor between L1 and L! (pass through) . It dropped the current considerably. I don't recall the value but it wasn't very large.
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    I never realized how inexpensive vintage Indian...

    I never realized how inexpensive vintage Indian parts are nowadays.

    Harley Vintage Knucklehead Flathead VL Indian Henderson Corbin Speedometer OEM | eBay
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    Not worried about TP here. We get the Sacramento...

    Not worried about TP here. We get the Sacramento Bee newspaper. I never read it 'cause it's totally left-wing, but it's the last paper around and it has a good crossword puzzle. I also save about a...
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    I'm a long time motorcyclist, having owned...

    I'm a long time motorcyclist, having owned something like 40 of them over many years. I was a bike mechanic long ago and now retired from the business. I'm familiar with most all of the major vintage...
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    Being retired, I've kept my family home for the...

    Being retired, I've kept my family home for the past three weeks except for brief forays to the grocery store. Thankfully, the three of us are still asymptomatic.

    Test everyone? Good luck...
  7. As far as I know, no one makes a helical cutter...

    As far as I know, no one makes a helical cutter head for the Parks Planer. I guess that it would be nice, but with proper setup you can do some excellent work with the standard planer blades.

    I...
  8. That was quite a machine. It's amazing how many...

    That was quite a machine. It's amazing how many brands of planers were built in the 20th Century. That one looks like it was a real workhorse!
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    I receive this yesterday, FWIW. UPS® Service...

    I receive this yesterday, FWIW.

    UPS® Service Guarantees Suspended



    I
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    One reason that your bike is so popular is that...

    One reason that your bike is so popular is that it's painted "Retail Red". I worked for two of the Indian dealers in Chicago after the company went out of business. They were selling used Indians and...
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    When I got my Webb Mill and was refurbishing it,...

    When I got my Webb Mill and was refurbishing it, there were some small nicks on the table. I filled them with JB Weld and then flattened the excess with a file after the JB set up. After some years,...
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    My friend's 10EE is from the 1960's. He's owned...

    My friend's 10EE is from the 1960's. He's owned it since the late 1970's and he tells me that it's only ever had a set of brushes replaced. The oil pump started leaking and we fixed it with some...
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    I agree and I've seen many lathes and Mills...

    I agree and I've seen many lathes and Mills running coolant with no issues on DRO's. The problem for me is that the guy at CDCO doesn't like to help out when there is a warranty problem. He's on my...
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    I have a Mitutoyo KA 2 axis unit on my big Webb...

    I have a Mitutoyo KA 2 axis unit on my big Webb Mill. It's been working fine for about 8 years now. That one was on sale for $850 on eBay. At the same time, I installed a Mitutoyo Digimatic 6" Z...
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    Clear your temp files. Clear recent history....

    Clear your temp files. Clear recent history. Clean out unneeded storage. It's fast for me here in California. Nothing much else is OK here, but PM works.
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    I was gonna say - Monarch 0EE. My friend owns two...

    I was gonna say - Monarch 0EE. My friend owns two Monarchs. One is a 20" X 72" and the other is a 10EE. He has let me use the 10EE on occasion and in my humble opinion that's the one that I would...
  17. I've enjoyed hearing all of the various theories...

    I've enjoyed hearing all of the various theories on which method to use on Planer blades. I've also looked at nearly all of the methods shown on YouTube and other sites featuring woodworking.
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    In the old days when I was working as a technical...

    In the old days when I was working as a technical writer at the Litton Co,, they were struggling with a magnetic rotary memory drive built by the Sylvania Co. It was the size of a wastebasket but had...
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    Not to worry. I understand that we have a few...

    Not to worry. I understand that we have a few billion years left before zero hour.
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    I've ruined more than a few drills like that but...

    I've ruined more than a few drills like that but I seldom talk about it publicly. :D

    The previous owner of my Webb Milling machine must have done the same type of drilling but he used the...
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    Got me! I thought he was talking about how to...

    Got me! I thought he was talking about how to hold a beer bottle.
    (Larry beat me to it.) LOL.
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    There are two LWS that I've used: AirGas and...

    There are two LWS that I've used: AirGas and Haines. Both sell cylinders. Their customer-owned cylinders are limited to 160 cu. ft for the Argon and Mixes. They also sell 20 # CO2. I'm not sure if...
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    Right. They don't hydro test themselves. It's a...

    Right. They don't hydro test themselves. It's a real specialty. I've had some tanks that went out of date and I paid a hydro fee and then exchanged them for other tanks.
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    I spent the summer of 1989 working in Fresno....

    I spent the summer of 1989 working in Fresno. It's not a bad place, except it's hotter than hell in the summer.

    If you like heat, you will love it.
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    I would prefer "Cabron" or perhaps "Pinche...

    I would prefer "Cabron" or perhaps "Pinche Gringo".
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