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    lol, that newspaper article sounds like he could...

    lol, that newspaper article sounds like he could find a loophole to not even get charged with anything. I found it quite funny that a few officers knew about him doing it and noone wanted to come...
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    hahaha, jason, this one's for you. ...

    hahaha, jason, this one's for you.

    https://youtu.be/OiliPwukDek

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiliPwukDek

    This one popped up on paul's garage discord server and it was too good not to let...
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    I just used a firepit for burning the molds out...

    I just used a firepit for burning the molds out and it works fine, just build a decent fire and leave it upside down for a few hours. PoP will always crack, but adding it 60/40 sand to PoP, it helps...
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    Some of the propane weed burners run without a...

    Some of the propane weed burners run without a regulator, but they have a special POL valve.

    It's better to have the regulator on it because alot of the time, the hoses arent rated for the...
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    most steel melting is done using arc furnace, but...

    most steel melting is done using arc furnace, but usually done in something like an alumina crucible. The clay/graphite one will start to get soft at steel temps and the steel will absorb the carbon...
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    yea, it just looks like previous repairs where...

    yea, it just looks like previous repairs where it's been welded back together. I dont think any upsetting needs to be done, just bending and flattening the ends.
  7. yea, I just bought a bunch of books also, mainly...

    yea, I just bought a bunch of books also, mainly on machining and steam engines :P Thanks for that _jason and jagboy, lol.
  8. hey jason, how much was shipping?

    hey jason, how much was shipping?
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    yea, for that, I'd look for a blacksmith also to...

    yea, for that, I'd look for a blacksmith also to do it in solid steel bar. Ill see if I can find one for you, I know of a few in new york, so need to see if any is local enough for you. I can think...
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    yea, Ive been bringing my projects into our...

    yea, Ive been bringing my projects into our basement and working on them lately, which is the only way Ive been able to get anything accomplished. I was going to grab a few things from the garage...
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    it's that time again already? *rolls back over...

    it's that time again already? *rolls back over and goes back to bed*
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    for the smaller castings like that, they're...

    for the smaller castings like that, they're usually cast vertical to allow for more head pressure to push the metal into the molds and into the finer details of the small parts. The higher head...
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    are you sure you arent adding far too much carbon...

    are you sure you arent adding far too much carbon to the steel due to the carbon arc rods and graphite crucible that your melting it in? With the temperature that it would have to be poured at, it...
  14. Thread: metal vids

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    lol, I wish I could get access to that disk...

    lol, I wish I could get access to that disk sander at 10:00 fishbonz.
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    I saw the 3 burners on his, and I was curious how...

    I saw the 3 burners on his, and I was curious how he actually dealt with the backpressure of all 3 of those burners trying to blast in there at once and only coming out of that single exaust hole......
  16. I do brass quite a bit, but I usually make sure...

    I do brass quite a bit, but I usually make sure that my burner is burning a little rich so there is no excess oxygen, and I always use a cover of boric acid when doing brass once it just starts to...
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    hey mary, nice to see you again. The sand your...

    hey mary, nice to see you again. The sand your talking about is called petrobond clay, but alot of jewelers call it delft clay. I know that stuff is a little bit different when casting smaller...
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    jagboy is right about just leaving the polarity...

    jagboy is right about just leaving the polarity as it is.

    With the cheap flux core welders tho, they just have them as AC, not DC, hence why they want to splatter a good bit more than standard MIG...
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    let me ask you one thing, does it have the...

    let me ask you one thing, does it have the original wire that came with the welder or did you get some real flux core wire? The stuff they send with the wire is absolutely garbage and you cant get a...
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    lol, I just saw this one, you guys are going to...

    lol, I just saw this one, you guys are going to have fun with this one. I expecially liked the part at the end showing that they're doing it in a canopy and choking themselves with the smoke.......
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    You dont want super fine sand, you want some...

    You dont want super fine sand, you want some space between the grains of sand to release the steam and air trapped in the mold, otherwise you just end up with blow holes in your parts. The fine sand...
  22. I remember who it was that I heard it from, it...

    I remember who it was that I heard it from, it was ProjectTube on youtube, he does alot of lost PLA casting, but cant really call it lost PLA since he uses machinable wax filament....
  23. I cut the top and bottom of a large tomato juice...

    I cut the top and bottom of a large tomato juice can and used that as a flask to prevent the plaster from cracking too bad. I use the PoP + sand, 50/50 mix and it works fine as long as it's in the...
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    I use it and it works great for browsing through...

    I use it and it works great for browsing through the forum topics that got nerfed, after installing that extension, I can look at the threads and instead of the stupid image that says about upgrading...
  25. I forget where I heard it at but the person doing...

    I forget where I heard it at but the person doing the casting said that usually he just put it into the furnace to burn the stuff out and let it sit out, with the hotter temperatures, the surface...
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