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    A few years ago i went into local jobber to get a...

    A few years ago i went into local jobber to get a 5 gal pail of ISO 68 way oil for the planer.
    She said "what kind do you want?" Naturally i said "what do you have"
    She quoted Vactra. 9x.xx/5 gal....
  2. Had no idea how much fun this Q would create! :)...

    Had no idea how much fun this Q would create! :)

    It was warm all day on the slopes today so my toes and fingers were fine.
    Per some notes, with Raynauds, i have always worn mittens in preference...
  3. Maybe missed the point- PC batteriees are 20V....

    Maybe missed the point-
    PC batteriees are 20V.
    Most clothing items, at least mittens/sox are between 3.5v & 7.4v for the "hi voltage" type.
    So the necessary component is a DC variable voltage...
  4. Anyone using heated (electric) sox/gloves/footpads?

    A few days ago i rode up the ski lift with a guy who said he was 83. He was really pleased with his electric gloves, but said the batteries were expensive, and proprietary. I have had Raynauds all...
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    Most choices of tooling in grinding, like any...

    Most choices of tooling in grinding, like any other machine, boil down to convenience for "quick" work. Quick being relative when it comes to grinding.

    Yes to true, proven, tooling vises. ...
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    Nothing i would not cut on my 30 taper mill. ...

    Nothing i would not cut on my 30 taper mill.

    If set up as shown, with a lot shorter arbor, per implmex.
    Or better yet, inverted in a pair of angle irons (safer/more stable than the vise set up...
  7. I've been buying 5 x 5 at the local scrap yard...

    I've been buying 5 x 5 at the local scrap yard and cutting one leg off on one of the smaller table saws here that i use for metal.
    Nonetheless, for structural, the remaining leg is tapered. That's...
  8. What's the diameter of cooking area? World's...

    What's the diameter of cooking area?

    World's Largest Pancake Griddle at The Birkett Mills.

    I get it, though - "cast iron".
    Birkett Mill's is fabbed. :(

    Still, that buckwheat pancake was a...
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    Is your tool tip honed sharp with adequate...

    Is your tool tip honed sharp with adequate clearance and set on center?
    This is not a difficult hole profile.
    unless....
    What material and hardness????

    also, your post is in the grinding forum....
  10. What others said, + is that banding on the chewed...

    What others said, + is that banding on the chewed up edge? It looks like most of the boards in that case are actually veneered?
    (Lumber core, with a light "mahogany like" tropical wood veneer?
    ...
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    The Tree would do it, if it is still tight....

    The Tree would do it, if it is still tight.
    Otherwise over a "long" depth it might be a little bellmouthed.

    You note that the reduction end to end is only .018"/side, so not sure how many passes,...
  12. He's talking about Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, Cole...

    He's talking about Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, Cole Palin's collection.
    I have not been in decades but saw one of the shows in the mid 70's (when cole was still alive and doing some of the flying) As...
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    Google "Grizzly milling table" or "Grizzly cross...

    Google "Grizzly milling table" or "Grizzly cross slide"
    Without the quotes.

    Quite a few options in various sizes, none as expensive as the listed Palmgren. Some better, some worse. many with...
  14. Several of us mentioned Megola. I've posted...

    Several of us mentioned Megola.

    I've posted this photo a few times in the past.

    It was a moderately successful design & lasted long enough to go through several model changes.
    Probably until...
  15. 670 "tank motors" used to be pretty common. My...

    670 "tank motors" used to be pretty common. My mechanic had one in the back of his shop. Seems like it was a rather heavy object, for the HP? But probably relentless torque. Sometime in the late...
  16. Oops- If that is referring to my Continental...

    Oops-
    If that is referring to my Continental GO300 story, the engine is a flat 6, geared, engine. (not radial)
    My anecdote referred to losing critical parts, that went through a cylinder. In my...
  17. After Harry Miller went broke & his head...

    After Harry Miller went broke & his head machinist Fred Offenhause took over, in some sense in order to get his back pay; in the depths of the depression, he (Fred) built his follow-on business back...
  18. I dunno if P & W were more pre-emptive, but...

    I dunno if P & W were more pre-emptive, but modern cylinder/head assemblies are screwed together before the cylinder base flange is machined to a hex (or whatever) and drilled. So the stud...
  19. Glad the 5ST's worked ok. It occurs to me that...

    Glad the 5ST's worked ok.

    It occurs to me that if they become a wear item (@$95/pop)
    Perhaps a DA collet holder and DA collet would work and be cheaper.
    The DA holders have an adjustable depth...
  20. That's what i thought. So it is possible for the...

    That's what i thought.
    So it is possible for the wedges to get out of alignment (even if pinned)
    Also, i believe the table is separate on top of the integral wedge. So twist in the table could...
  21. Sort of depends how big your shaper is. If you...

    Sort of depends how big your shaper is.
    If you are using 1/2" sq tools, be sure there is enough bulk and set screws for the task.
    That holder is typically for straddle bits, or for combining bits...
  22. Michael- I too have to wonder why a wedge bed...

    Michael-

    I too have to wonder why a wedge bed could not be aligned to be solid, and repeat essentially "everywhere"?

    Unless the ways of the wedges were not straight?
    IIUC, the table and the...
  23. You must be new here, and maybe as bad at...

    You must be new here, and maybe as bad at google-fu as i am. :)


    You can use that lathe tool.
    It is better, as Larry notes, to get the kind made for carbide. All the major makers of that style...
  24. I caught the truck, also thought it looked Chevy....

    I caught the truck, also thought it looked Chevy.
    For quite some years, one of my construction company's work vehicles was a Dodge slant-6 version/ex Bell system panel truck similar style. Couldn't...
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    Thanks for moving the post, Ox, or i might never...

    Thanks for moving the post, Ox, or i might never have seen it.

    I've' been thinking about him that last few days, but did not occur to me anything could be wrong.
    Mostly, he comes to mind whenever...
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