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  1. Thread: New Mig

    by roger wiegand
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    Welding I keep looking because I've signed up for my...

    I keep looking because I've signed up for my first welding class at Marc Adams this fall and am thinking that with enough knowledge to be dangerous I'm going to want a welder to practice with.
  2. To be clear, I know nothing about CNC lathes, my...

    To be clear, I know nothing about CNC lathes, my hope was just to make a good 3D drawing that could be sent to someone who might fabricate the parts for me after they translated it into whatever...
  3. Software-- 2d drawing to 3D model suitable for CNC or printing

    Is there such a thing as a design program that allows you to draw 2D front, side, and top views of an object that will then put them together to make a 3D model?

    For the life of me I've tried to...
  4. Thread: Ship-lap

    by roger wiegand
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    Most of the old bookcases I've worked on that...

    Most of the old bookcases I've worked on that were made in a similar way used a few small nails.
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    Whichever way they fit/look best. I suspect they...

    Whichever way they fit/look best. I suspect they come with different length arms to accommodate different shelf widths.

    There are plenty of symmetrical brackets available that eliminate the issue.
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    When all else fails you can angle the fence to...

    When all else fails you can angle the fence to match the angle the blade wants to cut at and achieve a straight cut. (My new used saw came with a "driftmaster" aftermarket fence to do exactly that...
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    If money were no object I'd certainly have the...

    If money were no object I'd certainly have the spiral, but alas...

    That said, in my 30x30 ft shop with a 7" main line that picks up 4 and 5" drops the snap lock stuff works fine. I have a much...
  8. There will be at least three components to this...

    There will be at least three components to this calculation. 1) ability to complete the work with fewer hours expended, 2) improved quality, including both precision and material lost due to error,...
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    I've never needed to run a humidifier in the...

    I've never needed to run a humidifier in the summer. Might be nice, actually!
  10. Just guessing at the scale but that looks like a...

    Just guessing at the scale but that looks like a short spindle. normally the bearing would just stack above or below the cutter or sanding drum to do what you want.

    You need either a longer...
  11. Prashun is probably right-- I didn't think about...

    Prashun is probably right-- I didn't think about is as I've never had enclosed trash containers in my shop. Everything sits out in open containers with circulating air and plenty of opportunity to...
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    Installing it through the wall might well be...

    Installing it through the wall might well be easier.
  13. I think the fire danger with oily rags has to do...

    I think the fire danger with oily rags has to do with the huge surface area presented by all the fibers in the rag, allowing lots of exothermic polymerization to go in in a small area, and hence heat...
  14. I've subsequently ordered from bandsaw blades...

    I've subsequently ordered from bandsaw blades direct and the product has been excellent. They are not quick, however, so not a great choice if you need something this week. One of the orders I placed...
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    Seems like a good reason to buy a milling machine...

    Seems like a good reason to buy a milling machine with a DRO.
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    Named for Luigi Galvani the Italian scientist who...

    Named for Luigi Galvani the Italian scientist who discovered in 1791 that electric currents caused frog leg muscles to contract. It was named by Ampère who built some of the first instruments and...
  17. This works great, you just need to be sure that...

    This works great, you just need to be sure that the foam layer is thick enough (and consistent enough) so that you don't create a condensing surface inside the wall. Your foam contractor should know...
  18. I ran most of the wiring in the ceiling using...

    I ran most of the wiring in the ceiling using plain romex then dropped the receptacles down using EMT. No bending involved, a significant cost/labor saving, and the wires are protected where they're...
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    History of the car radio

    A friend sent this to me recently, I don't know who wrote it. It appeared on a number of bulletin boards back in 2012, with no reliable attribution (possibly it came from this Studebaker site). I...
  20. In MA, and I suspect most other places, foam...

    In MA, and I suspect most other places, foam needs to be covered with something to protect it from fire. Drywall is the usual choice, but intumescent paint is a better choice in the attic because...
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    Do yourself a favor and take a weekend trip up to...

    Do yourself a favor and take a weekend trip up to Lancaster county (beautiful almost any time, especially in spring) and go the the National Watch and Clock Museum for inspiration, and then buy a...
  22. If you are concerned about venting your roof (I...

    If you are concerned about venting your roof (I wouldn't be), when you re-roof you can put sleepers on top of the existing roof, an additional layer of decking and then ventilate that space with...
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    I loved my Bosch 1250 DEVS right up until it died...

    I loved my Bosch 1250 DEVS right up until it died with no replacement parts available. It was ny only sander for a long time (well, not counting the PC330 that I keep around for old times sake)...
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    I've been favorably impressed with the Indasa...

    I've been favorably impressed with the Indasa Rhynosoft foam backed pads. They have them down to 80 grit, but I haven't tried anything coarser than 240.

    Across multiple products I've found the...
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    If you've got a flat platform that can be set at...

    If you've got a flat platform that can be set at 40 degrees to the wheel it should work fine. Stuart Batty has videos on Youtube that show how to do it (not on a Tormek, but the brand of the grinder...
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