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  1. Speaking of "post-type" cylindrical squares . . ....

    Speaking of "post-type" cylindrical squares . . . Lucas Precision's website (Lucas Precision - Lucas Precision) contains several downloadable articles that you might find interesting. Probably the...
  2. Xltguy -- I can't give you any G&L-specific...

    Xltguy --

    I can't give you any G&L-specific information, but by way of general information, my STRONG recommendation is 1) install your machine on a better-than-it-needs-to-be monolithic...
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    Uh-oh. I just realized that the final sentence...

    Uh-oh. I just realized that the final sentence of my #8 posting is absolutely bass ackward: A physically higher point raises the vessel, lowering the fluid level within the vessel. The lower fluid...
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    We've talked before about the "communicating...

    We've talked before about the "communicating water levels" of the machine-alignment folks being next-of-kin to the "long-baseline tiltmeters" of the geodetics folks. Here's a link outlining the...
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    Thanks to all for your suggestions and comments,...

    Thanks to all for your suggestions and comments, I appreciate the time and effort you put into your responses.

    The Stabila and Starrett levels you suggested are of the quality I am looking for,...
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    OT: Who makes a good shirt-pocket level?

    Good Afternoon, All --

    A shirt-pocket level has been "everyday carry" for me for the last fifty years, but I have yet to find one that pleases me. My dissatisfaction is not with the precision --...
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    Although written to be "puff pieces"...

    Although written to be "puff pieces" fhttp://www.locknstitch.com/cast-iron-welding.htmlor Lock-N-Stitch, there is some damn good advice on welding cast iron here: Cast Iron Welding - Turlock, CA -...
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    One advantage to a 45 degree angle is its...

    One advantage to a 45 degree angle is its tendency to minimize screwups . . . 45 degree from the bar/shank/shaft centerline is IDENTICAL to 45 degree from the perpendicular to the bar/shank/shaft...
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    I'm swamped this week, so can only provide...

    I'm swamped this week, so can only provide cursory responses right now.

    chevy43 --

    Working fluid in a communicating-vessel level can very wildly, depending on need and availability. The early...
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    I would argue with the maker's claim "world's...

    I would argue with the maker's claim "world's most accurate leveling system", reserving that honor for the instruments used by the Research Physics community . . . one flavor of the type being...
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    Do note that the fundamental shapes of the ISO...

    Do note that the fundamental shapes of the ISO Metric and Unified (aka ISO Inch) threadforms are identical, which allows the same rule-of-thumb for the diameter of the hole to be threaded to be used...
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    Yanks, like on a chain?

    Yanks, like on a chain?
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    Drill mud?

    Drill mud?
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    Good Day, Bruce -- I can't recall ever working...

    Good Day, Bruce --

    I can't recall ever working with a Talyvel electronic level, but if you should find yourself plotting a contour based on "stepped tilt" measurements such as used in the Moody...
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    Let it be noted that there are a number of shops...

    Let it be noted that there are a number of shops in the US that perform Lock-N-Stitch-type repair of iron castings, and most of 'em are closer to the OP's east-coast location. Continental Field...
  16. Good Day, Klaas -- That's a gorgeous machine! ...

    Good Day, Klaas --

    That's a gorgeous machine! Unhappily, I can't identify its maker.

    John
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    Take a look at this round-and-diamond pin...

    Take a look at this round-and-diamond pin combination: Bullet-Nose Pins | Carr Lane

    My link is to Carr-Lane's website, but other jig-and-fixture-component makers offer similar products.
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    turnworks -- How precise do the 90-degree...

    turnworks --

    How precise do the 90-degree increments need to be?

    I recommend hesitating to use more than two pins, but instead using a pair of pins located "on the diagonal" of the square...
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    msilhunter1 -- If you need a few dozen, I...

    msilhunter1 --

    If you need a few dozen, I suggest you call a "tooling component" maker. It's been a long time, but years ago Northwestern Tool made a few dozen special flange nuts for me . . ....
  20. Early "Space Launch Vehicles" (LVs) were...

    Early "Space Launch Vehicles" (LVs) were essentially variants of Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles (IRBMs) and Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs). For warfighting, their flight paths...
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    A few thoughts: 1. Hair gel is a reasonably...

    A few thoughts:

    1. Hair gel is a reasonably effective improvised "barrier cream" for dry dirt, oil, and grease. It wouldn't be my first choice barrier cream in the shop, but it's readily...
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    I do like the holddown heel blocks with the...

    I do like the holddown heel blocks with the zig-zag pin path shown in the "test room showing generators" shot. Ok, they're only for bent-U holddown straps . . . but they are elegant.
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    From memory, Gargoyle BRB was sold as Mobilgrease...

    From memory, Gargoyle BRB was sold as Mobilgrease BRB before being discontinued. Also from membory, the BRB meant "ball and roller bearing", and the grease was simply a sodium-soap thickened grease...
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    gene-pavlovsky -- My bamboo scraper is made...

    gene-pavlovsky --

    My bamboo scraper is made from the handle of a "rice paddle" spatula; Frank Ford's version is a whole lot more elegant: HomeShopTech

    John
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    I'm with the nay-sayers. Generally, I use a...

    I'm with the nay-sayers. Generally, I use a denture-cleaning brush from the dollar store to clean files, a soft-metal, plastic, or wood/bamboo scraper shaped like a wood chisel for the stuff that...
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