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    Critique Request: A 'file card" is shown at around 3.32 ...

    A 'file card" is shown at around 3.32

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOR2UwZRBws

    And again at around 4.54

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3Glnnby0d0


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    Critique Request: Danae, one of the points about the file card...

    Danae, one of the points about the file card story - was that you need one - if you do not already have one.

    Not just for cleaning files, but drill bits and burs too...

    You will wear out your...
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    Critique Request: Which reminds of the time that we had just hired...

    Which reminds of the time that we had just hired a new bench jeweler... and she claimed that she was very experienced.

    I was working on a different bench, so I asked her to go over to my bench and...
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    All in a days work...

    Listened to this one at the bench yesterday - almost all day... and I got it done!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCO95esUzBw

    What do ya'all listen to on a day like that?


    Brian
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    Critique Request: Dunno quite how to explain the pressure thing... ...

    Dunno quite how to explain the pressure thing...


    First you've got to get the speed right. Run it full tilt boogie and you'll overheat and burn the burn the drill tip. Gets soft and useless.
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  6. JJ, any reasonable length should work fine in...

    JJ, any reasonable length should work fine in post style fixtures.

    You may wind up grinding the nose of the holder if too short and allowing more than an inch and a half or so may cause some flex...
  7. Yep, using an extension with a template will...

    Yep, using an extension with a template will interfere with with the length that the graver needs to protrude in order to get the angles right...

    But an extension WILL work fine if you are using a...
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    Critique Request: A couple more things... is your center punch...

    A couple more things... is your center punch really centered and the correct depth? Are you using the right amount of downward pressure and is your hand braced or up in the air?

    Remember that...
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    Critique Request: It is an old drill bit or new? Have you looked at...

    It is an old drill bit or new? Have you looked at the point under the scope? Is the point centered? Is the drill dull? Are you using a lube/wax?

    There is a certain mount of "walking" caused simply...
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    Question: There are extension collets available from either...

    There are extension collets available from either GRS or Lindsay... I believe they will give you an extra 1".


    Brian
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    Critique Request: Maybe? Only way to find out is to try it. They...

    Maybe? Only way to find out is to try it. They constantly run outta fuel at inopportune moments though...


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    Critique Request: Well, I'd suggest you label or use a different...

    Well, I'd suggest you label or use a different colored cup for your tea than the pickle... though if you taste the citric once, you may figure it out real quick?


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    Critique Request: Roger, over here you can buy an adapter and...

    Roger, over here you can buy an adapter and refill them off one of the big refillable propane tanks we use for barbecues and space heaters.

    Propane works just as well as butane in most little...
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    Critique Request: Oh yeah, the butane canisters from the restaurant...

    Oh yeah, the butane canisters from the restaurant supply... those come in a case of 6. They use them for various catering food warmers and things like fondue pots. (Haven't seen anyone use one of...
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    Critique Request: The torch that Julia mentioned is like the...

    The torch that Julia mentioned is like the refillable little orange one you kept hiding from me... the one I used to preheat the element in the propane heater with...

    They are under $10 over here....
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    Critique Request: Or one of those simple cup warmers... you should...

    Or one of those simple cup warmers... you should have noticed them on my soldering bench? For small parts you don't need much more than a cup of liquid and a warmer.

    The advantage to the coffee...
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    Critique Request: Yeah - well "meth" is a wee bit too close (and...

    Yeah - well "meth" is a wee bit too close (and too common) to something else entirely, over here... may be part of the reason we cal it what we do?

    As is the innocent expression using "What's the...
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    Sorry... That contact info is current. Thanks...

    Sorry...

    That contact info is current. Thanks Will.

    Been involved in settling an estate here of late, but finished now.

    Will go clear some space in the message box after dinner...


    Brian
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    Critique Request: In Mexico you can buy 100% drinkable alcohol at...

    In Mexico you can buy 100% drinkable alcohol at any Farmacia.

    Here we use "denatured" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denatured_alcohol - available in pharmacies and most grocery & hardware/paint...
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    Sorry, was swamped 2 days, will take care of it...

    Sorry, was swamped 2 days, will take care of it after the chores this evening...

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