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    Pictures have vanished, but you might be able to...

    Pictures have vanished, but you might be able to understand the description.

    http://www.woodworkforums.com/f88/router-compass-50372?highlight=router+compass

    I found the pictures on another...
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    Me too.

    Me too.
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    I had a similar issue with swapping tailstocks...

    I had a similar issue with swapping tailstocks between lathes (don't ask). Instead of gluing the shim material to the base, just make it slightly longer than the tailstock and bend up each end.
    ...
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    Pipe threads are tapered, but I've never seen...

    Pipe threads are tapered, but I've never seen them used for thumbscrews. The sizes you tried might correspond to nominal pipe size of 1/16, with an OD of 5/16 inch and 27tpi. With those...
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    Instead of mounting directly on the bench, I...

    Instead of mounting directly on the bench, I recommend setting it on some short blocks to provide access to the nuts on the banjo and the tailstock. They occasionally need adjustment to a better...
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    I just Googled [black white reversal jpeg] and...

    I just Googled [black white reversal jpeg] and found this: https://pinetools.com/invert-image-colors

    The menu on the left side of the page has a lot of other manipulations.

    Cheers,
    Joe
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    What he said. Use a 30-minute epoxy to provide...

    What he said. Use a 30-minute epoxy to provide sufficient working time. "Clamp" with stout rubber bands made from bicycle inner tubes.

    Cheers,
    Joe
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    They also seem too crisp to be in the castings....

    They also seem too crisp to be in the castings. And cast-in marks are usually raised, not incised, because sand is too crumbly to stand away from the cavity in the mold under the flow of molten...
  9. It might be simpler to piggy-back some of the...

    It might be simpler to piggy-back some of the existing screws with standoffs and longer screws. You appear to have three assembly screws in the handle and another directly below the motor. Together,...
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    Plus one for the masking tape. This trick also...

    Plus one for the masking tape. This trick also works well for "temporary" spray glue for pattern attachment, which is otherwise a PITA to remove.

    Cheers,
    Joe
  11. The stiffeners will work better in a diamond...

    The stiffeners will work better in a diamond pattern. That's how it's done in steel.

    See Blodgett, "Design of Weldments."

    Cheers,
    Joe
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    Mount a trim router aligned on the diagonal of a...

    Mount a trim router aligned on the diagonal of a squarish angle frame, the frame to ride along the inside corner.

    Use a ball-end router bit.

    Add waste blocks at each end of the height - limited...
  13. I'd photograph every step of the disassembly, to...

    I'd photograph every step of the disassembly, to assist in the reverse. The file number and date can keep them in sequence, but easier to identify with a digital timer in the view. I'd leave the...
  14. Can't help with the pics, but to restore...

    Can't help with the pics, but to restore paragraphs, force a blank line (or two) between paragraphs. It has negligible impact on file size, and makes for easier viewing.

    Cheers,
    Joe
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    Unless the holes are huge, I'd attach fender...

    Unless the holes are huge, I'd attach fender washers to the metal roof with large sheet-metal (self-tapping) screws, in addition to the sikaflex. The timber would be irrelevant, but could still be...
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    And in patternmaking, the scales are distorted to...

    And in patternmaking, the scales are distorted to allow for cooling shrinkage of the casting. Different scales for different metals, too.

    Cheers,
    Joe
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    The only wrinkle seems to be the need for the...

    The only wrinkle seems to be the need for the hole depth to be less than the length of the handle.

    Consider using an over-length blank, with the hole full length and your faceplate contraption for...
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    I've seen only one two-belt system, and IIRC both...

    I've seen only one two-belt system, and IIRC both belts were self-tensioning. I'd adjust the lower belt to the same flex as its partner.

    Cheers,
    Joe
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    The Reeves drive is pretty much self-tensioning....

    The Reeves drive is pretty much self-tensioning. It's likely the pulleys are sticking on the shafts. The 'big clean' will probably fix it.

    Cheers,
    Joe
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    I have a Chinese clone of a Vicmarc chuck. Its...

    I have a Chinese clone of a Vicmarc chuck. Its pin jaws have a minimum grip of 5mm.

    Food for thought.

    Cheers,
    Joe
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    The tommy bar looks short enough to allow...

    The tommy bar looks short enough to allow affixing it to the thread bar with hot-melt glue at its midpoint. It should then clear the bench and not flop around. I'd apply a masking tape shell first to...
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    I've found I can shave an edge to a whisker...

    I've found I can shave an edge to a whisker amount by passing the workpiece back to front. The workpiece rides on the flat part of the blade, and only the blade's set does the final cutting. Works on...
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    Did anyone else notice that both had join dates...

    Did anyone else notice that both had join dates several years ago, and had only now made their first posts?

    Weird.

    Cheers,
    Joe
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    If you can match the swing only, the part that...

    If you can match the swing only, the part that fits between the ways can be modified:
    If too large, grind to fit;
    if too small, build up with J-B Weld and sand to fit.

    Cheers,
    Joe
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    A co-worker once received a letter, about 10...

    A co-worker once received a letter, about 10 years past its postmark, with an imprint stating, "Found in equipment thought to be empty." Apparently, this happens often enough to justify making a...
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    Nai84 recently posted, so he's still active. ...

    Nai84 recently posted, so he's still active.

    Send him a PM, requesting a picture.

    I re-posted one of my "orphans" that way a while back.

    Cheers,
    Joe
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    An update to the Franco-Irish war of 2008.

    An update to the Franco-Irish war of 2008.
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    The vinegar and steel wool treatment is typically...

    The vinegar and steel wool treatment is typically used for ebonizing. I'm not familiar with the methods.

    If you want silver, an appropriate product might be "Rub-n-Buf." It's a very soft wax with...
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    The grid is 24ft x 32ft. Metric dimension would...

    The grid is 24ft x 32ft. Metric dimension would be 7.315m x 9.75m.
    If you use an approximate value of 3ft per m (i.e. every 3 grid lines), you would get 8m x 10.67m - slightly larger than the grid....
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    Obituary here:...

    Obituary here: https://apopkatimes.com/stories/511445702-obituary-paul-anthony-riccelli
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    That's the very definition of a patternmaker's...

    That's the very definition of a patternmaker's lathe.

    Cheers,
    Joe
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    Anchorseal is a usual product in the States; an...

    Anchorseal is a usual product in the States; an emulsion of 50% wax and 50% water, water cleanup.

    Surplus latex paint takes many applications over time, also water cleanup; cheapest option though....
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    Even worse when it's done deliberately (+/-):...

    Even worse when it's done deliberately (+/-): Backing a car with boat trailer too far down the ramp into a waterway. Somewhere near Seattle, around 1980.

    Cheers,
    Joe
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    In lieu of casters, I forget what they're called,...

    In lieu of casters, I forget what they're called, but there are really slippery pads used for moving furniture. Probably teflon or such on the bottom, in various sizes, and about 10-15mm thick, so...
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    I doubt you could safely hold it on a tilted...

    I doubt you could safely hold it on a tilted bandsaw table, and get a reasonably flat surface.

    Although it would be time consuming, I'd make a narrow 15mm high shim with a 6-degree bevel and...
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    A similar problem came up on the AAW forum...

    A similar problem came up on the AAW forum recently. The culprit was considered to be moisture in the timber, brought to boiling by the heat of curing the resin. The preferred solution was to bake or...
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    Pentel leads are 0.3mm, 0.5mm, 0.7mm, and 0.9mm,...

    Pentel leads are 0.3mm, 0.5mm, 0.7mm, and 0.9mm, gripped in a 3-jaw collet.

    Try the 0.5mm.

    Cheers,
    Joe
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    The threaded gizmo is new to me, but they look a...

    The threaded gizmo is new to me, but they look a lot like shoring clamps, used in pairs to connect two overlapping timbers to prop construction work. Google [shoring clamps].

    Cheers,
    Joe
  39. I'm a structural engineer (bridges mostly), and...

    I'm a structural engineer (bridges mostly), and this sounds like a terrible idea because the new slab is larger than the existing. Mesh alone won't provide the needed reinforcing for bending across...
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    A similar issue came up several years ago. It...

    A similar issue came up several years ago. It seems the software's search function can't handle "words" less than four letters long. As suggested, use a longer search string.

    Cheers,
    Joe
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    I installed two pulleys on my garage ceiling,...

    I installed two pulleys on my garage ceiling, with a pair of ropes to a wall-mounted cleat via a second set of pulleys. I attached permanent weights at the hooks to lower them for loading the ladder....
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    Blast it with a torch or heat gun for a while....

    Blast it with a torch or heat gun for a while. Many thread lockers give up the ghost that way. Then use the easy-out.

    Cheers,
    Joe
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    Confirmed. But why is this in the Jokes forum?

    Confirmed. But why is this in the Jokes forum?
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    For under $5, I doubt they could withstand very...

    For under $5, I doubt they could withstand very much stomping. And, as said, easy to lose in shavings.

    I paid much more for both types: push-on/push-off; and momentary (i.e. "deadman")....
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    In some cultures, having a bird crap on your head...

    In some cultures, having a bird crap on your head is considered good fortune. God knows why.

    Cheers,
    Joe
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    That's Brendan's access to his channel. This...

    That's Brendan's access to his channel.

    This works better for the rest of us:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVQWy2XyNOc

    Cheers,
    Joe
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    Also a nice toy for adults without disabilities....

    Also a nice toy for adults without disabilities.

    Cheers,
    Joe
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    Weight is your friend. My lathe, otherwise light,...

    Weight is your friend. My lathe, otherwise light, is on non-locking casters; but I added over 100 lbs. of railroad spikes to the bottom shelf. It's actually hard to move.

    Cheers,
    Joe
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    Most of the "solutions" are proposed by people...

    Most of the "solutions" are proposed by people who don't know what it feels like to be a target.
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    A Night at the Opera

    A family took their young son to the opera. They were seated in the middle of the second row.

    "DADDY! Why is that man hitting the lady with a stick?"

    "Hush. He's not hitting her with a stick....
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