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    09-20-2020, 06:44 AM
    And don't forget the potential cooties infestation.
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    09-18-2020, 08:51 AM
    Crusty replied to a thread Mud shovel - photo in Tool Talk
    Two tools that are hardly ever stolen - shovels and post hole diggers.
    4 replies | 784 view(s)
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    09-17-2020, 04:02 PM
    Learn to use the forum's ignore feature and bypass the YT shill posts here. Hint: Any YT video which begins with a channel intro or logo is almost...
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    09-14-2020, 08:06 AM
    A quote that's worth remembering. But I've found that my stand mounted handheld Milwaukee Bandsaw is so quick to use and fast at metal cutting...
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    09-12-2020, 08:01 AM
    Ditto what TM said. I end up doing things like Fred and Barney* did them too, except that I have a chainfall hoist and a High Lift jack which often...
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    09-07-2020, 06:36 PM
    Crusty replied to a thread Steel mill accident - GIF in Tool Talk
    Sometimes being a member of The Uh-Oh Squad can be dangerous. You've got to keep your eyes on the thing going wrong.
    7 replies | 2358 view(s)
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    09-05-2020, 03:12 PM
    Crusty replied to a thread Covid-19 Reality Check in Off-Topic
    I read this article and it appears to indicate that Covid is a much more insidious infection than has been seen before. A Supercomputer Analyzed...
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    09-04-2020, 03:47 PM
    Crusty replied to a thread Covid-19 Reality Check in Off-Topic
    COVID the Third-Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.I think it's a real danger, though you can always find someone else who states publicly the same...
    44 replies | 1597 view(s)
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    09-04-2020, 03:15 PM
    Crusty replied to a thread Milling machine - video in Tool Talk
    I predict he's gonna name it Buzzy because that head isn't massive enough to damp vibration and chatter. It's a pretty good build otherwise and he...
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    09-04-2020, 02:56 PM
    I used a Dodge Ram wiper motor for the power feed on my milling machine and a year later it's still doing what I need it to do. In the motor there...
    11 replies | 1517 view(s)
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    09-02-2020, 10:26 AM
    I use the 50% range too except for aluminum and then I thread in the 75% range, but I prefer to install helicoils because aluminum threads aren't...
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    09-02-2020, 07:13 AM
    I use both systems and my builds tend to have a mixture of screw sizes depending on what fasteners I had in stock that would work. I bought a...
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    08-31-2020, 01:48 PM
    I had a home which collected water in my back porch during monsoon downpours and when I saw that we had a big one coming I quickly stretched some...
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    08-30-2020, 11:50 AM
    I always put my calipers to a drill before drilling because often they aren't the size marked, except for my Latrobe drills.
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    08-29-2020, 07:25 AM
    I been in shops that didn't have lighting that good installed for normal use. It's surprising to me that two 100s are giving off that much light.
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    08-28-2020, 07:47 AM
    Crusty replied to a thread Gasoline torch - video in Tool Talk
    A guy bailed out of an airplane and discovered that his chute didn't open when he pulled the rip cord. On the way down he met a guy flying upwards...
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    08-27-2020, 12:34 PM
    Crusty replied to a thread Eletric Thread Stop in Homemade Tools
    Not criticizing - many's been the time that I got a way to do something in my head and then after some work someone else showed me another better way...
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    08-27-2020, 10:55 AM
    Crusty replied to a thread Eletric Thread Stop in Homemade Tools
    No - I commented with what I think is a better way to achieve the same end and with no special tooling required to implement..
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    08-27-2020, 08:04 AM
    Crusty replied to a thread Eletric Thread Stop in Homemade Tools
    Thread in reverse with the tool mounted on center upside down. That way it starts at the left and finishes out in the air on the right - no worries...
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    08-26-2020, 05:20 PM
    Crusty replied to a thread Power Tapping in Tool Talk
    Know what you mean - I got a set of resharpened Latrobe number drills in a General upright index for $22 plus shipping and it's improved my...
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    08-26-2020, 04:42 PM
    Crusty replied to a thread Power Tapping in Tool Talk
    I think sellers who deliver an item not matching the advertised description should pay a penalty to the buyer for wasting the buyer's time. Even if...
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    08-26-2020, 12:08 PM
    Crusty replied to a thread Power Tapping in Tool Talk
    By low ball I meant at the bottom end of a fair price. When you're on a fixed income dollar bills matter and I almost never pay asking price because...
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    08-26-2020, 09:48 AM
    Crusty replied to a thread Power Tapping in Tool Talk
    I just made a low ball offer to a guy on Ebay for a Greenfield tapping head and he accepted. Looks like I'm set up for smaller power threading now.
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    08-26-2020, 09:44 AM
    Crusty replied to a thread Lathe Tool Shelf in Homemade Tools
    All it took was half a day to knock this simple shelf out from some T&G paneling I had in the wood pile and the change in routine from working on...
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    08-25-2020, 04:30 PM
    Crusty replied to a thread Power Tapping in Tool Talk
    That "tapmatic" in the article is interesting but it is no where near a real Tapmatic (and they're priced accordingly).
    25 replies | 1113 view(s)
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