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    The root cause of 90 percent of my crashes.

    The root cause of 90 percent of my crashes.
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    When you say "get to the pins in the curvic...

    When you say "get to the pins in the curvic coupler", are they broken off in the holes? If so, you should be able to drill them out. If you are unsure of your hand drilling proficiency, make a short...
  3. That sounds like it should be pretty easy to...

    That sounds like it should be pretty easy to troubleshoot. Disconnect power and use a ohm meter to ground. Start disconnecting wires and see when you lose your continuity.
  4. I welded rods lengthwise from foot to foot. Now...

    I welded rods lengthwise from foot to foot. Now I can pick the tank with the forklift, and the rods are under the forks to prevent rolling.
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    Search for the term flame straightening. The way...

    Search for the term flame straightening. The way it works is you use heat to expand an area of metal. The rest of the metal is cold, and prevents the heated metal from expanding. This essentially...
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    A piece cut from an aluminum pop can placed...

    A piece cut from an aluminum pop can placed between the rod and vise jaw on each side will improve the grip on the rod.
  7. Plain automotive antifreeze works good for tire...

    Plain automotive antifreeze works good for tire sealant. I'm told bike riders mix it 50/50 with latex paint, but I haven't tried it.

    Remove the valve stem and deflate the tire to flat on the...
  8. I think if the parts were free without the groove...

    I think if the parts were free without the groove it would be cheaper to throw them away and make them in one operation on a screw machine or bar feeder. Providing, of course, they aren't some...
  9. Mother Nature is a couple of days late with her...

    Mother Nature is a couple of days late with her April Fools trick. A week of nice weather, and then .20 of freezing rain last night.
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    Why is the Kelly bar milled with a helix?

    Why is the Kelly bar milled with a helix?
  11. Tolerance? Surface finish? Drill a starter hole...

    Tolerance? Surface finish? Drill a starter hole and finish it with a shaper. Could also walk it lengthwise plunging with an end mill.
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    Alicia, I sent you a Private Message.

    Alicia, I sent you a Private Message.
  13. 14,000# DeVlieg and 13,000# 4K by myself. The...

    14,000# DeVlieg and 13,000# 4K by myself. The DeVlieg on 1 1/2" solid rollers, and the 4K on 3/4" solid rollers. For better motive force than a bar, you can weld a nut to the end of the bar and...
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    Tell us about the part you wish to grind. Size,...

    Tell us about the part you wish to grind. Size, tolerance, material, quantity, and amount of material needed to remove are a start. Without those things any recommendations are a shot in the dark.
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    If its a hydraulic feed grinder, is the waylube...

    If its a hydraulic feed grinder, is the waylube also hydraulic? If so, is it getting to much oil? There shouldn't be oil dripping off the ways, the table will float and that is bad. There should...
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    Its a lot of form. But you are getting it very...

    Its a lot of form. But you are getting it very close on the grinder. You are probably only a few tenths to a few thou in a few places. I wasn't considering shearing the whole profile, although...
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    What material? What clearance? Have you...

    What material? What clearance? Have you considered leaving the punch soft and shearing it into the die, then hardening?
  18. Buy a bigger chuck for your drill press.

    Buy a bigger chuck for your drill press.
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    Brown & Sharpe never used a box for gears to...

    Brown & Sharpe never used a box for gears to drive the dividing head. They used open gears on the left end of the table, where about everyone else drove from the right end of the table. Since the...
  20. Looks like it is an enerpac jack to me.

    Looks like it is an enerpac jack to me.
  21. I expect we'll see more of this in the future....

    I expect we'll see more of this in the future. Formerly honest people will try to justify their job while working from home. They are used to spending their time with water cooler gossip so they're...
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    From here, that looks like an automotive 2 wire...

    From here, that looks like an automotive 2 wire oil pressure switch. You should be able to check it with an air hose and a continuity tester. If the switch is good chances are you have a way lube...
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    And that broad bipartisan support will evaporate...

    And that broad bipartisan support will evaporate when someone offers the foreign parts for $1.00/1,000 cheaper. It's one of capitalism's shortcomings.
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    Check the part while on the surface grinder after...

    Check the part while on the surface grinder after grinding. Can you see the same error? If it looks perfect, the problem is in the grinder, not the technique. But your blueing technique doesn't...
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    Very nice heads. No tools required for normal...

    Very nice heads. No tools required for normal machining, but has lock screws for automatic tool changer use. Not a lot of range, as there's only one hole for the boring bar. I used to run them...
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