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    That's a helluva score for two bills and a little...

    That's a helluva score for two bills and a little travel time. Most of what I use comes from salvage so I use what I have. Sometimes that means a lot of prep time cutting things apart or putting...
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    Now that you're looking you'll find them! I...

    Now that you're looking you'll find them! I looked for a couple months and one came up on Craigs 5 miles away. It's a late 40s model sb9 with qc gearbox and power cross feed. No complaints. I have a...
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    I'm building a set for my new #18 (Legend...

    I'm building a set for my new #18 (Legend graphite). I have a combo lift/pour that I'd built for my #8 and #10 modeled after Myfordboy's and it works great but the size and potential weight of the...
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    You'd probabably get more bang for your buck on...

    You'd probabably get more bang for your buck on the used market. Travel adds to the cost but seems to be easier to sell to the wife.
    However if you decide on one of the two you linked, like any...
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    K Tongs look nice. Just a word of caution, a...

    K
    Tongs look nice. Just a word of caution, a cold empty crucible fits a bit differently than a hot full one. Ask me how I know. You may want to have your clamp fit a little lower lest the crucible...
  6. Tractor supply trades tanks including acet. but...

    Tractor supply trades tanks including acet. but I'm not sure of their policies. Fortunately my local supplier who was bought out by Praxair still has Saturday hours. It's on my way to work anyway....
  7. Thread: New Job

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    Yes indeed it is. Another first.

    Yes indeed it is. Another first.
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    Anyway, it sounds like you made a new friend on...

    Anyway, it sounds like you made a new friend on the job plus an opportunity for some man to man time with your son. That's been one of the most gratifying parts of raising my boys. It seems like a...
  9. Thread: New Job

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    I had my first legal beer in May of 1982 when I...

    I had my first legal beer in May of 1982 when I was 18. Then they raised the legal age to 19 on Jan 1 1983, so I drank illegally until May when I had my second first legal beer. Then they raised the...
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    Ok. Resistors ordered. I'll lay the components...

    Ok. Resistors ordered. I'll lay the components out on the bench and take a picture before I go hot. Which reminds me... My machines primary power requirement is single phase 220. 3 wires. 2 hot plus...
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    Before I buy... Is this the right type of...

    Before I buy... Is this the right type of resistor?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-PC-CARBON-FILM-1-WATT-RESISTORS-15000-ohm-15K-5-CR-1W-15K-/142461466091?hash=item212b5d75eb:g:43oAAOSwPc9Ww3fL

    Pete
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    Thanks for your continued experiments Kelly, and...

    Thanks for your continued experiments Kelly, and thanks for sharing it with us here in such detail. I've found it to be both interesting and important. It's also led me to do a lot of other reading...
  13. Thread: Muller maybe?

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    800mm would give you a nice diameter. I think...

    800mm would give you a nice diameter. I think your probably right about the bottom being too far gone to be a solid base. You could take a section 350-400mm long ( I'm pretending I can speak metric),...
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    This is what I use 22528 I built the table...

    This is what I use

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    I built the table mostly from a treadmill frame and fence posts. The top is 3/16 plate taken from a scrapped paper cutter. I use the table to mount various bench tools...
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    Is the size and location shown in red...

    Is the size and location shown in red appropriate?
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    Based on CBB's response above, would one also be needed in some form at the proximity sensor since it has a "coil" in it as well?

    Just...
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    Could you clarify about the position of the...

    Could you clarify about the position of the resistor? I think I have some 10k resistors from my CNC project.

    Pete
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    Like this? ...

    Like this?


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NIB-CRYDOM-Solid-State-Relay-TA1225-90-120v-SOLID-STATE-/142442947609?hash=item212a42e419:g:Z3sAAOSwWdZZZVrc

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    These are the 3 primary components. Prox:...

    These are the 3 primary components.

    Prox: http://www.ebay.com/itm/322592722177

    Solenoid:https://www.mcmaster.com/#70155k471/=18ro30m

    Snap switch:https://www.mcmaster.com/#7090k38/=18ro3oj
    ...
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    No PLC. Pretty much Fred Flintstone stuff. ...

    No PLC. Pretty much Fred Flintstone stuff.

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    Neither of the following machines are mine.
    Note the operation of this machine.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=00H099KulXQ
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    Proximity sensor

    I'm making a modification to one of my production machines at work to upgrade one of its safety features. It involves adding a circuit that operates a solenoid. It will be energized by an inductive...
  21. Where's MasterYoda when we need him?lol. It...

    Where's MasterYoda when we need him?lol. It sounds like a lot of effort to get enough air through that little tube. Although the added turbulence of the increased pressure would probably benefit...
  22. Dave Gingery's "The Charcoal Foundry" is cheap on...

    Dave Gingery's "The Charcoal Foundry" is cheap on Kindle and in paperback. Probably from Amazon. Very well written basics for cheap.
    Welcome!
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    Absolutely! And for sure you have to get...

    Absolutely!
    And for sure you have to get creative with the work holding sometimes, but that's how it is with most machines.

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    I paid $75 on Craigslist and it's probably the most...
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    Pineapple powered with sewer gas? My lord, how...

    Pineapple powered with sewer gas?
    My lord, how did i get here?
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    One cannot deny the value of your wisdom and...

    One cannot deny the value of your wisdom and experience!
    You have all of the resources you need to write a historical novel with those listed principles (please add "avoid strange dogs"). It would...
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