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Old 27th April 2015, 16:59   #991
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The HSS bit I had used was a 10 mm bit and the tip got severely hot. I stopped before the tip deformed. What cutting fluid could we possibly use? Water?
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Old 27th April 2015, 17:55   #992
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For lubricant you can use at home- light machine oil mixed with some dishwasher liquid which becomes emulsion.
Basically speed should be slow and lubricant is required so that the heat is controlled. If not, then the steel will work harden and it will be all the more difficult.
You could use a file as suggested but it will take time. A Dremel will do the work faster.

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Guys any idea if I can replace the chuck of my current hammer drill with one that comes with a torque limiter or slipping clutch? Is there a way to do it and where can I get a chuck like the ones that come on the cordless guns?

I currently own two hammer drills out of which I want to convert one to the above setup so that I can use it to loosen and tighten nuts, bolts and screws. I am doing it now too but I want the torque to be limited so that the thread isnt damaged due to excess torque. Though I am using it carefully now at a very slow speed, I dont want to create more harm than good.
You do get drill chuck attachments with clutch (DEWALTS) but difficult to source here. You might have to import it.

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Old 27th April 2015, 18:45   #993
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This should help.
I had forgotten about cooling.

Of course, at a factory workbench there was a stream of cutting oil (probably the mix that guy was talking about) on the work, mostly for cooling. I came to love the smell of that stuff! But it's dangerous: carcinogenic in a way that is bad for guys who might want to have children!

I was doing that stuff back in about 1973, so I have forgotten a lot. In more recent years, as a hobby jeweller, I drilled silver, but that is softy softy stuff.

What I would never do, is to try to drill that piece of steel in the video without firmly clamping it. Nobody needs that thing whizzing around on their drill bit, not even for the amount of time it takes to remove finger from switch, and nobody needs it flying off.

Apart from that, the guy amply demonstrates that it is all perfectly possible.

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Old 27th April 2015, 19:36   #994
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Araldite seemed to work until disaster stuck in the form of regular service. I got the car back minus the broken piece. The SA first said he will glue the center console shut permanently but after I stood my ground, he promised me a replacment or alternative. I don't have high hopes and think I'll have to fabricate the part myself. Here is the pic after the araldite fix.
Quick setting Araldite is not that good compared to the old one. Plastic can be glued using Chloroform as well ( Industrial Chloroform can be purchased from some kind of Hardware shops ) . Chloroform can loosen plastic to a sticky paste and this can harden back to plastic again after some time. You get a plastic to plastic joint in this case.

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That looks like a glue job that really ought to have worked! There is plenty of surface area, and the surfaces were probably (should have been) slightly rough.

Is the broken piece permanently lost now, or can you have another go?
I was happy with the fix but nothing escapes the monkeys at the A.S.S. The piece is lost, only hope is finding a replacement from a donor car or fabricate something.

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HI Jaguar, Sorry to hear about that. But I am clueless about which part of the car it is. Could you please post a picture of the entire part from a little distance?
That is the underside of the center arm rest lid. The latch mechanism is broken.
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As I posted a few days ago, I recently acquired a drill set (Bosch's GSB 13 RE) and have been drilling holes and hanging all sorts of stuff all around the house.

I love it and wanted a little guidance on where does a newbie DIY-er head to for small home improvement DIY ideas, especially I've become a fan of wooden and glass frameless shelfs after seeing how neat they look. Any pointers, forums?

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I love it and wanted a little guidance on where does a newbie DIY-er head to for small home improvement DIY ideas, especially I've become a fan of wooden and glass frameless shelfs after seeing how neat they look. Any pointers, forums?
Been there done that
I suggest you stay away from glass frameless shelfs. Their mounts are usually not strong enough to support the weight we tend to use on them. I purchased a good brand online for all my bathroom stands in glass and within 3 months only 2 stands are standing at a tilt out of 6 that I installed. I tend to do everything DIY except car service/repair and do frustrate myself very often in the process of learning... but the satisfaction is sweet
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So I had to move the clothes rack in my shop up front which blocked the bigger power socket (life line for all my charging needs). Since the desk where my wife sits is now about 2 or 2.5 meters away from the power socket I wanted to setup a couple of power sockets near to the desk.

A quick option was to get a belkin extension cord but the short length of extension cord wouldn't make it work. Since this is the DIY thread, I wanted to know how to setup a couple of power sockets near to the desk. I'm a total newbie so don't even know where to begin from, any help would be appreciated.
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A quick option was to get a belkin extension cord but the short length of extension cord wouldn't make it work. Since this is the DIY thread, I wanted to know how to setup a couple of power sockets near to the desk. I'm a total newbie so don'tn even know where to begin from, any help would be appreciated.

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Get a switch box customised as per your needs and a wire as long as you need. The pic above shows my solution to a similar problem.
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Get a switch box customised as per your needs and a wire as long as you need. The pic above shows my solution to a similar problem.
Thanks, this helps a lot!

I'm always wary of using an under-spec cable by chance because our local electricians are always adopting shortcuts and I wouldn't want to start a fire in the shop because of something like this.

So question, how do I decide what specifications an electric cable should have? And same question for switches.

EDIT: Isn't a surge protector better because the custom made switches don't really act as surge protectors?

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EDIT: Isn't a surge protector better because the custom made switches don't really act as surge protectors?
I would recommend a surge protector. Get a Huntkey with individual switches. I have 2 of them in every room in my house and everything always goes through a huntkey. You can quasi permanent it using plastic ties etc so that it doesnt move.
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Thanks, this helps a lot!

I'm always wary of using an under-spec cable by chance because our local electricians are always adopting shortcuts and I wouldn't want to start a fire in the shop because of something like this.

So question, how do I decide what specifications an electric cable should have? And same question for switches.

EDIT: Isn't a surge protector better because the custom made switches don't really act as surge protectors?
A surge protector from a reputed company will do the job if its light duty load, Laptop, charger, lamp etc.

You can add a fuse/surge protection circuitry if you want.

My switchboard is connected to a home UPS so no extra protection needed. 1.5 Sq. mm wire used for loads upto 1200 watts (standard limits of 5amp household switches).

A more knowledgeable member may share details about fuses/surge protection.
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Came across this handy trick to install hooks
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Salvaged an empty plastic reel from one of the scrap bins at the workplace:

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This is the reel that comes with the consumable electrode fed into the GMAW machineís wire feed unit. Hard ABS plastic. Will use this for the electric extension box.

Will buy a couple of ball bearings (not sure if I can find one which would be a tight fit into the ID of the reelís central pipe), a suitable CPVC pipe and 5 nos. CPVC 90 deg. bends to make the stand for the reel. Something like this:

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Good luck with your build. Getting the sockets to fit that area may be problematic. I picked up a 30M one from MX for my pressure washer to be used in the garage for lack of a 15a plug point there.
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