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  • srutkowski commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Drill Press Drum Sander2 months ago
    Drill Press Drum Sander

    I've been using spindle/drum sanders on my drill press for many years. When using them, I always mount an auxiliary platform on the drill press table with a hole slightly larger than the drum I'm using. This allows me to use the full length of the drum.I also frequently clean the drum with a piece of crepe rubber. I got mine from a friend who owned a shoe repair shop (he gave me more than enough to last a lifetime), but you can buy cleaning sticks at Home Depot and other sources.

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  • srutkowski commented on Nematic!'s instructable How to Fix Broken Headphone Jack !9 months ago
    How to Fix Broken Headphone Jack !

    Many years ago (70's) I worked as a technician for Control Data Aerospace Division. Indoctrination included classroom instructions in soldering. Cleaning the coating off magnet wire by simply melting it when tinning the wire was one of the first things they taught us.

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  • srutkowski commented on DIY Hacks and How Tos's instructable DIY Capacitive Stylus1 year ago
    DIY Capacitive Stylus

    Perhaps somebody can answer this..Can a stylus lose its capacitive properties? I'm referring to the cheapie screen pens you find on Ebay.

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  • srutkowski commented on M3G's instructable Wrong Size Wrench? No Problem!1 year ago
    Wrong Size Wrench? No Problem!

    Mail buoys and sea bats.. I came across those aboard the Midway too. But that was 51 years ago and I'd forgotten all about them.Parachute Rigger, Helicopter Combat Support Squadron One (1962 - '66).

    If you're on Facebook, feel free to look me up.Steve Rutkowski Savage, MN

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  • srutkowski commented on M3G's instructable Wrong Size Wrench? No Problem!1 year ago
    Wrong Size Wrench? No Problem!

    photocopied s/b photoshopped.

    Nope.. not photocopied. I saw one of these at Menards yesterday, but due to the packaging I was only able to see one side of it.. the SAE side. The link I posted comes from Gempler.com

    I can die happy..http://m.gemplers.com/images/items/223436-lrg.jpg

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  • srutkowski commented on M3G's instructable Wrong Size Wrench? No Problem!1 year ago
    Wrong Size Wrench? No Problem!

    Wouldn't a wrench from Australia be upside-down here in the States? Does Sidchrome have an outlet in Canada where the metric Crescent wrenches would be right side up?

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  • srutkowski commented on M3G's instructable Wrong Size Wrench? No Problem!1 year ago
    Wrong Size Wrench? No Problem!

    I forgot to use <facetious> </facetious> tags..

    You won't have this problem if you use a Crescent wrench.. unless the bolt you're trying to loosen is metric. I can't seem to find a metric Crescent wrench anywhere.

    Couldn't you just use a left-handed Crescent wrench instead of flipping it?

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