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    Wow, You are so unfortunate and lucky at the same...

    Wow, You are so unfortunate and lucky at the same time. I'm sorry to hear of your accident. I spent my whole career working in machine shops. I've witnessed a few accidents, some that made me cringe....
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    The way the rigid saws I have seen are made, you...

    The way the rigid saws I have seen are made, you can't just swap out a different size motor. I took a free one completely apart last year hoping to replace a bad bearing, which I happened to have a...
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    A straight line knurl might be a good choice,...

    A straight line knurl might be a good choice, since it would be more like a splined end.
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    Last yr, was getting 6 to 8 calls a day from...

    Last yr, was getting 6 to 8 calls a day from "apple" on my answering machine. I finally picked up and waited for "tecnician".went through the whole process, first saying I don't know what an internet...
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    Some of my change goes from my pocket to the...

    Some of my change goes from my pocket to the counter, then to the car, mostly for small stuff. I also have 2 large piggy banks, one cast iron, and one that I made from a 20 lb propane tank, that...
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    I just about have my Mastermind game finished. It...

    I just about have my Mastermind game finished. It started out by wondering what to do with some small scraps of maple, and ended up with a few hundred painted pcs, a game board, 2 finger jointed...
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    Speaking of warranties, we have a plumber who has...

    Speaking of warranties, we have a plumber who has been our "family plumber" for a long time. When we needed a new water heater, I asked about spending a litle more to get one with a longer warranty....
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    I still have a variety of small screws that I...

    I still have a variety of small screws that I bought when a pattern shop went out of business. I don't use that often but are there for special needs. When I started building some beekeeping...
  9. There is also a site called hobby machinist you...

    There is also a site called hobby machinist you might want to check out.
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    I always thought the price of incra stuff was...

    I always thought the price of incra stuff was high and out of my range, but I had some gift card money and finally bought a 1000hd and don't regret it. It cost more than the secondhand craftsman...
  11. If you have any old hard drives, you can salvage...

    If you have any old hard drives, you can salvage the magnets for free. They are super strong.
  12. Thread: Table Saw

    by Tony Pisano
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    The second hand Craftsman I got around 1975 has...

    The second hand Craftsman I got around 1975 has ser ed my needs. I added a free extra table top on the right hand side to give me about 36" from the blade, and an incra miter gauge which I have been...
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    A related anecdote: my cousin and I once tried to...

    A related anecdote: my cousin and I once tried to use my Craftsman wood cutting bandsaw to cut up some deer steaks and chops. What a chore. We did manage to get through some of it, but the blade...
  14. Beekeeper here. I don't spray anything in my...

    Beekeeper here. I don't spray anything in my yard. In fact, when I started mowing less in some sections, I was amazed at the interesting flowers that were just waiting for the chance to grow. I...
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    Nice job. I expect you'll made a wooden chain and...

    Nice job. I expect you'll made a wooden chain and sprocket to drive it.:). I have the woodgears on my desktop and like it.
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    I'm on the side of drawers without doors. Last...

    I'm on the side of drawers without doors. Last year my girlfriend had some cabinets made for a mini kitchen and the family contractor who does all of her mom's work insisted that she needed doors...
  17. Thread: Paintings

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    My favorite is the one with the windmills. It...

    My favorite is the one with the windmills. It looks like a place I would like to be.
  18. I have a dewalt electric shear for sheet metal. I...

    I have a dewalt electric shear for sheet metal. I use it to cut up old washers and dryers, microwave oven housings, aluminum and steel. I think they are rated for 18 ga steel. Picked mine up at a...
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    Every weekend is St Paddy's day. We have an...

    Every weekend is St Paddy's day. We have an Irish/Celtic/Old timey jam every Saturday at a local care at Mass MoCA. We started it out in a different location back in 2001. Great fun. Jigs, reels,...
  20. First off, are you using coolant of mist spray...

    First off, are you using coolant of mist spray while grinding? Are you sure the head is actually dropping? The reason I ask is after over 25 yrs in machine shop, I've never seen that happen. I have...
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    I won a $300 gas card a few weeks ago in a local...

    I won a $300 gas card a few weeks ago in a local raffle. A few days later my furnace went on the blitz, but after repairing, I was still $130 to the good.
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    My dad wasn't keen on motorcycles. He never said...

    My dad wasn't keen on motorcycles. He never said I couldn't get one but I respected his wishes and waited till I was out of the house. I had a suzuki 250 that I bought from my cousin. My cousins,...
  23. Beautiful work on your part and also on mother...

    Beautiful work on your part and also on mother nature's part.
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    General Metalworking Not sure about the color thing, but yes you do...

    Not sure about the color thing, but yes you do quench the copper after heating, to anneal,
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    I did make this last week from some scrap...

    I did make this last week from some scrap hardwood flooring. One small step.
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