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    Windpowered 16mm Camera Help

    You can get an idea by attaching a spring scale to the lever on the camera that must be actuated. The kind of scale where you hang something from a hook to weigh it. Then you'd multiply the ounces or pounds measured by 1/lever length to arrive at foot-pounds or foot-ounces required to move the...
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    Mystery Lathe Identification

    I forgot to mention, looks like babbit bearings, and I don't have the flatbelt cone pulley that apparently was on the spindle. I thought it would be kinda cool to turn a triple pulley for modern round belt. Cady, Wilkinson, Wright, Ames Chicopee, and a plain Baldwin all seem slightly related to...
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    Windpowered 16mm Camera Help

    A wind turbine is very challenging to do, beware. There are few things more scary than a small wind turbine in high wind, because the rotor tips will be going stupid fast, they can actually approach the speed of sound in some cases! You will need to build in reliable furling ability. I like...
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    Mystery Lathe Identification

    I see so many related discussions on here that I’m hopeful someone will recognize this old beauty. I saved it from going straight into a dumpster after it was left behind after an auction in Stratford CT about 2015. Something about it sparked an interest in old lathes that has stayed with me...
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    Way OT - Bidet attachments for standard toilets ....

    Clearly, what we need now, is CAD drawings so we can make our own! And maybe some vendors for good stainless and bronze stock!
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    Russian machining...

    The lessons have panned out to this, and it's grim: Americans and most in the West so abhor war now that they barely want to fight to protect liberty- that's why Ukraine is largely twisting in the wind. The Chinese govt, I'm willing to bet, won't bat an eye at expending 10 million men to win...
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    Russian machining...

    The thing about the Russians is they keep almost matching us, but on 1/10th or 1/15th the budget. That ought to give people pause. They sometimes execute pretty efficiently, focusing on the central goal and they skip the human resources wing of the effort, and they don't bother with building 14...
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    Mill Master milling machine?

    I think I was typing with the TV and the old lady all making noise... I was distracted. Hope I didn't mislead anyone. It's a 'Midway Millmaster 501'. Mine has the year 1947 scrawled on the inside of the door, it's just written in grease pen. These machines are pretty basic, mostly used for...
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    2AM tool holders and collets: who wants them?

    Hi Alberic, I too have half a dozen lathes, but one B.C. Ames No. 3, (#2314, 5/8ths capacity spindle) which is my favorite. I got it very incomplete, for pocket change, $ 150. No tailstock, motor, nor cross slide or collets- I only have a 3 jaw chuck on a collet bar. What is your source for...
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    Mill Master milling machine?

    I have essentially identical machine I really hope you spot my reply- I'm months late after you posted, but just saw it and joined. I have turned the world upside down looking for info on my mill. It's basically a 'US Machines Millrite' according to the casting on the side, made in 'St. Paul...
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