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    Mill & Lathe

    Have been looking for a different mill for a while and had kind of gave up, thinking it would be a long time coming. I haven't picked it up yet but I found one on a guys ranch. He has sold his ranch and wanted to get rid of his mill and lathe as the new owner doesn't want them. ??? So I told him...
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    Safety Winners

    Hope anyone here isn't one of the winners. http://www.scribd.com/doc/5300347/Safety-at-work-awards Kenny
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    Physics

    This looks cool. I question the second and third tire rolling up the ramp. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFZWTR0ZNpE Kenny
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    Pictures in posts

    It seems we may have alot of pictures on the site with X. If you guys would be so kind, as you look at different posts, would you post here so we can figure out if its the whole site or just part of it. The links don't seem to be affected. Thanks, Kenny
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    Inspection scope

    Knowing that some folks here are in industries that require the use of bore scopes, I have a question. I broke mine that was several years old and would like to replace it with something more state of the art. The one I am looking at is a 679 Starrett. What I like about it is the ability to...
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    Stirling Engines

    Don't know if this has been posted before or if the gentleman that built these is a member here. I feel these engines are worth a look. They are interesting and very elegant. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KAaUTLQJPk Kenny
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    3D scanner

    Has anyone seen one of these scanners work? Of course Jay Leno likes it. If you watch the video from his shop they made a D valve for one of his steam engines. https://www.nextengine.com/indexSecure.htm Kenny
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    Hot Yellow Balls

    After getting new rollers for the hanger doors a few months ago I had time to replace them on the hardest moving side. Of course, the new rollers are much beefier than the ones that were on the door. Now that the door is up in place there was an edge of a bracket about a foot long that was...
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    Moving Machines

    Made a 200 mile round trip today to pick up a new (to me) little bench top mill that weighs in at #700. The guy told me over the phone no problem, he had an engine hoist and could roll it right up to my pickup. Sounded good to me. After pry baring the little wheels of the hoist over the man door...
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    Discovery Channel

    Thought this might be of intrest. There will be a machine shop show cased on the Discovery Channel tonight. Here is a link to explain what it is about. http://www.amtonline.com/article/article.jsp?siteSection=1&id=6552 Kenny
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    August 08

    I would like to nominate the Rotary Valve Engine built by 4156df for engine of the month. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiOldErjsoI Thanks Kenny
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    Too much safety

    It has been brought to my attention that we at HMEM are over pushing safety. To any members that think we are, I say Thank You for noticing. I am thrilled that the safety area is as active as it is and hope that it stays that way. I am interested in everyones thoughts about too much safety...
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    First Aid Kit

    What size of first aid kit is in your shops and is it easy to get to? Mine is mounted by the door and I keep an extra quart bottle of hydrogen peroxide on the shelf to flush out cuts. I also keep a bottle of water in case I get dust in my eyes so I can flush them out. Kenny
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    rotary Valve Engine

    This is what they look like. Back to the crankshafts. After cutting, drilling and pinning the disks, they were milled to look like more like a crankshaft.
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    Rotary Valve Engine

    After looking at the plans Rick posted I thought it would be a good engine to build. After all, it can be built in a weekend. ;D My goal is to use material and tools at hand. I started with making the crankshaft from round stock in the shop that had all ready been shown to machine poorly. The...
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    Drive Safe

    I know this is a little OT from shop safety. But be carefull over the holidays. It would be a shame if your brother-inlaw got your lathe and tools. Kenny
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    Here

    I just can't figure it out. Rather than have the long address when one posts a link, how do you change that to the word here or any other word? ??? Thanks, Kenny
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    Check this one out

    Any guess at what this will end up at. http://cgi.ebay.com/Model-live-steam-engine-A-Large-3-cylinder-beauty-WOW_W0QQitemZ130180570114QQihZ003QQcategoryZ2594QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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    Liquid Gun Blue

    The lable on the Birchwood Perma Blue says it will not blue stainless steel,aluminum or non-ferrous metals. Would anyone know why? I would like to use it on the engine I am doing. Thanks, Kenny
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    Hot Chips

    Just a reminder that when cutting steel, the chips coming off are still getting hotter as the are flying across the shop. Watch for smoke and fire.
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