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Woodturning
So I noticed at least one person in here who mentioned turning wood, so I thought I'd throw this out there...
I recently purchased a wood lathe from Harbor Freight (#34706), and I've been dabblin...

Started 04/29/07 at 17:00:52 by suraklyn
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By: suraklyn
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changing rear wheel
I'm thinking about having another go at modding a rear mudguard. Has anyone tried fitting a sprung hinge? My last version involved having it detach just infont of the rear light mount. I attached it u...

Started 04/18/07 at 19:30:38 by thrang (Ex Member)
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By: Semper Gumby
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Milling machine is fun!
Class this week started us on the vertical mill!!!  Grin  Man, I gotta get me one of them things

Started 04/05/07 at 20:55:40 by Justin B.
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By: MrRiden
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Calling all metal lathe experts...
I just augmented my backyard "dawg-house" with a Harbor Freight 9x20 metal lathe.  I think my first "real" project will be to make a wheel balancer.  But, I first have to figure out what I'm doing wit...

Started 11/14/06 at 18:31:08 by Justin B.
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By: Beemer Lee - Ex Member
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Ultra-Sonic Cleaners
Just took possession of an ultra-sonic cleaner, bought it primarily to clean mechanical clock movements, as I dabble in amateur repair of these mechanical nightmares ! I can see some applications in m...

Started 02/20/07 at 16:33:23 by Bob_Roller
14 1180 Last Post 03/06/07 at 09:31:58
By: Semper Gumby
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Precision measurement instruments
I'd like to give my preliminary impressions of the digital calipers that Harbor Freight has on sale right now.  The 6" is on sale for $15.95, and in my opinion is a great deal.  Grin I have had one of t...

Started 12/29/06 at 17:45:46 by Justin B.
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By: Justin B.
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Making brackets and other gizmos...
I had put a set of Krauser K2 bags on my '81 R100 last fall and, as usual with Krauser's universal type mounts, the upper mounting bracket left much to be desired in the strength and rigidity departme...

Started 12/24/06 at 11:18:15 by Justin B.
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By: Justin B.
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