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    Phil, I have never cast handles onto steel pins...

    Phil, I have never cast handles onto steel pins for my tools but as the plastic is always breaking I just remove the steel pins and cut threads on then with a die. I then center drill a piece of...
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    Robert, my $.02 worth. It has been my experience...

    Robert, my $.02 worth. It has been my experience that while sand, or glass bead blasting is very good for making a piece of ally look clean and pretty it is not that great for pre weld cleaning. ...
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    Here's a caveat on Craftsman. Sears has seemed...

    Here's a caveat on Craftsman. Sears has seemed to have adopted a policy of renigning on their lifetime guarantee. I took a worn 1/2' drive ratchet in for exchange at the Lincoln Park, MI store. ...
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    Some time ago, right after we moved into our last...

    Some time ago, right after we moved into our last house, we had a huge snow storm. A lot of people had to abandon their cars on the expressway and then they were covered up with snow. The National...
  5. Mike, I have read your entire thread with a great...

    Mike, I have read your entire thread with a great deal of interest. I think perhaps we may be kindred spirits as I to abhorred the amount of waste I saw when I was stil working. I also scavenged a...
  6. Thread: Magnesium

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    My advice is to stay away from magnesium. If you...

    My advice is to stay away from magnesium. If you are a real hard head then you can convince yourself quite easily. Just take e small piece, and by small I mean a few ounces, dig yourself a pit far...
  7. Thread: Coal

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    Hey Dude, I don't know where you are located but...

    Hey Dude, I don't know where you are located but the price you quoted for coal is so far out as to be totally unreal! At $15/25# you are talking $1200/ton. At a price like that I would put coal out...
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    Poll: I have lived where I am at for 12 years now. ...

    I have lived where I am at for 12 years now. When we moved out here the county road was a total mess, In the spring the bottom would completely drop out until not even a four wheeler could get...
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    Hey Brian, lighten up a bit. I'm sure that the...

    Hey Brian, lighten up a bit. I'm sure that the old dude was speaking figuratively, I don't think he could count, much less figure out volume. He sure could weld though.
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    Welcome to the wonderful world of welding. If...

    Welcome to the wonderful world of welding. If you want to know about 7010 just look up 6010 and substitute 70,00 psi in place of the 60,000 psi. I am surprised that you had 7010 available as it is...
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    Hope you got the kiss with your casting, you sure...

    Hope you got the kiss with your casting, you sure got the rest of the package. That is a totally unacceptable product frm a supposedly professional(that's any one who takes money for their work). ...
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    Nice pics and definitely nice work. I could use...

    Nice pics and definitely nice work. I could use some of your temporary stuff here in Michigan for permanent. That's a real slick idea with the cement board for the floor. Getting a little off the...
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    This whole mole thing may sound trivial but the...

    This whole mole thing may sound trivial but the wife and I are getting to the age where we are thinking about selling the place, that is if the prices ever get back to normal, and just imagine trying...
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    MiIGHTY MOLES

    This is not at all foundry related but I am convinced that there is some one on this forum that knows the answer to just about any question imaginable so here goes. Since the weather has turned cold...
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    Here's a good Pointy haired Boss story and it is...

    Here's a good Pointy haired Boss story and it is true also. We had so many of those guys where I worked that we came up with an award that we posted on the employee's bulletin board. One of the...
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    Calculus was invented by a demented mind to...

    Calculus was invented by a demented mind to explain things that could not be explained in real world terms. Yes, Newton and Lebritz were demented, all geniuses are. I knew that when they started...
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    I knew Anon would come along and blow us all out...

    I knew Anon would come along and blow us all out of the water. The question however was very simple and ask for or made no assumptions. What is the velocity of an object launched into the air when...
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    I'm surprised Anon didn't chime in on this one. ...

    I'm surprised Anon didn't chime in on this one. I didn't really expect a difinative answer as there are several different meanings for velocity. Actually V = d x t where V is velocity, d is...
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    Donk, your assumption is correct but your answer...

    Donk, your assumption is correct but your answer is not. Here's a clue, V = t x d. Robert, you really are a thinker but your questions are not really germane to the issue. I was definitely asking...
  20. I stand corrected, at least to an extent. While...

    I stand corrected, at least to an extent. While it is touted to be AC-DC 6011 is much harder to use than 6013 on AC, on DC it is beautiful and it will blow through dirt and rust a heck of a lot...
  21. I read your thread from beginning to end and will...

    I read your thread from beginning to end and will have to agree with most of the advice you received. You didn't say what kind of machine you are using but from the jest of your comments I assume it...
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    Pat, you are dead on about the quality of the...

    Pat, you are dead on about the quality of the ballast playing a huge part in the flicker/strobe effect. Unfortunately most public areas are not conscientious about maintaining their lighting, much...
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    Aside from the fact that I hate having the guv...

    Aside from the fact that I hate having the guv dictate to me there is a factor to the incandescent vs cfls that no one has mentioned. It is somewhat like the elephant in the living room.
    They sure...
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    What makes you think Anon has any free time? ...

    What makes you think Anon has any free time? Here's a sci ? for you people who do, have free time that is. Assuming that you have a perfectly insulated room, one where no heat can either enter or...
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    Me thinks that you are looking for an animal that is related to the unicorn, it just don't exist. The link Richard put up is about the most reasonable (cheapest) propane rig that I know of but it...
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