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    Tom, thanks for the update. Whenever I need...

    Tom, thanks for the update.

    Whenever I need to either tap or cut threads on a lathe, I grab my Machinery's handbook. It is kind of a machinist's bible. From your description, yes, it seems...
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    On the Grizzly G0766, I worked with Griz on...

    On the Grizzly G0766, I worked with Griz on getting a better spindle than the one that it originally came with. The original one had threads that were undersized. It didn't affect the lock up and...
  3. I have a 2 HP dust collector with a Thien baffle....

    I have a 2 HP dust collector with a Thien baffle. It works GREAT at pulling in power sanding dust from my lathe. But it doesn't do a whole lot for large chips.
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    I had a Harbor Fright auto darkening welding...

    I had a Harbor Fright auto darkening welding helmet. The non-replaceable lithium battery crapped out and that resulted in the helmet being very slow to turn on.

    So, I bought another one and took...
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    I realize that another thread has been started by...

    I realize that another thread has been started by Doug, but thought that I would opine on this thread. I built a Thien baffle for my 2 HP Harbor Fright Dust collector. Unless I overload the baffle...
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    I have a 2 HP Harbor Fright :eek: dust collector...

    I have a 2 HP Harbor Fright :eek: dust collector to which I added a homemade Thien baffle. I live in a climate and on a large enough lot that I then exhaust outside. If I overload it momentarily...
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    I saw a new home builder advertisement where they...

    I saw a new home builder advertisement where they said that they pressurize the new house and then apply a sealant between the sill plate and the concrete, etc. I thought that it was a pretty...
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    I'm a shade-tree or back yard heat-treater. I...

    I'm a shade-tree or back yard heat-treater. I have heat treated a bunch of things that needed to get hard but which weren't overly critical (unlike airplane or car parts). The heat treat companies...
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    Perhaps the two bits were dull ?

    Perhaps the two bits were dull ?
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    John, I've been using a rule-of-thumb for a...

    John,

    I've been using a rule-of-thumb for a while and you made me recheck it. I thought perhaps that I was wrong and had been for several years. So, I did a quick google search and came up with...
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    I think that Richard Coers has the answer. ...

    I think that Richard Coers has the answer.

    On some lathes with similar VFD controllers, they have a large braking resistor to absorb the electrical energy created by the motor as it is slowing...
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    I'm using a Thomas pump (very similar to the...

    I'm using a Thomas pump (very similar to the Gast) and I have (IIRC) 3/8" threaded fittings that screw into the pump but the other end of the first fitting is a barbed fitting. I slide the...
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    When I look at the picture of the holdfast, the...

    When I look at the picture of the holdfast, the "nipple" looks like it is for a push-on tube and isn't a quick disconnect. Is this the situation?

    ...
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    In most of our bathrooms, I installed a timer. ...

    In most of our bathrooms, I installed a timer. That eliminates the chance that it'll be running all day.

    In our powder room off of the living room I had the opposite problem. My FIL would use...
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    Duo Lingo is pretty good. Glad to see that you...

    Duo Lingo is pretty good. Glad to see that you already started it. I use it on my PC plus my cell phone.
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    I had an '84 Vette and kept a trickle charger on...

    I had an '84 Vette and kept a trickle charger on it. I would only drive it one or two times a year. It turned out that the batteries didn't last very long. I had read that when a battery just sits...
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    If I'm roughing a green piece, I will (sometimes)...

    If I'm roughing a green piece, I will (sometimes) spritz it with some water as I'm turning to keep the outside from drying - - AND more importantly - - to keep the outside from shrinking. If I need...
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    I'm very frugal, but one of the best investments...

    I'm very frugal, but one of the best investments that I made was buying a vacuum pump from frugalvacuumpump dot com. I made a couple of vacuum chucks that connect up with it. It is SUCH A JOY to...
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    Jason, you may be correct on this. In addition...

    Jason, you may be correct on this. In addition to a funky switch, some motors have a thermal cutout switch buried in the windings. Some are self resetting.

    I look forward to seeing what Clay...
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    I use my "Rogers" small curved rest for both...

    I use my "Rogers" small curved rest for both inside and outside of smaller diameter vessels. Then I use my "Rogers" larger curved rests for larger vessels. I like being able to have minimal...
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    Tim, a few months ago they changed the rules and...

    Tim, a few months ago they changed the rules and now require people to be contributors in order to see the pictures. The cost is low enough that even though I am a cheap skate, I ended up paying the...
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    If you can get by with a 1-1/2" brass connector,...

    If you can get by with a 1-1/2" brass connector, Home Despot sells one called a BR Waste Connector, Sku is 1000-050-347. I bought one because I thought that the finish was very nice and the price was...
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    A couple of different ways to do it that are new...

    A couple of different ways to do it that are new to this thread.

    1. If you have access to an old slide projector or overhead projector, the light is close to being collimated. That means that it...
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    I tried boiling bowls and I had success but I...

    I tried boiling bowls and I had success but I didn't make a big enough sample to know exactly "how" much better it worked.
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    This is an older thread, but let me ask a...

    This is an older thread, but let me ask a different, but related question:

    Has anyone tried vacuum drying? I read on-line about all of the benefits of vacuum drying. It was first patented around...
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