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by Bentworker
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MEK sources
Replies: 30
Views: 2183

Re: MEK sources

In California I cant seem to fine MEK or turpentine anymore. Luckily Oregon has the “good stuff”. The Oregon Lowe’s stores even have a handy chart in the solvent isle that shows what is comparable with what. I am sure that fine woodworkers in California are probably doing moonshine like runs to get ...
by Bentworker
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best way to remove material?
Replies: 22
Views: 2767

Re: Best way to remove material?

I'd probably lay it out with dye, drill out all the material I could, then clamp them down to a rotary table just to make dealing with all those goofy angles a little easier. If you were to get carried away with the math you could probably do the whole job off the DRO with the rotary table, but woul...
by Bentworker
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Foredom Pedal With Dumore Drill Press?
Replies: 20
Views: 1490

Re: Foredom Pedal With Dumore Drill Press?

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You guys are making me want to crush some of the asbestos off the carbon pile upstairs and snort it in an attempt to make this end!
by Bentworker
Mon May 14, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member, with lathe motor problem.
Replies: 11
Views: 1626

Re: New member, with lathe motor problem.

Do you have a multimeter capable of reading capacitance?
by Bentworker
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beryllium copper
Replies: 10
Views: 1258

Re: Beryllium copper

There was a time in the mid 1990's that Beryllium alloy bicycle frames were the "In" thing if you had a wad of cash to burn. Just in case Titanium wasn't obscure enough.

Not that that is of any help in this thread, but it make me think of those frames.
by Bentworker
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it???
Replies: 9
Views: 988

Re: What is it???

Ever watch "Ask this old house?"

We should have have a wrong answer reply protocol for "What is this"? questions. Not to infringe on correct answers, but for entertainment value.

All this rambling aside I have no idea what that is.
by Bentworker
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plugging holes in aluminum
Replies: 16
Views: 1572

Re: Plugging holes in aluminum

You could drill and tap the holes larger, then make eccentric plugs.
by Bentworker
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Shop Lighting
Replies: 112
Views: 6291

Re: LED Shop Lighting

Anybody with LED lighting notice the wagon wheel effect on rotating machinery? I have electronic ballast fluorescent lighting in my shop, but in one bedroom I have a Hubbel LED fixture. In that room you can see the fan blades on the floor fan “wagon wheeling” from the strobe of the LED light. If I h...
by Bentworker
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Screw drivers @#!$!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1887

Re: Screw drivers @#!$!!

Wiha also makes a line of screwchisels with the steel caps, like Wera. My only gripe with that type is that they are really heavy and provide absolutely no isolation against accidental electrical contact. But they are pretty awesome screwchisels. IMHO Wiha is the best value. If you watch their websi...
by Bentworker
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Face plate options?
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Face plate options?

I had to break out the face plate to turn down a transmission part yesterday. It is a clutch apply plate. I was lazy and tried to do it in a three jaw, but ended up with about .006” difference in thickness, so I clamped it to the front of my face plate and made a second cut. Got the difference down ...
by Bentworker
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Corrosion between dissimilar metals
Replies: 14
Views: 1690

Re: Corrosion between dissimilar metals

The table explains why I had to cut aluminum seatposts out of titanium bicycle frames more than once.
by Bentworker
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simulated wood grain on metal?
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Re: Simulated wood grain on metal?

I’d try applying adheasive vinyl to a chunk of aluminum then cutting out a wood grain pattern. Maybe use some sort of chemical (read Drano) etching. Could probably soften the look after peeling the vinyl with a brush, or possibly do the entire process with a brush, or maybe soaked fine threads laid ...